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Old 07-28-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Does any1 know the size of hex screws on Motek Panther R2 chassis?

i bought a used xray m18 with Motek Panther R2 150mm chassis. it have some tiny hex screws on it, i tried my 0.05" and 1.5mm hex screwdriver to loose it, but too large. does anyone know the size of the hex screws on it? where can i get that size hex screwdriver? i find on ebay and google, no hex is smaller than 1.5mm and 0.05". need help!!! thanks
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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0.05 nice chassis by the way, i have the regular panther.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:55 AM   #3
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how come my Craftman mechanic tool set L-shape 0.05" hex key doesnt fit? what is the difference? do i need a ball tip one? where can i get one that fit my chassis. also, if i ruined the hex screws, how can i save it? need help!!!!
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Your Hex keys are probably worn, I just went and cheked on my M18 and my .05 fits perfectly.

Go get yourself a good set of hardened hex drivers like Associated, Hudy, Losi, etc..... Ball drivers strip, they are only usefull for tight spots, don't use them if you don't have to.

There is a Mini/Micro forum here and this post belongs there...

How many different forums did you post this on? I've seen you ask this question elsewhere also....
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Does anyone know the sizes for a JRXS?
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thanks, vtl1180ny. i posted pretty much everywhere i may get help~~~~
so i can only use ball tip hex key, right? also, if i worn the hex screw, wut i can i do? need help!!!!
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Don't use a ball tip!!!!!

You probably need to replace some of your hex keys because they are worn out....
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Don't use a ball tip!!!!!

You probably need to replace some of your hex keys because they are worn out....
Right, I know they're more expensive, but believe me, the hardened-steel drivers are ABSOLUTELY worth their weight in gold, they last for YEARS & they fit beautifully, so go ahead & put the cash down for them now & then you won't have to worry about it ever again.....
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i use the .05 for the battery strap but use 1.5mm on the chassis screws as i upgraded to atomic ti-screws

LOVE MY MOTEK! It makes the car look like its actually a 1/18th car, truelly a smaller sedan, the hpi and stock m18 just look cheesy compared to the motek!
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Does anyone know the sizes for a JRXS?
Most are 1/16, some .05, and some 3/32.
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Grizzbob, i got confuessed. so i should use ball tip one or regular hardened one? my screws are tighted, i dont know my hex key worn or hex screws, i just cant loose it. may be both hex key and screws are worn, i dont know. so i should use ball tip or regular hex key? are those moket tiny hex screws easily wron? thanks
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or does anyone know the free steel hex key that come with the chassis is ball tip or regular?
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DO NOT USE A BALL TIP HEX WRENCH!!!!

Run to your hobby shop and buy either an AE, Losi, Integy, or MIP harden hex driver - .050" -- that will be all you need to get that running

the ones that come with the kit are ok - but get a good one and you'll be set for a while...

if you want to use your existing wrench, take a grinder and grind off some of the tip...that will re-fresh the tip of your existing wrench
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or does anyone know the free steel hex key that come with the chassis is ball tip or regular?
I have no idea, I don't use the kit hex keys.... I have the AE hex keys and they were the best investment, I don't know how I lived without them....
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DO NOT USE A BALL TIP HEX WRENCH!!!!

Run to your hobby shop and buy either an AE, Losi, Integy, or MIP harden hex driver - .050" -- that will be all you need to get that running

the ones that come with the kit are ok - but get a good one and you'll be set for a while...

if you want to use your existing wrench, take a grinder and grind off some of the tip...that will re-fresh the tip of your existing wrench
Exactly, get a straight hardened steel tool(no ball tips), the straight ones are the ones that'll last a LONG time(& yes, they are definitely harder than those steel "L" shaped wrenches).....
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