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Old 01-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by MortimerSickle View Post
I have changed rears twice using the original nuts and bolts. I don't know of a reason to change nuts and bolts that do not appear to be damaged, but if someone else does, I am all ears.
the aftermarket industry sure sells a lot of sprocket bolt kits
The 950 doesnt fly much but a loose sprocket bolt can be catastrophic. I have about 4 changes on mine using blue locktite
http://www.mechanicsupport.com/stop_nut.html

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Several aircraft accidents (Canadian TSB Report A97O0055) and aircraft control problems (C-130 aileron) caused by lock nuts coming loose have challenged the idea that lock nuts can be reused.

Air Force T.O. 1-1A-8 now states: "New self-locking nuts shall be used each time components are installed in critical areas throughout the aerospace vehicle" This seems a more practical policy given the low cost of a lock-nut.
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