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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:46 pm 
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Spent some time making bucket seat for the passenger side of the Mathildeux.
Driver's one next...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:51 pm 
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More padding, or less? :)

duncan grimmond wrote:
Spent some time making bucket seat for the passenger side of the Mathildeux.
Driver's one next...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:10 pm 
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First test drive (around garden) today, great fun, still on target for summer.
Many thanks to all who have helped with advice so far.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:35 pm 
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And so the fun begins :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:44 pm 
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Driver's seat done, more or less padding remains to be seen...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:06 pm 
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Your in a league of your own Duncan :D
Me I'm having to improvise it's critical for my back to get the seat the right angle I think I've got the back right now and to sort the front base angle to make it easier to alter I've temporarily but a hinge in but till I get the new V5 I carnt try it on the road


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:16 pm 
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I also have a back to consider! Pembletons can be crippling over long journeys.

I've found an angle of 95-100* in the fold of the seat and then tip it backwards about 10-15* with a cushion under the thighs seems to work. It's a bit more tricky with a bench seat though, I prefer separate seats so the the " clash of shoulders" is minimised. It's also easier to tune your seating positions.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:44 am 
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Using a full width seat back, I needed to both have an amount of rake adjustment and to have substantial support for the seat back to bear against. My seat back hinges are a "knee-link" arrangement which allows the seat back to be lifted out of the abutment channel on the floor, then fold flat to the seat base to make loading luggage easier.

The seat back bears against a kidney-shaped piece of marine 7 ply, which has 2 captive coach bolts fixed through the plate at the top of the upright. I have about 50mm of adjustment, which is plenty, given that like Duncan I have short legs, so to operate the pedals fully, the base of my seat back is 100mm forward from the point suggested in the build manual. The kidney shaped board is padded, covered in the same synthetic canvas used to trim the cockpit and has the same velcro as the seat base, to "hold" the seat back.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Please find attached photo of my seat hinges, pivot from seatbelt mount on shouldered washers, might be of help.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:45 pm 
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duncan grimmond wrote:
Driver's seat done, more or less padding remains to be seen...


Those looks superb Duncan, eminently marketable.......

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