RC To Do/Wish List

Mar 02, 2011 5 Comments by

I have one of those jobs that’s fast paced (epic understatement) with constantly changing priorities. In an attempt to preserve some of my sanity, I rely on To Do Lists. Every To Do List I have is a work in progress–new items often get added faster than I can check the older ones off. This constant use of these lists got me to thinking about my other RC To Do Lists. This one has to do with projects and that makes it more of a wish list. Below are some of the projects on my RC To Do List. What are some of wish list/to do list projects:

TTC-type Truck.This will be a scale build built for a crazy variety of terrain, challenges and obstacles. It will 100% waterproof and built like a tank. I see it having a Summit 2-speed and maybe brushless powered. I can see this one rolling on 2.2′s.

Electric 1/8-scale On-road Car. The idea of combining the speed of LiPo and brushless power with the handling of an 1/8-scale on-road car just gets me drooling. Serpent has one and I believe a few other companies do as well. I think it’s time Senior Editor Kevin Hetmanski and I had a nitro vs. electric war–this time on pavement.

Scale Replica of My Full-size Jeep Cherokee. Thanks to Pro-Line Cherokee body, this project has already been started. I need to decide on a chassis. I want leaf springs out back for realism. I might convert my old TCS X-Trail.

Kyosho Blizzard. This is simple. I just have to have a Blizzard with a plow on it.

Old School Monster Truck.I want to build a solid axle monster truck. My son and I love full-size monster trucks and I think we’re going to see this segment come back in RC in a big way. My project will be a mix of old school and new school. Unlike most RC monster trucks, it will have solid axles as mentioned, but I see it being brushless powered with LiPo providing the juice.

Bass Boat.I have an AquaCraft bass boat that I plan to detail out and build a realistic trailer for. This will go awesome with the redneck pickup I also plan to build.

Redneck Pickup.I have the body, I have the chassis, I just have to start building. This truck will have all the real details: mud splashed on the side, hanging exhaust, mismatched paint, rust, beer cans in back, etc.

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About Matt:I think it’s safe to say I’ve done a little bit of everything in RC. That said, I predominately race off-road and my current passion is short course. One of my all-time favorite classes is oval carpet racing. Besides racing, I can often be found working on one of my many never-complete projects, and it seems I have an ever growing collection of rock crawlers—specifically scale crawlers. Matt’s 5 Hot Topics: Short course, Racing, Scale Builds, Crawling and the General RC Hobby

5 Responses to “RC To Do/Wish List”

  1. william mossor says:

    if you were going to build a scale ’79 ford pick up how would you do it ?

    • Matthew Higgins says:

      1979 Ford would be sweet. I had a ’77 F-150 and ’78 and ’79 Broncos. 1/10-scale is hard unless you want to go crazy and build from scratch out of styrene. Another–maybe more realistic–option is to get one of Losi’s new Micro scale crawlers which are designed to work with static plastic model bodies.

  2. Jason lewis says:

    I have 2 kyosho blizzards one is nitro the other is electric and the electric one does have a plow on it have the monster trucks building a tamiya cr-01 right now so there is my scaler just like you guys too many projects

  3. william mossor says:

    thank you for answering my question .

  4. John M McCown says:

    How about doing a how to on building the boat trailer?
    Thanks and God Bless Johnny333
    65++ and still ticking

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