Do you have a single control yoke in your
Beechcraft and does it really hack you off when the copilot seat is tilted
forward and it crashes into your mega dollar avionics stack?
Well here's a solution from Beechcraft maven
and parts guy, Kevin O.
The first picture shows frame without fix--note--the bolt that
the upper frame rotates on is also the bolt that attaches the seat belt to the
Second picture shows part made from U shaped channel
(aluminum)--attached to frame by using a longer bolt to go through seat
frame--part--and still have enough length to attach seat belt.
first picture shows stop removed and the seat pushed forward--note seat will
fold down almost 90 degrees--and WILL hit the radio rack if the head rest is
installed last picture shows seat stop installed--does not bother the seat
These pictures show the seat stop removed --got it out of the junk bin--did a
little grinding on it, painted it made from aluminum. Note on the second picture
how the seat frame rests on the part (right side). Some of you guys with a CNC
machine could do a better job
picture 1 shows the seat with the seat belt attached
picture 2 shows the seat belt removed--you can see the "seat
stop in place
picture 3 shows the seat pushed forward--only allows the seat
to fold forward about 45 degrees--the stop holds the seat about 3 inches away
from the radios with the seat all the way forward and the head rest in place.
Picture below shows his seat full forward and leaned
forward--even if some one puts their weight on the seat and it flexes
forward--will not hit radios. Second picture shows frame of seat.
An easy simple fix--no more damaged
radios---and it does not make it harder to get into the back seat. Leather
covering hides it--can't even tell its there .
Thanks for another great solution Kevin!