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HelicopterMain Discussion › Stripped Allen bolt screw on raptor 50 :(
rowdog_14

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Austell, GA

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Normally I would just cut and use a flat head but it is recessed into the frame. I have tried a screw extractor, pliers on the opposing end, and a few other options from forums. No luck any suggestions based on this picture.

12-08-2016 02:37 AM
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Jabber

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Try heat, or drill out the head with a bit the same size or slightly bigger than the shank. Stop drilling when the dead comes off!

12-08-2016 02:51 AM
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cudaboy_71

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I second drilling out the socket until the head pops off. When you pull apart the frame you'll have exposed threads to grab with pliers. New screw required

if it ain't broke, break it.

12-08-2016 04:54 AM
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rowdog_14

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Got the head off this morning with a little damage to a mm or 2 of the surrounding plastic. The frame will not separate . Will keep working

12-08-2016 12:00 PM
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rowdog_14

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Got it!!!! Limited scares.

12-08-2016 12:45 PM
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icanfly

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what sometimes works is a torqx lightly tapped into the hex head and turned out. A reverse rotation drill bit works in many situations as well. Obviously some brute force has helped you take the screw out. I have a much worse stripped screw recessed deep within a hole, sometimes they reach a point where it will cause damage removing no matter what, is what it is in the biz so to speak.

12-08-2016 01:06 PM
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1helimech

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Pensacola, Fla....

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Drill it with a left hand bit it may back it right out for you....

I dream of a better world, A world where a chicken's crossing a road IS NOT questioned

12-08-2016 04:04 PM
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rowdog_14

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Yeah tried that. I am good though got it out.

12-08-2016 04:14 PM
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AirWolfRC

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For next time . . . there is a product that comes in a small bottle. It's a fluid that contains some hard grit particles that goes into the socket before the allen wrench and helps get out the bolt. Something like a product called "Screw Grab".

12-13-2016 04:46 PM
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Andy from Sandy

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I say this tongue in cheek, "For next time use a good fitting driver and don't over-tighten the screw."

I don't consider it luck but I am yet to round out any screw on a model helicopter.

12-13-2016 08:29 PM
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AirWolfRC

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For next time use a good fitting driver
I have seen plenty of allen drivers that are under size (cheap) and even some socket head screws that are over size.

12-13-2016 08:41 PM
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Jeff polisena

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I've used dremel tool and cut a slot into cap using flat head screw driver usually works .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

12-13-2016 10:21 PM
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rowdog_14

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Austell, GA

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I say this tongue in cheek, "For next time use a good fitting driver and don't over-tighten the screw."
I don't consider it luck but I am yet to round out any screw on a model helicopter.
Info taken, but need to tell the prior owner that , previous owner did it. I was going through the heli checking things and the belt was wayyyyyy to loose. Got to this screw and already knew I was screwed I have never had do this on any of my planes or helis either, until now.
I've used dremel tool and cut a slot into cap using flat head screw driver usually works
Started doing that but the screw was recessed into the frame. So drilling it out came out cleaner.
For next time . . . there is a product that comes in a small bottle. It's a fluid that contains some hard grit particles that goes into the socket before the allen wrench and helps get out the bolt. Something like a product called "Screw Grab".
Nice to know never hear of that.

12-14-2016 04:49 PM
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JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Coarse valve grinding compound .....

Any decent auto parts store will have it ....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

12-14-2016 09:03 PM
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jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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Another option for future use - JB Weld a cheap wrench into the screw. You can cut it off after and still have most of the wrench ready for the next time.

12-14-2016 09:43 PM
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