what a brilliant idea
I've just purchased a bonded HD coupling to swap over from the mechanical monstrosity that rattled like an old diesel engine in my ORCA build. but i still notice a vibration in the shaft. on further investigation i have found that the bonding of the rubber to metal of the three parts of the coupling are not inline. although i took great care to line the prop shaft to the motor shaft in all planes, this defeats all my own hard work.
but within a couple of days of my disappointment along comes your genius idea. i hope you don't mind me trying this system out for myself, as i have the splined brass end joints all I need is some silicone tubing.
a couple of questions 1st though
1, once the silicone tube is fitted over the splines and because of the diameter of these splines quite a large cavity is left inside the tube, do you fit a smaller tube inside to stop it collapsing under torque?.
2, you say you will zip tie the tubing to help grip the splines. will this not cause imbalance with the zip tie locking catch being on one side, and especially one being at each end, or are they opposite each other, to counteract themselves.
or, in the end, am I worrying to much.