Half-caged Rocker

Half-caged Rocker

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Submitted By
Dominic Bertrand
Queen Creek, Az, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Half-caged Rocker
Vehicle Class Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand Traxxas
Chassis Model TRX-4 Sport Kit
Body Brand Pro-Line
Body Model 1978 Chevy K-10 cab, Pro-line Honcho Half-cage bed
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Hobbywing Fusion 1800kv brushless motor/ESC combo
Speed Control Brand and Model See above: Hobbywing Fusion 1800kv brushless motor/ESC
Battery Brand and Model Helios 2000mah 3S 50C lipo battery
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Pro-line Hyrax 1.9” rock crawler tire, G8 compound
SSD 1.9” 5 slot beadlock wheels with SSD brass internal lock rings
Pro-line XL Dual-stage foams
Shocks Brand and Model Traxxas aluminum coil over GTS shocks
Associated 20wt shock oil
Axles Brand and Model Traxxas portal axles
Traxxas 11% overdrive ring & pinion gear
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya polycarbonate paint:
PS-17 Metallic Green
PS-41 Metallic Silver
PS-18 Metallic Purple
Graphics Brand and Model Pro-line decals
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Traxxas fire extinguisher and jerry cans, homemade rope bundle
Light System Brand and Model None
Radio System Brand and Model Flysky GT5 radio
FS-BS6 6 channel receiver
Sound System Brand and Model None
Other Options Brand and Model Treal brass C-hubs, 94 grams/pair
Treal brass front inner portal covers, 134 grams/pair
SSD brass outer portal covers, front & rear, 150 grams/pair
Traxxas 2250 Servo, 330 oz-in torque at 6.0v
Samix 60 gram diff cover
Traxxas front inner fenders and front battery tray
SCcraft Velcro battery strap
Further Description/Back Story Building/customizing has always been my favorite part of the rc hobby. Rock crawling is huge in AZ and moving here let me learn all about it and I love the challenges it provides. I decided to build my first rock crawler as that let me build it to what I thought I needed to be competitive. I’m lucky as my local shop, Superstition Hobbies, provided great advice and parts. The truck has been great to drive and fun to work on. My goal is to get to the top of a particular trail and I always fall about a foot short of the top. It feels like I’m just one part/idea away from the top so I’m going to keep looking for that magic to reach my goal.

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