On the rocks at Proline By the Fire 2018

On the rocks at Proline By the Fire 2018

Shown at rideheight without tires and wheels. This is a very low profile portal rig.

Shown at rideheight without tires and wheels. This is a very low profile portal rig.

UCFab Karnivore

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.

Custom 3D printed ESC mounting makes for a unique open style

Custom 3D printed ESC mounting makes for a unique open style

Build Breakdown:

Base Chassis: Custom UC Fab Karnivore Chassis (#2 of 2)

The chassis was based on the iconic rock crawler that was seen on the BFG advertisements in the early 2000’s. This was a buggy that I never forgot and always admired.

Axles: Vanquish Products Currie F9 Portal Axles (Front and Rear)

Vanquish Products Servo on Axle mount

Shocks: Incision 90mm Scale Shocks

Transmission: Vanquish Products aluminum case,

Incision machined transmission gears, Vanquish Products Gear Guard and Motor Plate, Vanquish Products Hurtz Dig, Incision Slipper Eliminator, Vanquish Products Idler Gear Pin

Driveshafts: Incision SCX10-2 driveshafts

Links: Incision SCX10-2 12.3” Link set (yields 13.5” WB)

Interior: HPI WR8 Driver (discontinued years ago)

Wheels: Vanquish Products KMC Machete with 350 SLW hub in front with a 1.9 Stainless brake weight and a 350 hub in the rear

Tires: Proline BFG Krawler in G8 Compound

Foams: Crawler Innovations Lil Nova 4.75” Tall

Motor: Holmes Hobbies 2700KV Puller Pro

ESC: Castle Creations Mamba X

Servo: Futaba S9177SV

Radio: Futaba 4PV

Receiver: Futaba 2106GF

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

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Made from DOM steel tubing and then given a copper coating treatment for an outside the norm look.

Made from DOM steel tubing and then given a copper coating treatment for an outside the norm look.