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Old 04-13-2013, 06:34 AM
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:59 AM
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why do offshore manufacturers insist on using the 5b platform for everything other than there are probably warehouses full of clones available dirt cheap.

i see a shaft driven 4wd conversion...shame they didn't put in any effort to actually come up with something new instead of flogging an old dead horse who's platform is a long way short of great.

made by who knows but marketed by fidracing.com an gtbracing.com (same company with 2 names)
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Whatever happened to the day when quarter-scale cars were made of welded steel tube and alloy.
This thing looks like it's 90% plastic.
Insert big YAWN here.
If people want a plastic car they buy small scale stuff.
Now can we get back to something interesting, like your welded tube and alloy home-build Moo. It's far more impressive.

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it looks a bit like a baja yes but is you look closer it's totally different ... its not just a converted baja chassis ia a lot wider to start with ... front c hubs look like losi 5 or rampage etc
im keen to see more of it ...

show me where you can buy a off the shelf 1/4 scale 4wd with a twin in it ??????

i think this look great !!
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why do offshore manufacturers insist on using the 5b platform for everything other than there are probably warehouses full of clones available dirt cheap.

i see a shaft driven 4wd conversion...shame they didn't put in any effort to actually come up with something new instead of flogging an old dead horse who's platform is a long way short of great.

made by who knows but marketed by fidracing.com an gtbracing.com (same company with 2 names)

Used to be a partnership

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Old 04-13-2013, 10:28 PM
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I cant see one bit of that car that is from a baja, the only resemblance is it has 4 wheels.
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4WD! theres a shaft in the middle?
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This is the FID 4wd concept, and by the looks of it this a prototype with 3d printed plastics.
Correct me if i'm wrong FID but being an engineer i kinda recognize prototype stuff pretty easily, just don't tease us actually make this thing please!
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more photos of car please !!
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FID 4WD will continue to update Thanks !
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you still calling it a baja platform moo???? i think not
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Looks good... I bet some people feel a little silly
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why do offshore manufacturers insist on using the 5b platform for everything other than there are probably warehouses full of clones available dirt cheap.

i see a shaft driven 4wd conversion...shame they didn't put in any effort to actually come up with something new instead of flogging an old dead horse who's platform is a long way short of great.
The only ressemblance I see to a Baja is the front shock tower design! or maybe Moo's computer is showing another pic?????
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I cant see one bit of that car that is from a baja, the only resemblance is it has 4 wheels.
on first glance it looked like a 5b so i paid it little heed, however after the benefit of seeing the following pics i can see it is bespoke so i stand corrected and apologize to fid, i still think it resembles the 5b on a quick glance but it now has my interest
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:52 PM
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looks good , but that front bumper will crumble really bad , in a crash , double side fuel tanks is interesting , looks nothing like a hpi baja .
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:37 AM
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roof looks too flat, needs to be higher.
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nice concept. but dont like the cage , the lights, and all that weight in the back.
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I like the individual parts and the project as such...... but I think the overall look and proportions are horrible [&:]
Bigger wheels and different roofline would probably make it look better.


Then again I suppose it's a good idea to see how it handles first and worry about the cosmetics later....
Will keep watching to see where this goes.



And no, I couldn't design anything like this myself, but I still have opinions


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Old 04-16-2013, 06:47 PM
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i cant read chinese , it looks like the head gaskets were removed and smeared on some gasket silicone instead ? thats bad. motor is going to get really hot with a very tight squish like that
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the rcmk gaskets are pretty thin, about half of a 4 bolt zen, but it will still decrease the squish a few thou...
personally i'd use gaskets to goo, properly torqued they don't leak, if i do use goo i use just enough for a very thin layer on each surface so i don't get goo squidgeing out the seams, seems like quite a lot in the pictures...it doesn't take much to squidge out to disrupt the airflow thru the transfers

i looks like a chrysler 300 station wagon weighed down at the back with groceries



i'm interested to see it run... and stiffer rear springs should help some
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looks like a chrysler 300 station wagon


That's it!
I knew it reminded me of something but couldn't put my finger on it.


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