Trucking along with the Axial SCX10-II UMG10 build! This week we build shocks, suspension links, install the axles and assemble the Vanquish wheels and MT45 tires! We also install our T-360 Servo, BXR Element Proof ESC, solder it all up and finish off with a Spektrum SR315 and DX5C radio! It’s a functional runner now, all that is left is to put the custom touch on the body and take it out for a drive!Continue reading
New month, new build! The Axial SCX10 platform has been the standard in scale crawling for over a decade. The potential to create whatever you are dreaming of is basically unlimited! The UMG10 is a kit version of the SCX10-II platform and heavily resembles the ever-popular Unimog from Mercedes Benz. This 1/10 scale kit gives builders a very nice platform to start with and from there create whatever they desire.
We are starting out our build by assembling axles and to give our truck an edge we are building the axles completely from aftermarket parts! Beef Tube AR44 housings provide 50g of weight and added strength to the axle tubes, Vanquish 6-bolt locker and gears beef up the inside, Vanquish shock/link mounts on the outside and RC4WD portal assemblies to top off our “Unimog” axles. We are also building our transmission and chassis, preparing our UMG10 for shocks, suspension links and axles to be mounted up. Next episode will cover electronics installation, mounting up wheels and tires and setting up the suspension!
This past weekend I was at the Annual Harvest Festival and ended up doing well! Going into qualifying my E-buggy was good for the majority of the time making some small changes. I managed to TQ the first and third rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ having some good battling. After some rough nitro buggy qualifying I was able to get 3rd overall finally getting a decent run in. For the E-buggy main event, me and Cj Jelin were battling back and forth for the majority of the race, both of us having minimal mistakes I would win by about a couple seconds in the end.
The final Street Eliminator episode….for this year! I swapped out our Pro2 5800kV mill for a GEN3 4.5T motor and started chasing more top speed. Since it’s so cold out and our road isn’t much in the way of traction, I decided to focus on getting the car to launch in better conditions and instead see how fast this car can go. I have to say I’m very happy with the speeds I am getting out of the 4.5T!
After slowly working my way up the ladder from the initial 44mph the Pro2 ran at stock ESC settings, I have now reached 72mph with the 4.5T, proper gearing and some tuning. I tuned the RS Pro with a HotWire 3.0 from my phone and I also kept track of each run with our Data Logging. This was key in seeing how far I could push my setup and in the end, we ended up going FASTER and keeping everything COOLER. Win-win right there! I still want to see if I can get more out of it.
The 2019 Fallout RC Arenacross race was held at the Jack Giesy Arena in Ridgefield, Washington this past weekend, attracting nearly 300 entries. Adam Drake was the top qualifier in nitro buggy, nitro truck, and electric buggy. Drake went on to win the 30 minute finals in nitro buggy and nitro truck and also took the wins in A1 and A2 of electric buggy! Andy Dibrino was the top qualifier and winner of the electric truck class.
Adam Drake Electric Buggy:
Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition
Tekin RX8 GEN3 ESC
T8 GEN3 1900KV
Adam Drake’s RX8 GEN3 Setup Sheet
Had a great weekend in Omaha at the Tekno RC 1/8 Winter Series Rd1! Alex built an awesome layout to run on, thanks to him for putting on this series every year! I had a solid day of qualifying, taking both E-buggy quals for the overall TQ and 2nd in Nitro Buggy! Going into the mains I knew it would be an awesome race with Seth, Mason and I, and that it was! We battled back and fourth for the first few laps and I was able to come into the lead and stay there for a few minutes until just shorting the triple and crashing through the gap in the track wall. After that I fell back a ways to 3rd, I put my head down and caught up with Mason and after swapping positions a few times got solidly into second. At that point Seth had ran a great race and I was too far back to try and catch up, coming home second! In E-buggy, my EB48 was feeling awesome and I would lead tone to tone with an 11 second victory! Shoutout to all my Sponsors for providing me with the best equipment! Special thanks as well to Kayty for coming with and pitting me all weekend!
Last weekend I attended the Wicked Halloween race at LSR Speedway. Ended up taking the TQ in both qualifying rounds of 4wd Mod but in 2wd ended up starting 3rd on the grid. After making some changes to my 2wd, it felt a lot better and when I decided to drive consistently I would end up winning the main event. In the 4wd main event I would also take the main event win leading from start to finish while the field behind me would battle it out. Overall had a really good time seeing everyone again.
Thanks to my parents and sponsors who continue to support me!
Finally got some nice weather in this weird fall season we have had so far, so I took the Pro-2 Eliminator outside and grabbed a handful of throttle! I only have about 30 minutes of drive time on this car so far and I still have a lot of tuning to do to make it launch straight and consistent, but the cold temperatures are definitely making my job a lot harder. After some not-so-successful test hits, I made some changes to the suspension and got the car to launch straight, although I don’t think it’s very fast due to wheel spin. I still need a sway bar and I’ll figure something out sooner or later! Looking forward to more tuning in warm weather for sure, but there is at least still something we can do with it until then; top speed.Continue reading
Street Outlaws, Eliminators or No-Prep cars are becoming more and more popular these days so I decided to jump into the unknown and put a car together. Drag racing is one form of RC I really have no experience with, so when I started seeing bodies, wheels and tires coming out for this class of car I knew I needed to build one. With a little research and chatting with some pro racers about these cars, I put a parts list together and started the build.Continue reading