(c) Rinse and brush the immersed parts
with a suitable type brush until the parts are thoroughly
(g) Turn the quick release back over to
locate the operating button up and allow the stationery
(d) Remove each part individually from
plunger retainer and stationary plunger to fall out of the
the solvent container and dry with a soft clean cloth.
(6) Lubrication. Using aircraft and instrument
(h) Using a suitable sized wrench to
grease (MIL-G-23827) or equivalent, apply a light
hold the self-locking nut and a suitable type screwdriver,
grease coating to the operating plunger. the three
remove the locking nut, operating button screw, and the
locking plungers, the stationary plunger, the four plunger
springs, the locking pin and the locking pin spring.
(i) Using a suitable type tool, remove
Reassemble a quick
the locking wire length from the locking pin retainer.
release that has clean, lubricated, serviceable parts a,
(j) Using a suitable type screwdriver,
remove the adjusting screw from the release body and
(a) Place the quick release body on end
further remove the locking pin spring, locking pin, and
with the two screw holes facing up and using a suitable
type screwdriver, attach the locking pin retainer with the
(k) Using a suitable type screwdriver,
two locking pin retainer screws.
remove the two locking pin retainer screws and the
(b) Insert the small end of the operating
locking pin retainer to complete disassembly of the
plunger through the body, from the body inside.
(c) With the locking pin retainer facing
(3) Parts inspection. A quick release which is
up, insert the locking pin into the retainer with the short
completely disassembled will be administered a
end of the pin down and further install the locking pin
technical/ rigger-type inspection as outlined in paragraph
spring over the locking pin.
2-13 c (2)
) to insure each part
is without defect and
(d) Place a finger over the end of the
serviceable for use. Additionally, the locking wire will be
locking pin retainer and turn the operating plunger
inspected for weakness or breaks which will cause the
counterclockwise until the locking pin falls into the cam
wire to be replaced. The operating button will be
of the operating plunger.
checked to insure the letter "M" is stamped on the top
(e) Install the adjusting screw in the
surface. If the stamped letter is not present, the
locking pin retainer. Using a suitable type screwdriver,
operating button is considered unserviceable.
turn the adjusting screw until the screw top is flush with
(4) Parts replacement. Unserviceable quick
the top of the retainer.
release parts will be replaced according to the following
(f) Position the quick release face up
and aline the flat side of the operating button with the
(a) Any part of the quick release,
locking pin retainer side of the release body. Press
except the locking wire, which is defective and
firmly on the button center until the pins located on the
ultimately unserviceable will be replaced, when possible,
button bottom are seated in the mating holes of the
with a serviceable part, as available.
operating plunger. Attempt to turn the operating button
unserviceable part cannot be replaced, the entire quick
counterclockwise. If the button will not turn in the
release is considered unserviceable and will be
counterclockwise direction and the flat side of the button
is parallel to the retainer side of the release body, the
(b) A broken or weak locking wire will
button is fitted properly. However, if the operating
be replaced by fabrication, using a 1 1/4-inch length of
button will turn counterclockwise and the flat side of the
1/16-inch-diameter cadmium-plated commercial soft-
button is not parallel to the retainer side of the release
iron wire or equivalent.
body, the button is fitted improperly.
(g) From the operating button side,
insert the long operating button screw into the hole at
(a) Remove burrs, rough spots, rust, or
the button center and pass the screw through to the
corrosion from the quick release base plate, body, or
opposite side of the body. Install the self-locking nut on
operating button by either filing with a metal file or
the operating button screw threaded end. Using a
buffing with a crocus cloth.
suitable size wrench to hold the nut, tighten
(b) Place all quick release parts in a
container of tetrachloroethylene and insure the solvent
covers all the parts.