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AUSTIN DUNN’S wanted to design a chassis that I knew could AD: Nothing really; the GC1 chassis just does
dominate the 2.2 class. I spent a lot of time everything it is supposed to do.
setting up the 4-link and not just throwing
WINNING 2.2 RIG something together. By doing this, the truck
does what it is supposed to do and is also
Age: 27 Hometown: Southside, AL very predictable.
Club: SERCRC sercrc.com
RCCA: You were the favorite to win the
Nationals; did that add any pressure?
AD: I think Brad “Bender” Dumont was
the favorite, but it still made me nervous
knowing that I was getting ready to com-
pete with the best in the nation.
RCCA: You’re relatively new to RC but
have full-size crawling experience. What
do you do with the big trucks?
AD: I used to trail-ride a lot, meaning every
day, and enter a couple of small comps. But
lately, it’s been nothing but RC crawling. One-
to-1 rigs are just too expensive.
RCCA: Do you have any changes
planned for your rig?
AD: None. It seems to be set up just right.
RCCA: Most guys currently run brushless. Why the now old-school lathe
AD: That is all I have ever run, and they have
never let me down; they are very smooth and
responsive at very low rpm, as opposed to
brushless that are very jerky at low rpm.
RCCA: Any plans to dominate the Super
AD: I will be in the Super class next year, and
I have some good ideas on a chassis, but I
will only have two to three months for practice
RCCA: Any special setup tips you use on
your GC1 chassis?
AD: None. I run the same setup as you could
buy from the website. I have just
slightly modified mine to get the belly
a little slicker.
RCCA: So, why did the Alabama crew
do so well at the Nats?
AD: Both of us had GC1 chassis from
Gatekeepersdesign.com, and Joey
Floyd and I are both in SERCRC,
where everyone pushes himself to
become a better and more accurate
Dunn used a Parma Toyota Tundra
body. Note the generous cutouts for
wheel clearance. The cleverly shortened bed is a nice touch.
1 Traxxas Stampede transmission
2 RC4WD Delrin TLT-1 axles
3 Losi Rock Claws tires
4 RC4WD Aluminum beadlock rims
5 Traxxas Revo drive shafts
6 Thunder Power LiPo pack (3-cell)
7 Integy 55-turn lathe motor
8 Castle Creations Mamba max speed control
9 Hobbico CS170 steering servo
10 RCP Crawlers CVDs, ring & pinion gears and aluminum knucles