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Old 12-14-2011, 10:28 AM
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Default Does anypone own this 1/5 Monster Truck from Hobbyking?

Found this on E-Bay. I used to own a awesome FG MT I dumped a ton of money into and sold (big mistake!). SO while searching for a new one I came across this. Anyone have one? Any feedback? It looks VERY much like the FG MT........

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260909441555...84.m1438.l2649
Old 12-14-2011, 10:32 AM
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What about this Hobbyking Baja? Any good?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16637
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Hmm looks pretty cool.
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I did just read some reviews. Looks like some FG parts will fit. I read that the small diff gears aren't the best and tend to strip so guys ar using hardened FG gears. Plus its 4x4. Hell I paid over 1500 bucks fir my 2 wheel drive a few tears back. Im really wanting someone on here to give me more info. Im most likely going to get it. Can't beat that price for a 1/5 4x4!
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Cheap to start with does not necessarily mean it will be cheap once you get it to be reliable. I do not any thing about that vehicle but most times you get what you pay for. Keep us posted and let us know how it turns out and good luck.
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fg clone made by rovan, more pics in this link [link]http://www.rovansports.com/products/show.asp?i=662[/link]
only guy i found who owned one was in Aus, apparently he blew the rear diff in 1/2 tank[&:]
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cool looking truck, that's for sure..
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ORIGINAL: mooman007uk

fg clone made by rovan, more pics in this link [link]http://www.rovansports.com/products/show.asp?i=662[/link]
only guy i found who owned one was in Aus, apparently he blew the rear diff in 1/2 tank[&:]
Awesome, Just what I was looking for. Definately a Rovan and i've heard some good things about them! For the price compared to my old 2WD FG MT Truck this is a steal.I'm sure some parts like the diff gears may not be hardened but thats a pretty easy replacement. I read the thread on the Guy in Australia with one who blew the diff, said they replaced his diff gears and after 2 tanks he is good to go but swapping to the hardened FG Gears. Heck i've always wanted a Baja also so at these prices I can buy both the BIg Omnster and their Baja and still be a grand under what a new FG MT 4x4 costs almost! Very excited about this. Looks like i'm moving back into Large Scale RC again soon! Once I get it, i'll be sure to come back and post with pictures and videos to let you all know. Thanks again for the help identifying it, those close up pictures really show how much it looks like a FG!
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Looks good, I think I'm gonna get it. The price is very very tempting.....
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Yeah it seems like it will be fun for the price.
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1. until its in pieces and you realize you should have saved your $ and bought a quality rig in the first place.


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ORIGINAL: sippirat

1. [img][/img] until its in pieces and you realize you should have saved your $ and bought a quality rig in the first place.


STOP IT, QUALITY RIGS BREAK TOO......
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I do buy some smaller items from the king such as batteries, esc', connectors etc but i know i am taking a gamble and may regret it later. I am willing to risk it for low cost items but the thought of buying a $400 - $600 complete rig from them and having to spend much more to make it some what reliable only to end up dealing with the shotty customer service ticks me off.

Been there, done that boys!

This is how the king gets you. They are hoping you wont save for a while longer to buy a quality rig. They know its hard for most of us to save and when we see something that "looks" cool we impulse buy. Do your research and think on it for a bit. We work too hard for our cash to just piss it away. Don't buy a copy-cat clone! Buy the original from the original and you will be happier in the end.

Good luck
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Yeah at that price it can't be that bad. Considering the price of FG 4x4s... this is less than half. I'm sure it's decent enough for the price.
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THANK YOU FOR ASKING THESE QUESTION!!!

I was Seriously thinking about getting this truck

Its belt driven 4wd so it was right up my alley for something 1/5 and different. For some reason I was concerned about the clutch being a pile of crap (no idea why) but hearing about the diffs really helps me narrow down my choices.

Think im just going to stick with getting a redcat dune runner[:-]
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ORIGINAL: sippirat

1. [img][/img] until its in pieces and you realize you should have saved your $ and bought a quality rig in the first place.


STOP IT, QUALITY RIGS BREAK TOO......
Exactly, looking at photo's if some of you have owned a FG MT5 before, this platform is basically the exact same, a few minor differences but overall very close, sure the diffs are not good quality but FG parts are interchangeable so after installing hardened FG Diff gears this baby should be pretty solid looking...AND it's 4x4, check out the FG 4x4 price OUCH and guess what..MY FG MT5 broke several times and yet was still a great Rig. I can;t wait to get my hands on one, just have to wait till after Christmas!
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I do buy some smaller items from the king such as batteries, esc', connectors etc but i know i am taking a gamble and may regret it later. I am willing to risk it for low cost items but the thought of buying a $400 - $600 complete rig from them and having to spend much more to make it some what reliable only to end up dealing with the shotty customer service ticks me off.

Been there, done that boys!

This is how the king gets you. They are hoping you wont save for a while longer to buy a quality rig. They know its hard for most of us to save and when we see something that ''looks'' cool we impulse buy. Do your research and think on it for a bit. We work too hard for our cash to just piss it away. Don't buy a copy-cat clone! Buy the original from the original and you will be happier in the end.

Good luck
I hear what your saying here but unless you've owned it..how can you talk about the quality of it and say "Don;t buy a clone". I have thought about it and i've owned a FG, truly the only way to know is for one of us who have owned a FG MT5 is to buy the Rovan Clone and come back with a solid review. I'll be the guinea pig but it'll be a few months before my review is done. I'm probably going to get the Baja also after i get the 4x4 FG Clone truck. I plan on ordering and installing FG Diff gears before it;s first run even begins. The only other weak points I see are the wheel knuckles/C-Hubs as they look to be plastic and if it comes down to hard on that front whell i can see that snapping.
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i really dig the truck but im not about to find out how much FG anything is gonna cost let alone have to buy new diffs before i mix the oil. hate to miss out on a deal but being im looking at other vehicles with atleast a 30cc engine.
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This truck available from anyplace that ships worldwide?

id buy one right now if i could get the seller to ship it,

hobbyking has them listed, but not on there international site, just the usa and australia site.
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This truck available from anyplace that ships worldwide?

id buy one right now if i could get the seller to ship it,

hobbyking has them listed, but not on there international site, just the usa and australia site.
Odds are there should be one from china... listed somewhere
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Thanks, just went and ordered direct from rovan,

should be here in a couple weeks or sooner due to the express mail service.
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My Rovan monster truck showed up today,

I took to tearing it apart to check every thing out,

Mine came with alloy engine mounts, cvd's and ball drive ends at the diff cups,

The belt drive system is well greased from the factory and the tires are gonna be real hard wearing,

Probably won't ever need a new set,

I have noticed one of the front upper arm adjusters slightly bent, and one front and rear hub don't have the bearings seated properly,

The clutch bell gear is steel as is the spur gear,

I have noticed the plastic is pretty strong and has some needed flex to it,

Won't know how it drives until after I rebuild it, but the tuned pipe is huge and has a good finish to it,

Il post some pics tomorrow.
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Looking fwd to your review..

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