RC4WD – Official Sponsor & Vendor AXIALFEST 2018


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce RC4WD as a returning official sponsor for AXIALFEST 2018!

RC4WD has been a global leader in high end scale automotive model products for over 14 years, headquartered in Silicon Valley. Founded in 2001 in the San Francisco Bay Area, RC4WD was initially started as a one stop shop (website) for the RC monster truck aftermarket and performance parts. The business grew rapidly through the help of RCMT.net, a forum community dedicated to the RC monster truck enthusiasts. The owner quickly gained an in depth knowledge of what the consumer was looking for, and developed relationships with all the top manufacturers of aftermarket parts. His extensive networking abilities gave him the opportunity to manufacture some components for the companies whose parts and kits he was selling.

In 2005, the business was thriving, stocking nearly 800 parts from companies like Thundertech Racing, JPS, New Era Models, Imex, Defiance Racing, RC Alloy, Vertigo performance and many others. Up until 2006 RC4WD was a one man operation, when business was booming the RC4WD founder employed the help of his friends and family to keep up with the orders. 2006 was a pivotal year, as a college friend of the owners dropped his full time job in effort to help build RC4WD into a force to be reckoned with. Like many companies suffering growing pains, RC4WD and crew rented a small garage unit without amenities such as air conditioning or functioning windows. Working through the California heat in these conditions did not detour the owner from building his dreams. In the summer of 2006 RC4WD reached another milestone as he was seeing a significant shift in the market place. The demand for specialized rock crawling products was emerging, and there appeared to be a lack of interest from some of the manufacturers in filling this demand. Perhaps the owner just had the foresight of what the market was going to do, either way a decision was made. RC4WD scaled back on their distribution of other companies products and began to focus on delivering exactly what the enthusiast community was asking for. The RC4WD manufacturing company was born. This stage was the most difficult, as engineering, manufacturing, sales, and marketing staff had to be hired to make it all work. RC4WD now controls all facets of its products, including engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and customer service.

RC4WD now has designers on almost every continent developing the latest and greatest products to suit your RC crawling needs. The last few years have brought about some extremely detailed products catering to the “Scaler” segment of RC rock crawling. It is not uncommon to see an RC vehicle clad with RC4WD products that requires a second look to know if you are looking at a scale model, or at the real thing.

RC4WD products have been chosen by NASA and made many appearances in TV and magazines throughout the world. The company has contributed parts for the fastest battery-powered radio controlled car. The RC4WD team would like to thank each and every customer, contributor, and dealer for their continued support, feedback, and ideas, they have all helped to shape RC4WD into what it is today! The owner and the RC4WD family will continue to strive to bring to market high quality products that answer the demand of the consumer. www.rc4wd.com

MAGNAFLOW – Official Sponsor of AXIALFEST 2018


Axial R/C Inc. is pleased to announce MAGNAFLOW as a continued sponsor for AXIALFEST 2018! MAGNAFLOW has been an official technical partner of Axial since the introduction of the AX90028 Axial SCX10™ 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR.

MAGNAFLOW got its start as a natural extension of Car Sound Exhaust systems. Their parent company specializes in superior catalytic converter technology and has spent the last 30 years earning its reputation as a market leader around the world. They are proud to continue this tradition through producing the best sounding, best performing and most durable exhaust components in the world. If you’re looking for quality, power and sound, then you’re looking for MAGNAFLOW.


MyTrickRC – Official Sponsor of AXIALFEST 2018


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce MyTrickRC as a first time sponsor supporting AXIALFEST2018!


MyTrickRC is based in Los Angeles California where they design and manufacture accessories for RC cars, trucks, planes, drones, and boats. MyTrickRC ‘s primary products are scale LED lighting. Their goal is making it easier for customers to get the scale lighting effects they are looking for.

MyTrickRC  started in 2012 with Emergency Flashers. After a short time they realized that good general application lighting products were absent from the market. So they set out to make the UF-7, a universal lighting controller suitable to many different RC applications. Little did MyTrickRC know that they came up with the finest lighting system on the market.

