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Old 02-01-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Losi Eight-T 2.0 What tools are needed

I'm making an investment in some quality tools, something I have been needing for some time. My question is what tools do I need for my Losi Eight-T 2.0??? I know its standard NOT metric unlike most other kits.

-What size allen drivers do I need? I like to get every size I need so I can toss away all the little L shaped wrenches I have!
-What size wrenches do I need for the turnbuckle adjustments? Any others I should get also???
-What size nut drivers do I need?

and finally should I get ball tipped allen drivers or standard??? Whats the difference between the 2 and which is better???

Thanks for everyones help, I like to get the right tools the first time!
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anyone out there that can help???
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0.05"
1/16
5/64
3/32 + ball-end

A 1/4 and 11/32 nut-driver would also be a good idea.

Turnbuckle size is 5mm I believe. I have one from a Lunsford turnbuckle set that fits.
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0.05"
1/16
5/64
3/32 + ball-end

A 1/4 and 11/32 nut-driver would also be a good idea.

Turnbuckle size is 5mm I believe. I have one from a Lunsford turnbuckle set that fits.

may I ask why get a ball end??? Whats it for and how does it help???
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It's for taking the engine out without loosing the mesh.
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I just bought this and it's a pretty good start of what you need.
Later on I'll by a hand held "power drill" for those tips.

Losi-8-in-1-Hex-Wrench-Kit

Swedish site but you see what I mean
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I just bought this and it's a pretty good start of what you need.
Later on I'll by a hand held "power drill" for those tips.

Losi-8-in-1-Hex-Wrench-Kit

Swedish site but you see what I mean

200$ for a off brand Unknown drill, NO thanks.

Hitachi and Never look back.

http://www.hitachipowertools.ca/en/P...at=127&pid=236
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200$ for a off brand Unknown drill, NO thanks.

Hitachi and Never look back.

http://www.hitachipowertools.ca/en/P...at=127&pid=236

Do you folks recommend power tools or good old fashioned hand tools like the Hudy or Losi ones???
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Do you folks recommend power tools or good old fashioned hand tools like the Hudy or Losi ones???


power for 95% then finish off by hand to ensure you don't strip anything. Once you use the tools for a while you will develop a know how on how much clutch to use on certain screw's.

Imo you need both to make a build/rebuild effortless.
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that list hit the nail on the head.

the losi 8-1 wrench is great. then you can find a 1/4 shank driver to turn your bits. and the 3/32 ball is great for the 4 engine bolts. its so hard to get a straight hex in there without rubbing and scratching your engine head.

those sizes listed, and you should be good.
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200$ for a off brand Unknown drill, NO thanks.

Hitachi and Never look back.

http://www.hitachipowertools.ca/en/P...at=127&pid=236
$200? Are you kidding me? I said it was a Swedish site and the currency is SEK.
That makes it about $30 or so. No tax and no shipping!
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$200? Are you kidding me? I said it was a Swedish site and the currency is SEK.
That makes it about $30 or so. No tax and no shipping!


That would make a little more sense.
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If you look in the maunal, they should have a list of everything you need.

Team Losi Racing has supplied all necessary Allen wrenches and special wrenches that are needed for assembly and adjustments. The following
common tools will also be required: needle-nose pliers, regular pliers, hobby knife, scissors or other body cutting/trimming tools, and a soldering iron
may be necessary for radio installation. 3/16", 1/4", 5/16" and 11/32" nut drivers are optional.
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