Monday, December 11, 2023

Supa-Fast Snow Machine

This article was originally published in RC Driver’s May 2015 issue..

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Hi Tony. I am interested in building an electric model that is insanely fast, durable and of course, go on snow! This model will be dedicated to snow bashing/racing and FullForce RC suggested I get information from RC Driver, as in past you have created such a model that I would like to build. It must be electric, no smaller than 1/10-scale and price/upgrades is really not an issue. I hope you can help me.
Mike P. Haliburton, Ontario, Canada

Why-isn’t-RC-Racing-on-TV-And-other-questions-answered-5 Hi Mike, FullForce RC is correct; we’ve built some pretty wild machines that fit your ‘snow bashing/racing’ needs! Seeing as cost isn’t an issue, that also opens up quite a few doors. My suggestion is to look at something like a 1/8 Monster Truck; they’re big, have lots of ground clearance and can be built almost unstoppable. Take a look at vehicles such as Team Associated’s Rival MT, Team Losi’s LST XXL 2, HPI’s Savage Flux or the Traxxas E-Revo, E-Maxx or Summit. All of these are excellent platforms for what you want to do with plenty of upgrades to build a custom ride. If you want to go even bigger, check out HPI’s 1/5- scale Baja 5B Flux. Electric, water-resistant and a huge aftermarket following. Good luck and send us some pictures when you’re done!

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