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Old 05-27-2009, 01:07 PM   #436
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Josh: How do u measure droop? according to your setup, the front had 5.5mm and the rear only have 0.5mm?? that's a big difference.....
over gear, the rear droop is measured to a piece that captures the rear hub. It hangs below the arms. Front droop is measure to the bottom of the arm.

I'll post my setup later today. It is a little softer then Josh's, but I drove Josh's car after the race it was pretty dialed.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:13 PM   #437
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Whats the tranny ratio?
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:06 PM   #438
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jag88 - Yeah, I'm pretty sure everyone at the race did to some extent.

over gear - What EJ said..lol... The rear hub has a "loop" that hangs below the rear arm to support the hub and that's what I measured the droop from. I think if it was measured from the bottom of the hub/arm in a more conventional manner it would have been around 5mm.

BlackedOut - The ratio is 2.0 - 40 diff pulley/20 drive pulley.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:06 PM   #439
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Hey where is my Photon the money should be there by now. I went down the block and got this guys ( HOMING PIGEON) that he races with they should be there by now I don't understand these homing birds. FLY BIRDY FLY BIRDY.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:08 PM   #440
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I just checked A-Main Hobbies website and they're Pre ordering the Photon and has release date of July 1st!!! I'm ordering mine
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:22 AM   #441
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This is a great car, beautiful, elegance, lots of settings to adjust the car, toe, camber,.... u can fine tune your car in many ways to improve and match the car to your skill and preferences.

by mid of June, it is available in Asia.

I particularly like the way the servo is positioned, it is side way with little linkages that prevent lose steering, great job TOP Racing.

the rear side toe in can be adjusted as well.

One question: how to make the rear side suspension softer ?
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:42 PM   #442
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Just one Question where is the CAR!!!!! lol hope it is here
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I hope whomever wanted a photon preordered
because they are gonna go fast
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #444
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I haven't heard anything since the confirmation of my pre-order. Is that a bad sign?
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:14 PM   #445
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I haven't heard anything since the confirmation of my pre-order. Is that a bad sign?
No... The elves have to finish the cookies first....
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No... The elves have to finish the cookies first....
*Chomp* *Chomp* OK, cookies done. Thanks Rick.

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I haven't heard anything since the confirmation of my pre-order. Is that a bad sign?
I'm sorry to say I don't know the screen name of everyone on the waiting list. If you are on the Photon waiting list (or think you are) at TOP USA and you have not been contacted to send in your pre-order payment then get ahold of us asap. We are still calling folks on the list but you can insure that you are covered by calling or emailing. This is for people on the TOP USA waiting list, not for pre-orders at your local hobby shop

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Hey where is my Photon the money should be there by now. I went down the block and got this guys ( HOMING PIGEON) that he races with they should be there by now I don't understand these homing birds. FLY BIRDY FLY BIRDY.
The birdy has arrived, we will be sending your kit back with him to save on shipping. Man I hope he doesn't drop it
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:16 PM   #448
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Just make sure you tie it up right and let his wings flap.. I can't wait any longer. Please make sure he comes right home..
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:37 AM   #449
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I'm loving the design philosophy behind this car, and am looking for one as soon as I save up the rent!

There's just one thing, and it's a small one, but on the hubs, it looks like there's no shim between the two bearings (internal to the hub). In my experience this can lead to too much pre-load on the bearings when you tighten a wheel and then troubles like high friction, damaged bearings and damaged hub plastics.
Is the missing shim just missing from the manual? Is it missing from the design? I'll probably be able to fit one, it's just a hassle....

Does anyone know the weight of the car as a roller? Our weight limit is coming down to 1425g with Li-Po- so is it going to balance OK at that?

Thanks, Chris.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:38 AM   #450
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is there an online manual out for the car at all??

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