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Old 08-29-2009, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tallyrc
pretty sure i have the original spools, can i get a detailed description of "the fix" till i can get some updated units?
A few pages back someone said they ran a long screw through both outdrives and put a locknut on it.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:43 AM
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Here is the photo taken that I was asked to spend taking the lipo in the top deck

more pictures here http://top-photon.blogspot.com/
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by amnesia
Anyone else having problems with the set screws coming out of the top of the rear hubs ? I am finding that the plastic that the hubs are made from is quite soft... going to have to glue them in I think.

This chassis is awesome - I wrung out another 2 laps on our track last night. I am so much more consistent and accurate with the Photon over my old TRF415. It has held up to some pretty big 'offs' too.


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I've never stripped the hole by screwing the set screw in but I have stripped it in a crash. What you need to do is put a 6mm set screw in the hole you are not using. This will prevent damaging the open hole. Now if you like bullet proofing your car you can use the Team Tamale aluminum rear hubs like I did. I think the plastic is very durable and this is an issue I've seen on many TC's.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:09 AM
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Hi,

I have been testing and I have a problem, when I leave throtle in the corner the car oversteer, it is like the front end "glue" itself in the asphal, but normally I don't have a lot of steering, can anyone help me?

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Originally Posted by CanyonCarverR1
A few pages back someone said they ran a long screw through both outdrives and put a locknut on it.
This should also work very well, I just didn't have those supplies with me so I resorted to glue.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:49 AM
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Roedor, can you lay down the rear shocks more? That's the behavior I've seen when I've tried standing up my rear shocks.
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Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie
I've never stripped the hole by screwing the set screw in but I have stripped it in a crash. What you need to do is put a 6mm set screw in the hole you are not using. This will prevent damaging the open hole. Now if you like bullet proofing your car you can use the Team Tamale aluminum rear hubs like I did. I think the plastic is very durable and this is an issue I've seen on many TC's.
Hi Steve - I have seen those alu hubs on an earlier post in this thread... very nice, but $50

I would buy them if they were anodised red though

Cheers for the tip about filling the other hole with another set screw- I will give it a go.

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Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie
I've never stripped the hole by screwing the set screw in but I have stripped it in a crash. What you need to do is put a 6mm set screw in the hole you are not using. This will prevent damaging the open hole. Now if you like bullet proofing your car you can use the Team Tamale aluminum rear hubs like I did. I think the plastic is very durable and this is an issue I've seen on many TC's.
Pit,

You can helisink the hubs to make a more secure connection or ca the setscrew in the hub. I have a car with using each method and they both work well.

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Old 08-29-2009, 06:36 PM
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EJ, check your email.
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http://www.titaniumracing.com/menu.asp?menu_id=54 they got some great hop ups for these cars
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After a bunch of testing on the same carpet track, here's what I ended with. There were some adjustments I couldn't try, but I'm feeling the car right now, and I think it is quite good.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:30 AM
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dang the wheelbase of this thing makes fitting bodies difficult.. i guess everyone is aligning the front wheels and the rears are what they are? aren't hpi bodies for a shorter wheelbase?
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tally, nothing a little time with body scissors won't fix.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by tallyrc
dang the wheelbase of this thing makes fitting bodies difficult.. i guess everyone is aligning the front wheels and the rears are what they are? aren't hpi bodies for a shorter wheelbase?
I dont know what kind of body you are using but an ltc r fits perfect.
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so any idea when the metal spool is coming out on the market??

How about the Foam kit???
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