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Old 02-07-2009, 09:33 PM
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hello all very nice to be on here.
dan is my name but you can all call me dc2 man,i am from republic of ireland, so where to start,i have had nitro models for 10years,before that some planes,hellis all electric and for the last five years i have been driving 1/5th scale.so around four years ago i got my fg beetle pro,love it,it is great i really had amazing times with it.

anyway after running my fg for a long time i decided to really start upgrading it,first the lower a-arms to alloy,then moving to uprights and so on and so fourth,my upgrading just hasnt stoped,and more intresting where will it stop lol

so i have decided to strip down my fg and start all over again using some of the finest parts and now you can check the whole process here step by step throughout the whole rebuild.

i started out on my first forum documenting my fg over on large scale forums(fg beetle rebuild) aka dc2 man, and met some great helpfull guys there some i will mention,slawhammer,bigger the better,clubin,mooman,shiny,nicky,less is more,trip,ducky,waqr,ceazy beetle,super 654, and for those i have not mentioned you know who you are,cheers lads.

so i am going to post up the rebuild here now too and lets see what you think,some of my recent upgrades will include,new chassis,new fueltank,complete elcon drivetrain,elcon helical cut gears,spectrum new dx3.0,thunder tiger ace servos,custom wheelie bar and custom designed radio tray,alloy complete car,alloy shocks,complete bling polish,o neills 27.2 race ported kit,jetpro pipe v2,loads more,meca thek hydros,custom airbrushed bodys,loads more elcon bits and thats just the start.

the first pics you will see are some old ones,but for noe untill next week ny car is totally stripped down as i am waiting for loads of parts to start my new build.so may aswell introduce the fg to you,let me know how you like the bodys.

so here i am going to start off as early as i can with the build and try my best to get it all together,so its not a question of when i will have it done but WHERE I AM GOING TO STOP lol .... cheers.





















ok so thats a start a random enough mix up but i will try and get it together.

good to be here and a start made anyway lol




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Old 02-07-2009, 09:41 PM
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so the above is a start ,now bear in mind that the above pics are the car in its previous state before this new build so you can get the idea of how serious i am with this.

thanks lads,few old good vids to be uploades soon(how do i upload?) i tried already but they didnt work..anyway the vids on the way will be the fg with my previous engines,o neills race ported 27.2 (one with wheelies lol) my zenoah G260,and my cy 29cc,all fitted at differnt times.



and car in its current state...lol




so stay tuned for new build.

HELLO ALL!!
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:14 PM
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Whoa, that is a whole set of great goodies you are putting on your FG there! ***Drool[sm=tongue_smile.gif]***

I really like the metro look of you blue beetle body [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:03 PM
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Hey dc ....Hey my friend glad you made it in to the RCU forum....I see you got some of your stuff...You should have most of it next week...
Welcome here my friend...You will meet many new people and have agreat build...AKASlawhammer
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:38 AM
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hello slaw
good to see you here and thanks for the comments,wow your thread is great here it went down a bomb,got some views and replies thats great isnt it.
this is a fine looking forum too slaw by all means,i plan on starting at a new level now here with my fg,i hope to be starting tomorrow if i get some of the parts,i will load up along the way anyway.

hey savage jim how are you doing?
i should have all my parts now by tuesday and let the work commence then lol[sm=bananahead.gif]
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:59 PM
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where do i introduce myself around here?

have i this thread posted up in the right place,or is there anyway of moving it without having to re-write the whole thing?

seems awfully quite around here at the moment anyway......
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:11 PM
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Nope, you posted in the right place, the Giant Scale forums are a bit quieter than the rest of the forums, mostly because not many people can afford large scale vehicles.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:46 AM
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cheers dark fire...

so i got another box today,but this is nothing compared to whats coming tomorrow ......)

here is what came today.

1/elcon spur adaptor
2/elcon small engine mount
3/elcon servo saver
4/fg washers for engine
5/fg chassis
6/fg new chassis
7/bearing kit
8/fg screw x 4
9/lauterbacher upgraded intake manifold
10.alloy shocks x 4
11/elcon alloy balljoints x6 (also have two in a pack already on standby)
so this is nothing compared to whats due to me tomorrow,i have complete elcon drivetrain coming tomorrow,new spectrum transmittor,helical cut gears x 4
and loads more.

stay tuned my build starts tommorow

here are the parts from today











this page also was including my ace thunder tiger servo and hydros.

so stay tuned for the bling polish and all my new parts tomorrow and time to get this build in action.
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Hey my friend...Chop Chop let's get on with it..you should be up all night polishing your parts...Have ready first lite...for the build...
get errr done.....best to you on the build....Slawhammer
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hellolads

so does anybody here know of or hear of largescale forums?

well i have been on that website for ages and for the last day i just cant seem to log in,now the thing is i didnt even get an email or anything to say that it would be down temporarly or anything,so is it finished or whats going on there?

any help??
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and more parts for my build


1/ complete elcon drivetrain unit.

2/ elcon helical cut gears x 4

3/elcon servo saver

4/carson 1/5th on road car (new)

5/ elcon bearings

6/elcon lower a-arms

7/elcon lower rear mounts

8/new spectrum transmittor 3.0dx











that is my recent work,coming along nicely now,lots of elcon goodies going on this baby with loads more custom designs to follow.

more updates to follow,just havnt the time at the mo,working on the fg now but this forum is very very quite.......
i dont know is it worth continuing here lol
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Please continue! Whats with the carson on road though?
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hello darkfire
yes i will continue here but it is very quite...lol

i am in the process of uploading and sorting through pics now so i will update when i get a chance.

the carson onroad i will start up a new thread on that as i am just after buying that and i want to start from scratch with it and see how it goes.

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it's looking good
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so lads does anybody be on here at all.

i dont think its worth bringing large scales to this forum

my threads can be viewed at (largescale forums) or (carson onroad new start my style)

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here are some updates anyway and a few vids....

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Did you forgot the updates and videos?
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ur a damm rich person huh?
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some of the most recent updates.







see my custom jetpro side stand on the chassis to keep weight and movement off of the elcon system.













videos coming all depending on feedback here.... lol

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Please continue! And don’t forget to up load the video. Did you paint the roll cage and the body mounts or are they aluminum?
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Please continue dc2 man. I really miss you at the other forum
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This looks good indeed!Would like to see more of that Beemer too,i like the paint,subtle and clean
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hey lads

thanks a lot for the warm welcome here.

i will up load videos when i can

the bmw shell is the bmw320si i painted it myself and put on the decals.

here are some vids of both in action.

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does the videos even work on here?

they can be viewed on photobucket...

i dont know how it works here now,they dont seem to play directly off the screen like they usually do for me..??
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They doesn`t seem to work here Strange, they should work fine I think.

So how is your Beetle running? I am expecting my Oneill Brother kit very soon I might have to ask you a few questions later on when Im putting it all together.
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