|[AMRadio] Safety wire at a premium?|
rsq14adam1 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 11 13:56:31 EDT 2014
Not just airplane nuts. I put a lot of safety wire on green land vehicles. Kind of nice to keep antennas screwed on and such things as radio mount clamps from backing off when running through the boonies. [Also good for tying down canvas and holding bent transit case fasteners closed.] Never did have a pair of pliers for the wire. Guess the Army thought our general purpose 'lineman's' pliers would work. They did, but would have been nice to have the ones that made it easy to twist the wire. Still got a little spool; it was excess for an inspection and had to go.
> From: w5jo at brightok.net
> To: mjcal77 at yahoo.com; amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:56:53 -0500
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Safety wire at a premium?
> Only airplane nuts think of that Charlie
> -----Original Message-----
> My previous email about the end bells on a DY8 dynamotor can be rotary filed
> now. I ended up removing the lead from one of the mystery hold downs since
> it was damaged at that end and low and behold, a screw head appeared. That
> sure is a complicated way to make sure the screws don't back out, guess it
> took a while to grasp the concept of cross drilling the screw head and
> running safety wire through it.
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