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03-09-2010 07:08 PM  8 years agoPost 1
mafsteele

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I have a stripped head on the jesus bolt on my trex 600, the nut is in the other side and is in tight, any ideas how to get it out?

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03-09-2010 07:13 PM  8 years agoPost 2
jtjeep75

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grind a flat spot in it and use a screw driver if you have the space

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03-09-2010 07:26 PM  8 years agoPost 3
BarracudaHockey

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That or vice grips.

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03-09-2010 07:45 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Wingman77

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vice grips on the cap screw and a socket on the nut would probably work the best.

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03-09-2010 07:50 PM  8 years agoPost 5
mafsteele

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thanks man, ill let you know

thanks

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03-09-2010 08:41 PM  8 years agoPost 6
rotormonkey

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I know this isn't what you asked, but I'm going to pipe up anyhow...

If your jesus bolt is stripped, that leads me to believe you're putting a fair bit of torque on it. Don't. The jesus bolt should be just tight enough to call it snug.

When it's too tight, it puts too much stress on it, and it will snap in flight eventually.

If it can't hover, it ain't worth flying.

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03-09-2010 09:51 PM  8 years agoPost 7
helicraze

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Well depends what kind of clamping method is used, if its a jesus bolt only and not used as clamping it only needs to be firm, if however the single bolt is used as a jesus bolt and to clamp the headblock it need to be a shanked bolt and done up pretty well.

Using quality tools and replacing every so often is a good idea

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03-09-2010 09:52 PM  8 years agoPost 8
VooDooX

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+1 rotor and snapping in flight will be like the video of the kid who trys to take off and only the head leave the ground.. i dont have a link... but its hilarious... inflight may not be so hilarious also if you were standing over it also not hilarious.. but the video..its hilarious

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03-09-2010 09:59 PM  8 years agoPost 9
rotormonkey

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FYI:

Watch at YouTube

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03-09-2010 10:19 PM  8 years agoPost 10
VooDooX

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bahahahha

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03-09-2010 10:21 PM  8 years agoPost 11
holzback

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snug i fine because there is a lock nut

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03-09-2010 10:53 PM  8 years agoPost 12
JeffKollin

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If the head of the bolt is not recessed grind it down and use a small punch and knock it out.

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03-09-2010 11:00 PM  8 years agoPost 13
mafsteele

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thanks everyone for your help, i removed it with vice grips and a socket
and i agree, i wont over tighten the next one

thanks everyone
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03-09-2010 11:44 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Nalizan

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I have stripped that bolt myself. As helicraze pointed out, on the 600, it is being used as a jesus bolt and a clamp for the hub to the main shaft. So it does need some snugging. Glad you got it off. I would have suggested any of the above.

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03-09-2010 11:54 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Wingman77

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the best way to avoid stripping out the cap screw is to get a set of thorp drivers

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03-10-2010 01:06 AM  8 years agoPost 16
chopper_crazy

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that video is hilarious. I laugh everytime I see it. I love how he follows the head as it is coming back down to mother earth. ha ha.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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03-10-2010 07:15 AM  8 years agoPost 17
vinrx7

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Lol!!! I amost pissed my pants watching that video. Hahahaha. You can see just how long the head was in the air by the guys face. That's too funny. It's a good thing it was only the Jesus bolt and not something else like blade grip nut. That could have been ugly instead of funny.

STUPID TREE!!!

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03-10-2010 07:38 AM  8 years agoPost 18
JRjoe

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Glad to hear you got it out.

Same but different.
They're kind pricy but a set of micro extractors from Sears is a good investment if you wrench alot on helis. They kick butt for gettin out stripped allen head bolts and are very good at gettin out stripped set screws....


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03-10-2010 12:30 PM  8 years agoPost 19
rotormonkey

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Micro extractors? You have my interest peaked.. Don't suppose you could dig up a link?

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03-10-2010 12:46 PM  8 years agoPost 20
woop

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IN the video the guy forgot the Jesus bolt all together

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