Does anyone have a ratchet on the front harness?

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    Polar

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    I'd like to replace the factory front harness in the Eagle with a hooker ratchet. I've had two people tell me that it's difficult to fit the ratchet in against the plastic interior bits.

    Has anyone else found this to be a problem, and found a solution? Modification to the interior or a different harness manufacturer maybe?

    Thanks
     
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    I have a seven point Hooker harness with the ratchet in my Eagle. It was installed when I bought it.
    If you have a specific area in question I can take a picture of how mine is installed.
    Ethan
     
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    Same as a s2B,or s2c.
    I little tight but no big deal
    Danny 007
     
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    All of the Eagles I have owned had rachets front and rear. No problem. Tell Hooker you have a Eagle and they will send the correct belts.
     
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    Just need to decide if you like black or red. hooker 1.jpg hooker 2.jpg
     
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    Who's picky? When it comes to safety black or red will do.
     
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    I have black ones... doesn’t really look like that.!
     
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    Hell my Hookers are yellow........Ah that doesn’t sound right. Mine are yellow and they don’t look like that!
     
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    Thanks for the replies, serious and otherwise
     
  10. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:55 AM #10

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    I do have ratchets on my fronts as well..
     
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    I wanted to put a ratchet system in the front of the S-2A but I'm just about convinced it's a bad idea due to the lack of room around the rear pedals. I have changed some things in that area so it's worth a look but if I had to make the call now I'd leave the ratchet out of the front. I'll mount the rear belts in the front and see what I learn before making a choice.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:09 PM #12

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    It's not an issue on the Skybolt. I believe the S-2A is more narrow than the Skybolt. I would guess you need at least a Field Approval for a change for a Certified Aircraft unless it's listed as an approved replacement part.

    I added mine, as I like to be tight.... I could never tighten the belt enough for negative gs without the ratchet.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2018 at 2:27 PM #13

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    Yep, mine is a narrow fuselage, changed two serial numbers after mine to the 2" wider fuselage.

    My understanding is no ratchet belt system is approved for use as the primary system in a certified airplane. They get around this by using an approved non-ratchet belt as the 'main' belt and the ratchet as the optional (not required equipment) secondary belt.
     

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