FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY ANTHONY BARAN
Friday has made it’s miraculous appearance!!!! Now Anthony’s build can delight your fancies with his awesome build. I couldn’t help but to hum the theme song to Magnum P.I. on occasion for some reason.
BUILD INFO FROM ANTHONY:
The goal of this project was to make a budget friendly rock bouncer and keep the truck lite. I started with the Axial Bomber kit, not straying too far from what came with it, and added RC Screwz stainless screw kit then swapped out the shocks in the kit for a set of Gmade XD Piggyback shocks. I went with 85mm front and 93mm rear since this build will be geared a little more towards speed while running a Mamba X WP ESC paired with a 1406 3800kv Brushless motor and a 3 cell Lipo. I wanted the weight down as low as possible to add a little more high speed stability and a TDC stainless steel skid plate to help glide across obstacles better. Putting the power to the ground are Team Ottsix Voodoo KLR silver compounds and a yellow tire pen to help add a little color to the tire lettering. I have had great luck with Savox Servos in my RTR rig so I opted to go with the SW1210SG which has aluminum case and is waterproof. This combination does require a servo chord extension. A little dialectic grease and heat shrink over the connectors will ensure a good seal. The chassis was scuffed with Scotch pads before being primed in Tamiya white primer and then covered in Tamiya TS silver aluminum and three coats of Tamiya TS gloss clear to add a little more durability. The Pro-Line Axial Yeti Baja Bug body was trimmed to fit and sprayed with Tamiya PS paint. I used the stock Axial hood mount and drilled the holes big enough to glue in 1/18 Losi Mini-T body posts to give me a quick release option in the front and then used the existing holes on the side of the chassis to screw the back portion of the body on. On the interior panel. I cut out the vent on the dash and glued in a mesh screen to allow the Mamba X more air flow. Controlling it all is a Futaba 3pv-3 radio and receiver.
- Axial Bomber Kit
- Mamba X WP ESC paired with 1406 3800kv combo – Part # 00-0155-11
- Savox sw1210sg aluminum case wp servo – Part # savsw1210sf
- Futaba 3pv-3 radio/receiver – Part # savsw1210sf
- Team Ottsix Voodoo KLR silver compound – Part # OTT-VU4-2.2-S
- GMADE XD PIGGYBACK SHOKS
- 93MM – # GM21107
- 85MM – # GM21207
- RCSCREWZ STAINLESS SCREW KIT – PART # AX90048
- AXIAL ALUMINUM SERVO HORN 25T – Part # ax30836
- Tamiya paint
- TDC stainless skid plate off eBay