Axial SCX10 II Transmission Parts List

Axial SCX10 II Tranmission Break Down

A quick reference parts list for the Axial SCX10 II Transmission.

Found in: SCX10 II Kit

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

Axial Transmission Guide - SCX10 II Transmission

Gearing Chart

32 Pitch (Stock Gearing AX31405)

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60
64
68
11
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12
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13
56.00
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14
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15
48.53
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16
45.50
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N/A
17
42.82
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AXIAL SCX10 II TRANSMISSION PARTS LIST

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

Axial AX10™ Transmission Parts List

Axial AX10 Tranmission Break Down

A quick reference parts list for the Axial 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

Axial Transmission Guide - AX10 Transmission

Gearing Chart

32 Pitch (Stock Gearing AX30392 or AX30395)

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11
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34.74
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30.40
32.43
34.45
16
26.60
28.50
30.40
32.30
17
25.04
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32 Pitch (Overdrive Gearing AX30401)

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Spur Gear

Pinion
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60
64
68
11
34.04
36.47
38.90
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12
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32 Pitch (Underdrive Gearing AX30402)

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Spur Gear

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60
64
68
11
43.78
46.91
50.04
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12
40.13
43.00
45.87
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37.05
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34.40
36.86
39.31
41.77
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32.11
34.40
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30.10
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34.40
36.55
17
28.33
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AXIAL AX10™ TRANSMISSION PARTS LIST

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

Scale on the Con – Day trip

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Words: Anthony Rivas
Photography: Brad Perry

I believe everyone has that one trail they would love to go scale crawl on, maybe even a bucket list of places. The opportunity recently presented itself to return to the Historic Rubicon Trail in northern California with the annual event called Cantina for the Con going on for 1:1 vehicles. CKRC Hobbies of Reno, Nevada was doing Scale on the Con In conjunction with the event and I knew I just had to go!  I was able to go out and trail with a few guys on this over the top scaled out course.

But first, lets back up and talk about Cantina on the Con.
This is an annual Fundraiser for the 501(c)3 Non-Profit Mission: To Enhance the Future Health and Use of the Rubicon Trail while Ensuring Responsible Motorized Year-round Trail Access. The Rubicon Trail Foundation is an advocate for your Continued Motorized Access to the Trail and Surrounding Public Lands. Please go read more about the Rubicon Trail Foundation and what they do for the Rubicon Trail!
http://www.rubicontrail.org/rtf-about.htm

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Brandon Caton of Snowmod RC brought his son up for the event, but he made some time to wheel his Axial Scx10 based LC70. This was definitely no shelf queen.

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Last Chance Gas Station #2 was open for service at Loon Lake Dam! Note those power lines in the background! Yes, no… that is not scale photo-trickery! Those are the real deal! The BLPP&C; Brant Lowe Power Pole Company had to be quickly custom built and shipped over to the Loon Lake Dam.

With power poles on site, Adam & Elio of Two Chainz Scalerz set the poles, then ran power all the way out to the Loon Lake Dam in order for the gas station to power to deliver service for customers. We need to go all 1999-style and seriously start looking at this solar energy stuff! But I got my Two Chainz Scalerz edition custom banana cream filled Twinkiez so I was happy! They excepted my cash while they were still wiring up the cash register.

This is Station #2 as in a new version of the original. Some of you may have pictures with the original version from AXIALFEST that was mysteriously claimed in a “HOGnato” incidence. Yes, H.O.G. + Tornado = HOGnato meaning the hands of real 1:1 humans aka (Hand Of God) swept (Tornado) the original gas station from its location on site at AXIALFEST. The original Last Chance Gas Station has yet to be found…
Swiper No Swiping.

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Quick “pic-stop” and off to the trail! Hey, that might have to become an thing… #PicStop

The Rubicon trail is a destination for lots of off road enthusiasts. For me personally, (Rivas Concepts) being back to drive a scale R/C on the rock was a great unique feeling as my trips across the Rubicon have been 1:1 trips!

I’ve built this Axial Scx10-2 Dingo for such adventures.

