Monday , 14 October 2019

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX

The Tamiya CC-02 uses sliding propeller shafts to transfer power from the gearbox to the front and rear axles. They are both of equal length and use metal ‘balls’ for extra strength.

Build Notes:
Some patience is required here – getting the pins in the plastic parts can be a little tedious. If you use pliers (like the manual suggests), be extra careful not to snap the plastic.
Step 1:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX
To get the balls into the female-side shafts, I used an old turnbuckle wrench I had laying around. Saves the fingers for sure! Make two of these.
Step 2:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX
Using the same process, press the pins of the ball into the male-side shafts. Make two of these.
Step 3:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX
Your completed shafts, ready to install.
Step 4:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX
Slip the male-side shafts onto the transmission outdrives and secure with the 2.4x11mm screw pin. Set the female-side shaft aside for a later step.
Step 5:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX
While we’re here, go ahead and install the inner link mounts. These are on the front.
Step 6:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX
Inner link mounts on the rear.
Step 7:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts | CompetitionX
Finally, attach the quick-release battery mount.

Easy step, right?

Let’s move on to Steps 4 and 5 – the front and rear axles.

Use the links below to follow each step.
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Opening Page
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Transmission
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Chassis
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Front Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps

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Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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