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RC ADVENTURES – “KRANKiLLEN” – Tribute RC Tower Crane (PT 1 – Intro)


After almost 1 year of planning, working, creating, fabricating, trial and error – whisking the magic cauldron of RC goodness is all about making a dream come true. Today, a certain dream comes to visualization for one of my most avid viewers and supporters “YouTuber: Krankillen”. His YouTube channel is (https://www.youtube.com/user/krankillen) (P.S – Kran Killen translates to “Crane Dude” in German)

With the help of some of my most skilled RCSparks Studio Mechanic members – (Most commonly & affectionately referred to by the RC Adventures viewers as “The Dave’s”) – Over the last 9 months – they have helped me memorialize “Torbjörn Kjellberg” – aka “Krankillen”(from Lidköping Sweden!) This man is someone I respect as an individual and as a great RC ADDICT! He, and his family have supported me for over 6 years – and my family has been able to watch his family grow in to the RC hobby – and turn it in to a life style. This series is to honour him, and his dedication to seeing others do well in the Radio Control Hobby.

I have witnessed his channel grow from a smaller hobby enthusiast – to someone who inspires me constantly with new and creative ways to expose others to our great hobby and community. He has surpassed barriers in the hobby of fabrication and has pioneered creative ways to make the hobby of RC interesting. I think more people should know about him.. so I hope this video series helps.

NOW – on to my Fantastic team!! David Junior and David Sr! My friends.. the years we have spent together.. I am honoured that I have known you. David Sr. – You have raised a Son I can only hope to have. If the world had more folks like your good family – then all would be at ease.

I would like to speak more about David Jr’s abilities – because he is truly gifted. We have worked together on this project for almost 1 year. There have been trials and tribulations.. there has been lessons and atonement! I have been simply privileged to have your family as a part of my growing family for so many years. This project has had many variances – but here we stand today, as champions of our arena! THANK YOU MY FELLOW RC GLADiATORS! People will love this project, on a Global Scale!

The “FANG” Earth Ripper & Coupler – Digger 4200XL Excavator

I’m in the shop again and it’s time to unveil a few of my goodies I have here with me. First – I have to thank Heath Meschkow for my new COWRC magnetic screw catching mat! First RCSparks Studio screw catcher I have ever seen! SO SUPER COOL! The Quality of the product is awesome, it it will be fricken AWESOME not to have to chase those darn screws down anymore! CowRC Mats! Go get your Custom Magnetic Screw Tray and Maintenance products here: http://www.cowrc.com/

NOW! For the RC-WELT “Quick Coupler”, the “FANG”, and the “Extra Wide Bucket” Just off the hook FANTASTiC! My friend Julian contacted me from this online German distribution shop – and told me they loved what we were doing with the construction side of RC – and that the excavator videos could use something a little – EXTRA! So.. he packaged up 3 Aluminum items for me to show you guys.. and all 3 are SO SWEET. The Quick Coupler took me a second or two to figure out.. but when I did.. NO PROBLEM – then simply the Fang.. (which is basically a Giant Dinosaur Tooth made of Thick, Sharp Aluminum), and the EXTRA Wide bucket are there to really move some Earth! (Each one of these pieces are pre-constructed with countersunk hex screws – seemingly very strong.)You saw me put this together on camera for the first time.. right in front of your eyes! WHAT A GREAT setup system for the variety of people that already own an RC4WD Excavator. RC-Welt.EU was founded in 2010 and continues to supply Germany – and others with quality RC products. I’m always happy to support a distributor of F.U.N!

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RC ADVENTURES – 2 Losi 4×4 Trail Trucks on Backyard Scale Course


This is our first run on the scale course.. and it proved more difficult then we expected. My Dad is in visiting from out of town – and no sooner did he see the dig pit then did he want to run a trail trekker through it! How could I refuse!? So I pulled out two of my Losi Trail Trekker 4×4’s and charged the batteries. So awesome.. it just finished raining so the mud is slick and the water is deep in some areas. Over the rocks, and through the much.. we made our way around the course. It’s not easy stopping and filming all these angles for everyone – but he understands there are so many RC ADDiCTS that love to see Father and Son having fun int he yard. Screw societies rules about “what you can and can’t do ” to have fun! We were wheeling in the mud pit’s and IT WAS AWESOME!!!

I hope you get a chance to dig a small mud pit in your yard (if you have permission of course), and you get a chance to get out for some fun int he sun!

PS .. Don’t worry – our trucks will dry out! Haha!

Pitdawg Hydro & “GRAVE ROBBER” – New BODY!


Back in the Studio is another Pitdawg Hydro-dipped Body! This time I requested a “GRAVE ROBBER” body – I think its pretty darn BAD ASS! For A Slash or an other vehicle you can think of. If you want it hydro-dipped – go check out these links!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pitdawg.pit
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/pitdawg47
Website: http://www.pitdawghydro.com/

Enjoy My friends!!

RC ADVENTURES – Tonka Dump Truck RC !


The time has finally arrived to show you what we have been working on for about 1 month now. The Planning, Building, Shipping – IT’S ALL DONE! YES – YOU TOO, can have a Tonka Truck RC! Want to see how it is Done?

Check out my friend Judd @ JRPRC: https://www.youtube.com/user/juddphillips

He has a Build Video series that will make you smile! This type of conversion is VERY Easy – and I’ll let you know that it can be done in a relatively short period of time! Here is a Link to the first Build video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av1Kl8Nm20Y

Follow along in the step by step process! Judd makes it very easy for you to see, and understand. I am excited at the opportunity to showcase his channel, as he is very skilled – and helped me out with this project!

Thanks a lot Judd – I know this will start a new wave of Construction RC! Great job, and I really like this build 🙂 Anyone can do it!!

RC ADVENTURES – Jeepin’ in the Beast 4X4 Wrangler Rubicon


The Spring melt is finally here! It has been an unusually long winter – but at last we can stretch our legs and get out to have some fun! I made sure my “Beast” Axial SCX10 I have built.

This particular truck runs on Dual 35T Brushed Motors, and an RX8 ESC. Everything is powered by a GensAce 3s Lipo (8400mah). The Servo is a High Torque Savox, and the tires are Traxxas Sledgehammers. The rims are the GMade Air System 2.2 in size. The Drive Shafts are RC4WD steel Punishers, connected to a VanquishRC Transmission with RRP Steep Gears. This is an electric 4×4 that was pieced together over several years. The Shocks are Integy MSR10 (my personal favourite).

Everything about this truck has been made to be Super Tough, and durable. It is a very expensive truck – but certainly worth all the hours of amazing fun I have with it 🙂

Enjoy my friends.. this is certainly an epic journey..