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Old 06-18-2010, 12:51 AM   #4696
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Electric in my opinion is at an all time great. Brushless tech has made leaps and bounds over anything brushed ever wished it could be.

I think the general population has always griped at the cost of the XRay line... but there wasnt really anything comprable to it so people just paid it. My how times change...
I never really got into brushed at all, apart from some off road when I was a kid, but it was a real chore back then, having yet to put a hand on anything electric recently, I'm looking forward to what seems ease of use and fast speeds, with any luck I'll love it as much as my Nitro.

Xray seems a highly refined product, but it's bloody expensive, in fact electric on road is all kind of expensive, it's had me questioning how much I wanted one for 6+ months, but I'm not getting much Nitro time right now, so did a little research and the Top just looks a good way to get back out.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #4697
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Yip the Photon is simply the best bang for your buck at the moment, best of all it doesn't need anything other than what you get in the box to be competitive. Just get a servo saver to protect the steering bell-crank.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:05 AM   #4698
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just doing my first photon build. whats up with these fasteners, they seem to be somewhere between 2mm and 2.5mm hex. nearly destroyed the spool having to extract a rounded out m3 screw. any tips??

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Old 06-20-2010, 09:48 AM   #4699
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Had my first race with the photon and was able to TQ 17.5, just barely, but albeit to another photon, lol. I will have to test on how to free the car up, because when the track cooled because after an hour break and the sun going down, the car was very pushy in the main and I was off pace. Overall though the car has great steering and a very forgiving nature.
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The Ver.2 Shock choice piston 1.0 x2 or x3 ,
bester than 1.2 x2 & x3
because had more oil friction support mid to High speed turn !
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:50 AM   #4701
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I briefly drove a Photon yesterday... the car was VERY smooth. To me, it felt like feedback from the tires was a little slack. Probably lost thru the chassis flex... but it was still easy to get around the corners. Im looking forward to spending a little more time with the car...
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:50 PM   #4702
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Hi folk
I ran my 17.5 photon againt the mod and finished third...all I can say it ,,great great car to have ..I got four of them....
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:26 PM   #4703
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You had a great first outing yesterday. Everyone has been fighting a car that gets tight this season at Jackson with Solaris Hard Spec tires. I've had some luck reducing rear camber by 0.5 degree. Hope to see you running a lot more this summer under the lights.

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Had my first race with the photon and was able to TQ 17.5, just barely, but albeit to another photon, lol. I will have to test on how to free the car up, because when the track cooled because after an hour break and the sun going down, the car was very pushy in the main and I was off pace. Overall though the car has great steering and a very forgiving nature.
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just doing my first photon build. whats up with these fasteners, they seem to be somewhere between 2mm and 2.5mm hex. nearly destroyed the spool having to extract a rounded out m3 screw. any tips??
Must buy new screw kit!!!!
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Must buy new screw kit!!!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:12 PM   #4706
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I've got the ltd. edition kit 1/2 built now, had to file the top deck to clear the 20T pulley on one side....hmmm, inner camber mount/cf plates don't clear the bearing cams...hmmm.
With the lipo chassis, it seems very stiff, how will that affect grip I wonder? I've always found a little flex to be helpful in low grip, does this car react differently?
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Use the Stiff Lipo chassis for medium to high traction carpet and the 6 cell chassis for low traction carpet and asphalt.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:16 PM   #4708
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I ran my 17.5 photon againt the mod and finished third...all I can say it ,,great great car to have ..I got four of them....
And why was it dialed?

Sure looked good after some one did a quick tune up for you! LOL

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Use the Stiff Lipo chassis for medium to high traction carpet and the 6 cell chassis for low traction carpet and asphalt.
Yeah. That 6 cell chassis has HELLA flex. I twisted one up by hand...

Its funny to see chassis trends change over the years. It used to be you had to have the stiffest chassis possible. Now it almost the exact opposite.
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And why was it dialed?

Sure looked good after some one did a quick tune up for you! LOL


absolutely Thanks kody..I own you a lunch......I forgot to tell you I did put on new set of sweep 30...love those tires.....

PS I took off those 6deg. caster .I thought it would be better for FW last weelend sunday ..Now prefer the 4deg ,it works better at the low speed steering .expectedly into the corner...
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