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Old 01-05-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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hi there!
im sure you will find others nearby. i have a beetle and a m/truck as well. you dont show where your located as far as bashing goes!! im not sure why most dont list there area's? the i/5 cars and trucks are the greatest and most fun. but as resposible owners we must remember when running in parks and school yards and other public places as joe selwa these are not toys they are machines!! i can almost plough my garden with both my fg's. so care must be taken where and how we conduct ourselves. they can tear up grass and create havock along with haveing a noise factor. PLEASE don't take what im saying the wrong way. im hopeing you will get alot of feedback on this post and want all users to be aware of where they are running and WHO may be watching. we sort of can make our own rules at this point! it will stay that way if we remain resposible fg owners.
thanks jim ps. this was my response to a new owner. fg's are growing in popularity and with out a lot of track around! i felt we should be more aware.
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:12 AM   #2
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All good points Jim. When you have such a heavy machine going those speeds you can cause a lot of damage. One guy on RCU saw a dog get killed by one. (accidently but scarry!!!)

With the new HPI coming out care must be taken. I think more people will get into the large scale when these come out. If you become a new operator of such scales make sure you stay away from areas where kids/ animals play until you get use to it. With the weight and speed these get up to the brakes do not work the same as nitros. You will need more room to stop!!
For example my FG is up to 31lbs (for winter driving) and my brakes work well BUT they cost me $500 for the set of 4!! Yes just the brakes!!

We all have to be responsible and the last thing I would like to see is having to get insurance on these scale because they get labeled as dangerous.

After being in large scale for over a year now (thanks to Flyingblind) I have had the most fun out of all the years of rc'ing with nitro and electric!! (20years!!!)

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