Casey Curries AXIALFEST2017 Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber

Casey Curries Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

At #AXIALFEST2016, the Altra Ultra Challenge was one of the most talked-about races at the event. Big time rock junkies came out to race 8 laps around the zig-zaggy campground course – the final mileage total was a whopping 5K! It built quite a bit of interest, so much so that Casey Currie decided to build up another rig for this year’s event!

Casey competed last year and placed 3rd overall, a pretty fantastic feat considering the competition! He did say that it was a bit more strenuous than he expected, but had a fantastic time and would be back.

Here’s a few pix of his horse and a parts list at the bottom. If you’re at AXIALFEST and have a chance, stop by the Axial booth and check out this wicked ride!

Good luck Casey!

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017

Casey Currie's Altra Ultra-Class Axial RR10 Bomber - AXIALFEST2017


Axial Racing

AX90053 RR10 Bomber Kit
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts
AX31161 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 64T
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set 13/38T
AX31430 Axial King Shock Caps and Collars

Futaba

Futaba S9156 Servo

Vanquish Products Parts

VPS03240 Vanquish Products Wraith Differential Cover
VPS07991 Vanquish Products Yeti/RR10 Motor Mount
VPS07990 Vanquish Products Yeti/RR10 Motor Cam
VPS07970 Vanquish Products AR60 Axle Servo Mount
VPS02410 Vanquish Products Clamping 25T Servo Horn
VPS02004 Vanquish Products Wraith/XR10 C-Hubs
IRC00060 Vanquish Products Incision RR10 Bomber 1/4 Stainless Steel Link Kit
VPS07350 Vanquish Products Yeti Trailing Arms
VPS03200 Vanquish Products Wraith Steering Knuckles
VPS07670 Vanquish Products Wraith/Yeti Clamping Lockouts
VPS06762 Vanquish Products Rigid Industries 1″ LED Light Bar
VPS08030 Vanquish Products KMC 2.2 XD127 Bully Wheels
VPS08300 Vanquish Products Currie Antirock Yeti Sway Bar V2

Tekin Racing

Tekin RX4 Waterproof Hard Box Bluetooth 3.0
Tekin ROC412 Element-Proof HD 2300kV Brushless Motor

Custom Built Axial SCX10 6X6 by John Keifer Jr.

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Custom Built Axial 6X6 by John Keifer Jr.
words & photos: Rodney Wills

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I previously posted the above image with this statement on my Facebook page:
I’ve never ran a 20-gallon 2S tank in a event before. I’m actually not much of a TTC/event guy, I’m more of a 50-gallon 3S adventure type. Plus, this is a new rig too, so I’m not use to all the functional details and I’ve yet to install my old 4-bar Team FastEddy fuel-gauge. Anyhow, I went exploring the back forty of the Team KNK R/C Farm and ran out of electro-juice. Had to call a 6X6 wrecker service! Luckily John Keifer Jr. of Dad’s Trucking had his CB on during the event. He was at the same event, so the dispatch office called him and came to my rescue from Poison Oak forest. I was super impressed with his rig so look for a vehicle feature on the Axial blog soon’ish!

I couldn’t get this rig out of my head, so check out the following photos I took during that trip and a few details about John Keifer Jr. and his awesome looking – meticulously detailed – custom built Axial SCX10 6X6!

And check the little video we shot as well.

JOHN KEIFER Jr.
John got his first hobby grade R/C roughly around 1985. It was a Tamiya Falcon buggy. From there, Keifer Jr. has owned all makes, models and forms of cars and trucks. And John has spent his fair share of time racing off-road outdoors and indoor carpet racing. But like many, John took a little break from R/C when his family expanded with siblings added.  As both kids got old enough to enjoy the hobby, John got got back into it along with getting his kids into the hobby as well!

The scale crawler scene is what really drew him back in and when the time came, the family purchased a couple Axial SCX10 Deadbolts and it all escalated from there! Then a Cassie Curry SCX10 was added and his son recently purchased an SCX10-2 KIT at the KNK TTC4. He assembled it himself and has it running.

THE RIG:
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John, like most grown adult men, love big trucks and work semi’s. But he wanted to build a flatbed hauler to haul their scale trail trucks around at events. For John, The SCX10 platform was an easy choice for a “budget” winter build to allow time for buying and trading of parts to acquire all the items needed.

