Re: [ov-10fans] Question about Remove-Before-Flight tags on ejection seats
- I am trying to remember over 40 years ago, but as a plane captain in VMO8 one of the tasks/signals when they are ready, is to pull the pins. As I recall each seat had duel pins to remove, plus the 3 landing gear pins. Pilot would signal pull pins, and you would go up the ladder and pull what I remember 2 pins on each, with red streamers on them. I am thinking near the ejection handle between the legs and one up high behind the helmet. I honestly do not recall the configuration of the opposite seats by memory, or if the higher pins were opposite. Hope I am not confusing the duel ejection seat pins with the A4's I also worked on. Memory fades on this stuff. After pulling all the pins, you would lay them on the ground, point and count all of them, signal the count, wait for the pilot to thumbs up the count, than you would put them all in a pin bag for flight. Trying to recall the OV10 where that was in the rear? I remember the A-4 was up in a latched shut metal door on the fuselage, we called the hell hole.Hope that helps. John
From: Bob Peetz - Webkeeper <bob@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:20 PM
Subject: FW: [ov-10fans] Question about Remove-Before-Flight tags on ejection seats
Yep – that be the way it be.The LW-3B seat was developed specifically for the Bronco. The seats were ‘mirror’ images of each other. This put the parachute on different sides. That way when ejection happened, the front seat went to the left of the aircraft and the back seat went to the right.http://www.ejectionsite.com/lw3bseat.htmWinds,AME Bob PeetzBlack Pony WebkeeperHi Everyone,
I have a question about remove-before-flight tags on the ejection seats on the OV-10A. In photos I've noticed that the RBF tag is on one side for the front seat (the right when facing forward) and the opposite side for the rear seat (the left when facing forward). Was this always the case? The reason I ask is I'm finishing a model of a USMC OV-10A and wanted to put RBF tags on the seats - I'm figuring the firing mechanism was on the right side for the front seat and the left side for the back - correct?
Thank you (as always!)