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Old 08-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #436
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Erik, the Awesomatix shaft is extremely flexible: easily flexed with your fingers in the middle.... I am almost finished building the Car, and I can tell you that the tc4 aluminum shaft is way stiffer... I hope you're working on an A700 CF shaft too..... I did warn Oleg that the shaft needed to be hollow titanium or something so it wouldn't be so flexy, but carbon fiber is definitely stiffer....
Also, the A700 shaft is extremely close to the steering rack: 0.6mm or less.... That's why a 4mm CF shaft is necessary... Keep up the good work....
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Erik, the Awesomatix shaft is extremely flexible: easily flexed with your fingers in the middle.... I am almost finished building the Car, and I can tell you that the tc4 aluminum shaft is way stiffer... I hope you're working on an A700 CF shaft too..... I did warn Oleg that the shaft needed to be hollow titanium or something so it wouldn't be so flexy, but carbon fiber is definitely stiffer....
Also, the A700 shaft is extremely close to the steering rack: 0.6mm or less.... That's why a 4mm CF shaft is necessary... Keep up the good work....
I just shipped the complete TC4 shafts so hopefully you like them.

I have a donor Awesomatix shaft coming in for retrofit - test condition. Alex and I came up with a possible solution to the issue. One of the aluminim tips will be very short, just enough to fit into the carbon tube. The front tip will be extended to keep the 4mm OD appox 25mm. Hopefully this will correct the high levels of flex, eliminate the need for the shaft support (reduce drag) and still keep the clearance to the steering rack. I should have teh donor part over the weekend and get the updated part back to Alex for testing. He agreed to post pics of the part installed and provide some feedback once he has a chance to test.

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Could you make a center drive shaft for the Tekno SCT410?
+1 on this and the EB48. I can donate stock steel shafts for both. The front driveline is dogbone, very straight with ~4mm of float. Stock measurements are Length: 187mm Diameter: 4.8mm.
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I just received the four CF shafts, and they are extremely light and slightly thinner than the original Ae shafts, which is good for the steering turnbuckle clearance.... I also run no foam cushions inside the input cups, and let the shaft float.... Nice Work Erik !
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+1 on this and the EB48. I can donate stock steel shafts for both. The front driveline is dogbone, very straight with ~4mm of float. Stock measurements are Length: 187mm Diameter: 4.8mm.
I can try to make one for this car. Standard $28/shaft conversion price, plus the donor parts. Just PM or email if interst for additional details.

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I have a donor Awesomatix shaft coming in for retrofit - test condition. Alex and I came up with a possible solution to the issue. One of the aluminim tips will be very short, just enough to fit into the carbon tube. The front tip will be extended to keep the 4mm OD appox 25mm. Hopefully this will correct the high levels of flex, eliminate the need for the shaft support (reduce drag) and still keep the clearance to the steering rack. I should have teh donor part over the weekend and get the updated part back to Alex for testing. He agreed to post pics of the part installed and provide some feedback once he has a chance to test.

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I will be converting my car over to carpet settings as I await the CF shaft. Our outdoor season has about come to a close, sometimes there will be one or two last runs if enough show up and the weather is dry, but I am not sure if I will get out to any of those. The indoor carpet season begins on the 21st of September, so I hope to have an update for all then. I will be running mod, so it will get a good test.

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I received the Awesomatix donor shaft over the weekend and started the conversion. The shaft looks really small and flexes a lot. I would be surprised if it rotates without flex even with a 21.5 motor. Anyway, The conversion is about 1/2 complete and I should have some pics tonight comparing the converted CF part to a stock part. Stay tuned.

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Also, I still have 1 or 2 of the TC3 and TC4 drive shafts available if anyone is interested.
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Pics of the Awesomatrix Completed Carbon Fiber Drive shaft, ver1.0. Weighed in at 5.4g versus the stock part at 7.1g. Also is much, much stiffer. Hope to have the part back to Alex shortly for test fitting.
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Pics of the Awesomatrix Completed Carbon Fiber Drive shaft, ver1.0. Weighed in at 5.4g versus the stock part at 7.1g. Also is much, much stiffer. Hope to have the part back to Alex shortly for test fitting.
very cool...
might be interested in a bunch of these...
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i am interested in one of those for TC4. how i can do??? thanks
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i am interested in one of those for TC4. how i can do??? thanks
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Got the cf shaft for my tc4 the other day. Perfect fit, fast turn around, great communication. Thanks! Will recommend to everyone I know running a shaft drive car.
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