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I asked John about the Dad’s Trucking company decal on the door and asked him, what’s the story on that? John knows a graphic designer who makes all of his scale decals and license plates. He did his research on trucking company door decals for reference as he wanting something that looked like an old school trucking company. It was John’s idea for Dad’s Trucking as he stated, “I seem to be the one building and maintaining all of our family’s rigs!” The 419 in the number is his local area code to keep it realistic. Once he had it sorted what he wanted, his graphic artist worked out the details and went with it.

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When asked, what was the most difficult part of building his 6X6, John stated the most difficult part was getting the links and suspension to function properly and somewhat scale. It is not competition crawler but it can hold its own on a trail course. And tow one home too!

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• MOTOR: Dynamite 35 turn crawler motor. It’s what he had it laying around.

• ESC: Tekin FXR is handling the motor control.
It has a Castle CC BEC set at 7.2volts.

• SERVO: Hitech HS-646WP servo handles the steering.

• Holmes winch controller powers the Warn 9.5 TI winch on the flatbed.

• Front Axle: Stock Axial with Vanquish Products Aluminum C-Hubs and 8 degree steering arms.

• Middle Axle: Stock Axial (albeit using two axles to produce the through axle) is running Vanquish Products aluminum lockouts.

• Rear Axle: Stock Axial with HR aluminum lockouts.

• Tires: Stock Axial SCX10-2 1.9 BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A® KO2 TIRES – R35

• Wheels: Stock Axial SCX10-2 1.9 Method Mesh

• Front and rear LED running lights and head & taillights. Jonathan Baskins built  [2] two-way light controllers to turn lights on/off from a hacked Flysky GT3B with Flysky 6-channel RX.
Juiced by a 1000mah 3S lipo.

• ESS ONE+ sound unit . Diesel engine sound and third Channel horn from the TX.

• Rig is powered with a 7000mah 3S lipo.

 

Upgraded SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck for Dennis Anderson

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With the 2017 No Limit RC World Finals just around the corner, we decided to provide Dennis Anderson, driver of the 1:1 Grave Digger, with a fully hopped up version of our AX90055 SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck.

Here’s a list of the parts used in this build:

Front End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30762 Axial XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31428 Axial AR60 Steering Upgrade Kit
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31432 Axial AR60 Machined Servo Plate and Mount Set
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts
AX31434 Axial AR60 Machined Steering Knuckles

Mid-Section
AX24260 Axial AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC
AX30839 13T 32P Pinion Gear
AX30860 Axial Machined Motor Plate
AX31047 Axial Brushless 3150kV Motor
AX31068 Axial Slipper Pads
AX31163 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 56T

Rear End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30789 Axial AR60 OCP Aluminum Straight Axle Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts

© 2016 Feld Motor Sports, Inc. MONSTER JAM®, UNITED STATES HOT ROD ASSOCIATION®, USHRA®, and GRAVE DIGGER® are trademarks used under license by Feld Motor Sports, Inc.  All rights reserved.

SCALE WARS – Axial’s Battle of the Builders!

ScaleWars | Episode 11 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders
CONGRATULATIONS  Dominik Wermter of Germany!

ScaleWars | Episode 10 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders
CONGRATULATIONS  Lee Briggs of North Dakota!

ScaleWars | Episode 9 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders
CONGRATULATIONS  Elio Dianda of Roseville, California!

ScaleWars | Episode 8 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders
CONGRATULATIONS  Chris Siembieda of Nashville, Tennessee!

ScaleWars | Episode 7 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders!
CONGRATULATIONS Elio Dianda on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 7!

ScaleWars | Episode 6 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders!
CONGRATULATIONS Scott Fluker on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 6!

ScaleWars | Episode 5 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders
CONGRATULATIONS Kevin Wood on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 5!

ScaleWars | Episode 4 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders!
CONGRATULATIONS Ben Perfect on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 4!

ScaleWars | Episode 3 | Lexan vs Hard body Showdown!
CONGRATULATIONS Judd Rummage on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 3!

ScaleWars Episode 2 | Axial’s Battle of the Builders!
CONGRATULATIONS Robert Deneen on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 2!

