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Old Mar 18, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by eosglider
Regarding the Nylon bolts, do you think these will work?
Those look good, the phillips drive seems more stout than slotted type. Even better would be hex socket head type nylon bolts, however those are like pink elephants in the 35mm M3 size. Would have ordered the ones you found but already ordered these last week:

Originally Posted by Fugitive_Bill
I'm still using the stock blind nuts, however I replaced the bolts/screws with hex/allen head ones.
I was tightening them up the other day and one felt like it going aroung-around-around and not getting any tighter and I'm thinking here we go I've stripped the blind nut.

However it finally got, as you say 'snug enough', so thankfully I wont have to muck around trying to replace the nut/s.
Because as we all know the reason for blind nuts is that they are normally in a position that is difficult to get to.
Still I'm little concerned when I go flying today I'll find that it really has stripped the nut. - We'll see!![/url]
With you here too, thought it was just mine as that concerned feeling is there when joining the wing and fuse together. There's some healthy pressure at first while lining up the bolts through the wing and driving them into the fuse blind nuts. Those are long screws so it takes a while to thread them in, at some point they free up and just keep going around and around and around without any back pressure, then as my concern for a loosen blind nut takes hold the driver starts to load up and there's this relief that all is fine. This little drama for each bolt and then she's ready to fly
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