Ahh ... the next build. This one is the fault of one of my favourite iPhone games Hillclimb Racing. Why? One of the latest updates had a hotrod as one of the cars and it had a 4WD upgrade option .... got to thinking didn't I. So here we are after a while crunching the numbers and putting it all in CAD and then going back to it (and I still will be going back to it) and making modifications. This is the plan of action: This is being built as a scale trail rig and is going to be designed for off road, but not rock crawling so articulation is not a priority. I'm designing in 20mm (3/4") compression capability so more articulation may be achieved with a droop setup. Shock setup will be a play later So now to the constraints... 1/8th scale as this is what the axle with the wheel selection scales out to be has to be as scale and accurate as possible, but this is a build of a hotrod Has a 2.5" chop to the roof line Has a full interior and no visible electronics engine bay has a scale flathead V8 motor inside scale motor hides the real motor Well the batter was going to be hiding behind the rear seat with access through the back, however designing in the shocks it turned out that to keep the clean interior I had to mount the shocks behind the rear seats instead relegating the battery to under the front seat. A win for weight distribution!! To fit the diff of the front axle I've had to move the front radiator forward about 3 scale inches, but it's a hotrod The parts list looks a little like this: SCX10 Axles (Rear to be upgraded to silver whenever funds allow - it's a hotrod!!) G-Made TS02 silver shocks (They look good and looks are important!!) ... If these do not work out then I will swap them for 90mm G-Made Transition shocks Thunder Tiger 2.2 spoked buggy rims Proline Dirt Hawg II & III tyres (These scale in exactly for a 1.8th scale build) Either a Hobbyfans 3300kv setup or a 35t brushed setup (to be decided later) SCX10 center transmission gears Drive shafts......... (junfac or axial - cost will probably decide this one and I personally have no issues with Axial driveshafts) Everything else has to be fabricated. The center transmission has to be custom made to fit between the frames and also under the floor, so I have to straighten it out. Slipper clutch will be deleted and pinion and spur gear will be decided at some point but the default axial spur gear is too big so some other choice is to be made. I did have the transmission drawn up but just before I could hit save my son kicked the power cord out ... grrrr! So the current state of play... The chassis rail has been bent to shape and awaiting drilling before slitting up the middle to create the two sides. And the floor has been cut out. So there we are, the official RC Sparks start to the next build, I hope you enjoy the journey as I am so looking forward to make this a reality.