ScaleWars Episode 1 | Axial’s Battle of the builders!
CONGRATULATIONS Todd Norton on his win of SCALE WARS Episode 1!

Scale Wars is an ongoing online scale building competition from Josh Elliot of Extreme Scale Performance RC for Axial based builders around the world! Josh Elliot, aka “Camping with Coleman” explains this is his way of giving back to my Subscribers by providing a platform for you to showcase your awesome talents and skill sets. It is also a way for Josh to show his love for the company that got Elliot into building scale radio controlled vehicles back in 2007… Axial!
FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR RIG – VISIT: http://www.extremescaleperformance.com/scale-wars.html

 

1.9 Axial Wraith

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1.9 Axial Wraith Custom Build
by: Rivas Concepts

We know a lot of you own an Axial Wraith or have come across them at some point. Like any other R/C, we are sure there are things you would like to change, and maybe you already have! I personally like to keep it scale and in proportion as best possible. The Axial Wraith is a beast and just eats up terrain! But how to make it more scale and add a little challenge to the driving experience? I am doing a 1.9 version. This will consist of swapping in some Axial SCX10 Axles, cut down Axial WB8 drive shafts,  SCX10 shocks, and some custom links.

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Your Axial Wraith may look like this, or did at some point and time. Axial AR60 Axles, 2.2 wheels, tires and big bore shocks.

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One cool thing about the Wraith is you can put all kinds of bodies on it and change the look. I am using the Axial Deadbolt (AX04039) as it fits perfectly, but I am cutting out the interior. With the 2.2 set up, the wheelbase is off a little too much for this build. Longer wheelbase helps with climbing and performance without a doubt. So I am sacrificing the 2.2 performance for the scale look with the 1.9 swap.

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Here is the standard 13 1/2″ wheel base on the Axial Wraith Kit version (AX90056), I am sure it’s the same on RTR (AX90018).

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This is a pretty simple and quick change over in my opinion. You should have 4-links and 2-shocks per axle. Don’t forget to undo your servo!

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Starting with the lower links seems to be easily accessible, so I am just starting with these.

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Next you can move on to the upper links, because I am switching to Scx10 shocks I just removed shocks from cage. Now the Axial AR60 axles are complete with shocks and now ready for your WRONCHO build or something else. You can re-use the bigger shocks, but because I am after a scale look, I am choosing not too.

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You should end up with something like this. If you are going to buy a cage, this is all you would really need. The donor parts will be Axial SCX10 axles and shocks.

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Here you can see difference between the AR60 axles and SCX10 axles (technically the SCX10 axles are AX10 axles as that is their origin). If you really wanted too, you could even use the Axial AR44 axles for even more scale looks. The only part of this project that is not quick is the custom links. You can use All-Thread from your local DIY store. Cut them to appropriate lengths and thread them right into the rod ends, I use a Dremel and cut off wheel for this.There is 1/4″ or 1/8″ option.  Plastic drain hose from the landscaping department will slide over the all thread giving it a finished look.There are many ways to make links, Delrin is a popular choices as well.

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There are a few ways to do this swap. If you don’t want really short links up front you can slide the skid plate towards the back one screw hole, this will lengthen the fronts and shorten the rears. Rough diagram pictured below, RED lines show sliding the skid plate back, YELLOW lines are showing you the front links will need to be longer and rears will need to be shorter.

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I know EVERYONE is wanting to know measurements. So the front lowers are 55.88 millimeters or 2.2 inches. Keep in mind this is not an eye to eye measurement, this is just for the link portion you will have to make. The eye to eye measurement is 3.36 inches or 85.5 millimeters.

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The rear lowers are 66.36 millimeters or 2.6 inches. Again this is just length of link you need to make, not an eye to eye measurement. The eye to eye measurement is 4.05 inches or 103.6 millimeters. Be sure to use a bent rod end so it moves freely.

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The upper rear link is 85.14 millimeters eye to eye or 3.35 inches. The type of rod end you choose to use will have some affect on this length.

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The front upper link is 82.31 millimeters eye to eye or 3.24 inches. Again the type of rod end you choose to use will affect this length.

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Once you have upper and lower links installed you can mount up your shocks, it should now be close to an operating 1.9 Wraith.

