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Savage Pulling Power!

This week’s Reader’s Ride is the 2014 Brushless/Unlimited 1/8-scale pulling champ of the No Limit RC World Finals. Travis Mowery and his father built this custom Frankenstein which pulls over 200 pounds with ease. This creation started as an HPI Savage Flux but uses custom chassis plates and a custom motor mount. The steering stabilizers, rear [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments by
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Curt Poucket’s Miz-Bee-Havin

Curt’s Reader’s Ride build began with a Crawford Barbarian chassis that he had power coated black with yellow cross braces and links. He custom-built swaybars and finished them with the same yellow powder coating to match the links and braces. The axles are borrowed from an Axial Wraith and equipped with a STRC steering link. [...]

Oct 01, 2014 Comments by
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Billy Kara’s Tamiya Hornet Boat Thing

Billy Kara’s Reader’s Ride is an aquatic take on the classic Tamiya Hornet and comes to us by way of Melbourne, Australia. Steering vanes made of sheet plastic replace the front wheels to steer the craft, while zip-ties slap the water to propel it. Despite the 3300KV motor he installed, Billy tells us his highly unusual [...]

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Artie Fie’s Awesome Kong 2 Tamiya Clod Buster

Artie Fie is a fan of old school monster trucks and the Tamiya Clod Buster so he took his two passions and combined them to build a replica of the Awesome Kong 2 monster truck. It uses a stock Clod Buster chassis but the stock steering has been replaced with a Crawford Performance Enginneering 4WS [...]

Sep 16, 2014 Comments by
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James Knight’s Desert Patrol Vehicle

This awesome Desert Patrol Vehicle is based on Tamiya’s Fast Attack Vehicle and it’s the custom creation of James Knight. James used a combination of custom 3D printed parts that he designed and some off the shelf scale parts to make it happen. All of James’ custom 3D printed parts are available through Shapeways Knight [...]

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Dave Stellfox’s GMC Sierra-styled Tamiya Clod Buster

Sunbury PA’s Dave Stellfox doesn’t let cold weather get him down–he gets building! Over the past winter, Dave created this custom 1980 GMC Sierra Grande based on a custom Tamiya Clod Buster with an ESP Clodzilla 4 chassis and suspension kit installed. Grip comes from RC4WD B&H tires and the steering has been enhanced with [...]

Sep 04, 2014 Comments by
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Matthew Lane’s Axial SCX10 Farm Truck

This well-weathered workhorse of a Reader’s Ride comes to us from Matthew Lane. Like many scale builds, there’s a modified Axial SCX10 chassis beneath the bodywork. The frame rails have been chromed to make them stand out, and an aluminum 4-link suspension helps the hammered hauler get around in the woods. The body is the [...]

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Toy-Towing Ford 4X4: Anthony Santoianni’s Tamiya F-350 High-Lift

Here’s a scene we can definitely get into. Road trip to the trail in the F-350, do a little trail riding, a little RC crawling (see the tiny truck between the “big” truck’s wheels?), build a campfire… This Reader’s Ride comes from Anthony Santoianni of Montreal, Canada, and his Tamiya Ford F-350 High Lift is definitely looking [...]

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