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seat adjustment

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I am a tall guy and I would like to move the seat back in my J35. Upon removing the seat, the attachment is a nightmare. Not simply sliding along a track. Does anyone have experience with this problem? Thanks

Model: Bonanza J35
Aircraft Serial Number: D-5412
Posted 11/18/2019 - 2 months ago
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If your problem is simply getting the seat to slide when desired, having good rollers is a start, and secondly adjusting the nut on the bolt that holds the rollers will frequently alter their position and height of the seat relative to the seat track, to give needed clearance between the track and support arms of the seat, or track and hardware that retains the rollers. Also, what condition is the glide at the front support of the seat.
If the problem is you need to extend the seat tracks to get the seat further aft for a comfortable seating position, you will need to hire a DER to do the engineering as the seat attachment/track length is designed to retain you in an accident. I have had engineering work done in the past to put longer seat tracks in an N35 so the front seats could be slid back further to aid entry and exit, but that did not include any latch points aft of what the aircraft had originally, so no additional structure was needed.
Another way of making the aircraft more accommodating is to have the seats reworked with a thinner foam cushion. I have seen this done more to provide greater head-to-headliner clearance. Frequently, when seats are reupholstered, thicker foam padding is installed, causing such problems with tall people.

Posted 11/19/2019 - 2 months ago
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If you want the best thing, then contact Hammock Aviation Services 972-875-4279.

Hammock is in Ennis, Texas (F41).

They replaced the original pilot and copilot seats in my K35 with V35B front seat.

Much better!!!
Easier to install and replace than the original front seats.

Tom

Posted 11/19/2019 - 2 months ago
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