FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY JEREMY KILBURN
Jeremy’s build info;
I have been in the RC hobby for about 30ish years now and over the last 4-5 years been building “unique” crawlers once or twice a year for events that my wife and I enjoy going to. This build all started with a few raffles and wins that netted me a few RC4WD D90 bodies over time. I searched the internet for ideas to finally use them and came across a photoshopped picture of a D90 4 door van. I looked for anyone that may have built such a thing in scale RC and had no luck. I always wanted a Camel trophy rig so that was the vision, a never made vehicle that would be a terrible camel trophy rig, over built and a little silly. I spent a few weeks trying to wrap my mind around how to do it and tried to plan as well as I could to also be able to use a full interior. In October 2019 I started to cut up bodies in an effort to bring the rig to USTE 2020. The rig is about 90% complete with a few weeks left before the event. The body rests on a RC4WD TF2 Marlin chassis I scored at my LHS, Scale Speed in York PA, and I shortened it in length and added Gelande rear leafs out back and TF2 springs up front. This got me the wheelbase and kept a hint of performance. The chassis has A&M garage skid, shackle reversal and anti-wrap bar kits along with RC4WD Blackwell axles I had laying around from another previous build. All the running gear has been gone through and greased with CowRC Udder Butter for smooth reliability too. Electronics are fed from PowerHobby 3S lipo through a Castle RC Mamba X to the 2080 Slate motor. Radio is a Spektrum system with Marine 4ch receiver. Reefs RC 444 servo and winch are also nested on board. The scale details of the body are mainly from Exclusive RC and RC4WD, some are made by me as well. Wheels and tires from PitBull RC will move it along the trails and finish off the look for me.