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Old 09-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #451
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really busy at work, looooong days, found a few moments to install the CF shaft from Erik in my Awesomatix A700. Unless work totally goes sideways I will run at our first carpet race of the season to test on September 21st, so I should be able to post results soon after.

It fit nicely with the extra length of original shaft left in place for steering rack clearance. It feels plenty stiff so without the center support I am guessing it will work just fine.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #452
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It is a nice fit indeed... Good job Erik !!!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #453
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1 more TC4 shaft is available. 3 more for the TC are also available if interested. Thanks again for the support.

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Old 09-19-2013, 12:01 PM   #454
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Out of stock on the TC3 and TC4 drive shafts. Have materials arriving early next week to make 3-4 more of each. I also will have an APEX drive shaft in as well at that time.

For the mean time, I can still do conversion for exisiting donor drive shafts.

PM or email for details.

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Just wondering what type of glue are you using between the graphite and aluminum. My has been braking at the joint of the two metals..any help would be great..
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:07 AM   #456
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Hello!
Is it possible to do shaft for SC?
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #457
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It is possible to make them for SC, but I wouldn't recommend it. The SC are heavy and with the jumps, there is a lot of drive line shunts.

Try a slow cure epoxy and let it set for 48hrs before using.
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Just completed a fresh batch of drive shafts for the TC3, TC4 and one for the Team Associated APEX. PM or email if interested.

Also, I can still perform retrofits on donor parts as well.

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for those wondering, so far so good. The shaft ran fine for our first carpet race of the season. I ran a 4.5t mod with my Awesomatix A700 without the center support and it showed no signs of any issues. Now that Erik has the dimensions of how much of the front area to leave for steering rack clearance, we should be good to go. I will continue to report any findings as our season progresses.
Thank you Erik.

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Hi,
for those wondering, so far so good. The shaft ran fine for our first carpet race of the season. I ran a 4.5t mod with my Awesomatix A700 without the center support and it showed no signs of any issues. Now that Erik has the dimensions of how much of the front area to leave for steering rack clearance, we should be good to go. I will continue to report any findings as our season progresses.
Thank you Erik.

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Thanks Alex. I beleive the front aluminum section was 25mm from the drive pin. Rear aluminum section was around 10mm. Can you confirm those measurements so I have them for other racers?

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I have two more awesomematrix drives shafts in for conversion, so we should have a few more testers shortly. Keep you posted on the results.

Also, There are still 1-2 TC3, TC4 and APEX drives shafts available if anyone is interested.

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one more TC4 shaft is left. After that it will be a few more weeks before I can make more. Thanks again for your support.

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Just got my carbon fiber shaft made be ewippler installed in my Awesomatix. Here is a video of me doing full throttle/breaks etc to see if the shaft has any flex. Looks like it will work out great. Less overall weight and a stronger shaft lets me take out the shaft's center brace for even less drive train friction.

http://youtu.be/hT2TlR5zALM

I would turn down the volume that close to the drive it's a little noisy.
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Thanks Travis,
Glad we could fine tune the Awesomatrix drive shaft to fit.

TC4 drive shafts are out of stock, but I do have the TC3 and APEX drive shafts in stock.

I plan to make a new batch of TC4 shafts next week. In the mean time, I can still convert existing drive shafts. PM or email for details.

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I can't wait to get mine. my fttc4 is sad without its shaft lol
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