Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
February 22, 2019

Our HPI Racing RS4 Sport3 Creator Edition radio-controlled car build-off has come to its completion with this, our Week 4 video. Over the last month we’ve shared this series of videos as we’ve build a scale replica of our 1966 Mustang “Week to Wicked” project car so that you can see just how much fun there is in the radio control hobby. While this isn’t the first R/C Mustang we’ve constructed, this was hands down one of the most fun projects as we watched the fellow build-off competitors and their videos each week to see what they were up to; even going as far as having a little fun taunting each other on social media!

Week 1 of our HPI Racing RS4 Sport3 Creator Edition build-off was where we unboxed our chassis and introduced everyone to the build-off. If you missed our build-off intro and video see it HERE. Likewise, our Week 2 segment, where we installed all of our chassis electronics and tested our radio system, is available HERE, and finally, our Week 3 video can be found HERE as well. So if you’ve missed any we encourage you to view those in order before hitting our final video displayed here.

For Week 4 of the build-off the participants, which include Chris de Graaf of Hemistorm RC (www.hemistorm.com), Greg Vogel of RC Driver (www.rcdriver.com), Kyle St. Peter of FotoGuy RC (www.fotoguyrc.com), and Rich Morgan of The RC Network (www.thercnetwork.com), will be wrapping up their respective builds. We did confirm in Week 3’s videos from the build-off competitors that we are the only Mustang in the build-off. Our good friend (well maybe not for long now!) Greg Vogel at RC Driver is actually building a Camaro, whereas the remaining build-off peeps all went the import route. We hope you’ve enjoyed this build-off series and if you’re ready to build your own “mini-Mustang” be sure to check out our friends at HPI Racing, including their line of Ford licensed classic and late-model Mustang bodies, wheels, accessories, and more to build your mini dream ride.

Photography by Mark Houlahan

To replicate the real Week to Wicked build Mustang’s Rocket Racing Booster wheels with Hyper Shot centers we picked up a set of HPI Racing’s matte chrome Vintage 5 Spoke wheels and painted the centers. We’ll be wrapping the Vintage 5 Spokes with HPI’s Vintage Performance tires, and to really get the proper look we’re doing a deep-dish rear wheel and wider tire out back as well.
Mounted on the RS4 Sport3 Creator Edition chassis we added a little detail to replicate the chrome lug nuts and polished wheel center cap by using a silver Sharpie.
Our completed “mini” 1966 Mustang Week to Wicked project is finished and ready to burn rubber!