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    stripped chasis screw question

    Ive had my p4de for two months and its the first rc car ive ever owned. The screw mounting the esc thats in between the esc and the steering servo seems to have stripped the chasis and is actually lost now. When I replace what do you do to keep in place. I assume its a common problem.

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    Happened to me too. might get a slightly bigger screw. could use some sort of hobby grade glue or compound, I forget what it's called. I would imagine super glue would do just fine for that.

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    Try a longer screw with some blue loctite to grab some new deeper threads.

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    Correct me if I am wrong, I thought loctite worked only on metal to metal.

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    works on alot of materials,but just a longer screw will fix it

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    this happened to me also and a many others on this forum. Traxxas refuses to do anything about it other than sell you anew esc which is ridiculous. try a longer screw with a nut.
    I play til something breaks

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    i just put new longer screw in mine. sounds like yours is in the exact same spot as mine was. i hacksawed the bottom of screw off once the screw was in for good( the screw was way too long)
    RACE IT, BREAK IT, FIX IT, REPEAT!

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. O.G.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattstang2007 View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong, I thought loctite worked only on metal to metal.
    Technically you're correct, but it will work on plastic. Loctite advises to use caution with plastic.

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