Team Associated have fired the first shot in the RTR SC based drag car
segment. Based on a 9-time national championship winning platform, the
DR10 packs a ton of performance under its large muscle car shell.
The basis for the DR10 is a low-center-of-gravity chassis with hook-and-loop battery straps to accommodate a variety of batteries. The rear mounted motor spins a lightweight aluminum top shaft via an adjustable slipper clutch and the power is sent to the wheels through a sealed gear differential and CVA axles. The entire drivetrain and each hub are supported by a total of 18 sealed ball bearings.
Attached to the rear of the chassis is a three position wheelie bar that also includes a pair of larger diameter wheels. Speaking of wheels, the DR10 uses 12mm hex wheels all the way around, skinnies up front and wider SC style wheels in the rear. Wrapped around those wheels are narrow, semi-treaded front tires (think Frontrunners) and wide, sticky slicks out back. Keeping the rubber planted to the pavement are 12mm big bore dampers, rugged adjustable steel turnbuckles and vertical ball studs for roll-center adjustments.
For power, the DR10 uses Reedy’s water-resistant brushless speed control, a Reedy 3300kv motor and a Reedy metal gear digital high-torque servo (with spring-style servo saver) keeps things pointed in the right direction. The standout feature electronics wise is the new DVC (Dynamic Vehicle Control) receiver with built in adjustable digital gyro. Having a gyro for stability control is especially useful in no-prep drag racing where traction may not be consistent. Sending signals to that receiver is a 2.4gHz 2-channel transmitter. The DR10 is available as a RTR (70025) or and RTR with 2s Reedy LiPO and charger combo (70025C).
Front and rear body mounts are set wide to properly support the large body shell and keep it from moving around at high speed. The factory finished body is a two-piece unit with rear spoiler that Associated have named the Reakt.