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Close, meaning it still needs drivelines, I am a fan of just cutting down the Axial WB8 driveshaft’s (AX30794) because the are very easy to work with and reliable. If your running big power there is no doubt your blowing through moving parts, these are plastic so take this into consideration in your build. The driveline centers are cut down to 39 millimeters or 1.5 inches. They need to telescope for suspension movement, but not fall out. Depending on shocks you will need to experiment with this. I use a Dremel and cut off wheel, shaving millimeters at a time.

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You will need to cut the female ends on both sides of drivelines as well. The front pictured above is extremely short but it fits and doesn’t fall out. The rear pictured below is longer. If you want more to work with on the front, you can cheat and slide the skid back one hole as I showed earlier.

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Front and rear drivelines installed and ready to test, don’t forget to plug your servo in. This build is with servo on axle, you can get creative and do a CMS (Chassis mounted servo) if you are up to it.

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Axial SCX10 axles now under a Wraith cage with SCX10 shocks.

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When this project started it was AR60 axles and a wheelbase of 13.5 inches.
Now with custom links and SCX10 axles, it is now sitting at 11.75 inches.

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At this point you can mount your body and start all the scale building.

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At the beginning I mentioned I cut the interior out of a an Axial Deadbolt body (AX04039), I am now going to use the rear section as part of the build.

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A little fuel tube and a body reamer is all I am using here. Make sure the fuel tube fits in snug, you can use shoe goo or some adhesive of your choosing as insurance to make sure it stays in place.

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Axial tree AX80085B Part #3 clamped on the cage and Axial Trans cover tree AX80078 Part #3 makes a cool fuel door.

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You can add a spare tire, light bar or anything you can dream up at this point.

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Hopefully this blog has shown you how to create something new to you, or perhaps inspiration for something you wanted to do by mixing and matching Axial parts, cars, and kits to achieve that one-off custom built look. SAVE ALL YOUR PARTS AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES IN THE BOX! You never know what you can do until you try, so keep building and coming up with new ways to use parts.

 

Axial SCX10 II Based Custom Bronco

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Build by Elio Dianda, words by Anthony Rivas

Starting with an Axial SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee (AX90047) you can choose the body you want to run. Trim out the body to check fitment and wheelbase. Be sure to check where  body posts will mount and also for any clearance issues with suspension movement.20170319_095916 (Custom)

While the body is still clear/unpainted and no masks, I find it’s best to start mock-up. Drill any holes that may need drilled for scale accessories and fit bumpers that may require body trimming. Here Elio has custom made a functioning swing away tire carrier, using Square solid stock. 20170319_154757 (Custom)

If you’re a fabricator or simply have some imagination, you can fit details like exhaust.This exhaust is welded to the chassis, just under the shock tower. A benefit to this hobby is you get to build your truck the way you imagine it. 20170319_162545 (Custom) 20170319_175721 (Custom)

You may change your mind about your build as you see it come together. Elio decided to remove the top and even go a step further with doing an in cab cage.

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Some 3/16 030 wall tubing, some shop tools like a bender and a mig welder help this all come together. 20170409_144617 (Custom) 20170409_144603 (Custom) 20170409_152952 (Custom)20170321_183457 (Custom)

Still keeping everything clear until you have finished all your test fitting. For some of you this maybe stuff you know, for all of you new guys to the hobby feel free to ask questions if you get stuck on a project. We all started somewhere.20170409_170419 (Custom)20170322_172240 (Custom)

After some paint you get to stand back and admire your work. You may feel you need more details or you may be satisfied.  20170322_185600 (Custom) 20170409_170355 (Custom)

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Elio painted the tubework and added some scale details to his interior bringing this old school Bronco to life. The Axial Ammo Can is a nice touch. 20170409_171034 (Custom)20170324_184230 (Custom)

Watch for this Axial SCX10 II on the trails at AxialFest. Hopefully this has given you some ideas for your builds. The Axial SCX10 II is a very capable out of the box set up, so you can focus on being creative with your scaler.

