RESERVE THE DATE: JULY 17th – 19th, 2015 –  We are going camping!

Official hashtag: #axialfest2015

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The Axial family is excited to announce AXIALFEST 2015 registration is now open! THIS IS AN AXIAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION FESTIVAL! Bring all your Axial rigs, and leave all others behind as this will truly be an Axial only family based event! This event will bring maximum fun, the biggest smiles, the best prizes any R/C event has seen since our last event, and more! Come Celebrate Axial’s 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY at this year’s AXIALFEST!!!


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If this will be your first time to AXIALFEST and you want to learn more, or see what it was like in previous years check out this blog from 2014:

Or this video recap from 2013:

AXIALFEST 2015 Sponsor: Team KNK Hardware


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce that Team KNK Hardware has been added to the sponsor list for AXIALFEST2015!


Team KNK Hardware is a family owned business located in Lebanon, Ohio.  Specializing in stainless steel hardware for the RC industry, they are a husband and wife team that not only work as a business but enjoy the hobby with their children as well.  Since 1986, they have been involved in the RC hobby and finally took it to the next level in 2013.  Starting out with 28,000 pieces of hardware, they have worked hard to become what is now one of the leading suppliers in the RC industry.  Currently stocking over 400,000 pieces of hardware in over 200 sizes.  They pride themselves on customer service and quality products.  If you are looking for a quality product at a great price check them out at and let them be “Your Hardware Source.”

AXIALFEST 2015 Sponsor: 212 Performance Gloves


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce that 212 Performance Gloves has been added to the sponsor list for AXIALFEST2015!


212 Performance Gloves is the leader in touchscreen capable performance gloves.  Take photos, answer a call or send a text without having to take off your gloves to do it! Our gloves offer a performance fit maximizing dexterity, comfort and adjustability.

Like us on Facebook and for more information visit us online @

AXIALFEST 2015 Sponsor: Car Buff Network


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce that has been added to the sponsor list for AXIALFEST2015!

About was conceptualized to connect the automotive community starting at the local level.  Many shops do not have a website due no idea how to build it or too expensive to setup and maintain. is a worldwide profile based online automotive network. It provides businesses a way to have an inexpensive and search engine optimized web presence.  No special software or computer knowledge is necessary to setup a profile.  Once a profile has been setup, it is easily maintained by the owner.  Profiles are searched by preferred markets and services as well as location. In addition we also profile Projects, Events, Organizations, Travel and Clubs related to the automotive community.

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AXIALFEST 2015 Sponsor: Vanquish Products


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce that Vanquish Products has been added to the sponsor list for AXIALFEST2015!


Vanquish Products, home the finest RC crawler and RC scaler parts and accessories. Our products are all designed, manufactured, packaged, and shipped all under one roof at our factory in Sacramento, California. Our product line includes aftermarket parts for Axial based crawlers and scale trucks that we have a desire to raise the performance bar on. •

AXIALFEST 2015 Sponsor: Braven


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce that Braven has been added to the sponsor list for AXIALFEST 2015!

About Braven:

Music isn’t just a backdrop; it’s an experience. Founded in Provo, Utah, Braven began in 2011 with a small team and has evolved into a renowned premium Bluetooth® high fidelity audio brand with a growing global presence.

Since joining the Incipio® family in 2013, we expanded our product offering from portable Bluetooth® speakers to an award-winning lineup of ultra-rugged waterproof audio, App-driven products and Smart battery solutions by utilizing Incipio’s standing as a mobile technology leader in the industry. We cater to all consumer profiles with products ranging from outdoor, rugged, take-anywhere speakers to interactive wireless home audio systems with exceptional style.

Our continuous growth and success is a direct result of our drive to deliver revolutionary wireless products to consumers around the globe. In just three years, we have designed and manufactured the world’s most talented speakers with award-winning rugged and premium offerings for today’s mobile consumer. Continually pushing the limits in portable Bluetooth audio, Braven products combine cutting edge technology with premium audio quality.

2015 Portland International Auto Show


Your Ride Begins Here!

The annual Portland International Auto show returned to the Convention center this past February, and Axial was invited, for the 5th year in a row, to show off their awesome lineup of rigs, and let thousands of people try their hands at navigating an SCX10 through the custom rock course. This year they could choose between the Deadbolt SCX10, Falken G6, or Dodge Ram. The trucks were geared down and 85 turn motors were installed to keep things under control. This setup provided over 4 hours of run time on a 3300 mah, 2 cell Lipo battery. The trucks survived the constant abuse well, with only 2 broken rear axle housings and much body damage. Considering the age and/or inexperience of many of the drivers, as well as the 7′ height of the mountain on the course, this says a lot for the durability of the SCX10 platform!

