VK Commodore no prep drag car

VK Commodore no prep drag car

Final Build Photos

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Submitted By
Pascal Timmers
Perth, WA , Australia
Build Information
Readers Ride Title VK Commodore no prep drag car
Vehicle Class Other
Vehicle Class Other Drag car 1:10 Electric
Chassis Brand Traxxas
Chassis Model Traxxas bandit
Body Brand Other
Body Model VK Commodore 1984 / 85 sedan
Other Body Brand and Model Homemade from a Tamiya cardboard box
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Power comes from a Traxxas 3500KV sensorless brushless motor with cooling fan.
Speed Control Brand and Model Traxxas Velineon 3355R VXL-3S ESC with duel large Arma cooling fans
Battery Brand and Model Dual Traxxas Nimh battery 8.4 v 3000 Mah
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Tires – front and rear stock Traxxas Bandit Stock rims painted white
Shocks Brand and Model Nil shocks custom fixed 8mm aluminium tube bracing
Axles Brand and Model To handle the high speed and high torque launches I used Traxxas Magnum 272 transmission. Traxxas pinion 31 teeth and a Traxxas spur gear 73 tooth full ball bearings throughout.
Paint Brand and Model I choose a acrylic enamel dulux white and silver and clear gloss
Graphics Brand and Model I sought stickers through the web and home made decals for headlights and rear lights and badging using photographs
Scale Accessories Brand and Model I created the 1:10 body out an old Tamiya cardboard box which i super glued together then used wood putty followed by sanding to create a streamline finish.
Light System Brand and Model Nil light system
Radio System Brand and Model Traxxas TQi 2.4 GHz 4ch radio
Sound System Brand and Model Nil sound system
Other Options Brand and Model Traxxas fixed suspension
Custom steel drive shafts and custom fully adjustable
home fabricated aluminium
wheelie bar.
Full metal bearings throughout
Aluminium steering,caster blocks and hub carriers.
Drive shaft hardened steel
Further Description/Back Story Full custom sedan body and paint job.
Created from an old Tamiya cardboard box to
represent a 1984 / 85 Holden
Modified for drag racing.

This project has taken 2 months to come to fruition. My inspiration came from my all time favourite car a photo attached

Build Process Photos

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