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Old 07-23-2009, 07:55 AM   #1576
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When talking about ackerman I haven't really heard anyone mentioning using the rear hole on the steering arms. How will this effect ackerman? More steering? Less steering?
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When talking about ackerman I haven't really heard anyone mentioning using the rear hole on the steering arms. How will this effect ackerman? More steering? Less steering?
Josh said he deisgned the rear hole for Foam tires. I've never tried it, but if you do let us know how it works! The car might be easier to drive, but have a little less steering.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:32 AM   #1578
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This year the Speedworld Cup was held July 18th at Speedworld Raceway in Roseville CA. Same track where there Reedy was held. Scott Kimbrow TQ'd and took home the win in modified driving the Photon. Congrats Scott!

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Old 07-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #1579
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Hi Ej
The box stock set up is more or less aggressive than the reedy set up?
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Hi EJ
If i wanted to make the rear end of the car to rotate more in the mid turn,where is the best ways to make the change on the car?
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #1581
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i have been looking for a new kit to buy. i am considering purchasing a photon kit. how does this tc compare to others? eg; xray,rdx phi,cyclone,tc5,etc...
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i have been looking for a new kit to buy. i am considering purchasing a photon kit. how does this tc compare to others? eg; xray,rdx phi,cyclone,tc5,etc...
its as good as any high end brand available !!
So much so that the fast guys are taking note
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i have been looking for a new kit to buy. i am considering purchasing a photon kit. how does this tc compare to others? eg; xray,rdx phi,cyclone,tc5,etc...
No matter what brand you are switching from, you wont be let down by the Photon. It is a great kit in every way.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:54 AM   #1584
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I've come up with a potential solution on my layshaft problem. A set of inserts that fit snugly into the slot that has an offset hold for the layshaft screw. I don't know if I'm the only one having this problem, but this is the only adjustment on the car that is a free-floating mount - everything else locks into place in one fashion or another, and these little inserts would fix that. Two of each insert would allow setting the layshaft to bottom, middle, or top.

Does anyone have any resources/suggestion on getting something like this made? I also think it could be done with a small piece of ABS with two holes in it, one for the M3 screw to go through, and one tapped for a set-screw to go into - though this would only work for lower and upper positions, but that's enough adjustment for my liking.
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I've come up with a potential solution on my layshaft problem. A set of inserts that fit snugly into the slot that has an offset hold for the layshaft screw. I don't know if I'm the only one having this problem, but this is the only adjustment on the car that is a free-floating mount - everything else locks into place in one fashion or another, and these little inserts would fix that. Two of each insert would allow setting the layshaft to bottom, middle, or top.

Does anyone have any resources/suggestion on getting something like this made? I also think it could be done with a small piece of ABS with two holes in it, one for the M3 screw to go through, and one tapped for a set-screw to go into - though this would only work for lower and upper positions, but that's enough adjustment for my liking.
Not bad I deal
I like the three adjustment inserts..kinda like the pan car rear axles adjustment
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #1586
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im looking to get back into onroad, its been a while since ive built a real tc chassis, the last one i owned was an rs4! im looking to get a photon ordered, but is there anything i should know ahead of time about the kit? from what i have read and looked at, it seems there might be some modification i need to do depending on the servo i use, but other than that, is it fairly straightforward?

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im looking to get back into onroad, its been a while since ive built a real tc chassis, the last one i owned was an rs4! im looking to get a photon ordered, but is there anything i should know ahead of time about the kit? from what i have read and looked at, it seems there might be some modification i need to do depending on the servo i use, but other than that, is it fairly straightforward?

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order spare shims, probably steering blocks and rear hubs, maybe one front and rear a arm (i've seen the hinge pin break before the arm) other than that run a medium servo saver and you should be good. its by far the most durable car i've run (unless you get it airborne off a dot and it flips 2 times)

shim the rear of the car out to 189mm and you won't break the rear cvd blades
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #1588
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Just built the car, trying to place weight. I have the weight tray filled and have 14 grams on the rear 14 in front of the battery and 7 under the spool. I need 71 more grams where is everyone putting the extra weight at? I'm running Reedy 5000 lipos. See picture of the car. Please help. Thanks
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Just built the car, trying to place weight. I have the weight tray filled and have 14 grams on the rear 14 in front of the battery and 7 under the spool. I need 71 more grams where is everyone putting the extra weight at? I'm running Reedy 5000 lipos. See picture of the car. Please help. Thanks
Use AE weight in your weight tray. You should be able to get 63? grams in there.
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