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Before we start this scale adventure, the Axial Scx10-2 Dingo was loaded up and looking for Adventure but first we have to have a couple of complementary flex shots!

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Two Chainz Scalerz Adam Dean and Elio Dianda were present, physically and spiritually!
Poor E.W. Lowe…

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Brandon wasted no time jumping into the water! We all looked on in disbelief that he would be willing to throw his 70-Series in harms way as he did! You know it’s not like these 70-Series are offered here in the USA, hence the FaceBook page: Toyota: Bring the 70 Series Land Cruiser and Diesels to the USA. But too, it is a Land Cruiser…
Seeing how Snowmod set the tone, I fell in right behind him and we all followed suit!

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It was truly an epic day of wheeling. Lots of water, cool temperatures, and good people.

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Alec Van Den Brink and his Jeep KJ Liberty, with roof top tent, and Ben Thomas in his Axial Scx10-2  custom Toyota 4-door bringing up the back. ScaleOnTheCon-08475 (Medium) ScaleOnTheCon-08469 (Medium)

Some parts were a little sketchy with water flowing as it was running pretty fast and we were playing pretty scale!

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As you can see, we had an eclectic collection of rigs as well with Brandon’s 70-Series Land Cruiser, my RC-ADV-Dingo, Alec Van Den Brink‘s KJ-Liberty and Ben Thomas wheeling the 1st Gen Toyota. Regardless of personal choice’s we are all enjoying the same thing, wheeling the Rubicon!

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The Rubicon trail provided plenty of picture opportunities, we took them and took our time. It’s easy when we are sitting our our heated cabs while Brad Perry (photo-extraordinaire) is wading out into the river with his hip looking Patagonia Waders with the addition of the rubber ducky embellished 24″ Classic Round Green Inflatable Swimming Pool Inner Tube Ring Float for safety. We simply zipped out winch line to him when the current swept him out a bit.

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You could easily get line-drunk here. Everywhere you looked was a new line. The CKRC Hobbies Scale-On-The-Con trail was a nice long loop, averaging about 3 and half hours to complete the trail. Our little day trip was roughly the same amount of time, but we didn’t cover near the terrain due to our numerous #PicStop’s.
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Where is a place you want to go crawl?
Mark your calendars for next year to go run Scale on the Con!  With the Cantina for the Con being an annual event, I can only expect the Scale on the Con to continue with and carry on!

More cool scale stuff to be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468545179899127/?active_tab=discussion

The Cantina for the Con event should be around the first weekend of September 2018, Labor Day Weekend. Check http://www.rubicontrail.org/rtf-annualevents.htm for more details. Once details get posted there, I’m sure details for Scale on the Con will be posted on CKRC’s FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ckrchobbies/events/

 

Desert Turtle Racing Finishes 4th at the Fallon 250

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As a new team, we have only been able to participate in a few races and the 2017 Fallon 250 marks just our 4th race. In what little time we had to work on and prep the Turtle we were able to slam in a new motor from Jonny Lightning and a new transmission from Toy Shop Transmission thanks to the help of Marina Landscape Inc. The schedule got very tight at the end of the motor swap and we were only able to get the rig out for a quick test on Sunday in the desert before we had to leave for Fallon on Thursday. The motor and transmission were running great but we found we had a bit of an electrical gremlin which would cause the Ignition to cut out as the engine would heat up. On Monday and Tuesday, along with loading up everything we would need for the race, we also did what we could by replacing fuses and relays; and check our power and ground anchors. We were out of time to prep the rig and could only hope we fixed the issue until we were able to test the rig again up in Fallon.

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We arrived on-site Thursday and were able to get a pit space marked off on the upper level next to some other great friends and teams. We quickly discovered that most of the teams were all traveling with a light crew so everyone agreed to help each other out when the cars rolled in for pits during the race. We took the rig out for our initial test and the electrical problem seemed to be fixed.

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We brought the rig back to the pits and used the rest of Thursday to prep for pre-running and qualifying on Friday. The morning of Friday came and we suited up in the rig to head out and get a couple laps in around the 41-mile lap. We used this time to mark hazards on the GPS and explore alternate lines for passing options. After a successful two laps of the course we had our notes made and hazards marked, it was time to look over the rig and prepare for the drivers meeting and qualifying run.

