2013 Axial Geocache #3 – Florida!

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2013 Axial Geocache #3
Here’s the third Geocache of 2013! This one was hidden by our good friend Kha Ly down in central Florida. He came back from hiding this Geocache with stories of venomous spiders, a lost GPS unit, and something about a 15 foot gator?!

Remember, it’s about the adventure you create getting there to recover the goods that really make this program fun. We like to hear from you about your experience. You will not be disappointed with this location when you get there! Grab your R/C’s and head out to do some trail running. This is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

Axial Geocache #3-2013 Coordinates:
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/

Latitude: 28.736598 Longitude: -80.753682 (If you don’t have a GPS unit paste the coordinates into Google maps and look for the green arrow)

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

A few photo hints…..
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2013 GEOCACHE #2

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Geocache #2 has been found!

Congratulations Chuck Kamas and Family!

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We were on our way to Yosemite to climb half dome when we found the cache Thursday.
We climbed half dome Friday and just now pulled the car out of the box…

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This is what the Axial is going to replace.  It is a 1/100th scale “model” that my oldest “helper” aka son designed and built, then took to the top of Half Dome!  He snapped this perspective elongated shot from sub-dome.

Again, I am amazed that you are so generous.  What a great way to promote your product!  Get out and play.

 

Original Post:

It’s that time again, to get your GPS ready and search for the Axial Geocache!
Plug in these GPS coordinates to see if you are close to some Axial Geocache swag.

Axial Geocache coordinates:
N37°49′09.137 W120°39′53.734 (if you don’t have a GPS you can use google maps)

Once you find the box it’s yours, this is a cache and carry find!

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #1.

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find!!

Here are some additional images to help you find this Geocache!
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2013 GEOCACHE #1 HAS BEEN FOUND!

2013 Axial Geocache #1 HAS BEEN FOUND!

Congratulations to Robert Morrissey of Rutherford, New Jersey who found the Axial Geocache on April 11th, 2013!

Robert’s story:
I was actually looking at your website on my phone while on lunch break Wednesday April 10th, when I saw the Geocache was up I got anxious! When I saw Zeppelin Hobbies hid the package I called it a day. Off to the park I went. I spent 4 hours there and no luck but I am not one to quit. So the next day I went back and looked at the photos taken by Zeppelin Hobbies and started to look again and there it was right where I looked 4 or 5 times the day before. Had I not fallen on my rear end I would not have found it. Good Job Zeppelin Hobbies!!! Thank you so much for the chance to enjoy some time outdoors looking for a great prize.

Thank you to all of those who participated in our adventure.  Stay tuned as we send out our next Geocache to spark another search, you may be the next lucky Geocache participant!

 

Original Story:

It’s that time again to get your GPS ready and search for the first Axial Geocache of 2013!
Plug in these GPS coordinates to see if you are close to some Axial Geocache swag.

Axial Geocache coordinates:
N40 59.284 W074 16.049 (if you don’t have a GPS you can use google maps)

Once you find the box it’s yours, this is a cache and carry find!

What we want from you:

Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #1.

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find!!

Here are some additional images to help you find this Geocache! 

Thank you Zeppelin Hobbies for placing this Geocahce!

Click here to check out Zeppelin Hobbies!

 

 

The Axial Geocache #4-2012 Cache and Carry – Found!

Axial Geocache #4-2012

Congratulations to Dan M. of Minot, ND for making the trip and finding the Axial Geocache #4-2-12

Axial Geocache #4-2012

Dan found the Geocache on Oct 4th, his birthday, which was quite a long journey for him coming all the way from North Dakota. Way to go Dan!!!!!
Here is what he had to say about his adventure.

