Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> Bill Aycock wrote:
>> The owners manual says the bolts are 5/16-18, 1 5/8 long. The manual shows a
>> diagram with some unthreaded length.
> It's the hole that needs to be threaded all the way through. Normally
> the unthreaded portion of a bolt is smaller than the threaded portion.
Sounds to me like something has been changed in the manufacturing
process for the T2x.
I bought one about 6 years ago and have had the exact opposite
problem... the bolts will not
A few months after I installed the rotor I got home from work one day
and my XYL handed me
a bolt and said she found it in the yard. I knew exactly where it came
from and went up the tower
to check it out. Only two bolts were still in the rotor. All had been
installed properly with lock washers.
The two still in the rotor were loose. After a thorough search I found
the missing bolts and reinstalled
Over the next couple of years I had to re-tighten the bolts once or
twice a year. I finally used liberal
amounts of RED Locktite on them and have not had any problems since
then... at least not with mounting bolts.
73, Bob, W5AH
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