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shoulder harnesses

peter swanton

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anyone know of inertia reels being installed in a j3? if not a fixed harnesses would be o.k. where to get?
 

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I believe there are two vendors for the J-3 harness (non-inertial), Wag and Kosola. Not sure if Univair sells one. No STC required for the installation. You might try Cub Crafters and inquire about the inertial harness they install. GUP
 

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My brother has the Kosola reels in his Cub. Personally, I don't like them. They are hard to adjust and uncomfortable.

I also don't like a single strap diagonally across my chest. I prefer the double shoulder strap.....but that is just personal preference. Of course, with a fixed strap, trim and carb heat are a bit more challenging.
 

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I don't like the Kosola setup in Jim's brother's Cub either. Uncomfortable and restrictive. The rear shoulder strap is so awkward that I don't wear it, thinking that it is more dangerous than no strap.
 

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thanks guys. i'll check out these options. anyone else out there with ideas? thanks.
 

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Just installed the wag aero kind. So far loving it.
 

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I think the main difference is that a fixed harness is very restrictive and makes it very difficult to reach forward to get to the carb heat. A inertia reel harness lets you get at it easily. However, a friend likes a fixed one better because he can tighten it down hard when he does some maneuvers, the inertia reel won't let him do that; it only grabs when it wants to.


Bob Hunt
 

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