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Old 11-25-2009, 02:55 AM   #2896
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Josh Cyrul stated a page or so ago that the Photon motor was 2.5mm inboard from the XRAY T2 - so their 3mm shift on the T3 gives them a whopping 0.5mm advantage!

The Photon does not suffer any layout disadvantages compared to its rivals.

The car is also very durable, very few reports of any parts breaking, steering crank breakages are solved with a servo saver (which I always run anyway - Tamiya Hi-Torque in my case). The only thing to watch for is careful threadlocking on assembly, so many adjustments means a lot of parts, and if any of them come loose then its race over.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:33 AM   #2897
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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.
I'm using the Kimbrough medium saver on my car. I bought the typical arms, knuckles, c-hubs , etc... as well as a new steering bell crank. I broke one bell crank before the servo saver and haven't broken anything since. Car is still very tight as well. I bought some top deck screws since I don't usually keep something like that in my box and all the rubber springs. Just swapped out the stock rubber chassis for the foam lipo chassis and I'm very happy so far. First carpet race with it this weekend. We'll see how it goes. With the price savings of the Photon, you could buy the car, lipo chassis and spare parts for the same price as the Xray.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:39 AM   #2898
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I have managed to break two hinge pins in separate incidents, but nothing else broke either time... the suspension arms and related hardware are incredibly tough.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:02 PM   #2899
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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.
Usually, I adjust my downstop screw first according to set up sheet or running condition, then I add 1 to 2mm from total length from shock tower hole to shock mount hole at suspension arm.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:50 AM   #2900
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hiya guys,

i'm keen to get a photon and am wondering if there are options for centre one way and front one-way?

we run rubber on asphalt here in Singapore and i seem to like the feel of one-ways a lot better...

shalom and God bless

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Old 11-26-2009, 06:22 AM   #2901
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. God bless all of you on this day.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:20 AM   #2902
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who's using the low friction belts, and how much difference do they make? when using these is that when you would use the belt tensioner?
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:28 AM   #2903
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hiya guys,

i'm keen to get a photon and am wondering if there are options for centre one way and front one-way?

we run rubber on asphalt here in Singapore and i seem to like the feel of one-ways a lot better...

shalom and God bless

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Old 11-26-2009, 07:29 AM   #2904
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We have been running the Low friction belts on our Foam photons in 13.5. they seem to hold up great, not running a belt tensioner, and with 15 or 20 packs through them they are fine. Been told by Michale that they may not enjoy 10.5 or mod.....

they are more flexible, and do reduce the resistance, plus they look kind of cool.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:20 AM   #2905
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I need a bellcrank. AMAIN has been out of stock for awhile. Anyone know where I can get one or have a spare to sale?

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:22 AM   #2906
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we have 1 in stcok with 6 more on order.... late next week

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:33 AM   #2907
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I need a bellcrank. AMAIN has been out of stock for awhile. Anyone know where I can get one or have a spare to sale?


Call 870-933-0479 (my old place), ask for Zach he has them in stock and could send you a couple via regular mail and save shipping. Or if this doesnt work meet me in Carbondale next weekend for racing and Ill have one for ya.

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I would suggest running a servo saver in order to cut down on breaking those.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:42 AM   #2909
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I would suggest running a servo saver in order to cut down on breaking those.
Yes... mrrcguy had already given me this tip and I just didn't get around to it. Next thing I know I clip a hard board and it's all over.

I'll call Zach to get a couple.

Q are you going to carbondale this coming weekend? Let me know for sure. If so I'll make the trip down. I also have another racer that'll most likely come down. Only problem is we only have 13.5's for our rubber sedans.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:48 AM   #2910
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Anyone have a problem with getting equal toe in on the rear of the car.

One side of mine is a 1/2 of a degree less than the other. 2.5 right and 3.0 left. This is on my HUDY setup station. I've double checked the shims and all the suspension components and it appears to be exactly the same left and right. I'm not sure if it's in the car or maybe,... just maybe my setup station.
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