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Reducing stress on driving axles

Thursday 19 November 2009

Turntables can be used vertically to reduce stress on driving axle. With this setup, the axle has less friction with its casing, hence improving the overall truck’s performances.

The problem is that a turntable is quite large, almost as large as the 81,6 wheels. In order to keep a good ground clearance, it should be positionned at a high level, making the truck a little more instable.

There exists also blue turntables, from Set #9748 (droid developer kit). They are smaller but also more fragile.

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