Category Archives: Off Road

Cross RC HC4 Truck – transformed to a modern expedition vehicle

Well, there are a lot of nice HC4 builds based on the Cross RC kit around the world, but 90% are built in military style and after some thinking Ollyman came up with an idea to transform the HC4 kit to modern style expedition vehicle. The colour orange is based on the “German Offroad Challenge” and received an original starting number as well.

 

Xray XB2 Carpet 2018 Build – Part 1

After receiving my new Hudy tools it was time to continue building the XB2 Carpet edition. The only other buggy I had ever build was a Tamiya DF-02, needless to say that the Xray is at a completely new level. Of course this is a competition ready buggy and the DF-02 was more just a fun buggy. The first thing I had to assemble was the rear drivetrain.

Picking the right screwdrivers

When I got back into this hobby about a good year ago, I invested into what I thought were some good screwdrivers. Good tools can make life a lot easier and makes maintenance fun instead of a frustration. Little did I know that about a year later I would realise that my tools were definitely not that great and ended up being a frustration. So I went out to find something better and wanted to share my findings with you, hoping you will not make the same mistake.

Xray XB2 Carpet Edition 2018

Yes! It has arrived, the brand new Xray XB2 Carpet Edition 2018. Next year I (Spartan/Maarten) plan to start driving at the local RC club, who have a wonderful off-road track. Having never done this before I will most likely have a lot to learn, but in the end I want to participate in the club’s 2wd buggy competition. With that in mind I bought the Xray XB2 C 2018, probably one of the better and more serious competition buggies out there. 

RC Trophy 2017 Video

A couple weeks ago we attended an event in Ter Spegelt NL by http://www.RC-fun.be, the RC-Fun Trophy 2017. It was the second time that this event was organised and it was a lot larger than the pervious year. The organisation did a great job creating different scale stages in the sand, giving us plenty of room to go trailing, scaling and crawling. Some parts were challenging, but overall it was just a nice scale drive and we really enjoyed it. Since events and experiences like these are hard to describe in words, check out the video below to see what it was all about!

SCX10 I with Jeep Wrangler

In 2016 Ollyman got a SCX10 I Kit as birthday present and this was the entry ticket into the wide world of scale crawling.

The Chassis was equipped with a beltdrive, beeftubes and some aluminium links along with a BTA steering kit. The paint scheme with dark grey and neon green has been used by Ollyman in the early 2000 years for onroad racing and was slightly adapted for the Wrangler.

Old Smokey – SCX10-I won prestigious G6 Award!

The Theme for the 2017 G6 in Bilstain was “gone fishing” and OCD driver Ollyman managed to build a superdetailed Jeep Gladiator Body on an Axial SCX10-I chassis.

Coming late to the show and shine part of the event almost let Brian Prker overlook this beauty, but eventually it was picked by Mr. G6 himself as Rat Rod of the Event!