This installation kit contains all the components for either one B40C10-1 installation applicable to Beech and Piper Main entry cabin doors listed above. It is also applicable to Beech small baggage doors (20” wide) and the oversize baggage doors (38.5” wide) on Beech models listed above. Or one B40C10-2 installation applicable to the rear passenger door on the PA32 or PA34 aircraft. The B40C10-12 Installation kit does not contain two installation kits, but either a B40C10-1 or B40C10-2. Neither installation fits the split rear doors on the A36, B36TC, G36, B58.
The Door Steward™ is a product improvement installation that greatly improves the operation of the aircraft door. The installation consists of a gas spring attached to brackets mounted on the door and the airframe door sill. When the door is unlatched the gas spring gently but firmly opens the door to the full open position. The gas spring while in the open position protects the aircraft and occupants from unexpected openings and closings by providing resistance to wind gusts and prop wash. Closing the door is a simple one handed operation to grasp the door arm rest and pull to the closed position. In addition, the gas spring is extremely simple and reliable. The weight of the installation is ½ Lb. Closing the door compresses the gas spring. The gas spring can easily be removed from its brackets to facilitate removal of the aircraft door, replacement of a defective gas spring or to conduct other maintenance.