Originally Posted by HansLab
...It keeps bothering me though that nor Van's nor Sensenich supplies bolts to be finished with safety wire. I just torqued my prop for the first time, but I'm ordering some more washers and will use drilled bolts next time I pull the spinner.
If you do a bit of research on Nordlock washers, you will find that they are quite reliable as safetying devices.
I have been working with this prop on RV-12's for 12 years now and have yet to find a loose bolt when checking during inspections, etc.
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