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Old 05-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Do they still make parts for the tc3? I wanna hook mine up...... Also will a o.s 18 engine fit
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Ya there's still factory parts avaliable most anywhere. The hop up parts are slightly harder to come by but not impossible. You can still get the ntc3 new. The electric is discontinued.
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I have a o.s. 18 in a tc3 right now! So, yes, it will work. & it FLIES!!....is for sale too...
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Does anyone know where i can get screws for my ntc3 cause most of them are worn out
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Your lhs, amainracing.com, teamassociated.com for starters...
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if you look and see what the dimensions of the screws are you can always go to your local hardware store if you need them today as well. "ACE Hardware" usually has a excellent selection along with some others unless you need to have blue and titanium but hardened steel is what the stock stuff is
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Does anyone know where i can get screws for my ntc3 cause most of them are worn out
http://www.rcscrewz.com/product_info...roducts_id/186

I would buy this if I was gonna go through the whole car for a freshening up. Like azeroth said, Ace has a surprising amount of hobby sized screws.
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I see this all the time. Dont get stainless steel screws, stainless steel is actually SOFTER and NOT lighter than ALLOY(black ones) screws. The alloy ones are stronger and will last longer.
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I recall this topic being debated here and there. I don't really recall the pros and cons. I've been using these kits and replacements for years. I do admit to stripping some heads out in higher torque connections...

I did find this.....Q: Are stainless screw stronger than the stock screws that come with the cars/truck/heli kits from the manufacturer?

A: Yes - we use A2-70/A4-80 Stainless Steel Screws (Button, Socket & Countersunk Heads) Set Screws, Nuts & Washers. They are stronger than stock steel screws but not as strong as titanium.

Q: Why use stainless? What are the benefits?

A: RCScrewZ screws are stronger than stock screws - which helps prevent stripping. Stainless screws are rust resistant and provide a great polished look to any car, truck and heli.
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I recall this topic being debated here and there. I don't really recall the pros and cons. I've been using these kits and replacements for years. I do admit to stripping some heads out in higher torque connections...

I did find this.....Q: Are stainless screw stronger than the stock screws that come with the cars/truck/heli kits from the manufacturer?

A: Yes - we use A2-70/A4-80 Stainless Steel Screws (Button, Socket & Countersunk Heads) Set Screws, Nuts & Washers. They are stronger than stock steel screws but not as strong as titanium.

Q: Why use stainless? What are the benefits?

A: RCScrewZ screws are stronger than stock screws - which helps prevent stripping. Stainless screws are rust resistant and provide a great polished look to any car, truck and heli.

of COURSE they're going to tell you THAT! They need a reason to sell them to you. Im a machinist(17 years expririence) and I can tell you that while stainless is harder to machine, its softer. In fact, titanium is also softer than steel, its lighter, therefore you can use more mass for the same strenght as steels and still be lighter, but its softer. For the last 6 years I made military aircraft parts for my customer, and not once was a stainless steel screw specified.

Stainless screws are softer than steel screws.
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of COURSE they're going to tell you THAT! They need a reason to sell them to you. Im a machinist(17 years expririence) and I can tell you that while stainless is harder to machine, its softer. In fact, titanium is also softer than steel, its lighter, therefore you can use more mass for the same strenght as steels and still be lighter, but its softer. For the last 6 years I made military aircraft parts for my customer, and not once was a stainless steel screw specified.

Stainless screws are softer than steel screws.
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There's a ton of chrome in stainless alloys. Good for keeping things shiny, bad for strength.
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There's a ton of chrome in stainless alloys. Good for keeping things shiny, bad for strength.
I gotta get my electric tc3 runnin again now that i know they make spare parts
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