“I want to first say thanks to Axial for a great geocache! I recently saw your post on facebook that two of Axial’s geocaches were still out there to be found. I couldn’t believe that no one had found them yet! With my birthday coming up on October 4th, my wife and I decided to plan a trip to Cocoa Beach to look for cache #4. We flew from Minot, North Dakota to Miami (1950 miles) and drove up the coast (206 miles) to the cache spot. When we arrived at the coordinates, it was getting dark and had started to rain so hard that we had to take shelter. The lightening was intense and knocked out all lights in the area, so we decided to wait until the next morning, Oct. 4th (my birthday) to search again for the cache. We looked at the pictures on the blog page and were certain we were at the right spot. We got up early the next morning and headed back to the cache spot. After a few minutes of searching, I saw the green box. I could not believe I found it! Upon opening the box I was excited to find an XR10 kit. What an awesome birthday present!

I’ve been geocaching for years and have found numerous caches, but this was the best cache “booty” ever.
I regret that I was not able to bring my Wraith along for the ride, but will send pics of my crawler at home in North Dakota. My Wraith is pretty much stock except for a couple minor tweaks like Jamie Varner (MMA fighter) driving but I would like to customize it more in the future.
Thanks again for the adventure and the prize!”


Dan scored a complete Axial XR10 Rock Crawler… well almost complete, and some cool Axial swag only available to the Geocache finders. Dan, we are sending you the missing parts bags so you can assemble the kit.


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Axial Geocache #4-2012

Axial Geocache #4-2012

— Original Post —
Here it is!!!! The fourth Axial Geocache of 2012!!!!
Remember it’s about the adventure you make to get there and get the goods that really makes this program fun. We like to hear from you about your experience in tracking it down. You will not be disappointed at this location when you get there. Grab some water and your rigs and head out to do some RC Crawling. This is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

Axial Geocache #4-2012
N 28° 24.338882′ W 80° 39.001554′ (paste into googlemaps and look for the green arrow)

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #4-2012

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.


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Axial Geocache #4-2012

Axial Geocache #4-2012

The Axial Geocache #3-2012 Cache and Carry – Found!

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Congratulations to Hans Twardowski and family from Hemet, CA. They were able to get out and find Axial Geocache #3-2012

Axial Geocache #3-2012

Hans and family found the Geocache on Nov. 24th on their way back from Tucson, AZ. They decided to make the stop and enlist the use of a friends boat to get them there. Here is what Hans had to say about their adventure.


“My wife, daughter and I were headed to Tucson for Thanksgiving with family. We heard about the geocache from Hot Rock Hobbies in Lake Havasu City and figured it was probably gone, so we went to Tucson first. While in Tucson, we kept an eye on the comment board expecting the cache to show as found. When we left Tucson Saturday morning, I checked one more time and still noticed the cache was showing not found. We decided to take a side trip and hunt for the cache before returning home to California. We met up with a friend who owns a boat and headed for the site. The boat ride was about 20 minutes south of the city and worth every minute of it even if it was a bust. Once we found the right location, we beached the boat and headed for some rock crawling. We scoured the entire area before attempting to climb the rock itself. As I was passing a small outcropping, I looked down and spotted the cache. I called my wife and daughter to come see the site. We began uncovering the end and weren’t aware of how large the box was until it kept getting bigger. Eventually, we uncovered the entire box and secured the crawler. We then had to climb down the rock to get back to the boat (almost as hard as getting to the rock, but definitely worth the effort). Once we got back to the boat, we headed to town and Hot Rock Hobbies to meet the owners and thank them for the heads up on the excellent challenge. Since we geocache and have RC cars, it was a great combination to both hobbies we enjoy. The staff at Hot Rock Hobbies (Kim Adams and Jim McKay) was very knowledgeable and friendly and offered to assist us in any way we need to make this a new addition to our outdoor recreation. I already have a trophy truck, but am extremely excited to try rock crawling. According to Kim and Jim, this is a great truck and Axial deserves great credit to bringing many hours of enjoyment to RC hobbiests everywhere.”

Hans scored a complete Axial SCX10 Dingo Kit… well almost. As usual we kept a bag of parts to encourage him to let us know he found the geocache. Hans also got some of the coolest Axial swag only available to the geocache finders.


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Axial Geocache #3-2012

— Original Post —
Here is the third Axial Geocache of 2012!!!!
Remember it’s about the adventure you make to get there and get the goods that really makes this program fun and we like to hear from you about your experience. You will not be disappointed of this location when you get there. Grab some water and your rigs and head out to do some RC Crawling. This is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

Axial Geocache #3-2012
N34º 25.027 W114º 17.347 (paste into googlemaps and look for the green arrow)

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #3-2012

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.


