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Finally. Worlds BEST RTR Crawler is here. VS4-10 Phoenix RTR

Old 02-08-2023, 02:45 PM
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Thumbs up Finally. Worlds BEST RTR Crawler is here. VS4-10 Phoenix RTR


if you want DIG and all functions, just buy 2 extra servos.
Radio is 4ch already.


The VS4-10 Phoenix RTR is the first RTR platform from Vanquish Products.

Features the VFD Twin transmission and F10 Straight Axles. Included is a full function digital 4 Channel VT-1 Transmitter with multiple model memory and end point adjustment, making the VS4-10 Phoenix RTR ready to be equipped for fully functioning Dig and Selectable OD. Or run it out of the box with 6% OD powered by a 35T VM-1 Motor and VE-1 3S capable ESC. The large diameter Stainless Steel links bring high end Vanquish Products kit quality to the RTR market. The drivetrain is equiped with machined ring and pinion gears, chromoly universal axle shafts, and chromoly 6-bolt spools for the ultimate in durability. Full ball bearings, metal transmission gears and 32P spur / pinion provide smooth and reliable performance when tackling the toughest terrain.

The VS4-10 Phoenix RTR is equipped with features never before offered in a scale RTR of its kind. The VFD Twin incorporates Selectable Overdrive Shifting and 3-position dig ready (servos not included*) into one compact package. The molded F10 Straight Axles utilize a high clearance design which minimizes the size of the pumpkin and maximizes clearance around the C-hub and knuckle. Connecting the VFD Twin to the F10 Axles are the ISD10 driveshafts. The ISD10 Driveshafts have machined CV style joints at each end with molded splined shafts between them for smooth, quiet and efficient performance. The large 8mm bore S8E shocks included dual X-Ring cartridge and scale threaded caps with a sealed upper bleeder screw. S8E preload adjustment is a breeze with the threaded shock bodies and collars.
  • VFD Twin Transmission - Selectable Overdrive and Dig Ready
  • F10 Straight Axles
  • Offset Pumpkin Front Axle
  • Centered Pumpkin Rear Axle
  • Machined Ring and Pinion gears with Chromoly 6-bolt spools
  • Universal-style front axle shafts
  • HD Stainless Steel Links
  • 25T 20MM Metal Servo Horn
  • Machined Aluminum Panhard Mount
  • Double Shear Shock Mounts
  • Aluminum machined 12mm Hexes
  • ISD10 Driveshafts
  • S8E Shocks with Bleeder cap and clamping spring cup retainers
  • Hidden body clip system


VT-1 Digital 4 Channel Transmitter provides industry leading features and tuning capabilities in an RTR. 15 model memory, multi-channel end point and rate adjustment, digital screen and multi-position switches for the 3rd and 4th channel. Your VFD Twin equipped VS4-10 Phoenix RTR is ready for your additional servos to utilize dig and selectable overdrive using the VT-1 Transmitter.

VE-1 ESC is 3S LiPo capable and includes a strong BEC to power servo functions. The built-in jumpers can be moved to adjust LiPo cut-off and drag brake strength. Factory tuned for your VS4-10 Phoenix RTR. The VE-1 ESC is our version of the Hobbywing 1060, one of the most trusted RTR ESCís on the market.

VM-1 35T Brushed motor is a closed endbell design tuned for the VS4-10 Phoenix RTR to provide trail torque with plenty of speed to conquer the roughest terrain with confidence.

VS-1 Metal Gear Servo tackles the steering duty on the VS4-10 Phoenix with 200oz-in of torque. Ready for all elements the VS-1 Servo is water resistant and durable with its metal gears and 25T output spline for industry standard servo horns. *

