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Danger Ranger Drag Truck

Danger Ranger Drag Truck

The Artin Toys body that Adam’s Danger Ranger is based on is getting pretty hard to find in nice condition, and when he finally scored a good one he originally planned on making it into an off-road truck. But he received this roughly 1:6-scale body from a friend right around the time that Pro-Line’s Pomona wheels and Hoosier tires came out and they fit together so perfectly that he changed that plan and went for a drag truck instead. To get the right length and stance he went with a homebrew chassis that was built from a Vaterra Twin Hammers front tub and Axial SCX10 rear frame rails. He kept the front and rear suspensions from those trucks as well, narrowing the SCX10 rear axle by ¼-inch to help the tires fit in the wheel wells, and he removed the axles and diff from the Twin Hammers front end.

BASED ON A CUSTOM VATERRA/AXIAL HYBRID

BUILD HIGHLIGHTS
• Chassis: Vaterra Twin Hammers front/Axial SCX10 rear
• Body: Artin Toys Ford Ranger (approx. 1/6-scale)
• Electric Motor: Castle Brushless SCT System
• Speed Control: Castle Sidewinder 3 (SCT System)
• Battery: Gens Ace Nano Tech 3s 2200mah
• Wheels and Tires: Pro-Line Pomona Drag Racing Wheels wrapped with Proline Hoosier Drag Slicks
• Shocks: Vaterra Twin Hammers stock aluminum shocks
• Axles: Twin Hammers front end with the axles and diff removed; Axial SCX10 rear axle with hardened overdrive gears
• Paint: Plasti Dip Plum Crazy aerosol paint with Dip Coat from Dip Your Car for added toughness
• Scale Accessories: parachute from The Scale King
• Light System: Generic LED light system (from Amazon)installed in existing buckets
• Radio System: FlySky GT3C (“hacked” by RC Addict for added functionality)

Adam VanOrd « Warren, PA

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Updated: February 3, 2021 — 10:28 AM

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