This section of the RcTek site is devoted to informing the radio controlled model car racer about the various fixings & fasteners that are used in remote controlled model cars.
As there are many, many different types of fasteners available today, we cannot hope to cover each and every one, but we will add further sections when necessary.
This article is aimed at informing the model car racer about the basics of thread terminology, how to correctly measure and specify screw and bolt lengths, as well as what the difference is between a bolt and a set screw.
Grub Screws are used extensively in radio controlled model cars and this article informs the model car racer about the different types available.
The style of the heads of the threaded fasteners, Pozidriv®, Supadriv®, slotted, Torx™, etc. is probably the most important aspect for the remote controlled model car racer. In this article we introduce most of the different types available.
The shape of the threaded fastener heads is the probably the second most important aspect of fastener terminology to the radio controlled model car racer. In this article we introduce the different shapes of the heads for the threaded fasteners the model car racer is likely to come across.
For the radio controlled model car owner who would like to know the various figures for the metric threads used in model cars we have the information available as both a web page and a downloadable file.
Belleville washers are used as parts in some radio controlled model car assemblies. To serve as a reference to other articles on the RcTek site we have an article to inform the model car racer about what they are and what they do.