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Old 06-16-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Tools needed for an RC10T4 FT

OK, so I had all of my R/C tools stolen out of my truck and have to start from scratch.

I need to know what sizes I need for Hex drivers and nut drivers. I don't want to spend the $9 on the Associated tools. I am going to Harbor freight and getting some. In my mind a tool is a tool is a tool.

What other stuff should I include?
Here are some of the stuff I have thought of.

Screwdrivers, Flat and Phillips
Pliers, assorted sizes and styles.
Double sided tape
Soldering Iron at least 60W

Misc. Stuff
Deans Connectors
Deans Wire
Solder
Flux
Magnet Pan(for holding screws, washers, etc.)

If somebody can help me with the size of the hex and nuts that would be great and how is my list of "getting back going" looking?

Any other input is appreciated.

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Allen key sizes are

.050"
1/16"
5/64"
3/32"

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get the associated hex driver set. Great fit and comfort.
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I would spend the extra dollars and get some decent tools hudy, thorp ect. All tools are not created equally.
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edsracingproducts.com

Great tools, good prices.
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good set of sidecutters


don't know if you include that in with the pliers
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get the associated hex driver set. Great fit and comfort.
I think what you meant to say was, "Stay away from the Associated Hex Driver Set."

The tips are "Coated" instead of hardened. They AE set is only slightly better than the tools that come in the kit. I broke three 1/16" AE tips building my T4 and no, it wasn't user error, I've been building kits for 20 years.

Hudy tools are king. There are others that are good but Hudy is where it's at.
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eds tools are great, i personally like them and have them in my tool case.

http://www.bulldawgrc.com/tools.html
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In my mind a tool is a tool is a tool.
Even outside of the rc hobby that isn't true. As said, just get a good set of tools. I will also recommend Hudy, the only problem with Hudy tools is that the handles are small until you get to the bigger hex sizes.

The hex sizes you need were already posted. The nut drivers are; 3/16", 1/4" and 11/32".
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I think what you meant to say was, "Stay away from the Associated Hex Driver Set."

The tips are "Coated" instead of hardened. They AE set is only slightly better than the tools that come in the kit. I broke three 1/16" AE tips building my T4 and no, it wasn't user error, I've been building kits for 20 years.

Hudy tools are king. There are others that are good but Hudy is where it's at.
I think what you meant to say was, "Yes, it was user error".

I have had the same set of AE tools for about 3 1/2 years now and I have never broken a single tip on them.

There is nothing wrong with the AE tools, I rather like them.
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I've been using the bullit ball end hex wrenches with much success so far. They are probably more expensive than the AE set and the HUDYs, but the bullit wrenches have a retractable tip, which is nice. The bodies are nicely machines and I haven't experienced any wear on the tip. The tips are also removeable and have an adaptor which can be used in a power tool, though power tool applications for electric 1/10 are rarely seen.. Well, except to raise a few eyebrows...
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How about the Integy line of tools? They are about half the price of the Hudy tools. Are they junk?
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I think what you meant to say was, "Stay away from the Associated Hex Driver Set."

The tips are "Coated" instead of hardened. They AE set is only slightly better than the tools that come in the kit. I broke three 1/16" AE tips building my T4 and no, it wasn't user error, I've been building kits for 20 years.

Hudy tools are king. There are others that are good but Hudy is where it's at.
I use hudy toolz... they are over priced for what they are. Hence why i didnt reccomend them.

Jconcepts handles, case, and tips suck... especially when order specific replacement tips and you get the old design that is unuseable. The threads in my 2mm stripped out from tightening with the tool... not the set screw... thats cheeze....

I think losi tools are great but i was really impressed by the AE ones.
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How about the Integy line of tools? They are about half the price of the Hudy tools. Are they junk?
Don't buy hudy tools unless you got the money to burn or are gonna be in the hobby for a long long time.

Integy will work if your on a budget but for 10 to 20 more you can get a excellent set of drivers.
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I use hudy toolz... they are over priced for what they are. Hence why i didnt reccomend them.

Jconcepts handles, case, and tips suck... especially when order specific replacement tips and you get the old design that is unuseable. The threads in my 2mm stripped out from tightening with the tool... not the set screw... thats cheeze....

I think losi tools are great but i was really impressed by the AE ones.
I'd agree with the hudy tools being overpriced. They do work well and are a good investment if you're planning on being in the hobby a while.

I agree the losi tools are nice too. Those would be a good choice. Integy are ok but the tips on those wear out quicker (compared to my hudy's). But my recommendation would be for the Integy set. Then as tips wear out buy new Hudy tips to replace them.
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