Tip of the Week: 7/1/2012 Better Screws

Many RC vehicles use self-tapping screws when securing plastic parts. In most applications these work perfectly fine, but these screws that cut their own threads can also loosen in certain plastic. This is especially true when the parts are in high stress areas like suspension components. If you’ve noticed a self-tapping screw habitually loosening, replace it with a fine thread machine screw. These screws will still cut threads, but the numerous threads will grab much better. You can also use a small dab of wood glue on the threads if the hole seems stripped out.

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