The course was built over the period of about 3 months using wood, carved foam and concrete. It was built in 4 sections to make transport easier, and the sections weighed anywhere from 140lbs to almost 400! We had integrated RGB LED’s that changed color along with the music that played constantly.


This year I wanted to give drivers 3 possible routes to take, which made for some fun lines.


We used Quickcrete on the high-impact areas for maximum durability.




I transported the whole course on my trailer Thursday morning before the weekend of the show. The Union guys with forklifts moved it in to the building for us.


The amount of work that goes into these auto shows is staggering. Endless crates of displays, almost to the roof!




The course sits on (4) 6′ tables, and has a TV constantly playing Axial DVD’s or streaming King of the Hammers live.  (It was the same weekend!)





Once we finished setting up the dsiplay, we tested the various lines with the new Deadbolt SCX10 to make sure they weren’t going to be too difficult for inexperienced drivers.


Last year the event was snowed out, which is rare for Portland, and hurt attendance. This year, the weather was great, and from what I heard they had record numbers! The Axial booth was pretty busy the entire 4 days from open until close. It’s a good thing we have volunteers to help from ORCRC! (Oregon R/C Rock Crawlers) We handed out Axial stickers, coupons for local hobby shops that sell Axial product, and product information pamphlets. We also raffled off a new Dodge Ram SCX10.

The Currie Jeep showing off its LED lights.


Brett working the crowd.






This little guy was AMAZED.


Big Block Honcho.




I had plenty of time to see the entire show, which had a great selection of exotic rides this year, like the Lamborghini Huracan.


Aston Martin Vanquish


Gorgeous Mercedes 300SL Gullwing




And a rare Bugatti Veyron.

The show attracted more than 100,000 people over the 4 days, and judging by the number of people having a great time at the Axial booth, I’d say we introduced quite a few to their new addiction! We look forward to next year, and would like to thank Axial for the opportunity!

What Is Scale?


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Scale trucks are realistic trucks. That’s pretty easy to understand. If it’s “scale,” it’s about scale realism. But, what about the other way we use the word scale in RC? Before the word scale was slated as an offshoot of the crawling segment, scale was the go-to way to describe the size of a vehicle.

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Scale in RC is usually listed as 1/10, 1/8, etc. The most common scale in RC, or the “standard” scale, is 1/10 scale. The “1/10″ means the vehicle is 1/10th the size of the full-size vehicle. So, if a full-size late-model Jeep Wrangler is 153″ long, the 1/10-scale version would be 15.3″ from bumper to bumper–approximately. The real 4-door version of the Jeep Rubicon Unlimited is 173″ long with a 116″ wheelbase. An absolutely true-to-scale model would have a 11.6″ wheelbase. The SCX10 version has a close 12.3″ wheelbase, which provides very realistic proportions.


If a 1/10-scale model is ten-times smaller than the real version, a 1/8-scale model is eight-times smaller than the real version. So, 1/8 scale is bigger than 1/10 scale. This is well is illustrated by comparing the 1/10-scale Axial Yeti and the “extra large” Yeti XL, which is 1/8 scale.


Not only does the scale concept or formula get used to describe the overall size of RC vehicles, but it helps understand how your RC tires compare to real tires. For both looks and maximized performance, a fair amount of license is taken with tires sizes. Most RC scale rock crawlers come with tires over 4″ tall. The reason this might be considered taking a bit license is because a 4″ 1/10-scale tires would be 40″ tire on a full-size vehicle, which is a pretty large tire for a rock crawler. For example, the Axial 1.9 Ripsaw has an overall diameter or height of 4.3″, which makes it a 1/10-scale version of 43″ tire. That’s pretty large, but it provides a desirable aggressive look and good ground clearance for solid off-road performance.

AXIALFEST 2015 Sponsor: RPP Hobby


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce that RPP Hobby is a returning sponsor for AXIALFEST 2015. RPP Hobby is the official hobby shop of AXIALFEST 2015 with a retail-booth on site at Cisco Grove Campground for all your on-site Axial needs and wants.

RPP Hobby is locally owned and founded by Nor Cal Native Corey Bauman who started selling custom painted scale trucks and crawler bodies on-line in the late 1990′s. Bauman’s hobby grew into a full “brick & mortar” retail business when he opened his shop in 2004. The RPP Hobby goal is to offer customers the best possible service, at a great price, with expedient order processing and shipping.

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