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Old 11-05-2018, 01:40 PM
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Default Anti-Splat-Aero Easy Exit Bar

I saw that Anti-Splat had introduced a new product, the "Easy Exit Bar" for 6,7 &9 "A" model planes. It mounts between the main landing gear weldments and provides a place to push against with your feet getting in or out of the plane. As 70 is at my "six", getting out of my plane was becoming more difficult and puts a real strain on the shoulders. So, I thought I would give it a try and return it if I found it not up to my expectations. After mounting and using it, you couldn't get me to take it out. It really works, making both ingress and egress much easier and your shoulders and carpets no longer take the beating.

Installation really takes less than 10 minutes, most of which is collecting the right wrenches and getting in the airplane. It is well engineered and built, obviously a lot of work went into getting all the angles just right. Once installed it is remarkably firm and steady.

I am writing this review only because I thing other senior captains would find this product helpful. I paid full price plus shipping, and have no connection to Anit-Splat, I just found this a very useful product and will recommend it to my friends that may fit the right pilot demographics.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:55 PM
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Mel, It does look like a great product...

What is the finish on it? Is it steel of aluminum?
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:13 PM
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I believe it is an aluminum bar.

Another question for the OP:

Do you have a fuel pump and filter in front of your fuel selector valve? The pictures on the AS site do not show one and it appears to cross where the pump/filter housing sits in my -7A.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:15 PM
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It is aluminum and very light. I was concerned about its strength, but it doesnít flex at all with my 200 lbs.

No, I donít have a fuel filter in the center channel, I like to put separate filters under the wing root fairings. The bar sits about 2.5 inches above the top of the floor stringers so you would have to measure and see if it would clear your filter hump.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:21 PM
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Allan may be able to curve the bar for folks with fuel injected.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:48 PM
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Talking Easy Exit Bar!!!

....Thought perhaps I could answer a couple of questions in advance, and
possibly save some time. The bar is 6061-T6 1.00"X .125" wall Tube, with
no surface treatment. With our prototypes we tried powder coating, Anodizing,
epoxy paint with hardener, and step surface coating. All of the above were
very disappointing to say the least and really didn't hold up under use. They
all scratched up, came off and looked very bad with very little use! The only
thing that really looked nice was the untreated ones, and they stayed that
way. The bar is approximately three inches above the floor and does clear
the fuel pump box on some aircraft, though we did get one report where it
did not clear. if we see more of these we will make some to address this.
so far we have had overwhelmingly positive reports back, and it looks like
we may have a winner here. Thank you all who have and are giving this
new product a shot. Thanks, Allan..
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:14 AM
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It's a winner for me. Installed mine last week. Took 10 mins because I took my time. I have an older neighbor who has a hard time getting out of my plane. He always toasts the carpet on the way out. This was a great idea. Another winner Alan.

Also I just had Antisplat do bearing mods on all my wheels. The plane rolls so smooth, I think I'm going to need stronger brakes . Serious, I am blown away by the wheel bearing mod. No more packing bearings for me!!
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:07 PM
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Default Exit Bar

Hey Allan, what about those of us who have covers over the gear leg brackets, like those from Classic Aero Design? Could they be slotted for clearance or would they have to be removed?
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug Rohrer View Post
Hey Allan, what about those of us who have covers over the gear leg brackets, like those from Classic Aero Design? Could they be slotted for clearance or would they have to be removed?
Ö We have had a few guys with this combination order the Easy Exit Bar and
do the installation. We have not done it ourselves so no experience to draw
from or comment about. Perhaps one of them could chime in or leave a photo
here for others. Thanks, Allan...
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:06 PM
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Default It,s REALLY an easy exit bar..

Just installed the Antisplat easy exit bar in our RV 9A. Installs as advertised. I am 76 years old and had a complete shoulder replacement 8 weeks ago, I was a little concerned about getting out of the plane with a still tender and weak shoulder. It works like a champ, didnít need to push with my compromised shoulder. Thank you Allan for making it possible for this old man to get back in the air.
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