FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY RALPH BAUER
Ralph’s build info;
My name is Ralph Bauer, I’m turning 52 this year and I live in Germany. I bought my first model car in 2006. I saw the model for my NORDIC WARRIOR on YouTube at the Scandinavian Klaperjaht and was immediately enthusiastic about the short one. When KingkongRC launched the Q157, I had to buy it immediately and the story of my NORDIC WARRIOR’s began. The tight leaf spring suspension is of course a disaster and I made a few changes to it, but visually you can do a lot with the kit. I have e.g. the front damper mounts are set higher, increasing the suspension travel from 3mm to 10mm. I built a stop for the rear turret shackle so that they do not tip back and block themselves when rebounding. The Hobbywing AX FOC with 1800kV drives it. There is also a winch servo installed, with which you can winch to the rear (via a pulley) and to the front. The doors were converted to real hinges and fitted with straps, the dashboard was embellished, and self-made pedals and a more scalable handbrake lever were installed. A snorkel was placed on the roof. The expansion of the engine compartment began with the engine dummy. I laid cables and wires, built a cooler and a gasoline filter. The next problem was the engine’s air filter, which protrudes beyond the hood. On Facebook I saw someone who completely left out the hood and only used the adapted rod for the cooler. I didn’t really want to replicate that. That’s why I made a hole in the hood for the air filter and left out the side panels. I like that optically better. Thanks to the barrel as a rear structure, I have gained space for the receiver and the servo winch. Last but not least, the painting and aging took place, which took a lot of time. I would like to adjust a few things, but the way he is now he drives.