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Old 04-26-2022, 11:28 AM
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Default Lemke vs Classic Aero vs Flightline

Can anyone shed some light on how some of these interior shops differ? I'm having a tough time figuring out what products are an apples to apples comparison in terms of quality and price. For example, Lemke seems to be cheaper than Classic Aero for most things, but I don't know if that's because they are more on par with Classic Aero's cheapest seats, panels, etc, or if they're simply less expensive. Same with Flightline interiors.

For Classic Aero seats, is there an appreciable difference (in the real, butt-in-seat world) between their seat lineup? There's a pretty significant difference in price!

As an aside - I assume that most people who go with custom interiors delete the Van's seats from the finishing kit, yeah? I thought I read somewhere that Van's wasn't as flexible with deletions anymore, but could be making that up.
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Old 04-26-2022, 01:27 PM
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Can anyone shed some light on how some of these interior shops differ? I'm having a tough time figuring out what products are an apples to apples comparison in terms of quality and price. For example, Lemke seems to be cheaper than Classic Aero for most things, but I don't know if that's because they are more on par with Classic Aero's cheapest seats, panels, etc, or if they're simply less expensive. Same with Flightline interiors.

For Classic Aero seats, is there an appreciable difference (in the real, butt-in-seat world) between their seat lineup? There's a pretty significant difference in price!

As an aside - I assume that most people who go with custom interiors delete the Van's seats from the finishing kit, yeah? I thought I read somewhere that Van's wasn't as flexible with deletions anymore, but could be making that up.
I can't speak of quality and comfort of other offerings other than Classic Aero but I can confirm that Classic Aero seats are absolutely top notch in quality and comfort. I know looks is rather subjective but for my taste I find the Classic Aero looks much nicer. Their customer service is also top notch and being a US company will be a plus should you ever need to have them services. I have had three sets of interior from them and obviously I was extremely happy that I kept going back to them.
In my RV7, I flew CA to GA and CA to Houston TX each all in one day and my butt did not complain a bit
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Old 04-26-2022, 01:36 PM
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I just got a pair of leather seats from Flightline to replace the leather seats from Flightline that the builder had put in 12 years ago. Those older seats are in great shape but I didnít care for the style (bench, no side bolsters). The new ones are of really great workmanship and Abby was great to work with.

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Old 04-26-2022, 02:17 PM
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Default Flightline Interior

Flightline did my interior back in 2006 and it still looks great today. Seats, full carpet and side panels.

Very happy with their service.
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Old 04-26-2022, 02:44 PM
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I think they all do good work and would add DJ (Cleaveland Tool) to the mix. I decided to go with Lemke due to the design and overall value package but none of them would be a mistake.
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Old 04-26-2022, 03:25 PM
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Put me down as another very satisfied customer of Abby at Flightline.
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Old 04-26-2022, 03:48 PM
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We have such wonderful options and choices for our interiors. My flying friendís Classic is really nice. I have Lemeke and it is really nice. From pictures, a VAF member and reputation is all I had for a preview. 1992 RV6A, and it fits like a glove. The product is of renowned German quality. BMW, PORSCHE, MB leather catalog. Its a great product at a great price.

I did not get the carpet, I rolled my own, using indoor outdoor carpet, no binding needed.
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Old 04-26-2022, 05:52 PM
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I put another vote for Abby.

She did my seats in the 7, and her quality and workmanship is outstanding.
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Old 04-26-2022, 06:01 PM
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Reply to the OP...seats (cushions) are not part of the finish (or any) kit.

I've bought Oregon Aero cores in the past and had them custom upholstered.

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Old 04-27-2022, 12:09 AM
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Hi
I have a Lemke interior in my 6A, the quality is outstanding and Robert was great to deal with. The only mistake I made was not to take in to account how much thicker the seat base and backs are compared to standard Vans foams .
10 out of 10 canít fault them
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