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Old 12-22-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default First RC K5 Build

This is my first RC car since I was a kid. I did quite a bit of research on what I wanted. I decided on a 1/10th and the Ascender K5. I have been a Chevy fan my whole life and the K5 has been a personal favorite. Because of that the Ascender won.

I was going to do a build thread but didn't see the need since I was building it stock and there are already build threads for that.

Here is the stuff that was purchased and used for the build.



Here is the chasis:




And the almost final:





Theres still a lot to do but I couldn't wait any longer to get out play with it.

Matt

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Old 12-22-2014, 09:35 PM   #2
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Hey Matt, congrats on your new scale truck. It looks really nice, love the color!!
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:36 PM   #3
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Nice colour and the black wheels are great! You could probably lower the body a lot, especially in the front and it would look even better!
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:10 AM   #4
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Nice colour and the black wheels are great! You could probably lower the body a lot, especially in the front and it would look even better!
Thanks.

The wheels are actually Gun Metal, same color as the top and hood, hard to tell in pic. They were chrome plastic but I can't stand any bling on an off road truck. Lowering the body is on the list.

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Old 12-23-2014, 10:25 PM   #5
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Yep, wheel color is very cool, nice choice of body colors as well. Sits a little high but hey there's lots of room for tweaking.
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like the color
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:54 AM   #7
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Looks sharp with that colour. Nice rig!!
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Very nice. Love the color choice and the wheels. What motor esc combo is that?

**Edit - nevermind. I was able to zoom in on it. How's it working for you?

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Very nice. Love the color choice and the wheels. What motor esc combo is that?

**Edit - nevermind. I was able to zoom in on it. How's it working for you?
It seems to be working well. I have nothing to compare it too with this being my first one.

The motor is a 35T. I went in doing quite a bit of research online but having zero hands on experience. The guy at the LHS has one and he gave me what I needed. I told him I didn't want to go cheap but also not top of the line, kinda middle of the road.

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It seems to be working well. I have nothing to compare it too with this being my first one.

The motor is a 35T. I went in doing quite a bit of research online but having zero hands on experience. The guy at the LHS has one and he gave me what I needed. I told him I didn't want to go cheap but also not top of the line, kinda middle of the road.

Matt
Trucks looking good and nice crawl area pics.

I too zoomed in and Atomik RC 320A Brushed ESC+35T Fireball Rock Crawler System

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