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Old 08-13-2010, 09:17 PM   #1801
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:38 PM   #1802
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I only see Photon parts there.
Does anyone know which Photon parts work on the Scythe?
I think I read the arms do. What about diffs and shock towers?
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:38 AM   #1803
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I only see Photon parts there.
Does anyone know which Photon parts work on the Scythe?
I think I read the arms do. What about diffs and shock towers?
only parts that work from the Photon is the suspension arms, uprights etc..
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:44 AM   #1804
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Would definitely be interesting to see your full setup - there are a few "kit" setups floating around, and there are lots of different parts the car can be built with.

That being said, the Scythe is known to have a LOT of steering and occasionally a rather flighty rear end... if you can tame the beast, that is where the laptimes come from

A few observations...

I think it is worth trying the kit Scythe springs - the 4.75 coil front and 5.5 coil rear work pretty well on most rubber.

A few adjustments that I found to work quite well to tame the car... reduce the steering dual-rate (but not so much that the car can't full circle in the track)... slightly raise front roll centre with a shim under the suspension blocks... heavier front damper fluid... if you have to run ballast, run it nearer the rear of the car... a smooth rear diff is a big help.

Also check that everything around the suspension is moving freely. There are quite a few parts that can be a bit tight and need careful fettling.
+1 although i tend to like the back end a bit flighty i get it planted with more front droop and softer or harder stabiliser bars up front depending on track.
In stock classes the car works exceptionally well and carries awesome corner speed.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:48 AM   #1805
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The steel dogbones and axels from the photon fit, also the steering blocks. The diff looks like a larger version of the one on my associated micro buggy. So maybe the diff is associated ?
Found the front shocks felt much better than the rear so rebuilt the rears and now much better. Just need to test now.
Also cleared bearings, rebuilt diff and replaced spool so freed up the drivetrain lots also.
What's the score with the split top deck is it worth a try outside or not.
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:02 AM   #1806
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If you are running plastic centre bulkheads you shouldn't need the split deck. That would be my preferred chassis build.

Ran my Scythe again at the club last night. Enjoyed it. Had forgotten just how much steering the car generates though!

PS the diff is Yokomo based (at least on the original Scythes, later versions had TOP parts)
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:30 PM   #1807
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Had a good practise with the scythe this afternoon after a days racing with the photon. Problem now is I want to get my Photon handling like my scythe. Great grip and plenty of steering without being twitchy. Well pleased with it.

How are you guys fitting a lipo ? at the moment I am having to have it hanging out over the chassis and double taped to secure it. There has to be a better way though.

Once I can secure the battery better I dont think I will be able to choose between the two
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:16 PM   #1808
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I'm not aware of any special lipo mounting kits for the Scythe. It might be possible to adapt something or get someone to make a custom part.

Lipo hanging over the edge and taped in is not such a bad solution in practice.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:40 AM   #1809
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i use a Xray battery holder piece that is screwed on the front of the battery slots and acts as a stopper. I then put small piece of double sided tape on the outer slots where a nimh battery locates and strap the lipo in it with tape. It doesnt move at all and isnt a hassle to remove.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:40 AM   #1810
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Top Did release a lipo chassis that had a brace for the outside of the chassis to secure the lipo in place. I just ran some lead weights down the center of the car to keep the battery from moving inward, but im sure some sort of brace could be made to fit.

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Old 08-17-2010, 10:24 AM   #1811
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I may try the battery weight tray from my Photon and just shim it out 5/10mm.
Would also need to drill holes in the edge of the chassis to suit. Not a problem as the chassis that came with the car is shot up front anyway.
Anyone got a spare chassis going cheap ?
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:57 AM   #1812
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i have a new chassis but am not sure what postage would be. pm me if interested.
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Need some C - Joint Blades for the Scythe, any idea what other brands can fit the Scythe or where some can be purchased?

THX in advance...
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:08 PM   #1814
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Need some C - Joint Blades for the Scythe, any idea what other brands can fit the Scythe or where some can be purchased?

THX in advance...
I use Photon ones and also photon shafts and axels. The blades fit on the scythe ones though I think.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:59 AM   #1815
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Correct Photon ones fit.
i haver also used Yokomo, Tamiya and Serpent but TOP ones are much better and last longer.
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