Running the original 4.19” Proline Hyrax

Running the original 4.19” Proline Hyrax

After changing to Pitbull Rockbeast XL (4.75”)

After changing to Pitbull Rockbeast XL (4.75”)

2019 Crawlmasters VS4-10 Willy’s

ASD Crawlers hosts an event that invites 50 drivers to compete thru challenging gates with your RC truck. This year they added a stipulation that you must run a tire under 4.3” tall and no portals were allowed. I decided to take my Vanquish Products VS4-10 and build a scale truck that was competitive and fun. I documented the full build in Vlog style videos and had a great time at the event, with a final result of 5th place overall. See all the videos below as well as all the specifications on the vehicle.

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Build Breakdown:

Base Vehicle: Vanquish Products VS4-10 (VPS09001)

The truck started as a Vanquish Products VS4-10 Origin Limited. While the body, sliders and bumpers were removed, the rest of the truck remained mainly unchanged. The chassis was shortened front and rear and cage work was welded directly to the chassis. The transmission is 100% stock, as are the axles, links, shocks, and driveshafts. The front shock towers are the stock plastic towers while the rears were replaced with tabs that were welded to the cage.

Body: JConcepts Bog Hog

While only the cab of the body remains now, the overall styling of the body was retained and a 3D printed grill was added for some more reasonable styling compared to the included stickers. FreqEskinZ headlight decals were used because the included decals were red since this is based on a fullsize monster/mega truck.

Interior: Axial Racing SMT10 (ebay takeout)

Wheels: Vanquish Products Method 105 with 225 SLW hub in front with a 1.9 Stainless brake weight and a 350 hub in the rear

Tires: Proline 4.19” Hyrax (Predator Compound)

Foams: Crawler Innovations Lil Nova 4.25” Tall (Soft front and Med rear)

Motor: Tekin ROC412 3100kv

ESC: Castle Creations Mamba X

Servo: Futaba S9177SV

Winch: Powershift RC Technologies PST-200 Low Profile Winch

Radio: Futaba 4PV

Receiver: Futaba 2106GF

Batteries: Tattu R-line 4s 1300mah 95c Lipo

Tools/Supplies:

Welder: Razorweld 160P TIG

TIG Filler: Silica Bronze (for TIG brazing)

Bender (for Tubing): Oakenshield Productions

Bender (for solid rod): BAC Industries Mighty Rod Bender

Tubing: 3/16" O.D. x .035" wall

Solid Rod: 1/8” Solid rod (Home Depot is carrying this in store now)

Thin Aluminum: .025” Aluminum Sheet (Home Depot is carrying this in store now also)