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Old 10-14-2005, 10:45 AM   #121
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Tommy,
let me know which car you have either through PM or email (ewippler@hotmail.com). I have the T1FK05 in stock in blue and silver. I have also made them for the BMI TC3 and TC4 chassis, but none are in stock. From here on out, evyething will be made to order just so i don't have lots of stock lying around. It will take about 1 week to have them made at a cost of $30 (set of 4) plus $3 shipping and handling. If you decided to order a second set or a drive shaft, the shipping is still $3 for the order. Let me know what you think.

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I am moving to Canton, so I still plan to race. Probably will not make Toledo or Larry's for a while, but I plan to run Tuesdays at RC Screwz. was up there last week running 19T rubber. Sort of fun after a 5 month break. catch you later.

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Old 10-14-2005, 02:04 PM   #122
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if you need any tires, let me know, I have a ton of 2-5 run ones....
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Old 10-14-2005, 03:19 PM   #123
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Thanks Greg,
PM me with the details. Thanks
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:09 PM   #124
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Just got another batch of shafts together for TC3 and TC4.
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:04 PM   #125
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Erik, got my FK05 stand offs today. Thanks for the trickest looking parts, man! Each one measured exactly the same in length. Thanks again! T
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:10 PM   #126
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No problem. I try to make them exactly the same size, but there are small diferences. My general tolerance is +/-0.05mm but most sets are closer to +0.00/-0.05mm Pretty good when considering the stock parts are +/-0.1-0.2mm in some cases. Closer tolerances lessens the chance of a tweaked chassis. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:17 PM   #127
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Mine just came in the mail - good delivery time - good looking shaft - Thanks...........
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:34 PM   #128
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I purchased two Pro4 carbon shafts from Erik. Both were of excellent quality and it is money well spent. The weight difference from the standard aluminum shaft to the carbon one is unreal. Thanks for the cool product.
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:55 AM   #129
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Thanks for all of the support. Just trying to have a little fun experimenting with new ideas.

FYI - I finally got a web site up and running. Still working on adding the pictures, but hopefully it will not take to long. Check in periodicially for new products and updates.

http://home.wideopenwest.com/~ewippler9289/

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Still working to get the web site working properly. Its close.... so stay tuned

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How much for the carbon shaft for pro4?
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Old 10-25-2005, 06:15 AM   #133
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Shaft pricing (shipped anywhere in USA)
TC3 shafts $32ea
TC4 shafts $35ea
Pro4 shafts $35ea (limited qty)
Yok and Tamiya EVO - available as retrofit only $28ea (with doner shaft)

I can also retrofit exsiting shafts for $28 each. Just send me the donor shaft (just needs to be mostly straight with clean tips) and I will send you back a carbon shaft. saves a little money that way.

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Hi ewippler!

I am using HPI carbon shafts on my pro4. It's light and performs well. But a lot of people i know who have used it say that it's only good for stock racing motors (19t and up) and it will break if used on modified motors (12T below). Could this be true?



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I can't exactly say what the HPI made shaft can cope with. I do know that the carbon diameter is slightly smaller than what I use and that the glue bond is most likely not as strong. The aluminum tips appear to be a slip fit on the outside dia of the carbon shaft. I use the inside diameter to glue my tips. This allows me to texture the tip and provide more glue surface - i.e. stronger bond. If the tips are pinned, that is another story. I do not pin the tips on my shafts as it weakens the shaft. If the shaft is solid, it can work, but then the assembly weighs more.

The shafts I have made have been tested in some pretty intense environments. I had a sponsored driver do some independent testing with 7 and 8T motors running foam tires on carpet. The shafts all performed flawlessly (see pages 3-4 of the pst for details). I still recommend them mostly for stock and 19T, but they will survive more motor than that.
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