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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 4

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 4

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Welcome to part 4 of our Vaterra Ascender kit build. Now that the transmission, axles and chassis are assembled, it is time to install the electronics in our K-5 Blazer. We gave everyone a preview of the electronics we hand picked for the scale build in part 1 of this build. Now it is time to pull everything out of the package and breathe some life into...

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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 3

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Kit Build – Part 3

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Tech | 2 comments

It is time for part 3 of the RPP Hobby Ascender K-5 Blazer kit build. For the first two blog entries on this particular build we covered assembling the transmission and axles. For part 3 we will document the complete chassis assembly and point out a few things to watch out for during the chassis assembly process. Who is ready to get their tools dirty?...

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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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