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CALLING ALL HELI ENGINEERS, PROBLEM!

Old 10-24-2007, 01:16 PM
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Default CALLING ALL HELI ENGINEERS, PROBLEM!

Hi Guys, I need a bit of brainpower here.
Problem. Locknut is spinning in rear plastic skid mounting plate. I know it should be a plain nut and not a locknut!
This would not normally be a problem but it is when it's inside a fuselage and difficult to access.
Initial thoughts are :- Grind the head off the bolt and risk damaging a brand new fuse.
Heat the locknut to melt the plastic and risk setting fire to the heli.
Jamming a screwdriver in but the flats are sunken in to the baseframe.
Chuck it in the corner of the workshop and pretend it never happened!

Can any of you bright guys out there think of a solution?
Thanks, Gary.
Old 10-25-2007, 09:46 AM
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Can you post a pic? Having a difficult time visualizing exactly what's going on, and what you can get to...
Old 10-25-2007, 10:51 AM
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Hi Gary,

most lock-nuts have a plasic or rubber insert. If you know what material is used just apply a small amount of the appropriate solvent.

Problem is knowing the material and a matching solvent. []

Regards. Karl.

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