Brandon’s Axial SCX10 Honcho

I have been having a blast with my Axial SCX10 Honcho kit for about a year now and thought I would share everything I have done to it.

Build List:
AX90014 Honcho Kit
AX30495 Axial Aluminum C Hubs
AX30533 Axial Hi-clearance Knuckles (2pcs)
AX30090 Axial 61-90mm Aluminum Shock Set
Axial LED Light Bucket Set
Axial Interior/Exterior Detail Sets
Axial 27T Motor
Futaba S9157 Steering Servo
Castle BEC
MaxAmps 1800mah 11.1V 3S Lipo
Vanquish Products Aluminum Shock Hoops
Vanquish Products Hurtz Dig
Pro-Line Powerstroke Single Stage Springs (Front)
Pro-Line Scale Accessories
RC4WD Rock Lox Tires
RC4WD Stamped Steel Wheels
Custom Behind the axle Steering.

Here are a few quick shots of some of the details I added to my SCX10 Honcho.

I used the Axial LED Light bucket set along with the clear lexan headlight buckets included with the honcho kit to make a realistic headlight. I simply cut holes in the lexan bucket and used some shoogoo to attach everything to the honcho body.

Check out the custom steering setup I made. I fabricated a draglink/tierod to work with the High steer knuckles and the frame mounted steering servo. This also required relocating the shock mounts with some custom tabs to raise the shocks at the axle. These changes did add some slight bump steer due to the short length of the panhard bar (locating link).

Its hard to miss these new Vanquish Products Aluminum Machined Shock Hoops!!

I installed a Vanquish Products Hurtz dig for the extra maneuverability. In this picture you can also see the enclosed box I picked up from Radio Shack that houses my Tekin FXR, Castle Creations BEC, and my Futaba 604 RX. Now I don’t have to worry about water splashing any of my electronics.

The Pro-Line Scale accessories are a must. Check out the detail in the High-Lift jack!

Check out the image Gallery below for pictures from the Axial West Coast Championships scale challenge earlier this year!

Thanks for looking, if you have any questions about my honcho please feel free to ask.

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15 thoughts on “Brandon’s Axial SCX10 Honcho

  1. Hey Brandon
    Could you throw up some more detailed pictures of your 4 link set up?? I picked up a SCX10 Honcho Kit and would like to convert it from the 3 Link Set Up to a 4 Link but being a Newb to Crawlers I am kinda lost on what I need to do and what parts I need to get..

    Thanks man

    Chris U

  2. cool truck. i love the scx10 myself. but i was wounder about the servo in the middle of the truck? what is it for? switch gears?

    • that servo is for the DIG man, you should read up on them because they are helpful in comps

  3. love the truck i love the scx10 trying to find a used rtr any idea were i could get one


  4. did you make the buckets for the head lights? or did you buy them? if bought where from? if made, out of what? thank you :)

  5. Is the the 3″ or 4″ project box? Ever have any heat issues with the ESC in the box?

    • I believe that is the 4″ box. On long G6 runs I remove the lid as long as there aren’t any water obstacles. Even with the lid on I haven’t had any heat issues, although that’s dependent on the ESC you use.

  6. hey brandon,
    just curious on your high steer? when flexed, do you loose some steering? an if so how much steering lose? i’m trying to figure out how to mount a servo without any steering lose.. but, i keep running into the same deliema with the servo wanting to kick the tire out….

    • Hey Kin,

      What you need is a properly setup 3 link with a panhard bar. The panhard par will locate the axle side to side and needs to be parallel to the drag link. There is a lot of great information on this on RCC. Once that is setup properly you wont have to worry about the tire kicking out when flexing. This is also known as bumpsteer.

  7. Hi Brandon, how did you actually mount the project box ? I picked up one and not sure the best way to attach it. Any info would be appreciated!

  8. Hi Brandon did you have issues with the forward and reverse since the skid plate was flipped around, Please advise .to

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