Hot Homebuilt James Knight’s “Big Oly” Bronco

Hot Homebuilt James Knight’s “Big Oly” Bronco

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Take a look at this sizzling homebuilt, James’s Knight’s “Massive Oly” Bronco which relies on Tamiya’s confirmed CC-01 (Cross Nation) 4WD off-road chassis. If the title, James Knight, sounds acquainted then chances are high you’re a scale builder as a result of he’s the proprietor of Knight Customs. As you can think about, the Bronco proven right here is simply one of many many unbelievable builds that James has created through the years which made it very exhausting to slender it right down to only one.

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JAMES KNIGHT’S “BIG OLY” BRONCO

Take a look at the true “Massive Oly” Bronco. (Picture from www.bajabronco.com)

James tells us that this construct was a tribute of the Parnelli Jones “Massive Oly” Bronco which not too long ago offered at Public sale for a whopping 1.8-million {dollars}. The storied race truck is taken into account the grandfather of all fashionable desert trophy vehicles because it was the primary really customized chassis that didn’t use the precise chassis from the manufacturing truck physique. The “Massive Oly” was 2WD with I-beam entrance suspension and a rear strong trailing arm. Parnelli later went on to race the Chevy Blazer that Tamiya replicated and is named the Blazing Blazer. While the Tamiya Blazing Blazer is extra well-known with classic RC followers, it was “Massive Oly” that was really the unique design that made the roof prime wing so iconic.

For James’ RC duplicate construct of “Massive Oly”, he used a Tamiya CC-01 chassis which is also referred to as the Cross Nation Chassis. The chassis is sort of inventory aside from slicing off the entrance “field” to permit for extra clearance. He then fabricated a canopy from the left over components and a few plastic sheet.

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Custom-made entrance finish of the Tamiya CC-01 chassis.
A Tamiya Subaru Brat donated its entrance bumper to the trigger and James fabricated the entrance grill from styrene.
For the electronics, James utilized the inventory Tamiya TEU-101BK digital velocity management together with a Spektrum SR215 receiver and a Traxxas 2075 waterproof steering servo.

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ABOUT THE BUILDER – JAMES KNIGHT

James has been into RC because the mid 80’s together with his very first pastime grade RC was the Tamiya Grasshopper. For over 20 years, James has been accumulating and customizing classic RC vehicles principally from Tamiya’s first 100. Later he began Knight Customs in 2013 to make the most of the rising reputation of 3D printing expertise. This enabled him to convey to market low quantity components that different producers weren’t capable of produce with present manufacturing. James tells us how he feels lucky to have the ability to work carefully with lots of the prime scale RC Producers, creating choice components that enable builders to place their very own private contact on their favourite equipment.

You’ll be able to try the Knight Customs web site HERE!

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STOCK TAMIYA CC-01 CHASSIS

Proven right here is the inventory Tamiya CC-01 chassis. Tamiya provides with chassis with quite a few totally different physique choices and host of hop-up choice components can be found.

TAMIYA CC-01 SPECS

  • Scale: 1/10
  • Sort: Construct-up equipment
  • Size: 18.7 in. (475mm)
  • Width: 7.87 in. (200mm)
  • Wheelbase: 9.53 in. (242mm)
  • Chassis: Molded tub w/ built-in gearbox
  • Drivetrain: Enclosed 4WD gearbox
  • Differential: 5-gear, bevel gear diffs
  • Bearings: Metallic and plastic bushings
  • Suspension: Decrease H-arm w/ mounted higher camber hyperlink/trailing arm with strong rear axle
  • Shocks: Molded plastic, oil-filled shocks w/ bladder seals
  • Motor: 540-brushed kind
  • Velocity management: Tamiya TBLE-02S digital velocity management

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