Model: (Click to see more) 58280: TXT-1
Status: Extra info
Date: 18-Jan-2008
Comments: 3
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Traxxas sliders were tempting, but after some research i found out the old e-maxx slider shafts are pretty weak so i didn't want to end up with a set of those by accident.
I was just about to get some revo shafts, when i found a post that quickly mentioned TNX shafts.... I've got a load of spares for those in my tool box! I honestly didn't think they would fit the txt-1, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind.
so when i got home today, i decided to give it a try, and here's the result!
The tamiya TNX drive shafts are made of plastic with an aluminium slider and steel universal joint parts. They are seriously beefy looking, and I've never worn or damaged any on my TNX, so there is a chance they might last on my 14.4 volt txt-1 :D The coolest thing is the TNX shafts mount to the txt-1 outputs using the stock TNX screws. The screw passes perfectly through the hole in the txt-1's output shafts. The txt-1's output shafts flat sections also fit perfectly to the tnx parts, as the tnx uses the same diameter shafts with the same size flats.
I've had to cut down the sliders to make the shafts shorter, and file away the central gear case slightly (like you need to do when using traxxas parts) at the front output to clear the larger shafts yoke.
Testing will begin tomorrow at the london model engineering exhibition at alexandra palace, lets hope they prove to be as tough as they look! ;-)

Stock shaft along side a tamiya tnx shaft i've cut the sliders down to size (left is stock) Installed!

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
WARNING! High Voltage TXT-1!




wow they look solid



Well done young jedi, well done !



So that's what those drive shafts are from.... I have a bunch of used parts for them that I got in a big eBay lot..... probably at least two, if not 4 complete shafts. Thanks for the pics!

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