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As we looked over the rig we noticed there was a crack in the tube frame just after the front track-bar mount. This crack was not little it was all the way around the tube and would cause a massive failure if we did not get it fixed. We scrambled around a bit to figure out the best plan to get it fixed. We reached out to Savvy Off Road for assistance and they were very kind to lend us the use of their tools and trailer to get our rig patched up and ready for qualifying. As it was our turn to go for the run we knew we just needed a clean run, the ruts were deep and the turns were blown out. Our focus was to get through the course as best we could and accept whatever time we got. We were able to pull off a better than expected run at 1:29:40, which landed us in 27th for the starting order/ 7th in class. We were happy with our position but knew we were going to have to do some work to move up during the race.

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Rolling up to the green flag, for us, seems to still bring a bit of the jitters but we take this time to briefly discuss what it took, as a team, to get us here on the line and are thankful for everyone’s effort. BUT as soon as the green flag drops, it’s game on and we are pedal to the metal.The visibility on the course was the worst we have seen; the dust was so thick you could not see past the front bumper on the rig and there was no wind to blow the dust away.

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We charged hard on the course maintaining what we felt was race pace, things were going good for several miles and then, WHAM, we clipped a boulder that had obviously fallen into the course; it wasn’t there during our pre-run. It popped the driver front tire and now we were left figuring out what was the best plan to get it changed.

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Do we continue to drive it or do we take the time to change it? We drove for another few miles and decided that we should take it out before it takes us out. We pulled over around RM 8, changed the flat and got back into the race. Something like 8 vehicles passed us due to the tire change and we knew we would have to make up some ground and run some clean laps. As we completed lap 1 we called into pits for a tire swap and a splash of gas while we were there. We peeled out for lap 2 knowing that we really needed a fast lap and so we picked up the pace.

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About this time, we started to notice that we were NOT having any electrical issues with the ignition and the new motor was just screaming along non-stop. The issue we did notice was that the navigation system was starting to power cycle intermittently as was hindering us from 100% navigation. The navigation system is extremely important when the visibility is extremely bad and having it go out was like driving with your eyes closed and navigating by berms in the road… NOT COOL.

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However, we dealt with it and continued to battle and push the rig harder each lap. Through lap2 we had a clean run but suffered another flat due to the rugged terrain and sharp rocks but this one was on the rear and was changed out by the crew in the pits where they also gave us a fair amount of fuel.

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We were able to gain some ground by passing a few other cars on course and taking note as we saw a few broken and off the course. Finishing Lap 3, we opted to stop in the pits for a quick look over the car to make sure there were no obvious issues and the crew was able to spot another tire losing air so the crew changed it out and we were off and running. As we approached the end of lap 4 we called into pits that we were going to come in and take on a full tank of gas and plan on running the last two laps without another stop. The crew filled the rig, looked it over and sent us back out as quick as could be. Throughout the race day we could feel that we were getting faster in several places throughout the course and were able to make more passes. On the sixth lap, we had quite a bit of clean air and were able to make a few more passes before the finish line. Crossing the finish line and taking the CHECKER flag felt great. It’s been a while since we raced and we were stoked to be back in the seats and battling it out with the other racers. We finished the Ultra4 Fallon 250 in 5:49:04 which placed us 4th in class and 16th overall. Without the hard work of our crew, Rob Bukacek, Trevis Sloan and Mike Bishop, and the joint effort of other teams, we would not have been able to pull off 4th place or finish for that matter.

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Special thanks go to Savvy Off Road, Dan Wyrick and friends, the crew of Gigabit Off Road, the crew of Jimmy Jack and a couple other lending hands from Proving Grounds Racing. At the end of the day we are a dirt family. We all want to be a winner but the efforts of the crews is what makes it a family.

