Light and strong carbon fibre is the material of choice for, among other things, the front wings and the torque tube
between engine and transmission.
"We'd been working with aluminum bearing spacers for the torque tube
," recalls Philip Guys, vice president and chief technical officer of the Advanced Technology Development Center at AAM, "but cost and assembly concerns led us to evaluate plastics as an alternative." One issue with the incumbent aluminum spacer was that it was press fit into an aluminum bore inside the torque tube
where it was mounted over a ball bearing.
This relationship can be violated even while landing out of a steep descent to the runway...again, level, not a spin...it can feel like the stick breaks off at the torque tube
The machine features a torque tube
bed design that not only provides rigidity, but thanks to a "flow-thru" system that circulates oil and coolant through the base, thermal stability, as well.
Technical highlights include magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube
and a full titanium exhaust system.
With a lightweight construction of the package that is 30% smaller and has been designed specifically for offshore duty, the turbine comes with a three-point base mount and torque tube
It features a limited-slip differential along with magnesium torque tube
, carbon fibre propeller shaft and Brembo racing callipers.
Helping achieve those figures is the car''s lightweight construction, with parts like the bonnet, rear panel behind the bucket seats, the diagonal braces on the underbody and the torque tube
between engine and transmission made entirely of motorsport grade carbon fibre-reinforced plastic.
When you're preparing to transport the PAC 2 launcher, make very sure the torque tube
handles are locked before you hit the road.
The transmission is mounted at the rear (transaxle principle) and is connected to the engine housing via a torque tube
The company said that the torque tube
is part of the brake which encloses the drive shaft used to absorb the resultant torque from the shaft.