RC On Road Nitro Cars Discuss all aspects of on-road nitro rc cars here

Compagnucci Super Beetle / F1: Nitro and/or Gasoline

Reply
Old 07-26-2005, 07:54 PM
  #1
cormierone
Thread Starter
 
cormierone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 192
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Compagnucci Super Beetle / F1: Nitro and/or Gasoline

Hey Guys,

I told everyone that I would get that Compagnucci 1/8 gas Beetle. Well, I finished painting it and added OFNA true 1/8 wheels. I haven't run it yet, to give you a review but I will. What I can say I'm pleased with it. Here are some pics.


Cormierone

______________-

Edited title: Compagnucci Super Beetle / F1: Nitro and/or Gasoline
-2 threads, 2 forums - Relocated First Known Thread.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Us52546.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	137.2 KB
ID:	301932   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq47177.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	121.5 KB
ID:	301933   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ki19505.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	117.6 KB
ID:	301934   Click image for larger version

Name:	Jh16148.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	113.8 KB
ID:	301935   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq46707.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	102.0 KB
ID:	301936  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq46023.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	121.5 KB
ID:	301937   Click image for larger version

Name:	Da83594.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	118.7 KB
ID:	301938   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hf98646.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	141.6 KB
ID:	301939  
cormierone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 08:30 PM
  #2
Dr Honda
 
Dr Honda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Latrobe, PA
Posts: 2,221
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Is that the one with the little Gas engine??? If so... lets see some close-ups of the engine.
Dr Honda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 08:43 PM
  #3
jeepfreak1972
 
jeepfreak1972's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ravenna, MI
Posts: 466
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Thats real nice. Can't wait to here how it runs and how reliable it is.
jeepfreak1972 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 08:45 PM
  #4
cormierone
Thread Starter
 
cormierone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 192
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Dr. Honda,

Yes...that's the one with the little MAC engine, it's capable of running on gas or nitro. My battery in my camera went dead and I'm charging it now. Here's a pic from the manufacturer.

Cormierone
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt56342.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	14.2 KB
ID:	301944  
cormierone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 08:56 PM
  #5
cormierone
Thread Starter
 
cormierone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 192
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Dr. Honda,

Okay my battery is charged, here are close ups of the chassis.

Cormierone
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt58171.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	138.3 KB
ID:	301946   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lj23094.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	110.6 KB
ID:	301947   Click image for larger version

Name:	Jh15926.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	139.3 KB
ID:	301948   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ay75319.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	135.4 KB
ID:	301949   Click image for larger version

Name:	Qo39978.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	140.6 KB
ID:	301950  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Ca81490.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	138.9 KB
ID:	301951  
cormierone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 09:05 PM
  #6
icecreamslick
 
icecreamslick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Ah Ha! [sm=thumbup.gif] I've been waiting to hear about that car! I have their website added to my favorites list so that I will not forget where to go when I am ready to buy one. As a matter of fact, I sent them an e-mail today, asking several questions about their 1:8 gas cars...no reply, yet.

I'm getting a bit antsy. [sm=lol.gif] I can't wait for your review and a good, informative video!

Uh huh...you've gotta make a video.
icecreamslick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 09:22 PM
  #7
snooptalian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ,, KS
Posts: 327
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

I can't wait to hear the review also. I really want to get that small gas Beetle too. It looks awesome.
snooptalian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 09:22 PM
  #8
icecreamslick
 
icecreamslick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

...and in the video, you have to show us how it starts (starter and a rolling start).
icecreamslick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 09:32 PM
  #9
cormierone
Thread Starter
 
cormierone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 192
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Ice,

Yeah Man!!! I'm going to do the video, the whole 9...

Cormierone
cormierone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 09:37 PM
  #10
icecreamslick
 
icecreamslick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

...and I want to know if it accelerates like a nitro. There's not a lot of tuning involved with these cars, right? [&:]

Man, I want one, too! [:@]

At that price, I want more than one...about $400.00 + shipping, huh? [sm=greedy.gif] Ready to run?

Is this the one that comes with a carrying bag or with a metal pit-stand? [sm=confused.gif] (there are two sites with this scale (gas/oil) cars that I have seen).

I wonder if I can buy the motor and just drop it into my 1:8 scale buggy...

Your gonna drive it tonight, right? []
icecreamslick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 09:59 PM
  #11
teamchrome
 
teamchrome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: covington, WA
Posts: 1,460
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Looks like I might have to find the funds for this!!
Hurry and get some drive time and a vid..
Need first hand info on handling and performance.
teamchrome is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 10:04 PM
  #12
icecreamslick
 
icecreamslick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

YEAH! You can sleep later. Run the car. Make the video. Tell me that you love...it.
icecreamslick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 10:09 PM
  #13
snooptalian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ,, KS
Posts: 327
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle


Quote:
ORIGINAL: icecreamslick

YEAH! You can sleep later. Run the car. Make the video. Tell me that you love...it.
LOL...Buy me one and I'll do a quick review for ya...
snooptalian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 10:22 PM
  #14
cormierone
Thread Starter
 
cormierone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 192
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Ice,

It's 11:15 PM here in Virginia, I couldn't run it tonight. The items included are the carrying bag, the metal stand, 2 battery packs, radio, charger, a wrench for removing the belts, trimmed body, decals and a starter adapter for a drill. I talked to the owner Kevin and you can buy the motor seperately but after looking at the drive gear system is rather long and wouldn't fit in a buggy or MT without major mods. The total price delivered to my door was $413.00. I think the car is sweet!!! The Beetle body makes it really cool!!! I didn't like the wheels that came with it so I ordered OFNA wheel adapters and premounted wheels. I'll do a video and cover all the bases. Oh! and by the way this car doesn't weigh 14 lbs, that's the total weight of everything packed in the bag. This cars weighs about the weight of my Nitro TC3. So, if the power to weight is any concellation I think it's good for the mph claimed. Good night fellows.

