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    Homemade Functional Trailer for Traxxas Spartan! The only one all over the world!

    Hello everyone,
    I just wanted to tell you that... IT! COULD! WORK!
    I've always wondered why on youtube (generically on the internet) there were trailers resembling real trailers under Traxxas Spartans towed by Summits.
    But the Traxxas Summit is not a scaler! I wanted a Traxxas style trailer, with ball bearings, suspensions, I wanted the Spartan to drift in the water by its own and to block itself once it got back on the trailer.
    I looked at my Ken Block's Ford Fiesta, and there I found the hubs, the ball bearings and the shock absorbers; for the other parts I chose CAD, then plexiglass laser cut, a bit of aluminium... and the trailer was finished!
    And it ACTUALLY WORKS!
    So, as the trailer gets into the water, the Traxxas Spartan begins to float; moving the trailer outside the water when the Spartan gets back on it, the hull wedges into a slot which prevents the hull to move back.
    So, this is my creation, hope you like it!
    Feel free to contact me about it!
    https://mail-attachment.googleuserco...YZWec&sadssc=1
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    I apologize for the wrong URLs, here you are the actual ones for the images:

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    Nice trailer you got there.
    With great brushless comes great responsibility.

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    Thanks Revoman!��

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    Really looks sweet!!!! May we please see a video of a launch and recovery of the boat and trailer?

    Again nice fab job.....
    "enjoy your ride"

    Dennis

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    Hello Dennis! I'm waiting for a wheelie bar (Hot Racing) to put on the Summit to attach the trailer. Then I will make the video and put it on youtube. Here (Florence, Italy), I showed in the hobby store and they asked me the price for two! I'm very happy!

    Obviously I'll put the link here too! Excuse my English (and Google translator) :-)

    .... Sorry, I forgot ... THANK YOU!!!!!
    Last edited by Double G; 05-26-2013 at 05:01 PM. Reason: merge

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    I have friends in Sweden and Brazil and you are right, thank goodness for Google translator.....
    "enjoy your ride"

    Dennis

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    http://youtu.be/RvTqblg3Kk8 http://youtu.be/Ls6TAZYgPFM. I know, and I apologize, videos are short and ugly, but after a month of the end of the construction of the trailer, I was eager to show how it works .... I have not found a place with a slide but only with high steps ..... I could not do a reverse and I also lost the Spartan when the Summit began climbing the step.....
    anyway I'm happy to show that it works!! I'll go to another lake with a water slide and I'll do a better video as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience :-)

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    .....and Sorry for my English......

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    That was nice.... length of video was just fine.
    "enjoy your ride"

    Dennis

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    man that is awesome!! i want a trailer for my spartan

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    ***********Please do take the time to read and understand the rules of the forums. This is not allowed.**************
    Last edited by Double G; 06-21-2013 at 08:10 AM.

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