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Pilot and Co-Pilot shoulder harness

Where the Pilot and Co-Pilot shoulder harness connects to the inertia reel strap, it should be attached with a clevis bolt, also known as a shoulder bolt, not a standard bolt.

The nut securing a clevis bolt should not be tightened so tight that it doesn’t allow the attached components to pivot on the clevis bolt.

That is why a clevis blot is called fore.

In the photo a standard bolt was used and tightened down tight. Notice the stress points on the straps.

This puts a tension load on only a small area of the straps which could lead to premature or catastrophic failure.

Pete Frinchaboy

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