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Old 12-24-2011, 09:53 PM   #8611
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hi, guys I would like some help finding some anodized red screws for the photon, just want to add some bling, I know rc model hk carries square screws in red but they are out of stock for over three months now and I don,t think they care to get anymore, I emailed them several times, so if some one can point me in the right direction please thankyou
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:13 PM   #8612
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I have been using these guys for a few years
http://www.fastener-express.com/
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:27 PM   #8613
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thanks, but they do not have all the sizes in red only a few, I need to do the whole car
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http://www.topracing.net.au/shop/ind...ewCat&catId=20

Few red screws there... Not sure if its a typo, I'm pretty sure they are countersunk...
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:24 AM   #8615
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about that site every time i go to it and purchase something and then check out I get a security warning, something about a certificate warning and that the site is fraudlent, anyone else get that.
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thanks, but they do not have all the sizes in red only a few, I need to do the whole car
Personally I would NOT use aluminum

You can always polish stainless steel screws and use a red sharpie ( sounds cheese but if done right it can look pretty trick)
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One of the most common complaints is the quality of the steel screws that come in the kit, but even those are more solid than any aluminum screws you might get. You are just asking for a nightmare of stripped heads if you go aluminum or even titanium. If you just want to save some weight, you can change the arms to lightweight ones and swap out the steel ball studs and turnbuckles for aluminum ones, but use steel screws throughout. I like O'Donnell steel screws. I swapped out most screws on my Photons with those. Never had a problem with the kit top deck/camber link plate screws though(other than my v.1 Photon). Definitely use hard steel for the layshaft and especially the motor screws. Also get some longer screws for the suspension mounts. The kit ones only go into the bulkheads around halfway and can rip the threads right out of the bulkhead in a hit.
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If you really want/need to have aluminum screws, use steel screws on the main chassis and use aluminum on the top deck. At least this way the heavier screws will be in the lowest possible location. I use titanium for the top ones. Definitely use steel for the suspension mounts.
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about that site every time i go to it and purchase something and then check out I get a security warning, something about a certificate warning and that the site is fraudlent, anyone else get that.
I get the same message, but have never had any problems. Ive bought many an item from that site
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I get the same message, but have never had any problems. Ive bought many an item from that site
alright will order from there and hopefully everything is fine, I only want the red screws on top, I have a 417x and have the tamiya blue screws on the top only and regular steel screws on the bottom, just wanted to bling out the photon the same way, hopefully i,ll find some thanks
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Ok, nearing completion of my Photon. What pinion do you guys recommend with the stock spur for blinky 17.5? (For medium sized track)

And how come I see some Photons with servo savers and some without? (people using the stock included servo horns)
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Depends on if your clipping a lot of boards or not, servo saver will dull the steering a little, but could save you a busted servo and other parts depending on what you hit.

I 'was' running a servo saver, but got sick of the slop and dullness around center, removed it recently and like how it sharpened the steering response, but then I don't hit much, and there is not a lot to hit or clip around my home track.
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Ok, nearing completion of my Photon. What pinion do you guys recommend with the stock spur for blinky 17.5? (For medium sized track)
86 or 88 provide lots of flexibility for a spur, pinion to suit starting around 4.0. Gear based on need and temp.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:53 AM   #8624
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Ok, nearing completion of my Photon. What pinion do you guys recommend with the stock spur for blinky 17.5? (For medium sized track)

And how come I see some Photons with servo savers and some without? (people using the stock included servo horns)
Most people run a 4.0 - 3.7 FDR depending on the track size with 2-3 ticks of positive timing in the motor.
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Ok, nearing completion of my Photon. What pinion do you guys recommend with the stock spur for blinky 17.5? (For medium sized track)

And how come I see some Photons with servo savers and some without? (people using the stock included servo horns)
I believe the kit comes with a 100 tooth spur. Pinions would be in the 48-54 range depending on motor and track. 50 is probably a good start.
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