XR10 Snapshots – Beadlock Wheels

I have been getting a lot of questions lately asking about the XR10 beadlock wheels. Most people are wondering what the difference is in offset compared to our old wheels. So, for this round of “Snapshots” I will be covering the wheels that are in the new XR10 kit from Axial.

The new wheels are true beadlocks just like our crawler wheels in the past, but this time there are only 6 screws holding everything together.  So now tuning foams and changing wheel weights is easier then it ever has been. Here you can see all the components that make up each wheel. The XR10 wheels are compatible with Vanquish Products patented wheel weight systems too.

Here is a picture showing the complete assembled wheel with the Vanquish weights installed. Notice the plastic weight retainer that is integrated into the wheels.

Here you can see the offset difference between our old AX10 wheels and the new XR10 wheels. The XR10 wheels measure about 3/4″ from the back of the inner bead seat to the backside of the wheel hex. The AX10 wheels measure just under a 1/4″. So, there is just over a 1/2″ of offset difference between the 2 wheels. Overall width of the 2 wheels is very similar.

That does it for the wheels. Keep an eye out for more sneak peeks soon.

New Axial SCX10 Accessories

Axial has just stepped it up again with the recent release of the new Axial Trail Honcho kit, along with the scale accessories that are included and sold separately.

I could not wait to get a set of the new light buckets and the Tubular style front bumper included with the Honcho kit for my SCX10 TR.

AX80044 – SCX10 Tube Bumper Parts Tree
AX30530 – Front Skid Plates – Tube Style Bumper – Silver Aluminum (3pcs)
AX80045 – Axial Light Bucket Set (Black)
AX80049 – Axial LED Lens Set – Yellow/Clear (4pcs)

First thing I did was pick up a new unpainted Dingo body (AX4010R) and laid down a two tone paint scheme to freshen it up and give the TR a new look.

I also made myself a light bar for the top of the cage from some steel plate and 1/8″ solid rod brazed together. With room for 6 of the large lights on top I used two of the Black Axial light bucket sets in addition to the two lights that were on the TR bumper. This required 3 of the Axial LED Lens sets to fill all 6 lights.

Installing the Tube bumper was easy, just pulled out the 2 set screws from the original TR bumper and slid in the Tube bumper, then reinstalled the set screws. I decided to run a winch on this rig, so I cut a slot in the center aluminum bumper plate for the fair-lead to come through.

To make sure I got the most use out of the light kits I installed side markers (with the yellow lenses), tail lights, reverse lights, and the smaller buckets on the tube bumper. This left a few other light buckets that I am planning on mounting to the frame for rock lights.

I hope this helps show the wide range of uses for these new lights! I am loving this new look on the SCX10 TR.

New Axial T-Shirts

Unfortunately, everyone needs clothes, and there wasn’t much out there in the RC industry as far as modern styling goes, so we decided to come up with our own designs.

Here’s a couple teaser pics from a recent photo shoot. We thought you might like them!!

Tatt’d Model: “Expensive Cookie”
http://www.myspace.com/expensivecookieclothing

 

We just received a new batch of hats as well.

Now available

Click the below link for a hi-res version!

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Axial Desktop image (1680×1120) of Cookie for your computer. Enjoy!

Product Release – AX10 Scorpion RTC (AX90011)

AX10 SCORPION RTC (READY-TO-CRAWL)
Based upon the award winning AX10 Scorpion – KIT!

FEATURES

• Complete Ready-to-Crawl (RTC) out of the box
• Full Time 4 Wheel Drive (4WD)
• Mount a standard stick pack to get up and running quickly, or use the included upper link plate to mount smaller batteries lower in the chassis for improved crawling performance
• 14T pinion paired with an 87T spur gear gives you a decent amount of wheel speed and great low-end torque.
• True beadlocks
• Hi-quality composite plastic and metals
• 55T electric motor
• Durable (ESC) Electronic Speed Controller: Hi-quality forward and reverse speed controller.
• Hi-torque Metal Gear Servo help hold your line when rock crawling
• Solid rear axle lockouts improve ground clearance when crawling
• Slipper clutch: Allows motor to work more efficiently and greatly enhances the durability of the drivetrain.
• Aluminum chassis plates with a molded nylon skid plate provide a solid and rigid chassis
• Full ball bearings
• Overall gear ratio range from 15:1 to 74:1
• Transmission: Ultra compact and lightweight with a 2.6:1 ratio
• Differentials: Locked Front and Rear
• Tires: Pro-Line Hammers® with Pro-Line® Memory Foams
• Wheels: Axial 2.2 8 hole satin chrome beadlocks with “Rock” beadlock rings included
• Suspension: 3 Link
• Drive Shafts: Universal front and rear with new and improved yokes
• XC-1 Body included
• New beefed up lower links
• New stronger steering tie rods

ALL NEW SHOCKS

• 72-103mm shock length, helps lower the center of gravity
• Threaded shock body for easier pre-load adjustments
• 3.5mm shock shaft reduces lateral movement
• Cartridge style bottom helps reduce lateral movement while providing a better steal for less leakage
• Silicone diaphragm provides more consistent feel and better seal to prevent leakage
• Silicone bushing in cap holds shock in place while allowing freedom of movement to prevent binding and prevents the shock cap from popping off

CHASSIS

• Wheelbase: 316mm~332mm (12.4”~13”)
• Width: 254mm (10”)
• Height: 156mm (6.125”)
• Weight: 1588g (3.5 lbs)
• Articulation: 70°
• Ground Clearance: 68mm (2.7”)

ELECTRONICS

• Radio: 2 Channel
• Servos: 1 hi-torque metal gear (standard size)
• Forward/Reverse ESC
• Motor: 55T 540 Size