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Old 06-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a slight meeting with the ground and broke one of the ball arms on the pitch slider. I have stripped two 1.5 allen keys trying to get the grub screw out..any suggetions?
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I'd get a high quality brand new allen key/screwdriver and try that
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've had luck with CA on the end of the Allen key. Let it set up a few hours.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had a slight meeting with the ground and broke one of the ball arms on the pitch slider. I have stripped two 1.5 allen keys trying to get the grub screw out..any suggetions?
I had the exact same thing happen to me last week. I was simply going to grease the thrust bearings and stripped everything out. The trick is too heat up the aluminium and that will loosen everything up. Of course this was found out after I had to cut my blade grips off to try and get the screws out.

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I'd get a high quality brand new allen key/screwdriver and try that
It was a brand new e-flight allen key/screwdriver..must not be that good of a product.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had the exact same thing happen to me last week. I was simply going to grease the thrust bearings and stripped everything out. The trick is too heat up the aluminium and that will loosen everything up. Of course this was found out after I had to cut my blade grips off to try and get the screws out.

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i, just used a dremel and cut a little straight line in the head of the screw and then used a flat head screw driver. I found the flat head screws dont strip the head of the screw as easily. I hope this works for you!
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i, just used a dremel and cut a little straight line in the head of the screw and then used a flat head screw driver. I found the flat head screws dont strip the head of the screw as easily. I hope this works for you!
good idea!
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It was a brand new e-flight allen key/screwdriver..must not be that good of a product.
I was having this issue because I was using the provided allen key. (I bought what I thought was a better kit that was not good either, as its 1.5mm was about 1.8mm and did not fit) Once I used a quality key though, the difference was so big I was shocked. I really didnt think that the quality would make that much difference a tool that seems so simple.
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Heat it with the tip of a soldering iron. (Just the screw).

This will break the bond of the loctite.
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