The Crusher – All in the Family

The Crusher – All in the Family

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Submitted By
Edward Schilke
Port Angeles, Washington, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title The Crusher – All in the Family
Vehicle Class Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Tekno RC
Chassis Model Tekno MT410
Body Brand Pro-Line
Body Model Pro-Line PRO324800 1980 C-10 1/8 scale
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Hobbywing Xerun XR8 1/8 G3 sensored brushless 2250KV
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobbywing Xerun XR8 SCT brushless 1/8
Battery Brand and Model Reedy ZAPPERS HV SG4 4s 115c Lipo, 6400 mAh, 5mm bullets (banana?)
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Proline Badlands MX38 HP belted 3.8 Premounted
Shocks Brand and Model Kit shocks are substantial, I added Tekno Aluminum non-vented caps added.
16mm bore hard anodized shocks.
Conical piston for varied compression and rebound rates.
Fully adjustable long travel suspension geometry
CNC aluminum threaded shock bodies.
4mm hardened steel polished shafts.
Triple guide design for true consistent shaft action.
Axles Brand and Model kit
Paint Brand and Model All Pro-line paint. Black, White, Aluminum
Graphics Brand and Model Graphics custom, self-airbrushed. Custom paint masks created on cricut.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model see next
Light System Brand and Model none
Radio System Brand and Model Futaba 4PV 4 channel radio with Futaba R304SB 4 channel receiver
Other Options Brand and Model Tekno RC – MS Hardened Steel Mod1 17T pinion and Lightened 44T Hardened Steel Spur Gear
M2C – Rear horizontal brace, rear center brace (short), and "go Big" chassis kit.
Savox – premium brushless digital servo, waterproof, SW2290-SG
Pro-Tek RC – 4mm servo horn.
T-Bone Racing – XV4 Front Bumper and V3 Wheelie Bar
Further Description/Back Story Less than 2 years ago, after a second total shoulder replacement on the same shoulder (the need for the 2nd was caused by a collision -red light runner, during rehab of 1st) I needed something to keep me busy that didn't require much shoulder. I started building and painting RC trucks for my grandchildren (5, ages 5-13). They have a blast racing and bashing them on our 2.5 acres (we've even built and painted 2 portable jumps). It became apparent I needed to build and bash my own truck, one suited to perhaps to…. dare I say… intimidate and out-perform the best of the kids! The idea of the crusher was born!
After months of research (lots of youtube, etc 🙂 I selected the noted parts and options all thought to be the best package out there. The Crusher became a reality.
I enjoy the new hobby so much, especially building and painting, that I posted an ad on Craigslist to build and paint for others free (though everyone has paid something from cash to halibut fillets). I have helped many people with new builds, paint, repairs, modifications, etc. I have worked on 1/24 to 1/5 scale, from Arrma, to Traxxas, from RC4WD to HPI and Tamiya. I now own four airbrushes and have built a paint booth. I continually build and paint collectible, limited edition, vintage kits (NIB from 80s and 90s) for a Tamiya Collector.
Wow! So much Fun! All because of a few shoulder surgeries. You never know where opportunity will come from! Thank you!
P.s. I will have photos of the Crusher running – in a couple days when my battery balance charging cable arrives.

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