Door Stops & Stop latch

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Re: Door Stops & Stop latch

Postby gahorn » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:03 pm

rnealon1 wrote:
gahorn wrote:Here’s another solution some find useful:

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Hi George,

This photo is interesting because the catch fitting on the door is exactly like the one on my aircraft door (and apparently not the original fitting?), but the bracket in the photo looks shortened from the original.

I purchased a "new" bracket from Preferred Airparts, but to match the other side I need to add the male fitting on the tip of the bracket. It sounds like this may be a hardware store part?

Thanks,

Bob


Here’s a source: https://www.amazon.com/Alise-CA250-4P-C ... 05&sr=8-24

The “male” portion is cut from it’s base, then a “slot” cut into it with a hacksaw (or reverse the order) and drill a hole thru it and “pin” it with a roll-pin onto the underwing bracket.
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Re: Door Stops & Stop latch

Postby TFA170 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:06 am

I just installed door stewards and they're a great addition....not inexpensive, but not terrible either
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Re: Door Stops & Stop latch

Postby gahorn » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:16 am

Here’s a link to a source for the “cabinet” style latches:

https://www.amazon.com/Alise-CA250-4P-C ... WYYDK5EY9W


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Re: Door Stops & Stop latch

Postby rnealon1 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:28 pm

I ordered a set of these although I got the smaller size, which were still a little bigger than the ones installed on my door. I am using my limited tools to fashion the tip to be installed on the replacement bracket I bought. Still a little reluctant to make a modification to this bracket as it is not easy to find one.

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Bob
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Re: Door Stops & Stop latch

Postby 170C » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:46 pm

Many yrs ago I purchased a set of these called Sky Catch (I think that was the name). They work reasonably well. Much better than the original Cessna ones. However, even thought there is a way to adjust the tension, it will only hold so much. With our planes sitting tail down, gravity works against most any system. The best one ,IMHO, is the Door Stewards. I plan to replace my Sky Catch units with them soon.
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