Montgomery Monster

Montgomery Monster

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Submitted By
Drue Midkiff
Montgomery , Alabama, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Montgomery Monster
Vehicle Class Monster Truck
Chassis Brand Red Cat Racing
Chassis Model Ground pounder
Body Brand Other
Body Model VETTA Karoo custom 2008 Ford Raptor trophy truck
Other Body Brand and Model Traxxas Skully alternate replica body of Bobby Holman’s real Skully monster truck from 2016-2018
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Traxxas VXL 3s brushless 3300kv motor provides just the perfect amount of torque and speed
Speed Control Brand and Model Traxxas VXL 3s ESC
Battery Brand and Model I mainly run a Traxxas NIMH 8.4v but every here and there I run a 3s lipo
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Axial BKT tires but soon to be Jconcepts BKT replica tires
Shocks Brand and Model LOSI base shock with Traxxas springs
Axles Brand and Model Stock redcat axles with freestyle rc axle braces
Paint Brand and Model Stock but a new WW2 fighter plane design in progress of being painted as of now and I’m using Tamiya paints for the body
Graphics Brand and Model Stock as of now but new livery in the works
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Good ole American flag on the back and custom blower with zoomie headers and custom sponsor boards
Light System Brand and Model VERY BRIGHT Proline light bar
Radio System Brand and Model Lansu 3ch radio and receiver “perfect for rear steer and perfect range”
Sound System Brand and Model Gool rc $20 sound kit
Further Description/Back Story The year was “2009” When I was 5 I was watching Monster Jam on SPEED and a commercial came on and it was the Traxxas Grave Digger AND I WAS HOOKED after that I bugged my parents for it every year at Christmas and time and time again it was a NewBright or FastLane and I was to the point where I just gave up. 2 years later after Monster Jam and Traxxas got into a argument and split up I was in Birmingham Alabama at a hobby shop called “ Homewood Toy and Hobby” and I went in and looked and got a free Traxxas magazine and when I opened it up to the first page something hit me when I saw the Traxxas Skully and thought something is familiar about that truck and on the way back to Montgomery it hit me the skully and Grave Digger are the same truck just reskined and I showed my Mom and Dad and then something I never expected happened a few months later it was the day before my birthday and my parents and grandparents called me in the living room and they said “sit down” and my Mom said “you have wanted a Traxxas for years right?” I said “yes ma’am” and my grandmother said the thing that about made me faint “ we are going to Auburn to get a Skully” I started crying , we went and got it and it was awesome and about every 2 years I would get another truck until my local Hobby Town USA had to close and three years later here I am custom building rc cars and trucks. I’m 15 now and I plan to go into welding in the future and weld real monster truck tube chassis.

Build Process Photos

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