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Vinyl Coated Aircraft Cable

Items: Aircraft Cables - Vinyl Coated Galvanized Steel - 7 x 19 - Breaking Strength: 4,200 to 9,800 lbs - Lengths: 100 to 500 feet - Cable Diameters: 1/4 to 3/8 inches

Application: Used for pulling and pushing applications - For use with pulleys, sheaves, and winches - NOT for use with aircraft controls - NOT for lifting or suspending of loads

Description: The Vinyl Coated Galvanized Steel Aircraft Cable has a 7x19 construction. The 7x19 construction consists of 1 core cluster of 19 strands of cable surrounded by 6 clusters of 19 strands of cable (see picture of cross section below). This aircraft cable is more flexible than 1x7, 1x19, or 7x7 construction. The aircraft cable is very flexible for creating loops, and has a low fatigue rate for use with pulleys and sheaves.

The cable itself is galvanized, then coated with a vinyl sleeve. While the galvanization supplies durability and weather resistance, the vinyl coating provides the aircraft cable with an extra layer of weather protection. It further guards against damaging the galvanization’s zinc coating, therefore the cable is best suited as a short or long-term safety or securing line that does not experience any wear and tear during use.

Quality: Industrial-use quality and strength - Stronger and more durable than a standard home-use wire rope cable - Manufactured in according to Federal Specification RR-W-410E and A.S.T.M. A 1023/A 1023M, as applicable

Accessories: Use optional thimbles and rope clips (see 'accessories' below table) to secure the wire rope.

Includes: (1) one Aircraft Cable

WARNING: The name aircraft cable suggests uses in airplanes, however this wire rope cable is NOT for use in aircrafts, nor for lifting or suspending of loads! This high strength wire rope cable is designed for pulling and securing in construction, industrial and marine applications.

Learn More: Things you need to know before you buy! See Bottom of Page

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Model Cable Diameter (in) Breaking Strength (lbs) Length (ft) Weight (lbs) Usually Ships Within Price Qty. 
A2072 1/4 4200 100 11 3 - 7 days $25.71 Pics + More
A2073 1/4 4200 200 22 3 - 7 days $51.43 Pics + More
A2074 1/4 4200 300 33 3 - 7 days $77.14 Pics + More
A2075 1/4 4200 400 44 3 - 7 days $102.86 Pics + More
A2076 1/4 4200 500 55 3 - 7 days $128.57 Pics + More
A2077 5/16 7000 100 17 3 - 7 days $40.00 Pics + More
A2078 5/16 7000 200 35 3 - 7 days $80.00 Pics + More
A2079 5/16 7000 300 52 3 - 7 days $120.00 Pics + More
A2080 5/16 7000 400 69 3 - 7 days $160.00 Pics + More
A2081 5/16 7000 500 87 3 - 7 days $200.00 Pics + More
A2082 3/8 9800 100 24 3 - 7 days $55.71 Pics + More
A2083 3/8 9800 200 49 3 - 7 days $111.43 Pics + More
A2084 3/8 9800 300 73 3 - 7 days $167.14 Pics + More
 Model Cable Diameter (in) Breaking Strength (lbs) Length (ft) Weight (lbs) Usually Ships Within Price Qty. 
A2085 3/8 9800 400 97 3 - 7 days $222.85 Pics + More
A2086 3/8 9800 500 122 3 - 7 days $278.57 Pics + More

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What you should know BEFORE you buy!

Aircraft Cable Educational Content

  • Warning: Read and follow ALL instructions and warnings. Failure to do so could result in injury or death.

Learn: Galvanized vs. Stainless Steel Aircraft Cable

When selecting aircraft cable, consider the differences between galvanized and stainless steel aircraft cable. Galvanized wire rope is zinc coated for weather resistance; however, the zinc coating can be damaged from scratches or impacts which can then lead to rust. Furthermore the galvanization does not hold up well to salt water. Consequently galvanized aircraft cable is not as durable for use is environments close to oceans or in marine applications. The galvanized wire rope is therefore best suited as safety or securing lines that do not experience any wear and tears during use or for short-term applications. The galvanized wire rope cable is also available with a vinyl coating which adds a layer of protection against waether and it also guards against any scratching of the zinc coating. In comparison, the stainless steel aircraft cable will not rust even when scratched, however, it is slightly lower in capacity (breaking strength) and it is also much more expensive. This choice is ideal for long-term durability even when exposed to rubbing and scratching.

Correct Method of Installing Wire Rope Clips:

When using wire rope clips to secure aircraft cable, extreme care must be exercised to make certain they are attached correctly. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death.

  1. Turn back specified length of wire rope from thimble. Put first clip one saddle width from seized "dead end" (Fig. 1 below). Seat "live end" (load carrying part) of wire rope in saddle and position U-bolt over "dead end." Remember: "Never saddle a dead horse." Tighten nuts evenly to proper torque (see tables on next two pages).
  2. Put second clip close to the thimble without binding it (see Fig. 1). Install nuts firmly but do not yet tighten to proper torque.
  3. Install all remaining clips equally spaced between the first two clips (Fig. 3). Install nuts firmly but do not yet tighten to proper torque.
  4. Apply light tension to wire rope assembly, and then tighten all nuts evenly to proper torque (Fig. 4).

Inspect the wire rope clip nuts before and after each use and re-torque as needed. When loads are applied to the aircraft cable, the wire rope will stretch slightly causing the rope to slip and the termination to come loose, which may cause serious injury or death. Add at least one more clip if a pulley (sheave) is used in place of a thimble. If uncertain, check with the wire rope manufacturer. If more clips are used than specified, proportionally increase the amount of wire rope that is turned back. When the required minimum number of clips is installed in accordance with these written instructions, they will develop up to 80% efficiency when used on right lay wire rope of classes 6x19, 6x36, 7x19, 8x19, 19x7, and cable laid. Drop forged wire rope clips are recommended for use only with steel core aircraft cables.

    Select the right wire rope clip for your aircraft cable application:

    NEVER use cast malleable wire rope clips for lifting or suspending ANY load.

    Match the same size wire rope clip to the same size aircraft cable diameter. For example, use a 3/8" wire rope clip with a 3/8" wire rope aircraft cable.

    When working with coated wire cable, ALWAYS:

    • Match wire rope clip size to uncoated aircraft cable diameter and
    • Strip coating off aircraft cable where wire rope clips will be attached.

    Install wire rope clips correctly:

    • Never use fewer than the minimum number of wire rope clamps.
    • Wire rope clips are made for use with wire rope aircraft cable only. Never use wire rope clips on pipe, rod, chain, fiber rope, etc.

    Use wire rope clips properly:

    • Never connect two ends of aircraft cable with wire rope clips.
    • Never shock or impact load.

    Inspect and maintain wire rope clips regularly:

    • Inspect wire rope clips before each use. Discard and replace wire rope clips that are worn, distorted, or damaged.
    • Inspect wire rope clip nuts before and after each use and re-torque as needed.

    Industry Designation

    While users often freely interchange the words aircraft cable and wire rope, professional users make the following differentiation: Wire rope is generally used for lifting, aircraft cable is not.