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Cool seat covers?

Post by Boatguy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:05 pm

As we all know the cockpit of a DA40/42 can be a very warm place. Even with an OAT of 0˚C, if the sun is shining, the cockpit is warm. My wife is suggesting sheepskin seat covers to reduce the heat and perspiration of sitting on the leather seats in summer.

Does anyone have experience with any kind of seat covers and PIREPs on whether they helped in summer, in winter, etc?

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Re: Cool seat covers?

Post by AndrewM » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:29 pm

Russ, the sheepskin covers work really well, and I would absolutely recommend them. There is no doubt in my mind they are better in both the summer and winter.
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Re: Cool seat covers?

Post by cptndavid » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:01 pm

go for it , sheep skins are comfortable year round. you can sometimes find them on E bay. They are washable follow label instructions. I have used them on every airplane I have owned. You can get them new from Aero Sheep. around $600.00 a pair. They are great in the auto also.
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Re: Cool seat covers?

Post by CFIDave » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm

Had sheepskins on my seats when I owned a DA40 for 4 years. Kept us warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer -- and made the seat cushions more comfortable year round. Sheepskins will also make it easier to get a good price for your plane if/when you decide to sell it, since the leather seats will show less wear and tear. Highly recommended.

FWIW, we just added sheepskins to our DA62.
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Re: Cool seat covers?

Post by ultraturtle » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:29 am

CFIDave wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm
.....we just added sheepskins to our DA62.
Dave, If you ordered from AeroSheep, could you tell us what color was a reasonable match to your tan leather trim? Maybe Ivory?
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Re: Cool seat covers?

Post by Boatguy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:54 am

Thank you everyone. Is Aero Sheep the best source?
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Re: Cool seat covers?

Post by jb642DA » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:04 pm

I bought my covers from Aero Sheep.....fit well and good color selections! Very happy with them.

Ultraturtle - Give them a call and they will send you a package of color samples - 1-800-635-4113
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Re: Cool seat covers?

Post by CFIDave » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm

ultraturtle wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:29 am
CFIDave wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:25 pm
.....we just added sheepskins to our DA62.
Dave, If you ordered from AeroSheep, could you tell us what color was a reasonable match to your tan leather trim? Maybe Ivory?
AeroSheep sent me 5 sample colors, and I recall that Tan proved to be a perfect match for the beige/tan leather interior of our DA62. (If you can wait until this weekend when I get out to the hangar, I can check to be sure.)
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