Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 5

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 5

Welcome to part 5 of our SCX10 II kit build! It has been a while since we have done a blog entry on the SCX10 II because of the two other builds we have going on. Now that we are back on this project here is where we are at. The axles, transmission and driveshafts were all completed in the first few blog entries. In this installment of our build we will assemble the chassis, and start working on bolting up the transmission and axles. If you missed the first few posts about this build you can see them here. Ready to get started?   Go to...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Tech | 1 comment

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 2

Welcome to part two of our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build. In part one we covered installing the shifting and steering servos, assembled the main chassis and started bolting on some of the suspension brackets. In this blog entry we will cover building the steer and shift tie rods, as well as assemble the shocks and axles. Everyone ready to move forward? Let’s do it! Turn to page 6 in the instruction manual and located step 7. Here you see all the parts required to complete this step.   Start with assembling the tie rods adhering to...

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 2

The RPP Hobby Vaterra RC K-5 Blazer build is moving along nicely. Part two of this build will cover assembling and installing the driveshafts onto the transmission we built in Part 1. Then, we will dig in and start assembling the axles. Ready to get building? Find step A-9 on page 19. Slide the plastic driveshaft over the pivot joint, note there are mating flats on each part so they can only go together one way. Use the supplied M2.5 cap head screw to attach the two mating pieces. Then insert the sleeve into the slotted and of the pivot...

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 1

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Tech | 1 comment

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of our Vaterra K5 Blazer Ascender kit build. The plan is to assemble the kit in relatively stock form at first. As we move forward we will be adding numerous option parts and upgrades to this Blazer build to enhance the overall performance. This is a scale truck at the end of the day, but we want to build it up to be an extremely capable trail rig that can go play with the best of them anytime, anywhere. Now that you know where we are headed with this K5 kit, let’s tear into this build and get started! The first thing...

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Build Preview – RPP Hobby’s Vaterra Ascender

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Tech, What's New | 0 comments

Build Preview – RPP Hobby’s Vaterra Ascender

We are guessing by the title of this blog entry you have pretty much figured out where we are going with it? You guessed right! A little sneak peek at another build we plan to start very soon. This Vaterra Ascender kit will be an on-going build that will see many various stages. We plan to take this scale 4×4 Blazer from relatively stock to being fully optioned out with numerous upgrades along the way. This build will hopefully appeal to R/C newcomers, as well as seasoned scale vets. We also have seen that Vanquish Products’ axle...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Tech | 14 comments

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 1

Welcome to something new for us at RPP Hobby. The staff at RPP are known to be scale enthusiasts in the off-road world, but pavement is something relatively unexplored for us. Let alone our latest build endeavor, the Tamiya Grand Hauler kit. We have always admired the R/C big rigs, and the attention to detail put into them by the builders. Since we are scale junkies and wanted to build something completely different the Grand Hauler kit was the winner! We also decided to document the entire build here on the RPP Blog to let people see an...

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Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 4

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Tech | 2 comments

Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of our Axial SCX10 II Kit Build. Up to this point we have covered building the axles, links, shocks, and transmission. Now it is time for us to move on to assembling and installing the driveshafts onto the axles and transmission. We will also cover prepping the battery tray and installing the chassis mounted steering servo. Let’s get started!   Locate “Bag E” and “Bag 3” in your dwindling pile of un-open parts.   Start on page 21 of the assembly manual at Step 24. Pull out all the...

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Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 3

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Tech | 3 comments

Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of our Axial SCX10 II Kit build. In the first two installments, we went over assembling the axles, suspension and steering links, and building the shocks. For Part 3 of this build, we will go into detail on the transmission and transfer case assembly. Axial has stepped up their scale game with this new transmission and t-case. The look of everything was designed with a real 1:1 4×4 in mind. Let’s dig in and see what they brought to the table with this new set-up! First thing we need to do is locate Bag D in our...

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Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 2

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Tech | 0 comments

Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 2

Our SCX10 II kit build is coming along quite well. In part one we manage to study the assembly instructions and build the front and rear axles complete. Part two of this build will consist of building the suspension and steering links, bolting them up to the axles and building the shocks. Follow along as we build the next few steps in the manual, and hopefully provide you with a few tips and tricks along the way. Gather all the hardware you’ll need to complete the suspension and steering links. We decided to upgrade to the steel flange...

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Axial SCX10 II Kit Build – Part 1

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Tech | 2 comments

Axial SCX10 II Kit Build – Part 1

It’s tough to beat the feeling you get while building a new R/C kit. “Ready to Run” vehicles have all but taken over our hobby in the last 10+ years. And while it’s great for newcomers to be up and running in no time flat. There is something about building a kit from scratch that is extremely satisfying. Everything from popping the tires onto the wheels to seeing the chassis come together. Each step has its own little reward when you are finished. Let alone you know the vehicle inside and out when the kit is completed...

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