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Old 01-04-2004, 03:02 PM
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Lookig at all the pics of the spads, i noticed one thing. All the bolts and screws are stickig out the sides. Why not use your cutoff disc and chop them off? I am sure the weight reduction would be significant?

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There is only one reason why I don't cut them off.....I'm to lazy I normally just buy the screws and bolts for my spads by the box at the local hardware store.....they are cheaper by the box and you never know when you might need another one. I only get bolts that will work in several different places (axle bolts - motor mount bolts) that way I don't have boxes of 5-6 different size bolts just sitting around.

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Fat and Lazy. Beside the weight reduction on a 4-5 lb bird would be negligible.

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Sometimes when you use the cutoff tool to cut bolts/screws that are in poly cutting board parts, it loosens the hole because of the heat of the cutting wheel, especially for engine mount screws. Nothing that bolt cutters, dikes or a hack saw can't take care of.

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I do cut off the ends of the screws and bolts that do protrude through on my PBF's The reason being, they could easily cut-rip through your fingers hands while handling them (I know !!!), especially while hand launching them

It only takes a few seconds to do this with a dremel cut off wheel. I don't do it for the weight factor, but rather saving my skin.

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It's tough to reuse them in a self tapping situation if you cut the ends off. Who wants a bunch of useless screws lying around? HeeHee.
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Cutting them with the dremel tool will really loosen up your fit. I just clip off the end with dikes. I also use only the 1/4" hex head screws, (bought by rvator) and use the bat drill. So easy.
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does anyone use aluminum pop rivets ?
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I used some to attach the bracing wires on the tail of my 60 size Deb. I used a washer on the back side of the rivet. Its hard to set the rivit without deforming the coro through.

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