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Old 07-06-2009, 09:23 PM
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Nice track, especially the colour scheme (see below). I'll be interested to see setups from you guys, I too have found the car super responsive to roll centre changes and yep it's definitely a good thing

Here's some footage my mate took of my car getting around our track on Sunday. As you can see it's handling pretty nicely, but there's still a tonne of speed left to find in it

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Old 07-06-2009, 09:51 PM
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Default CVD Blade Issue

I've gotten a couple emails regarding people breaking the CVD blade. This is our own part and do not OEM them. The reason Josh never drew them up was because we used them on our last TC.

I think the reason they are breaking is because the diff screw is hitting it. In the instruction manual, it says to run a spacer (red) between the head of the screw and coned washers. If you run this spacer the CVD blade has a less of chance of hitting the screw.

If you run the rear width very narrow, this will also cause the CVD blade to hit the end of the screw.

With this spacer in place the diff can not be adjusted externally (through the hole in the outdrive), you have to use a scew driver from the side.

We are coming out with a 44.5mm aluminum rear universal. This should solve all the clearance problems. Art is testing a 44mm universal, we'll see what he reports back with.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:58 PM
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With the spacer and only using 4 cone washers i seem to beable to adjust from the outside.. Would maybe sanding down the front of the blade help with some clearance?? Assuming the reason they are coming off is they are hitting the screw, and not simply breaking it might help. I know i've lost two blades my self.
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Default Spur gear choice

Just an FYI...I used a PRS spur gear and they fit great. I didn't have to ream the holes.
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Without going back, does anyone know the spring rates for the Photon
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Originally Posted by Team STPN
Without going back, does anyone know the spring rates for the Photon
They seem to be using a different system.
Diameter of wire, # of coils.
Not rated by pounds at all.
Also there seems to be different spring sets.
One for foam, Carpet and Ash fault.
And another for rubber Ash fault.
I hope those are the same ones I need for the carpet cause thats what I ordered.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Team STPN
Without going back, does anyone know the spring rates for the Photon
rubber tire springs...

PS-TR15550 Gamma Spring 393gf/mm, 22.0lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15575 Gamma Spring 367gf/mm, 20.5lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15600 Gamma Spring 344gf/mm, 19.2lb/in (2 pcs) - Kit
PS-TR15625 Gamma Spring 324gf/mm, 18.1lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15650 Gamma Spring 306gf/mm, 17.1lb/in (2 pcs) - Kit
PS-TR15675 Gamma Spring 289gf/mm, 16.2lb/in (2 pcs)
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nevermind

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Originally Posted by artwork
rubber tire springs...

PS-TR15550 Gamma Spring 393gf/mm, 22.0lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15575 Gamma Spring 367gf/mm, 20.5lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15600 Gamma Spring 344gf/mm, 19.2lb/in (2 pcs) - Kit
PS-TR15625 Gamma Spring 324gf/mm, 18.1lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15650 Gamma Spring 306gf/mm, 17.1lb/in (2 pcs) - Kit
PS-TR15675 Gamma Spring 289gf/mm, 16.2lb/in (2 pcs)
Awesome thanks....
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Originally Posted by artwork
rubber tire springs...

PS-TR15550 Gamma Spring 393gf/mm, 22.0lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15575 Gamma Spring 367gf/mm, 20.5lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15600 Gamma Spring 344gf/mm, 19.2lb/in (2 pcs) - Kit
PS-TR15625 Gamma Spring 324gf/mm, 18.1lb/in (2 pcs)
PS-TR15650 Gamma Spring 306gf/mm, 17.1lb/in (2 pcs) - Kit
PS-TR15675 Gamma Spring 289gf/mm, 16.2lb/in (2 pcs)
ty.
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So who's thrust bearing fits, I just check my stock one after a day on track and its not holding up well.

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How many balls did you fit to it? Thrust race that is***

Also did you sand the diff and thrust rings down?

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Originally Posted by Luke Hobson
How many balls did you fit to it? Thrust race that is***

Also did you sand the diff and thrust rings down?

Luke
I used 8, the spare ball is still in the bag. Rings sanded flat, I think the wear is coming from the soft balls. Carbide thrust & diff balls should should yield something that lasts a long time.

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TAM54078 (44mm steel CVD) appear to be an exact fit if you're looking for something just a little shorter in the rear. The TOP blades seem to fit fine, and the remaining hardware for the axle end is compatible. I'll test it on the track first thing next week.
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still no foam cars?
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