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Aug 11, 2017, 06:33 AM
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Mini-Review

FIJON FJ918 1/8 Carbon Fiber Competition Motorcycle Frame review


I recently got offered by BangGood to review this 1/8 bike.
It is the first time with a bike and I a actually have no idea what's waiting for me. Any inputs, suggestions are welcome, but I guess I will know when I have it on hand.

Actual pictures will come when I receive the kit.
From experience with BG, untracked and standard shipping takes 2-3months to come. You will have to be really patient now, or I do.

Here are some info about it.

Descirption:
FIJON FJ918 is a professional competition 1/8 carbon fiber motorcycle frame Upgrade with a transparent housing. The POM rims make it much easier to glue the tyre on the FJ918.

The FJ918 comes in unassembled kit form and requires assembly. The instruction manual provides detailed step-by-step CAD drawings. Requires intermediate level modeller skill to complete.

Features:
Competition grade carbon fiber and alloy chassis
High quality design, materials, and manufacturing
Front brake (micro servo included)
Hydraulic forks
Transparent shell
Roller crash bars
Steering damper
Composite spokes
Belt drive with tensioner
Detailed instruction manual

Specs:
Scale: 1/8
Version: Kit
Chassis Length: 280mm
Chassis Height: 135mm
Chassis Fix Width: 75mm
Total Gear Ratio: 7.5
Middle Gear Ratio: 3 (30/10)
rear Gear Ratio: 2.5(35/14)
Net Weight (kg):2

Required to complete:
Assembly of the kit
Tires
Steering servo
Radio equipment
Motor and ESC
7.4V LiPo Battery


Package included:
1x Motorcycle Frame

https://banggood.app.link/kLQnxhYrwF
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Alright, I've liked that up, and seems this is either a copy or a rebrand of the Dean Tech GT918.

As seen here:
http://2wheelhobbies.com/product_inf...oducts_id=2094,
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Aug 11, 2017, 06:34 AM
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Alright so my build is going to start here. So is the start of my motorcycle journey. This is the first time I will ever touch an RC motorcycle.

8/15/2017:
I received my package. Here it is the box view, everything inside is well packed but still manage to crush the body.



This is a little bit hard to see, but it is mangled. Will have to live with it.


8/22/2017:
I spent some time over the weekend to assemble the kit.
I love how bags are properly numbered and so are the bags inside the.. bag.



First step is bolting the carbon ring on the wheel.



And the brake disc look amazing


Brake assembly. How cute!



The rest of the pictures are pretty self explanatory





The alloy parts fit right, but slide right in when put together


This is the motor mount, and holds everything in the rear together




Assembling this first was a mistake.

So, took it apart and install all the body mounts first

Then attaching the 2 halves together

This is where the front and rear get together


Installing the shock was a pain

And attaching the rear to the "chassis" at the pivot just like the real thing

Previous pic may be attached to the wrong place. This how it should look like

Almost done!


The last few steps include installing the brake line


It seems to be way too long


Nothing a cutter can't do.




I'm not too sure how this steering damper works. Seems really light to me. But I should know when I get it working.


As for the electronics, I have these servos that fit right in the hole.



Sorry, I don't have a better picture, but the hole for the brake servo is a little too rounded to fit the servo. So I filed it down a little to square it and in it slid.


Here are the servo horns installed my



Luckily, I have this 2845 3900kV motor I purchased for my MERV, but I haven't got to convert it to brushless, but it fits right in, so I'll use it for the bike!


I wonder if it might be too long?
Last edited by IllusionX; Aug 22, 2017 at 07:53 PM.
Aug 12, 2017, 02:41 PM
DLAWW
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Yeah both the 1/8th and the 1/5th are either knock-offs of the Dean tech bikes or Dean tech cut a deal to re-brand and allow the sale of these bikes. I can say with experience about the 1/5th at this point the Dean Tech can be a formidable bike to race against. Like any other bike it takes some working with the bike to get it to race level competition. Larry in our group beat us with the Dean tech many a race last year.
Aug 13, 2017, 09:18 PM
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Thank you for your attention, GT913 GT918 D9 are FIJON designers design, so the quality is the same, my company is now working with the network is to think more people to better prices to enter the RC.

