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Old 11-10-2008, 06:57 AM
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Default Hitec Servo Horn Screw Question

I love my Hitec Servos except for one thing the phillips head screw that holds the horn on is wimpy and strips out fast. I wanted to know if anyone has taken the time to find the right size allen to use. At the last race after hunting for a screw I finally found one, but what a pain in the ass
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I know a couple years back I ordered some allen head screws from Micro Fasteners.
1-800-892-6917
www.microfasterers.com

2.6 x 8mm is the screw size for the standard size servos.
http://www.microfasteners.com/catalo...cts/METSCM.cfm
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Originally Posted by BRENDAN LUGO
I know a couple years back I ordered some allen head screws from Micro Fasteners.
1-800-892-6917
www.microfasterers.com

2.6 x 8mm is the screw size for the standard size servos.
http://www.microfasteners.com/catalo...cts/METSCM.cfm
Why dont they use an allen like every other company?
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Originally Posted by BRENDAN LUGO
I know a couple years back I ordered some allen head screws from Micro Fasteners.
1-800-892-6917
www.microfasterers.com

2.6 x 8mm is the screw size for the standard size servos.
http://www.microfasteners.com/catalo...cts/METSCM.cfm
Sorry to bother you but what is Hitec theory on using such a small crappy screw on such a great servo???
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Originally Posted by robbdny
Why dont they use an allen like every other company?
What other servo company uses an allen head screw on their servos?
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Originally Posted by BRENDAN LUGO
What other servo company uses an allen head screw on their servos?
Sorry that came out wrong ACE is the only 1 that comes with a button head allen. But the 2.6X8 Hitec uses is near impossible to find, Futaba, Airtronics, ect all use a 3mm that every hobbyist can put there hands on. DO you see where I am going with this?
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Originally Posted by robbdny
Sorry that came out wrong ACE is the only 1 that comes with a button head allen. But the 2.6X8 Hitec uses is near impossible to find, Futaba, Airtronics, ect all use a 3mm that every hobbyist can put there hands on. DO you see where I am going with this?

I couldn't tell you why they chose that size.
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ya all i can say is stock up on em and also they make a red locktite thats not liquid if you put a little tiny drop on the screw you will never have that problem again
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Red loctite ='s permanent. Use the blue loctite or a dab of shoe goo/goop type adhesive.
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But the questions still remains why the hell would they use such an odd ball size?? Its the only thing I really hate about the servo. Makes me want to switch to Futaba or JR. LAst week at the race I was looking for a screw to hold my steering horn on and after talkng to about 20 racers a guy had a small bag.

Can anyone relate? Its something that they could fix so easily in there end.
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It simply is what it is. I dont see them changing to a different size screw since this is the size they have used for many, many years. We sell a package of replacement screws as does micro fasteners and probably a few other places so they are available.
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