This is the Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender 4-Wheel Drive Rock Crawler and Trail Truck Kit. The truck comes as an unassembled kit, requiring assembly and painting (body supplied clear). See other required items at bottom.
The Chevrolet K-5 Blazer is one of the most popular 4x4 vehicles off all time. This 1/10-scale kit allows you to build an RC version that looks and drives like the real thing. At the heart of its incredibly scale performance is the Vaterra Ascender chassis. This innovative platform features stamped-steel ladder frames with adjustable wheelbase, a metal gear transmission and one of the most capable off-road suspensions available.
Stamped-Steel Ladder Frames with Adjustable Wheelbase
- Ascender Stamped-Steel Ladder-Frame Chassis
- 4-Length Adjustable Wheelbase
- Licensed 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Body
- Crawler Style Bumpers
- Adjustable ‘Rock Slider’ Side Bars
- 3-Link Panhard Bar Front Suspension
- 4-Link Rear Suspension
- Aluminum Suspension Links
- Floating Battery Tray
- Realistic, Low-Profile Axle Housings
- One-Piece, Low-Profile Locker/Ring Gear
- Heavy Duty CV Front Shafts
- Single-Speed, Metal Gear Transmission
- Heavy Duty Slipper Clutch
- Receiver Box
- Oil-Filled, Threaded Shocks
- Licensed Interco Super Swamper Tires
- 1.9 in, 8-Spoke Wheels
Steel, C-channel frames form the backbone of the Ascender chassis and give you four wheelbase lengths to choose from: 12.36 in (314mm), 11.9 in (302mm), 11.4 in (290mm) and 10.95 in (278mm). Markings on the frames make wheelbase adjustments easy.
Heavy Duty Suspension
The chassis has been designed with a 3-link panhard bar front suspension and a 4-link rear suspension. All suspension links are machined from aluminum to handle the most punishing conditions. Oil-filled, threaded shocks soak up the bumps and give you a variety of pre-load settings.
Metal Gear Transmission
The single-speed metal gear transmission is engineered to handle high-output power systems and brutal conditions. Those seeking a little more flexibility for different types of terrain can upgrade to the optional two-speed transmission, sold separately.
Floating Battery Tray
The battery tray floats over the front axle and is designed to accept 96mm shorty packs. Placing the weight of the battery over the front axle gives the front tires extra traction when crawling over rocks and tackling steep inclines.
Crawler Style Bumpers and Rock Slider Side Bars
The front and rear bumpers feature molded tow hooks. An opening on the front bumper leaves plenty of room for a winch cable. If you want to try different 1/10-scale bodies later on, the side bars and bumpers can be moved to accommodate most of them.
Heavy Duty CV Front Shafts
As with the rest of the drivetrain components, these have been designed to handle the demands of high-output power systems and rugged terrain. They also allow up to 45 degrees of steering angle – more than many other trucks in this class.
Licensed 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Body
The clear, polycarbonate body is modeled after one of the most popular K-5 Blazers ever built. Scale touches include an injection-molded grille with headlight details and authentic Chevrolet badging. A set of detail stickers is also included.
Licensed Interco Super Swamper Tires
The realistic drivetrain and suspension are complemented by licensed replicas of Interco TSL SX Super Swamper® tires. Like the full-scale versions, their tread pattern and compound provide excellent grip at almost any angle.
Please note: Clear body show painted for advertising purposes only.
SpecificationsType: 4WD "Scale" Rock Crawler
Length: 21.25 in (540mm)
Width: 9 in (229mm)
Height: 9.5 in (241mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.06 in (37mm)
Chassis: Steel "C" Channel
Suspension: Multi-Link Solid Axle
Tire Type: Licensed Super Swamper TSL SX
Motor or Engine: Brushed 540
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Wheel Size: 1.9 in (48.26mm)
Shock Type: Oil Filled Threaded Injection Molded
Body: 1986 Chevy K-5 Blazer Painted
Ball Bearings: Complete Vehicle
Experience Level: Advanced
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Assembly Time: 5-7 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Requires2-Channel Radio and Receiver (3-Channel with optional 2-speed transmission, sold separately)
Motor and Speed Controller
Shift Servo (if using optional 2-speed transmission)
Polycarbonate Paint & Body Scissors