"Seat Ramp Assembly" (DWG 68) questions
My -8 was born in 2003 with fancy fiberglass VELO "racing seats" that sit on their own brackets. Those seats/brackets are now out of the aircraft and I have new (still fancy but much more comfortable) seats to install. No issues with the back seat. But I've got no "seat ramp" installed up front so there's nowhere for my cushion and the seat cushion to rest.
My plans (circa 2000) include a DWG 30 (below) that faithfully describes how this would've gone together with parts that were available... 21 years ago. My first hint that things have changed came when "The List" on Van's only turned up one of the brackets for the left side (F-880BPP-L shown below). The -R complement is but a memory...
A new(er) RV-8 manual on the interweb from 2005 suggests that a new(er) drawing (DWG 68) exists that includes an updated approach for "Seat Ramp Assembly" and callouts for newer part numbers (F-879-1, F-880A-1, F-880B-L-1, F-880B-R-1 from the sounds of it). I don't expect it to be too complicated or different looking from DWG 30 but I want to make sure I don't miss anything. And my 2000 drawing set only goes to 50.
Can someone post a pic of the "Seat Ramp Assembly" detail of DWG 68? Or perhaps just jot down the new parts that are called out that I can cross reference with my DWG 30 shown? Any gotchas that folks have experienced or recommended tweaks that you'd care to offer for this assembly would be welcomed and appreciated as well.
Seattle'ish, WA (S36)
50+ hours in it and then decided it needed an "Avionics Upgrade" because I evidently like cutting/crimping/cussing more than flying...
Dues paid 2021
Last edited by deltawhiskey : 01-26-2021 at 12:50 AM.
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