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12-26-2008 05:37 AM  8 years agoPost 1
dkshema

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Santa delivered a new T-Rex 250 to my house this morning. I've about got it all together, but no thanks to the 0.9 mm hex wrench included in the kit. That wrench sucks big time and fits maybe 60% of the button head screws in the kit, and it appears to round out easily.

Looking out at the Align site, I see TWO different 0.9 mm hex wrenches...

H25068
H25081

Both seem identical. Does anyone know the difference between the two?

And does anyone know of a source of a high quality, hardened 0.9 mm hex wrench that will do the job on those little screws now, and way into the future?

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12-26-2008 05:46 AM  8 years agoPost 2
george0079

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A little spendy, but well worth it.

http://www.miponline.com/MIP/HWrench.html

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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12-26-2008 06:04 AM  8 years agoPost 3
dkshema

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Looks good.

Has anyone had experience with the Wiha 0.9 mm hex driver?

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12-26-2008 06:07 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Dood

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Wiha 0.9 mm hex driver
I've got a complete set of Wiha's. They're pretty good. The .9mm I have hasn't exactly received a lot of use, but it's been used and does hold up.

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12-26-2008 06:11 AM  8 years agoPost 5
dkshema

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Does the Wiha fit well? And is the tip hard enough not to round out with use?

I'm looking at the Wiha since it's in stock at the places where I need to order servos from, I don't want to spend a bunch on shipping a single tool!

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12-26-2008 06:13 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Dood

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Dave, I have an extra 0.9mm you can have if you need it.

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12-26-2008 01:20 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Learn to Fly

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Only thing about the Wiha, is it wont get into the tail hub. If you have the socket type Wiha driver. It is not long enough, or it is too fat to get into hub.


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12-26-2008 01:31 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Gyronut

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The Wiha I have measured soemthing like .82. Thats a long way to .9.

Ordered the tool from MIP.

Rick

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12-26-2008 01:35 PM  8 years agoPost 9
nappyroots2182

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Moline, il

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i just bought a whole set of wiha. the .9 doesnt fit as good as the stock align. at least the stock align wrench did measure .9. guess ill have to try somthing else now.

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12-26-2008 05:56 PM  8 years agoPost 10
docjoe

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Stockton, CA United​States

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i just bought a whole set of wiha. the .9 doesnt fit as good as the stock align. at least the stock align wrench did measure .9. guess ill have to try somthing else now.
I had purchased 2 Align hex drivers as well as a WIHA set. the 0.9mm WIHA driver started stripping screws relatively quickly. The new Align stock wrenches were good for a while but then over time, they too started to wear. I have a set from MIP coming. I hear these are the best. I have not yet tried the new Hardened steel ones from Align. Too bad the original ones don't last as long because their fit is almost too snug, which is perfect.

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12-26-2008 06:58 PM  8 years agoPost 11
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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of the two align wrenches, the newer one has a little harder shaft. I have heard mix reviews on the WIHA tool. I have a full set for my field box but dont have the .9 mm. Some say it works good and others say it is very sloppy which leads to more stripped screws. The only one I have read awesome reviews on is the MIP. A little pricey at $22 shipped but I think it is well worth it. Mine is suppose to show up on Dec. 30.

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12-26-2008 07:38 PM  8 years agoPost 12
strat1960s

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San Antonio Texas

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I ran into some problems with my allen screws wrenches rounding off. As time went by and I performed routine maintenance and crash repairs, I replaced my screws with torx screws. I've never had a torx screw strip out.
Another trick I used back from my days as a mechanic. If my allen wrench was rounding off/stripping, I'd take a file or grinding wheel to it. I'd grind/file the end till it was flat.

Ted

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12-26-2008 08:33 PM  8 years agoPost 13
ckd

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MIP is the only ones I carry in my kit. Thanks for the info because I didn't know they had one small enough for the 250. Just ordered one up and highly recommend them.

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12-26-2008 08:52 PM  8 years agoPost 14
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12-26-2008 10:18 PM  8 years agoPost 15
dkshema

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Confirmed. The WIHA 0.9 mm hex wrench doesn't work. LHS actually HAD one, and at $5 it was a cheap shot.

It fits the screws worse than the stock Align driver. I appears that MIP is going to see a run on their drivers...time to whip out the credit card and go shopping on-line.

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Ouch, $15 for the MIP and half again more for shipping. Hope the $22.50 I spent pays off...

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12-27-2008 03:00 AM  8 years agoPost 16
dsmit258

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Knoxville, TN

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The MIP will pay-off. It is worth every penny - believe me. You will be able to tighten or remove screws you thought were stripped. Perfect, tight fit - very highly recommended for the 250.

David E. Smith
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12-27-2008 10:54 AM  8 years agoPost 17
itsjojo

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I don't own a Trex 250 but this may be another option.
I used this one on my DD Tail hub on the CP Pro and have had no problems. This is a high quality hardened tip and has never failed me.

Here is a link:

http://helihobby.com/html/hand_tools.html

JoJo
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12-27-2008 04:37 PM  8 years agoPost 18
EASYKILL

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Sonora,Ca - US

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I just ordered the kit from RC Screwz, all the .9 (except for set screws) are now 1.5 as they should have been in the first place. The kit is very spendy but I have been happy with their products so far.

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12-27-2008 07:04 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Hoverup

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Golden Gulf Coast -​USA

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Hope your SCREWZ set was Stainless steel. Mine was not.

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12-28-2008 03:02 AM  8 years agoPost 20
dsmit258

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Knoxville, TN

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I got the RC Screwz kit and felt "screwed" by it. First screw I replaced was not the right thread, got stuck, and the head twisted off. I had to replace the metal stabilizer mount because of it. I have not tried to put in another. The MIP driver is well worth the price, the original screws are just fine when using a quality driver like the MIP.

David E. Smith
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