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Old 08-08-2014, 05:38 PM
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This looks pretty cool!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...d-kit-VTR03023



Product Description
Key Features
Ascender™ Stamped-Steel Ladder-Frame Chassis
4-Length Adjustable Wheelbase
Licensed 1986 Chevrolet® K-5 Blazer Body
Crawler Style Bumpers
Adjustable ‘Rock Slider’ Side Bars
3-Link Panhard Bar Front Suspension
4-Link Rear Suspension
Aluminum Suspension Links
Floating Battery Tray
Realistic, Low-Profile Axle Housings
One-Piece, Low-Profile Locker/Ring Gear
Heavy Duty CV Front Shafts
Single-Speed, Metal Gear Transmission
Heavy Duty Slipper Clutch
Receiver Box
Oil-Filled, Threaded Shocks
Licensed Interco Super Swamper Tires
1.9 in, 8-Spoke Wheels
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2-Channel Radio and Receiver (3-Channel with optional 2-speed transmission, sold separately)
Motor and Speed Controller
Steering Servo
Shift Servo (with optional 2-speed transmission)
Battery Pack
Battery Charger
Polycarbonate Paint
Metric Tool Set
Ball Link Pliers
Body Scissors
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The Chevrolet K5 Blazer is one of the most popular 4x4 vehicles off all time. This 1/10-scale kit gives you all the hardware necessary to build an RC version that looks and drives like the real thing. At the heart of its incredibly scale performance is the Vaterra® Ascender™ chassis. This innovative platform features stamped-steel ladder frames with adjustable wheelbase, a metal gear transmission and one of the most capable off-road suspensions available.

Stamped-Steel Ladder Frames with Adjustable Wheelbase

Steel, C-channel frames form the backbone of the Ascender chassis and give you four wheelbase lengths to choose from: 12.36 in (314mm), 11.9 in (302mm), 11.4 in (290mm) and 10.95 in (278mm). Markings on the frames make wheelbase adjustments easy.

Heavy Duty Suspension

The chassis has been designed with a 3-link panhard bar front suspension and a 4-link rear suspension. All suspension links are machined from aluminum to handle the most punishing conditions. Oil-filled, threaded shocks soak up the bumps and give you a variety of pre-load settings.

Metal Gear Transmission

The single-speed metal gear transmission is engineered to handle high-output power systems and brutal conditions. Those seeking a little more flexibility for different types of terrain can upgrade to the optional two-speed transmission, sold separately.

Floating Battery Tray

The battery tray floats over the front axle and is designed to accept 96mm shorty packs. Placing the weight of the battery over the front axle gives the front tires extra traction when crawling over rocks and tackling steep inclines.

Crawler Style Bumpers and Rock Slider Side Bars

The front and rear bumpers feature molded tow hooks. An opening on the front bumper leaves plenty of room for a winch cable. If you want to try different 1/10-scale bodies later on, the side bars and bumpers can be moved to accommodate most of them.

Heavy Duty CV Front Shafts

As with the rest of the drivetrain components, these have been designed to handle the demands of high-output power systems and rugged terrain. They also allow up to 45 degrees of steering angle – more than many other trucks in this class.

Licensed 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Body

The clear, polycarbonate body is modeled after one of the most popular K-5 Blazers ever built. Scale touches include an injection-molded grille with headlight details and authentic Chevrolet badging. A set of detail stickers is also included.

Licensed Interco Super Swamper Tires

The realistic drivetrain and suspension are complemented by licensed replicas of Interco TSL SX Super Swamper® tires. Like the full-scale versions, their tread pattern and compound provide excellent grip at almost any angle.

Please note: Clear body show painted for advertising purposes only.

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Old 08-08-2014, 07:45 PM
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Looks cool wonder how it crawls though
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:23 PM
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I don't usually jump on the band wagon, but I might even pre-order this one.
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I'd wait it out like six months. Wait to read reviews and see what the aftermarket does with it.
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The only thing that I'm concerned about is the durability of it. I think with as many people that are interested in it there will be some aftermarket support. I'll probably wait to see some reviews be for buying.
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That's what I was thinking about durability being an issue but there are tons of people that say the scx10 will break into a million pieces if you look at it wrong lol
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I don't think Vaterra has had any issues with durability on any model that they make, even though the Halix had some quirks under heavy abuse. I don't think build quality will be an issue.

I love my Glamis Uno and my Glamis Fear. I'm definitely going to buy this one.
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Originally Posted by TIME MACHINE View Post
I don't think Vaterra has had any issues with durability on any model that they make, even though the Halix had some quirks under heavy abuse. I don't think build quality will be an issue.

I love my Glamis Uno and my Glamis Fear. I'm definitely going to buy this one.
I have never owned one of their trucks, so that's good to hear.
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Twin hammers is very well designed and so far has been plenty tough. Already back ordered one of these bad boys.
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I had a Vaterra Glamis Uno - it performed well but it did have a couple or three design errors.

Vaterra yanked the Uno off the market fairly quickly.

Will this truck follow the same pattern?

Needless to say, I'm not a huge Vaterra fan.

Anymore.
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this rig looks like it has plenty of potential with the extending frame, cms and the real world looks i cant wait to see one out crawling with our club
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I just built one to display in the store. I must say this truck is built just as good if not better than most.
This is a well thought out design. I can't offer any driven review but will give the build an A+ Overall manual instructions C+
Frame rails are a tricky build as its offers optional chassis adjustment and all the links must be built according to that. Really have to pay attention through the build. Drivetrain looks great.
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So far, so good. Very solid truck. I'm a ford guy, so mine got the Bronco treatment. Chassis and links made it pretty simple to adapt the new body.

Couple of quirks, but easily addressed if you've worked with other scalers.

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My buddy bought two only issues so far are the poor made pot metal ring an pinion gears I'll b save in for one myself
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I went the topless and caged route with mine. Build had a few quirks along the way, nothing major. Kit comes with numerous upgrades, seems pretty durable so far. There a ew ring and pinion issues, but Vaterra and Horizon are on it.Vaterra has a new truck!-img_7301.jpg

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