SQUARE BODY BEAUTY – FMS 1/18-scale FCX18 Chevrolet K10 RTR

SQUARE BODY BEAUTY – FMS 1/18-scale FCX18 Chevrolet K10 RTR

In the early 1960s, Chevrolet responded to the growing demand for robust and versatile pickup trucks in the American automotive market by introducing the first-generation C/K series, which included the iconic Chevrolet K10. Designed to excel in industrial, agricultural and off-road settings, the K10 was built for performance and durability.

The Chevrolet engineering team focused on enhancing the body structure, suspension system and four-wheel-drive capabilities to ensure exceptional performance in rugged conditions. The K10’s exterior design reflected the era’s American automotive culture, featuring a square and rugged profile with a spacious cabin area to exude a commanding and luxurious presence.

SQUARE BODY BEAUTY - FMS 1/18-scale FCX18 Chevrolet K10 RTR

If its realism and detailed looks you seek, the FMS Chevy K10 delivers.

If its realism and detailed looks you seek, the FMS Chevy K10 delivers.

The K10 Legend
The Chevrolet K10 quickly gained popularity for its outstanding performance, reliability and versatility. Its robust design and that versatility made it a favorite among rural and urban residents alike, serving both family and commercial needs with ease.

Over time the K10 underwent continuous improvements and upgrades to meet evolving market demands and technological advancements, transforming it from a practical workhorse to a stylish and multifunctional pickup truck.

Scaled Realism
FMS has captured the essence of the Chevrolet K10 with the FCX18 Chevrolet K10 RTR. Licensed by General Motors, this 1/18-scale radio-controlled replica faithfully brings the iconic design to life in scale detail. We went hands-on with the FCX18 and found that not only does it look the part, it is a capable platform that mirrors the performance of the original vehicle.

The FCX18 Chevrolet K10 features a spacious cabin and trapezoidal girder chassis, showcasing the iconic American style of the original truck. The body boasts an advanced dual-color combination, with exquisite electroplated components such as the front grille, bumpers and mirrors. The tailgate can be opened, allowing for the addition of various simulated components like motorbikes and camping equipment.

Mechanical Excellence
Derived from the FCX24 series, the FCX18 chassis boasts a metal beam construction and metal steering components to ensure performance in extreme environments. The power assembly integrates a two-speed transmission, transfer case, and a 180 brushed motor to deliver strong torque output and high-speed capabilities.

The FCX18 Chevrolet K10 is equipped with a straight axle by default, but the planetary gear differential can be replaced for different driving effects. Additional upgrades and modified parts are available to further enhance the vehicle’s performance.

The FMS K10’s hard body includes opening hood and tailgate amongst plenty of other intricate details.

The FMS K10’s hard body includes opening hood and tailgate amongst plenty of other intricate details.

Fully functional LED lights come standard on this truck.

Fully functional LED lights come standard on this truck.

You’ll even find a detailed interior in this pickup’s cab.

You’ll even find a detailed interior in this pickup’s cab.

The hard plastic tailgate looks like its made of stamped metal.

The hard plastic tailgate looks like its made of stamped metal.

All In The Details
Equipped with synchronized lighting control for headlights, turn signals and taillights, the FCX18 Chevrolet K10 offers a realistic driving experience. The model also features soft, large-sized all-terrain tires and realistic chrome-plated wheel hubs, enabling leisurely strolls or high-speed dashes.

FINAL WORD
The FMS 1/18-scale FCX18 Chevrolet K10 RTR is a tribute to American automotive heritage, offering a blend of scale realism and performance that captures the spirit of the original Chevrolet K10. With its attention to detail and versatile capabilities, the FCX18 Chevrolet K10 is a must-have for RC enthusiasts and collectors alike.


Text by James York
Images courtesy of FMS

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Updated: May 16, 2024 — 7:40 PM
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