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Old 07-06-2007, 07:34 PM
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Default FG 1/5 scale drag car

Here's a proto-type drag car we are working on. Tell us what you think.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:11 PM
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Default RE: FG 1/5 scale drag car

Looks nice but also pretty heavy. I've seen a few 1/5 scale cars run and they aren't very fast compared to the other cars out there. Also most of the tracks are 1:10 scale.

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Old 07-06-2007, 11:04 PM
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Not bad,, I think the Rear Wheels and Wheel well opening are in the wrong place,, Would look much better if you moved the Rear wheels and wheel wells were they should be and put the gas tank in back of the Rear wheels..You wont get weight transfer with the Rears were they are...... John...
Old 07-09-2007, 12:26 PM
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Default RE: FG 1/5 scale drag car

change that carb to a alky carb
Old 07-09-2007, 07:04 PM
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Gosh.. give him a break.. it's a prototype. The body looks like a nascar with some Mods.

Come on down to the strip and try it out! There should be a 1/4 scale car to race against on July 22nd.
Old 07-09-2007, 07:33 PM
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I not saying right now but he has more time than me lol it looks real nice realistic front suspension but how will it get tracion with those slicks with out doing a burnout?
Old 07-09-2007, 09:33 PM
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the car is beautiful, keep up the good work.

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:04 PM
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Wow, looks like a real beauty!

Can't wait to see it in action!

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Old 07-11-2007, 11:23 PM
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FG PERFORMANCE RC,
Did you guys try this car, seen like it should hook pretty good with transbrake and rear tires. I would like to try your car against my modified 1/5 scale in 132' or more.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:56 PM
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so is that what your metal body is for????
Old 07-12-2007, 10:05 AM
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FG PERFORMANCE RC,
Did you guys try this car, seen like it should hook pretty good with transbrake and rear tires. I would like to try your car against my modified 1/5 scale in 132' or more.
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you couldnt use a transbrake with these cars you could use a linelock with the front brakes because the way the clutch is built when the rpm's come up the car will move you would have to completely redesign the drivetrain and make it like a miniture transmission
Old 07-13-2007, 07:47 AM
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Default RE: FG 1/5 scale drag car

Can you give me the schedule and hours for MN RC Dragway.

I wanted to compare run times to see if it's competitive, has anyone timed thier car at 132 feet or longer?

To warren528, I notice you have done alot of horsepower upgrades like the reed cage and jet pro, other modification? Did you notice a big difference?
Old 07-13-2007, 08:17 AM
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ORIGINAL: FG Performance RC

Can you give me the schedule and hours for MN RC Dragway.

I wanted to compare run times to see if it's competitive, has anyone timed thier car at 132 feet or longer?

To warren528, I notice you have done alot of horsepower upgrades like the reed cage and jet pro, other modification? Did you notice a big difference?
Here's a link to the schedule published on the IMDRA website. MN Dragway is Div 5-Westcentral in IMDRA.

[link]http://imdra.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=61[/link]

Here's a link to MN Dragway webiste: [link]http://www.songasracing.20m.com/photo2_1.html[/link]

Paul Songas is registered to the RC Universe and checks in frequently. You might want to PM him to verify the published schedule is stilll correct.

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Old 07-13-2007, 10:21 AM
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Default RE: FG 1/5 scale drag car

Your pro to type drag car looks like something out of the late 80's Why not do it right if your going to do it at all.
Old 07-13-2007, 12:42 PM
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The track link is www.mnrcdragracing.20m.com

We run the standard 132 foot track.
Old 07-14-2007, 11:17 AM
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FG Performance, man that looks fine to me. I am converting a 4-tec to a drag car right now. What I wonder with yours, is can you use the hood scoop to function as to send fresh dense air to the carb? It shouldn't be hard to make that work. How much for a chassis like that minus the engine?
Old 07-14-2007, 01:31 PM
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Default RE: FG 1/5 scale drag car

it could work great!just need some flex hhose ad some lexan or sheet metal,and some silicon to seal everything up.
Old 07-23-2007, 09:15 PM
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Default RE: FG 1/5 scale drag car

I saw that car at the Minnesota drag meet this past weekend.... it sure is pretty.

