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Old 09-18-2022, 07:23 PM
Flying Canuck Flying Canuck is offline
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Default Safety Wiring my prop

I had my Whirlwind 200RV prop away for tear down and reinstalled it this afternoon. Managed to get it on and torqued without too much trouble. I then tried to safety wire the bolts and got the first bolt wired but then I couldn't get the 0.032 wire to feed through the hole in the bolt head. It's the welded nut style bolt head with short tubes connecting to the hole in the bolt shank. I was able to get 0.025 into the hole in the middle, but not the required 0.032.

Are there any proper ways to deal with this? I was thinking of finding a 0.040" drill bit and reaming a path through, is this appropriate? I can't replace the bolts since they are factory inserted.

I'll call Whirlwind tomorrow, but just thought someone here may have encountered this and worked through it (sorry, pun intended I guess).
Claude Pitre
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