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  1. Safety wire

    Safety wire or lockwire is a type of positive locking device that prevents fasteners from loosening due to vibration and other forces. The presence of safety wiring also serves to indicate that the fasteners have been properly tightened. Safety wire is available in a variety of gauges and materials, depending on the application. In aircraft and racing applications, stainless steel wire is used, most commonly in 0.032 in diameter. Typically, the wire is threaded through a hole drilled into a fastener or part, then twisted and anchored to a second fastener or part, then twisted again.

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  1. safety wire

    A cable, wire, or lanyard attached to the aircraft and routed to an expendable aircraft store to prevent arming initiation prior to store release.


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