RSSAll Entries in the "Truck of the Week" Category

Truck of the Week: 3/17/2013 Traxxas 1/16 Slash

The words Traxxas and scaler don’t normally go together, but an innovative RCer from Austria by the name of Daniel Siegl thought outside the proverbial box and created a cool custom creation that does indeed bring rock crawling style scale to a Traxxas truck. Daniel started with a 1/16-scale Slash and stretched it using Hot Racing’s chassis. He then swapped out the short shocks for Losi Mini Rock Crawler upgrade shocks. The body is a Nikko Nissan Titan hard plastic shell pulled from a toy-grade machine. The detailed interior is from a HPI Mini Desert Truck. The differentials are locked using Traxxas’ optional diff lockers. A Castle Creations Sidewinder 3 and Robbe Roxxy outrunner brushless motor provide a good blend of torque for crawling and speed for cruising. Daniel has put his truck to good use and even traveled all the way to California to participate in a RECON G6 event.

  

Links
Traxxas
Castle Creations
Hot Racing
HPI
Losi
RECON
Robbe 

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 3/10/2013 Losi LST2 Electric Conversion

Shane Johnson must love big things with big power because his RC truck is a beast. Shane took a nitro-powered Losi LST2 and converted it to electric power. A Tekin RX8 1/8-scale speed control is paired with a Castle Creations CC BEC.

Links
Losi
Castle Creations
Team Tekin

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 3/3/2013 Axial SCX10

Stephen Jenkins of Friendswood, TX has outfitted his Axial SCX10 with a New Bright hard plastic pirated off a toy-grade RC. In addition to the sharp looking body, he added a nice collection of RC4WD accessories:  Dual Spring scale shocks, Bulldog 9300XT winch, Interco Super Swamper 1.9 TSL/Bogger tires and OEM Steel 1.9 Stock Beadlock Black Edition wheels. Stephen also added a homemade tow strap.

Links
Axial Racing
RC4WD

 

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 2/24/2013 Axial SCX10 Dingo

Justin White outfitted his Axial SCX10 Dingo with a Traxxas XL-5 speed control and Traxxas steering servo. He kept the motor stock. The body is canary yellow, so no one is going to miss Justin’s RC truck. To improve traction, the battery was moved up front. Justin also removed the foam inserts. While Justin has gone crazy with modifications, he has spent his time and money wisely and we think he has a pretty cool truck on his hands. Plus, we love this photo. Good work, Justin.

Links
Axial Racing
Traxxas

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 2/17/2013 Axial SCX10

This Axial SCX10 belongs to Jamey Armstrong. Its looks come from a Pro-Line 1992 Jeep Cherokee and the power is delivered via a 27-turn motor. Jamey uses custom cut RC4WD 1.9 Interco Super Swamper tires and he hand built the scale bumpers and accessories. We love the photos these and the off-road flex shot looks like something out of a full-size magazine. Jamey’s truck is no cobbled together budget build, but it does show that you can create a great truck without breaking the bank.

  

Links
Axial Racing
Pro-Line Racing
RC4WD

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 2/10/2013 Axial XR10

Brian Duke has outfitted his Axial XR10 2.2 rock crawler with Pro-Line tires, Vanquish rims, hardened gears and Novak Tara Claw 55-turn motors with a matching M2 Dig speed control. Brain supplemented his electronics with a Castle Creations CC BEC. Nice truck, Brian.

 

Links
Axial Racing
Castle Creations
Novak
Pro-Line
Vanquish 

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 2/3/2013 Axial Ridgecrest

Like many of us, James Lindeland likes to mix things up and swaps bodies on his Axial Ridgecrest. James modified the chassis himself with a mix of Axial Scorpion parts. He cut the aluminum chassis of the AX10 Scorpion chassis and used the pieces to move the shocks in more of  upright  position. The electronics are stock, but James upgraded the steering servo to a Savox high torque  servo.  James states that the body is actual a drift car body, but feels it looks good as as a scale truck. MIP driveshaft and Robinson hardened steel gears in transmission. The drivetrain gets further beefed up with the addition of Axial heavy duty gears in the front diff. James has also waterproofed his rig.

Links
Axial Racing
MIP
Robinson Racing
Savox

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 1/27/2013 Traxxas Summit

This Traxxas Summit belongs to Brian Duke. He tell us that he got this truck used and states it was severely abused and never cared for properly. Brian performed a complete rebuild, fitted a freshly painted Pro-Line GMC Top Kick body and installed a Castle Creations Mamba 2350Kv brushless. Brian says the big truck is as good as new.

