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Thread: stripped screw

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    stripped screw

    I am going to send back my motor but the screw on the pinion stripped how do I get it out?

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    you could drill it out or ho to your local hardware store and get a set of easy outs. contact them and tell them that you cant remove it and they might get it out for you while they work on the motor.

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    i have the same issue ive tried drilling it out but its still stuck in there
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    try putting wd 40 on the shaft and take a hammer's nail remover and pull it off

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    i had a similar problem with a castle creations pinion. easy out'd it out. have also used the hammer method as well if the set screw wasn't cranked down.
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    The 1.5mm allen screw for the pinion is the one size that I went out and bought a hardened quality wrench for. Don't underestimate the need for the good wrench to replace the kit supplied L shaped allen wrenches. It does suck getting a stripped pinion off.
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    well it has lock tite on it so its even harder. ill try drilling it tommorow

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    and why would you use loctite?

    x2 on getting a quality set of allen wrenches. i have a few r/c heli's and there are several kits that have all the sizes you need to work on your truck, some come with pliers and wire cutters. i got my set from xheli.com

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