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Old 12-12-2009, 04:58 PM   #3001
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His original setup is posted on page 164. Front spool: dash down two clicks forward. Rear diff: dash down two clicks back.
ok, i have that setup also. i wasn't sure if that's what he used on the halloween setup too.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #3002
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:07 PM   #3003
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Does anyone know if TOP is making an aluminum steering bellcrank for the PHOTON or a tougher plastic one.This weekend there were four Photon and all suffered with broken bellcranks,and all the cars were equipped with servo savers.
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i broke one and another guy at the track and we both had servo savers. thats the only thing ive broken, seems to be the weak spot. the rest of the car seems very durable. be nice to see the 20t pulleys in aluminun also
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i broke one and another guy at the track and we both had servo savers. thats the only thing ive broken, seems to be the weak spot. the rest of the car seems very durable. be nice to see the 20t pulleys in aluminun also
Heavier and more expensive parts are your thing, eh?
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:09 PM   #3006
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Does anyone know if TOP is making an aluminum steering bellcrank for the PHOTON or a tougher plastic one.This weekend there were four Photon and all suffered with broken bellcranks,and all the cars were equipped with servo savers.
Check to make sure that the servo and the bell crank are not able to touch at any point of the throw. The stock bell crank is plenty durable if the build is correct. I have three Photons all with the stock and original bell cranks. I have probably 350 packs on the cars as a whole running both carpet and asphalt and have not experienced one bell crank failure.
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Run a kimbrough or TOP servo saver too, whatever you are using might be too hard and causing the breakages
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Check to make sure that the servo and the bell crank are not able to touch at any point of the throw. The stock bell crank is plenty durable if the build is correct. I have three Photons all with the stock and original bell cranks. I have probably 350 packs on the cars as a whole running both carpet and asphalt and have not experienced one bell crank failure.
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Q you dont experience any failures because you fail to hit things like the rest of us mortals do.
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i welcome option parts just not new kits every year
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:49 PM   #3011
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Q you dont experience any failures because you fail to hit things like the rest of us mortals do.
I think you are giving me way to much credit on that one Thomas. But you have only seen me run asphalt so that may explain it.

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Run a kimbrough or TOP servo saver too, whatever you are using might be too hard and causing the breakages
Make sure you're using the Kimbrough 201 servo saver. It's the mid size one that has different adapters for each servo type.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:00 AM   #3013
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I am running the asphalt version and my lhs has run out of the gamma springs for rubber kits... what is left are all beta foam springs...

a question: what are the differences between these springs and the handling characteristics... can i try foam springs on rubber setup and if yes, what can i expect the handling to be different from using rubber springs? my guess is that the difference will be minimal but i might be wrong...
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this car kind of fells like a corally phi on the track but better very impressed with this car.(running foams).
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this car kind of fells like a corally phi on the track but better very impressed with this car.(running foams).
how was that setup i sent you
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