Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

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Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

Post by The Knight » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:57 pm

Around the two drive shafts there is a white... thing

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What is that and what do this? Is it a protection?
Every Monster Truck have this.
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Re: Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

Post by TweakedTad » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:00 pm

Those are driveshaft safety loops. If the driveshaft breaks it keeps parts from being thrown into the crowd and protecting the truck from even more damage.

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Re: Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

Post by mrgrimm » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:59 am

^ What he said - I think there are also some kind of shields around the transmissions and also straps holding the intake and blower on top of the motor. With that much power and weight flying around, explosive failures are going to happen and organizers try to keep the drivers, crews, and thousands of people packed into a stadium safe and sound!
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Re: Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

Post by SFC K » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:47 am

You know, it could be modeled fairly easy for a scale MT. Use a rod to extend the length of the drive shaft and use small zip ties tacked in place to mimic the rings.

So, the question is, who is willing to try it? :wink:
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Re: Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

Post by The Knight » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:06 pm

for a 1:10 scale replica you could also use a long yellow spring from a shock absorber. Glued on the end and ready for drive. ;)
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Re: Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

Post by SFC K » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:52 pm

The Knight wrote:for a 1:10 scale replica you could also use a long yellow spring from a shock absorber. Glued on the end and ready for drive. ;)
So you going to try it? :wink:
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Re: Real Monster Truck, whats that for drive shafts?

Post by TweakedTad » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:09 am

Dave Pack built a few with loops before. He even had the butter fly on the injection hat open as you gave it throttle.