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FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY ALEX KNIGHT

FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY ALEX KNIGHT

Alex’s build info;

It all started when I bought my 95 XJ Cherokee. At that time, I wasn’t into RC but had big plans about building the full-size Jeep I just picked up. On the way home that day, I got the worst call of my life from the vet. Not long after, I ended up losing my beloved dog, Athena Mays, to kidney failure and my world got turned upside down. I suddenly had no companion to accompany me on my adventures. Then one day I saw an Axial SCX10 II on Instagram. My curiosity was peaked. Being an artist and model builder, I wondered if it was possible to make a mini version of my Jeep. Soon after I was heading to Fast Track Hobbies in Rocklin, CA to pick up my new adventure buddy. The guys there were very helpful and introduced me to the Scale RC Crawler scene. What a world I had stumbled upon! I was hooked. A few weeks later, I had built the spitting image of my Jeep, “Gia” (after Athena’s mom) which I had christened “Baby Gia”, and was off adventuring and exploring once again. While wrenching on my full-size Jeep can take my mind off of things, my Axial SCX 10 II has really helped me through the toughest times in my life. I used to think RC was just a hobby but it is so much more. The more people I meet in this industry and scene, the more I realize we’re all alike and have similar stories of RC being a positive outlet. I’m so very proud to be a part of a great community and receive such heartwarming feedback and love for my little Jeeps. My intentions for them were merely to help cope with troubled times I only made an Instagram account for them to document our adventures but I am truly blessed to receive all this love, so thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart.

RC Specs: all built and customized by me

RC Specs: all built and customized by me

Axial SCX10 II RTR

Jeep Cherokee Hardbody

Chrysler emerald green pearl paint

Injora interior

Knight Customs Velcro body mounts

RC4WD roof rack, frame extension & hitch mount

GRC inner fender wells & frame filler plate

eBay led light kit & light module

Hobbywing XERUN with 2300kv COMBO

Reefs Triple 4 servo

Flysky GT5 Receiver/Remote

Ovonic 5500mah 3s lipo/Hobbystar 3600mah 3s lipo

Xtra Speed Steel Sur

Hot Racing 3.375 OD gears

Yeah Racing 90mm Desert Lizard shocks, stock Axial front

SSD Titanium/SS suspension & steering links & HD steel trans gears

Samix HD Brass knuckles disc brakes, c-hubs, suspension End Links, rear lock outs/weights and slip yokes

Pro-Line BFGoodrich KO2 tires

Crawler Innovations 4.5″ foams

Method 707 wheels

AE brass center hub weights

Vanquish 12mm wheel spacers & 27t servo horn

 

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