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Thanks to our sponsors that have made the racing opportunity possible. Rock Krawler Suspension | Pro Comp Tires | Marina Landscape | Axial Racing | Poison Spyder Customs | Raceline Wheels | DJ Safety | Fuel Safe | Rugged Radios | J. E. Reel | Rugged Routes | Lasernut | Currie Enterprises | Magnaflow | CTM Racing | sPOD | Artec Industries | PRP Seats | Luxwurx | Sharq Skinz | DGP Motion Media 

Additional thanks to these supporters. So Cal Land Maintenance | Enet | Beachview Insurance | Pacific Advisors | SoCal Services | Armeda | Villa Root Barrier | Sucuri | Imperial Sprinkler Supply | Rain Bird 

METHOD RACE WHEELS – Official Sponsor of AXIALFEST 2017

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Axial R/C Inc. is pleased to announce Method Race Wheels as a continued sponsor
for AXIALFEST 2017!

ABOUT METHOD RACE WHEELS
Method Race Wheels designs, develops and distributes high performance wheels and accessories for race and street applications. These products represent our commitment to quality, driven by the high standards of performance.

As racing enthusiasts and participants, we are driven to look beyond conventional ideas of industry standards. Engineering, rigorous testing, data collection and proven performance redefines what is possible in the creation of our wheels and accessories. The application of our race knowledge separates us from other wheel companies.

Method Race Wheels is committed to bring you the finest quality products with the most complete line-up of off road race wheels for trucks, buggies, rock crawlers, short course, rally, and UTV’s, as well as street wheels for truck, Jeep, and SUV applications. We pride ourselves on providing these products to our customers with fast and friendly service that you can count on.

Look for our banners, listen to our name, and watch our products in action. Method Race Wheels…Lighter. Stronger. Faster.

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2017 RC Monster Truck World Finals

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Axial is back from the 2017 RC Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit. After last year’s success, the promoters loved us so much that they moved the track to the middle of the pit party. Grandstands were erected so people could watch and a Monster Jam Snack Bar was set up for those that wanted some refreshments during our races. In the three days we were there, we staged three segments; each had a qualifying run, main event race and a freestyle event.

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To further promote our time at the event, we grabbed our trucks and walked out into the crowd after each segment to chat with the crowd. FELD, the management used to regulate the show, said we were a huge hit and probably the best part of the pit party. We constantly had 3-4 rows deep of people surrounding the track, easily 400+ in number, all cheering us on.

All the trucks used were prepped and painted to mimic the real Monster Trucks competing each night in the Big Show. Each day during the pit party there was approximately 10-15,000 people walking threw. All day the event promoters were pushing the RC Monster Truck World Finals, letting everyone know how to get started by simply buying an Axial Grave Digger or MAX D. Once a day the camera crew would stop by and talk to Bari on how he got started, and of course he would talk about Axial.

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The track was a dirt base with painted wooden ramps and a fully detailed Sam Boyd Stadium scoreboard. We copied the full size track as best we could and when the FELD people walked by they said our Track looked better than theirs!! LOL

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Thanks to Bari, FELD and all the Monster Jam crew for all their help! It was a fantastic event and I can’t wait until next year! Axial is looking to make it even better!
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A First Timer’s Guide to AXIALFEST2017

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A FIRST TIMER’S GUIDE TO AXIALFEST

Words: Matt Soileau Photos: Matt Soileau and Tony Phalen

Are you planning on attending AXIALFEST2017? Is this your first time? Then this blog may be just what you have been looking for.

This is Skeeno’s Guide to AXIALFEST. I will be covering all that you need to know about having a successful AXIALFEST experience.

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Let’s start with what AXIALFEST is. AXIALFEST is a customer appreciation event held by Axial Racing to thank it’s loyal customers for their support. Each year is a bit different. For AXIALFEST2017, there will be several driving events including the world famous ALTRA ULTRA 5K Enduro. There is a grand awards ceremony on the final evening with so much giveaway swag it will make your head spin.

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Last year I witnessed what seemed like every single participant receiving a prize. Many lucky participants scored brand new kits and RTRs. You definitely want to make sure you attend the awards ceremony.

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At AXIALFEST you will witness a celebration of all things Axial. AXIALFEST is the Woodstock of Scale RC, a family gathering of Axial enthusiasts. Hundreds of participants from all over the world come together to share their love of Axial and scale adventure. Expect to see both male and female drivers from all walks of life. From singles to large extended families.