Axial SCX10 II Jeep Cherokee RTR http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax90047

Axial Ammo Can http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax31186

 

 

 

 

Skeeno’s Altra Ultra Bomber Build

Axialfest 2016 marked the debut of the Altra Ultra 5K Enduro race.  This new race combined the traditional closed course racing with the athleticism of a traditional cross country run.  Here is a little background on how the whole thing started: http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073920724. After watching the participants running five kilometers piloting and chasing their vehicles, I knew I wanted to add this to my to-do list at Axialfest 2017. If you haven’t seen the Axialfest 2016 coverage of the Altra 5K Enduro you can check it out here: Skeeno’s Axialfest 2016 Report Part 2IMG_20170112_121703First up was deciding a rig to pilot.  This was fairly simple as the Axial RR10 Bomber is the rig of choice for the Altra Ultra 5K Enduro.  While the RTR version is more than capable, I decided I wanted to build my own, so I ordered up the kit version. The kit version is awesome because it comes with a ton of hop ups already in the kit such as aluminum links, CVD axles, and heavy duty differential gears. IMG_20170330_131204 I didn’t stop at just the kit hop-ups, I kicked it up a few notches with a full compliment of genuine Axial green tags. imag00656 First up, I got those heavy duty bevel gears assembled. imag00657 Maybe not glamorous, but definitely durable. imag00653 Next step was to throw those differentials into the axles.  See those Beef Tubes? This is only non-Axial modification I did to my build. imag00666 I also added some extra bling with these aluminum diff covers (AX30829) imag00649 While these add some extra strength to the axles, the real reason I did this was to lower the center of gravity a little (BT004B). You can check out Beef Tubes at www.beeftubes.com
imag00665 The Beef Tubes just slid right into the plastic housing.  All the necessary holes have already been milled and threaded for you. imag00658 A slight modification had to be done to the drive shafts to get them to slide though the Beef Tubes. You can see the shaft on the left has been milled down a tiny bit, approximately 1mm. imag00663 It’s easily accomplished with a drill and a file.  Spin it for a bit and check to see if a will slide through the Beef Tube. imag00664 Yup, that’s what I was looking for.  You need to do this on both sides. imag00667 My next hop up was adding aluminium knuckles, hubs, and rear lockouts (AX30760, AX30762, AX3078). imag00668 Don’t forget to add the bearings when installing the rear lockouts. imag00671 While I was at it, I added aluminum link mounts (AX30830). imag00689 Looking pretty good so far. imag00690 Next step was to build the aluminum steering and suspension links.  These are standard kit parts. imag00693 Right in the middle of my build, I discovered a few new bits updated for the RR10, new diff covers, steering knuckles, and link mounts (AX31429, AX31434, AX31433). The new link mounts add the mounting location for the rear sway bar. imag00694 Dang, those new diff covers are beautiful. imag00695 Started to look blingy, just like I like it. imag00698 A little more bling added with the links installed. imag00699 Time to get the transmission built.  I added the aluminum motor mount for added cooling, well really it was for the bling. You might have also spotted my decision to add the 2-Speed transmission components.  Just what the doctor ordered for high speed running and low speed crawling the Altra Ultra 5K calls for.(AX31156, AX31181) imag00700 No wimpy plastic in this transmission, heavy duty steel only. imag00710 Here’s that 2-speed going together.  Don’t forget to order an extra servo for shifting. imag00701 Boom, heavy duty power blaster! imag00712 These shocks are shiny! imag00772 All mounted up and ready for the cage to go on.  Oh, do you see the custom wraps back there?  If you’ve read my other blogs, you know I love the P40 Warhawk, so I contacted Jay Kendall over at SOR Racing to hook me up with some customized wraps.  He added the Altra logo and my name to the wraps.  He also customized my colors to match my wheels.  He can customize yours for you as well.  Check his work out at www.sorgraphics.com IMAG00154 A couple more goodies showed up during my build.  First up was the aluminum shock spring retainers.  These look great and match the blue anodized caps on the shocks (AX31431). IMAG00155 The other bit was the new aluminum servo mounts and servo horns (AX31432, AX30836). You can also see I used Tactic TSX55 servos.  They are a slight upgrade over the servos that come on the RTR version of the RR10. IMAG00147 (2) The AE-3 ESC and Vanguard motor mounted up nicely and should be plenty powerful enough (AX24260, AX24010). I also got the cage built up and my SOR wrap applied. IMAG00153 Here’s the reason for the orange wrap.  I wanted to use the orange Method Beadlock wheels (AX31364). I think it’s going to be the best looking at Axialfest 2017.  Will there be a Concourse class for the RR10 Bombers? IMAG00023 Skeeno Jr. was feeling a little left out until she found the green tape in the garage.  Inside was a custom wrapped RTR version of the RR10 Bomber courtesy of SOR Graphics.  Now, I have a training partner to get my cardio ready for running 3.10686 miles.

