If you’re an automotive history buff, you know that the 1970s were a golden era for trucks. Among the legends of that time the Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale stood out, showcasing rugged American craftsmanship and an indomitable spirit on and off the road.
Now, thanks to the meticulous scale artistry of RC4WD, that timeless appeal has been resurrected in the form of the RC4WD Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale Hard Body Trail Finder 2 “LWB” RTR—a radio-controlled vehicle that’s as much an homage to the past as it is a testament to modern engineering.
ESSENCE OF A CLASSIC
With a nostalgic nod to the Scottsdale trim level of the original K10 trucks, the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 “LWB” is a 1/10-scale replica that pays tribute to the iconic Chevy K10. From its molded drop bed and functional tailgate to the detailing of the molded interior and the opening hood, every aspect of this RC model is focused on scale detail and accuracy.
The level of precision that RC4WD has poured into this creation is impressive. The accurately reproduced Chevy chrome grille, complete with optional inserts, is a prime example of this attention to detail. Complementing the front end, pre-installed LED lights also lend an air of realism and ensure that this RC vehicle captures attention even in low-light conditions.
BUILT FOR THRILLS
While the Trail Finder 2 “LWB” RTR proudly exhibits classic looks, its performance is firmly rooted in the present. Underneath the hard plastic body lies a modern steel ladder frame chassis that’s tailor-made for off-road adventures. The chassis was extended to 12.3 inches to help create the correct proportional look of the longer-wheelbase K10 pickup. In fact, the Trail Finder 2’s “LWB” stand for long wheelbase.
Equipped with RC4WD’s R3 single-speed transmission, a 540 45T Crawler brushed motor and the Outcry III waterproof ESC, the Trail Finder 2 “LWB” delivers power, precision and agility. The truck’s RC4WD Ultimate Scale shocks guarantee a smooth ride over even the roughest terrain, while the K44 Ultimate Scale cast axles provide the robustness necessary to conquer challenging obstacles.
RC4WD has earned a reputation for putting out some of the most realistic scale parts and accessories in the RC industry. This touch hasn’t been lost on the K10. The pickup’s Super Scale 70mm white shocks with internal springs and soft steel leaf springs replicate the authentic bounce and rebound of a full-size truck. These features, combined with the 1.9” RC4WD BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM scale tires wrapped around Rally beadlock wheels enhance both aesthetics and performance.
Moreover, the package includes RC4WD’s Hammer Transfer Case, which boasts an impressive 1.47:1 ratio, hardened steel gears and eight free-rolling ball bearings. Complementing this, an R3 scale single-speed transmission ensures seamless power delivery, while the Twister High Torque metal gear digital servo guarantees precise control.
A COMPLETE PACKAGE
RC4WD’s dedication to delivering an all-encompassing experience shines through in the Trail Finder 2 “LWB” RTR package. Alongside the pre-assembled vehicle, you’ll find the XR3 3-Channel 2.4GHz transmitter and 6-Cell 3000mAh battery to keep the excitement rolling. It’s worth noting that this truck uses XT60-style plugs.
The inclusion of the RC4WD Marlin Crawler side plastic sliders and front inner fender set further highlights the brand’s commitment to scale realism. And, to ensure you’re ready for action straight out of the box, RC4WD provides the Universal NiMH Peak Battery Charger.
RC4WD Trail Finder 2 “LWB” RTR W/ Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale Hard Body Set VEHICLE SPECS
Street Price: $549.95
Height: 9.4 in. (238mm)
Width: 8.7 in. (220mm)
Wheelbase: 12.4 in. (314mm)
Ground Clearance: 2.4 in. (61.6mm)
Chassis: Steel ladder frame
Suspension: Leaf spring
Axles: K44 Ultimate Scale cast
Drive System: 4WD
Body: Pre-painted, pre-cut polycarbonate
Wheels: Rally 1.9” beadlock (silver)
Tires: RC4WD BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM 1.9”
Speed Control: Outcry III waterproof
Motor: 540 45T Crawler brushed
Steering Servo: Twister high-torque metal gear digital
Radio: XR3 3-channel 2.4GHz transmitter/receiver
The RC4WD Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale Hard Body Trail Finder 2 “LWB” RTR isn’t just a radio-controlled truck. It’s a timeless tribute to a whole bygone era of rugged trucks, reimagined with modern precision and a wealth of authentic details. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the Chevrolet K10 or a dedicated RC enthusiast, this kit promises an off-road experience that’s steeped in nostalgia and scale realism.
Text by James York
Images by Michael Wiene