Even if they are not vintage, Scales cars are also a hobby of mine and I want to share those ones on website.
This is a Man 6×6 from Cross-rc a newborn chinese manufactured. It’s a permanent locked six wheel drive without speed gearbox. Delivered as a kit but some parts are assembled like the transfer case and axle. The light kit, the motor are included.
The manual is well detailed but there is no translation.
The transfer case is epicyclic.
It’s a ladder type frame chassis.
The suspension look like the real one.
Follow the manual and you will obtain this in few hours.
The body take times many more. You should assemble all the parts with glue like a model kit.
The kit is sold as a military truck. But I’d rather to do something different.
A lot of work, some stickers and scale accessories, and here it is, a Truck from the Breslau Rally.
All the suspension parts are reduction of the real Man 6×6. You apreciate the work of them when the truck climb a rock. The wheel travel is not overstate as a crawler or rock racer.
The tire looks scale but lake of grip. They are not sticky as those we found as aftermarket tires. You take your time when you drive, to not damaging the body. This one is pretty weak and will not support rollover as a lexan body.
This heavy truck is fantastic, looks like a real one when you drive it. This Man climb everywhere if you keep in mind its 1:12 scale.
MRC was a French manufacturer in the 80’s. The Bullit was design by Jean Michel Claudel. We had the chance to contact him in 2012 for an interview about his buggy.
RC4ON: “Jean-Michel, when did you get the idea to build this car ?” JMC : “During may or june 1979”
RC4ON: “How to develop this kind of project ?” JMC: “I used a minimum of tools and spent a lot of time behind the workbench. A lathe machine operator help me for some parts. Several plans were drawn and many tests during races at Martigue (France) reach to the final car”
RC4ON: “Prior to joiningMRC, you worked at MicroRacinga Swiss RC company. Why did you not designed the Bullit in this company ? JMC: “It was the time for me to find a kind of independence. My ideas were more appreciated by MRC, which wanted to produce a new range of cars for the market. It was a challenge, because MRC had the plan to work on 1:12 scale on-road EP car. They were not ready to include off-road buggy in there range.”
RC4ON:”Is the name “Bullit” a reference to the film with Steeve McQueen ? JMC:”Absolutely, but there is two ‘T’ for the movie Bullitt. Moreover I was strongly inspired by ‘The love bug’ from Disney for the body.”
RC4ON:”You werefar from imaginingthat thebullitwould have suchsuccess?” JMC:“Today I’m well aware. 35 years later, we are still talking about the Bullit. At the beginning, I worked hard for its success and MRC distributors network were contribute too. In France they were race dedicated to this car, many beginners started into rc hobbies with a Bullit and I’m particularly proud.”
RC4ON:”Thank you very much Jean-Michel”
Thebullitwere mostlynitroengine, but this is a rare electric version with genuine motor and mechanical speed controller.