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|Canning Vale, Perth, Australia|
|Readers Ride Title||The Big Huh from Down Under Drag Truck|
|Vehicle Class Other||Drag truck 1:10 Electric|
|Chassis Model||Custom aluminium tube|
|Custom Chassis Brand and Model||I created a custom aluminium tube frame into the chassis to provide strength to my build.
I used K&S 9802 Round Aluminium tubing custom shaped under Bullhead body
|Body Model||Bull head bodies|
|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 cooling fan.|
|Battery Brand and Model||Two 8.4v NIMH 3000Mah batteries.|
|Wheels and Tires Brand and Model||I sought Traxxas talon tires with wheel combination for ultimate grip on the road.|
|Shocks Brand and Model||Traxxas part 5862 big bore shocks (shortened)|
|Axles Brand and Model||To handle the high speed and high torque launches I used spiral bevel gears from a drill then adapted / paired up with a modified transmission from a Traxxas Stampede.|
|Paint Brand and Model||I choose Tamiya hobby spray TS-58 Pearl Light blue and TS-12 Orange paint on the body to get the Gulf colour’s.|
|Graphics Brand and Model||I sought Gulf brand stickers from MCI racing to create my custom build.|
|Scale Accessories Brand and Model||I created the wing and body parts out of Perspex then used wood putty followed by sanding to create a streamline finish. I also included the chrome accessories from the Tamiya Bullhead model kit.|
|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||Tamiya Bullhead bodies.
Traxxas aluminium front and rear hubs and 6115 metal bearings throughout
|Further Description/Back Story||Full custom body and paint job. I created the body from two Tamiya Bullhead bodies.
I narrowed a Traxxas bandit suspension and shocks also I reduced the steering ratio to fit under the the Tamiya Bullhead wheel arches. Which provided me the opportunity to drive straight for a quarter mile.
This project has taken 3 months to come to fruition. My inspiration came from a small matchbox car I had from my childhood.
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