This kit is used with the infinitely adjustable or articulating seats installed in the Cessna single engine aircraft from 1963 through 1986. Two adjustment crank handles identify this seat. The backrest angle is adjusted with a crank. It is also used with some 336-337 series aircraft. The SEAT-KT-1 contains the same components as four of the Cessna 1714000K200 kits.
* All seats in the 177 Cardinal will use the large seat roller and require this kit. These parts are not used on models 150-152.
McFarlane Aviation FAA-PMA replacement seat parts were developed to assist in complying with the parts replacement requirements of A.D. 2011-10-09. This A.D. requires the periodic inspection and replacement of the seat components of the entire Cessna light aircraft fleet. McFarlane parts are direct replacements for the wear related seat components. All parts are available individually or as convenient kits.
McFarlane seat parts are superior to O.E.M. parts in many ways. Their rollers are fabricated from molydisulfide filled nylon for improved strength and self-lubrication. All rollers are fully machined from extruded stock for a finer surface finish and higher strength. McFarlane bushings are machined from alloy steel for longer life and greater wear resistance. McFarlane wear washers are made from a super tough acetyl plastic and have far better wear properties and resistance to aging. McFarlane seat components will outlast the original parts.
The seat related replacement parts are not serial number specific as the type of seat installed in the aircraft was optional when the aircraft was ordered from the factory. A common seat configuration is the pilot seat being "articulating" or "infinitely adjustable" while the co-pilot seat is the "standard" or "vertically adjustable style".
The most positive way to ensure you choose the proper seat kit for your aircraft is to measure the rollers:
SEAT-KT-1: Articulating seats and model 177 Cardinal seats use the MCS1704-1 roller (approx. 1 3/8" diameter)
SEAT-KT-2: Standard seats use the MCS1551-1 roller (approx. 5/8" diameter)
SEAT-KT-3: 150-152 Series and pre-1963 single engine Cessna aircraft use the MC0311310 roller (approx. 7/8" diameter with no wear washers)
Obsolete roller 1964-1965: Cessna aircraft manufactured in 1964 and 1965 had a spool shape roller with a smaller bushing. Use SEAT-KT-2 to replace this style roller. The complete kit must be used, as the bushing size is different.
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