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Old 09-18-2021, 05:24 AM
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Default Where used

When upside down the other day this screw plinked on the canopy. When I turned upright it landed in my lap. I have looked and cannot find an empty hole, and I cannot find a similar screw.

Any ideas where this particular screw is used?
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:32 AM
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Hi Craig, I personnally never saw that particular screw type in a RV-8 kit.
Could come from an accessory or option installed by the builder...
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Old 09-18-2021, 08:02 AM
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Somewhere behind the instrument panel?

Or someone just dropped it in the cockpit to freak you out

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Old 09-18-2021, 08:45 AM
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coarse thread. It could be from the firewall forward. What is the size of the screw?
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:21 AM
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It's a #8 screw . . . .

I'm thinking too it is from an accessory or option. I can't find or see a hole or a similar screw and nothing is loose

The important stuff is fixed well, I think. (smile)
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:36 AM
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I used those type screws on my fuel sending unit plate on the inboard wing ribs to facilitate future removal. Other builders have done so also. Others also use them instead of the plan screws in other difficult to access places for screwdrivers. Maybe a leftover?
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:52 AM
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I saw a screw like that on an Ipad mounting bracket... maybe something like that?
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:42 PM
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Quote:
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Or someone just dropped it in the cockpit to freak you out
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Finn - sounds like we hang out with similar practical jokers!
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Old 09-18-2021, 05:43 PM
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Default Hose clamp?

Check any hose clamps that you have in the cabin area to hold such things as scat tube. I’m thinking the clamps that are similar to snugging 2 wires around the tube, not sure of their name
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Old 09-19-2021, 04:56 PM
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That screw is there just to screw with you, so just throw it in your junk drawer and go fly, seenem before.
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