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Old 03-16-2008, 12:54 PM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

Um, I've been into large scale for a year now, and in RC for 20 years. I think that qualifies me to be able to inform noobs on the basics of large scale. Time flies huh?

I'm a VERY fast learner, and when I get into something I invest ALL my time in it. I'd be the first to say I'm no expert, YET, but I'm certainly getting there. All of this is info is from my own experience and written by my own hand, no other sources. By the way, louie, it was a quiet day at work.
Old 03-24-2008, 07:11 PM
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All very informative, keep up the great work foxy. It is a addictive little hobby we all have for sure. Never stop learning something.
Old 03-24-2008, 09:20 PM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

out of curiosity, what amsoil blend are people using?

I assume Saber since its best suited for these engines.
Old 03-26-2008, 06:10 AM
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Anybody using a leaner ratio than 25:1 is using special synthetics usually, the manual and common sense says that for maximum engine life, use a ratio of 25:1.
Old 03-26-2008, 09:38 AM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

i have been reading where people are running 32:1 with good results, but i haven't tried it yet.
Old 03-27-2008, 10:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: Foxy

Anybody using a leaner ratio than 25:1 is using special synthetics usually, the manual and common sense says that for maximum engine life, use a ratio of 25:1.

Amsoil has several blends... and they have 2 cycle oils for different style engines. Each individual one performs best with that particular type of question... That is what I'm asking... what amsoil blend are people using?

Saber, HP Injector, Dominator?
Old 03-28-2008, 02:53 AM
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Ah, I see, sorry for the confusion. I have no personal experience of Amsoil, I don't think it's sold in Greece.
Old 03-28-2008, 03:38 PM
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Yeah its made in Wisconsin here in the states. I was curious to ask how it'd get to Greece

I absolutely love amsoil, its all I use in my 2 strokes.

They say it can go 100:1, its what I've ran my snowmobiles and dirtbikes at. I'll have to give it a shot.
Old 04-16-2008, 12:35 PM
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I run about 50:1 with Belray full synthetic!!!!!!!!!!!! ......no issues so far[]
Old 05-15-2008, 12:14 AM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

FOXY...you got all the answers but you don't have the right question for me. I'm trying to find out the width and length of a MDC Baja 1000 body for a custom build I'm doing. Got any idea?
Old 05-15-2008, 02:19 AM
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Sorry bud, I don't. Feel free to make a new thread about it (I assume you mean the Asgard trophy truck body), as not many people will look at this FAQ, if they've already seen it. It's not the best place to ask questions relating to specific models. I'm sure someone on the forum will know, or be able to measure for you.
Old 06-08-2008, 01:56 AM
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HI

Let me intro my self, my name is Shaik from Penang Malaysia, recently I bought 1 Ford Monster truck 1/5 scale. Current I facing quite no. of problem as below

1. Earlier I facing diffuclity to start my car, and try to tune the L and H tuning as per your attach factory setting. Later I able to start the engine but it won't last long, it will stop its self after a while.
2. The I try to tune more higher on L and H tuning it able to stand for 1-2 min but once I start to play it will STOP its self again. After that I unable to start the engine, may be I able to start the engine after 3 hours.

There is no technical support in Malaysia and no one using this kind of scale car in my island (Penang, Malaysia)

My car Description

Length: 700mm
Heigth: 350mm
Width: 530mm
Engine: 23cc DZY23SC
Remote: 2-channel (Futaba-OEM)
Distance (front and rear wheel): 480mm
Tire Size: 190mm
Fuel Type: Gasoline/2 troke lubricant oil 25:1
Top Speed: 80km/hour

You may see the units at this page :
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-5-Scale-Gas-RC...QQcmdZViewItem

I really need your help since I bought this car I didn't play more than 2 minutes.

I hope you may help me as well. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-08-2008, 10:28 PM
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nice job foxy you responded to a lot of questions a person would ask .carry on sending info .
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

any more info on your new truck you were doing the review on man?

that looks fair cool,how is the 4x4 holding up or have you done any more checking/testing?
Old 05-24-2009, 01:46 AM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!


ORIGINAL: Kemo

out of curiosity, what amsoil blend are people using?

I assume Saber since its best suited for these engines.

I use Amsoil Saber at 25:1
Best Amsoil blend for these motors
Old 05-07-2012, 05:10 PM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

Thanks for this FAQ. Saved me some quetions. I should have my Rampage MT by the end of the week.
Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 AM
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Hello
very nice guide Foxy
how you clean your buggy my car very dirty after i run ? see picture
thanks
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:09 AM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

Great thread very nice info here. I run 32:1 with kal gard full synthetic for 2 years no problems.
Old 09-27-2012, 11:03 AM
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:55 AM
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Default RE: Large scale FAQs. New to large scale!? Read this first!!

Hi, I want to buy a 1/5th scale RC but can't find the market place for these giants. Is there even any? I kinda want to buy a used one and I wan to make a WTB threat. Can someone here link me to the WTB threat.

Sorry I'm on my cell phone and everything on the screen is tiny. I know I'm probably passing it but can't seem to find it. Thank you

UPDATE: Found it! SMH
Old 07-15-2013, 12:26 PM
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Hello
this forums are update??
Old 07-15-2013, 08:48 PM
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What do you mean? This particular thread hasn't been updated for a while.
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Hello
What is the reason to engine to start very hard (2 years the car)?
Old 07-19-2013, 12:42 PM
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