The guys over at TGN Distributing have come across some pretty sweet large scales on consignment and up on ebay. All three have been built with nothing to spare when it comes to hop-up, engines and appearance upgrades. Each one worth close to $5,000 or more for these amazing show cars.
The FG F1 Competition car is just a thing of beauty. FG has put all of their best into this kit and this one in particular is built with a discriminating tastes. Check it out HERE
The next up is a HPI Baja 5T. This puppy is loaded with all kinds of goodies. Yes the billet does way her down but the ESP motor will make up for any of that lost power. Check out this beauty HERE.
And last but definitely not least. This powerful HPI Baja 5SC with an OBR 50cc Twin Cylinder. They did not stop with just a TON of horsepower….there are lot of other upgrades here. Including billet from Turtle Racing, RPM arms all around and huge monster shocks. Take a look at this bad boy HERE.
Have you ever owned an FG? If you have then you have owned a part of large scale history. For me my first production large scale was the FG Monster Truck and that forever changed my thoughts on what R/C cars were all about. Till this day I do not think I have had more fun with an R/C then I did with my FG.
I have always wanted to see what the inside of the FG factory looked like and Chris at HemistormRC has given us a cool look inside and a personal interview with the creator/CEO of FG. Thank you Chris for your efforts on this tour and specifically with this episode.
Check out the interview imbedded below and follow along on his tour by checking out his channel HERE.
PULL START PRE-FILTERS FOR THE KILLER RC POWER STARTER FROM OUTERWEARS
Outerwears brings you a pre-filter specialy designed to fit on Killer RC Power Starter found in the HPI Baja and many other large scale r/c’s. The pre-filter will keep out most dust, dirt, debris, and even water from the flywheel area of your engine. The new Power Starter cover along with all other Outerwears parts is developed using Terra Flo technology giving you the perfect balance between air flow and debris deflection.
Craftwerks-RC shares killer footage from large scale sand drags
Check out this coverage from this past weekends Giant-RC Sand Drags. Where the boys brought out their toys and put the rubber to the sand. These 1/5 Large Scale Gas cars can sure haul! Looks like a couple Losi’s and a lot of HPI baja 5b’s and 5t’t and a few stretched chassis too!
It’s here! We shared a prototype back in October HERE and now you can order yours from TGN.
We are happy this is here. It looks to be a great product and we believe this will make a lot of people very happy. Similar to the idea of the rotor start we had years ago, this unit allows you to start your gas engine in your large scale R/C. Providing you have the room to run a drill or angle driver to the starter area. More details below:
Our goal with the Power Starter was to make a power assisted engine starter that’s simple, reliable, and affordable. The main improvement here, over other starters, is that the one way bearing is in the driver on the drill. Once the engine is running, the one way bearing is done doing its job. So the bearing is not constantly spinning with the flywheel, adding drag, getting dirty, and eventually burning up, like what sometimes happens with other starters. The Power Starter also weighs less than a stock rope pull starter.
We sell the Power Starter in 3 different kits. Without Driver, with 1 driver, and with 2 drivers. The driver part that fits in the drill is made by Troy-Bilt, and is available at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores or online here. This driver is what makes the whole kit affordable. If we are out of stock of the kits with the driver, then you can get your own drivers online, or at your local Lowe’s, in the weedeater parts aisle. It is also sold at Lowe’s under another brand name – Arnold. Remove the red ring on the driver before use.
You will need an 18v, or higher, drill to start the engine. Your drill needs to have a 3/8″ chuck and be able to spin at 1200 RPM, or higher. The faster, the better. DO NOT use an impact drill.
OBR shares their take on engine break in and tuning.
Check this great video from the guys at OBR. They share their take on gas 2-stroke engine break in and tuning. This applies for break in and tuning for all Losi 5IVE-T, HPI Baja, MCD, King Motor or whatever. CY or Zenoah engines etc.
Over the years, we’ve received a lot of questions from customers about the best way to break in their engines. Breaking in an engine is a critical part of extending the life of your motor and preventing damage to it.
In this latest video, OBR’s Dan Silagy walks you through the process of how to correctly break in and tune an engine to avoid damaging or seizing it. Dan also describes the different types of carburetors found in most fifth-scale cars, and the differences between them.
Win $500 of TGN’s money by uploading a video of your Pipe!
TGN gives you a simple example of how a video can be done showing off your LunaTik Rabid pipe on your Losi 5IVE-T. TGN used an iPhone to film the clips and edited it right on the phone with iMovie. Simple…
You only have a few more weeks to get out your Losi and make that video. $500 is TGN cash is up for grabs. GET ALL THE INFO HERE!
Two lucky winners will also win $100 in TGN cash just by liking and sharing our posts on FaceBook. 10 more winners will get a free TGN shirt for sharing our posts on FB. Simple right?!
TGN and Lunatik have teamed up to giveaway $500 in gift certificates for the TGN website. You can win two ways, share and like the Lunatik giveaway post on TGN & LSN facebook or to WIN BIG you can share your youtube video on our facebook of you running and showing off your Losi 5IVE-T Lunatik Rabid pipe. It’s simple…get out that phone and start shooting! Don’t have a Losi Rabid pipe? Buy one at a one time super low price at the link below and you could win more than the cost of your purchase!