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Why Titanium?

Well, quite simply put, they are light, strong and do not rust!

With the advancement of R/C batteries these days, most R/C cars are finding it difficult to get to the bottom weight limit, and sometimes even those that are right on the limit could do with some weight shifting to give the car a better balance. Also weigh reduction in moving parts will also increase dynamic efficiency of your R/C car.

In order to give all you racers out there an idea the actual weight benefit of Titanium screws over kit steel screws, we have painstakingly (:P) created the following comparison chart (per screw):

 

Button Head Steel (grams) Titanium (grams)* % Reduction
M3x4mm 0.32 0.21 -34%
M3x5mm 0.39 0.23 -41%
M3x6mm 0.46 0.24 -48%
M3x8mm 0.52 0.29 -44%
M3x10mm 0.60 0.35 -42%
M3x12mm 0.68 0.39 -42%
M3x14mm 0.77 0.46 -40%

 

Countersunk Steel (grams) Titanium (grams)* % Reduction
M3x5mm 0.32 0.18 -44%
M3x6mm 0.39 0.22 -43.5%
M3x8mm 0.48 0.26 -46%
M3x10mm 0.56 0.32 -43%
M3x12mm 0.63 0.34 -46%
M3x14mm 0.70 0.41 -41.4%

 

* Typical weight of respective screws.

 

How to measure screw length.

In general, the length of a screw is measured from where the assumed mounting surface is, to the end of the screw itself.

This means different type of screws may be measured differently:

Button Screw measurement

Countersunk Screw measurement