Robby Gordon has been reading RC Car Action since he was a kid and received his first real RC vehicle, a Kyosho electric USA-1. The Jesse James-inspired ’54 Chevy Bel Air Kustom you see here is a long way from that classic Kyosho, but it does have a little monster truck DNA. Robby borrowed the transmission, diffs, bulkheads and shocks from an Associated Monster GT, and hand-made the rest, cutting and bending sheetmetal to give him the appropriate wheelbase, track and stance for the rat-rod Chevy. A pair of Power HD metal-gear servos handle steering and throttle, controlled by a Flysky GT-3B radio. For power Robby uses a 21cc gas motor. That torque is put to good use; the 4-wheel-drive system is tasked with moving the Chevy’s 28 pounds on a set of Pro-Line Moab tires.
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