WIRE GRIP - Is a unique fitting which securely attaches to solid wire end push-pull cables. Uses a "pin vice" gripping action to attach a cable. The 5/8" long 10-32 threaded end will attach a clevis, ball joint, or other hardware for use with mixture controls, carb heat box, cabin air, or other applications, resulting in a clean, professional installation.
Note: Use PN 05-16001 on A790 ACS controls.
Made in USA
The wire grip is as advertised. Basically a tiny mandrel with compression about the installed wire. I have not performed a tension test to failure, but the device appears to bind the cable quite tightly. Sufficient for most applications involve control cabling. It is noted that the wire grip is for solid wire only. Supposedly does not work well with multi-stranded cable wire. I beg to differ. Having installed on 7x19 twisted cable, it binds quite nicely, and has equal tension with the solid-core wire. Its also possible to solder tin the twisted cable ends, to basically achieve a solid wire (on the ends), If so desired, creating a multi-strand cable with solid wire ends.
These cable clamps are just the ticket. Ive seen so many planes with people trusting their lives to throttle/ mixture cables with a jam nut when they could have used these clamps.
Beautifully designed and executed. Small in diam, lightweight. The best on the market. Polished stainless. Flawless.
I installed a new fuel servo and the mixture cable end needed an alteration connecting to the servo. I tried a couple of different ways, but this wire grip fitted right over the cable end and made a very strong bond. Two things Aircraft Spruce should advertise with this item, however: - You need a perfect (99% straight cable end, otherwise it will not tighten over the cable strong enough) - You cant find a 10/32 female connection to this part at Aircraft Spruce so I needed to buy from McMaster Carr a ball joint end https://www.mcmaster.com/#60645k31/=1e6jgrz (Hint, Hint...) Otherwise it works like a charm.
Amazing piece...... make the job easy and looks good.... throttle cable in a tight place....tnx...jw
I measured the wire diameter as .063 and therefore ordered the largest size, as the middle size capability ended at .062. However, the largest size could not grip the cable at all, the threaded cone ran to the end of the thread. So I incurred another shipping and handling fee and another week of aircraft downtime, plus returning the wrong-size part
Mandrel failed. Cable released. Would not recommend.
You can select one of the two sizes available. Either .050" thru .060" or the .078" unit.
This wire grip is 303 stainless steel.
The length is 1-7/8".
No. This was designed for solid wire applications only.