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bvc
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Where's a good place online to get tools? I can google but I thought some might already have knowledge of good sites, good tools, for a good price. Magnetic screw driver, wire strippers, soldering iron, wrap for wired connections. I have a non-magnetic screwdriver which is not fun. I'm guessing you don't want your average solder iron, and I certainly don't have a wire stripper small enough for these little copters. I've looked at hobby shops and either do not find anything or the price is outrageous. Any suggestions are appreciated. Oh, and what about wire wrap? I read somewhere about liquid wrap?

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i got a great little "E-flite"#00 phillips on amazon for under $3

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January 18, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Look up… "New 10pc Precision Screwdriver Bit Set – Torx, Star, Phillips" on eBay, and check it out. I bought two of them, and it's a fairly tiny, precision screwdriver, and all of the bits fit in the handle it says. I'm not sure, because they haven't arrived yet, Lol but it's a pretty cool tool for $4.48 USD (free shipping). I would leave a link, but I'm not sure how to do it! Lol I'm not exactly a Rocket Surgeon on a computer! Laugh

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All you need is 1 mini philips screwdriver, but you can buy a set at the dollar store. A small pan or something to catch screws would also be nice, and I'd take a magnet and rub it in the same direction a bunch of times on the screwdriver to make it magnetic, then store it with the magnet atached. Just make sure you mark them as "MAGNETIC!!!" and NEVER use them on enectrical/computer equipment.

 

For a little more advanced stuff, you'll need a soldering iron.

 

A little more, and you'll need a shotgun or sledgehammer.

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January 18, 2012 - 3:18 pm

And a magnet glued/taped in the bottom of your work tray to hold onto your tiny metal parts, is a handy item also! Smile

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CPD said:

All you need is 1 mini philips screwdriver, but you can buy a set at the dollar store. A small pan or something to catch screws would also be nice, and I'd take a magnet and rub it in the same direction a bunch of times on the screwdriver to make it magnetic, then store it with the magnet atached. Just make sure you mark them as "MAGNETIC!!!" and NEVER use them on enectrical/computer equipment.

 

For a little more advanced stuff, you'll need a soldering iron.

 

A little more, and you'll need a shotgun or sledgehammer.

and a shot glass

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I recently put a post on soldering and tools /simple-soldering-tips/

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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January 18, 2012 - 9:52 pm
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I have a shotgun. That should help me get pretty much anything else I need. :p

 -Drew

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January 19, 2012 - 12:41 am

Isn't an S107G BOTH Electronic AND Computerized equipment? Lol Cool

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But it's not really like your computer or stereo.

 

The helis are just a rudimentary motherboard, which is really only relays, and some elctric parts, which isn't affected by magnets.

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Appreciate all the replies. I don't know what my little screwdriver is made of but it doesn't want to magnetize.

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January 19, 2012 - 4:19 am
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aluminum.

 

PERFECT for using with elecrical equipment, perfectly wrong for this.

 

Oh, and for wrapping for wires, use electrical tape.

 

If you want to cut/strip wires, a $5 multi-tool is your friend. I forgot to list that because it's second nature for me to use one of mine. (lets see... the camping one, the one I lost camping, the secondary camping one, the one for my trains because it has a nice wire cuttter by is stupidly left-handed, the two mini pairs... LOL!)

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bvc said:

Appreciate all the replies. I don't know what my little screwdriver is made of but it doesn't want to magnetize.

Could be stainless steel ?

It says, say something here --- so I have

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January 19, 2012 - 7:22 am

Oh, I can relate CPD, I've keept my 'BuckTool' (much like a Letherman tool, but highest quality I've found) on my belt at all times for probably close to 15 years, right next to my Buck knife, and I'm constantly being asked to borrow it by the guys in my band & other bands, when we're playing out. Lol It gets annoying after awhile! Laugh

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When I'm camping, I have my "batman utility belt"

 

Knifepack,- multitool and swiss army knife- compass, and cellphone then there's the more hardcore version w. an additional hatchet or sierra saw, even more harcore with both, dress with knifepack and my first pocket knife in the nice leather case I made for leatherworking meritbadge. I also used to have a small whetestone, but the case broke, and a magnesium stick in my one knifepack where the mini junk flashlight is supposed to be, but I lost it in a race... (I also allways have the cellphone in its case on my hip, and I'm the chairman of the committee in my Order of the Arrow lodge that is responsable for keeping the ceremonies circle "well lit" and now have a holster for my BBQ lighter, although they just phased out the design of lighters I made it for...)

 

Personally, I hate buck knives, love the classic, cleap swiss army knife, use everything but the knife on cheap multitools, and stretch my leather belt like crazy. (the good thing is, the belts my family buys are from these two guys that travel around this part of the state selling ones that they make from real leather that they hand pick from the last operating tannery in PA.

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January 19, 2012 - 8:16 am
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All these tools are good to work on the little Syma 107, but I prefer my little cross head screwdriver magnetic of corse.

It says, say something here --- so I have

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January 19, 2012 - 8:57 am

Lol Funny you mention that CPD!!! Laugh I always have my Victorinox (original Swiss Army manufacturer) in my front pocket for rougher jobs that I don't want to use my Buck knife on! and they ALL dig on me for carrying so many knives! Lol And they call mine the "Buck belt", instead of the "Bat belt! Ahhhahaha I also always have my LED Mini MagLite on my belt, on nights when the band is playing out. Cool

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January 19, 2012 - 9:01 am

P.S. Swiss Army knives aren't that cheap! Laugh mine was only a few dollars cheaper than my Buck!

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Yeah, that's why I only own 1 name-brand Victoriaknox knife, and it's only because it was the $20 model 10 years ago-that's my first knife. Can't really use it that much because it ended up in a haywagon for a year and got all scraped and bent. Not sure how, but it really got screwed up.

 

I like the cheap ones that are the equivalent to the larger ones that you can buy for $3-4.

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January 19, 2012 - 10:42 am

well I like to keep mine razor sharp, and most cheap blades I've found, won't hold an edge for any length of time, and I'm not into sharpening every few days! Lol There IS something to be said, for quality steel! Laugh NOT to say that a cheap knife doesn't have it's place, but just not what I want to carry and rely on, on a daily basis! Laugh

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