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.
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.
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.
Sticky Compound Interco Super Swamper TSL XS Tires
The realistic drivetrain and suspension are complemented by licensed replicas of Interco Super Swamper® TSL SX tires. Like the full-scale versions, their tread pattern and compound provide excellent grip at almost any angle.
Steel Ladder Frame Rails
Adjustable, stamped steel ladder frame rails set at a 290mm wheel base. The patented adjustable frame can be reconfigured for up to four different wheel bases to fit most scale crawler bodies.
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.
Waterproof ESC, Receiver and Servo
Natural elements such as a creek, streams and mud will not affect the electronics.
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.
Type: 4WD "Scale" Rock Crawler
Length: 18.1 in (460mm)
Width: 9 in (229mm)
Height: 9 in (229mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.06 in (37mm) at Differentials
Wheelbase: 11.4 in (290mm)
Weight: 4 lbs (1.8kg)
Chassis: Steel Ladder Frame
Suspension: Multi-Link Solid Axle
Drivetrain: 4WD with Locked Differentials
Tire Type: Licensed Super Swamper TSL SX
Motor or Engine: 35T Brushed 540
Speed Control: Dynamite WP 60A (Included)
Radio: Spektrum™ DSMR®/DSM2® (Sold Separately)
Servos: Spektrum 605 9KG, Metal Gear (Included)
Batteries: 2S Shorty Lipo Battery Pack with EC3 Connector (Sold Separately)
Charger: Sold Separately
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Wheel Size: 1.9 in (48.26mm) x 1.1 in (27mm)
Kit/RTR: BND (Bind-N-Drive)
Shock Type: Oil-Filled, Threaded, Injection Molded
Body: 1968 Ford F-100-Painted
Ball Bearings: Complete
Experience Level: Beginner
Is Assembly Required: No