Figure 3. Rigging Shackle Assembly
(4) Install both sling eyes from aft red/white safety slings onto clevis part of the shackle assembly.
(5) Place the midpoint of the adjustable length tie-down sling attached to the topside of the blade sleeves
through the clevis part of the shackle assembly.
Ensure that the sling spacer is installed when the
shackle assembly is assembled.
(6) Place single eye end of heavy weight black/white sling with bridle (6), Figure 1, View A, to the shackle
assembly (Figure 3) and secure shackle assembly as follows:
(a) Insert sling spacer from shackle assembly into the single eye end opening of heavy weight
(b) Align the holes in the shackle assembly clevis with the hole in the sling spacer.
(c) Once holes are aligned, insert the clevis pin through the holes in the shackle assembly clevis
assembly and sling spacer.
(d) Insert quick-release pin through hole in base of the clevis pin to secure the clevis pin in the clevis.
(7) Carefully lay the rigged shackle assembly on the helicopter and heavy weight sling (6), Figure 1, View
A, 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.