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Old 05-09-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Question What tools do you use for 0.9mm and 1.3mm hex

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I recently resurrected my Trex 250 after it lay unloved for almost a year. The reason it lay around is that I got sick of working on it - those 0.9 and 1.3 hex are a nightmare to work with, especially with the Align tools.

So I rebuilt it again and it's flying well enough; I just need to figure out what proper tools I can get to work on it.. I hate crashing it because it's so hard to repair.

What's the most effective stuff to use?
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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One word...Thorp
(Edit: Ok two words...MIP Thorp )


MIP Thorp .9 at Amain Hobbies

MIP Thorp 1.3 at Amain Hobbies
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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Hi guys,

I recently resurrected my Trex 250 after it lay unloved for almost a year. The reason it lay around is that I got sick of working on it - those 0.9 and 1.3 hex are a nightmare to work with, especially with the Align tools.

So I rebuilt it again and it's flying well enough; I just need to figure out what proper tools I can get to work on it.. I hate crashing it because it's so hard to repair.

What's the most effective stuff to use?
I used the MIP 0.9mm and Hudy 1.3mm hex wrenches. I gave up on the stock Align tiny hex and screw drivers already.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:47 AM   #4
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I switched to MIP Thorp and never stripped a screw again.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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There should be a sticky on 250 tools. And the MIP/Thorpe 0.9mm and 1.3mm drivers should in it.

Considering the cost of both is about the cost of one of the stainless screw set "upgrades", these are a really good deal!
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #6
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Thanks guys - much appreciated. I'll get myself some proper tools - hopefully it will make working on it more pleasant.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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I also use the 0.05" MIP. Sometimes I have a problem with the band new screws being a little too tight to fit the proper 1.3mm, 0.05" = 1.27mm so it gives a little wiggle room.

If I didn't have the 0.05" I don't know if I'd replace it... My LHS had the 0.05" but not a 1.3mm so I bought the 0.05" one from them, and ordered the 1.3 direct from MIP.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #8
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+1 - MIP Thorp
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #9
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Ya MIP. Some new screws are too tight, i use align tool on them until it strips them. Then they perfect for the MIP.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:43 AM   #10
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+1 MIP Thorp
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #12
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