Off-Road ripper

Off-Road ripper

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Submitted By
Owen Ruzic
NA, Tennessee, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Off-Road ripper
Vehicle Class Other
Vehicle Class Other Stadium Truck
Chassis Brand Traxxas
Chassis Model Rustler 4×4 vxl
Body Brand Traxxas
Body Model Traxxas clear Rustler 4×4 vxl body
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Traxxas VXL 3500 brushless motor
Speed Control Brand and Model Traxxas Velineon 3s ESC with Traxxas high current battery connector
Battery Brand and Model Traxxas 3s lipo 5000mah 11.1 volts with a 50c burst
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Traxxas Talon extreme tires with RXT black chrome wheels
Shocks Brand and Model Traxxas big bore with factory team 50wt oil
Axles Brand and Model Traxxa extreme heavy duty plastic driveshafts
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya PS-24, PS-12, PS-1 and PS-5 spray paint
Graphics Brand and Model ProTek RC, RPM, Traxxas
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Traxxas Rustler 4×4 vxl rear wing in green
Light System Brand and Model Traxxas High Intensity Off Road light kit for the rustler 4×4 vxl
Radio System Brand and Model Traxxas TQI radio system
Sound System Brand and Model NA
Other Options Brand and Model Traxxas bearing adapter blue
RPM green suspension arms front and rear
RPM green rod ends
RPM green shock guards
Traxxas adjustable wheelie bar green
RPM Traxxas wheelie bar mount
RPM Caster blocks and Steering blocks
Traxxas flanged nylon locking nuts made of steel
Hot Racing Multi Mount fan and heat sink for 36mm motors in blue
Hot Racing Fan on ESC
Traxxas ESC fan mount
ProTek rc bearings
Traxxas Lightweight Blue-Anodized Aluminum wheel hexes
Shoe Glue and white drywall tape body modification
Eco Power WPT110T Cored waterproof high torque metal geared digital servo
Traxxas 30k differential lube
Further Description/Back Story This Rustler began as my first Brushless rc, which I got for my 14th birthday. My first rc was a brushed Arrma Fury. I wanted to just have fun with this truck, and that is what I did. As things broke, I replaced them. Then I got a color scheme in mind. I love the color orange, and green goes great with orange. Seeing as RPM does not make any orange upgrade parts for my truck, and I already broke the stock ones, I decided that orange and green would be my color scheme. Also, I had always wanted to paint a body, so I decided that this would be the perfect time to try it. I was slightly inspired by Baja race trucks when I did this build, so I tried to make it as off-road and epic as possible. After many different setbacks and things breaking, it was complete. In hindsight, I should have made my masks a little better, but I had never painted before, and the paint bleed gives it some character. I have learned that the experience of slowly watching a project come together is very rewarding. I love this build and I am very glad that I did it.

Build Process Photos

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