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Create Foamboard Cybertrucks and then race them

#1
I once made Foamboard FEDEX and UPS RC truck bodies for 1/10th scale RC trucks. I never made anything else because there was nothing interesting that was boxy enough to make out of Foamboard.

AND THEN ELON MUSK RELEASED THE CYBERTRUCK!

I think that everyone should make Cybertrucks bodies out of Foamboard and then have a series of challenges:
1. A hitch tow challenge
2. A dirt track race
3. FPV obstacle course?
4. Fly them????





 

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#3
I love those ups and FedEx bodies. How do they hold up(not rolling them over)? Do you add any thin plywood for mounts?
They did not last long on a offroad dirt track. Even though they were just Foamboard they weighed enough extra that the suspension on the Rusler (UPS) and the Associated T4(FedEx) would bottom out on jumps. Here is some old video grainy video of it on the track



I gave the UPS body to a Guy who made a rock crawler out of it. I need to find s picture because it was pretty cool.

Edit: Jason Tipton and his wife made this great rock crawler using my UPS body
 

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FastCrash45

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#4
I'm thinking a few well placed pieces of thin hobby ply will make those bodies last. Except in major crashes. I think I'll make an FedEx truck
 
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I'm thinking a few well placed pieces of thin hobby ply will make those bodies last. Except in major crashes. I think I'll make an FedEx truck
My biggest mistake was attaching to bodies through the roof. I had to add long heavy rods and the body flexed too much. I suggest attaching the body through the sides like the rock crawler did
 
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Here is a PDF that can be printed as a guide to make a FedEx/UPS truck that fits on a 11.5" wheelbase like a Traxxas Ruster. Since Josh made a cybertruck I didn't bother to make my own drawing for it.
The stampede has about the same wheel base so this should work perfect. Love the details too. With some well places thin ply I think I can make a very durable body. Thanks for the file this will be fun to make and accessorize!!!