Manual RWD Configuration Cutaway
(AT - 027)
  • Understanding the functionality and operation of the manual RWD transaxle system
  • Understanding the function and usage of each part of the manual RWD transaxle system
  • Observation of the internal parts and locations of the gear box, the differential, wheel hubs and end drive shaft in this type of transaxles.
  • Understanding how the power generated from the engine in an earlier stage is transmitted through the gear box to the propeller shaft then to the differential at the back, then to the driving axle which in turn rotates the rear wheels.
  • Observing how the differential transfers power to the axles and wheels.
  • Manual RWD configuration cutaway (AT - 027)
  • Hard copy user manual

This cutaway aims at demonstration the components and functionality of a manual RWD transaxle assembly. Knowing that the transaxle is a single mechanical device which integrates the functions of an automotive transmission, axle, and differential into one assembly. The unit features an assembly that includes a manual transmission, propeller shaft, differential, rear-wheel hubs and end driveshafts. This assembly comes with exposed joints and it is sectioned and showcased with color contrasted components at certain locations to allow the trainee to observe the internal structure, components, and operation.

                                     
  • The RWD manual gearbox cutaway, differential cutaway, rear-wheel hubs, propeller shaft, and end drive shafts, all mounted on a robust frame which is easily relocated.
  • The unit introduces the trainee to the concept of power transmission to rear wheels by a gearbox and propeller shaft, and further division between left and right rear wheels.
  • The unit features a section in a 5-speed manual transaxle.
  • The transaxle cutaway helps the trainee understand the internal construction, components and operation of the transaxle, and how a manual gearbox and a differential are integrated into one housing to form the transaxle.
  • The differential cutaway helps the trainee understand its internal construction, components, and operation, in addition to how the right and left output shafts rotation may vary with each other. 
  • The manual gearbox cutaway helps the trainee understand its internal construction, components, and operation, in addition to how to achieve different gear ratios by gear shifting.
  • The wheel hubs are also sectioned to view their internal construction.
  • An electric motor to simulate the effect of the engine.
  • A plastic handle mounted on the transaxle allows gear shifting.
  • The protective rubber covers normally found on the end drive shaft joints are removed to indicate how such joints allow the rotational motion to be transferred between non-parallel shafts at varying angles
  • Different color cross-sections provide contrast to easily differentiate components from each other.