View Full Version : Madhatters speed challenge build

12-20-2009, 05:30 PM
Since my FWD rig from last year is getting a bit too worn to safely run anymore, I decided to go with the HPI cup racer for my challenge.
I will be starting on it once I get back from Hawaii, but plans for a less than normal body are a high possibility.:evilgiggle:
I figure anyone can make an arrow dynamic body go fast, so why not try something a little less sleek. I'm thinking maybe a 70's VW bus.:confused: ''The wonder wagon'':laugh:

Got a few days to think about it anyways, I will keep ya'll posted.:beerchug:

12-21-2009, 05:54 AM
Powertrain for this little buggy will be in the form of the Castle 6900Kv on 12 cells (still not sold on the lipo deal) I figure it might take a bit to get it rolling with the gearing I have planned, but the top end should be interesting.:blink:

Just need to hope the tires will hold together. The celica blew a few sets of rubber tires up and had a foam tire explode. So....

12-30-2009, 10:52 AM
Very cool idea for a project. Have you seen this vid? It sounds like this is what you want to do


Can you imagine getting your butt kicked by a VW Type II!