Monster Energy CR12 Custom Build

Monster Energy CR12 Custom Build

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Submitted By
David Palacios
Upland, Califoria, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Monster Energy CR12 Custom Build
Vehicle Class Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand Team Associated
Chassis Model CR12
Body Brand Axial
Body Model Yeti Jr
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Reedy Power CR380 Brushed motor
Speed Control Brand and Model Reedy Power SC400
Battery Brand and Model Reedy Power WolfPack 7.4v LiPO
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Element RC 1.55 Trigon wheels in black with custom aluminum beadlock rings. Element General Grabber A/TX1.55 tires.
Shocks Brand and Model Factory Team CR12 aluminum shocks
Axles Brand and Model Team Associated CR12
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya white and black.
Graphics Brand and Model Custom printed Monster energy decal sheet.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model 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 Brand and Model Custom wired light bar LED's in green and Team Associated rock lights
Radio System Brand and Model Stock XP120 radio system with Reedy RT1408 low profile Hi-torque servo.
Other Options Brand and Model Replaced all gears with GPM metal gears for the Thunder Tiger Kaiser which is basically a Team Associated CR12 since Thunder Tiger is the parent company of Team Associated.
Further Description/Back Story I had a CR12 chassis sitting in my hobby room with no body, wheels, tires or electronics. I also had a Yeti Jr body collecting dust. I was looking for a new project and came across the two and they just naturally fit. The CR12 wheel base was perfect but the chassis rails were too long. So, I needed to chop the rear rails just behind the shock towers and chop most of the front as well. I relocated the steering servo back to where the shock towers were and had to relocate 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 changing the batter easy. The whole build process can be seen on my Instagram @MyBuildProjects

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