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Old 05-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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Found a Nut!!

While getting packed for nest trip, I was in the front basement. Found a nylock (?) nut by the battery case. Hmm. Then I looked up and saw the box shaft shear pin/1/4-20 screw by the landing gear motor working its way loose and up against the motor housing! Yikes. Tightened it down and added the nut. Pays to look around sometimes?!!!
 
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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Glad you found it. I had to use an allen wrench with the long edge taped to the shaft when I broke mine until I got spares.
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Good find. Now go get a spare.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:31 AM   #4
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Always pays to check all parts of the rig on a regular basis. When you live in a rolling earthquake stuff will come loose. Glad you were able to find it before it let you know.
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I just ordered 100 of them for my MOC friends, there are all sorts of sizes and grades of them.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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I have some spares but all of them manage to hit the motor when the shaft rotates. I've tried different nuts and different length bolts and combinations of those. If I could find a nut shorter than anything I've tried I'd be in business. The motor is showing where the nut hits it. Eventually it will wear through if I don't get this figured out.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #7
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I called Lippert and got the right sizes, and hardness for all of them.
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Jim, email me about these, please. I'd like to have you ship me a few. Thanks.
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Steve after you insert the 10 hard bolt lock washer and nut take a 4" grinder. Grind off the bolt and the nut until you have your clearance. It somewhat welds the nut to the bolt. It was still working when I traded it in. Jack
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Nail polish, paint and Locktight will work too, Good tip on the grind-job Jack.
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Found a Nut!!
More commonly, loose nuts on this forum are usually found behind the steering wheel of the tow vehicle, or by the campfire ....holding a beer or a cocktail.





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Unless of course they are wearing nail polish, 'eh Ozz??


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Found a Nut!!
More commonly, loose nuts on this forum are usually found behind the steering wheel of the tow vehicle, or by the campfire ....holding a beer or a cocktail.





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Cap'n Chris,
Even a blind squirrel will find a nut sometime!
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Steve after you insert the 10 hard bolt lock washer and nut take a 4" grinder. Grind off the bolt and the nut until you have your clearance. It somewhat welds the nut to the bolt. It was still working when I traded it in. Jack
Thanks, Jack. With the current arrangement the bolt does not extend beyond the nut so I'd be grinding just the nut. That's a great idea. Now to find a 4" grinder or drill attachment. Limited tool availability is one of the hazards of fulltiming. I may have a small grinding wheel for my drill that would do the job.
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Chris, what I **really** wanted to ask you about this is not something I can ask in this forum.
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