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Submitted By
Andrew Natale
Pottstown , Pennsylvania , United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Min-E-Maxx
Vehicle Class Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Other
Chassis Model Custom Made
Other Chassis Brand and Model Fully custom designed and 3d Printed chassis
Body Brand Pro-Line
Body Model 1/16 Raptor
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Traxxas velineon brushless motor
Speed Control Brand and Model Castle Creations Sidewinder 3, with added fan
Battery Brand and Model Dual Venom 2s 2000mah 30c lipo batteries
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Proline desperado wheels and Big Joe II tires
Shocks Brand and Model Traxxas GTR shocks originally for the Latrax Teton
Axles Brand and Model Traxxas metal axles
Paint Brand and Model Duratrax gunmetal grey, black, and pearl green
Graphics Brand and Model No decals used except for the stock decals that come with the body. Everything else is painted
Scale Accessories Brand and Model N/A
Light System Brand and Model N/A
Radio System Brand and Model Traxxas TQi
Sound System Brand and Model N/A
Other Options Brand and Model Hot Racing- adjustable tie rods, hubs, and servo saver.

Savox sw-1250mg servo

Further Description/Back Story I started to develop this truck about 6 years ago. I always wanted to have a 1/16 scale Mini E-Maxx but traxxas never released one. So I decided to build one myself. I had created a couple versions but always hoped to one day be able to design one properly on my computer and be able to 3d print it. About 4 months ago i decided I was going to finish my project and do it the way I always wanted to. So after hundreds of hours of development, designing the parts, printing the parts, testing them and then repeating the process over and over again. I was able to create the vehicle I had in my head from the start.

The Chassis, upper and lower, front and rear arms, bumper supports, shock towers, reciever cover, front, rear, and center skid are all 3d printed either using a Carbon Fiber infused nylon (NylonX) or a nylon material. The center chassis braces are made of aluminum that i hand cut and then filed to size and shape, and then polished.

I used the stock front and rear diffs, trans, and front and rear bumpers from a traxxas 1/16 summit. The body mounts are from a latrax teton and the shocks are the GTR shocks also for the latrax teton.

Mixed in some aftermarket upgrade parts and this is my creation. And I am very happy with it.

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