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Old 09-29-2009, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys it just crossed my mind I know your not supposed to use loctite on/near plastic but I upgraded to metal gear servos, should I use loctite on the screw holding on the servo horn?
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After losing the screw followed by the servo arm in flight, I vote yes
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I always thought that was what the star washer was for....
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i never have and i have never had one even think about coming out

but trust in Funky a little dab wont hurt
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Not on a 450.
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I do as it won't hurt anything and it is cheap insurance that the screw will not back out on you
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Edit: Wrong post =X

I loctite my MG servos btw, not sure why, better safe than sorry I guess
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Guys it just crossed my mind I know your not supposed to use loctite on/near plastic but I upgraded to metal gear servos, should I use loctite on the screw holding on the servo horn?
Thanks!
Have you had one back out already? It's a good idea to go over everything during your first preflight check and after a day of flying.
I haven't had one loosen on me yet.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Mine lasted a few hundred flights before the screw backed out of my elevator servo. Unfortunately it turned into a pretty nasty crash that could have been easily avoided so I locktite all of my MG servos now. I use a very small amount of locktite, it shouldn't take much.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yes on the locktite, and change the screws to socket head so you can get them out later
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