Jesus bolt? - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Jan 19, 2007, 03:29 PM
Registered User
rudderbud2000's Avatar
Discussion

Jesus bolt?


Heard the term jesus bolt and was wondering where it was and what it is? Thanks, Bud
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Jan 19, 2007, 03:33 PM
Registered User
rich_hodgetts's Avatar
I believe people refer to the single bolts that hold the rotor head onto the main shaft and, to a lesser extent, the main gears.

I think it comes from the full size helicopter world where if the single bolt holding the rotor head on fails then its pretty likley to be the last flight the pilot ever makes - hence the religeous reference.

Rich
Jan 19, 2007, 03:36 PM
Registered User
rudderbud2000's Avatar

Jesus Bolt


Got it. Thanks
Jan 19, 2007, 03:36 PM
Registered User
It's also generally know as the bolt that if it fails, most people that witness this say "Jesus!"
Jan 19, 2007, 04:15 PM
crash. rebuild. repeat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roto Rob
It's also generally know as the bolt that if it fails, most people that witness this say "Jesus!"
I thought it was more like "if that bolt fails, you're going to see Jesus" from back during the vietnam era (Hueys)
Jan 19, 2007, 04:25 PM
Mom says I'm special...
beafraid8's Avatar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_pin
Jan 19, 2007, 04:47 PM
I broke my kerpellor.
Artemetra's Avatar
Jesus saves. It's hard to argue with that logic on a heli. It saves a lot of stuff if you crash.
Jan 19, 2007, 05:02 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by heli_newbie
I thought it was more like "if that bolt fails, you're going to see Jesus" from back during the vietnam era (Hueys)
No one rides in my RC heli but it still has a Jesus bolt.
Jan 19, 2007, 06:08 PM
Mom says I'm special...
beafraid8's Avatar
"In case of Rapture, this heli will be un-manned"
Jan 19, 2007, 11:04 PM
Drive fast/Fly low
The Wiki article pretty much got it all.
It is part of the preflight checklist. On the UH-1 Huey, the nut and its safety wiring is something that gets a careful check. It sits on the very top of the mast and literally holds the blades and all the other stuff on. They have been know to have failed in flight. No idea where the name came from, but is common term among heli pilots.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ECO 8: keep breaking Head bolt (jesus bolt) and Phx 45 start up problem? UAVProducts Electric Heli Talk 6 Jun 15, 2005 01:34 PM