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Not all are drivers; many are just there to support friends and family and watch the fun. There will be groups of people hanging out, wrenching on their Axial kits, cooking and just generally socializing. Expect to find a very family friendly atmosphere where everyone is willing and eager to help out.

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STEP 1: REGISTER

This year there is only one price for everything at AXIALFEST. $49 for each adult and $24 for each child 6-15 years old (kids 5 and under are free!). All pre-registered drivers will receive a driver’s bag containing limited edition AXIALFEST2017 swag from Axial and the AXIALFEST sponsors. Word on the street is the swag will be extra special this year, so make sure you pre-register now if you haven’t already.

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You can register online right now at: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/axialfest-2017-2138871199

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You may also register in person at AXIALFEST, but will not receive the driver’s bag. Extra shirts will be available for purchase at G-Central, but the driver’s bags are limited to only those who pre-register. It is highly recommended that you pre-register so you don’t miss out on any of the limited edition swag from Axial and the official sponsors of AXIALFEST.

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STEP 2: GET A PLACE TO STAY

Luckily, AXIALFEST is at a campground – a huge campground. Don’t be scared if you’ve heard all the camp sites are gone. They are not, but you may have to walk a little farther to get to G-Central as the veterans have probably already reserved their camp spots from last year that are closest to G-Central. Call Cisco Grove to reserve your spot ASAP.

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Cisco Grove Campground
48415 Hampshire Rocks Rd., Cisco Grove, CA 95728
P: 530.426.1600
W: www.ciscogrove.com

Cisco Grove is about an hour from Reno, NV and about an hour and a half from Sacramento, CA. Camp sites are about $30 per night and include water and electrical hookups. There are bathrooms and showers available at the campground. Multiple people can share the spots to help divide the cost among several people.

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STEP 3: START PACKING RC STUFF

• Your kits. Since this is AXIALFEST, the most important thing to remember is to pack your Axial vehicles. You can leave your other RCs at home as this is an Axial appreciation event. Before you arrive at AXIALFEST, make sure you do a once over on your kits. Clean, rebuild and replace worn components to reduce chances of failure.

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Don’t let something little stop you from finishing. I found this broken axle housing while cleaning up Skeeno Jr’s Axialfest rig just yesterday.

Also, be prepared for mud and water. Due to all the rain we had in California this year, chances are high that you will be driving through both – even possibly some snow – so waterproofing your electronics is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

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For more info on waterproofing, check out these past Axial blogs:

Waterproof Your Receiver

How to Waterproof your SCX10

• Transmitter, charger, and all of your batteries. You will be driving your kits probably more than you ever have, so you want to make sure you have enough mAh to complete each trail. You will be able to charge your batteries at your camp site with the available electricity. Make sure to bring a power strip so you can have multiple chargers going at once.

• Spare Parts. Bring all the spare parts and electronics you have. Driving for three hours straight can tax even the most stoutly built drivetrains. If you don’t have many spare parts, that’s OK. Most veterans will have something to help you out on the trail. Vendors will also be selling parts on site, so bring some spare cash.

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• Tools. Chances that you will need to make repairs or adjustments are high. Bring all your tools including wrenches, pliers, drivers, scissors and even a soldering irons.

• Hydration pack/Camelbak. It will be July and most likely very warm. You will be walking long distances for many hours. Bring a backpack or pack hydration to carry water, trail snacks and tools and spare parts. There is no shame in stopping on the trail to rest, eat or fix your kit because the goal is to finish. For more info on what to bring out on the trail, check this blog: Make Your Own RC Vehicle Field Tool Pack.

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CAMPING EQUIPMENT

• Lots of people bring RVs and campers. Others rough it in tents. Some people sleep in their cars. A good night sleep makes for a happy AXIALFESTer. Bring the stuff that will get you the best sleep. Tent, mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and extra blankets are highly recommended.

• Canopy/EZUp. It’s nice to have protection from the sun or rain while cooking or wrenching. If you have walls for your canopy, bring those as well.

