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Old 06-08-2009, 11:20 AM   #586
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I think he is reffering to chassis balancing blocks, such as Hudy ones

No there are currantly no holes for the blocks....

RE: the question about holding the lipo in,
You still need to use tape like every car, the blocks help alot for keeping it in one position, very useful

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Old 06-08-2009, 11:30 AM   #587
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Hmmm...not that this is a major issue but there doesn't seem to be any holes in chassis to use for balancing.
There does appear to be center holes in the shock towers, though.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:22 PM   #588
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Hiya,

The car as it is there is 1338g with 50g of lead, it is just about balanced left to right, maybe another 20-30g needed.
That weight is with regular weight shell btw

No idea what weight the lipo is but it's a GM 5000 35C

As for motor off centre I can't really comment..... I don't have my verniers out lol

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Hang on, are you saying the whole car with electronics, 50g of lead, rubber tyres and a bodyshell is only 1338g?
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:23 PM   #589
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There does appear to be center holes in the shock towers, though.
Ahh yeah I see those. Guess I'll have to balance with those or scales. Still looking forward to my car arriving!
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:32 PM   #590
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E.J., at the Reedy did you use the TOP screw in weights on your Photon, and if so which ones? What else did you do to balance the car, if anything?
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Hang on, are you saying the whole car with electronics, 50g of lead, rubber tyres and a bodyshell is only 1338g?
Yep give or take 20-30g for scale inaccuracies

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:56 PM   #592
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WOW !! our min weight is 1500g so i will have to put plenty weight on the car !!
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WOW !! our min weight is 1500g so i will have to put plenty weight on the car !!
Thats about right .. I had to add about 5oz. to my 416. Thats a little light yes but not so dramatic.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #594
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My scythe currently is plastered with stick on wheel weights and looks untidy.
The Photon should be much neater .
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It seems strange that the kit setup has the ackerman on the hubs in the forward position?

Could the hubs possibly be molded so that the rear hole is the extreme rear hole as used by the old xray hubs? So that the fwd hole is actually equal to the rear hold on other cars.
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definately looks like it.
Im sure Josh mentioned that he initially ran Xray hubs and steering blocks on the Scythe/ARP/CFP when developing the Photon.
This must have carried over on the Photon.
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Hi,

I will try and post up a sort of build guide for the car as I prepare for the MMGP this weekend.

It will be on my blog http://raceandlife.blogspot.com/

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So that is where you have got to stew

Keep us posted on the build, im waiting for my kit to arrive

Anyone going to be at the halifax national with one that i can take a gander at?
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:01 AM   #599
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I have just made the switch to TOP so should have mine for Halifax national, and will hopefully go testing the day before as this is the only time I am going to get before the national
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Ive just made the switch to, but wont get mine till after the national.

Jordan ill come across and have a look at yours. Plus got the chassis in the post this morning
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