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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 2

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 2

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

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?...

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 2

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 2

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

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...

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 1

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 1

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

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...

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Build Preview – RPP Hobby’s Vaterra Ascender

Build Preview – RPP Hobby’s Vaterra Ascender

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

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...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 1

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 1

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

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...

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