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Old 11-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #2881
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anyone know how much this center lipo weight weighs?
just weighed one still in its packet,

approx 30-31g
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:13 AM   #2882
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im in the same boat when i run VTA the car just wont turn in it pushes horibly but it is great from the center off

even in stock rubber trim it pushes
(im running larry's setup but running cs 27's)

would a stiffer chassis and top deck help free the car up
From what I'm hearing the Larry Fairtrace setup does push a lot unless you are on super-high traction. Try the car with the kit setting.

Even I found that the kit setting lacks steering - a tweak to the steering crank by putting it on the longest setting sorts that out. The car is a pretty good basis to work from them.

If you are on a particularly tight or low-traction layout you might find that the front diff makes the car a bit easier to drive than the spool.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:17 AM   #2883
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If anyone is interested in my IIC set-up I would be happy to post it. But, how do you get the set-up sheet on a PDF or I guess I can scan it in.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:56 AM   #2884
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Anyone able to help on this?

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Can anyone tell me what (48dp) gearing will fit in the Photon? I need a big spur/small pinion arrangement to bring the ratio down to around 8.5. Anyone know what fits? Can anyone confirm is 93/22 will fit?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:46 AM   #2885
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European official Photon forum.. Enjoy..

Http://www.top-racing-europe.eu/forum
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:56 AM   #2886
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Hey Juan. Blank setup sheet attached.
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File Type: pdf Photon Modifiable Setup Sheet Rev1.pdf (342.2 KB, 139 views)
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:13 AM   #2887
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Anyone able to help on this?
I use at the moment a 84 48P gear and the gear can a bit bigger but not much. it's in his highest position. I think 86 is the max.
The motor has still enough space to use a bigger pinion.
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Can anyone tell me where I can look at a T.O.P "scythe" manual? Thanks in advance
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:20 AM   #2889
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Can anyone tell me where I can look at a T.O.P "scythe" manual? Thanks in advance
http://muchmoreracing.com/downloads/...t_view/gid,19/
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Hi guys, I just got the photon....while building the shocks, the manual does not indicate how long the shocks should be..

Can someone measure the overall shock length after fully built (top to bottom)?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi guys, I just got the photon....while building the shocks, the manual does not indicate how long the shocks should be..

Can someone measure the overall shock length after fully built (top to bottom)?

Thanks in advance.
Mine are 63.00 mm long from very top to very bottom.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:42 PM   #2892
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Good news..

Roche Heavy Duty photon spool will be ready to ship by next monday...

contact me for more details...

thanks
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Hello all,

I was looking to getting a 416X, but the price is getting too steep. With the exchange rate these days, the car is almost $600 shipped

Looking for a good alternative and my fellow racers recommended me the Photon. What are the weakpoints on this car that I need to stock spares on? I'm sure the Chub and knuckles are on that list, but any other known issues?

Also, where is a good place that sells the kit and spares at a reasonable price?

Thanks
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Hello all,

I was looking to getting a 416X, but the price is getting too steep. With the exchange rate these days, the car is almost $600 shipped

Looking for a good alternative and my fellow racers recommended me the Photon. What are the weakpoints on this car that I need to stock spares on? I'm sure the Chub and knuckles are on that list, but any other known issues?

Also, where is a good place that sells the kit and spares at a reasonable price?

Thanks
Car is very durable. Beside all the normal parts. I would get a Bell crank and a medium servo saver. You can place a order at [email protected] or Amain hobbies. Goodluck
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:59 PM   #2895
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Car is very durable. Beside all the normal parts. I would get a Bell crank and a medium servo saver. You can place a order at [email protected] or Amain hobbies. Goodluck
Thanks for the info!

I was reading through the manual, and noticed a lot of innovative designs implemented for ease of maintenance. The steering did kind of worry me, with the absence of a servo saver. You guys use the Kimbrough mediums?

Seems like making the motor as centered as possible is a trend with the new kits coming out (T3, 416X). Where does the Photon place in this respect?

I guess those top deck screws are also on my list.
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