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    Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    This is not a for sale thread, please do not make offers in the forum, though feel free to PM me if you want more information.

    The purpose of this thread is to ask you guys what I might be able to get as a 'job lot' if I ebayed the whole shebang for one price for everything, and more importantly, given the value, do you think I would get any takers.

    The stuff is the following...

    An FG Monster Beetle Pro with all the main alloy upgrades (engine mounts, clutch carrier, disc brakes (unfitted)) including an Oddified Tonegawa PS 010 steering servo mated to a custom alloy radio tray, and a Dominator torque pipe with optoinal carbon silencer. In good condition, used but looked after, complete apart from the throttle servo and radio gear. A few spares and odds and ends that were removed in place of upgrades will also be included.
    A Smartech Thunderbolt 1, a prototype review sample I reviewed several years ago, supplied with a modified (don't know what mods, Nutech sent it to me separately to test, and it really goes) 23cc race engine. This car needs some love, no questoin about it, but the engine rips with the X-can it currently has for an exhaust.
    A Nutech Thunderbolt 2, again a review sample, the same model used to conduct the RCU review of this car (see link above 'Magazine' and 'Full Reviews'), complete apart from radio gear (I think it has a standard size throttle servo fitted). Again this car will need some love, its been sitting for a while, but is in good condition. It also has a lot of spares, including a complete set of shocks, an aftermarket twin exhaust, loads of other bits and pieces that were supplied in case of breakdowns during the review.

    In addition, I will give away my 2 spare engines. One used, weak, no-name 28, and one unused brand new 26, which is supposed to be an improved version of the stock Nutech engine. The last time they sent me one of these 'improved' engines, it was a beast (the one that is in the TB1)

    Delivery to the US will cost around $200, so I was thinking of asking $1200 for the whole lot INCLUDING delivery. I'd estimate the new value of everything supplied at about $3000+ including all the spares, hop ups and engines, etc. What do you guys think? Too low, too high?
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    Sounds fair to a bloke like me, but I ain't buying....

    Good luck with it all mate. They should find a good home fairly readily I would think.
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    I think that's a steal if I'm buying!its fair for the buyer ...and maybe you don't have emotional attachment with them like I do..I can't sell my stuff for cheap although I kno I wouldn't get what I want for them I end up keeping them hehe..good luck on selling!no more 5th scale for you?
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    if you have all the alloy fg upgrades then part that on ebay uk and .com...you'll get way more for it...when i parted my fully loaded fgba i cleared abuot 2k would have maybe got a k if sold whole

    then ebay smartechs for 250-300 each

    price point for the job lot seems about right for in one piece used 5ths...

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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    yea you make more money if you part it out..
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    ORIGINAL: badboy2

    I think that's a steal if I'm buying!its fair for the buyer ...and maybe you don't have emotional attachment with them like I do..I can't sell my stuff for cheap although I kno I wouldn't get what I want for them I end up keeping them hehe..good luck on selling!no more 5th scale for you?
    If I do go 1/5th again in the future, its gonna be electric. I thought about converting either the FG or the Nutech, but I think I wanna start again with a purpose designed electric 1/5th when they appear (all current models are conversions from gassers, and although genuine, I'd prefer one designed from the start for electric).

    Funnily enough the only thing I DON'T want to part with is the oddified tonegawa. I did love the FG in its time, and I see a lot of potential in the TB platform, unfortunately, I don't have the time, money or energy really for all that now (had a kid and another on the way in 2 months, that's why electric is so much more convenient).

    I gotta tell you guys though, it is also a matter of enjoyment. I don't know how many of you have bitten the bullet and spent a grand on a brushless 1/8th truggy instead of a gasser. The power is ***ing incredible, there's nothing else like a truggy on 6S in surface RC. The power to weight to size ratio is literally perfect for maximum nuttiness and durability too.
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...


    ORIGINAL: mooman007uk

    if you have all the alloy fg upgrades then part that on ebay uk and .com...you'll get way more for it...when i parted my fully loaded fgba i cleared abuot 2k would have maybe got a k if sold whole

    then ebay smartechs for 250-300 each

    price point for the job lot seems about right for in one piece used 5ths...
    Definitely worth thinking about parting it out, it would certainly be easier on the delivery costs...
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    It's worth what you're asking but It can be hard finding buyers for the higher priced lots or items, I deal with that all the time. I recently sold an 80" gas boat with an inline and it took a long time to find someone who could afford it and wanted it.
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    This was my fear, that even if the price is good, it would be tough to find a buyer for a lot of such high value. I think I'm gonna have to part some of it out, if not just to reduce delivery costs.
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    Not advertising here either,
    just wanted to say I'm taking a step back from all things rc,

    Selling every rc item I have, just don't have the time,

    Later.

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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    Foxy,

    i truely understand what you mean by going with a porpose built electric 1/5 .vs. a converted. gasser.

    Give the CEN Matrix5-E SC, buggy, truggy or monster truck a try. They were designed from the ground up as an electric platform, plus you wil recognize the 1/8 scale truggy platform which lent its design to this bigger version.

    Just take a look at it on our website.

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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    I say keep ur fg and convert it electric, the price on the XL2. 2028 combos have dropped and the fg convertion is AWSOME. I seriously enjoying my brushless FG
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    I can totally understant selling everything off.

    IMO the closest thing u will get thats a decent 1/5 ofroader is a Losi 5ive with a conversion kit. seriously the sky is the limit with them

    If u are a fan of 1/8 buggies/truggies u will feel right at home with one. The layout is based of the losi 8ight and with the conversion kits its just like owning a 8ight-e but heaps bigger.
    There are some very awsome conversion kits out there that are said to have a perfect weight ballance... then there are so many motor and ESC combos to pick from.... if u think 6s is fun in a 1/8.... what about 15s in a 1/5????? 20hp at the pull of a trigger thats more than some small fishing boats!!

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    check out this one.... it makes the batteries look small

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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    ok maby the 5ive is not for everyone.....

    keep us update, im keen to know what u end up selling ur cars for...

    but if u decide to donate them to a good home....
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    Don't know how soon that will be, but I'll post up if there are any developments.
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    RE: Thinking about getting rid of the current large scale cars I have...

    sure you want to keep the tone?...turns out mine has no torque...works ok with no load but i can stop it with my hand[&o] i've emailed Ian in the hope he can fix mine but haven't heard back yet..my build is ready to run but for the servo


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