Axial R/C to support Inaugural Silver State 4wd & UTV Jamboree


Axial R/C to support Inaugural Silver State 4wd & UTV Jamboree

Axial R/C Inc., A subsidiary of Hobbico Inc., is proud to announce a marketing partnership with Carrera Performance Group LLc. The Axial R/C team will be headed to Reno, Nevada for the week of July 14th through July 18th attending the inaugural Silver State 4wd & UTV Jamboree for a week full of adventure!
The Silver State 4wd & UTV Jamboree (SSJambo) is a first year event catering to everything adventure and off road. Located in Northern Nevada, this event is packed full of reasons to spend a week exploring and enjoying the outdoors with friends.

The week kicks off on Monday July 14th with an Off Road Business Association (ORBA) OHV leadership summit. This is where some of the most influential minds get together to shape the future of the off highway community. This is also one of the most active groups fighting to keep public lands open for off highway recreation.

Tuesday July 15th starts with the Genright Tour to Virginia city for sightseeing to include the Comstock, the first major Silver Ore discovery in the United states. The day will end with the RallyVenture welcome party.

Wednesday July 16th marks the start of the RallyVenture. The RallyVenture is just like a RECON G6 for full size rigs. Axial is one of the 25 teams invited to participate in this invite only inaugural event. The full size SCX10JK will be piloted by Axial staff as they attempt to make history in Nevada!

Thursday July 17th will have Axial on the move again following our trusty partners at Poison Spyder Customs to Virginia City to explore the oldest Silver mining town in Nevada. The “Bucket of Blood” Saloon will be one of the highlights, known for its violence back when the mining town was running at full steam.

Friday July 18th will be qualifying day for the Hellsgate Grand Prix, an Unlimited 4wd Racing event to be held at Wild West Motorsports park. It will also be the day Axial and CKRC set up a booth for Saturdays racing action.

Saturday July 19th Axcial and CKRC will be on site with a booth showing off Axial R/C vehicles to the masses that arrive to spectate the inaugural Hellsgate Grand Prix. The Hellsgate Grand Prix will provide a ton of entertainment all day long with sidexside racing, Unlimited 4wd racing and the Deathbox derby.

For all the details on this inaugural event, please visit

About Carrera Performance Group LLc.

Off-Road History: Jeff became an “off-roader” in 1975 with his first dirt bike, a Honda Mini Trail 50. His parents were members of an off-road club called the “Looney Duners” in the 70s and 80s and many of his childhood weekends were spent out at Glamis, where his step-mother’s father had a business called “Boardmanville Trading Post”. Growing up in Menifee, California afforded Jeff the opportunity to do a lot of motorcycle riding. He met his wife, Angie, in high school and after graduation, they began riding trails and camping around Southern California. They raised both of their children in the back of Jeeps and Angie recalls changing many a diaper in the front seat of one. They have owned Jeeps and other off-road vehicles continuously throughout their 22 year marriage and have founded several off-road clubs including the Safari Club, Riverside Off-Kamber Club and Inland Jeep Freeks.

Racing: Jeff began racing BMX bikes at the age of 10. He has raced under many sanctioning bodies in several different classes. He has raced Best in the Desert, MORE, SCORE, and MDR series’. He has raced Jeepspeed, class 3000 and class 4400. He has written rules for BITD class 3000 and 4400, as well as rules for Side x Side racing under the International Side x Side Association (ISA). He has created two different sanctioning bodies for racing, the California Rock Crawlers Association (CRCA) and Ultra4 Racing. He is co-founder of the world famous “King of the Hammers” race held in Johnson Valley, CA each February.

Jeff has also developed and published strategic plans for the Off-Road Business Association and the California Motorized Recreation Council on Johnson Valley. In addition, he is a regular contributor to and SEMA E-news. He contributes freelance for Crawl Magazine, DirtSports Magazine, and Off-Road Industry Magazine. In 2013 Jeff Knoll published a whitepaper called “Common Ground” that became the basis for Legislation that passed the House of Representatives and as of this writing is being debated in the Senate. The bill would establish the first of its kind Congressional protected OHV area, and save the largest OHV area in the United States

About Axial

Founded in 2005, Axial R/C, Inc. has quickly become a global brand leader of hobby grade radio controlled products. We manufacture chassis and accessory products to the highest quality standards, with design emphasis on rugged construction and scale realism. Axial is regularly involved in local and national events which allow us to keep our finger on the pulse of R/C culture, thus earning us many awards over time, including “Best Truck”, “Most Innovative”, “Best Engineered Product of the Year”, and “People’s Choice.” Axial and the talented staff behind the brand live and breathe R/C, striving for excellence year after year.

Axial is a company of enthusiasts for enthusiasts. The passion for the automobile runs deep within the Axial team. The brand itself is a culmination of a top shelf design team coupled with an executive and marketing staff with their finger on the pulse of what is hot and trending in the world of motorsports. Here at Axial we pride ourselves on developing extremely high end radio control models of vehicles that you are likely to see in the great outdoors. These models are designed to generate a tremendous amount of reliable fun that can be experienced by the whole family. Our design team prides themselves on marrying real scale looks with top level performance. Our marketing team ensures Axial is on the forefront by developing partnerships with top quality brands of the full size enthusiast market. Whether you are a beginner looking to further your knowledge about basic vehicle dynamics or a seasoned hobby veteran, Axial offers a platform for you to personalize and enjoy in every environment. The Axial team encourages you to get outside and have some family fun.

