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Old 10-25-2005, 08:37 AM   #136
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Ran your carbon fiber shaft in my car on Sunday - a FT TC3 with a Penguin chassis and IRS outdrives, IRS alum input shaft's and IRS lightweight dogbones - talk about a lightweight drive train - the shaft worked great and the car was smokin'!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great design. Thanks . David
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:04 AM   #137
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Glad you liked them. sounds like you have a pretty trick setup. Let me know if you need anything else.

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FYI - I have made CF standoffs for a few BMI TC3 chassis. Saves a little more weight right at each corner. PM me if interested.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:10 AM   #138
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I can't exactly say what the HPI made shaft can cope with. I do know that the carbon diameter is slightly smaller than what I use and that the glue bond is most likely not as strong. The aluminum tips appear to be a slip fit on the outside dia of the carbon shaft. I use the inside diameter to glue my tips. This allows me to texture the tip and provide more glue surface - i.e. stronger bond. If the tips are pinned, that is another story. I do not pin the tips on my shafts as it weakens the shaft. If the shaft is solid, it can work, but then the assembly weighs more.

The shafts I have made have been tested in some pretty intense environments. I had a sponsored driver do some independent testing with 7 and 8T motors running foam tires on carpet. The shafts all performed flawlessly (see pages 3-4 of the pst for details). I still recommend them mostly for stock and 19T, but they will survive more motor than that.
I guess your carbon shafts are better made. I was wondering if it's possible for you to send a pair for me and my bro. My brother is also driving a pro4. How do I arrange the payment for this? Please PM me for more details. Thanks!!!
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:15 PM   #139
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How about for a Yokomo SDW?
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:40 PM   #140
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I have made them for the Yokomo cars as well. They turn out pretty sweet. However, due to the low volume, I only do retrofits (send me a donor shaft) or preorders. See the web site for a few details on the Yok SG shafts. Thanks

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Old 10-26-2005, 09:37 AM   #141
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Still no luck with the web site. Planning to call tech support tonight to hopefully get it running.

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Old 10-26-2005, 03:56 PM   #142
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I finally got the web site to load up the pictures. Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Old 10-28-2005, 10:29 AM   #143
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A new batch of T1FK05 standoffs should be ready this weekend.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:48 PM   #144
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could you make standoffs for a tam 415? and how much? would it make the car any stiffer over tyhe aluminum one?
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:38 AM   #145
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I can make a custom set for the 415. All I need are the lengths you need. The costs are $7.50 for each piece, or $30 for a set of 4. The will be slightly stiffer and lighter than the stock aluminum part. Depending on lenght, the weight savings can be very large or small. PM me for more details and let me know what you think.

Thanks for checking out the web site. I plan to make upgrades as I go so hopely it has a few more parts over the next few months.
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Not considering buying yet but do you make custom prop shafts, if so, do you have rough estimate?
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:00 AM   #147
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I can make them any length and for pretty much any shaft drive touring car. I have made them for TC3, TC4, HPIpro4, Yok SD, and Tamiya EVO 4 so far. All I need is either a donor shaft or purchase the shaft that came with the original car. Cost is $25 for the donor option or between $30-35 for others. Which car were you thinking about?

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got my stand offs in today ewipp really cool .........thx ........
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Glad you liked them. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Hey ewippler,

Cool shafts! I just checked your site.
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