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Old 01-13-2009, 12:17 AM
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I've been stalking this forum for a few days while I'm scouting out the pages and pages of info, but I have a question that I haven't seen answered (and I'm not very good at the search here).

I noticed on youtube that a man had a HARM electric car. Most of folks I see here have the FS gas/petrol for onroad models. Are their any folks here that have an electric large scale? I'd love to move up in size from the 1/10 onroad to 1/7, 1/8, or even better the 1/5, but I've been considering sticking with the standard sized and going back to electric.

Are there any real perks to electric large scale? Most of the perks of petrol in this forum revolve around the long run times and ease/lack of mantainace.

Can anyone point me in the right direction for any info?

Truthfully, I'm just worried that vacant school parking lots wouldn't work because of the noise of these large gas cars. How much louder are they compared to the 1/10 nitro cars I'm accustomed to?
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:22 AM
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I used to have a Shumacher Big 6. It was an electric 1/6th scale with a Lotus Elise body. It was a real blast, but I don't think they make them any more.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:26 AM
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Well I'm kind of anal about spending money on stuff, especially rc stuff. Just a little scared to bump up to such a scale. I'm in college, so when most folks are sleeping or drinking, I'm working or playing with my toys.

I've seen some pretty good deals on gas cars online, and I think I'd be better off picking up someone's dusty car than starting out new anyways. I've got a few months before I really want to buy one, but I'm trying to figure this all out in my head first.

Thankyou for your speedy reply.

Maybe someone else will have a little insight as to current electric models.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:14 AM
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The reason gas is so popular is the sound, speed and long run time IMO. If you can get one cheap, then do it. You wont be disappointed. Or you could always build your own electric and make a awesome home build thread about it!
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:13 AM
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hell man get a gasser with out the motor thro in a large 12v motor form something like a starter, connect 2 12v batters to it and you almost good to go all you would need would be the right gears connected to the motor and some sort of speed control witch you can probably use mechanical for that.

Hummm I have no idea if this would work or not probably need more RPM to get any speed out of it but.....
O dont forget about the heat this thing may melt lol
Starter motor:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJC35&P=ML

2X starter batteries in parallel:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL370&P=M

anyway im not saying do this its more of an idea [8D]
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:52 AM
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ive seen an electric baja5b conversion , i wonder how much it weighed though . in the end its no better than gas cos it has the weight of all the batteries
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:52 AM
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Battery technology is not as good as gas.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:59 AM
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they have a couple good buggies and lauterbacher makes some cars
http://www.lauterbacher.com/html/e_frameset1.html

...............Carson Shadow Hunter

Chassis CE-6B
Length: 740 mm
width: 430 mm
Motor BE5-Brushless (1000 Watt)
Speed 60 km/h
weight 7,5 kg .......then add your 2 - 4000 mah 9.6 volt batteries
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here is a fg mt with brushless. pretty damn nice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZQR_...eature=related
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:46 PM
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So HARM and Laut-something are my only store bought electric onroad options?

Thanks guys for your help.

Just one more question though: how much louder are these gas large scale cars compared to a....1/10 nitro touring car? Is it gonna sound like a weed eater mower or a chainsaw moter? Louder? There's no track around here that I'm aware of (admittedly I've never really look-too much of a basher) so I'll be playing on school parking lots on the Sundays and Saturday afternoons.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:28 PM
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you can get the carson buggy here http://www.rc-car-online-shop.de/cgi...hadow%20hunter

20 min run time with 2 x 3300mah
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:42 PM
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they are slightly louder, but in a diffrent tone. nitro's are screamers. high pitched and they all sound pretty close. 2 stroke "can" pipes are more like a weed wacker. deeper and muffled. but a good tuned pipe will turn it into a small dirt bike.. loud!! as your in college. rc cars are considered educational and their are no laws saying we cant learn. noise polution would be a loud radio. running a loud 2 stroke 5th scale in a public parking lot is simply sculpting the future for our young and bright engineers that will someday run our country. what authority of law inforcement would possibly hand out a summons under these conditions is beyond me.. keep in mind i am un educated and speeking out of my ass. ive been kicked out of more public places then a stray dog pee'ing on a beech towel!! but its damn fun!!
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:02 AM
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That's too funny kryptonite!

Thanks FG, but I never have cared too much for off road for some reason. The only good spots around here are subdivisions under construction and that will get folks into waaay too much trouble. Speaking of which, how come construction guys can throw trash all around the place and build fires, but you can't drive cars over their sand and dirt piles??? Geez.

Well I'm still leaning towards Gas, but I think I'd prefer the electric just for the lack of noise.

Hoping to pick one up used on here in a few months. Other than the classifieds here, any other good places to look for used 1/5 scale?

I'll also keep looking for electric but I'm just not having much luck. All the interest seems to be in off road and dang baja's.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:11 AM
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Not electric, but.... http://www.oversizerc.ashop.com.au/p...-shipping.html ??? any good? I understand it would be a great start, but I'd need to upgrade some stuff pretty much before I get the engine running for the first time. Was this also the car that came with the awful controller, or was that the Chinese Clone (the Ford GT)?
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:17 AM
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Heres a cheap one but with a brushless setup, fully rebuilt everything, lol, it will be good.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3128796
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"piece of doggie bomb" lmao!!! that's what somebody said about it there!
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i know of a brushless mcd the motor and esc are over two grand. i think finedesign is the company doing large scale brushless. brushless/lipo is pretty salty in small scale you go big you better have 2 wallets on hand and maybe a spare to get home on!
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The harm electric cars are no longer available. I converted an FG baja to brushless a few months ago. It only weighs 15lbs. I have not run it and will be selling it. Check the marketplace for it in the next few days.
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ok, so you are thinking on-road? my faverite! they are not loud.. the tuned pipes are diffrent and they are muffle under the body. check them out on you-tube. very quiet.. if you plan on only running in parking lots, 2 wheel drive is most definatly not fun. even with the best tires, a dusty parking lot(they are all dusty) will make for little traction, and becouse of the size drifting is impossible. you must have very good throttle control. i would look into 4wheel drive like the fs. you will have much more fun. 2 wheel drive are straight shooters. i have 2 5th scale on-roads and they are set-up to hook-up.. i can only run them on a prepared track. and remember.. you need a super large empty space.
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Cool. Went to fsracingusa and they give you the option to upgrade to 4 wheel drive for $150 more so I'll def check that out when I get ready to buy.

Super large parking lots shouldn't be much of an issue. I just transferred from one college to another so I know where some freakin huge parking lots are and they'll be completely empty when I go out there.
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find a motor thats at least 2000 watts, and a speed control to match. brushless you could be looking at $1,000 or more. i havent seen a brushed with those numbers.
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onefive.de sells conversion kits for FG an MCD
I think they are the ones with the most knowledge in 1/5 electric
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Thanks guys for all your help. I've decided that electric just wouldn't really be my cup of tea. I'm gonna stick with gas.
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ORIGINAL: IloveMYxt2

Heres a cheap one but with a brushless setup, fully rebuilt everything, lol, it will be good.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3128796

ROFL too funny
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Trev, you answered your own question.. its all about DB levels.....

People cant ***** if they cant hear it

LIPO is a heaven sent technology. it makes largescale worthwile for electric.
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