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Just got an FG Monster Beetle!

Discussion in 'FG Monster Truck / Beetle' started by Gamefan, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Gamefan

    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    I was initially looking at getting a Losi 5b but went with the FG instead. Absolutely like the look of it! Will post pictures later today.

    What are the first things that need to be done before I run this? I know I need to order a kill switch and loctite.

    What else should I know/check for on this nice car?

    Thank you!
     
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    tuned pipes a must makes a whole lot of diffrence..and change the usual plastic gear for steel. oh and savox servo for the steering ...
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Marley76!

    Dumb question - I am getting loctite this weekend, but am I supposed to use it for everything that is flush with the chassis? Have not owned a 5th scale before and want to make sure everything stays out when running it.

    Thank you!
     
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    Hello Gamefan,
    use the Loctite on all screw with contact to metal, gears,wheel square, differential, alloy hubs/a-arm if you have. It will make no sense to it on metal/plastic parts.
    Wolle
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Wolle! Will do that this weekend. I assume I should use the blue version of loctite and not red?
     
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    Yup. Blue...not red.
    You might want to invest in a small butane torch. Use it to heat up and melt the loctite on screws that are being stubborn whem you try to take them off...but be careful...only use it on metal to metal. It WILL melt you plastics.
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Whoduh! I will buy a small heat gun as well.
     
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    game fan i agree with all the others m8..and the loctite is a must as theses beast can shake a screw loose or bolt.... good luck with it m8 and hopefully hear from you again on here...:)
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    Alrighty!! Just purchased the following items.

    Thread lock (2)
    Killer RC super Bee kill switch
    Toolset from DDM
    Extra bits from DDM

    Just waiting for it all to arrive.
     
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    Hello Gamefan,
    did you need a 3 channel radio for the kill switch?
    Wolle
     
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    sweet m8. the killer killswitch is a must but like wolle said 3 channel tx & rx is needed in order for the killswitch to work....
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    Good morning Wolle and Marley76,

    I checked the radio I received with the car and it states a two channel with an auxiliary channel. Would that work for the kill switch?

    Thank you!
     
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    MARLEY76 Well-Known Member

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    hi game fan dnt hold me on this but im sure you can ?..
     
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    let me know if im wrong lol...
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    I will test it out and let you know. I get everything on Wednesday.
     
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    I had one, tuff as nails,
     
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    ok gamefan hope it all works out for you
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone!

    I have a question about fuel. The manual states 33:1 but everywhere I am reading, it stated 25:1. Where is a good place to purchase premixed fuel for now? I really do not want to mix my own fuel at the moment.

    Thank you!
     
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    Gamefan Well-Known Member

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    Here is what she looks like!

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    pGwcvuQm.jpg
     
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    morning game fan. im not sure you can purchase premixed 2stroke . unless they do over in the states 25:1 is wot i do and i think 99% of guys on the forum do the same ..p.s nice bug you have:)