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Old 05-06-2011, 04:39 PM   #7516
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Its got good traction. Great traction when sprayed with soda!
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What about (try one at a time)
- 344 or 324 front springs
- discconnect the front bar
- stand up the rear shocks
- remove the "inside" screws on the top deck
- rear gear diff with super lite oil.

What do u think Larry?

Don't have a gear diff but all the others is where i was thinking of going.

I forgot to note this on the setup sheet but i've been leaving out the inner front and back top deck screws for sometime now and actually like it.

Have you ever tried removing the front\rear wings to see what the effects are?
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:17 PM   #7518
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Don't have a gear diff but all the others is where i was thinking of going.

I forgot to note this on the setup sheet but i've been leaving out the inner front and back top deck screws for sometime now and actually like it.

Have you ever tried removing the front\rear wings to see what the effects are?
get a gear diff -- either the spec-r or yokomo one. it really makes cars handle well outdoors on asphalt.

i haven't played with the wings -- looks/feels kind of scary to me.
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So does anyone have a Photon they want to trade for my Rebel?
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hey guys i just got a photon and want to know what is the must have parts i should get for this car

im running
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get a gear diff -- either the spec-r or yokomo one. it really makes cars handle well outdoors on asphalt.

i haven't played with the wings -- looks/feels kind of scary to me.
outdoors, medium wings all round works really well on both the Lipo and the 6-cell chassis.
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when is the new chassis release?
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hey guys i just got a photon and want to know what is the must have parts i should get for this car
Go to RROL today. I can't make it, but Lou will probably be there. He would be one of the best guys to talk to. Martin might be there too.

Personally, I like the aluminum steering blocks. I had screws back out or pull out of the plastic ones a few times. Alloy axle pin retainers are a must. The top alloy/cf bellcrank with alloy radial ackerman inserts, is nice. I wish they would make the piece they go into out of alloy too though. I have a ton of unnecessary bits on one of my Photons. She sure is pretty though.

Next time I see you at the track I'll introduce myself. i might not be out to London too often once FastCats Depot starts up for the summer, but I'm sure I'll be out for a few of the points races.

Anyway, go see Lou. He sells every Photon part you could want. He's sold out of the Parma hard bumpers right now though. If you see one, snatch it up. It's one of the best things to change for durability.

Hope you enjoy the car td.
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hey guys i just got a photon and want to know what is the must have parts i should get for this car

im running
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solid axle in the front
rubber tire's
Must haves;
Aluminum bell crank - for use not so perfect drivers
front steel 46mm dog bones - front alu will break

Nice to have;
axle pin holders - makes rebuilding cvd's a breeze
belt tensioner
324, 363, 393 springs - should cover asphalt and carpet conditions
Alu battery holder - awesome battery holder
Alu steering blocks - nice to have
96 spur - allows you to run no timing and timing classes without changing
extra small dia .5, 1, 2mm spacers if you don't have some already
extra large dia .5, 1, 2mm spacers if you don't have some already

obviously spares for breakables are always good.

That should do it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:48 AM   #7525
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I'd say a must have is a narrow chassis if you can get a hold of one
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I have had my Photon for a long time now...

I have broken one part... Rear hub (My fault)

You already have the steel front shafts, thats good. The next thing I would look at getting is an aftermarket spool (The u pro spool is nice), some springs, the alu battery holders and velcro strap, alu axle pin holders and various spacers.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:53 PM   #7527
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anyone running their wings upside down? Why? More flex?
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anyone running their wings upside down? Why? More flex?
No ... but am using rubber shock o-ring for more flex ...... Just under head of one screw on each wing.
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Go to RROL today. I can't make it, but Lou will probably be there. He would be one of the best guys to talk to. Martin might be there too.

Personally, I like the aluminum steering blocks. I had screws back out or pull out of the plastic ones a few times. Alloy axle pin retainers are a must. The top alloy/cf bellcrank with alloy radial ackerman inserts, is nice. I wish they would make the piece they go into out of alloy too though. I have a ton of unnecessary bits on one of my Photons. She sure is pretty though.

Next time I see you at the track I'll introduce myself. i might not be out to London too often once FastCats Depot starts up for the summer, but I'm sure I'll be out for a few of the points races.

Anyway, go see Lou. He sells every Photon part you could want. He's sold out of the Parma hard bumpers right now though. If you see one, snatch it up. It's one of the best things to change for durability.

Hope you enjoy the car td.
the funny thing is this is lous old car and it did run well at rrol after i got heat in to the tires i just want some more input thats all because i dont know if i will keep the car or sell it after my other car is done


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Must haves;
Aluminum bell crank - for use not so perfect drivers
front steel 46mm dog bones - front alu will break

Nice to have;
axle pin holders - makes rebuilding cvd's a breeze
belt tensioner
324, 363, 393 springs - should cover asphalt and carpet conditions
Alu battery holder - awesome battery holder
Alu steering blocks - nice to have
96 spur - allows you to run no timing and timing classes without changing
extra small dia .5, 1, 2mm spacers if you don't have some already
extra large dia .5, 1, 2mm spacers if you don't have some already

obviously spares for breakables are always good.

That should do it.
thanks for the input ill look in to them
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No ... but am using rubber shock o-ring for more flex ...... Just under head of one screw on each wing.
Had to do that for the first time today because of pollen on the track...
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