Big Bertha

Big Bertha

“Big Bertha” is the extensively modded Traxxas TRX4 Bronco built by Jordan “Buck” Valenzuela
of Buck’s Unique Customs. To get the look he chopped the shell and resurfaced it with a rust and chip effect. The most distinctive feature – and the one that gave Bertha her name – is probably the addition of Pro-Line Racing’s 1.9 Dually Wheels with dual-stage foams and Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL tires. The interior is upgraded with a ton of detail, starting with a Pro-Line classic interior which Buck augmented with a lot of custom touches. For power he chose Hobbywing 1080 ESC managing a Tekin Heavy Duty 35T brushed motor. He tells us Bertha is a beast on the rocks, and she also brought home the Show ‘n’ Shine award at High Desert Crawlers Poker Run.

Build Highlights

– Chassis: Traxxas TRX4
– Body: Traxxas 1979 Ford Bronco (8010x), with roof chopped
– Motor: Tekin “Heavy Duty” T-Series 35T brushed motor
– Speed Control: Hobbywing QuicRun Waterproof 1080 Brushed Crawling ESC
– Battery: HOOVO 3S 11.1V 3200mAh 50C RC Lipo
– Wheels and Tires: Pro-Line Racing Carbine 1.9″ Black Plastic Internal Bead-Loc Dually Wheels
with Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper XL 1.9 Rock Crawler Tires
– Shocks: Pro-Line Racing PowerStroke 90mm scale shocks
– Axles: Stock Traxxas TRX4 portal axles
– Paint: Krylon Yellow spray paint; Rust-Oleum Brown Rusty Metal Primer spray paint for rust/chip effects
– Light System: Pro-Line Racing 5″ Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (curved) and 2″ Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (straight); VCRC Crawlers super bright LED headlights
– Radio System: Stock Traxxas radio and receiver with a Hitec steering servo
– Scale Accessories:
• Custom made floor mats, floor shifter, and cargo bungee net
• Pro-Line Racing scale ice chest, roof rack, recovery strap and bag, Modular Fuel Packs, and scale maps

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Big Bertha

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Big Bertha

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Big Bertha
Jordan “Buck” Valenzuela « Victorville, CA

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