Monster Energy CR12

Monster  Energy CR12

David tells us he was looking for a new project and came across a CR12 chassis sitting in his hobby room with no body, wheels, tires or electronics collecting dust, along with a Yeti Jr body. I he noted that the wheelbases were a perfect match but the CR12’s chassis rails were too long so he chopped the rear rails just behind the shock towers along with much of the front overhang as well. He relocated the steering servo back to where the shock towers were and relocated both front and rear towers further inboard to fit under the body. The steering servo also doubles as the front body mount with a pad of hook and loop. The rear of the body is hinged on the chassis rails to allow easy battery changes.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Monster  Energy CR12

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Monster  Energy CR12

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Monster  Energy CR12

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Based On A Team Associated CR12


– Chassis: Team Associated CR12
– Body and Pain: Axial Yeti Jr in Tamiya white and black
– Power System: Reedy Power CR380 Brushed motor and Power SC400 ESC
– Battery: Reedy Power WolfPack 7.4v LiPo
– Wheels and Tires: Element RC black 1.55 Trigon wheels with custom aluminum beadlock rings and Element RC General Grabber A/TX1.55 tires
– Shocks: Factory Team CR12 aluminum shocks
– Axles: Team Associated CR12
– Graphics: Custom printed Monster energy decal sheet.
– Scale Accessories:

  • Axial radiator with scratch built hoses and wires
  • Team Associated NTC3 receiver box converted to look like a fuel cell with scratch build details
  • Team Associated CR12 light bar and two hand painted 1/12 scale skull heads to replace the drivers helmets

– Light System: Custom-wired light bar with LEDs in green and Team Associated rock lights
– Radio System: Stock XP120 radio system with Reedy RT1408 low-profile high-torque servo
– Other Options:
• Replaced all gears with GPM metal gears for the Thunder Tiger Kaiser (a rebranded CR12)

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | Monster  Energy CR12

David palacios « Upland, CA

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