I want to switch a CW prop to a CCW prop on a new thruster.
I tried using a 2mm hex allen key to unscrew the two screws as per the tutorials but the screws wont budge, Im afraid of stripping the screw heads.
I tried applying WD40 and letting it soak in for a while but this didnt help. What could be going on? How can I get them off?
Hi @LouisM, welcome to the forum
I wasn’t sure on the best steps here, so asked about it internally. The advice I got was
- discontinue using WD-40:
- maybe try heating the screw with really warm water
- if the screw head gets stripped while trying to remove it, you can cut a slot into it and use a flat-head screwdriver to remove it
- if by “new” you mean “unused, fresh from the box” and you’re not able to get the screws off you can contact our support email (email@example.com) with your order number, and be provided with a rotor and screw replacement
- generally the screws shouldn’t be that hard to remove on a brand new thruster
Hi, thanks for the advice!
I ended up cutting a slot in the screws and they came out ok, there wasn’t any locktite or anything, they were just really tight.
They were out of the box but I had run them for a short period to test the escs etc, in any case, getting a replacement is unnecessary.