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The AXIAL Geocache #2-2012 Cache and Carry – Found!

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Congratulations to Denial W. of Cahone, CO for tracking down this Axial Geocache #2-2012.
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Daniel found the Axial Geocache #2-2012 with his brother, Brian on April 22, 2012 at 12:46PM MST.
This was about a 2 hour drive for Daniel and here is what he had to share about his adventure to AreaBFE to locate the cache.

“I managed to locate your “Axial Cache and Carry #2″ this afternoon. I was NOT expecting to find an XR10 kit! You guys (and gals) are AWESOME!
The extra goodies in the box are icing on an already fantastic prize.
Today, after seeing what my SCX10 will do, I have just got my brother hooked on Axial trucks (he likes to go fast but still wants to be able to crawl… (I told him to get a Wraith), so not only did you guys make a life long customer very happy, you got another customer in the process.

My Rig: Axial SCX10 Honcho RTR. Mods; CAC One9 12 hole beadlock rims, Novak Goat 3s 21.5T Brushless system, and a few other minor tweaks here and there, but those are the big things I’ve changed.

Hope your weekend was as much fun as you (and Axial) made mine.”

Daniel really scored this time… not only did he get some of the coolest Axial swag we offer but he got a complete Axial XR10… well almost complete. Daniel, we are sending you the purposely missing parts bag so you can fully assemble that XR10.

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Axial Geocache #2-2012
Axial Geocache #2-2012

We would also like to extend a special thanks to Olaf Kilthau of AreaBFE for taking the time to hide the Axial Geocache#2-2012 in such a great place. If you like wheeling/rock crawling, make sure AreaBFE is on you bucket list… if you have not been there yet

Axial Geocache #2-2012 Original Post:
Here is the second of 2012!!!! Remember it’s about the adventure you make to get there and get the goods that really makes this program fun. We like to hear from you about your experience. You will not be disappointed of this location when you get there. Grab your rigs and head out to do some RC Crawling. This is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

Axial Geocache #2-2012
N38º24’12.5″ W109º24’17.4″ (paste into googlemaps and look for the green arrow)

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #2-2012

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

Axial Geocache #2-2012
Axial Geocache #2-2012

The AXIAL Geocache #1-2012 Cache and Carry – Found!

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Congratulations to Daniel S. of Albuquerque, NM for getting out to find this Axial Geocache #1-2012

Daniel found the Axial Geocache #1-2012 on April 27th, 2012 about 7:00PM. Out on his second attempt after not finding it the first time. Thanks to David C. of NM for hiding this cache for us in a great RC crawling location.
Here is what Daniel had to say about his adventure.
“I saw the post on Facebook about the geocache and decided I would put the Coordinates into the Google maps just to see where this one was and couldn’t hardly believe it when I saw it was right here in my own back yard. So I made a phone call to a buddy of mine and took my teenage boys and we went crawlin’ to go and find it. We looked around for quite a while and had no luck. After I got home I just kept thinking about it and how I would never forgive myself if I did not go try to find it again so I took my crawler back out and started looking again and sure enough this time I found it and only a few feet from the area we were previously searching in. It was an awesome day and I found a prize.”

“I was injured at work and I’ve been out of work for sometime, finding this was very up lifting
Thank you guys at Axial! WHOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!”

Daniel really scored on this cache… He got some of the coolest Axial swag only found in the Axial Geocache, and he got a complete Axial XR10 kit… well almost…. there is a bag of parts missing on purpose that is on the way to him.
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Axial Geocache #1-2012 Original Post:
We understand that it is now April 2012 and we have not released any new caches yet….. But that is because we were gearing up for a good program this year. So here is the first of 2012!!!! Remember it’s about the adventure you make to get there and get the goods that really makes this program fun. We like to hear from you about your experience. This cache has most likely seen some in-climate weather recently but will still be in great shape. It’s is in another great location to do some RC crawling, so grab your rigs and head out. This is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

Axial Geocache #1-2012
35.19143978602736 -106.477720800019 (paste into googlemaps and look for the green arrow)

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #1-2012

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

Axial Geocache #1-2012

The AXIAL Geocache #6 Cache and Carry – Found!

