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Folks-

A D-shackle plus a spring-loaded carabiner in stainless does a great job.
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Do you leave the D-shackle attached in flight?
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No. You just unscrew it and toss it in the baggage area along with my chocks.

Good point I should have added that.
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That is exactly what I use.
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Same here but I have noticed some silver-gray rub marks around the hole. Not sure if it is something that would buff out but I have purchased a rope shackle to try.
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Diamond_Dan wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:02 am
Same here but I have noticed some silver-gray rub marks around the hole. Not sure if it is something that would buff out but I have purchased a rope shackle to try.
I was concerned about paint abrasions, so I place a fiber washer between each side of the “U” shackle and the fin. Takes a little longer to install the shackle, but the ventral fin still looks new.

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Steve wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:59 am
Diamond_Dan wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:02 am
Same here but I have noticed some silver-gray rub marks around the hole. Not sure if it is something that would buff out but I have purchased a rope shackle to try.
I was concerned about paint abrasions, so I place a fiber washer between each side of the “U” shackle and the fin. Takes a little longer to install the shackle, but the ventral fin still looks new.

Steve
OR maybe a piece of PU film transparent. This kind of film exists in automotive to prevent stone chipping on bonnet etc...
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Re: tail tie-down solution

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Try a climbing sling. Lighter, stronger and cheaper than a D-shackle. No potential damage to the fin, paint or tie down insert.
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