It didn’t take long for customers to recognize the quality of our products and for the MyTrickRC brand to become recognized as a name you can trust for uncompromising quality and smart design. They pay a lot of attention to details and make sure their products deliver the way you expect. MyTrickRC products meet rigorous standards for quality, performance, durability, and value.

Website: www.mytrickrc.com

CASTLE CREATIONS – Official Sponsor of AXIALFEST 2018


Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce Castle Creations as a return sponsor and attendee, supporting AXIALFEST2018! Castle Creations has been a long time Technical Partner to Axial R/C Inc.


Castle Creations has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electronic speed controls by combining state-of-the-art technologies with high volume manufacturing. The principles that helped us grow from one man with a desire for “something better” are still our driving force. We constantly work to bring our customers products that are unmatched in quality, design, and reliability at a competitive price.

Every day we strive to provide superior products with unequaled service and support. Our technical support team has set the industry standard for knowledgeable advice, troubleshooting hints, and the most courteous customer service available anywhere.

Castle Creations is located in a suburb of Kansas City. We are proud to employ more than 95 people, and that number is growing all the time!

Through integrity and innovation, be the world leader in solutions to the industries we serve.

Castle Creations is dedicated to engineering and manufacturing innovative, cost-effective and high performance solutions for the clients we serve.


CKRC HOBBIES – Official Sponsor & Hobby Shop Vendor at AXIALFEST 2018


CKRC HOBBIES – Official Sponsor & Hobby Shop Vendor at AXIALFEST 2018

Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce that CKRC Hobbies is returning (since 2014) as a  hobby shop to support AXIALFEST2018! The CKRC Hobbies family have contributed vastly to the physical needs of the AXIALFEST event over the years, and we will again greatly rely on their services.

While many may already know about CKRC Hobbies prestigious history within both the R/C and full size rock crawling industry, the hobby shop has been under new ownership by Jason Copeland since December of 2013. Copeland strives to continue CKRC’s legendary selection and service bringing R/C products directly to your door with a revamped website. If you are located within the Reno, Nevada area visit the newly decorated brick and mortar location.

2505 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502

Keep Track Of Your Packs On The Trail

It’s getting close! As of the time we’re writing this blog, Axialfest 2018 is only a few weeks away and that means attendees are kicking their builds and prep into overdrive to be ready for the epic weekend of off-road action. One comment we’ve seen frequently from drivers is “Can’t wait to pack up my battery packs, turn on my rig and head out on the trails.” Hikers will spend all day on the trails trying out the many courses laid out and some even venture off and find other challenging terrain. This goes on day and night and those long drives will eventually eat through battery packs. Battery changes can be frequent and we’ve seen a number of drivers on the trails with a pack in each hand wondering which one was charged and which is the discharged pack they took out of their rig a few hours ago. So we’ve decided to show you a few simple tips to keep track of your packs so it minimizes your downtime while hiking around Axialfest. These tips will of course work anytime, anywhere so read on to make your RC life much easier.

The answer to keeping track of your packs is simply tags. Using a tagging method to keep track of your packs will make trail time so much more fun. Even for those entering the Altra Ultra 5K where saving time could make the difference in how you place in the event. Here are a number of ways to simply tag your packs so you know what is charged and what is not.

Bread Bag Tag
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Start saving those little plastic tags that come on your plastic bread bags or english muffins. These little tags make great ID tags for your packs. Once you’ve collected a bunch, use a black permanent marker and simply make check marks on some and X marks on others. Now you can slip the check marked tags on your charged packs and put the X tags on discharged packs. We also suggest clipping or lightly sanding any sharp areas of the tag hole so it doesn’t harm your battery wire insulation.

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Many hardware stores carry packs of rubber caps for multiple uses. These caps look like your rubber antenna cap, but larger. Find caps that will fit over your specific connector. Find two different colors to indicate charged and discharged packs. The caps will also protect your connector from the rare instance of a short while its bouncing around in your backpack.

Rubber Bands
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Good old rubber bands to the rescue. With rubber bands, you can simply wrap them around your charged packs and when you go to install the pack in your car remove the rubber band. Now any pack that has been removed later and does not have a rubber band means the pack is discharged.

