Team Durango has been coming on strong with it’s killer line-up of race-level offroad vehicles. Slowly working their way into every racing category they finally dropped the bomb on the 2WD Stadium Truck group with the release of the DEST210R. Based on the ultra-competitive DESC210R, the DEST210R should have no problem reaching the podium.
The Build – Part 1
The steering is the first thing we need to build on the FT SC10 4×4. Because it is buried DEEP in the chassis, you will need to have your servo for the first part of this build.
Since the instructions are step by step, I would suggest emptying the contents of each bag (as you get to that step) into a designated area so it is easier to find the parts you need. For example, the first part of the build uses Bag A. Empty that out to make it easier to find the parts. When it comes time for Bag B, do the same.
Some of the screws will thread into aluminum parts. Have some blue thread-locking compound handy to help prevent those screws from backing out while you run the truck.
Find the two Steering Bellcrank arms and insert one of the bearings as shown. Insert the small plastic shim down inside the arms and press the 2nd bearing into place. Make sure the plastic bushing is seated correctly before inserting the bearing.
Insert the 3x18mm screw through the Servo Bellcrank Support followed by a metal shim, the Servo Bellcrank Arm and then another metal shim. The first side will be easy; the second will take a little patience. The Servo Bellcrank Support is a little flexible, allowing you to flex it enough to get the screw to feed into the Servo Bellcrank Base.
Insert the ballend into the left Servo Bellcrank Arm.
Thread both ballends through the metal Servo Bellcrank Connecting Arm. It’s hard to see in the instructions (mine are quite dark) but the ballend goes through the center hole. Make sure you have it mounted in the same location on both sides.
Drop the ‘tophat’ spacer into place as shown…
…and screw into place with the 3x8mm screws. Don’t forget the washers. You’ll want to add a small dab of threadlocker here to keep the screws in place. DO NOT over tighten. There must be free movement in this assembly.
Take the Chassis Plug and attach it to the Chassis. The instructions call out the part as 320141-4, however that is not correct. The correct ‘tree’ number is 320121-4.
Now drop the Steering Bellcrank Assembly into place as shown. There are locating pins on the bottom of the Steering Bellcrank Base. Once you have it set into place, secure with the 3 3x6mm screws.
Stay tuned for Part 2 – Installing the Servo.