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Old 04-07-2011, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Bubby View Post
Yup, I read somewhere that ALL spur gears are not completely round, so I either do it the aforementioned way. Or, and this ALWAYS WORKS for any pitch gear, take one tooth bigger-snug it up all the way, tighten motor. Then take that pinion off and put on 1 tooth smaller---perfect mesh every single time.
Am I the only one who uses the layshaft adjustment to set mesh?, it's so easy, fit gears, push together and tighten motor, back off and lift layshaft, perfect easy mesh every time, often allows you to go up one without touching motor screws.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:29 AM
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Anyone been in contact with EJ or Michael at TOP USA lately? Iíve been trying to get a hold of either one with no luck.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:46 PM
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Anyone been in contact with EJ or Michael at TOP USA lately? Iíve been trying to get a hold of either one with no luck.

Found them. Missing in action for a short while all is back to normal.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:41 PM
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Couple of questions.
I've heard that the Tamiya 417 rear shock tower will work on the photon, is this true.
Is everyone running the 46 bones in the front and the 44.5 in the rear? If not can u explain the benefits of running different length bones.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:10 PM
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Besides Amain, is there anywhere else I can get a gear diff from? Would like to have it by the weekend, not sure if Amain will get it to me in time on the east coast.

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Besides Amain, is there anywhere else I can get a gear diff from? Would like to have it by the weekend, not sure if Amain will get it to me in time on the east coast.

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Order from top racing USA. I know they have the u-pro difs, but not sure on the any other types. Call them and see when they can send it out. Phone: (650) 583-8898
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I have gotten stuff fast from them. (3 days and they are in CA and I am in Chicago.)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Bubby View Post
Yup, I read somewhere that ALL spur gears are not completely round,
Wrong. The correct statement would be -all MOLDED spur gears aren't perfectly round-

Machined gears like PRS and Xray spurs are within acceptable tolerances of being perfectly round.

Also keep in mind you can have a slightly bent layshaft, motor shaft, or pinion gear that isn't cut dead center. Some pinions out there are very cheaply made....

BTW- not bustin your ballz, just sharing a little knowledge and havin fun.
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TOP had Spur gear
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Originally Posted by BigDogRacing View Post
Wrong. The correct statement would be -all MOLDED spur gears aren't perfectly round-

Machined gears like PRS and Xray spurs are within acceptable tolerances of being perfectly round.

Also keep in mind you can have a slightly bent layshaft, motor shaft, or pinion gear that isn't cut dead center. Some pinions out there are very cheaply made....

BTW- not bustin your ballz, just sharing a little knowledge and havin fun.
Note taken.
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Pretty close to purchasing this car. Wanted to know if its still relevant meaning will a Photon 2 be out soon and two what extra parts do I need to buy? I've seen a bunch of interesting set-ups for the car and I'm turning to the RC people for a little help.
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Pretty close to purchasing this car. Wanted to know if its still relevant meaning will a Photon 2 be out soon and two what extra parts do I need to buy? I've seen a bunch of interesting set-ups for the car and I'm turning to the RC people for a little help.
There have been a bunch of changes to the Photon since its introduction in summer 2009 -- but as far as I know there isn't anything major coming. The nice thing about TOP is that they don't wait for their '10 or '11 car to bring changes/upgrades. The changes come along whenever they are available.
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Pretty close to purchasing this car. Wanted to know if its still relevant meaning will a Photon 2 be out soon and two what extra parts do I need to buy? I've seen a bunch of interesting set-ups for the car and I'm turning to the RC people for a little help.
The car is still very relevant. There is a new narrow chassis in the works but not expected for release anytime soon. I would recommend an upgraded steering bellcrank from TOP or KingHeadz. The axle pin covers are also a very good option. There are lots of options if you choose to Bling it out, but none are necessary. Good luck with the purchase. If you have any questions about the build or setup, hit us up.
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You beat me to it Mike.
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The Reedy Race coming real soon...I like to know most you photon owner using the stiff lipo or 6 cell batteries chassis for this race?

who got the Reedy race 17.5 set up from last year or this year?
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The Reedy Race coming real soon...I like to know most you photon owner using the stiff lipo or 6 cell batteries chassis for this race?

who got the Reedy race 17.5 set up from last year or this year?
Lipo chassis -- hope to make the race... and pop my Reedy cherry
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