I just wanted to post a follow up to this incident, where the downward
facing stock Yaesu bolts securing the G-1000DXA fell to ground. I
took several steps to avoid repeating this near disaster and very
happy to finally have the SteppIR airborne again..
I was able to find M8X25 bolts with drilled heads
I used Loctite blue tape on the bolt threads, Nord-Lock wedge-locking
washers, and I lock-wired the bolt heads. A close-up of the
lock-wired bolt heads can be seen at
http://n1eu.com/images/G1000_lock.jpg (the rotor is turned upside down
so the bolt heads seen are on the bottom when installed).
Thanks again for all the excellent advice I received here.
On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Barry N1EU <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yup, I'll go with Loctite (instead of anti-seize) and Nord-Lock
> lockwashers. I'd also go with a bolt head securing system, but I'm
> not about to drill bolt heads and I don't see M8 bolts being available
> with drilled heads.
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