RC Amigo’s Frankenwagon

RC Amigo’s Frankenwagon

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Submitted By
Pablo Guerrero
21, Washington, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title RC Amigo's Frankenwagon
Vehicle Class Scale, Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand Team Associated
Chassis Model Element Enduro Builders Kit
Body Brand Other
Body Model 1966 Nova II Wagon
Other Body Brand and Model 3D Printed Custom Body. Printed in house on Creality Ender 3 Pro with Hatchbox PLA
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model 8T Holmes Hobbies 550 Crawlmaster Sport
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobbywing 1080
Battery Brand and Model Ovonic 3s Lipo
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Spec RC Wheels SW19-01
Team Ottsix KLR/M 1.9 4.75
Shocks Brand and Model Element Enduro Builders Kit Shocks
Axles Brand and Model Stock
Paint Brand and Model Krylon Ultra Flat Camo Olive
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Custom RC Frankenstien from the old rc graveyard!
Light System Brand and Model Homemade LED kit
Radio System Brand and Model Flysky GT5
Other Options Brand and Model Reefs 422hd V2
Vanquish Brass Hub Extensions
Locked up RC Hardware
Motorwox RC Rings
Redcat gen8 axe dash.
custom made bench seat with serape blanket digital print.
DIY Servo Winch
Tons of Scale metal Supplies Tabs and goodies
Further Description/Back Story This was a total build challenge for myself! I wanted to modify a 3D model and print it so that it would fit a new platform to me at the time, the element enduro builders kit. starting with building the kit I started looking for something a little more unique to use as a body. Im a huge classic chevy nut so when I came across the Nova II wagon and the scale looked just about right I was set. Now the challenge was to come up with an awesome theme. Im totally into the zombie shows and I had to print the body in several sections so the Frankenwagon theme seemed to be a good fit! My first experience printing a body was for my son's crawler, probably not a good idea to hand a #D printed body to a 6 year boy in high in sight…. After seeing the fragility of that body I decided I needed to design a strong exocage. So to my box of Scale Metal Supplies Tabs I went.. The challenge designing an exocage is to be able to service the car and change batteries easily. Figuring out a hinge system didn't actually take too long, I mounted the back half with a super strong 40lb magnet and hinged off the front bumper, viola! easily accessible rig on the trail! Now the next problem to solve was the weight…. Definitely a pre-existing condition with this rig… I was tipped off to try the element IFS front springs due to their heavy spring rate. They were the perfect! This rig has not disappointed at all, I was super surprised with the characteristics of how it handles the rocks and trails!

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