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• Power strip/splitter. As mentioned earlier, each camp site has water and power. Make sure you have enough outlets for all your chargers, soldering irons, lights, etc. Some sights have the RV outlets, not the standard 110 outlets you see at your house. Have no fear, the camp store has adapters for sale for cheap. I think I paid $5 last year.

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• Lighting/Lantern. You want to be able to see at camp if you have to have a late night wrenching session.

• Alarm clock. Events start early in the morning. You don’t want to be late or miss anything, so bring an alarm that will wake you up, especially if you are a night owl participating in after event revelries.

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• Flashlight and Headlamp. The trails are open all the time, even at night. In fact, night runs are some of the best runs, so you’ll need to be able to see in the dark. Don’t skimp. Get a headlamp with a high lumen output.

• Shampoo/soap/quarters. Showers are available in the campgrounds, if you can find time, so you don’t get too ripe. No quarters needed, just sounded good.

• Sunscreen & hat. Don’t get burned by the sun at high elevation.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGES

• Water/beverages. A hydrated AXIALFESTer is a happy AXIALFESTer.

• Meals. Hungry equals grumpy. Prepare you breakfasts, lunches and dinners for each day you will be there. There are no restaurants close by and the camp store has a very limited selection of edibles. That’s 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, if you are planning on being there from Thursday until Sunday. Plan accordingly. Axial is also working on securing a couple food trucks to come up and join the party. Last year we had Starkey’s Food Truck show up and it was a major hit!

• Snacks. Trail mix and power bars are good to have in case you need extra nutrition in between meals.

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• Stove/BBQ. You gotta cook that food on something, right?

• Regular kitchen supplies. Pots/pans/knives/forks/spoons. Think about what you need for each meal and make sure you bring it.

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• Coffee maker and coffee cups. A nice cup of coffee gets me ready for each long day. I like mine with a little cream and sugar.

• Paper towels. For your meals, wrenching or just general clean up.

• Soap/sponge/towel/buckets. Good for washing your face, brushing your teeth and doing dishes.

• Toothbrush/toothpaste. Fresh breath makes socializing less awkward, especially after a few cups of coffee. No one likes morning breath.

• Ibuprofen/Aspirin/Advil. Bring the pain reliever of your choice. Your feet and legs will be sore if you are not used to extended hours of being on your feet. This year we’re going to have 10 trails; 1000+ trail markers can equal several miles hiking around the campground.

CLOTHING

• Shoes. Bring sturdy shoes for mountain hiking. Hiking boots are recommended. It’s also a good idea to bring some spare shoes for relaxing at camp and flip flops for the showers. I’d also plan on extra socks.

• Jackets/sweatshirts/pants/hoodie/beanie. You never can tell what Sierra weather will be like. Temps can vary from in the 90s during the day to in the 30s at night. One year it rained. Last year the nights were quite cold. Be prepared for everything, so don’t just bring shorts and t-shirts. Pack for four days of clothing, plus extra socks and underwear.

• Swimming gear. There is a little swimming hole at the campground. My daughter makes sure we hit it every year.

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STEP 4: ARRIVE

The first stop is at the camp store at the front of the campground. Pick up your campsite and vehicle tags, then go find your campsite. Get set up as soon as you can so you can start the fun.

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After you have camp set up, go find G-Central. G-Central is the central hub of AXIALFEST where all the activities begin. G-Central is located in the upper pavilion. There will be signs posted to point you in the proper direction. It is easily spotted, because you will see lots of large green Axial banners, the Axial motorhome and the trailer. There are usually other vendor booths also set up around G-Central. If you are not sure, ask someone. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

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At G-Central you will pick up your t-shirts, hats, driver’s bag (if you pre-registered) and any other instructions. Inside your driver’s bag you will find the AXIALFEST itinerary, sponsor information, stickers and some special swag from Axial as well as the official AXIALFEST sponsors.

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Don’t forget to check out the camp sites. Assorted vendors will also have their booths set up with their wares displayed and items for sale.

