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Old 08-08-2017, 07:05 AM
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I still have the stock seat belts and tell myself I'm going to replace them every annual. The stock seat belts loosen in turbulence.
Interesting. I too have the stock belts but have not had any issues with them loosening up at any time on their own.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:05 AM
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By the time you factor in the Oshkosh deal, the price is close to Crow(which are also nice). I ordered mine with the pad snap installed, then made my own soft pads. The hooker pads are more for race cars or acro planes. Not really suited for the stylish 10. I found that when they are new, they will chafe your neck a little if you're wearing a t shirt. Like in most planes. Which is why when I rented, I always flew in a collared shirt.
Plus, my wife got them for me for Christmas in the color she had already planned for the outside of the plane. That way I could honestly say, "my wife bought me hookers for Christmas"

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Old 08-08-2017, 11:53 AM
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By the time you factor in the Oshkosh deal, the price is close to Crow(which are also nice).
I asked about a discount at their booth at Oshkosh and was told there wasn't a show discount. Otherwise I might have ordered 4 discount hookers.
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:33 PM
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Default 4 vs 5 point belts

In your experience which belts are more comfortable for cross country? 4 point belts or 5 point belts.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:57 PM
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In your experience which belts are more comfortable for cross country? 4 point belts or 5 point belts.
Steve,

I assume you are asking about your RV-7A and not an RV-10. I flew my previous RV-8 for 1938 Tach hours with a 5-point harness and a ratchet seat belt (loved the ratchet seat belt BTW). When I bought my new RV-8, it had the Van's 4-point harness. I didn't like it at all. I replaced the 4-point harness with a Crow 5-point harness and like it a lot better. The 5-point is not uncomfortable at all for me. I do miss the ratchet though.

The 5-point feels more secure and the seat belt stays in place and doesn't ride up when you're jostled by turbulence.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:01 PM
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I like the five point because it keeps the lap belt in place.

Flew almost 6 hour roundtrip to FL with no problems-but I'm used to them from work anyway.

Sorry, I missed the request for pictures of install. Will try to post some tomorrow.

Here is the photo..



Real easy-- use AN4 bolt with large washer on top to retain buckle and another on underside to spread out the load.
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