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Old 10-13-2003, 01:19 PM
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Default 1/6 scale buggies

Where in the US can you buy these things? I am currently in the Uk and they race these things everywhere. They have chainsaw motors in them. Not as durable as a 1/8 scale but are a lot of fun.....
Old 10-13-2003, 02:36 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 scale buggies

http://www.fg-america.com/site/lv1/p...ines.htm#buggy
Old 10-14-2003, 10:08 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 scale buggies

This may not be in the US but you can be sure to get a great price and excellent customer service here---> http://www.netshop.nl/shop/rc/

I'm not sure what you mean by them not being as durable as 1/8 scale buggys because i absolutely beat the hell out of mine and havent broken anything except for a servo....which was my fault because i cheaped out on a plastic gear servo.
Sure you can probably crash a 1/8 scale buggy more times without anything breaking BUT the reason for that is that they are BIG, HEAVY AND POWERFUL. The power is very different than the power you get on a nitro car because the zenoah motors that come in them have alot of torque and dont really need to be reving all of the time.
IMHO the FG Marder is the best bang for the buck of all of the buggys. They are cheap (compared to others), parts are widely available (relatively), and they have a huge aftermarket following. You can change just about anything on them to aluminum alloy parts, and add big power to an overly powerful engine to begin with.
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Default RE: 1/6 scale buggies

I saw the FG 1/6 buggies at the convention and man I wish I had the money for those things. drevil do you have any pics or video of your buggy in action or just pics of it in general?
Old 10-15-2003, 04:44 AM
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Default RE: 1/6 scale buggies

In reality they aren't that expensive compared to other r/c's. People just tend to get scared away at their initial price. Take a look at the current prices for 1/8 scale buggys. Some of them are $500-700 This 1/6 scale buggy was slightly over $700 with shipping from holland. Then you obviously have to get a radio, 1/4 scale servo (metal gear), and a fail safe is highly recommended. You "save" alot of money by not having to buy glow plugs, and a starter box.
Besides that these cars run almost all of the time without any starting, or tuning problems unlike most nitro cars. Which to me is worth anything extra this car costs over any other r/c.
I'm going to try to get a few more pics and vids but heres what i got for now. Enjoy!
Here ya go....

Here's what it looked like when i first bought it


Yet another


Next to a 1/10 scale Nitro RS4


Next to a 1/10 scale Tamiya Bruiser


Body off w/K&N filter


After a muddy run.... In this pic it doenst have a wing because the wing cracking into about 1000 pieces when i flipped it at top speed...LOL



VIDEOS: These are a few quick low quality videos that were taken with a mavica still camera with video option. (.mpg files)

Marder idling
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-001V.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-001V.mpg[/link]

Taking off
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-003V.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-003V.mpg[/link]

High speed run
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-005V2.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-005V2.mpg[/link]

Small jump
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-006V2.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-006V2.mpg[/link]

Another Marder video
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-002V.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-002V.mpg[/link]

Yet another...
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-005V.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-005V.mpg[/link]

And another...
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-007V.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-007V.mpg[/link]

One more...
[link=http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-004V2.mpg]http://www.rcpics.net/media/MVC-004V2.mpg[/link]
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Default RE: 1/6 scale buggies

Hi Mike and others,

This is the newest buggy from Europe...The Attack. It's simulair to the marder but it has more options.

This Buggy car is based on the succes of the Marder and has a few extra tuning parts. The front wishbones are adjustable, the oil-filled alloy shockabsorbers now are adjustable, the tires are allready glued and the body is painted. Also a gearwheel protection is mounted. This car is powered by the Zenoah 2001 23cc motor. Out of the box, this car is capable of reaching nearly 50mph. With a full tank of gas filling 0.7 liters, run times are approximately 45 minutes. To make the Attack complete you'll need; 1 strong steering servo (Multiplex Jumbo Digi or Hi-tec 5735MG), one throttle servo at least 8KG, one receiver battery 6V(1800-3300Mah) and a FM Remote control (f.e. the Graupner XR-6FM orXS-6FM). Very important is to replace the standard air filter for a K&N filter(FG 6442) and adapter ring (FG 6451.1). All FG and Krikke Racing parts can be used on this Attack.

The price for this beauty: $769,-

http://www.netshop.nl/shop/rc/index.html

Cheers,
Ron
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Old 10-15-2003, 06:16 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 scale buggies

I just got off the telephone with FG VS Modelsport to confirm something I heard about FG America. I was informed that FG VS Modelsport is now the exclusive USA distributor for FG's 1:5 Scale. They are currently out of print catalogs but will email. If anyone is interested:

http://www.vsmodelsport.com
818-888-9050

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