DJI Phantom Vision + V3.0 motor mount thread stripped.

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I have a new Phantom and purchased prop guards with it. When I installed the prop guards with the new longer screws I never got a chance to tighten one of them because the thread was stripped. I put them all in with Loctite but it is stripped so bad the screw drops into the hole all the way in. I have no idea how I managed to do this since I spent most of my life as an R&D machinist so I know better than to tighten to much.

Any help with this problem would be appreciated.
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I'm no machinist but what about drill and tap to next size screw?
 

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I good thought but also a scary one since these screws have been blamed for destroying motors in previous posts.

It's the length that causes damage not girth. You might wish to just leave it out.
 
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JB Weld it in :cool:
 
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It's the length that causes damage not girth. You might wish to just leave it out.

I understand that but to use a larger screw I will need to drill out the old hole and then tap it deep enough to get a full/strong thread. The idea of drilling and tapping that close to motor windings is a little unnerving. Wouldn’t you think?
 

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But you're a machinist, No???

Just leave it out and monitor the other three then.

Or... buy a new motor for $20 or whatever they cost.
 
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It seems you can get a helicoil in M3 size, if you want a good solid fix.
 
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It's the length that causes damage not girth. You might wish to just leave it out.
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