Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Boats > RC Boats General Discussion
gas boat drive unit question >

gas boat drive unit question

Notices
RC Boats General Discussion Discuss general rc boating topics here.

gas boat drive unit question

Old 07-09-2003, 10:36 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Lakeland, FL,
Posts: 40
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default gas boat drive unit question

Hi All,
I am new to the gas boat scene but have been rc'ing for a long time. I just picked up a rtr package from a fellow on internet. I noticed when I slide the flex cable in all the way there is about a 1/4" space left between the back of prop shaft and the flex cable housing unit. (I am pretty sure I probably didnt get these hardware names right but hopefully you guys know what I am talking about). Should I snip a little flex cable so this meets flush or is this space suppose to be there?

Thanks a bunch,
Mike
Old 07-10-2003, 12:27 AM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: long island, ny
Posts: 71
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default answer

leave the space its there to make up for the flex of your motor mounts. if you cut it, it will put all the stress on the strut
Old 07-10-2003, 01:09 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Jacksonville, FL,
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default gas boat drive unit question

It is there for a reason,When the flex shaft turns it tightens up and gets shorter.Leave a 3/16" spacing for this or the drive dog will eat the strut up.Chris
Old 07-10-2003, 09:27 AM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Lakeland, FL,
Posts: 40
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default gas boat drive unit question

Thanks makes sense, thanks a bunch for the help!!
Mike
Old 07-10-2003, 02:35 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
My Feedback: (48)
 
Doubledog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
Posts: 1,885
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default gas boat drive unit question

Are you using teflon washers in between the dog and the strut? That helps it even more.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.