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Old 12-14-2011, 03:14 PM   #346
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If you are talking about the center pulley mount, most Photons are setup using one screw. It lessens the chance of tweaking the chassis.
That is a very good point. Iím hoping the second screw will not cause any tweak mainly because the bulkheads are steel and they sit atop another CF plate before mounting to the main chassis.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:42 PM   #347
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With the release of the Evo has Josh been around to support his products?
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With the release of the Evo has Josh been around to support his products?
Not really a fair question. Cefx car kits, In my opinion, are more a specialty kit. He has said time and time again, he is a 2 person operation. If you dont wanna buy his stuff, dont buy it. Most of us have grown to really appreciate his design skill, and can use an email of pick up a phone. I dont see the "owners" of AE, Xray, Tamiya, Corally or TOP following Rctech to answer every single question. If you cant figure out a set up, these are probably not the kits for you.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:12 PM   #349
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Not really a fair question. Cefx car kits, In my opinion, are more a specialty kit. He has said time and time again, he is a 2 person operation. If you dont wanna buy his stuff, dont buy it. Most of us have grown to really appreciate his design skill, and can use an email of pick up a phone. I dont see the "owners" of AE, Xray, Tamiya, Corally or TOP following Rctech to answer every single question. If you cant figure out a set up, these are probably not the kits for you.
Thanks! For the record I can setup a sedan quite well!
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If you are talking about the center pulley mount, most Photons are setup using one screw. It lessens the chance of tweaking the chassis.
Yes, set up using only one screw, but with a headless setscrew on the other side for full support. Mainly to prevent the aluminum bulkhead from tweaking the chassis.

Much less chance of that with the Evo design. I'm thinking I just might have to place an order very soon!
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:55 PM   #351
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Well it's been almost 2 weeks since I received the wrong item .. I have sent numerous emails, pm's and posted here and have had no response whatsoever. I know he is busy but so are alot of people this time of year.

If anyone has contact with Josh, please let him know there is an issue that needs his attention.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:13 PM   #352
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Not really a fair question. Cefx car kits, In my opinion, are more a specialty kit. He has said time and time again, he is a 2 person operation. If you dont wanna buy his stuff, dont buy it. Most of us have grown to really appreciate his design skill, and can use an email of pick up a phone. I dont see the "owners" of AE, Xray, Tamiya, Corally or TOP following Rctech to answer every single question. If you cant figure out a set up, these are probably not the kits for you.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:56 PM   #353
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This question doesnt really have anything to do with the EVO but just a general TC design question. OK so what is wrong with putting the motor in the center of the chassis and using a higher layshaft to get the belts over the other gear and battery? Like the FK04 or 414MII. Expecially with the FK04. Why did they not keep the motor and battery in the center like that? Why do you only see old stuff and low end stuff (Sprint 2 sport) layed out like that?
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:05 AM   #354
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Pleased to report Griffin 10 build completed on Saturday. Thankfully my F1 was running well so got a lot of time to work through the finer details.

First run in open practice at the end of play Saturday went very well. Gave me a good chance to shakedown the car and get a feel for 13.5 blinky running before the Snowbirds. Went very well so now making plans to run the Griffin in our January meeting just before the Birds.
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Pleased to report Griffin 10 build completed on Saturday. Thankfully my F1 was running well so got a lot of time to work through the finer details.

First run in open practice at the end of play Saturday went very well. Gave me a good chance to shakedown the car and get a feel for 13.5 blinky running before the Snowbirds. Went very well so now making plans to run the Griffin in our January meeting just before the Birds.
how much of a rebuild did the shock need Mark ?
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how much of a rebuild did the shock need Mark ?
Crisis turned out to be a reliable postman...who knew

After speaking to Jason and Gav I'd decided to fit a CRC Encore shaft and the adjuster to fit a 4-40 on the end. Means I can run the CRC bottom shock cup which makes changing the spring easier.

That meant a refill of the shock oil of course

The fiddly bit was getting the length right. I'd used a long 4-40 threaded rod to get a Silva concepts shock to fit. The HB shock is longer so it made the shock too long. Thankfully I had an AE standoff in a parts box which was the ideal length. Sorted.

Thanks again for getting the shock to me. Meant I could finish the build and get some proper Snowbirds shakedown runs in
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After speaking to Jason and Gav I'd decided to fit a CRC Encore shaft and the adjuster to fit a 4-40 on the end. Means I can run the CRC bottom shock cup which makes changing the spring easier.

That meant a refill of the shock oil of course

The fiddly bit was getting the length right. I'd used a long 4-40 threaded rod to get a Silva concepts shock to fit. The HB shock is longer so it made the shock too long. Thankfully I had an AE standoff in a parts box which was the ideal length. Sorted.

Thanks again for getting the shock to me. Meant I could finish the build and get some proper Snowbirds shakedown runs in
You're very welcome ! Will keep an eye on the results and looking forward to the obligatory postcard
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You're very welcome ! Will keep an eye on the results and looking forward to the obligatory postcard


Of course there will be the famous "Postcard from..." thread for my Snowbirds trip

Will also post photos of the finished car soon.
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