Cormierone
cormierone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 10:33 PM
  #15
snooptalian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ,, KS
Posts: 327
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Does it look pretty durable and well put together/designed?
snooptalian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 11:06 PM
  #16
icecreamslick
 
icecreamslick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Man, that sounds frickin cool. [8D]
icecreamslick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 04:52 AM
  #17
Automan
 
Automan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle Earth, SWEDEN
Posts: 1,201
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Cormierone, that is a cool little car you got there, and the paintjob is nice to [sm=thumbup.gif]

Im sorry, but this is the first time i heard of this car, a car that little that can go on regular gasoline to, thats awesome I sure would like to get one, do you have the sites that sells these small beauty's ? and to the manufacturer ? Would like to check em out and see if it's something for me to have... it's right size to play with the cat indoors to



Looking forward to seeing your car on video, and see how it moves.
Automan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 06:38 AM
  #18
cormierone
Thread Starter
 
cormierone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 192
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Automan,

The website is http://rcracingent.com and the owner's name is Kevin. He was very helpful and honest. He's very much into the product he sells. His phone number is 502-298-6248. To answer the question previously, this car is very well built, the design is unique which is a trade mark of Italian manufacturing. There's a video on the website of the cars running, where you can get an idea of what they look like.

Cormierone
cormierone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 07:47 AM
  #19
Automan
 
Automan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle Earth, SWEDEN
Posts: 1,201
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Thanks !!

I have looked at it now, and it sure looks cute and fun. I personally think that the model you got was the best of them, or getting that mini and paint it mr been style would be funny
The second place in looks to your beetle is the buggy, that one looks nice to.

I'm sure interested in these small nice cars, would be fun and way more easy to take with you, and it doesn't take that much space to run it like those 1/6 monsters.


Of topic: I would love getting my hands on a 1/6 - 1/5 vehicle that runs on gasoline, but is something like a tank with nice metal tracks that can go trough anything, that would be nice



Looking forward to seeing your vidz cormierone !! good luck with the first drive, hope all goes well.
Automan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 08:05 AM
  #20
aluminum crusher
 
aluminum crusher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: cleveland, OH
Posts: 1,199
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

Yeah Cormierone keep us posted on how well it performs by the way does it go 60mph on gas or 60 mph on nitro. Thanks
aluminum crusher is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 08:40 AM
  #21
No Moa
 
No Moa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bath, ME
Posts: 1,316
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

what is the width of the body? If it is 1/8th scale, it should take some 200MM bodys maybe? I'm not a fan of the bodys they have, but with some Pro-Line bodies it would be awesome. See if your TC3 nitro body is anywhere near the same size.
No Moa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 09:14 AM
  #22
icecreamslick
 
icecreamslick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

This is a different site with some similar cars...interesting. [&:] They are all made by the same company, but these guys might ship cheaper to areas around Europe.

http://www.compagnucci.it/r2004/eng/index.htm


This is part of the e-mail that I sent in order to find out some information:

-I do not like dealing with the constant tuning issues that nitro-methane engines need, so can I really expect a Compagnucci engine to work reliably and consistently?
-With all of their faults, nitro-methane engines are very fast. Does a Compagnucci on-road car accelerate as quickly as a nitro car or do they generally take longer to reach top speed?
-Are all of the cars built on the same general chassis and set-up, with the only difference between on-road cars being the style of body?
-I'm sure that shipping to America will cost a great deal of money. Is there a Compagnucci dealer anywhere in North America?
-I need to know how much money I should have to expect top spend in order to repair and improve my car. Do you have the spare parts listed by price?
-Do your customers have the option to buy only an engine, or would it be too difficult to just replace a nitro-methane motor with one your engines?


I like the Ferrari F50.
icecreamslick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 09:30 AM
  #23
cormierone
Thread Starter
 
cormierone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 192
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

No Moa,

It's not a true 1/8 scale, the chassis is 18" long w/o body and it's 10 1/2 " wide. There's nothing in the 1/8 scale arena that a body would fit. However; I have a HPI Super F150 and the wheel base is the same but the body is short on width, the TC3 body is long enough but not wide enough. I put the OFNA wheels on it and it narrowed the track at about 3/4 of inch. The rear wheel offset with the stock wheels have them extending from the body. That is one short coming about the body situation, however; the manager said that there are some old Parma bodies that would fit, I haven't checked into it as of yet. I will try to run both nitro and gasoline and see what the performance differences are. I'm a little surprised about the interest in this car considering all the negative comments I recieved in the previous tread I posted, I guess seeing is believing and it's cute little car. I'm glad everyone that have posted comments liked the car. The issue now is performance and looking forward to running it.

Cormierone
cormierone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 09:51 AM
  #24
icecreamslick
 
icecreamslick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 2,576
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

What do you think of the body post set-up? Rather than having vertical body posts that stick up through the body, those on the Beetle are small, horizontal posts that stick out the front and rear...much less noticable. I think that adds to the realism. I mean, who really wants big, plastic rods poking out of the top of your trunk/hood. [:-]

Cool. [8D]
icecreamslick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 11:10 AM
  #25
No Moa
 
No Moa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Bath, ME
Posts: 1,316
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Compagnucci Super Beetle

i guess i could deal with just the Nascar body, that is a nice one.
No Moa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:38 AM.