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09-10-2006 04:27 PM  14 years ago
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raptorapture

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Screw loose attaching landing gear
Anybody got a solution to get the screws to grip again for those attaching from the landing gear and going into the frame after passing through the CF bit at the bottom? One of mine has almost stripped and loosens every flight. So far the only thing I can think of is to replace the frame; however, this will probably only re-occur on the new one.

Geoff.
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09-10-2006 04:33 PM  14 years ago
Matthew3

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I used a bigger (not longer) screws
,works good.
mine stripped in crash.
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09-10-2006 04:38 PM  14 years ago
Roamer

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I replaced the wood screws that come stock with a (slightly) longer 3mm cap screw after a crash ripped the landing gear off my R50V1. That was over four years ago and it is STILL going strong!

And that is after several OTHER crashes as well, unfortunately!
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09-10-2006 04:40 PM  14 years ago
raptorapture

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Thanks Matthew3. Was considering but didn't know if it would fit through all the other stuff. Will give it a shot. Pretty troublesome though to find screws not specific to a kit where I live. No Radio Shacks/Home Hardware etc...

Geoff.
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09-10-2006 04:40 PM  14 years ago
rickc

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Add a drop of CA glue to the hole, work the drop around the threads with a straight pin and let it dry, then reassemble. Don't fill the hole full of glue, just give the threaded part some more area.Rick
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09-10-2006 04:48 PM  14 years ago
raptorapture

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Wow
2 simple solutions and one slightly more technical. Rick, Can I use fast CA? Thanks guys.

Geoff.
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09-10-2006 04:54 PM  14 years ago
Matthew3

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I did the drop of ca in the hole first, 10 flights later was loose again. larger screw holding now for several gallons of fuel.
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09-10-2006 05:04 PM  14 years ago
extreme3d

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I use four small tyraps to hold the landing gear and carbon fibre plate, you would surprised how secure you can get it!

If you ever crash the tyrap would snap before the frame.
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09-10-2006 05:58 PM  14 years ago
falcon

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I used M3 cap screws and nylocs I didn't fit the self tapping screwswww.m0kwr.com
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09-10-2006 06:35 PM  14 years ago
rickc

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Wow

2 simple solutions and one slightly more technical. Rick, Can I use fast CA? Thanks guys.

Geoff.
I alwayes use the thin or Fast CA to repair holes.
I did the drop of ca in the hole first, 10 flights later was loose again. larger screw holding now for several gallons of fuel.
I never had a problem, sometimes it takes several layers of the CA to build the hole dia. back up. Most of time I find that the hole with the CA tends to be the strongest.

3mm cap srews will take away the headache for good.
Rick
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09-10-2006 06:40 PM  14 years ago
Heli88

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3mm cap screw has worked best for me.
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09-10-2006 10:42 PM  14 years ago
TonyTypeS

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I tried CA with the stock wood screws and it still came out. I used a lot of CA! First flight today and it came out agian.
Using a 3m screw with a nut is prob the best solution. I did that to my other rappy and it never came out. Duh : haha
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09-10-2006 11:36 PM  14 years ago
spog

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I tap the frame holes 8-32 and use nylon bolts, they have not come loose.
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09-11-2006 03:23 PM  14 years ago
jschenck

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and for those of us who are really impatient, zip ties!
They work great at the field and are surprisingly affective.
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09-11-2006 03:28 PM  14 years ago
mille man

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landing gear
those frames are trashed.
they are no good and may cause a severe crash!!!!
i'll give you $5 shipped for them.
let me know.
---mille man
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09-14-2006 03:45 PM  14 years ago
JTerrell

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ZIPTIES!
I bet that looks attractive!

Use 3mm bolts and nylocs and problem is solved forever.
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09-14-2006 04:02 PM  14 years ago
jschenck

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well, I doubt I'll ever be accused of having a good looking heli

The Orange one shown in my Gallery is refered to as the 'Getto Raptor' for a good reason. I'll have to post some close-ups for a really good laugh.

black zip ties with mavrikk super gear are near invisible!
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09-14-2006 07:37 PM  14 years ago
Yug

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Use a nut and bolt.Vegetable rights and Peace
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11-05-2006 04:31 PM  14 years ago
raptorapture

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Solved
Thanks all.

Bought the M3 cap screws and nylocs. Screwed in the screw for the hole that was stripped. Solid as a rock, no need for the nut at this time.

Geoff.
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11-05-2006 05:18 PM  14 years ago
w.pasman

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I tried CA with the stock wood screws and it still came out. I
Did you DEGREASE?

Anyway I would use epoxy and not CA for this. CA is brittle and does not fill holes.
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