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Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Ascender

Unboxing The Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Ascender

Shipping right now to a hobby shop near you is the Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup Ascender RTR. The K10 has a customized look and rides on Vaterra’s very capable Ascender chassis. If you have been thinking about putting one in your rc garage, we are posting unboxing pictures to show what it looks like when you crack the box [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Hard Bodies vs. Lexan Shells

One of the most divisive subjects when it comes to scaling is what kind of body to use. No, I don’t mean Ford or Chevy, I mean fully interior’d, abs plastic or styrene hard bodies vs. standard lexan shells. Many of the truly hardcore types believe that a hard body is the only way to go for a “true” scaler. A [...]

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Product Review – SSD Side Sliders for Vaterra Ascender

The Vaterra Ascender is a stout scaler that’s quickly become a viable platform to get your trail on. I recently built one and have been enjoying it. I had just one complaint with it….the plastic rock sliders. The plastic ones are a bit wobbly and I’m not big on the wrap around look with VATERRA stamped into them. As luck [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Grinding on the Rocks

Happy Friday gang. This weekend I’ll be heading to my first crawling competition of 2015, put on by the folks at Mark Twain Hobby Center in St. Charles, MO as part of their annual “Demo Days” bash. I’ve been looking forward to this event for awhile and have spent some time this past week practicing on the course (it’s 5 [...]

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SSD Vaterra Ascender Bumpers

SSD Chrome Bumpers for the Vaterra Ascender

Add some bling to your Vaterra Ascender with Chrome Bumpers from SSD RC. A front and a rear bumper are available, with both being CNC machined from aluminum. The bumpers were designed for a great scale look and have been chrome plated to look sharp out on the trail. Each bumper comes with a steel mounting plate and also feature [...]

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Vaterra Ascender Aluminum Shocks

Vaterra Aluminum Coilover Shocks for the Ascender

Want to upgrade from the stock plastic shocks on your Vaterra Ascender? The folks at Vaterra have you dialed with their new Aluminum Coilover Shocks. Their new shocks use aluminum bodies and caps to take the worst your trail can throw at them while giving your truck some much needed bling. Dual stage springs add to the scale appearance and [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Favorite Scalers of 20…

As the Big Squid Bash Crew prepares to name it’s coveted Basher of the Year in the very near future, I figured that our resident scalers, Adam the Intern and myself, would name our (slightly less coveted) favorite scaling releases of the last year. There were a lot of cool kits that released over the last 12 months but these [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – A Look Back at 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, I think it’s time for a bit of reflection. This was the year when the budding scale movement of 2012 and 2013 officially turned into a raging fire across all of r/c land. It’s not just scale crawlers either. Many bashing vehicles have now fallen in line with the trend and at the very [...]

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Team KNK Vaterra K-5 Blazer Screw Kit

Team KNK Screw Kit for the Vaterra Ascender K-5 Blazer

Are you getting ready to build a new Vaterra K-5 Blazer Ascender kit? Why not build it with high quality (and trick looking) stainless steel hardware? The Team KNK screw kit contains 204 pieces, everything you need to build a new Ascender, or to simply have plenty of spares. The screw kit is priced at $22 and you get one [...]

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Vattera K-5 Blazer Ascender Scale Truck Kit Review

Vaterra now makes a scale truck? We put it through its paces to see if it has what it takes to keep up with the competition! The new kit comes with all sorts of new ideas that really add to the realism of the truck. With options like a quick and easy way to change the wheel base, or loads [...]

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Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet Blazer Ascender RTR

Now RTR – Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender

The kit version of the Vaterra K-5 Blazer has taken the scaling/trailing world by storm. It has incredible scale detailing and good manners on the trail. Now Horizon Hobby has announced that it will be available as a RTR. The RTR features a 2.4GHz Spektrum transmitter, a 35 turn brushed Dynamite motor, and waterproof electronics. The Blazer RTR has a street [...]

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Vaterra Ascender 1986 K-5 Blazer 1/10 4WD Scale Truck Kit Un…

The guys over at Vaterra have recently released a new scale kit with many new ideas that simply aren’t availible anywhere else. Earlier this week I was able to get my hands on a brand new Vaterra Ascender kit! This truck¬† has had all sorts of rumors going around about it, good and bad honestly¬†I belive there is some serious [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Vaterra Ascender First…

While the gang was at iHobby last weekend, I was busy getting in wheel time with arguably the biggest “traditional” scaling platform release this year; the Vaterra Ascender. Big thanks to my trailing buddy Matt Worthington for letting me have at his new truck for an afternoon of trailing and neighborhood crawling. Given that this isn’t my own truck and [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' For the Weekend - Scale is Hot...But For…

As the gang is busy in Chicago breaking exclusives, I’m stuck back here in STL holding down the fort. Don’t worry about me though, it’s nice coming in at 10 and leaving by 2 getting a quick breather before a torrent of news hits. And since we are in the calm before the storm, this gives me a few minutes [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ For the Weekend – Hot Doggin’

Axial shared the above photo the other day on their official facebook page and it has since spread like wildfire across the interwebs. While I wouldn’t just normally shamelessly lift something from there, this is something you all should see. Apparently the owner of a paralyzed dachshund took matters into his own hands to outfit his little buddy with a [...]

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