To prevent possible damage to the main rotor system
assembly fixed length tie-downs must be secured with
approximately 18 inches of slack in the lines.
(16) Leaving approximately 18 inches of slack, secure the fixed-length tie-down to the appropriate area of
(17) Repeat steps (1) through (16) for the opposite facing rotor.
g. Rig Shackle Assembly (Figures 1 and 4, and Table 3)
During shackle assembly rigging and subsequent recovery
flight all light weight slings and tie-downs attached to the
main rotor blades are to be attached to the clevis part of
the shackle assembly, while the heavy weight black/white
sling is on the shackle assemblies sling spacer
(1) Remove quick-release pin, clevis pin and sling spacer from shackle assembly clevis. (9, Figure 1 and
Figure 4. Rigging Shackle Assembly