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One last Pro Tip to end this blog, the new Hawtness is to color match your shoes to your rig.  Since this build is for the Altra Ultra 5K Enduro, I guess I’ll need to be picking myself up a pair of these Altra Lone Peak 3.0 trail running shoes in their waterproof NeoShell.  With all the precipitation the Sierras got this winter, we’re bound to see water at Axialfest 2017. You can check out all the awesome Altra products at https://www.altrarunning.com/

IMAG00181 So there they are, the Team Skeeno Axial RR10 Bombers ready for the Axialfest 2017 Altra Ultra 5K Enduro.  You better get building, so you are ready to compete at the World’s Largest RC Celebration.

Parts List for Skeeno’s Altra Ultra 5K RR10 Bomber Build

AX90053 RR10 Bomber Kit

AX30829 AR60 Low Profile Differential Covers

AX30760 XR10 Aluminum Steering Knuckles

AX30762 XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier

AX30789 AR60 OCP Straight Axle Hub Carrier

AX30830 AR60 OCP Machined Link Mount

AX31429 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover

AX31434 AR60 Machined Steering Knuckles

AX31433 Machined Link Mounts

AX31156 Machined Adjustable Motor Mount

AX31181 2-Speed Hi/Lo Transmission Components

AX31431 Aluminum Shock Retainer

AX30836 Aluminum Servo Horn 25T

AX31432 AR60 Machined Servo Plate and Mounts

AX31364 Orange 2.2 Method Beadlock Wheels

AX24260 AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC

AX24010 Vanguard 2900KV Brushless motor

Axial Transmission Guide

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Store-bought RTR scale trucks are a blast; they’re already built and ready to get out on the trails as soon as your battery is charged. There are those, however, that love the extra challenge of scratch building their next scaler – pulling parts from multiple rigs to create a one-off design that suits their technical needs.

If you’re that scratch-built guy then this post is for you! We’ve gathered all our current transmissions and put together a little transmission guide complete with part numbers and specific details. This should help you choose the best transmission configuration for your custom build.

AX10™ TRANSMISSION

Found in: AX10 / SCX10 / SCX10 II RTR / WRAITH / SMT10 3 GEAR TRANS

Stock Gearing
SCX10: 32P 13T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear
SCX10 II RTR: 32P 13T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear
Wraith: 32P 12T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear
SMT10: 32P 16T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear

Click for AX10 Transmission Parts List

Axial Transmission Guide - AX10 Transmission

Gearing Chart

32 Pitch (Stock Gearing AX30392 or AX30395)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
38.69
41.45
44.22
46.98
12
35.47
38.00
40.53
43.07
13
32.74
35.08
37.42
39.75
14
30.40
32.57
34.74
36.91
15
28.37
30.40
32.43
34.45
16
26.60
28.50
30.40
32.30
17
25.04
26.82
28.61
30.40

32 Pitch (Overdrive Gearing AX30401)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
34.04
36.47
38.90
41.33
12
31.20
33.43
35.66
37.89
13
28.80
30.86
32.91
34.97
14
26.74
28.65
30.56
32.47
15
24.96
26.74
28.53
30.31
16
23.40
25.07
26.74
28.41
17
22.02
23.60
25.17
26.74

32 Pitch (Underdrive Gearing AX30402)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
43.78
46.91
50.04
53.16
12
40.13
43.00
45.87
48.73
13
37.05
39.69
42.34
44.98
14
34.40
36.86
39.31
41.77
15
32.11
34.40
36.69
38.99
16
30.10
32.25
34.40
36.55
17
28.33
30.35
32.38
34.40

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LCX TRANSMISSION

Found in: SCX10 II CRC Edition 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Stock Gearing
SCX10: 32P 13T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear

Click for LCX Transmission Parts List

Axial LCX Tranmission Parts List

Gearing Chart

32 Pitch (Stock Gearing AX30392 or AX30395)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
38.69
41.45
44.22
46.98
12
35.47
38.00
40.53
43.07
13
32.74
35.08
37.42
39.75
14
30.40
32.57
34.74
36.91
15
28.37
30.40
32.43
34.45
16
26.60
28.50
30.40
32.30
17
25.04
26.82
28.61
30.40

