Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Jesus Nut

"He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."
Colossians 1:17



This is a picture of the main rotor retention nut on an AH-1W Cobra helicopter. When properly torqued down, it holds the two main rotors in place. Were it to fail, the rotors would come loose and the aircraft would plummet to the earth. In fact, it is so strong and so secure that the eye on top of the nut can be used to connect a line from which the helicopter can be lifted up and carried wherever it needs to go in the event that it becomes unable to fly on its own.

Perhaps not surprisingly, it is also known as the 
"Jesus Nut."

7 comments:

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I have heard it got that name because it is threaded against the direction of rotation, so the rotation only snugs it down even more, and only Jesus is gonna get it off. They do come off, however. When I was six, back in 1967, my folks took us kids to the Barron County Fair, in Rice Lake, WI. There was a Bell 47 that had just been assembled, before selling helicopter rides. It flew out over Rice Lake, and the rotor came off, and the rotor and the helo fell into the lake. 44 years later, I still remember how quiet it bacame at the fair, when the helo crashed.

Curtis said...

Welcome home Chaplain Harvey!

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Anonymous said...


Вопросец у меня назрел о том, действительно ли мужчины бывают так заняты, что не могут позвонить/скинуть смс/написать по мылу или это всё просто отмазки? Вот например ситуация: молчел живёт в другом городе (далеко), на смски не отвечает (обидно), в телефонном разговоре грит: я очень болен (грипп или простыл сильно), поэтому не мог тебе смску скинуть. Это что правда так бывает или человек просто не хочет со мной общаться? Смску написать - 1 минута нужна, руки при простуде не заняты... Я в последнее время мужчин перестала понимать, поэтому надеюсь, что вы меня сами просветите
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