Figure 3. Rigging Shackle Assembly
Ensure that the sling spacer is installed when the
shackle assembly is assembled.
(7) Place the remaining green/white sling eye from the 10 oclock blade retention sling onto the clevis part
of the shackle assembly.
(8) Place the midpoint of both adjustable length tie-down slings attached to the topside of the blade
sleeves onto the clevis part of the shackle assembly.
(9) Place double eye end of heavy weight black/white sling (6), Figure 1, View A, onto shackle assembly
and secure shackle assembly as follows:
(a) Insert sling spacer from shackle assembly into the double eye end opening of heavy weight
(b) Align the holes in the shackle assembly clevis with hole in sling spacer.
(c) Once holes are aligned, insert the clevis pin through the holes in the shackle assembly clevis and
(d) Insert quick-release pin through hole in base of the clevis pin to secure the clevis pin in the clevis.
g. Carefully lay the rigged shackle assembly on helicopter with the sling spacer facing up, and heavy weight
black/white sling to the side that the recovery helicopter will approach from.