32 Pitch (Overdrive Gearing AX30401)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
34.04
36.47
38.90
41.33
12
31.20
33.43
35.66
37.89
13
28.80
30.86
32.91
34.97
14
26.74
28.65
30.56
32.47
15
24.96
26.74
28.53
30.31
16
23.40
25.07
26.74
28.41
17
22.02
23.60
25.17
26.74

32 Pitch (Underdrive Gearing AX30402)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
43.78
46.91
50.04
53.16
12
40.13
43.00
45.87
48.73
13
37.05
39.69
42.34
44.98
14
34.40
36.86
39.31
41.77
15
32.11
34.40
36.69
38.99
16
30.10
32.25
34.40
36.55
17
28.33
30.35
32.38
34.40

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YETI / RR10 TRANSMISSION

Found in: YETI SCORE TROPHY TRUCK / YETI / RR10 BOMBER

Stock Gearing
Yeti: 32P 16T Pinion / 64T Spur Gear
Yeti SCORE Trophy Truck: 32P 16T Pinion / 64T Spur Gear
RR10 Bomber: 32P 12T Pinion / 64T Spur Gear

Click for Bomber Transmission Parts List

Axial Transmission Guide - RR10 BomberTransmission

Gearing Chart

32 Pitch (Stock Gearing AX30392 or AX30395)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
28.85
30.91
32.97
35.03
12
26.44
28.33
30.22
32.11
13
24.41
26.15
27.90
29.64
14
22.67
24.28
25.90
27.52
15
21.15
22.67
24.18
25.69
16
19.83
21.25
22.67
24.08
17
18.67
20.00
21.33
22.67

32 Pitch (Overdrive Gearing AX30401)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
25.38
27.19
29.00
30.81
12
23.26
24.92
26.58
28.25
13
21.47
23.01
24.54
26.07
14
19.94
21.36
22.79
24.21
15
18.61
19.94
21.27
22.60
16
17.45
18.69
19.94
21.18
17
16.42
17.59
18.77
19.94

32 Pitch (Underdrive Gearing AX30402)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
25.38
34.97
37.31
39.64
12
29.92
32.06
34.20
36.33
13
27.62
29.59
31.57
33.54
14
25.65
27.48
29.31
31.14
15
23.94
25.65
27.36
29.07
16
22.44
24.04
25.65
27.25
17
21.12
22.63
24.14
25.65

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SCX10 II TRANSMISSION

Found in: SCX10 II Kit

Stock Gearing
SCX10 II: 32P 15T Pinion / 56T Spur Gear

Click for SCX10 II Transmission Parts List

Axial Transmission Guide - SCX10 II Transmission

Gearing Chart

32 Pitch (Stock Gearing AX31405)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
56
60
64
68
11
66.18
N/A
N/A
N/A
12
60.67
N/A
N/A
N/A
13
56.00
N/A
N/A
N/A
14
52.00
N/A
N/A
N/A
15
48.53
N/A
N/A
N/A
16
45.50
N/A
N/A
N/A
17
42.82
N/A
N/A
N/A

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TRANSMISSION PARTS LIST

AX10 / WRAITH / SMT10 TRANSMISSION

AX30487 Complete AX10 Transmission
AXA013 M2x6mm SH Screws
AXA089 M3x25mm SC Screws
AXA1045 M4 Nylon Lock Nuts
AXA1053 M3 Nylon Locking Hex Nuts
AXA1218 Bearing, 5x10x4mm (2 pkgs)
AXA1225 Bearing, 8x16x5mm
AX30162 Cross Pin
AX30190 Shaft 5x18mm
AX30394 20T Drive Gear
AX30413 Slipper Spring
AX30435 Steel Outdrive Set
AX30491 AX10 RTR Motor Plate
AX31026 Slipper Plate Washer
AX31027 Spur Gear 32P 56T
AX31068 Slipper Pad
AX31149 Slipper Drive Gear Shaft
AX80009 Transmission Set
AX80010 Gear Set
AX80078 Transmission Spur Gear Cover

