Who is WheelMan Designz?
"I am just a gear head with some engineering experience, and a history of hands-on fabricating, building, modifying, fixing, and creating. I am also a mechanical engineer by profession."
I am doing great! Always busy, between my day job, hobbies, and family, so life is good!
Hey Travis, how are you doing lately?
My full name is Travis Mills and I am a gear-headed hobbyist who’s interested in pretty much anything with wheels and an engine/motor. I have some engineering experience, and a history of hands-on fabricating, building, modifying, fixing, and creating. WheelMan Designz is a brand name I created to identify my work.Designing high-end aftermarket parts for R/C vehicles has become a big hobby of mine. I’ve done a lot of my own special custom R/C builds, as well as a few custom builds for people I know. I thrive off of bringing new ideas to life, and not only designing new products, but creating one-off projects as well.
Who is WheelMan Designz?
Outside of the RC world, I am a husband and father of one 4-year-old son. I am a small-town person and I live in the country. I live for summer weather, and hate the cold. I love to camp, fish, ride motorcycles, work on cars, build just about anything, and of course mess with RC.
Impressive.. Who is Travis outside this RC world?
My primary hobbies aside from RC, are cars & motorcycles. Any and all free time I have in life is consumed with these hobbies.
What other hobbies do you have?
My local hobby shop when I was about 10 years old, got me into RC. I would go there with my mom when she needed craft supplies, and I would spend the whole time eyeing the RC section. A few years later my parents caved and bought me a Traxxas E-Maxx. That is where it all started.
Do you remember what got you into RC World and when was that?
Right now my primary business in RC is helping customers with pretty much any 1/5 scale project I can. People come to me with requests for all sorts of 1/5 platforms. I help with custom parts when I can, and with sourcing parts/electronics they need for their builds. Also I build complete RTR vehicles for customers who either don’t want to or can’t on their own.
Story like from a movie.. and what are you actually helping people with?
What was the biggest break, when people started noticing you? Was it before the Kraken Vekta.5?
I would say I’ve gained the most recognition from the Kraken builds I’ve done. Before I started doing the Krakens though, I did have some recognition from several projects I did with a good friend of mine, for the Traxxas E-Maxx platform. Our parts for that platform turned out to be quite popular.