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Old 12-08-2006, 10:46 AM
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Default Flex Shafts???

Hi guy's, I am building A FF.12 Outrigger. Do I want a left or right hand wind for the flex shaft?

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Old 12-08-2006, 07:48 PM
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Hi guy's, I am building A FF.12 Outrigger. Do I want a left or right hand wind for the flex shaft?

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Mark
Order the cable from Octura, it will work fine.

JD
Old 12-08-2006, 08:08 PM
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I agree Jerry, But My question is, are you building your own cable?
Old 12-08-2006, 10:43 PM
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Has anyone have an explanation why everyone has moved to the flex cable versus straight shaft with universal joint (or flex joint) and thrust bearing on the strut? Is it a more efficient transfer of power to the prop or just easier?
Old 12-08-2006, 11:12 PM
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I would guess you can get a better prop angle from a flex shaft. The u-joints on the villain ex for example need to be replaced atleast once a month they just get ripped apart from the torque, and that power is nothing next to some hi power nitro or brushless systems. These arent the facts its just my opinion, but we do have a villain ex and we do replace the u-joints on a monthly bases.


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Old 12-09-2006, 01:51 AM
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I agree Jerry, But My question is, are you building your own cable?
I always used cables such as Hughey, Prather, Octura, K&B, R Mfg. and now from AquaCraft.

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Old 12-09-2006, 11:21 AM
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U-joints are becoming a thing of the past---strictly an opinion. I believe flex cable gives you more adjustment. Not only that, you have the ability to custom size, fit it, and grease it easily. U joints were made for axles, and CV half shafts. Not a point of stress during a turn on a rc boat cranking out 15,000 rpms or better. Again, strictly an opinion
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how do you tell the size and if its a left or right flexy shaft??

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