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Old 02-22-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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What size are the allen keyson the TC3, 1.5mm too small doesnot fit, 2mm is too big!!!! ahhhhhrgh! Its annoying me, why such a stupid size!
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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What size are the allen keyson the TC3, 1.5mm too small doesnot fit, 2mm is too big!!!! ahhhhhrgh! Its annoying me, why such a stupid size!
They are not metric sizes. They are SAE standard size.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:30 AM   #3
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where can I get the allen key for it?
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:42 AM   #4
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You can pick up a complete set allen wrenches at any hardware or tool store. Best bet is to buy a set of allen drivers, from any hobby shop. The drivers make it much easier to work with, as they have handles like a screw dirver.
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What size are the allen keyson the TC3, 1.5mm too small doesnot fit, 2mm is too big!!!! ahhhhhrgh! Its annoying me, why such a stupid size!
1/16" Allen is the one you are looking for. You will also need a .050 and a 5/32. Your 2mm should work for the screws that are 5/64.
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Try something like these.
http://h1070215.hobbyshopnow.com/pro...p?prod=DYN2825

They may be a little more expensive than regular allen wrenches but much easier and faster to use.
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:00 AM   #7
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Ti hi hi. You've found what I like to call the AAS (Annoying American Standard (pronounced as "as" (Englishman would put r after the a and end the word with e))) sizes. Instead of using the metric system like the rest of the civilized human population on planet Earth. Americans use some weird ancient form of measuring that is based on their ability to count to 12, using inches, feet and miles along with some other words that they themselves hardly know what mean. All RC cars (proudly?) made in the USA, and in Mexico by USA companies, use this old inconvenient system of measure. I guess we're lucky that their allen keys (they even use different words and call them hexdrivers) don't have seven, eight or even 12 sides. Then to make even weirder they break the sizes into fractions. As an example what they call 1/4 of an inch is about equivalent to 7 mm. 3.5 mm they call 1/8. Then it gets really weird with sizes like 7/64, 3/32, 5/64 and 1/16? (bigger to smaller from left to right) To top it all. The smallest hexdriver they have is smaller than 1/16 and is called. Well can you guess? Hold it. The answer is 0.50 !!! [EDIT It has been pointed out to me that this should read .050 NOT 0.50. This is all so confusing ]
You need to buy standard size hexdrivers. I've recently renewed my standard hexdrivers with set from www.3Racing.com.hk Trinity, Dynamite and Associated, among many others, all make, or rather sell, nice standard sized hexdrivers.

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it's actually .050

0.50 is equivalent to 1/2 inch
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You're right. It is .050. Me mistake.
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:47 AM   #10
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Proudly brought to you by the Good ol' USA. Originally imported to the U.S. by......... some "as" (optional "r" and "e") of an Englishman.

We speak American in the U.S. Not English......LOL!

P.S. I'm just having some fun and my comments are truly not meant to offend. However if you do find yourself offended.....GET OVER IT. LOL
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I use the Team Integy drivers I bought for like 25 bucks at my hobby shop, they came in a set of Metric and Standard. Also there colored so you will remember which one you need easliy. XRAY is the green 5/64" and ASSOCIATED is the Black or Red.
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black, purple mostly; green for the metric screws for the adjustment cam and diff screw, once in a great while the silver/platinum for those pesky small pinion screws
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I stripped about 10 screws on my L4 before i discovered that my 1.5mm
hex wrench was to small
All of my tools are Hudy. They are simply the best.
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJTR0&P=ML

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MADE IN THE USA = MORE GOODER
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