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Old 08-20-2022, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default FMS 1:18 Chevy Apache 6x6

Whew, can't keep up with FMS/Rochobby.

They have what appears to be a 1958 Chevrolet Apache 6x6 available in the Euro market. Never heard of it before, and I am often watching in any event...

Not my cup of tea--would prefer a stock looking 4x2/4x4 with a long or short bed, either step-side or "Fleetside".
Not on the 6x6 bandwagon

https://www.mcmracing.com/en/home/18...it-FMS11820RTR


SPECIFICATIONS
Radio Control: 118 x 73 x 145mm, 150g (Battery not Included)
Model Vehicle: 331 x 121 x 148mm, 601g (Battery not Included)
Tire: D: 56mm , W: 19.2mm
Wheel Base: 167mm, 230mm
Ground Clearance: 37mm
Approach Angle: 56
Departure Angle: 60
Driving Speed: 5km/h Max
Remote Distance: 30m
Play Time: 30 minute

DATA SHEET
Manufacturer : FMS
Scale : 1/18
Type : Ready to Run
Drive : Electric

WHAT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE
AAA Batteries for Radio

COMPOSITION KIT
1 x 1:18 CHEVROLET Apache 6WD RTR
1 x 2.4GHz Radio
1 x 2-in-1 Receiver / 20A ESC (installed)
1 x 050 Brushed Motor (installed)
1 x 3-wire 1kg Plastic Digital Servo (installed)
1 x 7.4V 380 mAh Battery
1 x USB Battery Charger
1 x Hex Wrench Socket
1 x Product Manual


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Old 08-20-2022, 05:35 PM   #2
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Default FMS 1:18 Chevy Apache 6x6

Looks pretty good actually, although not surprising from FMS. I like the wheel choice they went with too. If this was 1/10 Id be on it, but Im honestly not really into the micro scale.

Licensed Cooper STTs! Pretty sweet.

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Old 08-21-2022, 01:47 AM   #3
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1:18 is the smallest I am willing to go and I would have otherwise ignored them if they hadn't had one for sale @$68.99. EDIT, it was the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited knock-off, the Fire Horse.

I do like a good scale looking operating model. Micro, to me, means it will fit in the palm of your hand.

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Old 08-21-2022, 02:02 AM   #4
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This would be an excellent base for a utility truck of some sort, since they separated the bed.

Could build a flat bed, make a wrecker, or a gooseneck trailer pulling rig...

Not a fan of running it as is, with the rear fenders - but a cool release, definitely!
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Old 08-21-2022, 08:33 AM   #5
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Looks pretty good actually, although not surprising from FMS. I like the wheel choice they went with too. If this was 1/10 Id be on it, but Im honestly not really into the micro scale.

Licensed Cooper STTs! Pretty sweet.
I agree...larger would be better.

I could see this cut down to a short bed and one axle gone. Nicely done cab with all the details.
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Old 08-21-2022, 10:26 AM   #6
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This looks like a great contender for a wrecker, but honestly I'd get just the body if I could and put it on the K10 frame. Just shorten the bed and close up the fender gap a bit to have a factory looking Napco Chevy.

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Old 08-24-2022, 02:51 PM   #7
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A guy in Portugal has one already:




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It's a shame that they didn't base this vehicle on the FCX24 platform. It would be a cool second model to that lineup, and undoubtedly perform better.
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It's a shame that they didn't base this vehicle on the FCX24 platform. It would be a cool second model to that lineup, and undoubtedly perform better.
I'm certain that option is feasible, at least as a regular 4x4 using FCX portal axles as they are available for about $13 a piece.
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I'm certain that option is feasible, at least as a regular 4x4 using FCX portal axles as they are available for about $13 a piece.
True, but I still think a factory FCX24 6X6 should happen. There's at least one out there already that someone built using extra parts.
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Old 09-18-2022, 09:28 PM   #11
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Default Re: FMS 1:18 Chevy Apache 6x6

Well, the FMS Chevrolet Apache 6x6 is now available to the rest of us at FMShobby.com
$159.99 plus free shipping at this time.

The link works but is wrong because it says "Chevrolet K10" in it:
https://www.fmshobby.com/products/fm...et-k10-rtr-red

EDIT: And of course at Amazon, somewhere.



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Old 09-18-2022, 09:34 PM   #12
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Running video, and unboxing review, etc etc by that Tomley RC guy:

Kind of disappointing in that he never really seems to know all that much about the product.

EDIT: It dwarfs the 1/18 Cheyenne Jeep 6x6 in height but not length.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2_qOAp86VY

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