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HOW TO   Fit the nut on the bottom of the main gear without tears

This tip applies mostly to the Interceptor 400 and to a lesser extent the Belt CP
This tip was donated by JAY COLLER, for whom the thanks should go....

I have often had a hard time getting the nut on the retaining bolt started when reinstalling the main drive gear on several helicopters, so I found that this tricky little task is made much easier if I use a longish bolt (the same diameter and thread count as the retaining bolt) and just catch a couple threads on it so that I can easily place the nut on the end of my retaining bolt and get it started. 

if it wants to try to turn on the bolt itself, I just double nut it so that it can't do so. 

Its just a little trick but I have spent a few frustrated hours trying to get that nut back on when it was the last thing keeping me grounded and maybe some one else has had that same problem when trying to use pliers, as I always ended up dropping the nut ...

I hope that this great tip from JAY will help others to fit this important but awkward little nut more easily in future

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