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Old 02-02-2021, 11:03 PM
iamtheari iamtheari is offline
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Default Oil quick drain - where to safety wire it to?

I got the Saf-Air oil quick drain for my IO-390. I installed it in place of the plug on the aft face of the sump, near the center left-to-right, which I understand to be where the RV-14 and RV-14A prototypes both have it mounted. It is an NPT so I installed it finger-tight plus a full turn. Now I need to twist some lockwire onto it. But I don't see any obvious places on the engine to run the lockwire to. Does anyone have any pointers on where to aim the wire?
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:53 PM
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Paul Dye recently wrote an article in Kitplanes magazine about fabricating tie wire tabs that are cut and bent from sheet metal. The tabs go under a bolt or nut that is convenient and have a hole drilled for the tie wire to attach. That may be a solution for you.
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