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Old 12-29-2017, 04:20 PM
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Default S-1207 Spinner Pitot Bushing

I can't seem to get Loctite 243 to hold the spinner pitot bushing in place over the long term. This is what the manual suggests, and it doesn't work well for me. Anyone else having this problem, or have found a better solution:

Also, does anyone know what material the bushing is made out of?
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:44 PM
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I can't seem to get Loctite 243 to hold the spinner pitot bushing in place over the long term. This is what the manual suggests, and it doesn't work well for me. Anyone else having this problem, or have found a better solution:

Also, does anyone know what material the bushing is made out of?
Mine came loose at 400hrs and I used pro-seal to reaffix it, that was only 25hrs ago but I think it'll hold.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:09 PM
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Loctite thread locker only cures between metal fasteners where it is not exposed to air (anaerobic). It will not cure when used between plastic parts.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:09 PM
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I epoxied mine.
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:53 PM
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Mine departed somewhere around 200-ish hours. I don't know what the original builder used to secure it, but I used Proseal on the replacement.


BTW... I am just baffled by the recommendation to use blue Loctite. I'm sure there is some reason someone came up with that, but I can't imagine what it might be. It just seems like about the last thing you'd want to use for that application. Loctite does make some adhesives that would probably work fine, but 242 or 243 aren't among them.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:32 AM
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Default I used epoxy after the first one

came loose at 350 hours
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:55 AM
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I epoxied mine.
Me Too! Still working great at 1050 hrs.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:16 PM
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Was surprised to find my bushing came off during the first week or so of testing ... I too had used blue Loctite as suggested in the plans.

Ordered a new bushing and installed it using a thin coating of Pro-Seal on it and made a thin bead on the backside with a syringe ... so far all is well. Actually found the one that flew off a week or so later ... seemingly unscathed. So now I have a spare.
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