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Trail markers will be everywhere! Don’t be surprised to see trail markers on the side of the road, next to your camp or around G-Central – pretty much everywhere. There are 10 trails with over 1,000 trail markers for AXIALFEST2017, so please do not disturb them. They will be needed for the entire event. Do not be tempted to take the one with your favorite number and risk the next driver getting lost. Also, feel free to play with your kits, but please stay off marked obstacles. You’ll know because there will be colorful ribbon on certain sections.

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What class are you in? Most AXIALFESTers come for the Adventurist class. The Adventurist is a scale trail run with 10 different courses and over 1,000 trail markers. Drivers start at different locations around G-Central, sending them up through different areas of the Cisco Grove Campground, ultimately returning them back to the G-Central area. The general rule of the Adventurist class is No HOG, which means No Hand of God. That means you should not touch your rig. No flipping over or repositioning it if stuck. Use a tow strap or winch to make a scale recovery. Also remember to travel in the proper direction. The red trail marker is always on the right. Red on Right, get it?

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Out on the Adventurist trail, drivers will encounter a varied selection of terrain from dirt to rocks to mud to water to trees – basically whatever is out there. Have fun using your scale accessories like tow straps, winches and sand ramps to conquer the terrain.

Drivers have the freedom to drive as fast or slow as they feel. Most drive in small groups assisting each other when the trail gets difficult. Drivers on the Adventurist trails are always happy to help out others by loaning a strap, winch line, parts or tools. Whatever it takes to help their fellow Adventurist continue on the adventure. At AXIALFEST, the Adventurists trail is often many miles long, that’s why being prepared is so important. Drivers and their kits need to be prepared to endure a long day of scale fun.

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OTHER EVENTS

Rugged Radio Rock Racing
As traditional R/C offroad race tracks have become super-groomed sugar-coated brown tarmac, Axial is once again putting the rough, the rocks and real dirt back into off-road racing!
For more information, including the rules, see our post here: Rugged Radio Rock Racing

ALTRA ULTRA 5K Enduro
Axial launched this program last year (2016) in conjunction with ALTRA Running shoes. If vehicle speed and running through the woods appeals to you, this might be the class you seek. Axial will design a designated enduro course just for this class! This will be fast paced physical event. Physical endurance, quick reflexes and knowledge of your rig as well as your physical ability are key.
For more information, including the rules, see our post here: http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073920956

Concourse Show and Shine
Hello AXIALFEST 2017 participants! Concourse is now in its fourth official year and growing because of YOU! Because last year’s participants stepped up the game, AXIALFEST is responding back with additional classes!
For more information, including the rules, see our post here: http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073920951

AXIALFEST SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY JULY 12
01:00pm-04:00pm Registration & Tech Opens
01:00pm-00:00pm Trails Open Upon Completion of Registration & Tech Inspection
05:00pm-06:00pm DINNER
06:00pm-08:00pm Registration & Tech Open

THURSDAY JULY 13
10:00am-12:00pm Registration / Tech Opens
12:00pm-01:00pm LUNCH
01:00pm-02:00pm Concourse Staging & Tech
01:00pm-06:00pm Registration Open
02:00pm-06:00pm Concourse Judging & Awards
06:00pm-07:00pm DINNER

FRIDAY JULY 14
07:00am-11:30am Registration / Tech Opens
07:00am-07:30am ULTRA Driver Check-in
08:00am-11:30am ULTRA Race
12:00pm-01:00pm LUNCH
02:30pm-05:30pm Registration & Tech Open
06:00pm-07:00pm DINNER
07:00pm-09:00pm AXIALFEST Parade – Starts at Front Office of the Campgorund

SATURDAY JULY 15
08:30am-10:00pm Registration & Tech Opens
09:00am-12:30pm Rock Racing
01:00pm-02:00pm LUNCH
05:00pm-06:00pm DINNER
06:30pm-07:00pm Raffle Ticket Pick Up Main Pavilion
07:00pm-09:00pm Awards Ceremony

SUNDAY JULY 16
Sleep in and travel home safely. Thank you attending AXIALFEST2017!

