HexCam Axial UTB18

HexCam Axial UTB18

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Submitted By
Jeremy Larson
Oley, Pennsylvania , United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title HexCam Axial UTB18
Vehicle Class Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand Axial
Chassis Model Axial UTB18
Body Brand Custom
Body Model Hexcam Kydex
Custom Body Brand and Model Custom .80 HexCam 3D Specter Micro Kydex sheet fitted for the Axial UTB18.
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Stock
Speed Control Brand and Model Stock
Battery Brand and Model Stock
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model 1.9” Wagon wheels with RC4WD Krypton scale tires and foam.
Shocks Brand and Model Stock with 35K shock oil.
Axles Brand and Model Stock
Paint Brand and Model Stock
Graphics Brand and Model Traxxas sticker sheet.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Traxxas sticker sheet
Light System Brand and Model Stock
Radio System Brand and Model Stock
Sound System Brand and Model N/A
Other Options Brand and Model DJX brass suspension links/steering arms. RampCrab 9 gram portal covers. RampCrab 96 gram gearbox bottom plate. 4 piece brass hex adapters. Team Losi 35K shock oil.
Further Description/Back Story Just recently bought a factory brand new Axial UTB18 from Model Bahn Ott Inc. in Boyertown, PA a few weeks ago. I tinkered around with it knowing what I wanted to do to improve performance and also the way it looked. Having years of custom Kydex pistol holster making, I found some scrap pieces of Kydex and found that I had a really unique design. I used Kydex HexCam Specter Micro design for the body panels. I traced the factory body panels onto the Kydex and hand cut and shaped them to the correct dimensions. For the hood, I used a heating gun to form it to the frame and let it cool to permanently hold the shape. Kydex is a thermoplastic that can be heated to be maliable to whatever shape or contour desired. I thought that this direction has never been introduced into the RC car genre, making it a one of a kind design. In the future I plan on doing more custom designs for this platform and possibly sell them to people who want a unique product.

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