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Old 06-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #661
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Do we have a release date and/or price on the Photon? Are we able to pre-order?
Sold out on the first batch. Check to see if your hobby shop has ordered any, or you can also check some online retailers. I know a couple that have not sold out yet that have some coming in from our first batch.

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Old 06-11-2009, 05:05 PM   #662
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Sold out on the first batch. Check to see if your hobby shop has ordered any, or you can also check some online retailers. I know a couple that have not sold out yet that have some coming in from our first batch.



Thanks Brian, Mike is awesome at that.

Just called AMainHobbies.com and they have some still available in their order. They said that they ordered 10 and have 3 pre-orders. Dont quote me on exact numbers. Tentative date that they will get them is July 1.

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St. Amant - Why is it I have my head down working for a few days and I come on here to your comments?? Jees.... Do I have to come up to MSI and smack you around??...lol.. Knowing you as I do, I will explain it so you can understand...lol..

At the Reedy Race, a lot of the Invite drivers didn't make it so they combined Modified and Invitational. Everyone ran 4 rounds of qualification (qual points) to set the order for Sunday - If you were fast enough, the top 21 drivers moved onto the Invitational class. I was 6th, Kevin Jelich was 10th and Scott Kimbrough was 12th. All of the drivers with the Photon were fast enough to make the Invitational field. Dave Erlich with his E4 had some troubles in the qualifiers and ended up missing the Invitational cut by qualifying 22nd. This put him TQ in the Mod class. EJ Evans was the only driver with the Photon in the 13.5 and RCGT classes (both of which he TQ'd and won). Yes, Dave won the Open Mod class but EJ actually ran faster laps and runs in 13.5 than Dave did in Open Mod.... I'll give you that though a "W" is a "W"....
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Craig - Usually front arm sweep will increase steering responce getting the car into the corner better - Sometimes it will make the car "twitchy" or hard to drive on the straights if you have too much. Usually though, once the car has set into the corner, I think it actually makes the car understeer a little more than straight pins. I've never been a big fan of this so I usually run only a small amount where EJ runs more than I do (always) but complains at times about his car going straight...lol...
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Josh, you have a PM.
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Craig - Usually front arm sweep will increase steering responce getting the car into the corner better - Sometimes it will make the car "twitchy" or hard to drive on the straights if you have too much. Usually though, once the car has set into the corner, I think it actually makes the car understeer a little more than straight pins. I've never been a big fan of this so I usually run only a small amount where EJ runs more than I do (always) but complains at times about his car going straight...lol...
Now you tell me!
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Sorry for the delay...here is my setup from the Reedy Race. If anyone has any questions or need clarification, let me know.
how are you measuring droop? am i reading the pdf correctly, you have 5.5mm of droop in the front and 0.5mm in the rear?
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how are you measuring droop? am i reading the pdf correctly, you have 5.5mm of droop in the front and 0.5mm in the rear?
I believe they are measuring at the outside of the a-arm. And on the rear the Hub hangs below the arm so they measure to that.
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how are you measuring droop? am i reading the pdf correctly, you have 5.5mm of droop in the front and 0.5mm in the rear?
Dustin is correct, there is a piece that hangs below the arms connecting the rear hubs.
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Craig - Usually front arm sweep will increase steering responce getting the car into the corner better - Sometimes it will make the car "twitchy" or hard to drive on the straights if you have too much. Usually though, once the car has set into the corner, I think it actually makes the car understeer a little more than straight pins. I've never been a big fan of this so I usually run only a small amount where EJ runs more than I do (always) but complains at times about his car going straight...lol...
Excellent info. Nice to read your experiance on this.
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Am I missing something? I don't see a section for caster or C-hub selection on the setup sheet?
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Am I missing something? I don't see a section for caster or C-hub selection on the setup sheet?
I would imagine thats because there is only one caster option as of right now. 4deg.
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St. Amant - Why is it I have my head down working for a few days and I come on here to your comments?? Jees.... Do I have to come up to MSI and smack you around??...lol.. Knowing you as I do, I will explain it so you can understand...lol..

At the Reedy Race, a lot of the Invite drivers didn't make it so they combined Modified and Invitational. Everyone ran 4 rounds of qualification (qual points) to set the order for Sunday - If you were fast enough, the top 21 drivers moved onto the Invitational class. I was 6th, Kevin Jelich was 10th and Scott Kimbrough was 12th. All of the drivers with the Photon were fast enough to make the Invitational field. Dave Erlich with his E4 had some troubles in the qualifiers and ended up missing the Invitational cut by qualifying 22nd. This put him TQ in the Mod class. EJ Evans was the only driver with the Photon in the 13.5 and RCGT classes (both of which he TQ'd and won). Yes, Dave won the Open Mod class but EJ actually ran faster laps and runs in 13.5 than Dave did in Open Mod.... I'll give you that though a "W" is a "W"....
Yep a "W" is a "W" but as 21 drivers were in an other final and the 13,5T driver is faster. What is a "W" than!!


My car was very nerves last race. I drive TOP Scythe full optioned.
Hat the front to blocks 1 and 0. think that i will put the 1,5 and 0 back.
After a few laps my rear tires got more grip and than it was better but not as good as it was before with the 1,5 and the 0. I got more steering but this was to much.
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Craig - Usually front arm sweep will increase steering responce getting the car into the corner better - Sometimes it will make the car "twitchy" or hard to drive on the straights if you have too much. Usually though, once the car has set into the corner, I think it actually makes the car understeer a little more than straight pins. I've never been a big fan of this so I usually run only a small amount where EJ runs more than I do (always) but complains at times about his car going straight...lol...
Thanks for the great info Josh. I have always wondered about front arm sweep - 0.5 deg sweep seemed to be the standard setup with the TRF415, and the 416 came with that as the kit setup but I never liked it when I tried it.

I'll keep an open mind with the new car though, obviously it works
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