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Subject: [TowerTalk] Loose rotor bolts
From: Peter Chadwick <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 16:28:02 +0100 (CET)
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How good is the Loctite at preventing the usual "stainless steel in aluminium" 
corrosion problem? Bearing in mind the T2X casting is aluminium.
There might be some advantage in fitting studs to the base of the rotor and 
using one of the other non-removable Loctites on them, and then use Nyloc nuts. 
In some cases (mine included), though, there isn't room to get a T2X into the 
tower if it has studs fitted.

The right Loctite certainly lives up to its name - it's used for fixing the 
wheels of steam locomotives of up to 10-1/2 inch gauge to their axles.
Peter G3RZP

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