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Loctite on prop nuts?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by Firestat, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Firestat

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    Well, yesterday, I received my new carbon blades, which by the way, have the correct fitting for the motor shaft.
    I took the bird up and everything went well on the first flight. On the second flight, one of the prop nuts came off. I could hear it hit the prop, found the blade, but could not find the nut (imagine that!)

    Any way, I ordered some more nuts, but am wondering if I should put a little drop of Locktite, the light kind, on the shaft?

    By the way, today, I received an email ad from Dronefly about the new, self locking nuts. A day late and a dollar short.

    Thanks, guys
    Chuck
     
  2. martcerv

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    Best to just get nylock nuts and you dont need to worry about them spinning themselves loose ever again.
     
  3. tanasit

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    Liquid Loctite will melt the plastic parts!
    If needed, use the tape one like below:

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  4. Gizmo3000

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    there's nothing wrong with using loctite,
    just be extra, extra, extra sure to keep it away from any plastic (including the props).I would screw the nuts on upsside downs.
    if used carefully and cautiously, it's certainly better than not having it at all.

    But always make sure the nuts are on tight prior to going out and flying and in between flights (every 3 or 4) if you have time.
     
  5. Firestat

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    Thanks for all the responses, guys.

    Not sure what Nylock nuts are. Do you happen to have a link?

    Thanks
    Chuck
     
  6. martcerv

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyloc_nut

    Why mess around with loctite when using these cheap and easily accesible nuts at any hardware store. If using liquid loctite around plastic it will destroy the plastic and cause it to fail, this is the same with plastic props or the phantoms shell. Though in the case of the op using it with carbon proos on the motors this shouldn't be an issue but using a locking nut is cleaner and easier. Taking off a prop with loctite may release some of the dried up loctite into the motor windings too.
     
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  8. tanasit

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    [​IMG]

    Here are some of mine. My favorite is the one to the right next to the last which is titanium low profile with nylon insert.
     
  9. Firestat

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    Thanks, guys.

    Tanasit, where did you get those and what size are they? Should I get 8 mm or 10 mm?

    Thanks
    Chuck
     
  10. tanasit

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    They are M6 nuts (6mm), not 8 or 10mm.
    The first one is stock, and the next 3 from Home depot.
    The rest from ebay, search "M6 lock nuts".

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=m6 ... t&_sacat=0
     
  11. Firestat

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    I don't know where I got 8 mm, but I just ordered the 6m.

    Went to Home Depot, but could not find the Nylocks.

    Thanks for all your help, guys.
     
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    Just to finish this up, I got the Nylocks and put them on.

    They are not going anywhere.

    Thanks for all the imput.
     
  13. Kerik

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    I can't seem to find the left-hand thread version of these. Don't we need some of both?

    Thanks.