2-18. OV-1 AIRCRAFT RIGID SEAT SURVIVAL KIT (RSSK)-Continued
(8) Stiffener harness (figure 2-38, detail A). Use a small, 3-inch blade cross point screwdriver or 5/64 inch
Allen wrench, or equivalent tools, depending on type of screws, to remove stiffener harness. Use retaining
compound MIL-S-22473, grade E, when replacing screws.
(9) RSSK quick release handles and integrated parts (figures 2-37 and 2-38). Quick release handles must
be disassembled in order to replace left or right housing latch, support conduit, spacer housing, right or left-
retainer conduit, left latch release (car) assembly, release latch handle assembly, right or left harness
assembly, right, left, or rear cable assembly, or cable clamp support. Proceed as follows to remove the
quick release handle:
(a) Using the proper tools, remove the four bolts that secure the bracket (handle harness and cable are
attached to this bracket) to right side of the container lid (figure 2-37, detail C).
(b) Using the proper tools, remove the right housing latch assembly. (Right housing latch has three cables
entering it.) (figure 2-38, details B and D).
(c) Using the proper tools, remove latch spacer assembly and support conduits to expose the latch release
(car) assembly (figure 2-38, details B, C, and D).
Use a 1/16 inch punch, or equivalent, to drive the drift pin out far enough to allow removal of cable
(figure 2-38, detail D). Quick release handle assembly may be removed at this time.
(e) Disassembly procedures for left quick release handle assembly is the same as right quick release
handle assembly, except that the left housing latch contains a spring (figure 2-38, details E and F).
Use the proper size open end wrench to remove nut in order to remove handle from quick release
handle assembly (figure 2-37, detail D).
(g) In order to remove handle from quick release handle assembly, pull handle out to expose steel ball,
remove handle (figure 2-37, details E and F).
(h) Using proper tools, remove cable clamps to replace remaining cables (figure 2-36 and figure 2-38,
details B, C, and D).
(10) Proceed as follows to assemble left and right quick release handle assemblies:
(a) Prior to assembly, handles must be attached to cables and nut drawn tight (figure 2-37, details F, E, and
Begin assembly with right housing latch assembly; left housing cable needs more slack.
Assemble cables in right latch release (car) and reset drift pin (figure 2-38, detail D).