In 1985 Jay Hasley won the first IFMAR Off Road World Championship with a nicely optimised RC10. I didn’t want to make a replica of this car but just want to be inspired, using vintage parts collected during some years.
I started with a Composite Craft chassis that needed to be refurbish.
Many scratch, wholes more than it needed. But after some work and some layers of spray paint, it look’s like new !
In my box I found some accessoiries:
CRP nerf wing, Carbide balls for the diff, RPM steering and a rear Associated motor guard.
Turnbuckles from the losi XX will replace the genuine one to faciliate settings.
The steering :
The motor guard for graphite chassis :
How to easily build a rear wing who look vintage ?
Find a RC10 rear wing like the AS6183 and cut in a sheet of lexan the wing side as the design you want.
This RC10 was built with most of vintage parts. Only the tires, the cupball and shock tower come from the re-release of 2013.
To complete the set I found a brand new in box, Sanwa Machine-1 pistol grip radio at a reasonable price. This radio design is very impressive. You feel like Clint Easwood in Dirty Harry, “go ahead, make my day, punk !” All setting are easy access with the tiny screwdriver.
Test on track:
Built a Vintage RC car without drive it on track is a real frustation. So every car of mine should run. The 17×2 Motor fit perfectly on this light RC10.
On the track, it is very well balanced. Rear grip and no lack of steering. “Thank you” to modern tires and front short arms. As I espected the car is efficient and pleasant to drive. The suspension is outstanding for the age. Even if the original rc10 chassis set a high level handling, all this parts improve a lot.