;e special “P-L” logo marks the Readers’ Ride of the Month. If you
see it on your vehicle, you win a Pro-Line prize pack that includes a
T-shirt, cap, and Pro-Line body.
To submit your vehicle, email your high-resolution JPEG images and a description to
email@example.com. To submit photos by mail, send color prints to Readers’
Rides, Air Age Media, 88 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 USA. Include your name,
address, and phone number in your letter. Submissions will not be returned.
Readers’ Rides is also on Facebook! Visit facebook.com/rccaraction and post your
ride; we’ll message you if we want to feature it here in the mag.
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3D-PRINTED DUCATI DRAXTER
OF THE MONTH
OF THE MO
AND SUZUKI GSX-RR DRAG BIKES
BRE TT TURNAGE ›› MORENO VALLEY, CA
;ese two drag bikes—a 2016 Ducati Draxter Concept and a
2016 Suzuki GSX-RR—are almost 100 percent 3D-printed,
including the tires and rims. ;e tires are printed in TPU flexible
filament, while the bodies and other parts are made out of PLA
filament; they work by using a weighted front rim as a passive
gyroscope. Both bikes use GoolRC 2430 7200Kv 4P motors with
25A brushless speed controls powering belt-drive systems.
Belt tension is adjusted with an ARC R11 belt tensioner, which is
TRAXXAS T-MAXX CHROME CUDA
located on the swing arm of each bike. Steering is provided by a
Hitec HS-225BB servo-equipped Racer’s Edge servo horn, and
it’s attached to the lower right arm of the rider and turns the
front fork. Battery power for the Ducati comes from a 2000m Ah
pack, while the Suzuki has an internal 1000mAh pack located
inside of the body fairing. An HK-5320 ultra-micro digital servo is
located in the head of each rider and turns a rod that runs through the upper body and attaches
to the pelvis, which turns the hips. ;e rider’s head, arms, torso, and lower legs all move while
the body is being steered. ;e suspension uses a functional 3D-printed front fork, and the rear
suspension di;ers per bike—the Ducati’s being an Atomic AMZ001-GS grease shock, while the
Suzuki uses an Associated F T rear aluminum shock. Brent calls them “;e Project Jibril Bikes” and
has made the files available for anyone to download for free at pinshape.com.
SEAN CARPEN TER ›› MEADVILLE, PA
Who doesn’t love the Traxxas T-Maxx? No other
vehicle has been more important to the growth of RC
than Traxxas’ definitive monster truck, and no other
vehicle has had as many aftermarket parts o;ered for
it. You can literally build a complete T-Maxx without a
single OEM part left on it, and that’s pretty much what
Sean did with this chromed-out Cuda. He started with
a Team Integy aluminum chassis and added a set of
American CNC skidplates. Lunsford provided titanium
turnbuckles, and the universals are from MIP. GPM
supplied the springs and engine mount, which holds
the Trinity-Sirio . 23 engine. Bolted to it are a Robinson
Racing clutch bell and flywheel, and the exhaust exits
through a polished-aluminum tuned pipe from Hot
Bodies. ;e truck rolls on a set of RPM chrome wheels
wrapped with Pro-Line tires, and that Cuda body wears
a custom stars-and-stripes paint motif by Phat Bodies.
AXIAL YETI SCORE TRUCK
ISAAC SORIA ›› SAN TA CRUZ, CA
Isaac’s Axial Yeti SCORE trophy truck wears a Pro-Line True Scale Raptor short-course body, and
it’s bathed in Tamiya orange paint and a bunch of SC8 Slick Mist decals from Team Associated.
To fit the Yeti chassis, he moved the roll cage back and used some spare plastic tubes to reach
out to the wider body. He also mounted a Drvnpro dual spare-tire mount, which holds a pair of
Pro-Line Sling Shots. A Savox 0231 waterproof servo turns the wheels, and power comes from
a Dynamite Fuze 130A speed control and a HobbyStar 3800Kv motor. A Spektrum DX4C radio
keeps everything firmly under control.