AXIAL LCX TRANSMISSION PARTS LIST

AXA0023 M2.6x8mm Cap Head Screw
AXA013 M2x6mm Cap Head Screw
AXA1045 M4 Nylon Locking Flanged Nuts
AXA1218 Bearing 5x10x4mm
AXA1225 Bearing 8x16x5mm
AX30162 Straight Pin
AX30394 20T Drive Gear
AX30413 Slipper Spring
AX30435 Steel Outdrive Shaft Set
AX30190 Shaft
AXA146 M3x12mm Socket Head Screw
AX31026 Slipper Plate
AX31027 Spur Gear 32P 56T
AX31068 Slipper Pad
AX31531 LCX Transmission Case
AX31539 LCX Top Shaft (Coming Soon)
AX31585 Gear Set (48P 28T/ 48P 52T)

YETI SCORE TROPHY TRUCK / YETI / RR10 BOMBER

AXA436 M3x12mm BH Hex Screw
AXA1218 Bearing, 5x10x4mm (2 pkgs)
AXA1221 Bearing, 5x11x4mm
AXA1225 Bearing, 8x16x5mm
AXA1243 Bearing, 15x21x4mm
AX30394 20T Drive Gear
AX30413 Slipper Spring
AX30435 Steel Outdrive Set
AX30491 AX10 RTR Motor Plate
AX31026 Slipper Plate Washer
AX31027 Spur Gear 32P 56T
AX31068 Slipper Pad
AX31149 Slipper Drive Gear Shaft
AX80010 Gear Set
AX80051 Dig Transmission Case
AX80078 Transmission Spur Gear Cover
AX80079 Wraith Tube Frame Skid Plate/ Battery Tray

SCX10 II

AX31439 Complete SCX10 II Transmission
AXA0055 M2.6x12mm FH Screws
AXA116 M3x12mm BH Screws
AXA146 M3x12mm FH Screws
AXA1218 Bearing, 5x10x4mm (3 pkgs)
AXA1221 Bearing, 5x11x4mm (2 pkgs)
AX30162 Cross Pin
AX30394 20T Drive Gear (2 pkgs)
AX30413 Slipper Spring
AX31026 Slipper Plate Washer
AX31027 Spur Gear 32P 56T
AX31068 Slipper Pad
AX31126 2-Speed Gear 48T 18T (Low Speed Gear)
AX31375 SCX10 2-Speed Transmission Case
AX31376 SCX10 2-Speed Transfer Case
AX31377 SCX10 2-Speed Transmission Motor Mount
AX31378 SCX10 2-Speed Transmission Spur Gear Cover
AX31379 SCX10 II Skid Plate
AX31409 48P 26T Transmission Gear
AX31411 Gear Shaft
AX31413 2-Speed Hi-Lo Transmission Bottom Shaft
AX31414 2-Speed Hi-Lo Transmission Top Shaft
AX31416 32P 36T Transmission Gear

Axial joins Extreme Scale Performance RC for SCALE WARS

Scale Wars is an ongoing online scale building competition from Josh Elliot of Extreme Scale Performance RC for Axial based builders around the world! Josh Elliot, aka “Camping with Coleman” explains this is his way of giving back to my Subscribers by providing a platform for you to showcase your awesome talents and skill sets. It is also a way for Josh to show his love for the company that got Elliot into building scale radio controlled vehicles back in 2007… Axial!

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TECH – Jeep Cherokee XJ Truck

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When it comes to the scaling scene, there’s an abundance of creativity amongst the mix and everyone once in a while there’s that one build that catches the eye. Especially when a builder uses an existing product and morphs it into their own creation. Take Jason Kilpatrick and his Jeep Cherokee XJ with truck bed for for example. Stock Jeep Cherokee body from the AX90046 kit but it’s gone under the knife with some added bolt ons. In the full size realm, Jeep Cherokee’s seem to be canvas people convert their dreams into reality on without a big dollar sacrifice. Jason followed suite by carefully trimming out the back covered cargo area and slid the back door up to the back seat area. The truck bed area was finished off with a styrene built truck bed that’s been grafted onto the body. Next came a Red Bull themed paint job, scale accessories and added small bits of detail. Rewind, notice the Tamiya PS-53 Lame Flake paint backed black? Nice touch!
All and all, solid build Jason. Keep up the good work!

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