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Old 03-26-2009, 07:31 PM   #166
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No one will argue this economic down turn has not been good for anyone. However, it has helped the production of the Photon in some ways.

One thing TOP has become very good at is sourcing. Sourcing materials for the car started before the economic slump, since then TOP has been able to negotiate better pricing using better quality materials. Factories are struggling and are willing to negotiate for business.

Josh has been around the industry for a long time and even he is very happy with the final product.

I am not at all saying our quality is better then anything on the market, but it is definitely comparable to the best of them. When you hold a photon arm or caster block in your hands you just know that good quality materials were used in manufacturing.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:17 PM   #167
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No one will argue this economic down turn has not been good for anyone. However, it has helped the production of the Photon in some ways.

One thing TOP has become very good at is sourcing. Sourcing materials for the car started before the economic slump, since then TOP has been able to negotiate better pricing using better quality materials. Factories are struggling and are willing to negotiate for business.

Josh has been around the industry for a long time and even he is very happy with the final product.

I am not at all saying our quality is better then anything on the market, but it is definitely comparable to the best of them. When you hold a photon arm or caster block in your hands you just know that good quality materials were used in manufacturing.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:21 PM   #168
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Seems like TOP USA is getting a few emails lately.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:54 PM   #169
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so when is the car be release?
when can we buy 1??
Yes!! This!! When is the car ready for release? If Vicko gets one, I will get one.

Oh and Josh, PLEASE send your setup sheet for The Track. I want a nice baseline to work off of when setting up this car. I wanna be able to stay ahead of those Awesomatix Russian cars.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:19 PM   #170
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Seems like TOP USA is getting a few emails lately.
Hmmm...what could it be?
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:52 AM   #171
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The pulleys are 20/40 with a 2.0 as James stated. In the top most position, you can use a 116 spur. I've run a 96 to 116 in mod foam to test different motor positions. I know in 13.5/17.5 you can run an 88 and I'm pretty sure you could run all the way down to a 76 or smaller spur and still get gear mesh.
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The pulleys are 20/40 with a 2.0 as James stated. In the top most position, you can use a 116 spur. I've run a 96 to 116 in mod foam to test different motor positions. I know in 13.5/17.5 you can run an 88 and I'm pretty sure you could run all the way down to a 76 or smaller spur and still get gear mesh.
What sizes will be availible from TOP?
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For spurs, I'm not 100% what will be available. I know that standard Kimbrough and Zenon gears are a direct fit. I'm not positive on the rest.
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For spurs, I'm not 100% what will be available. I know that standard Kimbrough and Zenon gears are a direct fit. I'm not positive on the rest.
does the new diff fit on the old top?
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:39 PM   #175
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It will fit in the car but the old pulley won't fit because of the new, large 1/12 diff rings that are used. You will have to try to use a Kyosho Stallion pulley or something like that in order to run the 33T and possibly the Tamiya 37T may work but don't quote me on that.
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Josh when are the pre orders are going to ship?
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:39 PM   #178
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So do we have an release Date??
I would like to get my track to order an few kits. do we have to order
from TOP or are they going to be able to get it from Great Plans or Horizon?
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So do we have an release Date??
I would like to get my track to order an few kits. do we have to order
from TOP or are they going to be able to get it from Great Plans or Horizon?
Head down to your LHS and ask them to consider carrying the TOP Product Line. I recently set up my store with TOP USA. It was quick and easy. If your LHS is not looking to bring in the car you can order through my Shop and even direct through TOP USA. I dont know the exact dates the kits will arive but its coming soon. If the pre-order rate I have seen here is any indicator of whats going on nation wide you better order yours quick.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:57 PM   #180
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Lots of good info here....
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