View Full Version : Source for seat rails

11-30-2004, 01:12 PM
Does anyone know where the cessna style seat rail material can be obtained? I will be exp. so I don't need pma'd parts and surely it can be purchased for less than wag aero etc. sell it.

11-30-2004, 03:08 PM
One source might be MacFarlane Aviation Products: They probably make the ones sold at places like WagAero. The advertised stuff is FAA-PMA, and by accounts of everyone I've talked to who's installed them, better than Cessna. You might enquire if they'd sell just the stock for an experimental.

www.mcfarlane-aviation.com 1-800-544-8594

They also now have seatrails for Piper PA-28/32/34/44. But wait! There's more, as they used to say when I watched TV: Continuous Loop trim cables for ragwing Pipers J3 through PA-22, including PA-18. Anybody used 'em yet? Reports from the field?

Good luck with the project. Sounds like it'll be a good one.


11-30-2004, 03:42 PM
I take it you plan to use Cessna seats? I remember the Piper adjustable seat rails being a bit wider than Cessna's, so the seats will determine the rails.

11-30-2004, 03:50 PM
Atlee Dodge has seat tracks.


11-30-2004, 03:52 PM
Atlee uses cargo tie-down rails for his Cessna jumpseats. Handy stuff, but not at all the same as adjustable seat rails.

11-30-2004, 03:56 PM
Oops........my mistake.

11-30-2004, 04:36 PM
Yes I scrounged a pair of free cessna seats out of a mid 60,s 172. For the price I paid, did I say free already, I feel compelled to use them. Of course the 2+2 plans suggest them as the best for the job anyway.This was a wreck and the seat rails were not usable.Thanks for the quick replys. I hope to have the fuse done by mid January and wings on and begin rigging shortly after. I am getting alot of satisfaction building this project from scratch. After my wife and kids get to bed I head out to my shop and spend some time doing "MY THING" Not the job thing or the responsible adult thing but something I can do just because I want to. Its a great stress reliever. Nothing on TV worth wasteing my time on anyway.And I will have a pretty cool great big toy when I get done! Seems like a good deal to me.