RC Tools Inventory

Sometimes you just look at the stuff you’ve accumulated to support your hobby and it really surprises you. Below are “most” of the RC tools I’ve accumulated in the last two years.  I finally ran out of steam on this, but I think I’ve listed most of the important tools.

Work Surfaces

  • Towel  -  Gets dirty quickly, little protection for surface under it.
  • Vinyl Roll – works well, cleans up faster, better protection than a towel.

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  • Heli Workstation – This is a new addition, a very thick rubber mat that holds tools, bolts, and protects whatever surface you are using to work on. It is very high quality and looks great and helps keep things organized.

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Hand Tools

Ball link pliers

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  • Standard Sized ( JR, Align )
  • Synergy larger size.

Wrenches

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  • Mips Thorpe  ( M3.0, M2.5, M2.0, M1.5, M1.3, M1.0)
  • Mavrikk ( M3.0, M2.5, M2.0, M1.5)

Nut drivers

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  • 7mm, 5.5mm, 5.0mm

JIS screw drivers

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  • No. 2, No. 1, No. 0, No. 00

Standard screw drivers

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Duo-Grippy – 10mm, 8mm  feathering shaft gripper

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Ball link sizer – reams inside links to make them smooth

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  • Botos- Sizer

Reamer – Typically use this on Canopies to enlarge the hole the grommet goes in, or to to fit aftermarket products like RC Booya quick releases

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Picks – for fishing wires

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Files – for trimming things

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1 ton press – For pressing bearings in and out, and motor shafts in and out.

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Gear Puller – for pulling things off of slightly bent shafts

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Pipe Cutter – for cutting Torque Tubes apart

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Measuring Tools

Digital Pitch Gauge – for measuring main blade pitch range and verifying tracking.

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Swash levelers – To verify your cyclic servos are zeroed at a level swash point.  10mm, 8mm

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Calipers

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Scales – The smaller one is useful for balancing blades, the larger one is for helis and larger items like batteries.

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Blade Balancer – Kohl Rotor Pro

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Battery Cell Voltage Tool –

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Soldering and Wiring Tools

Servo cable crimping set

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Soldering Gun

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Weller WE91

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Soldering Jig

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Heat Gun

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Sheathing TFE

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Shrink wrap

Lubricants and applicators

Greases

  • Lithium – for servos
  • MolyKote EM30L – for gears
  • 76 – The Greaser  bearings
  • 3 in 1 oil

Grease Applicators

  • Monoject 412 syringe
  • The Greaser

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Glues, Fasteners, etc.

Glues, etc..

  • Locktite  Blue
  • Locktite Red,
  • CA
  • Epoxy
  • Shoe Goo – for keeping servo connectors in place.

Zip ties

Wire Tie downs

Tape

  • Double sided 3M
  • Double sided Scotch
  • Velcro

Storage

  • Plano 732

 

For the Field

Infrared Thermometer – to see how hot your motors and batteries are after a flight

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