Flex Drive 3D
From stem to stern, Flex Drive 3D integrates propulsion, power and precision into a uniﬁed system that delivers unparalleled versatility, efﬁciency and convenience. Designed from the water up for maximum performance, intuitive use and ease of maintenance; Flex Drive 3D empowers anglers, sportsmen and enthusiasts to get closer to the action. Backward compatible with all Jackson Kayak Flex Drive boats.
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Flex Drive 3D Updates
Starting with the upper unit (A), we’ve upgraded the bearings (B) so they are optimized while spinning at relatively low RPM (ideal for pedaling or while using a 12V battery setup with our Flex Drive E). The fit of the crank arm (C) is now more secure and easier to deploy. The spider coupling (D) has been updated to include a time-released lubricant and provides a more secure mating of upper and lower units. We’ve also added easy-access grease ports (E) and a grease accessory kit, which includes a tube of Finish Line grease and a grease gun to make maintenance a breeze. We’ve upgraded the pedal crank arms (F) from cast to forged aluminum, increasing durability.
The upper unit is still a sealed system, which means no gears or moving parts are below the waterline.
We’ve tightened the tolerances on the lower unit (G)’s flexible shaft (H), which results in a dramatic reduction in noise on the water because of the vibration in the lower unit, making it noticeably more quiet.
The propeller (I) is now a two-bladed, 10” x 10 pitch prop which is optimized for pedaling or when using a 12V battery system with our Flex Drive E. This prop maximizes efficiency and cuts through water smoothly, and when used with the Flex Drive E helps the motor go faster for longer periods of time on the water, while minimizing battery consumption.
The lower unit is not a sealed system. This allows water to drain from the system easily.