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Old 01-29-2023, 04:58 AM
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Has anyone had expierence using the EZ connectors with the thread nut connector instead of the spring snap on ring?
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Good question, as I just put one of those on a Saito 100 throttle, and I am subscribing to this thread for answers. I was worried about the nut coming loose, and I don't use Loctite around plastic (the plastic throttle arm, as Loctice tends to makes plastic crack, plus any Loctite on the shaft would keep the connector from spinning, as it should be allowed to do), so I bought some tiny 0-80 nylon insert locknuts at Microfasteners to help keep the single nut from backing out. Before installing the locknut, I carefully tightened the main screw on the connector so that it was solid to the arm, but could still rotate with little effort. That process required some trial & error to adjust properly. A second regular 0-80 nut could be used as well, if is simply tightened securely against the first nut, being used as a "jam nut".

I am still building the plane that will use this, so it will be quite a while until I can test it. I do have confidence in it, though.
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Originally Posted by Outrider6
Good question, as I just put one of those on a Saito 100 throttle, and I am subscribing to this thread for answers. I was worried about the nut coming loose, and I don't use Loctite around plastic (the plastic throttle arm, as Loctice tends to makes plastic crack, plus any Loctite on the shaft would keep the connector from spinning, as it should be allowed to do), so I bought some tiny 0-80 nylon insert locknuts at Microfasteners to help keep the single nut from backing out. Before installing the locknut, I carefully tightened the main screw on the connector so that it was solid to the arm, but could still rotate with little effort. That process required some trial & error to adjust properly. A second regular 0-80 nut could be used as well, if is simply tightened securely against the first nut, being used as a "jam nut".

I am still building the plane that will use this, so it will be quite a while until I can test it. I do have confidence in it, though.
Thanks for your input. This is my first time also to use the treaded EZ Connecter. I'm using them on the Ford Trimotor. This is a short kit, which needed many modifications. It will be some time
before it is ready to fly. I used the loctite also, but very carefully pained the thread area. I installed the connecter with a lock washer, snug and then backed off slightly. I carefully rotated the connecter and the servo arm a number of times to make sure both were not bound. My biggest concern is the rudder connection. When all goes wrong by controlling the rudder you a chance to avoid a crash.
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Originally Posted by mdiesu
Thanks for your input. This is my first time also to use the treaded EZ Connecter. I'm using them on the Ford Trimotor. This is a short kit, which needed many modifications. It will be some time
before it is ready to fly. I used the loctite also, but very carefully pained the thread area. I installed the connecter with a lock washer, snug and then backed off slightly. I carefully rotated the connecter and the servo arm a number of times to make sure both were not bound. My biggest concern is the rudder connection. When all goes wrong by controlling the rudder you a chance to avoid a crash.
Thanks for your input. This is my first time also to use the treaded
EZ Connecter. I'm using them on the Ford Trimotor. This is a short
kit, which needed many modifications. It will be some time
before it is ready to fly. I used the loctite also, but very
carefully pained the thread area. I installed the connecter with a
lock washer, snug and then backed off slightly. I carefully rotated
the connecter and the servo arm a number of times to make sure both
were not bound. My biggest concern is the rudder connection. When
all goes wrong by controlling the rudder you a chance to avoid a
crash.
Old 01-30-2023, 08:00 PM
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if it is seriously critical, then why chance an EZ connector of any type?

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