So… After finishing the Rustler, Means there is some resources to get another project started! Although I have a 1/16 Traxxas in Pieces, literally (from being dye’ d) waiting to be put back together. And A TRCE Slash 4x4 needing to be rebuilt, I am starting ANOUTHER Pede 2wd…. So Why?
Well, typically every Sunday, my lady and I visit either my parents, or her parents place. When we do, I bring the Trucks. At first just mine, now both mine and hers. Every time I do so, the families get a huge kick out of it, and really enjoy watching me jump it.
Last week, was the first time I took both trucks to my parents’ house. When I did so, my brother in law, father and even niece drove it. My Brother in law was a natural. Fantastic driver. My Dad, although an amazing driver at cars, bikes, and even games like GT4 (whoops me most times) he isn’t that great at the Pedes. Lol… But regardless, he also had a awesome time. Although I was really freaked, he helped my niece drive my ladies truck, because when we told her she was too young, poor lil thing cried (I would too) And the thing was, it wasn’t even a pout, or acting out kind of cry. She sat in corner, and cried cuz she really wanted to. So it was cute and sad, so we let her do so. She did a good job for her (7 yrs of age) and didn’t crash into anything but a soft bush… So I then promised her, that next time I came back, id have a truck for her to drive all by herself. (think of the stocker at home)
While I have my Stocker, pretty much ready to go. No upgrades…. But do have an electrify and XL5 with LVC ready to go (thanks baldy!) I decided another truck would be even better! Especially cuz im sure the stocker will break easy, and this way they can enjoy a 3rd truck, and even so we can be driving 4 trucks around…
Not to mention, the fast I pretty much have EVERYTHING to build another truck, WITH a Brushless system, and upgrades included! Takes a lot of my spare upgrade parts, but its okay
So this one I have decided will be BLUE… I had some Traxxas Castors, and F R carriers, and that was the basis to the build.. So I work around that. Although it will be brushless, I also had a set of brand new stockers, so I went and got some Dark Chrome All-stars to pair up. (yet another set of tires)
So here it is…..
I didn’t take the time to pull out everything, but except for like 4 more bearings to complete a full matching set, it’s all there….
Although I am all about the Metal geared servos, I may just use my Traxxas 2070 for the time being.. I will also make this my winter truck, and when snow comes throw a Velineon system, Hi-tech waterproof servo, and bind my remote in it, and a blue waterproof Hi-Tech servo…
Protrac… Of course
Some of the main pieces. I also have a big ol bag of stock plastic parts, and will use as needed, but most are here anyway..
The basis to the build. I’m not gonna be using the Traxxas Alum links for this build, but I will be using that link for my battery hold, in conjunction with its own Blue NOS bottle of course…
And last but not least, The brushless system going in…. Never thought id use this either. I purchased this Slash used, and been picking upgraded parts off ever since… They system is “good”, but the Slash needs more power. This will work great in the new pede, until I install a Velineon.
As for Remote, I have a GT2 to use for the time being, than when I make it the winter truck, I will bind it with my remote. I got to hurry and pump this, and the stocker out, so I can show up to family stuff with 4 trucks while it’s still decent weather. Nice thing about this build, gives me a chance to use a bunch of stuff I have extra, and have not/would not use, yet it’s still gonna have the AbSoLooT Touch, and look great..
Only downside is now il have two more bodies to paint, putting me at a grand total of 8! Lol. Oh man.. I also have to glue up 5 Pairs of tires.
It is really cool that my family loves my truck so much, and spends hours watching me drive around, and now are getting involved in wanting to drive them around also. Love it a bunch, and is really cool to see. As u guys know very well, with ur own trucks, these things get a ton of attention everywhere they go… But it’s even better when its loved ones.
Check in soon, cuz this build will be happening FAST!