The car. The myth. The legend… All hail Godspeed!

The car. The myth. The legend… All hail Godspeed!

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Submitted By
Michael Messer
Crestview, FL, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title The car. The myth. The legend… All hail Godspeed!
Vehicle Class Other
Vehicle Class Other 1/10 No prep eliminator drag car.
Chassis Brand Traxxas
Chassis Model Jato 2.5
Body Brand Other
Body Model 91 Fox body Mustang
Other Body Brand and Model Jconcepts* 91 Fox body Mustang
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model HobbyWing*/ EZRun Max10 3652sl – 5400kv
Speed Control Brand and Model HobbyWing*/ EZRUN MAX10 2S (60A/450A)
Battery Brand and Model Ovonic*CAR1; 5,000-8,000mah
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Jconcepts* Startec 2.2×3.0 / ProLine* Prime 2.2 (front); Big Daddy Slick MC 2.2×3.0 (Rear).
Shocks Brand and Model Hobbypark* 92mm (front) / 105mm (rear), Gray aluminum body with adjustable spring collars.
Axles Brand and Model Traxxas* stock Bandit
Paint Brand and Model Duratrax* gunmetal gray & racing red.
Graphics Brand and Model TRC* skull & crossbones; and barbwire paint stencils.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Hobbypark* red aluminum m4 wheel center cap nuts; ST Racing Concepts* 7 in. Aluminum wheelie bars; Yeah Racing* 1/10 plastic reclining race seat.
Light System Brand and Model ElecHawk* hot pink LED light strips
Radio System Brand and Model Flysky* GT3B
Sound System Brand and Model N/A
Other Options Brand and Model DS Servo* 25kg waterproof high torque digital servo w/ all metal gears; Hot Racing* aluminum spur gear and clutch; Fast Eddie’s* sealed, ceramic bearings.
Further Description/Back Story I’ve been buying, building and customizing hobby grade RC vehicles for over 30 years. I’ve also been building and racing full size (1:1 scale) entry level drag cars since I was a teenager. My grandfather, my father, a few of my uncles and myself were all mechanics. And even one of my sons is a mechanic now. So, naturally we’ve all been involved in auto racing, but I am brand new to the RC drag race scene. I’m a Ford and Mustang guy myself and I currently own two Fox body Mustangs. So, It was pre-ordained that all of my RC vehicles would have to include a Mustang or other Ford body. Ha, ha, ha… I’ve already built another Fox body drag car based on an R.J. Speed pro mod chassis, that I hope to share very soon. For this current project, I converted the Jato chassis over to electric power with a home fabricated motor mount and decreased the tire track widths by swapping in new Bandit front and rear control arms and turnbuckles. I also custom fabricated aluminum fuel cell/ receiver box, custom fabricated body mounts and impact front bumper. I just want to thank all of you at RC Car Action for giving me this opportunity to share another one of my fun projects.

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