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Old Dec 15, 2014, 12:39 AM
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Socketheads vs Shanked

I'm constantly testing and modifying my quads. My first sets were the SK450 and Deadcat and i've crashed, torn down, and rebuilt them more times than i could count.

Then i got other frames like the flamewheel and rctimer that used the shanked screws, and after just a couple of rebuilds, the hex hole in them is stripped and difficult to catch on the screwdriver. Different stores, different frames, different screw packs. I don't know what these are called so i'll just call them shanked.


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I also got a TBS frame from someone and when i tried taking it apart for cleaning, i had to use pliers because almost all of the hex holes were now rounded off.

Would i have any issues with using regular socket heads instead? They don't fit the hole as well since they don't have shims, but i'm concerned about vibrations since i know what happens when arms aren't screwed in tight. And socket heads don't seem to get rounded off anywhere near as often as the shanked.
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 07:25 AM
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It's called shoulder bolts. This one have particularly short shoulder.
You need at least 8.8 class bolts (hardened). This is metric designation, America uses other classification.
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 11:51 PM
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Searched for Shoulder Screws and i finally got results! Thanks a lot!
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