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Old 03-29-2005, 07:27 PM   #61
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Dude, I can't see a thing. I think you need to enable the macro option on your camera for this close a shot. Hope to see better pics.

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I was able to get a few close up pictures. Sorry if the are a little fuzzy, but it apears my camera has cateracts and needs replacement. The 5 shafts I have so far are in the picture as follows:

From left to right; TC3 plastic tips, TC3 alum tips, TC4 alum tips, HPI Pro 4 alum tips, and Yok SG alum tips. I also will be making a custom shaft for the Tamiya Evo 3. stay tuned for how it turns out.
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:45 PM   #62
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Must be another purple lover.

There isnt any on my Pro4.
Mine either, I have srtipped most of the purple parts on my car. My shaft is now in 2 pieces, so I'm shopping around for a new shaft. I was interested in the Tobee shaft, but Speedtech dosen't have any in stock. Carbon Fiber huh?
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Sorry about the pics. I am working to get a new camera soon. Please stay tuned.

Can't help you with the non-purple HPI shaft. It is much lighter though, if you can stand the color. Most of the purple tip is inside the drive cups.
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Can't help you with the non-purple HPI shaft. It is much lighter though, if you can stand the color. Most of the purple tip is inside the drive cups.
Just strip the purple off if you don't like it. Dip the ends in oven cleaner, or Draino for a lillte while and the anodize comes off. It will leave a black resadue on it, witch can be scraped off with a wire brush. Then you can bust out a dremel and polish the ends. It's what I plan on doing if I go this route.


BTW, do you have any Pro 4 shafts right now? I'm very interested.
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I would be interested in a carbon fiber rear axle for 12th scale.
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BTW, do you have any Pro 4 shafts right now? I'm very interested.
Me 2 when you have a non purple one..... I don't think it wold be good to strip it. Might not be good on the glue.
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Me 2 when you have a non purple one..... I don't think it wold be good to strip it. Might not be good on the glue.

You could go straight to the wire brush, and not dip it in the chemicals. It will take longer, and may not come out as nice. For the amount of Purple thats n the shaft, I really don't think you'll see that much. Even without stripping it, It should look good with my all silver Pro 4!
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I have 2 of the HPI pro 4 shafts left, but both have the purple tips. I would not recommend stripping the anodizing as it will reduce the diameter of the tips (however slightly) and will add slop into the equation. PM or email me if you are interested. Thanks
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I have 2 of the HPI pro 4 shafts left, but both have the purple tips. I would not recommend stripping the anodizing as it will reduce the diameter of the tips (however slightly) and will add slop into the equation. PM or email me if you are interested. Thanks
I have stripped aluminum shafts for both an HPI Pro4, and a TC3, and had no slop problems at all. It does not reduce the diameter by any noticble amount. Just a suggestion for anyone who hates the purple.


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Thanks for the advise. Something to think about if someone would perfer a natural aluminum tip. To keep stock low, I will just offer tha colors that came with original cars.
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Were selling these at oue lhs and ive seen some go and ive seen them rus at the mi state race they kicked ass! good luck with the busness whip.
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Tony,
Thanks for the endorsement. Are ou still running at Larry's or over at RC Screwz?
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im running at larrys stadium right now but when i get the losi i will be running at halo and larrys. im gona buy a rc10l off ebay and run a 6 single 12 cells a drag race it with all those cocky nitro guys.
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Erik,

Are you going to make a shaft for the Evo 4? If you're interested, I have one that you can use to start from. I'm currently running the Tamiya lightweight one, it's still aluminum, but a little smaller diameter than stock. I know I haven't been racing for a few weeks but I'm back now, and should be racing on Friday at Larry's and maybe at RCScrewz on Tuesday.
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