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Tools to work on PV2+

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by dub3, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. dub3

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    Can anyone reccomend a tool set to work on the mini screws?
     
  2. mmn

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    Deleted. Forgot they are hex head screws.
     
  3. CityZen

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    A 2mm hex wrench that's at least 6" long. This lets you remove the screws next to the landing gear without having to remove the landing gear.
     
  4. MadMitch88

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    Finding a 2mm hex wrench to get at those 4 screws nearest the landing gear is the toughest tool to find. Luckily, I just bought a 2mm wrench with a 9" long handle from Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GAUW2K/ref=pe_355930_125346030_em_1p_0_t

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    It works well, especially if you have big burly hands like me and dont want to be scraping your knuckles on the landing gear as you remove the hex screws. Just be careful because there is a lot of torque with that T-handle and you can easily strip the screws when tightening them.


    There is also a shorter-handled 2mm wrench I saw on Amazon which might work nicely as well:

    http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-HM20-2-0...=UTF8&qid=1414179060&sr=8-1&keywords=wiha+2mm

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  5. dub3

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    I have found a great little kit. it is so cheap it might not last but we will see. if was purchased at O'rielly Auto Parts and is a Performance Tool Precision Screwdriver Set. Cost was only $7+ and contains Phillips head 000,00,0,0 and a 2mm hex plus27 other bits a flex extender and a telescoping soft handle. it says it is CR-V material.
     
  6. Prylar Bek

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    What other hex sizes does it use?
     
  7. justin00

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    Also need N0 (zero) sized philips head to remove screens on tips of arms on the Phantom.