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Our final Axial Geocache for 2011
Congratulations to Rhett Mora of Fernley, NV for getting out and finding the Axial Geocache #6…. The last one for 2011.

Rhett fuond the Axial Geocache #6 on December 28th, 2011 at 2:55PM PST.
Here is what Rhett had to say about his adventure.

“My name is Rhett Mora, and I just found the #6 Geocache. I want to start by saying thanks to Axial for all you guys do for the crawling community. I first saw the post for the Geocache #6 last Saturday Dec 24th. I saw that someone posted that they were there the day before and couldn’t find it. So I thought someone had already grabbed it. I was a little bummed as this one was close enough for me to go look for. Well, I kept checking back to see if the person that found it would post it up. Then on Wednesday Dec. 28th I saw a post by RECON Crawlers that said the Geocache was still there on Sunday Dec 25th. Well, I happened to have the day off, and said what the heck if all else fails at least I can get some crawling in. So I loaded up my Axial crawlers programed the coordinates into my GPS and started the 40 minute drive to Reno, NV. I was able to drive to within 300 ft of the coordinates. So I put my garmin in pedestrian mode and started walking. I got to the top of the hill and got the GPS to say I was 4 ft from it, but just couldn’t seem to find it. So I put the gps down and just started looking under all the rocks. Spent about 10 minutes looking on the wrong side of the hill, as soon as I climbed back over the hill, the first rock I looked under I saw something green. Odd thing is, because of the green I thought I had found a different Geocache and that I had found an Xbox 360 game. But then I started to notice that it said Axial all over it. Then I got real excited. I couldn’t believe that after all this time it was still there. Thanks again.”

Rhett scored on this find… Not only did he get a full set of AX30790 Machined Heavy Duty Aluminum Straight Link 101mm – Grey (2pcs) and a AX30834 Aluminum Servo Horn 23T (Hard Anodized), AX30835 Aluminum Servo Horn 24T (Hard Anodized), some cool Axial swag limited only to the Axial Geocache program. And from the courtesy of RC Driver for the holidays, 2 free RC Driver Magazines, an RC Driver T-Shirt and a one year subscription to RC Driver.

For letting us know that he found the Axial Geocache #6 we have sent him the hardware to mount the aluminum links on his Wraith, 2ea AX80057, 1ea AX80018, 1 bag of AXA0187 and another AX30835 for his Hitec Servos.

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Axial Geocache #6 Original Post:
The Axial Geocache #6 has been planted by the one and only Brian Parker. It’s not on the East Coast and it’s not on the West Coast. Grab your Axial rigs and go get it…. make it an adventure and tell us about how you found. There is a great view of the town once you get there. Remember this is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

Axial Geocache #6
N 39 34.171 W 119 45.734 (paste into googlemaps and look for the green arrow)

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #5

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

AXIAL GEOCACHE #6

AXIAL GEOCACHE #6

The AXIAL Geocache #5 Cache and Carry – Found!

Axial Geocache #5-2011
Congratulations to Andrew Clark of Cogan Station, PA for getting out and finding the Axial Geocache #5.

Axial Geocache #5 Finder Andrew Clark

Andrew found the Axial Geocache #5 on October 23rd, 2011 at 12:30PM EST.
Here is what Andrew had to say about his adventure.

“It was a little tricky with all of the leaves on the ground. It was fairly easy once I remembered to look at the pictures taken on the bl0g page and saw that the higher picture was where I needed to go! These shocks couldnt have came at a better time as I was looking to get some in the next week or two anyway!!! I dont have anything to put these diff covers on though….YET! Thank You guys for doing something so awesome!”

