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07-20-2006 04:41 AM  14 years ago
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Tommy Z

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blade grip screw makin me mad
i cannot get the darn spindle screws out, im outta town and the only tools i have are the little low quality ones that it came with and they turn inside the screw because they are round. screws are still good though.
are there any tricks or something you guys know that makes it easy to get those screws out.
i need to change the dampeners.

Tommy.
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07-20-2006 04:54 AM  14 years ago
Raptorize

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The only trick I did is trox one. It will work on allen head screws.
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07-20-2006 05:09 AM  14 years ago
Tommy Z

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thanks for the reply, but
what does that mean?
trox??
never heard that before...

Tommy.
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07-20-2006 05:24 AM  14 years ago
Skiddz

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You do have two hex wrenches - one on each blade grip screw - right?

If you have access to a grinder or file, file the rounded part of the hex key(s) off to get to a "fresh" end.
A helicopter is 10,000 parts spinning rapidly around an oil leak.
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07-20-2006 06:32 AM  14 years ago
TRex888

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Try blowing it with a hairdryer to loosen the Loctite first.
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07-20-2006 07:27 AM  14 years ago
glucoseboy

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I think he means torx, which is a type of star shaped screw head (often used in cell phones) A torx wrench may be able to work on a stripped hex head. Of course, you're out of town so it might be hard to track one down. Try a Radio Shack or electronic components shop.

good luck
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07-20-2006 11:56 AM  14 years ago
Jon the Rooster

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Using a soldering iron is more precise than a hair dryer. Just toutch the tip on the screw for a few seconds will do the job on them tough screws, before you strip out the head!
It seams if you leave 1 tool behind on a trip,,chances are you'll need it
That would be that Murphy SOB!!
and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
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07-20-2006 10:53 PM  14 years ago
Tommy Z

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oh, torx
and yes i know you have to have both on.
thanks guys, i'll dile em down a but.

Tommy.
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07-21-2006 02:23 AM  14 years ago
Sam Verlander

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Just forget the stock spindle shaft and get the spindle shaft that's threaded and uses 2 nylon lock nuts. I know it's not cheap and you need 2, 5.5 mm spindle wrenches but it's fast and easy and you can adjust the head damping by how far you tighten the nuts. I'll never go back to stock.
Sam
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07-21-2006 02:55 AM  14 years ago
ormandj

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Never leave town without two GOOD 1.5mm hex tools. Otherwise you're going to strip the crap out of bolts/allen wrenches. Soldering iron tip works wonders on the thread-locker just as the above post stated. With two good 1.5mm hex tools you should have *no* trouble getting it apart. Never ever ever ever travel without them when you take your heli. :P So, in your current situation, soldering iron on the bolt, then your newly-filed allen, and good luck. :P
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