Rally Raid truck

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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:14 pm

My other RC interest is crawers and trucks. I had an FTX Mauler but it has a boring bodyshell, so what to do with it? I fitted a 35T motor and a Quicrun 1060 esc, and then set about designing a rally raid truck shell for it. It actually came out very nicely, and performs well off road, so I am happy with it.

Short clip of a Sunday run down at Rhoose Point, a great place for trucks and tanks, I was running my modified JJRC Q46, and the truck.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:38 am

Cool, thanks for sharing Rob :thumbup:

That beige dust cart looking one, please tell me the original model was cheap, cos the size of the running gear looks just right for an idea I have.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:40 am

It's based on an FTX Mauler, which is built like a barn door. They are around £160, and pretty big. There is a military 6x6 in the video that someone made using the same chassis, except he made extensions to turn it into 6 wheel drive. Amazingly, his shell is basically a toy £15 fire engine, and the missile launchers are made from Steredent tubes. He used the ladder mechanism off the toy truck as well so the tubes raise and lower hydraulically.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:13 am

Oh, ok, thanks.

Yeah, nothing like a bit of up-cycling.

The vehicle I have in mind would need a wider and slightly longer chassis that the heng long one, for figures six inches tall.

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