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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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Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 4

Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 4

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

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...

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Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 3

Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 3

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

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...

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Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 2

Axial SCX10 II Build – Part 2

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

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...

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