Links
Traxxas
Castle Creations
Pro-Line Racing

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 1/20/2013 Axial Wraith

This is Brenda Sumner’s Axial Wraith. Brenda, West Jordan, UT, got this truck as the RTR version, but has added upgrades–a lot of upgrades. The steering is CKRC’s standard link steering setup as are the steering knuckles. CKRC lower front shock mounts are also used. An Axial Exo light bar adds a bank of lights up top, and Axial C-hubs, aluminum straight axle adapters, rear sway bar, aluminum link set and universal joint axle all add durability and increase performance. A Savox 1256 servo takes care of steering a Castle Creations BEC keeps the power working. Losi aluminum shocks were also called into action. RC4WD Ballistic diff covers dress up the axles and RPP Hobby’s graphics change the look of the whole truck.

Links
Axial Racing
Castle Creations
CKRC
Losi
Savox
RPP Hobby

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 1/13/2012 Axial SCX10

Mark Go from the Philippines states his truck is based on an Axial Honcho RTR. The wheelbase was shortened to fit a Tamiya FJ40 body. He states the suspension and drivetrain is essentially stock, but he has upgraded the electronics. The speed control is a RC4WD Outcry coupled with a RC4WD 45-turn motor. The tires are 1.9 RC4WD Interco Super Swamper on RC4WD Wagon black steel wheels. The front bumper is a RC4WD steel winch bumper and rear is also from RC4WD and includes a tire carrier. Mark installed a working winch and homemade D shackles.

Links
Axial Racing
RC4WD
Tamiya

 

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 1/6/2013 Tamiya Clod Buster

This isn’t the first Tamiya Clod Buster owned by Jamie Tanner that we have featured at RC Truck Stop. Jamie’s red bodied and chassis-ed Clod Buster was our Truck of the Week on the week of July 29, 2012. You can see his other RC truck here.

While his other truck had an aluminum chassis, this one features a one-off graphite piece. DeWalt power tool motors are used and the truck is also outfitted with piggyback reservoir shocks.

Links
Tamiya

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 12/30/2013 Axial SCX10

Louie Villalva from Riverside, CA has one sweet Axial SCX10 that he has topped off with Pro-Line’s popular Cherokee body. Louie is running dual Axial 27-turn motors controlled by a Traxxas EVX-2 speed control, MIP drive shafts and metal transmission gears. Louise says his RC truck climbs like a dream and still hauls.

Links
Axial
MIP
Pro-Line
Traxxas

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 12/23/2012 Axial SCX10

Carlo Tinsay from Bacolod City in the Philippines has some cool scale trucks and this is second one we’ve featured as a Truck of the Week. This SCX10 has an authentic Land Rover look thanks to the top that Carlo crafted himself. While a sound system was added, Carlo wanted the truck to have a simple, clean and realistic look, so he kept scale accessories to a minimum. He states he added a custom built, laser cut and hand-finished wooden axe and a T-6 aluminum pick that was also handmade. Carlo uses a Novak speed control and motor for power and has also added a high torque servo. The wheels and tires are from RC4WD.

Links
Axial
Novak
RC4WD 

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 12/16/2012 Schumacher Mi3

Rich Stanek from West Seneca, N.Y. is our kind of trucker. He thinks outside that box everyone is talking about. His RC drift machine is a truck–something on our wish list! Rich has been enjoying the RC hobby for over 20 years and states that this Schumacher Mi3-turned-drift truck would have to be one of his favorite RC’s. His RC truck features all carbon fiber and aluminum components. I would like to have this entered into the truck of the week or month if possible.

Links
Schumacher

Social Share Toolbar

Truck of the Week: 12/9/2012 Axial Wraith

Thomas Vaillencourt sent us some photos of his Axial Wraith project that he built with a New Bright Jeep hard plastic body. His goal was to mount the body with as little modification to the original Wraith chassis as possible. He states that the only thing he had to modify was the lighting and the Wraith’s front guard. He originally had his Jeep creation lifted to allow the fender flares to stay on, but found that the lift strained the drive shafts too much. Thomas lowered the back down, replaced all the chassis parts he had modified for the lift and got room for suspension articulation by trimming the flares.

Links
Axial Racing 

Social Share Toolbar