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General What Is This Screw Called?

Discussion in 'Airplanes' started by bigone5500, Oct 17, 2017.

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    I have some of these screws that came with my Thunder Tiger Super Decathlon which I purchased around 2005. They look simply like a flanged head phillips sheet metal screw. I wasn't sure if they had a specific name in the RC hobby. I want to buy some of these and need to know where a cheap source is. I want to get some that are a little longer than the one pictured.

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    Cheap Chinese Screw lol.
     
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    Phillips flange head screw self tapping screw.
     
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    Cannot determine the size from the picture but they appear to be servo screws.
    Check out the Micro Fasteners web site.
     
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    That sounds about right. I measured them with a caliper and they are .080". This puts them at #2 size.
     
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    Be careful if you use them as the metal may be soft or to brittle if the origin of the screw is unknown , also the screw may not be a true phillips head but a reed & prince if it was manufactured in the far east. Test them out before committing to a critical application. Just be sure your driver fits correctly especially with the small size.
     
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