Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender Bind and Drive 1/10th 4WD
Ready to crawl with attitude? The Vaterra® 1968 Ford F-100 Ascender Bind-N-Drive has it all: working LED lights, an officially licensed Ford F-100 body and a caged back with real aluminum panels and spare tire. Take your love of classic Fords to the next level with jaw-dropping scale details. The cab is painted in an era correct two-tone color combo and you can customize it from there. Use this truck with your existing Spektrum radio and hit the rocks with full force. Your next adventure is calling. Answer with the Ford F-100 Ascender.
Brilliant LEDs cast more than enough light for running at night without placing a huge current demand on the battery.
Stamped-Steel Ladder Frames with Adjustable Wheelbase
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
In other vehicles, metal gear transmission is an upgrade. With the Ford F-100 Ascender, it comes standard.
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.
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 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.
Low Profile Axle Housings with One-Piece Metal Lockers
Thanks to the metal locker, the vehicle won’t “diff” out when one wheel is under load. And because of its low profile, the locker and axle housing is smaller and provides more ground clearance.
Powerful Motor and Waterproof Electronics
The potent Dynamite motor delivers all the torque you need to muscle over rock piles and power through mud and brush. A waterproof receiver, speed control and steering servo let you drive in the real world, where things get wet and the weather is often less than perfect.
60-Amp LiPo Compatible Waterproof ESC
The Ford F-100 Ascender is LiPo compatible right out of the box and has a crawler mode that provides sweet drag break for steep inclines.
Bind-N-Drive™ (BND) is a transmitter-less option for RC enthusiasts who already own a surface transmitter featuring Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM Technology. This money-saving innovation allows you to add a Bind-N-Drive vehicle to your collection without the extra cost or clutter of an extra transmitter.
Patented Adjustable Steel Ladder Frame Chassis
Licensed 1968 Ford F100 Cab Body
3-Link Panhard Bar Front Suspension
4-Link Rear Suspension
Aluminum Suspension Links
Floating Battery Tray
Realistic Axle Housings
One-Piece, Low-Profile Locker/Ring Gear
Heavy Duty CV Front Shafts
Single-Speed, Metal Gear Transmission
Oil-Filled, Threaded Shocks
Dynamite brushed 35T crawler motor and waterproof ESC
Licensed Interco Super Swamper TSL SX Tires
Spektrum Metal Gear Steering Servo
Approximate Assembly Time: No assembly required
Ball Bearings: Complete
Batteries: 2S Shorty Lipo Battery Pack with EC3™ Connector (Sold Separately)
Body: 1968 Ford F-100-Painted
Charger: (Sold Separately)
Chassis: Steel Ladder Frame
Completion Level: Bind-N-Drive
Final Drive Ratio: 7.86:1
Front Track: 8.66 in (220mm)
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Ground Clearance: 1.06 in (37mm) at Differentials
Height: 9 in (229mm)
Internal Gear Ratio: 4.05:1
Length: 18.1 in (460mm)
Motor Size: 540
Motor Type: 35T Brushed
Painted or Clear Bodies: Painted
Radio: (Sold Separately)
Rear Track: 8.66 in (220mm)
Servos: Spektrum 605 9KG, Metal Gear (Included)
Shock Type: Oil-Filled, Threaded, Injection Molded
Speed Control: Dynamite WP 60A (Included)
Spur Gear: 86T
Suspension: Multi-Link Solid Axle
Tire Compound: Blue
Tire Diameter: 4.5 in (115mm)
Tire Tread: Licensed Super Swamper TSL SX
Vehicle Type: 4wd “Scale” Rock Crawler
Weight: 4 lbs (1.8kg)
Wheel Diameter: 1.9 in (48.26mm)
Wheel Hex Size: 12mm Hex
Wheel Type: 8-Spoke
Wheel Width: 1.1 in (27mm)
Wheelbase: 11.4 in (290mm)
Width: 9 in (229mm)
What’s in the box?
(1) Vaterra® 1968 Ford™ F-100 Ascender BND
(1) Spektrum 3-Channel DSMR Surface Receiver
(1) Spektrum 9Kg 23T Waterproof Servo
(1) Dynamite WP 60A Forward/Reverse Brushed ESC
(1) Dynamite 35-Turn 540 Brushed Motor
(1) User Manual
Needed to Complete:
2S Shorty Lipo Battery Pack with EC3™ connector (see Completion Guide)
Spektrum™ DSMR®/DSM2® Transmitter