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Old 08-26-2017, 12:03 AM
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Im planning to install the sullivan heavy duty steel pushrod connector on the flexible throttle cable of my piper cub .60 airplane.

The instruccion says: use drop of glue to mantain adjustment. (0-80 nut)

What Kind of glue i should use?
How tight shold the nut has to be to be secure?

If you have another recommendation i Will really appreciate it.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:07 AM
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I generally avoid those types of conectors like the plangue as they can loosen up and slip. If your throttle cable is the twisted steel or brass type, I solder on a Sullivan Brass Coupler and screw on some type of clevis. However, a drop of thin CA will work just fine to help secure the bolt on an EZ connector.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:30 AM
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Hi!
Agree with RBACONS! A better way and lighter is to use Sullivans thinnest throttle wire in a yellow plastic tubing and solder 2mm threaded end to each end .
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for the advice.

For the moment look like these, but im going to order the brass coupler and the clevis.

Hopefully i Will make the First flight next saturday.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:32 PM
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Can't you just solder it?
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A dab of solder on the pushrod cable where the EZ connector will hold it helps. It keeps the cable from fraying from the pressure and gives the screw a soft but firm surface to bite into. I agree with others that a soldered on threaded adapter is the better way to go, but the adjustability of those EZ connectors is nice to have.
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I use EZ connectors on the throttle for the ease of adjusting. I will not use them anywhere else. I usually use the small braided cable and solder the last 1/4" or so of the cable so it doesn't fray when I tighten the set screw.
Scott

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I guess I should have read Jesters post a little more closely before I posted, since he said the same thing.........................
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It's nice to have verification that more than one person recommends doing something.
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Originally Posted by jester_s1 View Post
It's nice to have verification that more than one person recommends doing something.

I do the same as Pylonracer. Like him, I don't use those connectors anywhere else.
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