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Old 03-26-2010, 07:40 AM   #4021
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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
The million dollar question is when will the new chassis be avilable to buy. I need one to replace my worn out one (at least that's what the voices in my head tell me) I need to rebuild my car anyways for the Roar region 12 ON-Road coming up on April 24th and 25th (shameless plug)
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I've finally been able to drive my Photon on asphalt, and the car is working awesome. Running a similar setup to EJ's and using a 10.5, the car was really stable and rotated well. I felt the car needed more on power steering, so I made some small adjustments and the car feels even better. Something I've noticed in the short amount of time I've had with the car, is that small adjustments can really be felt. This car is a lot of fun
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:24 PM   #4023
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After seeing a boatload of guys running the TOP car at SpeedWorld last weekend I knew that I had to have one. I picked one up yesterday and have been building it this afternoon, it really is a quality kit great manual and the fit and finish is outstanding. Where are you guys getting the setups from?? Thanks
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After seeing a boatload of guys running the TOP car at SpeedWorld last weekend I knew that I had to have one. I picked one up yesterday and have been building it this afternoon, it really is a quality kit great manual and the fit and finish is outstanding. Where are you guys getting the setups from?? Thanks
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I've finally been able to drive my Photon on asphalt, and the car is working awesome. Running a similar setup to EJ's and using a 10.5, the car was really stable and rotated well. I felt the car needed more on power steering, so I made some small adjustments and the car feels even better. Something I've noticed in the short amount of time I've had with the car, is that small adjustments can really be felt. This car is a lot of fun
Timmie,

I also use E.J's set up. Its good. What changes did you make to improve on power steering?

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Old 03-26-2010, 06:35 PM   #4027
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After seeing a boatload of guys running the TOP car at SpeedWorld last weekend I knew that I had to have one. I picked one up yesterday and have been building it this afternoon, it really is a quality kit great manual and the fit and finish is outstanding. Where are you guys getting the setups from?? Thanks
Here is a website with useful information, including setups from drivers around the world. http://tchub.info/
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I also use E.J's set up. Its good. What changes did you make to improve on power steering?

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Hi Mazmo,

I reduced the front droop, and added a little anti squat to the rear of the car. Doing these changes, I was able to be at near, or full throttle through the high speed sections of my track.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #4029
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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.
this is the difference between the three chassis

Standard - 2.25mm (anisotropic fiber)
Stiff - 2.25mm (isotropic)
Super Stiff - 2.75 (isotropic)

apparently the chassis kits will be available mid/late April

I am looking forward to the Gear diff
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how much anti squat are you running? i just added a bit but havent had the chance to run it since i made the change.. i'm running both mediums but one eccentric up and the rear one down.. guess that's a half mill?
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Hi Mazmo,

I reduced the front droop, and added a little anti squat to the rear of the car. Doing these changes, I was able to be at near, or full throttle through the high speed sections of my track.
Thanks Timmie I'll give that a try .... will change the droop first.
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how much anti squat are you running? i just added a bit but havent had the chance to run it since i made the change.. i'm running both mediums but one eccentric up and the rear one down.. guess that's a half mill?
1 degree. I think I will take it down to half a degree later today while I try some things out. Yes, the way you have your eccentrics is half a degree.

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Thanks Timmie I'll give that a try .... will change the droop first.
Anytime Mazmo Let us know how it turns out.
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Finally have had the time to paint a body for my car, so I decided to show it off Never had a red paint job, so it seems fitting since the chassis is red.


Also I included a custom fan mount I made up for the car. Maybe it will give someone a idea if they wanted to mount a fan. Keeps the weight low, and is adjustable if I change motor position due to gearing. Enjoy!

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After seeing a boatload of guys running the TOP car at SpeedWorld last weekend I knew that I had to have one. I picked one up yesterday and have been building it this afternoon, it really is a quality kit great manual and the fit and finish is outstanding. Where are you guys getting the setups from?? Thanks
Let me know if you need help on the car at Speedworld. This link has EJs set up (http://www.tchub.info/) with other set ups too. I believe the only change on EJs set up for Speedworld is the front shocks are stiffer and the pistons are 1.2s.

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Let me know if you need help on the car at Speedworld. This link has EJs set up (http://www.tchub.info/) with other set ups too. I believe the only change on EJs set up for Speedworld is the front shocks are stiffer and the pistons are 1.2s.
Thanks STPN, will do I have the car about built. Waiting on a Servo and ESC, running F-1 tommorow will bring it then. Not quite sure about the cam adjusters on the hinge pin mounts?? Thanks
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