|The Door Steward is an STC and FAA-PMA approved modification for aircraft doors. The modern gas spring greatly improves and replaces easily broken, malfunctioning mechanical type door stops and restraints that become ineffectual with repeated use and age. Pilots enjoy the fact that the Door Steward gently opens and firmly holds the door open. The Door Steward consists of a modern inert gas spring with all the necessary brackets and hardware. Detailed installation instructions are included and make it easy to install and requires virtually no maintenance. Model 200C10|
When I got the aircraft I had to replace the left wing strut because the door had been hitting it for some time due broken door stay and had worn a groove beyond limits in the Strut. These have replaced the door stay and work perfectly .
Great product, easy install
Iâ€™m a pilot for AA and Iâ€™m starting 2 flying school. Is my first experience buying AC parts and is being a wonderful experience with you guys. Great company, great service, great product. 10 stars
Great service and prompt delivery
These Door Stewards work great! They hold the doors open, you donâ€™t have to worry about a gust of wind closing the door while your getting in and out of the airplane. They work much better than the factory door stops.
Excellent addition for any aircraft. Have installed on 3 thus far. Greatly enhances ingress/egress.
I vacillated between 4 and 5 stars. The product works extremely well on my Cessna 180. The only quibble I have has to do with fitting the airframe bracket. Bending it to the right angle causes some deformity in the bracket near the original 90 degree bend. It is not serious, but, if the bracket were opened up a bit initially, less bending would be required. Otherwise, this is a great replacement for the original clanger door stop that was not reliable and allowed the door to fly open too far or not stay open.
I have yet to install this on the right side but have already installed one on the left and it turned out perfectly. I am sure this one will be the same.
The door steward works great. The installation was easy enough. There is a YouTube video that helps a lot too. The door opening problems are now a thing of the past. I highly recommend the product.
Just happen to see the reviews on our product and wanted to respond to Ron and Petes review about having to bend the airframe bracket upon installation. Each model and even years vary slightly in that angle, there are a few that are actual 90 degress. It is just a minor customization needed for the variability of Cessnas manufacturing over the years. Dave Paradis, Mtn View Aviation
Yes, these units are priced and sold as a pair. (left hand / right hand)
This installation does not qualify as preventive maintenance. It is an FAA-STC product that will require an A&P with IA authorization to sign the FAA Form 337 after installation. The installation is not complicated and the A&P may allow the owner to install, but the A&P would still have to inspect and sign off the installation.
Yes, there is a safety clip that is installed to prevent accidental disconnects. If the clip is removed the gas springs pulls directly off the ball studs.
Yes, part # 05-00922 is a kit of both left and right.
Per Vendor: That is rather propriety to the STC data package. The all of the loads and stresses were all evaluated by an FAA Designated Structures Engineer and a detailed report submitted to the FAA for approval. You can assure the potential customer that there are not any undo stresses. If the client is a member of Cessna Pilots Association their forums have discussed the Door Steward installation many times over.
Approx 1.4 lbs.
Part # 05-00922 is our part number for both the left and right stewards for your aircraft.
You would want our part number 05-03574 for a Piper application.