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Old 11-17-2013, 12:53 AM   #61
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You are so correct with the things you are saying. I am currently building a Serpent Cobra GT and you wouldn't believe the cost of putting with together.

Kit - $600
Engine - $500
Pipe and manifold - $150
Receiver - $120

I still don't have a body, starter box, two servos or tires.

I also bought upgraded parts and screw set in cost of $191. You do the math.....
Yes, what you have stated thus far about what you have spent to this point, there is your FG 5th scale RTR right there. Been around this r/c thing for a long time and if I had to do some things over again, I would have had a couple of 5th scale cars by now. Good luck with finishing your GT build.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #62
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Any photos of the powerstarter? I'd like to check it out.
Here are the pictures , the first picture is a picture of the adapter you have to put on the flywheel. The second picture shows how the assembly looks on your motor and the third picture shows where you put the drill to start the motor.
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Here is a link to a video showing how easy it is to use a powerstarter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCeEgdswo3w
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I forgot to mention you need a good 18 volt drill too. The powerstart should be considered a option idem for people who do not like pulling on a pullstart and who have health problems or just lazy.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #65
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Here is a link to a video showing how easy it is to use a powerstarter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCeEgdswo3w
Found Killer RC Powerstart websight lastnite. 18v cordless drill will do. 12v may too slow.

I see your model has yellow shock springs. You may look for white ones, 2.8 instead 2.6 yellow. Bigboytoys.com may have them, or European hobby shop, Theborder-RC.com.
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Thanks for the tip. I have not had any handling problems with the yellow springs but I might pick up a pair of those white springs for a tuning option.
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I order my parts from FG Modelsupply if they don't have the idem on hand they will order it for you . I have had real good luck getting parts from them.
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I replaced the front diff of my FG with this a oneway diff. And here is a picture of the adjustable rear diff ( style number 8407) that I put in my FG. The further in you crank the screws the tighter the diff.

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One-way diff frt end will defiantly improve the handling on corners, more grip. You have to turn the rear end to your specs.
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That is some front diff/one-way!! About as big as a 12th scale. Stuff like this really makes me want to pull that trigger much sooner (and blow my monthly budget for a few months). Got to keep telling myself to be patient........
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That is some front diff/one-way!! About as big as a 12th scale. Stuff like this really makes me want to pull that trigger much sooner (and blow my monthly budget for a few months). Got to keep telling myself to be patient........
lol!!! monthly budget for a few months!!! You retired or something?? lol! JK. If you know North Dallas Forty, the movie, I'll know how old you are!!! lol!!!
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Geezatec I have my rear diff adjusted were it almost locks up it is very limited slip. My rate of acceleration is explosive!! My FG accelerates alot faster with this rear adjustable diff. I can almost go thru a turn without getting off of the gas!!

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lol!!! monthly budget for a few months!!! You retired or something?? lol! JK. If you know North Dallas Forty, the movie, I'll know how old you are!!! lol!!!
I remember the movie when it first came out. As an accountant, I try not to act on impulse and plan purchases as much as possible. Going to try to stick to the plan for this purchase. That could change if I can sell my 1:1 car soon.
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Some times you can find deals on e-bay.
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I remember the movie when it first came out. As an accountant, I try not to act on impulse and plan purchases as much as possible. Going to try to stick to the plan for this purchase. That could change if I can sell my 1:1 car soon.
Selling 1:1 vehicle for a 1/5th. You're a accountant. Vehicle must not be running. I'd sell for parts!!! lol!!!

Ran FG since '02, Ran H.A.R.M. before that for 6 years. With ROAR since '83, Traveled all of US, and raced in Malaysia and Thailand. All a hobby. Just have fun with it. Never did buy on impulse. Just had fun, and being retired more fun!!!
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