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Meet Kelly McElderry - A BADASS Woman Who Loves RC


We recently did an interview with Kelly McElderry, a woman who knows no bounds, loves to shoot and builds the baddest RC rigs.

Kelly is from Salina, KS and is married to her best friend, Cody. She met her husband in 2012 and was introduced to RC through her husband's passion in the RC hobby. "I instantly fell in love with it too", says Kelly, who owns an Axial Wraith that is fully upgraded with Boom Racing parts. "When you and your spouse have the same passion and interests it becomes an addiction! He has taught me everything I know, from building and flying scale RC planes to building and maintaining an insane RC crawler!"


Kelly believes that RC as a hobby is much more than just going out and playing with some toys. Some of what she enjoys the most is the unique and extraordinary details in each build, and the strategies to get through a trail or a course, they all add to the joy and pride of the hobby that she appreciates. She said that everyone needs some type of release in life, to unwind from a busy day or clear a racing mind, and this hobby has done that for Kelly. Plus, the nerdy jumping and air fist pumps when she accomplish a difficult build or conquers a difficult obstacle course makes it that much more fun! Cody and Kelly are always trying to bring new people into the hobby. "It never fails" she says proudly. "When we pass our controller to someone for the first time and they get to tear through a track full throttle or flex over an obstacle their faces light up and are hooked!" She's right. How can anyone pass on something that brings the kid in you out?


Kelly's first build is her Axial Wraith Spawn, which is also her favorite build. She instantly tore it apart and started to upgrade the rig to make it her personal beast! Asked about the upgrades that she puts on her rig, she said: "When we found out about Boom Racing my entire wraith was transformed". She isn't joking about that. Her Axial Wraith is one of the most tricked out rigs out there, with matching upgrades and  fully custom setup.


Here is a list of all the upgrades she has done to her Axial Wraith Spawn so far:

 Boomracing Upgrades:

1. Aluminum Steering Linkage #BR247004S
2. Aluminum HD Sterring Block #BR247005G
3. Aluminum Upper Linkage #BR247006G
4. Aluminum Chassis Linkage #BR247007G
5. Aluminum Lower Suspension Link Mount #BR247008G
6. Aluminum Rear Axle Lock-Out #BR247012G
7. Aluminum Front Offset Axle Link Mount #BR247018S
8. Aluminum Rear Offset Axle Link Mount #BR247019S
9. Type G Piggyback Internal Spring Shocks w/ Functional Reservoir 100mm #BRSG0100G &  BRSG0110G
10. Aluminum Front C-Hub #WR019S
11. Eco 2.2 High Mass Beadlock Aluminum Wheels #BRW770102
12. Aluminum Skid Plate #BR247022GM
13. Aluminum Front HD Bull Bar #BR247030S
Non-Boomracing upgrages:
14. Aluminum Axiel Side Panels - Amazon
15. DMG Wraith Diff. Skid Plate #DMGSK10001 $ DMGSK10002
16. Axial Universal Joints #AXI30563
17. MIP Spline Center CVD Kit #MIP1116
18.Proline 2.2 Super Swamper Tires #10107-14
19.Flying Dutchman - Ba Box & Da Tray (front battery tray & trunk tray)
20. Tekin ROC 412 Brushless 3100K V Motor #TT2600
21. Castle Creations 1/10 Mamba Max Pro ESC Smart Sense #010-0066-00
22. Castle Creations CC BEC 10A 6S Regulator #010-0004-00
23. Proline Scale Accesories
24. Axial Wraith Chassis Lowering Kit #WR-01 CLK
Find Kelly on Instagram: the.mcelderry.ginger

Author:Jason T.

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