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Old 03-21-2016, 11:36 PM
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Default Now THIS looks awesome




Totally cool new design, pricey but seems worth it. Here's a video of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLOj...ature=youtu.be
Old 03-29-2016, 08:22 PM
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Did everyone on this forum die or something?
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It's like an even bigger version of my Yeti XL but with the same size tires. That would be a fun build.
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I really like the trailing arms and rear solid axle design.

Thanks for replying, I was about to ask the administrators to send in a search team to look for bodies in this forum. Thought something like Chernobyl happened.
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Hey sheo it is dead here but so are many other forums these days.
Tell the truth I never even ran my losi last year, sad but true. I sold everything else off including my twin foff jeep.

That kraken is very very cool, finally someone has done the solid rear end like the real world trucks, now if they came out with a short course or trophy truck body in panels like the full scale it would be the icing on the cake. Not really that expensive considering most of us have half dozen motors sitting on shelves rotting (i know I do) so the no motor model is pretty affordable I reckon.

If we were still running our rc's at the track here on a regular basis I'd snap one of these puppies up in a heartbeat however it would unfortunately,no doubt, sit and gather dust next to my poor ol losi
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Originally Posted by sheograth View Post
Did everyone on this forum die or something?
I think since the economy hit, most forums have gone stale.

Although 1/5 has not come up with anything "new"for a while. LOSI released the same truck but w the stupid sensor deal, avc or whatever is called.

That truck looks super heavy.
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37lbs with no motor (with around 42lb) so not much heavier than a losi, on the video at DDM it looks to handle as good as the losi too which seems to be the benchmark these days
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Yeah it seems very good for the price. I think I might get one, I too have lots of engines sitting around. I have nice race ported ESP 30.5cc that barely's been used.

To tell you the truth I haven't been doing much with RC for a while though. I still follow new developments but don't spend nearly as much time actually driving or flying anymore.
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Admittedly, I can't get out and drive my 5th scales every day or even every week like I do most of my other cars but they definitely do not sit around gathering dust. Overspray maybe, but not dust. Now that it's warming up, I'll run them at least every other weekend.

Hey, I've got engines sitting around too. None worth putting into this beast though.
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looks like these guys did it first


http://www.fidracing.com/pro/showpro...?lang=en&id=87
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYmCf6Udr9U
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Its key to hear the video with the engine sound, that will tell you if its heavy or not. If not mistaken, the video does not specify which engine it has.

Maybe another video side by side against a Losi 5ive with same mill, this way compare power to weight ratio and handling, stock vs. stock trim.

This is a kit/roller?

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I believe the engine is a 29cc.
FID comes as roller or complete
Kraken will come with engine or no engine but with servos

parts for FID may be hard to get, largescale rc are the US dealer but don't see it on their website and kraken will be available at ddm
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1/5th scale has gone stale, Losi and HPI with same old concept. And this company releases something too extravagant. The video does not convince me.
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It's not really that extravagant, for 1/5 scale I would consider anything under $2000 less than extravagant.
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FYI - the FID truck is available now. But direct from them for less that $1400USD shipped. Who's biting the bullet???
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Hey, how many 5th scale cars do you have? You sound like an expert, hehehe ;-)
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There aren't that many videos out there on either one of those trucks...I can wait to see how they pan out. I miss my Hurrax, heheheh
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Man, I'm just trolling ...I've had my share of 5th scale RC...it's just nice to see something new instead of rehashed Bajas or FG's...
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Seriously. And what's up with the half million "projects" that come out of Eastern Europe but never materialize?
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I think a large part of the problem is that there's just not near as large of a 1/5 scale market as there is for smaller, more affordable scales like 1/10. The 1/10 market is exponentially larger than 1/5, and obviously manufactures know that, so each one has kind of found their own niche and stuck to it. It's hard not to let things go stagnate when you've pretty much got all areas covered and there's not really in money to be made in competing models.
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Its pretty nice! I wonder how heavy? It has some chunky partys :P

I know why there isn't many people on this forum.....I will PM you.
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Naa... Ill pass... yep yep

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