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A simple piece of masking tape (obviously green is preferred here) with one end folded over before placing it on the battery can help indicate a charged pack. When you go to install the pack in your rig, peel the tape off and you now know in the future that battery has been used.

Be organized
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Being organized and tagging your battery will make your trip much more fun. We urge you to follow all safety precautions outlined in the instructions that came with your battery packs. When traveling by car or out on the trails, make sure your extra packs are stored in safe transport carriers. Many will put their packs in LiPo sacks before putting them in their backpack for a days run. Sure your day should be filled with fun, but safety is always number one. See you at Axialfest.

FastEddy Bearings – Official sponsor of AXIALFEST 2018


Axial is pleased to announce FastEddy Bearings as a returning sponsor for AXIALFEST 2018! FastEddy Bearings is one of the longest standing supporters of AXIALFEST, since 2012. Even before AXIALFEST with our AWCC events as far back as 2008!

Team FastEddy’s main goal is to have happy customers. We are not only a manufacturer and OEM supplier of R/C and hobby products, we are also hobbyists that understand what your needs are.

FastEddyBearings.com is the retail outlet for individual hobby bearings and bearing kits, offering the absolute highest quality bearings for an incredibly discounted price. FastEddy Bearings product line includes Rubber Sealed bearings, Metal Shielded, Open, and Flanged. We offer quality metal bearings as well as ceramic. We make the fast faster!

Fast eddy

Team FastEddy entered the hobby business in 1999 as a major supplier of ball bearings to other hobby companies and manufacturers. Chances are you may be using FastEddy Bearings bearings and not even know it. As the hobby interests grew so did the product lines. In 2006 FastEddy Bearings started using “Team FastEddy” for 5th scale products and are now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of High performance products for the HPI Baja and other 5th scale R/Cs. You can find FastEddy Bearings in hobby stores worldwide.

For more info, please visit: fasteddybearings.com

Brazin Scale RC – Officially approved aftermarket frame rails for AXIALFEST 2018


Axial is pleased to announce Brazin Scale RC as an officially approved frame rail manufacturer for AXIALFEST 2018! This allows customers of Brazin Scale RC to run their SCX10 I / II aftermarket frame rails in the adventure class of AXIALFEST 2018. Brazin Scale RC Specializes in Fabricating Scale RC Crawler Bumpers and other Misc Chassis components along with a big selection of custom 3D printed scale items


Website: https://www.facebook.com/BrazinScaleRC/
Facebook: https://www.brazinscalerc.com/

California Department of Parks and Recreation – Official Sponsor of AXIALFEST 2018

Axial is pleased to announce California State Parks as a returning sponsor for AXIALFEST 2018!

California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 280 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. One of the goals of California State Parks is to make sure that everyone – including visitors with disabilities – has access to the natural and cultural wonders that make up California State Parks.

Website: https://www.parks.ca.gov/


CANYON COOLERS – Official Sponsor & Vendor AXIALFEST 2018

Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce Canyon Coolers as a returning sponsor and attendees, supporting AXIALFEST2018!

Rafting the Grand Canyon’s 225 miles takes weeks to complete. Keeping supplies on ice in 100 degree temperatures for that length of time was nearly impossible with commercially available coolers. Rafting companies experimented with fiberglass containers and later started using the durable kayak plastic making crude double walled boxes and insulating them with expanding foam. Although rudimentary, the thick walled heavy duty coolers could hold up to the elements and were referred to as “Canyon Boxes”.

In 2010 two local rafting enthusiasts in Flagstaff, Arizona acquired and re-branded what is today known as Canyon Coolers. Rafters were soon enjoying cold beverages throughout 27 day trips. Since then, they have developed enhanced seals, latches, and other innovations, while maintaining the heavy duty durability and insulating capabilities that started it all. New sizing and color options coupled with an easy to use website are making ridiculously tough, seriously cold coolers at a reasonable price available to everyone.

Today Canyon Coolers are being utilized nationwide by a loyal following of hunters, rafters, outdoorsmen, and a major Southern California university hospital’s blood donor center.

Website: http://www.canyoncoolers.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canyoncoolers/