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Something about a Rocky. I think!

Post by aip47-2008 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:00 pm

I have mentioned this before! And will again.

I have been thread jacked. :roll:
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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by Coelacanth » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:13 pm

What's the crosspin-to-pinhole length on those? I've learned there's quite a few different lengths...60.5, 62.5, 65.5, 69, 73mm...maybe more?
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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by GJW » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:11 am

there are a lot of part's availible still from all brand's if people bother to look :roll: .

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Post by Diggley » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:16 am

Awesome!

I had no idea these would still be available.

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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by myk » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:15 pm

I remember staring at those things in Tower Hobbies catalogs back in the day. What're the advantages of a U-shaft over the standard dog bones?

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Post by Coelacanth » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:43 pm

myk wrote:I remember staring at those things in Tower Hobbies catalogs back in the day. What're the advantages of a U-shaft over the standard dog bones?
I believe they wear better and transfer power more evenly, regardless of whether the suspension is compressed or not. They turn smoother no matter what your suspension is doing, to simplify it.
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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by Mr. ED » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:50 pm

for a 4wheel drive they're a big improvement on the front. Standard dogbones have a tendency to pop out.

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Post by RichieRich » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:02 pm

That's actually a pretty good price. Normally, if you happen to find some, they are priced at $45.
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Post by Coelacanth » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:13 am

RichieRich wrote:That's actually a pretty good price. Normally, if you happen to find some, they are priced at $45.
This seller has a few of these 62.5mm CVD's left. The part number is LA245. It's for the Kyosho Lazer but they work quite nicely in an Optima. Pretty hard to beat $25 with $2.50 shipping. 8)

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

EDIT: Kyosho sells 'em for $57.99. :shock:

http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/LA245-Univ ... _3646.html
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Post by losiXXXman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:07 pm

Darn, I been watching those for like three weeks. I just haven't had the extra $$ to drop. He did have like 5 or 6 sets. I suppose they'll be gone soon now. :lol:
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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by Coelacanth » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:10 pm

losiXXXman wrote:Darn, I been watching those for like three weeks. I just haven't had the extra $$ to drop. He did have like 5 or 6 sets. I suppose they'll be gone soon now. :lol:
Yer lucky I only needed one set. I would've kept this to myself if I needed the others. ;)

But, I believe in sharing good deals with my fellow RC fanatics. 8)
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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by myk » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:26 am

Coelacanth wrote:
RichieRich wrote:That's actually a pretty good price. Normally, if you happen to find some, they are priced at $45.
This seller has a few of these 62.5mm CVD's left. The part number is LA245. It's for the Kyosho Lazer but they work quite nicely in an Optima. Pretty hard to beat $25 with $2.50 shipping. 8)

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT

EDIT: Kyosho sells 'em for $57.99. :shock:

http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/LA245-Univ ... _3646.html
Wow, ok. So these will fit in my Optima Mid? If they work better than the standard dogbone I'm in! Are they for the front or the rear?

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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by Coelacanth » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:54 pm

myk wrote:So these will fit in my Optima Mid? If they work better than the standard dogbone I'm in! Are they for the front or the rear?
You'll have to measure your existing dogbones from cross-pin-to-cross-pin. If they're 62.5mm, these should work. Note that these require 12mm hex hubs with cross-pins to mount the wheels, not the old press-fit hubs.
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Re: W5061 Universal Swing Shaft

Post by myk » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:28 pm

I'll do that. If they don't fit, there's always the old-school style u-shafts...

-Edit, by cross pin you mean the small pegs that are perpendicular to the shaft, that fit into the hub? In that case I'm measuring 63.5 mm-no fit for me... :(

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