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Looking for a Very Good and Economical Source for “Aerobatic Worthy” SeatBelts. I am operating a 300HP Skybolt with double belted seatbelt system.....yet they are over 25years old. Would like to have a lightweight, worthy and uncomplicated system in mind...... Ratchet type seems interesting. Basically, this is a Sportsman Aerobatic Profile. Thanks, Dan
 

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Excellent products and customer service. He will make any belt you want. I purchased some 2" mini ratchets and he made some belts for my sons acro II. He made the belts for my RV and Clip Wing. Fred crow. Give him a call.
 
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Allen Silver has retired. You are right, he does great work.
 

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You guys are great..... this web site/forum is the best!
 

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Hooker Harness is one of the best in the world and certified too if needed.
 

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He did say "economical" Me, I look for "cheap". The race car stuff will certainly do the job. I've had a set of the RJS in the Spezio for almost 10 years, 140 hours and a BUNCH of cycles and they look and function like new.
 

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IAC suggests, not requires, double belts for Sportsman. You can download the rulebook from the IAC website.

An E-AB does not need TSO-ed belts. That said, I am not aware that the race car folks have ratchets on their belts and everyone likes ratchets in their aerobatic aircraft.

25 year old belts are fine if they have been taken care of. The fading of the color is an indication of sun damage that can indicate replacement is needed. Strong did a test that put webbing out in the sun for different lengths of time and then broke the webbing on a test machine. Their report compares the fading of the color with the degraded strength.

Folks don't wash their belts but that is a good practice every few years, especially the shoulder belts that get a lot of sweat and seat belts in Cessna/Piper/Mooneys/Beechcrafts that get stepped on a lot.

Best of luck,

Wes
 

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I use 2" race car belts for the secondary lap belt with the same ratchet tdwrv8 mentions above, works great. Primary system is 3" 5 point harness without ratchets, also a race car system.
 

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Crow has made custom belts for both my Skybolt and Hiperbipe. Very happy with them, and reasonable prices.
 

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Allen Silver has retired. You are right, he does great work.
Allen seems to be very slowly retiring. First he moved from Hayward up into the Sierras, then he sold his chute packing business, now getting out of seatbelts and harnesses but still remains a Softie dealer. I miss being able to drive to his shop on my lunch hour to get my chute packed, but I hope I can ease into retirement on my own terms like he's doing.
 

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Funny, I was thinking about easing into retirement by leaving the high-tech world and packing parachutes with maybe some flight instruction too. Everyone's idea of "retirement" is different.

Best of luck,

Wes
 

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