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Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build | CompetitionX

Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Ascender Build

Trail trucks are quickly becoming one of those must-have vehicles in everyone’s RC stable. With massive aftermarket support and uber-scale realism, there’s definitely a growing market for these vehicles. Vaterra is looking to put it’s stamp on the scaler-scene with the release of their Ascender, a new ground-up design aimed straight for the trails.

This truck features a beautiful 1986 Chevrolet K5 Blazer body, chrome wheels, soft Super Swamper tires, multi-link solid axle suspension, threaded shocks and a whole slew of other goodies that every trail trucker might want.

We’ve opened the box, gathered our accessories and got our build on. Enjoy.

The following support parts will be used with this build:
• Spektrum S6030 Digital Servo, www.spektrumrc.com
• Tekin FX-R Brushed ESC, www.teamtekin.com
• Tekin T-35 Heavy Duty Brushed 540 Motor, www.teamtekin.com
• Dynamite Reaction 4000mAh Shorty LiPo, www.dynamiterc.com
• Spektrum DX4C 2.4GHz Transmitter, www.spektrumrc.com

Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 1 – Transmission
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 2 – Front Axle
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 3 – Rear Axle
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 4 – Chassis
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 5 – Electronics
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 6 – Shocks
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 7 – Suspension Links
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 8 – Chassis Assembly
Vaterra Ascender K5 Blazer Build – Part 9 – Bumpers, Side Bars, Wheels/Tires, Body

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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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