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Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by BrianP on Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:24 pm

The thread on the central hole of my locking nut is almost stripped, I can only just get the screw to hold when I tighten the clamping plates.  The thread on the screw is fine, so it is the thread on the locking nut body itself that is the problem.

I know spares are difficult to get hold of.  Has anyone ever managed to repair the thread on a locking nut?  I could try re-tapping it but I'm not sure there is enough material there to form the M4 thread.

Thanks,

B

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:02 pm

Hi Brian and welcome. 

There's a couple threads here showing exactly how to insert heli-coils, can't post em just now as I'm on a mobile 📱 
Search in the technical forum. 
I've done this myself easily, and if I can do it anyone can!

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by Barry on Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:44 pm

Read this LINK.
Also this ONE.

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by BrianP on Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:23 pm

Thanks for the tip guys. I'll look in to it.

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by corsair on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:55 am

Mate; if you're in Aus or NZ, PM me your postal addy and I'll send the tap'n'fix kit that Don sent to me, to you.

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by BrianP on Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:59 pm

Corsair,

Thanks for the offer, but I'm in Scotland. I know the kits are available for about £20 online, I'll get one ordered after the holidays.

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:17 pm

As it turns out I've just stripped out the threads on my X300cr (ebay listed with 1 day left!!) during its pre postage setup,  so I have to get out my heli coil kit and go at it,  Brian if you want I can send up the kit when I'm done, just send it back when you're done?  It'll save you £20  Smile

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by Catalyst on Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:54 pm

If this was a one-off I would suggest that the Christmas spirit is in the air....but goodwill gestures like this happen week-in week-out on this forum.

I doff my cap to you all  Smile

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by BrianP on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:44 pm

Sgt. Vimes,

Thanks for the offer, but I've got a set ordered from Amazon.

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Re: Spectrum SX Locking Nut

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:19 pm

No problem, and a happy new year to all!

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