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Old 03-18-2005, 04:09 PM   #31
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I will be giving you guys a modified review. It will be up here in a few days.
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:14 PM   #32
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You should test cars that are running one-ways. The most stress on a drive shaft would be when people hit pipes and boards while running a one-way. A front diff would give a little during impact, a one-way will not.
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:36 PM   #33
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The shafts are 100% cabon fiber, however, are not woven. It is very similar to the shafts used on pan car axles, only hollow. This provides a much straighter, truer shaft than something that is woven. Also, the cross sections are more uniform so there are no weak spots. They are extremely rigid and light weight.

The first shafts should be arriving at their new owners in the next few days, so I hope to get other "tested" feedback shortly.

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Sounds like you're using Easton or PSE carbon arrow shafts.

Ever think of using the Easton ACE (Aluminum Carbon Extreme) arrows? They are carbon wrapped around an aluminium core. Should be VERY strong.
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Old 03-18-2005, 07:46 PM   #34
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wanna make a custom one for me? for my tt01

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXETM7&P=7
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:24 PM   #35
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:53 PM   #36
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I should have a Yokomo shaft for sale on Monday along with a new batch of TC3/TC4 shafts. I will also have a few HPI Pro 4 shafts, but they are in short supply. The parts for the HPI and Tamiya shafts are slow in coming, but I hope to have more soon. A TT01 might be possible, assuming it is a floating design that doesn't ride directly on bearings (the carbon shaft OD might not fit).

For now, I have a tester lined up for Modified carpet racing with the TC3/TC4 - what I deem to be the most sever punishment. I think modified with a spool would be even worse, but usually this is run with rubber tires and they don't provide the grip or speed of foam tires. Since all the other shafts have the same basic structure, just different lengths or tips, I don't think any more testers will be required at this time. Thanks for asking though.
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The first Yokomo shaft is about half done. It looks to be very strong and extremely light. Estimates are between 5.0-5.5g versus the stock shaft at 14.3g. It should be ready on Monday for those that are interested.
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Old 03-19-2005, 07:59 PM   #38
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I use the ends off of an old coposite TC3 shaft and put them in the end of a length of carbon fiber arrow. Find a buddy who hunts and has a partialy cracked one and make it for cheap. Same thing, probly lighter cuz it has the plastice ends. Works great.
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:16 PM   #39
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hey man really sorry to say I beat you to it
pls check out Tamiya TB-Evolution IV under aluraeo threads. I have already started making and selling the shaft Its not as easy as what you described the pic is my first working prototype.
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Thats cool. The more the merrier. You are right, though it is not quite as easy to make one that runs true. Also, finding old Associated shafts that are not well used is harder these days. The daemeter of the shaft is also critcal as all the new touring cars place the batteries very close to the shaft. If the OD of the shaft is larger than stock (6.25mm or smaller), clearance is reduced and it could touch the batteries.
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congrats on finding something you like doing, and making a buck at it.

don't understand peoples need to screw up your thread with all the" i make one to" crap. and someone beat you to it stuff.

hope you do well with this.
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Thanks for the support. Not much profit margin involved, but it is sort of fun and that is what RC is supposed to be about.
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jay victor here,

i just got that cf shaft from you friday and trying to put on my tc4 now, but the od of your shaft is a lot bigger than the stock tc4 shaft. do i dremel the drive cups to make it fit? how do i get this to work. or do i just wait until i see you next for you to look at.
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Can you make a pro4 shaft w/ out the gay purple ends? I would like blue....
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Can you make a pro4 shaft w/ out the gay purple ends? I would like blue....
there's no need for such harsh word... keep your comment to your self.
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