I've always loved the look of the D90's, and after running one of the hard bodies on my SCX10 last year I knew I had to have one of the Gelande 2 kits. I finally pulled the trigger and it arrived yesterday, so I spent the evening assembling it- paint and installing the electronics are on the schedule for today!
Once assembled it will be running an Axial AE-5 ESC, RC4WD 45t motor, and all controlled with a Tactic 3-channel Rx/Tx. I've run this motor/esc combo in my SCX build and have had good luck with them, so I see no reason to switch it up, yet.
Both my previous crawlers have had plastic axles...I'm liking these metal ones
Starting on the frame
Thankfully I was reminded to check the grease in the axles and gears, out of the box these had barely anything in them. Repacked them with grease and now are ready to go.
Frame taking shape
"Stop taking so many pictures and just finish the build already- and for the sake of all of us, put some pants on!"
Ready for paint!
Next to the Axial JKU