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Old 01-11-2019, 09:11 AM
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Except that it's already drilled for AN3, so you'd have to replace the supplied bolts with AN4 and drill both the latch block and the seat to match. Frankly, I don't see the need. I swapped my latch locations to place them inboard and made the bevel in the nylon channel. From the opposite seat it is easy to lift the latch and remove the seat. The extensions would just make it easier, but I chose not to add them. For solo removal, so you have both hands free, make a spacer from some aluminum tube, cut one side out so the profile looking down the tube is a 'C' and slip it under the raised latch handle.
Yes I switched to AN4 bolts. I forgot to mention that. I think my seats are to close to my center console for switching sides. Good tip for the spacer though. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:58 AM
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Modify the seat rail HDPE inserts as detailed in numerous places in the VAF -10 forum.

Make the slide stop more easily removable by replacing the nuts under the rail with plate nuts in the under-seat pan that covers the spar. Easy to remove the stop with a socket and ratchet extension. IIRC, this involved a switch from structural flat head screws to bolts for mounting the seat stop. Could use either, I suppose.

Fab a clone of the commercially-available seat adjuster handle to replace the T-handle. Wasn't hard to do without ever having seen one, as the principle is very straightforward. Was even able to repurpose the no-count hex stock main axle extensions into handles. This is mostly 1/2" x 1/2" bar stock from ACS hollowed out by multiple passes on a table saw. Many aluminum, much shavings This change added 8.5 oz over the two T-handles it replaced.

Result - seats out in about 60 seconds each, most of which is removing the seat stop bolts.


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Old 01-12-2019, 11:02 PM
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I appreciate all of the responses to my question about making it easier to remove the seats. I looked at them all and was planning to put nut plates on the latches like has been suggested when "Electrogunner" made the best and easiest suggestion of all................just tap the four holes in each latch! ****, why didn't I think of that????????? No drilling holes for nut plates and no ugly nut plates showing on the side of the latches. After I read his suggestion I went to the airport with a really nice Tap and Die set and a large index of drill bits. The 1/4-20 looked perfect and it was. In a matter of a few minutes, after I had the seat out of the aircraft, I had tapped the four holes with deep clean threads and I re-installed the seat in about five minutes. With the success for the first seat I did the second one in record time and now have a pair of seats that looks good, the bolts are flush with the seat latch, they work great and it takes me just a couple of minutes to put in or remove the seats!!! I am a happy camper, thank you all for your suggestions.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:47 AM
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Pretty sure I understand what you did but would appreciate a pic.

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I appreciate all of the responses to my question about making it easier to remove the seats. I looked at them all and was planning to put nut plates on the latches like has been suggested when "Electrogunner" made the best and easiest suggestion of all................just tap the four holes in each latch! ****, why didn't I think of that????????? No drilling holes for nut plates and no ugly nut plates showing on the side of the latches. After I read his suggestion I went to the airport with a really nice Tap and Die set and a large index of drill bits. The 1/4-20 looked perfect and it was. In a matter of a few minutes, after I had the seat out of the aircraft, I had tapped the four holes with deep clean threads and I re-installed the seat in about five minutes. With the success for the first seat I did the second one in record time and now have a pair of seats that looks good, the bolts are flush with the seat latch, they work great and it takes me just a couple of minutes to put in or remove the seats!!! I am a happy camper, thank you all for your suggestions.
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