VS4-10 Chassis is made to provide you with a balance of scale looks and unhindered performance. The steel C-channel design provides scale detail, molded front and rear cross members fill the chassis rails in the highest stress locations for ultimate strength and provide features like dual servo mounts, winch line routing, and a fuel cell. The molded rock sliders come with a replaceable tapered outer portion that perfectly fits the Phoenix body. The VS4-10 chassis is developed to work with the VFD Twin transmission to keep the overdrive and dig servo low on the platform. The panhard mount on the chassis is made from machined aluminum to withstand the impacts of severe trail conditions. Molded shock towers capture the top of the 90mm Incision S8E Shocks in double shear for maximum support. Narrow molded front and rear bumpers maximize clearances while improving approach and departure angles.
  • Heavy Duty High Clearance Steel C-Channel Frame Rails
  • Molded Front Inner Fenders with integrated LED mounts
  • Phoenix Molded Rock sliders
  • Phoenix High Clearance Bumpers
  • Integrated battery tray and electronic mounting positions
  • VFD Twin Overdrive and Dig servo mounts
  • Stainless Steel links
  • Molded inner fenders with front body hinge and scale radiator mount
VFD Twin Transmission is an evolution of the original VFD. Taking the same balance of performance, scale appearance, strength, and adding industry first features. The VFD Twin comes equipped with selectable overdrive and rear dig. Twin shifting transfer case utilizes replaceable bearing plates, a brass pivot for the shift arms, and chromoly shift slides. Borrowing from our proven Hurtz dig, the VFD twin shifting is smooth and reliable. On the fly overdrive shifting from 6.5% to 46% makes an immediate change to the driving characteristics and tuning options. The VFD Twin transmission places the motor forward and as low as possible. Compatible with 540 brushed and brushless motors*
  • On the fly Selectable Overdrive
  • Standard Overdrive 6.5%
  • Selectable High Overdrive 46%
  • Use Overdrive neutral position for 2WD (disengage front output)
  • Dig with 3 Positions
  • Slipper Clutch
  • Sintered Internal Gears
  • Hardened Chromoly Shafts
  • Molded VFD Twin Extended Skid Plate for Motor Protection
  • Molded Battery and Electronic trays
  • Full ball bearing transmission
  • Sintered Shift arms with Brass pivot shift bushing
  • Chromoly slide dogs for Overdrive and Dig shifting
  • Scale Molded Transmission Housing
  • Machined Aluminum Bearing Plates
  • Molded 6mm motor plate
  • Molded Spur Gear Cover
  • 32P 52T Spur and 15T Steel Pinion
  • Silicone dust shields for shift arms***
F10 Straight Axles benefit from Vanquish Productís years of design experience in making the industryís best aluminum axles. The molded plastic F10 Straight axles feature an ultra rigid design with an integrated truss that ties both ends of the axle together, and oversized C's with an integrated panhard mount.
  • Molded Plastic Axle housings
  • Universal Style Axle Shafts
  • 49 Degrees of Steering
  • High Caster reinforced C-Hub
  • High-Pinion Hypoid Machined Axle Gears (30/8)
  • 6-Bolt Ring Gear and Spool
  • 5mm Output shafts with M4 wheel nut
  • One-Piece Molded Bearing Retainers
  • Adjustable Lower Shock Mounting Position
  • Scale removable third member
  • Machined aluminum red anodized rear fill cap with molded install tool
Phoenix Body with VRD1 Cage
  • VRD1 Rear Cage
  • 3-Piece Body Design
  • Headlight and Tail Light buckets
  • Molded Grill
  • Hinged Design
  • Hidden body clips with quick release front pivot pin
Wheels and Tires
  • 1.9 Falken Wildpeak M/T - RED Compound Tires
  • 1.9 Incision KMC KM233 Hex Beadlock Wheels


  • 1/10th Scale
  • Falken Wildpeak RED Compound 4.65Ēx 1.9Ē tires
  • 3.75:1 Axle Gear Ratio
  • 13T/56T Pinion/Spur
  • Overall Width: 242mm (9.53")
  • Overall height: 242mm (9.53")
  • Wheelbase: 313mm (12.3")
  • Overall Front Ratio (Standard 6.5% OD): 47.6:1
  • Overall Front Ratio (Optional High 46% OD): 31.8:1
  • Overall Rear Ratio: 50.8:1
  • RTR weight (without battery): 5.9lbs (2.7kg)
  • Front and Rear axle width pin to pin: 182mm (7.17")


  • 2-3S LiPo Battery or 6 cell NiMh (XT60 Plug)
  • Compatible battery charger for selected battery (XT60 Plug)


  • X2 Standard size servos for Dig and Selectable Overdrive (Standard or Low Profile)
  • X2 24mm servo horns

*** Transmission dust shield is not 100% element proof. Use access cover to regularly check transmission for debris and add grease as needed.

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I like the idea (kinda), but the included motor/esc/servo leave a lot to be desired. However, assuming the market is for newer drivers, the price point is good in comparison to the other rtr rigs out there. Is likely the best performing rtr as far as chassis goes.
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Ya, it's a Great point for a rtr rig. Compare this to a scx10.3 rtr, I think this has a leg up.
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Old 02-22-2023, 08:22 AM
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Radio looks okey to be RTR, digital is nice with foam wheel.

The ESC is junk.
This rig is very capable and have alot awsome features, high quality parts.
This needs 80a HW 1080 ESC offcourse.

Motor is okey.

Wish they sell this with Quickrun 1080 ESC and Programmer Card (led) included in the box and asking 499$

20bucks more, alot better esc with nice setting, modular, controll.
This is a Game Changer ESC comparet to what it has now.

Vanquish should have made this 499$ with 1080 ESC
That would be awsome. And they could done this very easy.

This rig deserves that ESC
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This might swing me to finally get back to running a crawler.
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They should offer it without electronics as a roller
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They should offer it without electronics as a roller
That would be a great option. I havenít built one of these (yet), but curious how much disassembly would be necessary to mount the electronics, especially the motor. I have zero interest in any of the electronics included in a RTR. My wife got me the 1/18 scale Capra for Christmas. I love the little fella but already got a bunch of upgrades and planning on motor/esc (which would mean new radio & receiver as well), servo, and 3s lipo. Of course all of the upgrades alone are easily 2x the cost of the rig, but 15+ crawlers on the bench now Iíd say that thatís normal.
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They should offer it without electronics as a roller
Yeah , that would be the dream . Ready Build Roller.
Just put your own Motor. ESC and Servo-. Use own radio, just buy extra receiver.
This Crawler deserves Brushless Combo.

Second best option would be like it is RTR , but With HW 1080 ESC.

I dont understund why they did release this with that Crap ESC. Because this rig is very Capable.
And we all know that 1080 ESC with Programmer Card is a true Game Changer.
A really true Crawler ESC with great Settings/parameters easy set up with included Led Programmer Card.

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