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03-12-2012 02:40 AM  6 years agoPost 1
NLDIRENZO

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does anyone know any tricks to getting those 1.5 mm screw out that are stripped. i know you need to use locktite but i feel like everytime i try to get them out they strip & i tried heating them up but that doesn't always work ... Any ideas?

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03-12-2012 03:55 AM  6 years agoPost 2
siguy2k

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The threads stripped or the head? If head you need a better allen set. Those cheap sets have always stripped screws for me!

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03-12-2012 04:30 PM  6 years agoPost 3
rudyy

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Use a dremel to cut a narrow slid in the middle and use a screw driver to turn it.

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03-12-2012 04:57 PM  6 years agoPost 4
ssrobzoom

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Take a solding iron and heat the bolt head and the lock tight will release. Then slot the head with a dremel and use a flat head screw driver to back it out.

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03-12-2012 05:04 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Kaborkian

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03-12-2012 10:56 PM  6 years agoPost 6
robv

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+1 on MIP drivers.

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03-13-2012 12:38 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Heli 770

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In this case slotting the head is not an option, you would ruin a flybar cage that has set and flat head Phillips screws.

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03-14-2012 02:42 AM  6 years agoPost 8
ThumbBumper

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1. Use a little JB weld in the head of the screw and leave the driver in it overnight.

2. A while back someone mentioned a paste that you can put in the head and it has an abrasive additive that allows the tool to bite better. (Dorry I forget the name of it)

3. My favorite: I bought a set of miniature e-z outs. 9 out of 10 times it will remove the screw, but it goes in the trash once you get it out. (you should toss them out no matter how you get it out)

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03-15-2012 09:02 AM  6 years agoPost 9
helibeast

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The main problem is that the screws are improperly prepared before they are installed. Folks use too much loctight and put it on the bottom threads and then install it still wet. Only place it on the last few threads that sit in the hole, wipe off any extra, and let it dry before installation, this way it well not act like a glue but like a anti vibration gasket. On extremely hard to get at screws, you might want to pre-slot them for use with a regular screwdriver.

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03-15-2012 11:07 AM  6 years agoPost 10
cabeng

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go buy your self a decent set of Allen keys , then also get a decent 1/16" Allen key , It will measure just under 1.6mm and normally a good fit for those easily stripped cheap cap screws align sells !!

Use a soldering iron to heat the head of the capscrew first, Makes a world of difference

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03-15-2012 05:16 PM  6 years agoPost 11
NLDIRENZO

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thanks for all the information.. with a lithe information from all of you i got it to work

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03-15-2012 05:35 PM  6 years agoPost 12
rocket_33

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Also, may I suggest you use Purple Locktite instead of blue on those very small (1.5mm) screws. It will work well but not be too strong (blue is meant for medium size screws and above)

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