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Old 05-14-2004, 02:00 PM   #4621
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If I remember right Associated went to a alum. shaft for balance reason. I ran mod with the carbon shaft and never had any problems. But by looking at the carbon HPI one , how much difference in weight is there. The TC3 used plastic ends with a pin in them. The HPI one has machined ends, so there wouldn't be much difference in weight? Anyone got both that could weigh them?
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the HPI shaft is 3.4g i think
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Old 05-14-2004, 02:17 PM   #4623
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Yes.. the TC3 bones is a direct fit. any 50mm MIP bones will work.
A bend dog bone can be easily straighten out with a hammer..
I already wore out the pin holes on mine.
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Old 05-14-2004, 02:20 PM   #4624
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I already wore out the pin holes on mine.
When that happens to mine... I just drill another set of holes :d
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When that happens to mine... I just drill another set of holes :d
Last time I did that ( my losi ) I drilled them to deep into the cup.

This time ill actually do it with a drill press
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:07 PM   #4626
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Its just slightly tweaked but I was just wondering in case one of the bones gets broke.

Thanks for the info on the asian drive shafts. For the price on the graphite shaft I will stick with the purple alum main shaft.
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:11 PM   #4627
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Had a bit of a collision with a pro 4 tonight and he has lost a purple washer from his diff aparantly. Now can someone take a piccy of one and which packet part no i need to order for him or a cost on one. Thanks.
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But by looking at the carbon HPI one , how much difference in weight is there. The TC3 used plastic ends with a pin in them. The HPI one has machined ends, so there wouldn't be much difference in weight? Anyone got both that could weigh them?
If I remember correctly, the carbon shaft that I ran on my Academy STR-4Pro was exactly like the carbon shaft that HPI is offering. And even with the alloy ends, it seemed to be considerably lighter than the standard all aluminum shaft on cars like the Yok SD and Pro4. It was very, very light. But thats just judging by memory though... Never got to compare them directly.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:31 PM   #4629
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Had a bit of a collision with a pro 4 tonight and he has lost a purple washer from his diff aparantly. Now can someone take a piccy of one and which packet part no i need to order for him or a cost on one. Thanks.
HPI #75135, come 2 to a package for around $3 usd.
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Old 05-14-2004, 09:18 PM   #4630
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Old 05-14-2004, 09:21 PM   #4631
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O yes,
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Thanks goes out to RCzombies for selling items are awesome prices!

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Old 05-15-2004, 12:36 AM   #4632
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Looks cool Super Steve

I'm sure the carbon shaft will be lighter than the normal purple one or they wouldn't have released it....

I know someone who was running a 10 turn in his TC3 and broke the carbon shaft..didn't look too good.

1 question, will the Square Pro 3 purple shock bodies go on as a direct fit for the Pro 4 ones?
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I know someone who was running a 10 turn in his TC3 and broke the carbon shaft..didn't look too good.
i run a carbon hpi shaft with a 6t hacker, (read buckets of torque!) and the shaft is fine. i recon it is at least 3 times lighter than the alloy shaft. i purchased some tobee alloy cups for the ends of the shaft, but decided to leave the stock plastic ones as they seem to work better with the alloy ends of the shaft. plastic on metal equals less friction/wear in my opinion.

i recon hpi or an aftermarket parts developer should make some carbon fibre cvd's. you could make them really thick and still save weight. IMAGINE THE BLING FACTOR!
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Old 05-15-2004, 04:52 AM   #4634
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Default Anyone tried the TB Evo 4?

Sorry to "barge" in but I'm primarily a nitro racer and thinking of trying electric.

Has anyone tested or tried the new TB Evo 4? What is it like compared to your cars?

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Old 05-15-2004, 04:54 AM   #4635
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Sorry to "barge" in but I'm primarily a nitro racer and thinking of trying electric.

Has anyone tested or tried the new TB Evo 4? What is it like compared to your cars?

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