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Old 10-07-2011, 04:06 AM   #8311
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I love the new look. I love the old look too. Which is faster? According to an Aussie tester... New car is MUCH faster in Mod...

BRING ON THE BEEFIER GEAR DIFF AND PUT IT IN THE BOX!!!

looks like the cat is out of the bag, appears to be a car on display at IIC.

The proto we have been playing with has been very impressive so far, was perfect to build, responds well to changes, and generates much more traction and corner speed in mod than the old car.

I believe from the feedback received there have been some further changes, so only good things ahead.

For those transferring from the Photon, all plastics and drivetrain are common, so all the spares can carry accross.
Toe blocks are the same as the old Scythe, and the Sabre (again less parts needed, and proven pieces)

All good things for TOP over the next year or 2.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:30 PM   #8312
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Hopefully more pictures to come...
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:53 PM   #8313
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Anyone has a setup for RCGT class for this chassis?? Also, does the lipo chassis make a big difference in this class?
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #8314
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Anyone has a setup for RCGT class for this chassis?? Also, does the lipo chassis make a big difference in this class?
Depends on your surface, but the setup that Hanulec posted is awesome for 17.5 RCGT on soda prepped asphalt. I found that to make it work overall, the HPI pro compound X tires worked best.

As to chassis, what are you starting with? I'm assuming the 6 cell chassis? I ran the Lipo chassis first, then the Exotek chassis. Neither was at a disadvantage to anything else out there.
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Depends on your surface, but the setup that Hanulec posted is awesome for 17.5 RCGT on soda prepped asphalt. I found that to make it work overall, the HPI pro compound X tires worked best.

As to chassis, what are you starting with? I'm assuming the 6 cell chassis? I ran the Lipo chassis first, then the Exotek chassis. Neither was at a disadvantage to anything else out there.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:25 AM   #8316
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does anyone know how many mm are between inner bulkheads?
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does anyone know how many mm are between inner bulkheads?
24mm give or take
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:33 AM   #8319
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Photo's of the new Photon are on RED RC

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Old 10-10-2011, 02:45 AM   #8320
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Photo's of the new Photon are on RED RC

Aweome detailed pics, i have not seen those alloy camber and shock balls before, they would shed a number of grams off the car in all the right places.

Fail on the car build though, look at the positive camber
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alloy balls will mean more wear, so hope they don't change and whats the go with the front alloy driveshafts, please include steel.
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The alloy balls wear very well,I have them on our cars.I hope they supply xray Ecs instead of those alloy shafts
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:07 AM   #8323
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I really like the car in every direction except for one: why those inner hingpin clamps? I loved the ''old'' system for it's easy and fast adjustment and had never problems with incorrect settings between left/right. Ok this will lower COG but if you want to adjust you have to buy new clamps and I think it will be a struggle to get the clamp in. All other parts are looking perfect though.
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I really like the car in every direction except for one: why those inner hingpin clamps? I loved the ''old'' system for it's easy and fast adjustment and had never problems with incorrect settings between left/right. Ok this will lower COG but if you want to adjust you have to buy new clamps and I think it will be a struggle to get the clamp in. All other parts are looking perfect though.
I don't like them either,but I guess we are stuck with them
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:22 AM   #8325
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I'll be gettng rid of the sway bar mount,diff and screws when I build this car
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