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soze 06-20-2018 12:26 AM

Soze tinkers with son's Ascender K10 RTR
 
So last year I picked up a Vaterra Ascender K10 RTR for my son. I haven't done much to it, but after having recently picked up an Ascender Kit of my own due to the lower price... I have renewed interest in tinkering with it.

Follow this build on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...KA4o7o7AlI6sOT

Build Details:

Parts:

Vaterra Ascender K10 RTR
RC4WD Tough Armor Steel Sliders for Ascender
Vaterra 340000 Light Set with Buckets
MIP X-Duty C-Drive Kit for Vaterra Ascender

Electronics:

Sanwa MX-V Transmitter w/Sanwa RX-371W Receiver
PowerHD 23kg Servo
HeyOK Performance RC Switch for LEDs (available on eBay)


Here's how the truck looked when I first got it. So clean and fresh :lol:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/...90d3c4fa_b.jpg

soze 06-20-2018 12:26 AM

Upgrading the servo, adding RC4WD Tough Armor Steel Sliders.

I did these upgrades mid 2017.

First thing I did was replace the stock Spektrum servo with a PowerHD 23KG Servo

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4166/...cfd4530d_b.jpg


Next up was adding the Rock Sliders. You'll need the following to add these rock sliders to the K10 RTR

- RC4WD Tough Armor Steel Sliders
- Vaterra Ascender VTR231038 Battery Tray Mount & Parts

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Pre-Slider look

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Battery tray mount in order to add the sliders

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/...9ae7b183_b.jpg

Sliders mounted

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soze 06-20-2018 01:53 AM

I've been wanting to add headlights to this truck for a while and finally got around to ordering the parts.

I used the Vaterra Light Set with Buckets for the Headlights.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/...b29f60d4_b.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/...a2eab7b8_b.jpg


Removed the grill from the body.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1767/...1d02e7c9_b.jpg

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Took a dremel and dremeled out the headlight area in the grill

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/...050a1d28_b.jpg

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Made the necessary cutout in the body for the headlights

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1806/...6f45f6c8_b.jpg


Took an exacto knife and scored lines into the lenses from the light bucket kit.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/...0c3027f8_b.jpg


Adding the LEDs

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This is what they look like when the assembly is put together

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1770/...37a76b3c_b.jpg


I used the almighty Shoe Goo for gluing the grill and light buckets to the body.
Shoe goo'ed the grill onto the body, and then Shoe goo'ed the light buckets to the inside of the body.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/...852ac4be_b.jpg


Here's what they look like fully attached.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/...a4b10141_b.jpg

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I also used the HeyOK Performance RC Switch for LEDs

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/...fba94b95_b.jpg


LED Switch tucked away in the receiver box

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Routed the LED wire along the same path as the servo wire

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Let there be light!

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Backyard RC 06-20-2018 11:14 AM

Looks good!
Thanks for showing how you did the lights.

soze 06-21-2018 10:01 AM

I forgot to mention I added the MIP X-Duty C-Drive kit Driveshafts. I did this before the headlight addition.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/4...7cf7d9c7_b.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/...eb39d437_b.jpg


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