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Monday, April 22, 2024
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Tony Phalen

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Suspension Links

The Build – Part 7 We’re now on to the suspension links of the Vaterra Ascender. This part is a bit tricky so pay CLOSE attention to both the manual and my notes. Some of the steps in the early …

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Super-Size Your Yeti with Axial’s New Yeti XL

Super-Size Your Yeti with Axial's New Yeti XL

Love your Yeti but looking for something a little, oh, bigger? Well check out Axial’s new, steroid-induced Yeti XL, a larger and more powerful version of their 1/10th scale buggy. This behemoth is an almost direct copy of the Yeti. …

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Shocks

The Build – Part 6 We’ll be working on the shocks in Part 6 of our Vaterra Ascender build. First thing we’ll do is assemble the shafts. Small e-clip, piston, small e-clip. Easy peasy. Slide the 2 red o-rings into …

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Electronics

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Electronics

The Build – Part 5 The electronics install is next; servo in the front, ESC/receiver in the rear. We’ll also install the floating battery tray in this step to help gauge how long our battery wires need to be. Before …

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Chassis Assembly

The Build – Part 4 The chassis is the next step in the Vaterra Ascender build. It’s a bit more tricky than a standard scale truck chassis so a little more care needs to be taken when building. The first …

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Rear Axle

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Rear Axle

The Build – Part 3 The rear axle is very similar to the front. We’ll just give a brief overview of the build. Build the rear center driveshaft like you did the front. Don’t forget to add a little bit …

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HPI/Hot Bodies PRO5 Announced

HPI/Hot Bodies PRO5 Announced

Hot off the heals of a stellar 1/8 scale World Championship win in Italy, HPI/HB has just announced their next generation TC to the world – the PRO 5. Not much is known at this time other than the fact …

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Front Axle

Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Ascender Build - Transmission

The Build – Part 2 Part 2 of our Vaterra K5 build has us assembling the front axle. The first step is the center driveshaft. Since you’ve already assembled shafts in Part 1 of this build we won’t go into …

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Transmission

Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Ascender Build - Transmission

Building the Transmission In the first part of our build we’re going to focus on the Ascender’s transmission. We start off the build with a basic overview of the bag layouts that Vaterra has put in place. I found this …

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Install RC4WD Predator Tracks

How To: Install RC4WD Predator Tracks

Go All-Terrain With Your Trail Truck! It is not often that a completely unique upgrade part comes across our desk that is a drastic departure from the original part it is designed to replace. When I saw the RC4WD Predator …

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Set Up Suspension and Shocks

How To: Set Up Suspension and Shocks

So let’s say you’ve just entered the RC car world and you’re ready to start tuning your ride, but you haven’t the first clue on where to start. you’re a backyard warrior, skate park smasher or track loyalist, there are enough tuning options on even the simplest of vehicles to make your head spin.

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Build A Traxxas Hot Rod ’55 Slash

SC Driver Project - '55 Slash LCG

It’s about time! Those big, beautiful, beefy Chevys from the mid 1950’s have always been and will always be some of the coolest “hot rods” to ever cruise the malt shoppe on a Friday night. It is high time someone immortalized these amazing muscle machines in Lexan…. even if they can’t call it a Chevy.

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SC Driver Project: Traxxas Slash – Stock Vs. Mod

SC Driver Project: Traxxas Slash - Stock Vs. Mod

In RC Short Course Driver Volume 2, I had the opportunity to compare a stock Traxxas Slash against a fully-modified, race-prepped Slash. As you would expect, while the stock Slash put down some pretty good laps, the modified version was quite a bit faster around our test track.

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Superior Servo Tape

Superior Servo Tape

It’s happened to all of us at least once in our RC careers; you pull your ESC (or servo, or transponder or whatever) from the chassis and BAM…the tape rips or shreds and leaves some ghastly remnants behind. Sure, there …

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AsiaTees Site-Wide Labor Day Sale

AsiaTees wants you to celebrate Labor Day with an exclusive 10% OFF site-wide promotion! Head on over and check out the killer deals! Instructions: 1) Get 10% OFF with any order. 2) Enter the code LABORDAY to get instant discounts …

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