The baggage compartment consists
of the area from the back of the rear passenger seats to the aft cabin bulkhead.
A baggage shelf, above the wheel well, extends aft from the aft cabin bulkhead.
Access to the baggage compartment and the shelf is gained through a lockable
baggage door on the left side of the airplane, or from within the airplane
cabin. A baggage net with six tie-down straps is provided for securing baggage,
and is attached by tying the straps to tie-down rings provided in the airplane.
For further information on baggage tie-down, refer to Section 6 When loading the
airplane, children should not be placed or permitted in the baggage compartment,
and any material that may be hazardous to the airplane or occupants should not
be placed anywhere in the airplane. For baggage area and door dimensions, refer
to Section 6.
The seating arrangement consists of two individually adustable four- way or six-way seats for the pilot and front seat passenger, and a split- backed fixed seat for the rear seat passengers.
The four-way seats may be moved forward or aft, and the seat back angle adjusted to any comfortable angle. To position either seat, lift the tubular handle under the center of the seat, slide the seat into position, release the handle, and check that the seat is locked in place. The seat back angle is controlled by a cylinder lock release button which is spring- loaded to the locked position. The release button is located on the right side, below the forward corner of the seat cushion. To adjust the angle of the seat back, push up on the release button, position the seat back to the desired angle and release the button. When the seat is not occupied, the seat back will automatically fold forward whenever the release button is pushed up.
The six-way seats may be moved forward or aft, and are infinitely adjustable for height and seat back angle. To position the seat, lift the tubular handle under the center of the seat bottom, slide the seat into position, release the handle, and check that the seat is locked in place. Raise or lower the seat by rotating the large crank under the inboard corner of either seat. The seat back is adjusted by rotating the small crank under the outboard corner of either seat. The seat bottom angle will change as the seat back angle changes, providing proper support. The seat backs will also fold full forward.
The rear passengers' seat consists of a fixed one-piece seat bottom with individually adjustable seat backs. The seat backs are adjusted by cylinder lock release buttons, recessed into skirts located below the seat frame at the outboard ends of the seat. To adjust aseatback, pushup onthe adjacent cylinder lock release button, which is spring-loaded to the locked position, recline the seat back to the desired position and release the button. When the seat is not occupied, the seat backs will automatically fold forward whenever the cylinder lock release button is pushed up.
Headrests are available for any
of the seat configurations. To adjust the headrest, apply enough pressure to it
to raise or lower it to the desired level. The headrest may be removed at any
time by raising it until it disengages from the top of the seat
SEAT BELTS AND SHOULDER HARNESSES
All seat positions are equipped
with seat belts (see figure 7-4). The pilot's and front passenger's seats are
also equipped with separate shoulder harnesses; separate shoulder harnesses are
also available for the rear seat positions. Integrated seat belt! shoulder
harnesses with inertia reels can be furnished for the pilot's and front
passenger's seat positions if desired.
The seat belts used with the pilot's and front passenger's seats, are attached to fittings on the floorboard. The buckle half is inboard of each seat and the link half is outboard of each seat. The belts for the rear seat are attached to floorboard fittings and to the seat frame, with the link halves on the left and right sides of the seat bottom, and the buckles at the center of the seat bottom.
To use the seat belts for the
front seats, position the seat as desired, and then lengthen the link half of
the belt as needed by grasping the sides of the link and pulling against the
belt. Insert and lock the belt link into the buckle. Tighten the belt to a snug
fit. Seat belts for the rear seat are used in the same manner as the belts for
the front seats. To release the seat belts, grasp the top of the buckle opposite
the link and pull upward.
Each front seat shoulder harness is attached to a rear doorpost above the window line and is stowed behind a stowage sheath above the cabin door. To stow the harness, fold it and place it behind the sheath. When rear seat shoulder harnesses are furnished, they are attached adjacent to the lower corners of the aft side windows. Each rear seat harness is stowed behind a stowage sheath above an aft side window.
To use a front or rear seat shoulder harness, fasten and adjust the seat belt first. Lengthen the harness as required by pulling on the connecting link on the end of the harness and the narrow release strap. Snap the connecting link firmly onto the retaining stud on the seat belt link half. Then adjust to length. A properly adjusted harness will permit the occupant to lean forward enough to sit completely erect, but prevent excessive forward movement and contact with objects during sudden deceleration. Also, the pilot will want the freedom to reach all controls easily.
Removing the shoulderharness is
accomplished by pullingupwardon the narrow release strap, and removing the
harness connecting link from the stud on the seat belt link. In an emergency,
the shoulder harness may be removed by releasing the seat belt first and
allowing the harness, still attached to the link half of the seat belt, to drop
to the side of the seat.
INTEGRATED SEAT BELT/SHOULDER HARNESSES WITH INERTIA REELS
Integrated seat belt! shoulder harnesses with inertia reels are availa ble for the pilot and front seat passenger. The seat belt! shoulder harnesses extend from inertia reels located in the cabin top structure, through slots in the overhead console marked PILOT and COPILOT, to attach points inboard of the two front seats. A separate seat belt half and buckle is located outboard of the seats. Inertia reels allow complete freedom of body movement. However, in the event of a sudden deceleration, they will lock automatically to protect the occupants.
To use the seat belt! shoulder
harness, position the adjustable metal link on the harness at about shoulder
level, pull the link and harness downward, and insert the link in the seat belt
buckle. Adjust belt tension across the lap by pulling upward on the shoulder
harness. Removal is accomplished by releasing the seat belt buckle, which will
allow the inertia reel to pull the harness inboard of the seat.