Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: How To Guide
Date: 5-Jun-2008
Comments: 15
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Hi fellas, a couple years ago I decided to build a Sand Scorcher hybrid- thingie, but don't remember if I posted these pics after the big TC server crash. Well for those that never got to see the development of this here ya go- A Sand Scorcher that handles a bit better than the real thing and is lighter.(Please dont hate me for saying that) Used a beat up RC10 chassis from Ebay that was all scratched up as the foundation. I am a Tamiya fan a little more than an AE fan but always liked Associated for reliability and suspension. Of course, the wheelbase was much too long for the Parma/Tamiya beetle body so I chopped the chassis and slid the nose back into it. After sanding and priming all the big scratches were down to a minimum I painted it with Epoxy spray paint for durability (low-buck project I am was too cheap to get this thing powder coated).. The steering layout was fun to experiment with and I am happy to report over the last couple years this car has proven to be really fun, durable and maintenance free! The extra bonus for me was so many people emailed me to tell me they were building one too! Some of those emails came from another site, RC10talk.com.............scollins















early development in the lab, late 2006 overall chassis steering servo upside down primer looks cool beauty shot in 2007 test flight in April 2007 photos from may 2008 thanks for the pics Jimmy!

Comments

7.2inchdriver

6-Jun-2008

man, it looks so cool in primer. the rc 10 chassis was light years ahead of its time, still is state of the art, as far as i am concerned. wish i never got rid of mine.

pagedm_f350

6-Jun-2008

Awesome! What else can I say!

Wyoming

6-Jun-2008

Always a classic project, love it Steve

BeetleOne

6-Jun-2008

I like very much the first picture! ...mmmh scollins rc laboratory...!

scollins

6-Jun-2008

Strontiumdog72

6-Jun-2008

Fantastic bit of engineering!

flux density

6-Jun-2008

Typical Scollins ingenuity ... Classic body on a classic chassis. Saw it in RC10talk, inspired to making one for myself (collecting all parts) ... this is definitely keepers

scollins

6-Jun-2008

@flux.........glad to be of service, I dig sharing the ideas on TC. Have not had much time for RC10talk lately, simply too busy.

SMOKE-DOG

6-Jun-2008

Very creative custom project.

Origineelreclamebord

6-Jun-2008

Very nice entry I really like the idea of it, too. The chassis just looks right under that body - In the sixth picture I almost thought you had an SRB chassis under it (the screws on the bottom of the chassis, and somehow the arms also look SRB-sh from that angle).

Henk4Focus

6-Jun-2008

Nice one Steve!

CASE1

6-Jun-2008

Thanks for sharing these built up pics! It is a very good concept that will inspire many.

Tobbe70

6-Jun-2008

Pic. 6 is one of the best actionpics I´ve seen, simply perfect!!

scollins

6-Jun-2008

Thanks for the kind words fellas!

kriz240174

8-Jan-2010

cool bug


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