My name is Wes Brown and I have been involved with the RC Hobby / Industry in one form or another for 29+ years. During my time I have designed, flown, drove, tested, reviewed or engineered just about everything from cars and boats to planes, heli’s and now multi-rotors. The majority of my experience falls into the car side where I have been designing aftermarket parts for different companies for the past 5 years. Before that I was racing and designing dirt oval cars. OutFrontFrames produced a Sprint Car that ruled the world of Outlaw RC Dirt Oval. Ruled it to the point that the car was legal, yet outlawed at several tracks across the country. With that car we landed a 2,3 and 5 place finish at the 2005 Dirt Oval Nationals and landed the coveted Manufacturers Cup award. The award was for having the most cars in the A-Main from any manufacturer. The car was featured in RC Driver Magazine in November 2005.
Once I was done with dirt oval I dove into 1/5 off road. I began designing upgrades and building HPI Baja 5B’s. I sold the designs and drawings for 90% of the parts to TGN Inc. Aside from the parts design I built custom cars for customers and did product reviews for www.thebajaforum.com and contributed my research of the car to the forum. As time allows I will post some of the customer builds on this page. One of the more notable builds was the first brushless Baja 5b.
I then began working with some members of the US XRay team racing 1/8 scale off road. Soon the love for nitro off road kicked in and I found myself in the middle of helping team drivers get the most from their cars and providing feedback for new ideas. I still work with them from time to time. From there the next major step for me in the car side would be the XSCT. For those not familiar the XSCT is a truly dominant 1/10 short course truck. The truck was / is based from the XRay 808 / XB9 platform. Racing and promoting the truck proved its worth. However, manufacturing issues still plague the release of the truck and the truck remains on paper with hopes of a final release one day.
Currently I am a factory mechanic for Team Durango. I assisted Ryan Lutz throughout 2012 including the 2012 Worlds in Argentina. I will also be working with him through 2013. When I am not on the road with Ryan / Team Durango I do custom carbon fiber machining as well as design work for the aftermarket. Multi-rotors have been a very important part of my design work for the past year. My goal is to design vehicles for search and rescue / reconnaissance / aerial photography that will fit into the guidelines to be introduced by the FAA and FCC sometime in 2013. I showcase what I can here on the blog.
I am sure I have missed something. Either way if you would like to get in touch with me feel free. I am always open to help when I can. Being a “one man show” time can be a little tough. However, I will do what I can. Thanks for reading.
OutFrontFrames / WBD