RC Car Action - - READERS’ RIDES -

3D-printed scale ac­ces­sories for crawlers are pretty com­mon these days, but Daniel wanted some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent. He bought him­self a 3D printer and started by re­vamp­ing drag-car wings and dif­fusers he had pre­vi­ously built in styrene and alu­minum, but he also wanted to do some­thing with Pro-line’s Bronco body. That’s when it hit him to com­bine the two and cre­ate this: the Bronco GT. It sits on a Traxxas Slash 4X4 with an LCG chas­sis. Power comes from a Cas­tle Cre­ations MM2 speed con­trol and a 2650Kv sys­tem. Some up­grades in­clude FLM alu­minum A-arms, Pro-line HD axles, and a Te­kno cen­ter drive­shaft. Daniel fa­vors the Slash for its ver­sa­til­ity and wide ar­ray of af­ter­mar­ket parts, but this project is re­ally about the look. On went a suit­able dif­fuser and split­ter for the front. The boxy Bronco needed help with down­force, so he added a wing to the roof. The hood wears a replica of the hood scoop patterned af­ter Ken Block’s Hoon­i­corn Mus­tang. To help re­duce drag and add ven­ti­la­tion, he cut out the rear win­dow and tail­gate and cov­ered it with mesh, then added a pair of ex­haust tips to fin­ish it off.

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