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Old 09-26-2008, 06:53 AM
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe is offline
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Default Re: Fastener materials and grades

Grade 8 bolts are not used in the ultralight aircraft industry because they can be have purported to be "brittle" if used wrongly.

What can you comment on AN hardware? I have read/been told by "experts" it's the same as grade 5 in hardness. I also have been told it's "army/navy" hardware, and not aircraft specific.

AN hardware sure makes the use of fasteners easy!

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by Bikeguy Joe; 09-26-2008 at 07:38 AM.
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