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Old 03-25-2010, 02:29 PM   #4006
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I would be seriously intersted in buying one of these cars if they released one with all of this new stuff included.
Ya know I sold my Photon...but if there was a kit with all these upgrades I may buy another. Looks nice.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:33 PM   #4007
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Gear diff?

I'm going to have to stick with ball diffs on this one.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:37 PM   #4008
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yes ,
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lightweight than ball diff !
but this pics car isn't me .
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More consistent, no slip, tunable with different oils for tighter/looser "feel".
Thanks.

That will be the diff for me.
Also the lipo chassis and the spur gear holder.
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We will have three new chassis to replace the existing chassis. At some point one of these chassis will come standard with the kit.

Chassis 1) 2.25mm Regular Flex
Chassis 2) 2.25mm Medium Flex
Chassis 3) 2.75mm Stiff Flex

Gear diff is being testing now. Results are good so far, I'll post when more testing is done. This is still a long ways away.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:53 PM   #4010
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We will have three new chassis to replace the existing chassis. At some point one of these chassis will come standard with the kit.

Chassis 1) 2.25mm Regular Flex
Chassis 2) 2.25mm Medium Flex
Chassis 3) 2.75mm Stiff Flex

Gear diff is being testing now. Results are good so far, I'll post when more testing is done. This is still a long ways away.
I want chassis 1.
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Thank you for the response Stiltskin. I'll probably wait a bit to see what gets added to new kits.

Oh and to EJ from several pages ago... I think you are right. I need to move near a decent track. Cost of living would probably be lower than where I am too, so I might have more spare money for r/c stuff. I don't know anyone IRL with an R/C car, so starting a club near me could prove difficult.
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When do the Aluminum ball ends come out?

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Wow, gear diff would be neat to play with. I'll be putting mine in the front Tunable spool if you will
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:16 PM   #4015
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Wow, gear diff would be neat to play with. I'll be putting mine in the front Tunable spool if you will
I was thinking the same thing. I'd really like to see how it reacts with some thicker oil in the front.
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Wow, gear diff would be neat to play with. I'll be putting mine in the front Tunable spool if you will
I have been wanting to try running a diff up front since I started racing again. Last time I was running TC everyone was running a front diff. I suppose you might be able to get a similar effect if you where to run with no balls with the rings really tight to the diff. That way you still get some diff action but almost no slip. Might make the tires wear better. And the car would have much more steering. I think I might have to try that this weekend. _
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I was thinking the same thing. I'd really like to see how it reacts with some thicker oil in the front.
Biggest adjustment I see running the gear diff up front will be off power steering. By tuning with different silicone fluids, it will change the amount of turn in. By being able to tune the differentials lock up, it gives the user the ability to alleviate a major complaint with spools....off power push.

This is going to get interesting
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #4018
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I have been wanting to try running a diff up front since I started racing again. Last time I was running TC everyone was running a front diff. I suppose you might be able to get a similar effect if you where to run with no balls with the rings really tight to the diff. That way you still get some diff action but almost no slip. Might make the tires wear better. And the car would have much more steering. I think I might have to try that this weekend. _
Yeah you are right,

Tire wear will go down as well. Not only that, but you won't have spool chatter(though I've noticed it's almost non existent with the Photon) less wear on the front axles, and less chance of bending a axle in a really bad wreck.

On other cars I've made slipper spools before using Traxxas nitro truck spur gear pegs. So if you have a spare ball diff for your car, hit up your local hobby shop for the spur gear pegs. You might have to open up the holes in the pulley some, but then once installed you can lock the ball diff down but adjust a little slip in it.
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I have been wanting to try running a diff up front since I started racing again. Last time I was running TC everyone was running a front diff. I suppose you might be able to get a similar effect if you where to run with no balls with the rings really tight to the diff. That way you still get some diff action but almost no slip. Might make the tires wear better. And the car would have much more steering. I think I might have to try that this weekend. _
This is basically a "slipper spool" design that a few cars have used before.

You are not getting a true diff action with it - any differential speed between the wheel is caused by slip - and slip slows you down. It's basically a spool with a bit of give to decrease damage. However the Photon is durable enough to cope with a true spool in the front.

A heavy-oiled gear diff in the front would be a very interesting thing to test.
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yes ,
LW alum. outdirve .
lightweight than ball diff !
but this pics car isn't me .
very nice .. when release ? it still using C blade ?
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