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DJI Phantom Vision + V3.0 motor mount thread stripped.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by ussms, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. ussms

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    I have a new Phantom and purchased prop guards with it. When I installed the prop guards with the new longer screws I never got a chance to tighten one of them because the thread was stripped. I put them all in with Loctite but it is stripped so bad the screw drops into the hole all the way in. I have no idea how I managed to do this since I spent most of my life as an R&D machinist so I know better than to tighten to much.

    Any help with this problem would be appreciated.
    Steve
     
  2. N017RW

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    I'm no machinist but what about drill and tap to next size screw?
     
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    I good thought but also a scary one since these screws have been blamed for destroying motors in previous posts.
     
  4. N017RW

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    It's the length that causes damage not girth. You might wish to just leave it out.
     
  5. mad in nc

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    JB Weld it in :cool:
     
  6. ussms

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    I understand that but to use a larger screw I will need to drill out the old hole and then tap it deep enough to get a full/strong thread. The idea of drilling and tapping that close to motor windings is a little unnerving. Wouldn’t you think?
     
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    But you're a machinist, No???

    Just leave it out and monitor the other three then.

    Or... buy a new motor for $20 or whatever they cost.
     
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    It seems you can get a helicoil in M3 size, if you want a good solid fix.
     
  9. CyberCitizen

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    I'm Sure A Few Girls Might Disagree.