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Subject: [TowerTalk] Orion rotator application note
From: (Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604)
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 10:12:53 -0800 (PST)
The world may have changed since 1968, but when I was working on Navy
aircraft in that era, if you had a number of items to safety wire,
such as bolting flanges together, the daisy-chain method was approved.
If you just had two or three, then twisting the wires together was the
correct way.

I still have my old set of safety wire pliers, designed for twisting
the wire.
73, doug

   From: "Jeffrey R Davis" <>
To: <>
   Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 11:43:20 -0600

   I wrote earlier:

   >Having drilled the bolts (and here I'm thinking about the rotator mounting
   >bolts), you can daisy chain the safety wire through one bolt head to
   >another, all the way around the circle. Twist the two ends together when
   >they meet after going around the circle of bolt heads. Be sure to thread

   It's been a while. The method I mention will work fine, but it's not the
   "right" way
   to do it. The right way is to push one end of the wire through the first
   bolt. Loop the
   wire around the side of the bolt head and twist the two ends together until
   you get to the next bolt, where you feed one wire through and the other
   wire around
   the side and so on. Always ensure that the wiring is pulling the bolts
   tighter, not

   A mail order source for safety wire is Chief Aircraft
   I found them on the internet and otherwise know nothing about them.

   Sorry to dribble on about a subject that I've already said is overkill. But
   started it, I want to get it right.


   Jeff N0DY

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