5 questions to: James Knight (Knight Customs)

13 May 2015
13 May 2015 RC Nennox

I first started following him on Instagram long before he was making awesome grills for Axial’s Jeeps 😉 I was impressed with his printed buggy parts. Right now I’m obsessed with his G6 Jeep “ANGRY” Grill (and some other parts 😉 ) and I’m pretty sure I’m gonna get one for my #ProjectG6 in the future 🙂

His printed projects looks just amazing – from grills, that I mentioned before, to pedal boxes and even faces for RC drivers. He is the second person (after sir Rustik) that I got to know, that does such an amazing job using 3D printing.

Today, I have for you answers to “5 questions to:..” from James Knight – the founder of Knight Customs! 🙂

 

  1. How has your RC adventure started and what was your first RC?

I think it must have started in ’81-’82 when a next door neighbor showed me his Tamiya Catalog with the Tamiya Wild Willy and Toyota Hilux in it. After that I was hooked but didn’t get my first proper RC car until about 2yrs later, a Tamiya Grasshopper. RC has been in my life ever since.

  1. Which RC (that you own or owned) is your favorite?

There have been many favorites over the years for different reasons. I have a relatively large collection of classics which all have sentimental value to me. However my current favorite is my Son’s Axial Honcho (does that count?). It’s super tough, has amazing climbing for a RTR and it’s his first proper RC car that we use to go on crawls together. I can’t think of anything I get more joy out of than crawling with my son and seeing the fun he has. When I compare his first car to mine and how far everything has come. The grasshopper was tough, but only ran for 10 mins on a charge. Today my sons honcho runs for over an hour.

  1. What is your dream RC?

This is a tough one, I have so many. Right now I am trying to build my dream scale Jeep. I am trying to build a scale replica of the real car I would own if I had unlimited funds.

  1. What do you like the most in this hobby?

It’s hard to describe, I am fascinated with the scale looks and seeing a model come to life. Being able to drive it whilst admire it at the same time is quite unique and different from the full size vehicles. There is definitely the creative aspect of building them either from a kit or your own custom creation. Lastly I am fascinated with the technology and mechanics of the models.

  1. What are 4 things that you always take on your RC adventures?

Over the years wether I have raced, bashed or gone crawling the same 4 things are always with me: – tools – spare battery – spare parts I know might break – as many friends as possible (it’s always more fun with friends).

Check out his profiles on:

Facebook Knight Customs

Instagram @knightcustoms

YouTube Knight Customs

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