Greek god or no? Etymology of Dzus?

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Refers to fasteners, I'm guessing? Spring loaded? Quarter turn? Put on the left side-cover because one wanted easy and facile access to the (now) non-existent tool kit?

And how is it pronounced?

Anyone know the origins of the bizarre name itself? It's all quite cool, me thinks.

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Fascinating link, L.A.B. I think that I'm going to refer to them as "Spiral cam fasteners" in future. That should confuse the plebs ! :D
 
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Dzus is the name of the company who marketed the quarter-turn fastener. I think it's the name of the inventor. Before N-V found them, they had been in use by the aircraft industry since WW2 days, as a quick access panel fastener for panels that had to be opened frequently for routine servicing.

As a former aerospace engineer before I worked for N-V, I was familiar with them, having seen hundreds of them on the Lightning fighter. Whether my mentioning them to Bob Trigg's guys resulted in their use on the Commando, I don't know for sure.
 
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Enlightening bit of history there, all around. This, from the website L.A.B. provided:

"It is interesting to note that the Spiral Cam Fastener was standard equipment on the military aircraft of all the United Nations."

I, too, think I'm going to begin referring to them as Spiral Cam Fasteners (try to say it without smiling, though). I also think it's going to be the name of my new punk rock band. "Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to R-O-C-K???!!!!! Yeah - and I KID you not!!! - it's SCF!!!! Let's PAR-TEH!!!"

Enjoyed reading your own personal history on it, Frank. Quite nifty that you could be responsible for their use on the Commando. Thanks for bringing it to light.

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