Aluminum Screws & Nuts vs Nylon Screws and Nuts

  1. 5 months ago

    Evan56G

    Apr 16 Cape Elizabeth, ME 56G

    So I was wondering, which type of screw and nut would be the best for reducing as much weight as possible and being a good choice for structure. Such as should I use nylon screws and Nuts for holding on bearing flats or aluminum screws and Nuts? I’m already going to be using thin nylocks instead of regular nylocks so it’s just the nylon vs aluminum debate. Thanks

    - Evan

  2. Mystellianne

    Apr 16 Answer Miami, Florida 4411S

    I'd probably stick to nylon screws/nuts only for bearings, and aluminum for structural. In addition, I would also keep steel screws for joints like the ones on a dr4b, as those have immense amounts of stress put onto them, and aluminum screws will probably bend over time in those places.

  3. Dromeda

    Apr 16 A place Who needs a number right?

    Aluminium screws for metal on metal contact, Nylon screws on bearings or anything that needs to be realtively light ( such as the intake), and Metal for more advanced joints and anything that is expected to take the most stress. Also, for aluminium screws, make sure to not over tighten the screw head as those can be easily snapped off and can get bent out of shape.

  4. Aeden_6007

    Apr 16 Los Angeles, California 6007X

    Personally, I wouldn’t use either at all. Stripping screws is such a pain.

  5. antichamber

    Apr 16 Suspended Denver CO 80111 80110H

    How I use them

    • Steel: screw joints, extremely important screws (like when you can't use more then one to fasten something) , and replacement for any aluminum screw that breaks
    • Aluminum: most structural connections and most bearings
    • Nylon: where utmost lightness is needed and bearings taking little load
 

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