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Old 08-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #406
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I just looked up the manual for the awesomatix car (it is the most insain chassis design I have seen since the preditor came out back in the mid 90s). does it work well? Very durable?

Looking at the manual, I could make a carbon fiber center shaft for this car. It should work very well. It just needs to have a little front-to-back float to keep the shaft from going into compresion (CF tube doesn't like that).

If interested in a CF shaft for the awesomatix, I would just need a donor shaft sent and I can do the conversion. Send me a PM or email for payment/shipping details for the donor part.

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the car has float built in..it snaps in front diff, but has float built into rear..car is ridiculous..probably the best stock class tc on market right now..results are amazing..i will order a spare shaft and get it to you asap
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #407
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The old carbon tc3 driveshafts needed tc3 cups to fit the tc4.....If your tc4 driveshafts need no mods to fit the tc4 cups, then I will take four of them... If you can make an Awesomatix carbon shaft ,I will take two of them too...
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #408
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The old carbon tc3 driveshafts needed tc3 cups to fit the tc4.....If your tc4 driveshafts need no mods to fit the tc4 cups, then I will take four of them... If you can make an Awesomatix carbon shaft ,I will take two of them too...
I have TC3 shafts in stock. The TC4s I would need to order donor shafts or have them sent to me. For the awesomatix parts, I would need donor shafts sent to me.

Send me a PM or email for the details.

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I can send you a tc4 shaft no problem, but you'll have to keep it though... As far as the Awesomatix, I don't have a spare One to send you... The Awesomatix shaft is super thin and light already, and the carbon fiber shaft will only give it more strength.....
Pm me ASAP with your address so I can send you the tc4 shaft...
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #410
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Tc4 shafts sent to you Erik ! I sent you One shaft for you to keep, two shafts for you to retrofit($56), and funds for you to make me two more CF shafts($76).... Talk to you soon Erik...
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Post a pic of a awesomatix shaft when done . I may want three.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #412
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Posted pics of the 5 TC3 shafts I just completed (stock composite TC3 shafts shown at the bottom). 5 of them weigh in at 27.2g (approx. 5.5g each). The stock drive shafts are over 10g each.

The awesomatix shafts will look almost the same, except with silver tips instead of blue. At the moment, I don't have a good way to purchase donor awesomatix shafts, so for now I will need customers to supplier the donors. The conversion will cost $28/drive shaft shipped and conversion takes about 3days once I have them.

Thanks again for the interest.

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Old 08-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #413
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I would be interested in a TC4 Shaft. Correct me if I am wrong but Isn't the TC3 different than the TC4? If I remember correctly it has larger ends or something no?

Thinking about that, isn't the TC4 and Pro4 shaft virtually identical?
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The TC4 tip ends are slightly smaller. I have some TC4 donor shafts coming so they should be available shortly (estimate is late next week).

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I have studied the Awesomatix shaft and chassis design more closely. the stock shaft is approx. 4mm OD. My CF tube is 5.5mm, but much stiffer. Without seeing an actual car, I cannot guarantee it will fit, especially with the ball bearing shaft brace installed. That said, if there is more than 2mm clearance between the stock shaft and the battery/servo, it probably will fit with a carbon conversion. The shaft support probably wouldn't be required as the cf tube is much stiffer than the 4mm aluminum shaft and will not wander or flex at high speeds (probably the reason Awesomatix added the support in the first place). If someone wants to take a gamble and send me one, I will convert it at cost for being the tester. PM or email if interested (first come, first serve).

FYI - HPI pro 4 and Tamiya EV0 V shafts were 4-4.5mm and I converted those cars without issue using 6.2mm tube. Neither had a shaft support with bearings.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:37 AM   #415
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Understood Erik.... Parts for the Awesomatix are hard for me to get since I don't have Paypal or a credit card to order them straight from Russia... Most LHS hardly carry Awesomatix Parts, so it will be a while.....
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Also Erik, the battery can move away from the shaft when you adjust the holder screws, and it will accomodate the thicker CF shaft easily.
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It might even be possible to keep the Center support, but instead of using 4x8mm Bearings you could use 4x7mm Bearings... 5.5mm - 4mm = 1.5mm/2 = 0.75mm... The 4x7mm are 0.5mm further away from the shaft, but are at an angle that might be perfect enough to make the installation flawless... It can be done guys, I can feel it !!!
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The 4x7x2.5mm Bearings are also included in the A700 kit... Perfect if they fit....
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I think that 5-5,5 mm diameter CF tube can be a good decision for Awesomatix carbon shaft. But this shaft must have at least 20mm length 4mm diameter metal front tip to avoid the interference with the steering system.

At the 5,5mm good balanced CF shaft the central bearing support can be removed.
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Personally... I used to do that for my old MR4-TC-SD.

But I find that I cannot use straight carbon fiber rod for this purpose.
At high torque, the carbon fiber rod will split easily. You will need woven carbon fiber rod.

You can see that the original TC3 carbon fiber rod used woven carbon fiber, not the straight carbon fiber type.
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