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Old 10-14-2010, 02:11 PM   #1111
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I have just broken a front drive shaft and currently there are no spares in the UK. I've heard that the TOP Photon one's will fit.
Can anyone confirm this?
No they do not, pin diameter is too small so you have too much play in the spool cup..

I cant confirm this, but im thinking for the time being you may be able to fit Tamiyas TA05 or JAAD racing steel spool cups to the tcx spool, then you will be able to use tamiyas 46mm steel driveshafts...

Im yet to break anything yet, done it now saying that havent i

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No they do not, pin diameter is too small so you have too much play in the spool cup..

I cant confirm this, but im thinking for the time being you may be able to fit Tamiyas TA05 or JAAD racing steel spool cups to the tcx spool, then you will be able to use tamiyas 46mm steel driveshafts...

Im yet to break anything yet, done it now saying that havent i

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Time to go shopping!
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I tried the Tamiya TA05 spool cups, they do not fit the TCX spool.
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They do fit. A local guy here has them on his car.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #1115
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They do fit. A local guy here has them on his car.
stlnlst is correct,,,,but you have to use the black blades,,,the blades are a bit too wide, so i used my dremel to thin it down a bit,,, works great
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Where is the cheapest place online to pick up a TCX?? And has them in stock.
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Where is the cheapest place online to pick up a TCX?? And has them in stock.
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...il.asp?id=9614
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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...il.asp?id=9614
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you switching rides?!?!
Trying one out, i ran a tcx at horsham last week and it seemed pretty darn good.
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Is there any upgrades that you guys recommend to get right away?
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They do fit. A local guy here has them on his car.
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stlnlst is correct,,,,but you have to use the black blades,,,the blades are a bit too wide, so i used my dremel to thin it down a bit,,, works great
Well i was just commenting on them not being a direct fit.... i never tried it with blades, i know blades take away steering aswell, but i guess as a last resort they'll be ok then.

Also thanks rccartips for confirming this.
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Did my first run with the car yesterday. I would probably get pink spring and the 3 hole shock pistons as a tuning upgrade.

Most of the performance effect I found came from bodies, tire choice and traction compound.

Not sure how you guys fitted the TA05 spool cups, the hole is smaller and does not fit into the TCX aluminum spool. Can you post a photo so I can also do the modification?

Thanks.

p.s. Here's my build and review of my HPI TCX. Hope I can get it up to speed soon.
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I'll savor this "win". Not much chance of me beating him or most other people here on the track. I just started racing this summer. Last race I finished 3rd in the b-main, so I'm more like 12th loser
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