rocket catapult (fig. 6-14). Disconnect the
inertia reel ballistic hose quick disconnect using
the special key and flag assembly.
Attach the hoisting sling to the seat and
overhead hoist. Using the hoist, apply upward
pressure on the seat to prevent damage to the
seat/rocket during removal of the trunnion bolt.
Remove the trunnion bolt and ensure that all seat
connections have been disconnected. Raise the
seat with the hoist. As the seat reaches the top
of the guide rails, prevent the yaw vane from
deploying. Caution must be taken to prevent
injury to maintenance personnel as the yaw vane
is deployed by a 40-pound spring force. Continue
raising the seat until the lower rollers on the seat
clear the guide rails. After the yaw vane trip lever
has passed the cam on the outboard guide rail,
reset the yaw vane latch. Lower the seat and secure
it to the ejection seat cradle.
Do not rest the seat on the STAPAC cover
on the bottom of the seat.
The seat installation is essentiality a reversal
of the removal procedures.
NOTE: The following text provides informa-
tion for in-shop maintenance of the ESCAPAC
lE-1 ejection seat.
Primary Ejection Control
Pull forward and down on the primary
ejection control handle (face curtain handle) to
Figure 6-14.Rocket catapult to seat connections.