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Old 12-18-2011, 04:23 PM   #8596
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old kit or new kit??

really liking the looks of the new kit, is it still due for a Jan release??
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #8597
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old kit or new kit??

really liking the looks of the new kit, is it still due for a Jan release??
probably the old kit --- to make room for new inventory.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:33 PM   #8598
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figured as much, just hoping maybe they had a inside track to some new kits
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #8599
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figured as much, just hoping maybe they had a inside track to some new kits
you never now w/ RCMarket -- but i'm pretty sure they don't have the inside track on this one (yet)
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ok EVERYONE

I just picked up one of these cars off a buddy. Im looking to run on Carpet in the 17.5 boosted class. the esc im gunna be running at the moment is the Tekin RS Pro.
I just have some questions to ask

1) Im going to be running 2 gear diffs
What should I use as Diff fluid I only run the Ofna Diff Fluid?

2) What often breaks on this car so I can buy some spar parts?

3) What are some sites that are stock and after market parts I can get for this kit?

4) Where can I find some nice set up sheets for this car to run on carpet?

Thanks guys for you help. Looking forward to some info
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:35 AM   #8601
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I used to run a Top Photon in southern Ontario for a couple season. Check out Muchhobby.com for your Photon parts they are local in Richmond Hill.. They also have a pretty decent Online shop and great slection of parts..
As for parts I only broke two front arms. Then I switched to a heavy duty param bumper. The stock bumper is a leak weak.

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Old 12-19-2011, 05:35 AM   #8602
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ok EVERYONE

I just picked up one of these cars off a buddy. Im looking to run on Carpet in the 17.5 boosted class. the esc im gunna be running at the moment is the Tekin RS Pro.
I just have some questions to ask

1) Im going to be running 2 gear diffs
What should I use as Diff fluid I only run the Ofna Diff Fluid?

2) What often breaks on this car so I can buy some spar parts?

3) What are some sites that are stock and after market parts I can get for this kit?

4) Where can I find some nice set up sheets for this car to run on carpet?

Thanks guys for you help. Looking forward to some info
Virtually everything you need is in Hanulec's signature

http://www.racerlog.com/wiki/T.O.P._Photon
Bunch of setups at the bottom. A lot of good tips on that page.

Locally, I think only Lou's and muchhobby.com stock TOP parts. Much doesn't have much lately though.

I broke a couple of castor blocks and front A-arms and a couple of the plastic bellcranks before switching them to all aluminum(team tamale + kingzhead). Pick up a Parma hard bumper, or get one of the ones like Steve had on his new kit.

If you are having trouble finding a part, give me a call man. Odds are pretty good that I have whatever you might be looking for.
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Anyone know what's up with the TOP racing USA distributor. They aren't answering any e-mails and the phone won't take anymore messages? Are they on Vacation?
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Hey guys, I had a question about the exotek chassis, I was thinking about getting one but wanted to find out if i needed a different bellcrank to run east/west servo setup. From the pics on the website it looks like it does, I could very well be wrong. Thanks!
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Anyone know what's up with the TOP racing USA distributor. They aren't answering any e-mails and the phone won't take anymore messages? Are they on Vacation?
I just spoke with Michael "OD" - he was out part of the day. Make sure to leave a phone message if you call and no one picks up.

Here is there right now
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:10 PM   #8607
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Hey guys, I had a question about the exotek chassis, I was thinking about getting one but wanted to find out if i needed a different bellcrank to run east/west servo setup. From the pics on the website it looks like it does, I could very well be wrong. Thanks!
Id only recommend trying east west once you've run the car / chassis north south.

I've never done east west -- all the pics look like it uses a modified version of the normal bellcrank. Find a picture .. and maybe a dremel..
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Hey guys, I had a question about the exotek chassis, I was thinking about getting one but wanted to find out if i needed a different bellcrank to run east/west servo setup. From the pics on the website it looks like it does, I could very well be wrong. Thanks!
You just have to cut the arm off of the plastic crank...
But as Hanulec says, better to try it first. I didn't, but have since switched to the stock set-up (N/S) and the steering feels way more locked-in
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based on what your telling me ill just stick with n/s I bought it used local and its only been ran a couple times but it doesnt have the lipo chassis with it, i ran the car yesterday after rebuilding it and it was pretty good, just ever so slightly pushy but ill be running it again thursday with higher traction.
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based on what your telling me ill just stick with n/s I bought it used local and its only been ran a couple times but it doesnt have the lipo chassis with it, i ran the car yesterday after rebuilding it and it was pretty good, just ever so slightly pushy but ill be running it again thursday with higher traction.
I've run the exotek chassis in N/S and E/W layouts and the N/S just gives a much better feel making the car much more consistent to drive, E/W had a strange feel like it was steering at a different rate from center to full throw compared to N/S.
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