Retractable Handholds and Steps

9.1 Retractable Handhold.
  • two spring loaded handholds on the left fuselage side are released by pressing on an adjacent round button.
  • handholds are round in cross section, 3/4" diameter and 3 3/4" long when extended.
  • each of the 3 original handholds examined were painted overall with the fuselage camouflage color.
9.2 Retractable Upper Steps.
  • black painted, except for the face still visible when retracted, steel steps are released by pressing on an adjacent round button.
  • both upper and lower steps protrude 4" when extended.
9.3 Retractable Lower Step.
  • black painted, except for the face still visible when retracted, steel U shaped step.
  • release mechanism is presently unknown.
  • step protrudes 5 1/2" when

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