Frankenwagon

Frankenwagon

Pablo undertook this impressive project specifically to challenge himself and his building skills. Building on a Team Associated Element Enduro builder’s kit chassis, Pablo named it the “Frankenwagon” because its 1966 Chevy II Nova wagon body was 3D-printed in pieces and then “stitched” together like that famous monster. Having done a printed body in sections once before for his son, he knew such designs could be fragile so he decided to design an exo-cage to protect and reinforce it. But he wanted to preserve access to the chassis for battery changes or minor maintenance without having to disassemble the cage so he came up with a novel approach. He created a hinge system at the front bumper and retained the rear of the cage with a super-strong 40lb magnet! This allows the cage to swing clear of the body without having to disassemble anything. To handle the weight of the printed body and cage he swapped in a set of high-rate springs from the Element independent front suspension (IFS) kit to use with his stock axles. It worked perfectly and the rig now handles rocks and trails like a champ.

Build Highlights

– Chassis: Element Enduro Builders Kit
– Body: Custom 1966 Nova II Wagon—3D Printed on a Creality Ender 3 Pro with Hatchbox PLA
– Motor: Holmes Hobbies 8T 550 Crawlmaster Sport
– Speed Control: Hobbywing 1080 ESC
– Battery: Ovonic 3s Lipo
– Wheels and Tires: Spec RC SW19-01 wheels with Team Ottsix KLR/M 1.9×4.75
– Shocks and axles: Stock Element Enduro Builders Kit
– Paint: Krylon Ultra Flat Camo Olive
– Scale Accessories Custom Frankenstein from the old rc graveyard!
– Light System: Homemade LED kit
– Radio System: Flysky GT5
– Other Accessories:
• Reef’s RC 422HD V2 Servo winch kit
• Vanquish brass hub extensions
• Locked Up RC hardware
• Motorworx RC rings
• Redcat Racing Gen8 Axe dash
• Custom made bench seat with serape blanket digital print
• Scale Metal Supplies tabs and goodies

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Frankenwagon

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Frankenwagon

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Frankenwagon

PABLO GUERRERO « MONROE, WA

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