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06-06-2004 10:58 AM  13 years agoPost 1
lpearce

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Pukekohe, Auckland NZ

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can anyone tell me the best way to get locktite to release on metal parts I need to get my starting socket of the heli and the grub screw is "locked real tite" I have broken 2 allen keys trying to undo it ( and yes I know i need to get some proper hex drivers and tools instead of using allen keys)

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06-06-2004 11:05 AM  13 years agoPost 2
DOKEY

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Heat

Us a Heat gun if its not too near other things that can get damaged from heat, or use the tip of a soldering iron.

Ryan.

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06-06-2004 11:10 AM  13 years agoPost 3
andyp

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Unless it is high temp loctite it will degrade and let go at below 100 degress celcius (for those in America, thats the temp water boils at at sea level).

To apply the heat to such a local area on the heli (without splitting the frames, etc) try grabbing a allen key with some vice grips/plliers and heading the end with a small gas tourch. Then put the hot allen key into the grub screw/set screw and hold it there till it cools. This should have released the loctite. Now it should undo easily.

Otherwise you probably need to split the frames and remove the whole start shaft assembly and apply direct heat.

And get a good set of hex drivers.

Andrew

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06-06-2004 01:46 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Lock-Tite

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Quebec, Canada

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Talking about me ? ( he he !)

I would remove the part from the heli, use a lighter, heat it a bit. It will come off. Watch you fingers.

Or use the tip of a soldering iron.

Frank
Dont forget to bring a clean pair of shorts when flying 3D ;)

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06-06-2004 02:31 PM  13 years agoPost 5
rcnuts

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Millersville, Penna

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I, and many others use a soldering gun. Apply the tip of the gun directly to the screw head for a minuet or 2, then try to break the setscrew loose.
Harris,

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06-06-2004 09:43 PM  13 years agoPost 6
lpearce

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Pukekohe, Auckland NZ

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awsome

thanks for that guys i think ill use a soldering iron or just heat the allen key up since on my venture it is down in the middle of the frames thanx again.

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