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    Question Airframe screws getting loose solution?

    Anyone have an idea on how to keep the little aluminum screws all over the wing/fuselage/access panels from vibrating out? Has become a part of my post flight now to tighten these guys along with a bug scrub. Invariably some go missing. New owner of PA-18-150. My first post on the forums😊 Thanks all.

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    silicon. Just a dab on each screw...

    use clear, it will not show.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Randy fly it down to AL17 Wilsonville AL and we will try and fix that.
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    Put a dab of clear silicon in the hole before you put the screw back in. I had to redo weight and balance on my pacer every time I flew until I learned this trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyZ View Post
    Anyone have an idea on how to keep the little aluminum screws all over the wing/fuselage/access panels from vibrating out? Has become a part of my post flight now to tighten these guys along with a bug scrub. Invariably some go missing. New owner of PA-18-150. My first post on the forums Thanks all.

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    whoever drilled the holes used to big of a bit(to fit a clecko size)... seen many...

    but now your only choice is a bigger screw...

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    Thanks so much for the advice guys. And so quickly. I like this forum already! Will let you know when I venture out to AL17. Currently running the wheels off this thing and looking for grass strips /$100 hamburgers �� Thanks so much to each of you for responding!

    Cheers,

    Randy

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    Randy,

    I'm just up the road from you at HSV. We need to link up one of these weekends.

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    Thin weed wacker line in hole then put screw in, cut flush with razor knife before fuly tight. Acts like a nylon lock nut.

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    Thanks Cameron & Jim! I go into Moontown often. Great little strip! Randy
    Thanks Jlee thanked for this post

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    My profile avatar was taken in Moontown at the fuel pump

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