Not only did Andrew just score a pair of Axial AX30092 72-103mm Aluminum Shocks and a prototype Axial Wraith Differential Cover and a couple of Axial tools, he also found some cool Axial Swag that is limited to our Axial Geocaching program. And for reporting back to us that he did fine the Axial Geocache #5, we sent him a matching pair of Axial AX30092 72-103mm Aluminum Shocks and a matching prototype Axial Wraith Differential. The shocks are going to be a great addition to Andrew’s custom Axial Crawler. Make sure you stay tuned for the next Axial Geocache, it could be hidden in your area.
Axial Geocache #5 Finder Andrew Clark

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Axial Geocache #5 Original Post:

It’s that time again Axial Geocache’rs, we have just placed our latest Axial Geocache #5  for you guys on the, wait for it……. EAST COAST!!!! As usual we are putting another twist in the mix and making this one a little interesting by adding a technical feature to the game. Watch this video in HD and have your smartphones ready with your QR code scanners on. The QR code will open the location in Google maps. This particular location is probably the most epic scale crawler spot we have found on the east coast, so grab your Axial rigs, your camera/smartphone and get on the road! Don’t forget to bring some drinking water too. Please be aware that this spot has a ton of water, so waterproofing is “Highly recommended”. You should also be aware that the river itself is NOT meant for walking in, and is very slippery. You do not need to walk in the river to find this cache. Stay on the walking paths, have fun and be safe! This is a cache and carry prize box, you find it, take the box with you and keep its contents.

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #5

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

P.S. Prototype parts!!!!!!

Watch Axial Geocache #5 Location Video

AXIAL GEOCACHE #5

The AXIAL Geocache #4 – Found!

Axial Geocache #4-2011

Congratulations to Scott Bridges of Sacramento, CA for finding the Axial Geocache #4.
Axial Geocache #4 Finder Scott Bridges
Scott found the Axial Geocache #4 on September 11th, 2011 at 10:11AM.
Here is what Scott had to say about his adventure.

“My name is Scott Bridges and the first thing I want to say is THANK YOU!
You guys at Axial have started a new revolution in the word adventure! Today was one of the most exciting trips ever! The trip was me, my best friend Marcus and another buddy Paul and I know from the pictures that we all have 1/5 scale bajas and a short coarse truck but that didnt stop us. I recently went out 3 weeks ago and FINALY got the rock crawler I’ve been waiting for (the XR10). So bought it for my birthday but I havent had the chance to get the electronics I want and need to complete it. Its my first electric car and first rock crawler. I expect on completing it very soon because Ive been DYING to go out and crawl! Im from Sacramento, CA. We left my house at 4 am on sunday (9-11-2011) and arived at the dirt road turn off at 9:30am. I found the Geocache at 10:11 am after a very fun and exciting hunt. It was raining and was 41 degrees but that didnt stop us! I was on a mission! Thank you very much for the adventure of a life time and I hope you continue to strive to be number one! Axial I feel is raising the bar to a new limit and I hope you guys push other companys to join the Geocache adventure and keep raising the bar!”


Not only did Scott just score a set of Axial AX12015 2.2 Ripsaw Tires, he also found some cool Axial Swag that is limited to our Axial Geocaching program. And for reporting back to us that he did find the Axial Geocache #4, we also sent him a set of Axial AX8091 2.2 Rockster Beadlock Wheels to mount those 2.2 Ripsaw Tires on. These things will work great on his Axial AX90017 XR10 Competition Rock Crawler. Make sure you stay tuned for the next Axial Geocache, it could be hidden in your area.
Axial Geocache #4 Finder Scott Bridges

Axial Geocache #4 Original Post:

It’s that time again to get active in the Axial Geocache Adventure. We have planted the AXIAL GEOCACHE #4 in a great location. We were out on a camping trip in the Sierra National Forest and figured it would be a great place to hide #4.  Grab your Axial RC rigs and go have fun finding this cache and tell us about your adventure.

Axial Geocache #4
N37 12.410 W119 10.926 (it works dropped into googlemaps)

Once you find the box, it’s yours. This is a cache and carry find. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

What we want from you:

Name / Address / Email / Phone

Photos of you and your Axial Rig at the Geocache site.

Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #4

What you get from us:

More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

Here are a few pics from the area.

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