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Old 10-21-2010, 04:10 PM   #1816
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HI,

I used to run a scythe a few years ago and I ve just bought a used one off ebay.
Can any one tell me what spool's or gear diffs would fit? I know it used to be yokomo parts so would a BD5 gear diff fit? or would a Photon one go in?

Really looking forward to giving it a go, given that the TCX is a flexable cyclone with tamiya steering a think a dual bell crank Scythe could be a great car.( something I am going to do once its up and running)

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:43 AM   #1817
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ive modified the pulley to fit on the Photon gear diff. so far its been working great.
I have 5 Scythes that i race in different classes as well as drift and i simply love them. When i do regionals etc i am still competitive and place in the A-mains, this with 4-5 year old chassis
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:24 AM   #1818
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ive modified the pulley to fit on the Photon gear diff. so far its been working great.
I have 5 Scythes that i race in different classes as well as drift and i simply love them. When i do regionals etc i am still competitive and place in the A-mains, this with 4-5 year old chassis
Hell yeah !!... now all we can hope is for TOP to continue the parts support for the Scythe for as long as they can... just like those TC3 &TC4
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:30 AM   #1819
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HI,

I used to run a scythe a few years ago and I ve just bought a used one off ebay.
Can any one tell me what spool's or gear diffs would fit? I know it used to be yokomo parts so would a BD5 gear diff fit? or would a Photon one go in?

Really looking forward to giving it a go, given that the TCX is a flexable cyclone with tamiya steering a think a dual bell crank Scythe could be a great car.( something I am going to do once its up and running)

cheers,

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Why not use the TOP parts? Still available from Much-More UK...

I've gone back to my Scythe for the time being as it steers better than the Photon indoors. Still getting the same results as before... thumbs are worth more than the car!
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:24 AM   #1820
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ive modified the pulley to fit on the Photon gear diff. so far its been working great.
I have 5 Scythes that i race in different classes as well as drift and i simply love them. When i do regionals etc i am still competitive and place in the A-mains, this with 4-5 year old chassis
Hi There, so the diff fits its just a case of making the pulley fit? cant be that hard, think I ll get one ordered!!
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:06 AM   #1821
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i had to dremel the pulley with indentations for the diff to fit in the recess of the pulley and then screw it on. if you saw or look at the Photon diff you will see it has bumps from the material around the screws, this is why i dremeled it.
Fits perfect and works great
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:56 AM   #1822
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Cheers Razzor,

I am pretty sure I know what you mean, will get some ordered. Do you know which hole on the steering knuckle produces the most Ackerman?

I tend to like to run quite bit if I can, has anyone tried other steering posts, i.e cyclone/photon? just thinking if the photon has a single post you could replace the scythe one and have all the adjustments you get with the photon?

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Old 10-24-2010, 11:53 AM   #1823
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Cheers Razzor,

I am pretty sure I know what you mean, will get some ordered. Do you know which hole on the steering knuckle produces the most Ackerman?

I tend to like to run quite bit if I can, has anyone tried other steering posts, i.e cyclone/photon? just thinking if the photon has a single post you could replace the scythe one and have all the adjustments you get with the photon?

cheers,
we run outdoors on asphalt or a slurried surface and on my cars i run my steering post on the the rearward holes. Tried other holes but prefer it on then rear. Only exception is my mod car that i have the steering post mounted direct
to the chassis with a spacer to raise it to original height.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:27 PM   #1824
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we run outdoors on asphalt or a slurried surface and on my cars i run my steering post on the the rearward holes. Tried other holes but prefer it on then rear. Only exception is my mod car that i have the steering post mounted direct
to the chassis with a spacer to raise it to original height.
I see my chassis has the same mod, where does this locate the post compared to with the c/f plate on? to get the steering links paralleled I am suing the shortest holes in the hubs.

One thing I have notice is the chatter from the front drive shafts using a spool, not sure if them being swept back makes a difference but they vibrate really bad, I know on the track its different but what every one else's like?

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:45 PM   #1825
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i dial out steering throw to get rid of chatter. Car has plenty steering so i dont need the extra throw.
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Second night out with the Scythe, first was complete disaster with a servo failing- car is very strong as I found when it hit a table!!!

I ve now got the steering links in the rear holes, the knuckles are off a photon so mat try to get originals; having said that it seems to work fine, I was sceptical having had to tame my T2 by running loads of ackerman.

The car seem to be working fine, its was a little bit unpredictable so I went from 2mm to 1mm on the front upper link then it tuned in v nice .

SOOOO, the have all alloy centre pod with split decks, but in the spares theres a motor pod and full topdeck I ve been told this is the way to go, how will the car change with this on?

cheers to any one still running a scythe for answering, in my view it has some very interesting features that some cars still do not have!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:04 AM   #1827
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Second night out with the Scythe, first was complete disaster with a servo failing- car is very strong as I found when it hit a table!!!

I ve now got the steering links in the rear holes, the knuckles are off a photon so mat try to get originals; having said that it seems to work fine, I was sceptical having had to tame my T2 by running loads of ackerman.

The car seem to be working fine, its was a little bit unpredictable so I went from 2mm to 1mm on the front upper link then it tuned in v nice .

SOOOO, the have all alloy centre pod with split decks, but in the spares theres a motor pod and full topdeck I ve been told this is the way to go, how will the car change with this on?

cheers to any one still running a scythe for answering, in my view it has some very interesting features that some cars still do not have!!
I rate the plastic pod and full deck as the best choice for most conditions (rubber tyre). By all means compare with the alloy pod and split deck. NEVER run the plastic pod/split deck (too much flex); NEVER run alloy pod/full deck (too stiff).

I would seek out the correct front steering hubs (unless you hadn't realised, they are HPI/HotBodies parts, still in use to this day) - the Photon link holes are not in the same place. Forward hole on the Photon is the same as rear hole on the Scythe, rear hole on the Photon will make quite a big difference to the steering geometry.

I have a pretty solid Lipo/Brushless/rubber/carpet setup for the car if you are interested.
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I rate the plastic pod and full deck as the best choice for most conditions (rubber tyre). By all means compare with the alloy pod and split deck. NEVER run the plastic pod/split deck (too much flex); NEVER run alloy pod/full deck (too stiff).

I would seek out the correct front steering hubs (unless you hadn't realised, they are HPI/HotBodies parts, still in use to this day) - the Photon link holes are not in the same place. Forward hole on the Photon is the same as rear hole on the Scythe, rear hole on the Photon will make quite a big difference to the steering geometry.

I have a pretty solid Lipo/Brushless/rubber/carpet setup for the car if you are interested.
cheers, yup, set up would be helpful, even if its just to look over, I'll put the tie rods in the photon forward hols/ Scythe rear for the minute unitl I get some hpi ones.

Will give the other deck/pod a go once I ve got a good set-up so I can do back to back,

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Here is that setup - http://www.sosidge.com/wp-content/up...t_oct_2010.pdf - let me know if you have any problems/questions.
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