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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 08:19:17 EST
W9OL made some of the same points I did to Martin (in a private post) about 
disassembly of a tailtwister.  There is one other thing that is easy to do 
when reassmbing any rotor that he didn't mention.  Put some lithium grease or 
Noalox  in the hole the bolt goes into.  Maybe it's just a Florida thing, but 
I have found  that glavanic action sometimes 'cements' the bolt into the bolt 
hole on the bottom of Tailtwisters and Ham 4 rotors where the tower mounts to 
the rotor   Getting these out without busting the bolts off at the base is a 
real pain. The lithium application applies not only to the mount holes at the 
bottom but also the bolt holes that are on the side of the rotor which hold 
the rotor together.

Over the years I have not had one case of 'cementing' in the rotors after 
this treatment.  And no, I have not had a problem with the bolts falling out. 
 I just tighten to common sense tightness with a lockwasher.  

I hope this helps.  I wish I had found this out twenty years ago.

Bill K4XS

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