Vaterra Ascender - 1968 Ford F-100

Vaterra Ascender - 1968 Ford F-100

Brand: Vaterra

Part Number: VTR03093

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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.

Key Features
  • 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
Needed to Complete
  • 2S Shorty Lipo Battery Pack with EC3™ connector (see Completion Guide)
  • Suitable Charger
  • Spektrum™ DSMR®/DSM2® Transmitter
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

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.

LED Lights

Brilliant LEDs cast more than enough light for running at night without placing a huge current demand on the battery.

Metal Gear Transmission

In other vehicles, metal gear transmission is an upgrade. With the Ford F-100 Ascender, it comes standard.

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.


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.

Vaterra Ascender - 1968 Ford F-100 Specfications:

  • 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
  • Differential: Locked
  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • 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
  • Pinion: 14T
  • Radio: Spektrum™ DSMR®/DSM2® (Sold Separately)
  • Rear Track: 8.66 in (220mm)
  • Servos: Spektrum 605 9KG, Metal Gear (Included)
  • Shock Type: Oil-Filled, Threaded, Injection Molded
  • Size/Scale: 1/10
  • 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
  • Water-Resistant: Yes
  • 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)

  • Brand: Vaterra
  • Part No: VTR03093
  • Scale: 1:10
  • Build Level: Assembled (RTR)
  • Surface Type: Off Road
  • Vehicle Type: Rock Crawler

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I was just wondering what the max wheelbase of the vaterra ascender is? and if maybe the bronco body from the trx 4 might fit it?
Asked by Cole on 19th July 2018

The Vaterra is set at a 290mm wheelbase, but can be adjusted between 314mm, 302mm, 290mm and 278mm,

The Traxxas TRX-4 Bronco wheelbase is 312mm - so yes that should fit if you adjust the Ascender to it's longest wheelbase setting.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

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