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Old 01-26-2021, 06:08 AM
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Default Glare shield hand hold useful or not

Good day,

I am wondering if the 2 hand hold opening on the glare shield are useful/required, to enter the aircraft of just move the seat back and forth ?

I am thinking of covering them with the a glare shield cover (as per picture in N928MT)

Any feedback appreciated, thanks...
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:20 AM
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Good day,

I am wondering if the 2 hand hold opening on the glare shield are useful/required, to enter the aircraft of just move the seat back and forth ?
I covered mine. Using the center support bar for seat movement. Haven't missed them one time.
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:23 AM
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I think a handhold on the roll bar is even more useful as it gives you something to hold onto when entering/exiting the cockpit. Also useful as a holding point while turning to check your six to see who is on your tail getting ready to shoot you down. But I digress...
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:07 AM
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I kept mine in but I rarely if ever use them.
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:10 AM
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I found mine useful for seat adjustment. That being said, they are a little flimsy and the center support would work.
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:29 AM
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150 hours and neither I nor a passenger has yet to put fingers through them. Not sure I would leave them out, but for me the support is most convenient.

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Old 01-26-2021, 08:07 AM
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I use them. I sandwiched my cover material (a yoga mat from Walmart) and it's underlayment of 1/4 closed cell foam down with the trim rings so it's thicker and more comfortable to grab onto.
I get nervous using the center support for leverage and don't let pax do so. The pull on it is not only aft but also to each respective side. Back and forth. I think continuous use like that is eventually going to soften up and crack the base attachment.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:19 AM
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I will use them each time I adjust the seat. You could definitely close them up and use the center bar to if needed but I think they are useful. You need something to pull the weight off the seat adjustment pin when moving the seat.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:34 AM
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Default hand holds

I use the center brace in my -10. Something to consider is if you are using an Aerosport panel, about half of the hole in the glareshiel will be blocked by the panel.

I had my cove made with the holes; if I did it again, I would not use them...
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:30 AM
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I use them. I sandwiched my cover material (a yoga mat from Walmart) and it's underlayment of 1/4 closed cell foam down with the trim rings so it's thicker and more comfortable to grab onto.
I get nervous using the center support for leverage and don't let pax do so. The pull on it is not only aft but also to each respective side. Back and forth. I think continuous use like that is eventually going to soften up and crack the base attachment.
It is 1/16" 4130 steel. If you are concerned that grabbing it and exerting a couple hundred pounds or force, do you believe it will serve it's purpose of taking thousands of pounds of force in a roll over? Your engine mount is the same 1/16" 4130 steel and it carries 350 lbs with a significant arm adding leverage and it is bouncing around like crazy as you fly. Just imagine the force on that weldment when you have a hard landing or pull 3.5 G's.

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