We will always improve the upgrade, design new products
Aug 15, 2017, 04:25 PM
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Alright so my build is going to start here. So is the start of my motorcycle journey. This is the first time I will ever touch an RC motorcycle.

Thanks to Well for giving me the chance to review this. From experience, I had to wait quite some time to receive goods from BG using standard shipping. This was shipped via DHL for blazing fast transit time! Thanks again BG!

I received my package. Here it is the box view, everything inside is well packed but still manage to crush the body.



This is a little bit hard to see, but it is mangled. Will have to live with it.
Aug 15, 2017, 07:11 PM
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Aug 20, 2017, 08:48 AM
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Will these tires do for this bike?

The kit doesn't come with any tires.
Aug 20, 2017, 12:47 PM
DLAWW
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Yes should be, GRP's are very good tires you have to glue them on accurately though!.
Aug 20, 2017, 12:54 PM
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Expensive for 2 tires though lol

These will be good for a carpet track?
Aug 21, 2017, 01:57 PM
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Never been in a carpet track, maybe someone else can give advise on that. Certainly for use on concrete surface blacktop.
Aug 21, 2017, 04:42 PM
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You want to try foam tires for carpets...look at the BP8 thread theres a bit of that in there. Bastelpeter has also posted vids.
Aug 22, 2017, 01:12 AM
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The GRPs are available in M3 or R2 compounds. For carpet I'd try the R2, but for best traction you have to get foam tires.
I'm not sure if the GRPs will fit the rims you have. I think this bike was designed for the ZH-Racing tires, since the GRPs were not available back then.

If you have never driven a bike yet, an indoor track is definitely the wrong place to learn it!
Find yourself a nice big parking lot, and start with wide Ovals.
Aug 22, 2017, 07:57 PM
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The lokg awaited assembly timeline. Ok I'll t wasn't that long ago lol

I spent some time over the weekend to assemble the kit.

I love how bags are properly numbered and so are the bags inside the.. bag.



First step is bolting the carbon ring on the wheel.



And the brake disc look amazing


Brake assembly. How cute!



The rest of the pictures are pretty self explanatory





The alloy parts fit right, but slide right in when put together


This is the motor mount, and holds everything in the rear together




Assembling this first was a mistake.

So, took it apart and install all the body mounts first

Then attaching the 2 halves together

This is where the front and rear get together


Installing the shock was a pain

And attaching the rear to the "chassis" at the pivot just like the real thing

Previous pic may be attached to the wrong place. This how it should look like

Almost done!


The last few steps include installing the brake line


It seems to be way too long


Nothing a cutter can't do.




I'm not too sure how this steering damper works. Seems really light to me. But I should know when I get it working.


As for the electronics, I have these servos that fit right in the hole.



Sorry, I don't have a better picture, but the hole for the brake servo is a little too rounded to fit the servo. So I filed it down a little to square it and in it slid.


Here are the servo horns installed my



Luckily, I have this 2845 3900kV motor I purchased for my MERV, but I haven't got to convert it to brushless, but it fits right in, so I'll use it for the bike!


I wonder if it might be too long?


Next, order tires! Oh yeah, I skipped over the ESC, but I have that. I'll show you guys later!
Aug 23, 2017, 01:39 AM
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Seems that they took the BP8 Bike for inspiration

Looking good so far, but I'm not so sure it was a good idea to shorten the brake line. If it pulls the forks to one side while braking, you'll never be able to run it.
It might be a good idea to remove the front brake for the first few batteries, and add it once it works fine without it.
Aug 28, 2017, 01:51 PM
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Be nice to see some tires on it


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