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Monster Truck Madness – Loggin’ with the Cross RC HC-6

Hey everyone and Happy Thursday.

Before getting to this week’s subject, I wanted to point out that those attending the June 15th BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House who plan to race r/c monster trucks should know I made an amendment to my info post from last week discussing the schedule- we start an hour earlier than I initially wrote. You can also see this post on the Trigger King R/C Facebook page for the latest details in full.

It has been a long time since I gave an update on the build of my Cross RC HC-6. My last post on the leviathan was last Summer. A lot has happened since!

The biggest change was that I installed a Cross RC T835U Logging Trailer, which is a big kit in and of itself! Given that the trailer isn’t made to be a direct fit on to the HC-6 platform, I had to modify some of the mounts by way of measuring and cutting the thick plastic (the logging cage is mainly styrene, whereas the trailer is pretty much all metal), and then welding it with some nice styrene cement. It wasn’t that difficult of a job to get it to fit, and it feels VERY sturdy when assembled. Here are some pics of the cage going together.

With the added weight on the rear of the truck, I wanted it to have dual rear tires on each axle to better support the heft. I mean, this wasn’t only from a practical standpoint but also from a cosmetic one, too. I picked up two pairs of Pro-Line Carbine wheels along with four more Cross RC tires that the truck was already utilizing, and they fit like a glove. I shot them in an off-white paint to the match the front wheels before doing a final mount.

The final result is a friggin’ monster of an 18 wheeler. I haven’t weighed it yet, but unloaded it has to be every bit of 30 lbs.

The shot above is of the trailer in the transport position.

And here it is deployed, while transporting a load (at around 4′ in length!!).

Sorry for the truck not being loaded down super well in the pics- it’s so long that I couldn’t find any appropriate wood around my house! I need to make an excursion into the forest to find some stray branches for it. I also plan to get some PVC pipe and paint it up to look like large industrial piping.

Cross RC military trucks are beasts, man. It has been so much fun to work on this truck the last year and a half, especially as a pallet cleanser between monster truck truck stuff. I’ve enjoyed building it so much that I’m already eyeing my next Cross RC heavy rig. But hey- this truck isn’t done yet! I still need to add sound and also, as mentioned, drum up some appropriate cargo for it to haul. Once I do, I’ll share another update and include some video of taking it on a long haul down some wooded trails.

Until next time, keep it on all 4’s!

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Posted by in Monster Truck Madness on Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at 5:22 pm