Watch Your Washer

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An eagle-eyed reader just phoned the KITPLANES HQ to let us know about a mistake printed in the November issue. Specifically, in the Engine Beat column, the large-area washers used with Marc Zeitlin’s Belleville-washer-based mounting arrangement for wood props were incorrectly called out as AN900 washers. Well, if you know your AN hardware, you also know that an AN900 is not an area washer (that would be the AN970), but instead a crush washer that’s obviously unsuited for use with propeller attachment.

We apologize for the error.

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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 30 years. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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