701 builders:  I was too cautious about forcing the screws down on the top aft edge of my windshield for fear of cracking the plexiglass.  As a result, I "wobbled" out two screw holes in the top tube of the cabin frame and now the screw holes are stripped out and won't tighten.  Any machinists out there that can advise me how to fix them without removing the windshield?

Don Herbel


Claremore OK

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Comment by Tracy Buttles on June 17, 2012 at 4:16pm
yea Don , Ill be there , will be helping build a 750 fuse for Aviators by Design in the hombuilders hanger (the old NASA building)
Comment by James R Depfer Sr. on June 17, 2012 at 6:13am

On my 750, I had problems with the supplied screws, then had problems with larger screws. I ended up drilling all the way through the frame and installed stainless bolts with SL nuts.

Comment by Don Herbel on June 16, 2012 at 9:35pm

Thanks, Tracy.  I'll try that.  I see you're from Wisconsin.  Will you be at Oshkosh this year?

Comment by Tracy Buttles on June 16, 2012 at 6:51pm

use a tap and put machine screws in it

maybe #6 or probbly #8


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