Part# 05-16000


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.

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Yes, this really is an amazing piece of hardware! I have searched a year for this part. The 10-32 threads DO thread into Ball joint assy perfectly (aircraftspruce # 05-07500). These two parts seem to be made for each other. This is the highest quality solution to connect to the fuel injection contol levers, to control both throttle and mixture. Lycoming 200 hp, home built aircraft. Anything else will be second best.

Kenneth C
May 19, 2021

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.

Maynard C
August 24, 2019

Works great

Jon B
July 18, 2019

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.

Kenneth P
March 21, 2019

Beautifully designed and executed. Small in diam, lightweight. The best on the market. Polished stainless. Flawless.

August 20, 2018

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 (Hint, Hint...) Otherwise it works like a charm.

Erno O
August 16, 2018

Amazing piece...... make the job easy and looks good.... throttle cable in a tight place....tnx...jw

Joseph E
November 13, 2017

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

Scott J
March 4, 2018

Mandrel failed. Cable released. Would not recommend.

Dan N
September 29, 2019


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Q: For what size solid wire is this Wire Grip intended?

You can select one of the two sizes available. Either .050" thru .060" or the .078" unit.

Q: What is the material for this wire grip?

This wire grip is 303 stainless steel.

Q: What is the overall length end to end of wire grip part # 05-08101?

The length is 1-7/8".

Q: Can these Wire Grips be used on multiple strand cable?

No. This was designed for solid wire applications only.

Q: What is the thread type on the wire grip end?

The wire grip portion is not threaded but the threaded end is 10-32 (3/16).

Q: what is the cable part # that is suitable for the .040-.050 wire grip?

This works with A730, A1770, A740, A1780 cables.

Q: What grips the cable exactly? Do I turn the two nuts opposite ways to tighten the grip?

There are fingers inside the sleeve that compress as you tighten it down. Its basically a pin vice.

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