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    Where can I find this screw?

    The screw connecting to the knuckle popped off... anyone know a link to a new screw?

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    Whatup Count! What you should do is go to the local hardware store and find some hex head 3mm screw as well as some 3mm nylon locking nuts.

    See how these screw are "captured"?



    You may notice in this pic that the screw is "captured" as well as the pin.



    I get frustrated when the screws back out and are lost...using some longer screws and a locking nut reduces this occurence.
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    A nylon lock nut as it might hold longer it won't hold nearly as long as Loctite. If you don't like Loctite then use a jam nut. There are nuts that when doubled are just as thick as 1 nylon lock nut. Jam nuts handle vibrations better than a lock washer or a lock nut.

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    Reading zedorda's post, I thought to myself, "Jam nuts never seem to actually work for me." So I decided to google them. Turns out I was not tightening them correctly - there is a specific procedure.

    http://www.boltscience.com/pages/twonuts.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMcD308 View Post
    Reading zedorda's post, I thought to myself, "Jam nuts never seem to actually work for me." So I decided to google them. Turns out I was not tightening them correctly - there is a specific procedure.

    http://www.boltscience.com/pages/twonuts.htm
    Thanks for finding that it is bookmark material. My high school auto teacher taught that but I never seen it in print.

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    If anyone ever would like to stock up on screws Fastenal sells bulk for a lot less less than you'd pay from a r/c manufacturer.

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    Yep, my brother works there. They have lots of stuff, like screws.
    I like free stuff!

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    Buy them online, most local Fastenals do not stock them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgechrgr469 View Post
    If anyone ever would like to stock up on screws Fastenal sells bulk for a lot less less than you'd pay from a r/c manufacturer.

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    Actually I bet anywhere that sells screws would sell them cheaper than sets marketed to RCers.

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    How long should the screws be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    Actually I bet anywhere that sells screws would sell them cheaper than sets marketed to RCers.
    I have checked around in my area (N.IL) and most home centers and hardware stores charge about a dollar apiece for 3mm hardware. Fastenal ended up costing about .10 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOmar63 View Post
    How long should the screws be?

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    I use a 16mm with the widest ball rod end. (the one with the larger diameter integral "washer" on one side), along with a nylon lock nut. This is on Pro-line parts, i don't think they're a different size than normal Slash.

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    Lowes sells just about all their Stainless Steel 3mm screws in 12 or 14 count sets for $1.98 not exactly too much to avoid supporting my local stores.

    At Fastenal: https://www.fastenal.com/products/de...0Screws%22%7C~

    Almost the same price. I guess it depends where you live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    Lowes sells just about all their Stainless Steel 3mm screws in 12 or 14 count sets for $1.98 not exactly too much to avoid supporting my local stores.

    At Fastenal: https://www.fastenal.com/products/de...0Screws%22%7C~

    Almost the same price. I guess it depends where you live.
    Thanks, i have not checked Lowes, there are two near me. That is a reasonable price!

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