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Old 05-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oh No ! I've got a few screws loose

I've been using MH blade grips almost from the start. I've always had to preflight them and make sure the screws were snug. I could have gone the route of getting thread locker, but for just two screws I was content to just preflight them.

Well last weekend I decided to head up to the cottage, so I pulled out the RTF box and packed everything up. It's about a 1 hour drive on some very rough bits of road.

Opened up the cottage, got settled in and was ready for some flying...

As I opened up the RTF box there was a moment of horror as I discovered a blade-less mSR X.

yep, the screws had worked themselves loose from the trip and were nowhere to be found

Dammit these micro screws are rarer than hens teeth.

Maybe a good excuse to try rakon's blade grips... and from now on I'll defiantly be using locktite
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://tmkarc1hobby.com/hardware-set...el-mh-msr001hw

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My RKH ones threw a blade in flight. MY FAULT! No locktite and no preflight = no excuse to bitch. Just letting you know they'll do it too. I robbed a screw from the lower bearing holder on the frame since I replace it with the BL mount.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I did the unthinkable.

I robbed the head screws from my mSR and drove them into the MH grips. So great was the urge to fly. Everything is tight and she turns on a dime. we'll see how long it lasts. for now I'm back to flying
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warning -- what type loctite would you use?
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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regular blue would be my choice on the locktite.

As for the head screws were they the same thread pitch or did you man handle em in?? I feel you on the will to fly man. I think I need a new board all my servos are acting wonky. I crash too much.
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I couldn't be that lucky... the threads were different. I think I put an 0-80 into a M1


and about your board, I have a spare and would trade for a flashed ESC and HP05S
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I couldn't be that lucky... the threads were different. I think I put an 0-80 into a M1


and about your board, I have a spare and would trade for a flashed ESC and HP05S
Leaving work now, I'll send you a PM tomorrow.
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Hey guys,
what I've been doing with the CNC blade grip screws ( I have the RKH grips on one and the microheli on the other ) to keep em tight is, after I get the screws the way I want them, i take a tooth pic and put just a tiny bit of hot glue on the bottom of the screw up against the base of the grip.
It does a good job of keeping the screws from backing out and if you need to take the screws out, the hot glue peels off the threads pretty easily and very cleanly.
It's been working for me on both MSRX's and the MCPX's. I just make sure I don't gob a bunch on and get anything off balance. I have tried the blue locktight, and it works but sometimes you can strip the head off the tiny screws if you happen to use to much of the blue.

Just thought I would throw that out there.
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Hey guys,
what I've been doing with the CNC blade grip screws ( I have the RKH grips on one and the microheli on the other ) to keep em tight is, after I get the screws the way I want them, i take a tooth pic and put just a tiny bit of hot glue on the bottom of the screw up against the base of the grip.
It does a good job of keeping the screws from backing out and if you need to take the screws out, the hot glue peels off the threads pretty easily and very cleanly.
It's been working for me on both MSRX's and the MCPX's. I just make sure I don't gob a bunch on and get anything off balance. I have tried the blue locktight, and it works but sometimes you can strip the head off the tiny screws if you happen to use to much of the blue.

Just thought I would throw that out there.
That was my concern... not being able to back out the screw if I snapped a blade. I think I like hot glue solution better.

Thanks for the tip
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