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, to shackle assembly
(Figure 3) 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 the helicopter, and heavy weight black/white sling to the side that
the recovery helicopter will approach from for easy access during the recovery helicopter hook-up procedure
covered in Paragraph 10 of this WP.