Having a RC racing web site has it’s benefits – you get to do opinions, construct neat stuff, play with all types of enjoyable RC stuff and, often, get to be the driving force of a rad little RC Meals Truck for the Scorching Pockets franchise!
It began with an electronic mail from a expertise company in search of somebody to drive a RC automobile for a industrial. There was no point out of who it was or what the driving would entail, nevertheless it was a assured job throughout manufacturing within the Los Angeles space that may span the course of two days. A number of feelers have been despatched out to totally different ‘drivers’ so I needed to act fast – I replied with a ‘HELL YA’ and acquired a observe up electronic mail with some paperwork to fill out and all of the specifics of the place to go and what to do.
I arrived on set – together with about 50 different folks – to a home in LA the place we’d be doing the shoot. My a part of the industrial would come with some driving open air on the road, the sidewalk, up a driveway and into the home. Then in the home, I’d be driving underneath the actors toes, down a hallway and up a ramp the place the film magic would fling the truck right into a microwave.
The truck itself was very cool trying – on the surface. Underneath that 5lb physique (at the very least) was a crude 1/18 scale mash up of RC, the unique platform based mostly on an ECX. It was underpowered, undersprung and a handful to drive just because the physique WAS so heavy. After chatting with the director a bit to search out out what he was in search of me to do, I noticed this tiny truck was NOT going to be simple to drive, so I set off to make use of my RC abilities to make it better-ish. Some preload within the shocks, a pair additional screws (and extra plastic) and a few tape on the rear tires (to assist with slip) and the Scorching Pockets Meals Truck Bites Truck was prepared for the large display.
My a part of the industrial took about 3 hours with many of the driving being LOS (Line of Sight). The one scene within the industrial the place the truck drives underneath the legs of the actors took about 6 takes – from my angle the place I needed to stand, I couldn’t see the truck as soon as it took the flip and the hole was simply barely wider than the truck. Fortunately, although, I hit the proper line on the sixth try to everybody was blissful.
This video dropped off the planet a pair years in the past however I needed to re-upload it just because this was a very enjoyable expertise that I used to be tremendous stoked to be part of.
I can now add RC Driving Technician to my resume.
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