BTW... I ran my q-scale funny car there, and it slipped the front pulley, stripping a bunch of teeth off the drive belt... it sounded terrible, and it got slower each pass, but I ran it a few times anyway.... I'm not haulin' it 650 miles to sit in the pits, LOL!!!

Hey, it still ran good in reverse, LOL!!!

I'll get it all fixed and be ready to take it to Chicago in a few weeks, no problem.
Old 07-24-2007, 08:34 PM
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Default RE: FG 1/5 scale drag car

I like it. Would love to get a 5th scale myself at some point, just lack the funds.
Old 07-25-2007, 10:07 PM
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M.R. Ogle,
Your 1/4 scale funny car sure was nice! To bad we didn't get to run them side by side or at least take some pictures of them together. Maybe next time you are in town we can get them on the track if I can work out the handling problems. I was interested in some of the features onyour car that appear to be custom made where did you get them or are you going to make them available. I'm looking for a winter project.
Old 07-25-2007, 11:16 PM
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Thanks... I made just about everything myself. It's really a McMaster-Carr and hardware store car, not as polished and refined as your red prostock, I'm afraid... it's comparitively crude. but it is simple, like a big 1:10 scale car, and it's lightweight (21 pounds). It should run the 165 foot scale 1/8 mile iin about 3.25 seconds at somewhere over 50 mph... my old funny car actually went 67 with a 23cc Jeff Devlin-prepped Solo, but this one has a 27cc CY motor from DDM, and it appears to be all torque, no rpm.... hence I keep regearing it higher and higher, but then start destroying belts....

One unique feature is the reverser... which is simply a regular RC car 05 motor, a 3.5 to 1 reduction airplane gearbox, a 1:12 scale tire all mounted on an RC10 motor plate and bolted to a servo, which swings the whole assembly backward a few degrees to contact the rear slick, backing up the car. I'll send you detailed pics if you want to build one.

Now, I'm trying to figure out what to do about the belts stripping... I'm using the XL-series belts and pulleys, kevlar reinforced, but on a prepared track, the belt stripped... never happened on an untreated slippery parking lot, but as soon as I got the rear tires hooked up a bit... the belt gives out. I'm asking Stock Drive Products about HTD 3, 5 or 8mm pulleys, but I might need to convert to using roller chain.... that''s okay, because bicycle parts are plentiful and cheap. LOL!!!

I know the FG f-1 cars use a belt to the rear diff, and it's pretty wide, have you ever had a problem stripping teeth on acceleration with your ProStock?
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:10 PM
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M.R. Ogle
No our belts have been very reliable. We do use a wider belt then you are using the only problem we have had is when a rock gets between the belt and the gear which rips the cords in the belt. I'm still using a 23cc motor because it does rev higher but you have to keep gearing the car lower to use all the rpm's so I'm looking for a longer belt, do you have a good source for the belts?
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Here is where I've been getting the XL series belts, Quality Transmission Components:

http://www.econobelt.com/Q460/RFQ/TBelt/04.htm

Also, McMaster-Carr Supply Co. also has XL belts and pullies in stock, but a somewhat more limited selection. Anyone who builds anything from scratch NEEDS a McMaster-Carr catalog... it has EVERYTHING....

Old 07-31-2007, 07:42 AM
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M.R Ogle,
I've noticed you photo shop pictures are really nice, what does it take o be able to do something like that? I'm going to try to get my car to the dragstrip this weekend now that I think I've got the handles worked out, but I'm still working on some gearing issues.
Old 07-31-2007, 09:15 AM
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Just post a nice clean side shot of the car, or just email it to me, and I'll "Shop it.. I used to do this kind of work all day long (for Associated) so I can do this stuff really easily.

The guys in Ohio run their (Q-Scale) cars and get ET's of around 3.10 to 3.30 at 45 to 55 mph, so being a slightly smaller car with a modified motor, you could probably expect to go even quicker... look for high two-second ET's out of yours.

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