- Jun 7, 2020
I'm not so sure. Lesher set a lot of records in Teal with no issues, and the drive train was almost the same as on Taylor's IMPs. Douglas went with it on the XB-42, and it worked great, they just abandoned it for the jet version (XB-43). Granted, those aren't run of the mill homebuilts by any stretch, but with the right numbers from the right guys, it seems to be do-able (I think the problems are with the wrong people using the wrong numbers...). It might just be a situation where you need a corporation or University backing your play!As we wait for billski to say "It's not that easy"
Note all the homebuilts with driveshafts have driveshaft problems... Not 100% sure, but yet to see mentions of one running an extension that didn't have issues.
I really wish there was an easy way to get a 3-5' extension that's reliable. But even the short ones are problematic.