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Old 2012.02.01, 09:37 AM   #1
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Arrow Tools for Mini Z

we've released high durability, lightweight, slick-looking tools available individually or as a set.


XP-TLS-SET - Hex Wrench, Philips Screwdriver, Knurling Nut Wrench (3pc set)
XP-TLS-1.5MM - Hexagon Wrench 1.5mm
XP-TLS-3.5MM - Philips Screwdriver 3.5mm
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Old 2012.02.01, 09:36 PM   #2
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how about making an all in one tool?

one side could be an interchangeable bit containing the hex on one side, philips screw on the other

and the opposite side could be an interchangeable bit for the nut wrench for the two sizes of nuts for the wheels...
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Old 2012.02.01, 10:31 PM   #3
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The drilling looks like it takes a fair amount of weight out of it.

What is the msrp?
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Old 2012.02.05, 12:50 AM   #4
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all-in-one tools normally require small bits that can get lost and r/c racers are 'on-the-go' increasing the chance of this - just one reason a set of tools is more ideal.

the set is available for ~30USD
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Old 2012.02.05, 10:47 AM   #5
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the atomic tool for example is great. i always recommend that to new drivers as it servers all uses in one tool. it can be done and there is nothing really to loose . if you loose the retaining cap, your tool on one side falls out, a pretty easy sign to catch that it's gone. no different than the set screw used on all these single purpose tools.

these are nice looking though will you have color options? i typically don't like to buy atomic in orange does xpower have a dominant color? pn has orange, atomic has blue for example.

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Old 2012.02.05, 10:58 AM   #6
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I dont realy care for one tool with changable bits. I always seem to loose the bits.
+ I find it easier to have all the tools next to each other while I'm working on my car.
They great, maybe my next set.

Same question about the color, I would like blue or green. Kinda getting sick of all the orange in the mini-z scene
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Old 2012.02.05, 11:58 AM   #7
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it's one bit (with atomic)? is it that easy to lose that one screw down cap? i've had 3 for god knows how many years now and never lost one. i have lost countless set screws from various bits and this is what all the single purpose tools use.
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Old 2012.02.07, 01:32 AM   #8
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Wow, looks nice, I just bought a 4pc set from KM Racing just yesterday, for real!... they're red too and knurled all over the place!

I should have waited...
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XP RC......What is the chance of adding a 4.0 mm NUT wrench and a 2.0 mm HEX wrench to the set?
What is the size of the allen set screws?
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the atomic tool for example is great. i always recommend that to new drivers as it servers all uses in one tool. it can be done and there is nothing really to loose . if you loose the retaining cap, your tool on one side falls out, a pretty easy sign to catch that it's gone. no different than the set screw used on all these single purpose tools.

these are nice looking though will you have color options? i typically don't like to buy atomic in orange does xpower have a dominant color? pn has orange, atomic has blue for example.
Hi Arch,

Are you talking about the Atomic 3 in one tool AW-005-B (blue with carbon handle) ?
I just bought one and i am mad. The Philips tip does not fit the standard Mini-z screws at all. I have around 20 chassis and I can't start converting all of them to hex screws, not to mention our 8 rental MR02EX.

I always had problems with Philips screws drivers, had to modify some of them (dremeling the tip) but I lost my favorite scewdriver.

So I was confident that someone like Atomic would make a good screwdriver tip for Mini-z screws. Fail ! I'm mad, around $20 and my faith to Atomic lost. Did they ever test the screwdriver on a fresh out of the box Mini-z? The tip fins won't even engage the cross slots because they are too thick.
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Old 2013.11.01, 10:22 PM   #11
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If you want a screw driver that fits and won't strip the stock screws you need a JIS screw driver like a Vessel Tools JIS Screwdriver
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Old 2013.11.01, 10:32 PM   #12
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At the time the atomic tool was released, it was good. It is slightly oversized as noted.

The Kyosho #0 Phillips is perfect fit.

Here is my review of some tools, http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpo...7&postcount=28

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Old 2013.11.01, 11:27 PM   #13
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Thanks KWT, I will try a JIS screwdriver, sounds good.
Arch, I managed to reshape the cross tip with my dremel. I used a grinding stone bit to thin the 4 fins.
It actually works, not very professionnal but it functions like it should now.
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If quality over price is what you are looking for then it is impossible to beat Hudy tools. Aside from that "Wiha" has a very good line of precision tools available through Amazon. I used these for the Dnano. Sets available with sizes down to #000 phillips for around $20. Perfect for the tiny screws that are used to attach the board to the chassis on a mini-Z.

It is quite comical how we spend hundreds of dollars on tiny cars and exotic accessories and then try to work on them with "flea market" tools.
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Got a good deal on the kyosho mini z tool set and they work great. Used the atomic tool for years. The only problem I had with it was it wasn't slotted so when I try to take stuff loose the screw driver/hex bit would slip. But everyone that came out since are slotted and work good.
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