6 Times The Glory – A Closer Look At The FMS 1/18 Chevrolet Apache 6WD

6 Times The Glory – A Closer Look At The FMS 1/18 Chevrolet Apache 6WD

Chevrolet trucks need no introduction. The brand has been at the forefront of the American truck industry since 1918. The Apache made its appearance in 1958 and was produced as a popular light-duty pickup. Now let’s fast forward to the present. FMS steps into the arena, wielding Chevy’s blessing to craft a 1/18-scale remote-controlled vehicle that pays homage to the enduring legacy of the original Apache. With this six-wheel-drive version of the Apache, FMS manages to mesh nostalgia with some cutting-edge RC tech.

6 Times The Glory - A Closer Look At The FMS 1/18 Chevrolet Apache 6WD

Six-wheel-drive means serious crawling capability—not to mention a long chassis.

Six-wheel-drive means serious crawling capability—not to mention a long chassis.

AMPING UP TRADITION

Chevy’s iconic Apache gets the scaled-down treatment, but don’t call it a model. It’s a detailed RC replica that authentically captures the spirit of Chevrolet’s past. Whether it’s sitting pretty on a workbench or crawling over terrain with six wheels, this junior-sized Apache is as versatile as it is visually appealing.

PACKED WITH DETAIL

FMS’s Apache doesn’t cut corners. It’s a true reproduction, from the injection-molded hard body to the sunken frame and stamp-formed parts. The cab is a visual masterpiece, complete with a scaled-down center console, steering wheel and bench seat. Classic touches like wraparound windshields, a bold metal-plated grille, and perfectly mirrored wheel hubs underscore FMS’s commitment to making this RC look period-correct.

Apache 6WD is outfitted from the factory with a LED lighting system. The headlights, turn signals and reverse lights all work just like a real vehicle’s would. Plated and scaled details and a fully functional hood add a level of sophistication to this small-scale RC truck that’s hard to ignore.

The Apache comes with licensed Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires mounted on chrome wheels.

The Apache comes with licensed Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires mounted on chrome wheels.

LED lights give this truck a realistic look.

LED lights give this truck a realistic look.

The realistic tailgate comes complete with a period-correct Chevrolet logo on it.

The realistic tailgate comes complete with a period-correct Chevrolet logo on it.

READY TO RUN

Boasting a 6WD all-wheel-drive system, a sturdy metal ladder frame chassis and a steering servo that means business, it’s built to conquer most any terrain. The pickup’s four-link suspension guarantees a smooth ride and a 050 high-torsion brushed motor under the hood lets it power up obstacles you wish to challenge. The Apache comes out of the box already assembled and ready to run. All you need to supply are four AAA batteries for the radio and you’re in business.

OUR DRIVE

We drove the Apache and can report that its 6WD nature is pretty impressive. It may be a small truck, but it can crawl over some rough terrain. That said, it’s not made for speed or any sort of competition level of crawling, but that’s not the point of this truck. It’s made to have an accurate retro look and give you hours of driving fun. For that mission, it’s succeeded.

FMS 1/18 Chevrolet Apache 6WD VEHICLE SPECS

P/N: FMS11820RTRBU
MSRP: $139.99
URL: fmshobby.com

Scale: 1/18
Chassis: Steel ladder frame
Shocks: Coilover shocks
Suspension: 4-link
Drive System: 6WD
Body: ABS hard plastic
Wheels: Plastic
Tires: All-terrain
Motor: 050 brushed
ESC: 20A brushed, waterproof
Transmitter: 2.4GHz transmitter

FINAL WORD

Whether it’s displayed like a prized possession or driven on the trails, the FMS 1/18 Chevrolet Apache 6WD is a pint-sized tribute that packs a punch. Nostalgia meets innovation in a dynamic dance that only FMS can orchaestrate. to say the least. Get ready to hit the trails and experience the best of both the past and the present with this iconic go-anywhere RC vehicle.

6 Times The Glory - A Closer Look At The FMS 1/18 Chevrolet Apache 6WD


Text by James York
Images courtesy of FMS

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