RC Support Equipment – How to Complete Your Axial RTR or Kit

One of the most significant differences between RC toys and hobby-grade products like Axial Racing’s line of vehicles is that the latter are modular in design and function. All of the components in a hobby-grade RC vehicle are separate units. A single circuit board doesn’t control all functions and you aren’t limited to a slow wall charger. This goes for the transmitter, battery and other items as well. Being able to select these items means you have to choose which ones you want. Below are the typical components needed to complete Axial RTRs and kits.

RTRs (Ready to Runs)
Axial Racing RTR vehicles are not only pre-essembled, but include many high quality components are ready installed. Below are the few items needed to get your Axial RTR ready for adventure.

Fast Charger. A fast charger or peak detection charger differs from a “wall charger” in that it can charge at a higher rate. These means less downtime and more action. These chargers are programmable (different models offer different features), so they can charge many different size and type batteries. If you are using a LiPo battery, you must only use a charger that is LiPo compatible with a selectable LiPo mode. A balance charger is also highly recommended for LiPo use.

Battery. There are many battery chemistries, but the two most common in RC are now NiMH and LiPo. NiMH are generally less expensive and require less understanding of the battery charging and care process, but there many advantages. The higher the capacity, the more runtime the battery will provide. Think of capacity as the size of the gas tank.

If your vehicle is equipped with Axial AE-2 ESC, limit your battery choice to 6-cell NiMH or 2S LiPo. You will also need a battery with a Tamiya connector.

If your vehicle has an Axial AE-3 ESC, you can run an 8-cell NiMH or 3S LiPo battery, and the battery will need to have a Deans Ultra Plug.

AA Batteries. Axial Racing’s 2.4GHz radio systems are highly efficient and only require four AA batteries for use. Less sophisticated transmitters require eight AA batteries. Axial’s technology saves you money and makes the transmitter lighter and more comfortable.

Perfect for intermediate and advanced enthusiasts, Axial Racing kits leave the electronics choices up to the end user. This is good for more advanced users who have specific needs. To learn more about building a kit, click here.

Fast Charger. See description above. If you don’t already have a charger or are looking to upgrade at the same time as outfitting a kit, choose a charger that you are not likely to quickly outgrow. Typically, experienced users look for chargers that can deliver enough power to charge large packs quickly, so consider a charger that can charge at 10 amps or more.

Battery. See description above. While NiMH packs fit some budgets better than LiPo packs, one of the best ways to maximum performance of your Axial kit is to use a LiPo battery. To learn more about LiPo batteries and the advantages they offer, click here.

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Speed Control (ESC). The speed control electronically regulates the speed of the vehicle. Some ESCs are waterproof, so look for that feature if it is needed. Even though it is a factory speed control, Axial’s AE-3 brushless speed control is a high quality component and an excellent choice for high speed applications. It’s also very versatile and can be programmed to control brushed motors. This means it can be used for a fast machine such as the EXO Terra Buggy as a sensorless brushless setup or in SCX10 as a brushed system. Fast and fun or slow and precise, it’s your choice. Learn more about motors below.

Motor. Electric motors used in RC are either brushed or brushless in design. Axial offers both, and each design type has its advantages. Brushed motors are inexpensive and offer precise low-speed control. Don’t think that brushed motors are only for small budgets. Many competitors, even at the highest levels, use brushed motors. If you want precise control for technical situations, go with a brushed motor. The cost savings is just an added bonus. Axial offers 55- and 27- and 20-turn brushed motors. The fewer number of turns, the faster the motor will be. That speed comes at the expense of torque and runtime.

Brushless motors bring new technology to RC. For vehicles such as the EXO Terra Buggy, a sensorless brushless system really brings out the fun. Brushless motors such as Axial’s Vanguard 2900 Kv also require very little maintenance. When shopping for a brushless motor, it’s important to know the the higher the Kv number, the faster the motor will be.

Radio System (Transmitter and Receiver). The transmitter, in the most basic sense, function as your steering wheel and gas and brake pedals. Whether you call it a radio or a transmitter, this is how you control your model. Axial’s AX-3 transmitter uses 2.4GHz technology which means you don’t need to worry about potential interference from other RC transmitters. The receiver, as the name implies, receives signals from the transmitter. The electronic speed control and servo (see below) plug into the receiver.

Servo. A servo is a simple device that turns the electronic signal (your command) from the receiver (which originated at transmitter) into the physical force is needed to perform a function. In the case of Axial vehicles, the function needed is steering. Advanced hobbyists use servos for all sorts of functions such as moving the steering wheel and rotating a driver figure’s head. Servos are rated on two significant performance characteristics: speed and torque. Generally, rock crawlers and scale vehicles require torque over speed, but you should never compromise too much on speed or performance will suffer. For fast vehicles like the EXO Terra Buggy, servo speed is even more important. When building a kit or upgrading a RTR, a metal gear servo is always recommended for durability. For the ultimate in steering durability, install one of Axial’s metal servo horns.

Paint. Lexan bodies require special paint specifically made to bond to the flexible material. Make sure you only use this type of paint. If only a one color paint job is desired, one can of spray paint is usually adequate. While it would take an entire post to cover all aspects of painting, the process is simple and the most important thing to remember is to use light coats.

Glue. Unless your Axial model is equipped with beadlock wheels, you will need hobby-specific CA glue to bond the tires to the wheels. Ordinary “super glues” will not work for this application. Duratrax Pit Tech brand in medium thickness is easy to work with, strong and inexpensive.

AA Batteries. See description above.