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    Donít lose your top.

    So I know there have been a few solutions to securing the X Maxx body apon impact posted before.

    Here’s my attempt.










    This is by no means my original idea, credit due here. https://www.reddit.com/r/Traxxas/com...tm_name=iossmf

    I just refined the modification, let’s see how it holds up this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afreek1000 View Post
    I just refined the modification, let’s see how it holds up this weekend.

    I saw they used an old driveshaft in that reddit link you posted but what is that piece you used?

    I like what you did and hope it works out for you.
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    Can’t tell exactly from the picture quality, but looks like a carbon fiber helicopter tail shaft (carbon fuber pipe).

    I used one I got off Amazon for my Slash 4x4’s body stand:



    Nice mod!
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    Where did you get your Flying Tiger body? Looks really good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux Capacitor View Post
    I saw they used an old driveshaft in that reddit link you posted but what is that piece you used?

    I like what you did and hope it works out for you.

    The material I used is a type of Delrin, can be found here.

    https://www.amazon.com/Acetal-Copoly.../dp/B00CPRALDW

    As we know from other threads I have plenty of bent old driveshaft I could possibly use (as per the original design) but I wanted a cleaner look. Also, melting a metal driveshaft into plastic blocks, didn’t seem like a robust connection.

    This design is plastic on plastic with large corse threaded screws pre drilled through. Much simpler.

    Hopefully making the body stiffer, keeping that top on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    Where did you get your Flying Tiger body? Looks really good!
    Thanks! The cage is from a 1/10 Axial Yeti with after market aluminum panels. I painted it and got the tigershark decals off Amazon.


    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...=1#post6308516

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    You did a terrific job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by afreek1000 View Post
    So I know there have been a few solutions to securing the X Maxx body apon impact posted before.

    Here’s my attempt.










    This is by no means my original idea, credit due here. https://www.reddit.com/r/Traxxas/com...tm_name=iossmf

    I just refined the modification, let’s see how it holds up this weekend.
    Good tip mate, thanks for the advice.

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    Nice mod. What size/pitch screws did you use to mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaround28 View Post
    Nice mod. What size/pitch screws did you use to mount?
    Thanks,

    And just an update for everyone wondering, this definitely works to keep the body on.

    This weekend we went hard, my son and I both have the mods, we bashed the living crap out of our two X Maxxes.

    I’d say out of a 3 hour session I think between the two of us, our bodies popped off 2 to 3 times.

    Whereas before, I think we would lose our bodies 20 to 30 times In that type of timespan.

    As to screw thread count/pitch question, to be honest I used simple self tapping zinc screws with a Phillips head. Nothing special. they are about 2” long.

    I was hoping for a very tight secure connection there, seems to have done the job.

    Im sure you can probably use most any type, whether it’s a construction type or RC specific. The one thing I would suggest with the Delrin, It definitely needs to be pre-drilled for a screw application. This stuff is tough as steel.

    Also, when I cut the rod to size I added about 6 mm. I think this gave the rod some tension to the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afreek1000 View Post
    As to screw thread count/pitch question, to be honest I used simple self tapping zinc screws with a Phillips head. Nothing special. they are about 2Ē long.

    I was hoping for a very tight secure connection there, seems to have done the job.

    Im sure you can probably use most any type, whether itís a construction type or RC specific. The one thing I would suggest with the Delrin, It definitely needs to be pre-drilled for a screw application. This stuff is tough as steel.

    Also, when I cut the rod to size I added about 6 mm. I think this gave the rod some tension to the body.
    Got it all thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by afreek1000 View Post
    So I know there have been a few solutions to securing the X Maxx body apon impact posted before.

    Here’s my attempt.










    This is by no means my original idea, credit due here. https://www.reddit.com/r/Traxxas/com...tm_name=iossmf

    I just refined the modification, let’s see how it holds up this weekend.
    I did see both versions and prefer yours instead the link version.

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