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Vaterra Ascender Now Available With 1972 Ford Bronco Body

Vaterra has taken the popular Ascender chassis and added a well detailed 1972 Ford Bronco body to it. At this time it’s only available in RTR form and features a LiPo compatible speed control, brushed motor and heavy duty high torque servo to get it around. It comes set in the short wheelbase setting and Vaterra has eliminated the rock sliders and rear bumper from the chassis. This is one good looking truck!

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From Vaterra:

The brainchild of the same visionaries behind the Mustang, the first generation Bronco featured a unique chassis engineered to drive boldly where the pavement ends. You’ll find that same spirit of off-road adventure in this licensed, 1/10-scale recreation of the ’72 Bronco. Its proven Ascender™ chassis features stamped-steel ladder frames, over 45° of steering travel and one of the most capable off-road suspensions available.

Heavy Duty Suspension

The chassis rides on 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 for steep inclines and rugged, rocky terrain. Those seeking a broader range of speed and climb performance 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 Front Bumper

Front bumper features 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 bumper 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 rugged terrain. They also allow up to 45 degrees of steering angle – more than most other trucks in this class.

Licensed 1972 Ford® Bronco Body

The painted, polycarbonate body is modeled after one of the most popular early editions of the Ford Bronco ever built. Scale touches include an injection-molded grille with headlight details and authentic Ford badging.

Sticky Compound 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.

Powerful Dynamite® Crawler Motor

The potent Dynamite motor delivers all the torque you need to muscle over rock piles and power through mud and brush.

Waterproof Electronics

The truck is equipped with a waterproof receiver, speed control and steering servo for driving in the real world, where things get wet and the weather is often less than perfect.

Spektrum™ DX2E 2.4GHz Radio System

The included radio system gives you the unbeatable signal security and responsiveness of Spektrum DSMR® 2.4GHz technology. The DX2E transmitter is compatible with any Spektrum surface receiver so you can use it with other RC vehicles as well.


•Ascender™ Stamped-Steel Ladder-Frame Chassis

•Licensed 1972 Ford Bronco Body

•Crawler Style Front Bumper

•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 1.9 Super Swamper® Tires

•Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system with batteries

•Spektrum metal gear steering servo

Needed To Complete

•Battery Pack

•Battery Charger


VehicleType: 4WD “Scale” Rock Crawler

 Completion Level: Ready-To-Run

 Size/Scale: 1/10

Length: 17.5 in (445mm)

Width: 9 in (229mm)

Height: 9 in (229mm)

Weight: 4 lbs (1.8kg)

Ground Clearance: 1.06 in (37mm) at Differentials

Wheelbase: 10.95 in (278mm)

Front Track: 8.66 in (220mm)

Rear Track: 8.66 in (220mm)

Chassis: Steel Ladder Frame

Suspension: Multi-Link Solid Axle

Shock Type: Oil Filled Threaded injection molded

Drivetrain: 4WD

Differential: Locked

Wheel Type: 8-spoke silver

Wheel Diameter: 1.9 in (48mm)

Wheel Width: 1.1 in (27mm)

Tire Compound: Blue

Tire Tread: Licensed Super Swamper TSL SX

Tire Diameter: 4.5 in (115mm)

Motor Type: Brushed

Motor Size: 540

Pinion: 14T

Spur Gear: 86T

Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch

Internal Gear Ratio: 4.05:1

Final Drive Ratio: 7.86:1

Speed Control: Included

Radio: Spektrum DX2E 2-Channel

Servos: Included

Body: 1972 Ford Bronco Painted

Ball Bearings: Complete Vehicle

Approximate Assembly Time: No assembly required


VTR03031 – $399.99

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