1/5 Scale ID and Info

Old 10-09-2014, 09:30 AM
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Red face 1/5 Scale ID and Info

So I am looking at a 1/5 that is labeled as a 1/5 2wd Harm FG. The seller knows very little about it as he got it in a trade.









The good/bad/otherwise

Good:
1/5 scale!
Looks to be reasonably complete!
Runs!

Bad:
Servos are toast. He hooked up a pack and they all smoked.
Tires look toasted (rears especially)
No body.
Not 100% sure what model it is.
Pull start is sticky on the retract.
Dirty but may clean up nice.
Exhaust looks pretty tired/beat up.

Ugly:
No 1/5 scale experience on my part. Well versed in 1/10 and 1/8 scale but this is a whole new realm for me.

I have been kicking around the idea of picking up a larger scale but wonder if I'd be biting off more than I can chew on this one.

Any help/advice is appreciated!
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Unless you are getting this rig dirt cheap (no pun intended), you would probably be better off getting a new rig for sure!! This is a possible late 90s/early 00s FG Modellsport chassis for sure; the actual line name, not so sure. You are looking at $150/$250 for a body, at least $100 for a set of tires to get started, at least $100 for a new exhaust pipe, about $250 in good servos, all this not counting if the engine still starts. So, you are looking at $600/$700 dollars plus the cost of buying it and not counting if you have to get a new engine or redo the one on the rig and tons of paint to paint the new body. You can get a FG Sportline RTR for about $1000 to $1600 depending on what onroad model (short, long, or F1 chassis) you want to roll. FG offroad RTR kits are a little cheaper (under $1000).
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One thing for sure, at least the replacement engines for these things are less expense than their nitro counterparts. You can get a kick-ass engine (lots of HP and torq) for less than $500. Even just getting an equivalent replacement engine will cost you between $150 to $250 depending on where you buy and what brand you get.
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Originally Posted by JLock View Post
Unless you are getting this rig dirt cheap (no pun intended), you would probably be better off getting a new rig for sure!! This is a possible late 90s/early 00s FG Modellsport chassis for sure; the actual line name, not so sure. You are looking at $150/$250 for a body, at least $100 for a set of tires to get started, at least $100 for a new exhaust pipe, about $250 in good servos, all this not counting if the engine still starts. So, you are looking at $600/$700 dollars plus the cost of buying it and not counting if you have to get a new engine or redo the one on the rig and tons of paint to paint the new body. You can get a FG Sportline RTR for about $1000 to $1600 depending on what onroad model (short, long, or F1 chassis) you want to roll. FG offroad RTR kits are a little cheaper (under $1000).
I appreciate the advice. Current thinking is a trade but I think I would be better off passing at this time.

Thanks for the info guys, the hunt goes on.
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Get a baja.
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How much is the guy asking for the rolling chassis?
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Just to give you an idea of what there worth in working condition. And this is an average price.http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...-upgrades.html .sounds like the other car your looking into is definitely not worth anything. Especially since you would need to put close to 900-1000 $ into it, to get it working properly.
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