5 questions to: Joe Ferguson (scalefreak.com)

4 February 2015
4 February 2015 RC Nennox

I first got to know him on YouTube – he is one of the most charismatic youtubers, so it was hard not to subscribe 😉 And since then I’m watching every new production he post there. If you go to his channel to watch scale RC vids – you’ll be dissapointed. But instead you’ll get lots of RC knowledge and ideas. But he is active not only on YT – he also has an Instagram account (which I was the first follower of, haha 😉 ).

I like his approach to RC, which I think is pretty similar to mine. I was positively surprised, when I read his answers to question number 3 😀

I think it’s time to stop talking and let you read the answers to “5 questions to:..” from one and only Joe Ferguson! 😀

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

I originally started back when I was 7 years old as a way for me to spend more time with my uncle and my grandfather. We lived in a rural area and had a track built in our backyard. They tried to teach me everything, but being 7, I just wanted to play.

My first R/C was a Mauri Big Bear called, ‘The Bear Cat.’ With my big bear, I won the championship at the local track against the adults. From there, my uncle gave me a Kyosho Ultima to move from Monster Truck to Buggy.

After taking a REALLY long break (20+ years) from R/C, my first truck back was a Traxxas Slash 4×4.

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

I have two R/C’s that I would consider my favourites. One for race, and one or scale.

For Race, I absolutely loved my Jammin’ SCRT10. I put so much time, energy, and money into that truck, but unfortunately, I sold it to fund another project. I truly wish I had kept that truck.

For Scale, I love my F-Bomb! It started life as an RTR Axial Trail Honcho. In the past few years, it has grown and evolved into a beast that it is today. Having seen many shells, and many parts, it’s even had more than a few names over the years at it’s grown. Honcho, Commanche, Black Sunshine, Fizo, and now it’s final name, F-Bomb!

  1. What is your dream RC?

My dream R/C…wow. That’s a hard one. My idea of a dream R/C changes so often.

I love scale. Not just scale trucks, but anything that’s scale to the original. I would love to build a scale rig to match Clampy (Fred WIlliams Rock Crawler). Or maybe for on-road, build a Mad Max Falcon.

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

My favourite thing about the hobby is the building. I love sitting down with a brand new built kit and starting from scratch.

Piece after piece, bearing after bearing, I like to prep the kit and build it from the ground up. Usually I will put on some tunes or a movie and just zone out. It’s very peaceful for me, and at the end, I have something fun to play with.

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

Four things to go on every R/C Adventure
1- My Camelpak – this is a must. Not only is it important to stay hydrated whole your our on the trail, but it also doubles as a small backpack to carry anything else I bring.
2- Multi Tool – I never walk away from base without having a multi tool on me to fix and repair my rig. Even just a loose screw needs adjustment from time to time, you have to be prepared, or you could lose the day.
3- Spare battery – In Niagara, you can go out on the trails for hours and still be fairly close to your base. But that doesn’t mean you want to HAVE to go back when your battery starts to get low. I always like to keep a spare Lipo with me in my pack for a quick change to complete the trail.
4- Snacks – I eat…a lot! And when I’m hungry, I get ‘hangry.’ Start to lose my cool and have a lot less fun. For when hunger creeps on, I like to keep something light like a CLIF bar with me in my pack to munch on. Keeps me good until I get back to base.
5- Protek Take Charge – When I’m out on the trail, I am always using my iPhone for pictures and video. Problem is, I hammer on my battery hard, so I always want to have my Take Charge with me to plug my iPhone into my spare battery. I always want to keep some life in my phone…just in case.

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