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Old 10-30-2010, 08:59 PM   #6061
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That was quick. Thanks to the 3 above fast responses...
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:30 PM   #6062
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Car was awesome today at the "East Coast Halloween Bash" at DRCW. TQ'ed all three rounds of 17.5 with some good competition. One more round tomorrow and the mains. TOP three drivers in 17.5 are running the Photon.
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Mark Unrath
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I sat out for MOD this weekend, but Mark Unrath is laying it down pretty well, currently qualified third and looking to move.

Running dual gear diffs with 100k front/10k rear for the last asphalt race of our season.
Track was slow this morning, so my TQ held from yesterday with a .2 second advantage over Mark Unrath (TOP Photon). Mark and I had an awesome battle for 6 minutes but I managed to hold him off for a .25 second difference at the tone. TOP Photons held the top four positions in 17.5 and won the B-main. Mark was leading the MOD A-main until his spur gear let go. (Apparently the new Tekin 212 brakes are pretty good) Thanks to TOP USA for sponsoring the race and putting a great product on the market.
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Great win for a great guy
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:31 PM   #6064
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Picked up a Photon and ran it at WCRC. So far I like it.

does a Turnigy hard case 5000mah lipo fit in it?

How do you calculate FDR on this car?
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How do you calculate FDR on this car?
Photon's internal ratio is 2.0, so Spur/pinion X 2.0 = FDR
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:57 PM   #6066
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The Turnigy does NOT fit in it--but you can tape it along side the top plate. I've been running my Photon in the RCGT class at WCRC--it's fun!!!
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Track was slow this morning, so my TQ held from yesterday with a .2 second advantage over Mark Unrath (TOP Photon). Mark and I had an awesome battle for 6 minutes but I managed to hold him off for a .25 second difference at the tone. TOP Photons held the top four positions in 17.5 and won the B-main. Mark was leading the MOD A-main until his spur gear let go. (Apparently the new Tekin 212 brakes are pretty good) Thanks to TOP USA for sponsoring the race and putting a great product on the market.
Tony,

Congrats on the win this weekend! What a great day today and man our main was awesome!! The cars were dialed and we gave the crowd a fantastic show in stock. I really wanted to bring it home in mod and like you said I was on my way, but then you hear that noise that you really don't want to hear... and well I think I need to dial down the brakes some.. LOL My new nick name is spur gear... LOL hahahaha

Thanks to TOP for the outstanding support and Michael you ROCK!


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Old 11-01-2010, 12:39 AM   #6068
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hard case lipos with bullet connectors have no problems with clearance right?
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:44 AM   #6069
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Depends on size and MAH but i know that to 5400MAH you have no problems if the lipo has bullet connectors.
At least that is what i have.

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Old 11-01-2010, 05:25 AM   #6070
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hard case lipos with bullet connectors have no problems with clearance right?
I use bullet type connectors in mine but have the ones that you solder the wires on sideways with the flat top(look like a fat drawing pin) to fit under the top deck. I use the new Nosram 5600 50c so the black - side is under the deck. It's works great with the right terminations.
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I have most of my Photon together (mostly as a 'test fit' because im waiting on an order with more parts to come in), but wondered the general concensus... use the 6 cell chassis or the LiPo chassis (medium bite carpet/rubber tires) for now?

It looks like i can swap belt positions with the LiPo chassis only. The LiPo holder fits the 6 cell chassis, but i ended up using the NiMh holder to secure my LiPo (+2/12mm flat head screws, 2 washers, 4/3mm spacers). It looks like it will do a better job than the low LiPo holder did.

I didnt find the aluminum center pulley on A-Main. Is there another click-to-buy site in the US that carries it?

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I wanna thank the locals that have done so much to help me with the Photon... especially Tony, Jamison, Fred, and Tim. I know ive been driving you guys nuts, like im deciding to buy a Porsche or something, but you guys have been more then helpful.
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I didnt find the aluminum center pulley on A-Main. Is there another click-to-buy site in the US that carries it?

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I wanna thank the locals that have done so much to help me with the Photon... especially Tony, Jamison, Fred, and Tim. I know ive been driving you guys nuts, like im deciding to buy a Porsche or something, but you guys have been more then helpful.

I know i am going to get some bad comments on this one but why don't you use the Sakura Zero centre pulley set on the Photon??
I know i do and it fít's like a glove. They are also half the price of the TOP pulleys.
No spacers needed at all and the spurs runs straight as an arrow.
You can even switch centre pulley's on it like 20,19 or 21 so you can create a different interal ratio.
Only thing that is different are the bearings.
You need to use the Tamiya F1 front wheel bearings on this pulley set.

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I know i am going to get some bad comments on this one but why don't you use the Sakura Zero centre pulley set on the Photon??
I know i do and it fít's like a glove. They are also half the price of the TOP pulleys.
No spacers needed at all and the spurs runs straight as an arrow.
You can even switch centre pulley's on it like 20,19 or 21 so you can create a different interal ratio.
Only thing that is different are the bearings.
You need to use the Tamiya F1 front wheel bearings on this pulley set.

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:21 AM   #6074
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ERhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yes they are but hardly seen


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I know i am going to get some bad comments on this one but why don't you use the Sakura Zero centre pulley set on the Photon??
I know i do and it fít's like a glove. They are also half the price of the TOP pulleys.
No spacers needed at all and the spurs runs straight as an arrow.
You can even switch centre pulley's on it like 20,19 or 21 so you can create a different interal ratio.
Only thing that is different are the bearings.
You need to use the Tamiya F1 front wheel bearings on this pulley set.

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