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We’re nearly finished with the Associated RC10 Classic! In the last step, we assembled and installed the shock absorbers, and in this series of steps we open up Bags H and I so we can install the nose braces and battery box, then for Bag I the electronics install.

Bag H involves just a handful of screws and a couple of metal parts to get the nose braces on the front of the chassis and the battery box and antenna mount installed in the chassis.



The instructions to install the parts take just a single step in the manual.


The parts bag for Bag G is pretty small but has a couple of the larger pieces of the kit.


There’s the nose braces installed…


…and the battery box and antenna mount put in the chassis.

For Bag I, the steps have you install the electronics in the car.


First up, servo is installed with the old-school double Z-bend rod.

Once the servo is put in, the other electronics are installed with the supplied double-sided tape (I was trained to call this ‘servo tape’ in time-honored tradition).

The double Z-bend rod has to be as straight as possible, not twisted at all.


The Z-bend ends have to be set at 90 degrees as shown. Any other way and you’ll have to contort the rods in unnatural ways!

The Savox servo fit in perfectly – it’s no high-performance monster servo, more of a ‘period piece’ that is approximately as powerful and about as fast as the better servos you could find back in the day.

HPI Racing provided a set of their Flux electronics: the waterproof Flux Reload v2 speedo and the Flux Shot brushless 4300KV motor, equivalent to a 9-turn brushed motor. POWAHHH!


An 18-tooth pinion was fitted to the motor as suggested in the manual.


Finally, an Absima CR4T was sent to us from Spire Model Distribution, Absima importers for the UK – there will be a complete review for this radio set soon, but for now you can see the first impressions in the video down below!

HPI also provided the Plazma 2S LiPo battery we’ll be using throughout the review. Although the speed controller can handle 3S LiPo easily, I didn’t want to go crazy on the horsepower – the RC10 Classic isn’t about wheel-spinning and tail-sliding, it’s about RACING and control…so not too much power!

Here’s the car so far! Just about ready to drive 🙂 We’ll be fitting the wheels on next!

And the video showing how everything has gone together, plus a ‘first look’ review at the Absima radio set:

Join us soon for the next step: installing the wheels and tires!

We’d like to thanks for supplying us with this review kit, HPI Racing for the battery, motor and speedo, and SMD for sending the Absima radio! Without them, we wouldn’t have much to show you. Check out the RC10 Classic on the Modelsport site, they do worldwide shipping!

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