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i need a knex cv shaft, who can figure one out???

okay for you knex ppl i need to figure out a way to make a cv shaft for knex, i got 4wd already i just want stearing now, i can post pics and stuff if someone can make the cv shaft?? :D :D

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christiangg (author)2012-05-26

the best cv joint would be aceplots design, or using the ball and link set.

christiangg (author)2012-05-21

hey, aceplot. can u show me a pic of the transmission. thx

dirtbike111 (author)2010-12-20

Will your joints bend or are they solid?

Acepilot42 (author)2010-02-03

i found a way to make universal joints, but they are huge!!!!!! i tried using bendy straws at first, but the kept bending. i also tried to make a dog bone style shaft but that didnt work. POST THE PIC SO I CAN SEE!!!!!!!please

lukas rider (author)Acepilot422010-02-15

i make a mini one but it is long

Acepilot42 (author)lukas rider2010-02-15

i came up with a new and improoved dogbone desighn. here it is.

aaronj (author)2010-02-04

i dont quite get how the cv works? do you have any bigger pics? and im sorta rebuilding it right now, kinda put a remot control motor onto the knex motor...just so its remot control then i wanna add steering now

Acepilot42 (author)aaronj2010-02-05

i will show you a pic by the end of the weekend.

aaronj (author)Acepilot422010-02-05

ok well i need a cv to finish the truck then ill post

Acepilot42 (author)aaronj2010-02-05

well it is kind of impossible to make a cv out of knex that will be small and compact.

aaronj (author)Acepilot422010-02-05

i just need that one to be a little more simplified, so i can understand how it stays together

Acepilot42 (author)aaronj2010-02-06

hold on buddy, il post a picture within the hour!

aaronj (author)Acepilot422010-02-06

oh ok, and simple i mean the pic sucks lol

Acepilot42 (author)aaronj2010-02-06

well, i used my phone to take the pic that is why it sucks.

aaronj (author)Acepilot422010-02-08

ya i get it now, just need to make a steering knuck..im kinda considering portal
axles...but i guess better put truck back together and post first before that haha

Acepilot42 (author)aaronj2010-02-08

see like one end connects to the wheel and one end to the differential. i made a huge dune buggy using this dog bone design. dont mean to get off subject, but i made a two speed automatic transmission. here is a pic, of the buggy, it is a little out dated, because the pic you understood is my latest and greatest one.

Acepilot42 (author)aaronj2010-02-06

is this better?

Acepilot42 (author)aaronj2010-02-06

simplified?! are you crazy! this is very simple. i found a way to keep this together. add either tan gear clips or a grey one slot connector to the ends of the white rods, this will lock the dome to the cup.

Acepilot42 (author)2010-02-03


i just thaught of this, it worksand it only took me about 15 minutes to think and make it

lemonie (author)2010-02-03

You can use rubber-tube of the right diameter, if you can find it. So long as you don't try to transmit too much power and you keep the tube sections short.

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