FFast – Hopper

FFast – Hopper

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Submitted By
Justin Surace
Newington, CT, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title FFast – Hopper
Vehicle Class Buggy
Chassis Brand Other
Chassis Model JRC-03FF.R
Other Chassis Brand and Model Its a fully custom 3D printed chassis
Body Brand Tamiya
Body Model Neo Scorcher
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Hobbywing Xerun Justock 10.5 T motor
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobbywing Xerun Justock XR10 60 A ESC
Battery Brand and Model ONYX 2s lipo
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Front Tires Proline Prism 4wd buggy front tires
Rear Tires Proline Wedge gen 3 Front 2wd buggy tires
Schumacher wheels
Shocks Brand and Model Tamiya CVA on the Front and Traxxas Bandit fronts on the rear.
Axles Brand and Model Traxxas 2wd drive train
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya ps-59 Dark Metallic Blue
Graphics Brand and Model Tamiya terra scorcher stickers
Scale Accessories Brand and Model NA
Light System Brand and Model NA
Radio System Brand and Model Futaba 3PRKA Radio
Futaba R203GF Receiver
Sound System Brand and Model NA
Other Options Brand and Model JX ecoboost shorty servo
Further Description/Back Story I love old school RC ideas and trying to recreate them to see how they would drive. Once I heard the story of the FF style buggy I was hooked and I jumped on Soldiworks to design it. I use a traxxas drivetrain so I wont have to worry about the gearbox and just focus on the chassis side of the design. from the start I wanted the rear to have lay down shocks like the original FF buggies so i made sure to utilize that in the design. the central tub is one part to keep it as strong as possible and it has has held up well after 3 packs driving at RC madness. It is very sharp on turn in and also on breaking the rear lift up. My first time out I ended up flipping over the front so to prevent that I added some stick on weight to it so it wont flip over. It jumps great and it is amazing out of the corners and is able to corner faster then my Losi 22 buggy. It was a Fun project and a lot of fun to drive.

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