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Old 07-27-2011, 10:26 AM   #8026
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I have an A-Main account and have ordered from them a few times. Quick shipping and they usually have the items I'm looking for. And they accept paypal also.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:04 PM   #8027
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Does anyone have a place/site to get a motor fan for the Photon?
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:23 PM   #8028
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...So I just picked up a Photon V2 and was wondering what option-parts ya'll might recomend.
...Like basically which parts I NEED to have--and which ones are just NICE to have

Thanks a lot!!!

Oh yeah, and are there any "ecs" type drives that fit the car?

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:25 PM   #8029
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Does anyone have a place/site to get a motor fan for the Photon?
I know that a lot of people use different things. This is what I use. Just pointed at an angle towards the front of motor. it keeps my 17.5 ramping pretty cool

Muchmore Racing 30x30mm Motor/ESC Ultra Hi RPM Cooling Fan
[MMRMRU30FAN]

Amain is out of stock right now, but I'm sure you could find something like it
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:06 PM   #8030
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The Geisha/BOSS/Fantom fan shoe goo'd to the chassis behind the motor blowing on the motor is prefered. The current best alternate, since those are no longer available, is the Yeah Racing 25mm or 30mm Tornado fan. Should be able to pick 'em up for about $10 mail order on Ebay. Wire it directly to the + and - of your ESC.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:17 PM   #8031
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I'm no pro but I picked up a couple 3RACING heat sink fan combos for $7 each have had no problems with 'em
Try em out
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:56 AM   #8032
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I am in the process of taking apart the car in order to determine what has to be replaced and I must confirm that the screws are by far the worst I have seen in years- and boy have I seen many. The hex is oversized and the metal is too soft.

For the 2mm screws on the spur/pulley I ended up using (instead of the intended 1,5mm) my 1/16 wrench- perfect fit. That tells you how bad it is. Perhaps it's because the car has been designed by an American?

Anyhow I'll have to replace the whole screw set, never had to do that before. I have read that Mcmaster carr was the place ?

for instance the latest B4.1 and the CEFX evo are provided with screws with " YFS " written on them and they are much better. Where do I buy them ?

Now let's see where I can find M2.6 torx stainless screws ( sigh).
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:10 AM   #8033
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YFS is the manufacturers branding.

fastener specialists should be able to provide you with M3 screws easily. You'd be looking for high tensile stuff, they will have a rating stamped on them... I remember seeing 12.9 on my stuff.

No recommendation for finding something to fit the top deck. Although, I have a set from TR that outlasted the bulkheads on my older car.

When you go shopping think about replacing some of the grub screws with button head screws.

note: there are two generations of top deck screws, the 1.5's are crap.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:36 PM   #8034
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www.mcmaster.com should have all the M3 stuff you need. It comes in bulk, so you'll probably never have to buy screws again.

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...Now let's see where I can find M2.6 torx stainless screws ( sigh).
Just replace the top deck and camber link plate screws with T.O.P. # PA-SCM2607BK screws. Those are the new design screws, very hard and they use a 2mm wrench
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Thanks. Those screws are the ones I have and I admit they are better than their M3 counterparts. My 2mm wrench still feels sloppier in them than in other brands - oh well.

Seriously why M2.6? weight savings ? It just doesn't make sense. BTW can anyone explain to me the idea behind putting 7 screws per package? Besides just forcing the customer to buy 2 packages to replace all of them on one car, of course.

I hope the car will work really well for me when I eventually fix it and run it, because as of now I am far from delighted, and not because the previous owner didn't take good care of it.

Anyway thanks to everyone for their input, A-main and Mcmaster here I come !
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Thanks. Those screws are the ones I have and I admit they are better than their M3 counterparts. My 2mm wrench still feels sloppier in them than in other brands - oh well.

Seriously why M2.6? weight savings ? It just doesn't make sense. BTW can anyone explain to me the idea behind putting 7 screws per package? Besides just forcing the customer to buy 2 packages to replace all of them on one car, of course.

I hope the car will work really well for me when I eventually fix it and run it, because as of now I am far from delighted, and not because the previous owner didn't take good care of it.

Anyway thanks to everyone for their input, A-main and Mcmaster here I come !
You will be estatic when you drive it. When you find the sweet spot in the set-up, this is on! If you think you are having issues, I still have a TC6 that is been half assembled for three months becuase I'm waiting on parts to finish it. Three months, seriously? That kit was a total cluster from the minute I cracked the seal on the box. Needless to say it will take a VERY cold day somewhere in the deep deep south for me to go back to associated. Anyway, just keep in mind that when the car is complete, you will be very happy. I got both of my cars used and have been very pleased with them. Ease of maintance, great driveabilty, and easy to make set-up changes. You couldn't ask anymore except maybe for Top Racing to come out with the driver in a can.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:01 PM   #8038
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:09 PM   #8039
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Thumbs up ToP deck screw fix

Well I hear ya on the shotty top deck screws , I have 2 top cars and love them the problem is the bulk heads were not properly taped to correct depth. Learned this hard way on first car, but for 2nd build I just bought a tap and taped all top deck bolts and have had no problems I am still using stock bolts with again , no problems. Your LHS will have tap if not DuBro is the retailer.
Both my cars came from same manufacture run so just could be a certain number of cars , I know people with older photons (2009) and knew nothing of this problem. Besides screws are real soft still to date.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #8040
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YOU JUST HAVE TO TIGHTEN THEM DOWN NOT TORQUE THEM DOWN I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY!
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