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Submitted By
Ken Sutherland
Florence, Oregon, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title FrankenSpike
Vehicle Class Scale, Short Course Truck
Chassis Brand Traxxas
Chassis Model Slash 2WD
Body Brand Pro-Line
Body Model Desert Eagle
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Tamiya 27T Silver Can
Speed Control Brand and Model Traxxas XL-5
Battery Brand and Model Various 2S and 3S lipo batteries
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Front; 2.2/3.0 Proline Trenchers on Proline wheels
Rear; 6.3 x 2.8 Exceed Racing tires on Exceed wheels
Shocks Brand and Model Front; Axial SCX10
Rear; Traxxas Slash
Axles Brand and Model Traxxas
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya and Krylon 5 stage painted inside and outside partially sanded through
Graphics Brand and Model Custom mixed washes
Scale Accessories Brand and Model G.I. Joe machine guns, hood spikes are ‘Cat Claw’ metal studs, roof spikes are speaker cabinet carpet spikes and inserts, engine intakes are plastics cigar tubes stuffed with black foam, side window grates are made from plastic strawberry market baskets, rear circular saw blades are from Speed Racers Mach 5 race car, Sidewinder missile was homemade with aluminum fins and turned wood fuselage, grill guard and windshield guard also homemade
Light System Brand and Model None
Radio System Brand and Model Flysky RX and TX
Sound System Brand and Model None
Other Options Brand and Model Bullet holes burned with hot nails and high lighted with chrome paint pen
Further Description/Back Story FrankenSpike: Because it was built using parts from 12 different manufacturers including myself. This is my 3rd submission to RCCA, the other 2 were both voted Readers Ride Monthly Winners. Thank you all for that. I now have framed magazine articles in my garage RC shop.

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