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Engine safety cable

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Sep 1, 2006
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I'm finishing up the detail work on my cowling, firewall, etc...

Planning to use a safety cable for the engine like the Formula I guys are required to use. I don't doubt my engine mount---but I've always had a fear of slinging a blade or breaking a crank flange while doing acro((I know the chances are very slim---but I've got a big yellow stripe down my back---gets wider every year!! ;-) )) A cable seems like a simple, cheap insurance policy.

Anyone have any advice on how to install it?
What size cable to use?
How to attach to fuselage?
How to attach to engine--use case half bolt or just wrap around engine?

Any advice appreciated.


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