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Old 10-20-2008, 01:50 PM   #61
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I used to get this plastic Velcro from Radio Shack long ago. They still make that stuff? It more clicks into place than velcro's. I used it for ESC's & Rx's when I had to move from 1 car to another all the time.....
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:53 PM   #62
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works on mylar bodies and lots of colors
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I used to get this plastic Velcro from Radio Shack long ago. They still make that stuff? It more clicks into place than velcro's. I used it for ESC's & Rx's when I had to move from 1 car to another all the time.....
I forgot to describe it but that's what the 3M Fasteners are that I found at Target for $2.49 for three strips, they click into place.
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Is there a diff lube or grease that you can buy at the hardware store or Walmart that is similar to the lube we use to rebuild diffs and thrust bearings?

For Airsoft gearbox rebuilding I use lithium grease that I got at the hardware store. I was hoping to rebuild my diffs for 1/12th, 1/10th and off-road more often.

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Old 01-14-2009, 05:42 AM   #65
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a god hardware store is just the place to fing those odd sized screws that you always run out of... i have a do-it-best by my house and i have made many of trips
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I try to support my local hobby store / track as much as possible just to keep them around but I refuse to pay $9.00 for shoe goo again!!

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Pinion gear set screws.

I forget what they're called, but there is a type of small, chrome cylindrical clamp often used on aluminum aircraft cables, piano wire and such. If you can find the right ones (i.e. thread type for the Allen set screw), they're usually a pretty cheap source of motor pinion gear set screws.
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Anoobis,
Those would be wheel collars. They are available from Great Planes and Dubro with standard sized set screws. The collars supplied with most ARF's are Metric though.
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Pinion gear set screws.

I forget what they're called, but there is a type of small, chrome cylindrical clamp often used on aluminum aircraft cables, piano wire and such. If you can find the right ones (i.e. thread type for the Allen set screw), they're usually a pretty cheap source of motor pinion gear set screws.
grub screws

I try to buy as much RC stuff as possible from hardware stores. all my tools, all my toolboxes, loads of screws, all my glue, even some of my batteries! It's all so much cheaper.
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Thinking of the topic.....where can I get some good allen wrenches? I sold my good stuff on eBay when I got out of the hobby last, and now when I'm re-buying everything, I can't spend a fortune.....

I was thinking Sears or Menards, as they both offer a lifetime warranty....you break it, they give you a new one. Break meaning rounding off the end.....
I bought Wiha nut and hex drivers on Amazon. They're made in Germany, are excellent quality at a fraction of the cost of the R/C brands.
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-Small black zip ties $1.49 @ Fry's Electronics for a pack of 100

-Shoe Goo at Walmart $4.67 for a large tube

-Home Depot or Lowes drywall joint tape used in conjunction with Shoe Goo for body repair

-Thin black moving blanket from Harbor Freight when on sale about $5 for a pit table cover or mat

-Heat Shrink Tubing from Harbor Freight when on sale .99 cents or Fry's has various sizes

-Orchard Hardware store .59 cents for three M3x6 motor screws

-Costco or Lowes refillable spray bottle with jug of concentrated Simple Green

-Lowes Goo Gone to remove servo tape residue and other stickiness

-Lowes or Target Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove black scuff marks off your lexan body after racing for a day, mostly with Touring Car bodies.

-Target sells 3M fasteners $2.49 for three strips instead of velcro to mount light electronics such as transponders or micro receivers so you can transfer them to other vehicles.

You can get tons of R/C shizit at Harbor Freight. Our local road races are in the Harbor Freight parking lot every weekend too.
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I think one that came in handy was the Sanding Pen. This is the EXACT SAME comm pen that trinity used to sell, just without the trinity sticker on it. When I first came across it, was suprised how similar it looked. Price was about half the cost of the trinity pen. I figured it was probably missing the extra inserts. Not so. was exactly the same. So if you need a fiberclass comm cleaner (don't use it much with brushless nowadays), definitely a cheapy at walmart.

Also, Concentrated Simple Green for refreshing rubber tires, gives them a good cleaning too.
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Thinking of the topic.....where can I get some good allen wrenches? I sold my good stuff on eBay when I got out of the hobby last, and now when I'm re-buying everything, I can't spend a fortune.....

I was thinking Sears or Menards, as they both offer a lifetime warranty....you break it, they give you a new one. Break meaning rounding off the end.....
acculy it doesn't, but most stores will give you a new one

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I know a lot of guys like to use CO2 tanks from scuba diving shops too. I think a typical fill cost less than $10.
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I used to get this plastic Velcro from Radio Shack long ago. They still make that stuff? It more clicks into place than velcro's. I used it for ESC's & Rx's when I had to move from 1 car to another all the time.....
I think ours still has it in a faded yellow package...
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I think ours still has it in a faded yellow package...
Is it on clearance? That stuff was great!
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Is it on clearance? That stuff was great!
nope, mom and pop busness, there only a distrubuter for RS, there not a "true" RS...
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