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HelicopterAlignOther › Watch those socket screws
09-13-2007 09:10 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Bignose13

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Just posted this on that other site

Just finished flying today, got home and put the heli back in the shed, started to clean of all the oil when I spotted that one of the engine mount socket screws had sheared. Checked all the other screws and the one directly below the sheared screw was fairly loose.
So do yourselves a favour and go and check those socket screws NOW

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09-13-2007 09:27 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Magnazan

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Auckland - New Zealand

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After seeing JAGNZs engine hanging in by 2 screws i check the screws in mine every few flights. I haven't had any issuues with mine yet but that maybe down to my generous locktiting

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09-13-2007 11:48 AM  10 years agoPost 3
tchavei

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Portugal

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603 loctite will hold that sucker forever (green, oil tolerant). I do check the screws once in a while. Thx for the tip.

Btw, those screws usually don't get torqued down properly if you happen do dismount the engine after the build. Its a tuff place to get a proper allen key there.

Tony


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