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R/C Soldering 101 – Learning the Basics

R/C Soldering 101 – Learning the Basics

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Soldering is part of the R/C hobby in general. Learning to solder may seem like a distant goal of newer R/C enthusiasts, but it really isn’t that hard if you have the right equipment and arm yourself with a little knowledge. There are only a handful of variables to learn and once you have those down, you could be one your way to the Soldering...

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New upgrades for our Trail Finder 2 RTR

New upgrades for our Trail Finder 2 RTR

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

R/C upgrades, is there anything better? Well, maybe buying a new kit, but upgrades and option parts are a big part of R/C. By adding a few option parts you can make your popular RTR vehicle stand out from the crowd. One of our favorite aspects of the R/C hobby is spending quality time at the workbench adding upgrades and customizing. We had so much fun on...

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Vaterra Ascender Option Parts Install

Vaterra Ascender Option Parts Install

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Looking to beef up your Vaterra Ascender? We decided to add a few genuine Vaterra option parts to the RPP Hobby Ascender build. The Ascender kit and RTR are pretty durable right out of the box. However, one of the best aspects of this great hobby is adding upgrades to your RC vehicle. The RC industry has come a long way in the past 10+ years, especially on...

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 7

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 7

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Tech | 1 comment

Welcome to the final blog entry for our Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer kit build. In this installment of the build, we will cover painting and detailing the 1986 Blazer body. Vaterra did a great job with the details and overall looks of this body. They even include a plastic chrome plated grille that mounts to the Lexan body for added scale realism. We went...

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 6

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 6

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Welcome to Part 6 of our Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer kit build. In the previous installments of this kit build we covered assembling the transmission, axles, and chassis. Now, it is time to install the axles and suspension under the chassis, which is exactly what we will be covering in Part 6. Ready to get your wrench on?   Everything required to...

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