For more info, check out our past AXIALFEST reports.
Axialfest 2014 – Report By Skeeno
Axialfest 2013 – The Recap!
Axialfest 2012 – Skeeno Report

Useful links:
2017 AXIALFEST REGISTRATION SITE
Facebook Event Page
Recon G6
Cisco Grove Campground
How To Waterproof your Receiver
How To Waterproof your SCX10
Make Your Own RC Vehicle Field Tool Pack

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CONCOURS – AXIALFEST2017

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CONCOURS • AXIALFEST 2017

Hello AXIALFEST 2017 participants! Concours is now in its fourth official year and growing because of YOU! Because last year’s participants stepped up the game, AXIALFEST is responding back with additional classes!

10-classes within Concours Show & Shine for AXIALFEST 2017

01: BEST DAILY DRIVER
02: BEST AXIAL HERITAGE
03: BEST CONCOURS D’RAISIN (do your homework!)
04: MOST ADVENTURIST
05: BEST ADV-TRAILER
06: BEST WORK TRAILER
07: BEST SCORE® INTERNATIONAL TROPHY TRUCK®
08: BEST OF SHOW
09: BEST MONSTER TRUCK
10: BEST OF SHOW – PEER VOTED

CONCOURS CLASSES AND RULES

BEST DAILY DRIVER
There is only one rig in our fleet that can legally claim California Street Legal status, the Axial SCX10! And it must be 100% drivable! Heck, it has to be able to drive to the DMV! How are you going to get current registration on it if won’t drive in?
Judges will be looking for items such as these:
Head lights – check!
Tail lights – check!
Turn signals – check!
Mirrors – check!
Seat Belts – check!
Insurance Documents – check!
License plate – check!
Mudflaps – check!
Just so you know, in 2016, half of the class was eliminated on the first pass due to no license plate. The battle went toe-to-toe with the participants having all the boxes ticked, with the final winner walking away with it all because he had scale miniature insurance documents! It was a scale version of his actual DMV and insurance paperwork with matching VIN numbers!!! Yes, the competition was decided by a single miniature scale item!

VINTAGE HERITAGE
Make us go down memory lane! Who loves old trucks or maybe an historical truck? Get as creative as you can with this class and maybe think about this year’s Prospector Theme and tie it all together!
Must be 100% drivable and provable vintage authenticity.

CONCOURS D’RAISIN
Raisins raisins raisins… What is our fascination with rock raisined, tree-scraped, sheet metal? Sounds like a proper trail rig to us! Bring your Trail-Mix bag of Trail Tested-Raisined out rig! Yes we are talking about sun dried and rock fried… show us what beat down looks like! We know it’s your favorite ol’ trusty that you would drive off into the sunset any ol’ day! What happens when you push the limits and smash your rig into the rocks or get squeezed by those massive pine trees? Check those off too! But it has to be 100% drivable!
• Raisined body work – check!
• Weathered treatment – check!
• Red Solo cups for rear turn signals keeps you from getting pulled over!
Must be Axial based and recognizable Axial chassis; SCX10, Wraith, Yeti, Bomber, AX10

MOST ADVENTURIST
Plan as though you are going on a safari expedition and you want to be fully equipped and fully self-sufficient!
Does Overland Journal or Expedition Portal sound familiar? Must be 100% street drivable because all adventures require tarmac transits.
Must be Axial based and recognizable Axial chassis; SCX10, Wraith, Yeti, Bomber, AX10. Tagged, insured, highway legal and highway operable.
• Head lights – check!
• Tail lights – check!
• Turn signals – check!
• Mirrors – check!
• License plate – check!
• Seat Belts – check!
• Insurance Documents – check!

Vehicle Recovery Items:
• Front frame mounted recovery point or points are required
• Rear frame mounted recovery point or points are required
• Full size spare tire
• 1 working winch
• 1 pulley block rated for winch
• 1 tree strap
• 1 recovery strap

Vehicle Protection
• Front Bumper
• Sliders
• Rear Bumper

• Exterior Items:
• Roof Rack
• Snorkel
• Limb Risers
• Spare Tire Carrier

Personal Items on Rig:
• Camp Gear (A method to sleep; hammock, tent, RTT, swag-bag and or sleeping bag.
• Camp Kitchen (A method of sustaining yourself and your dependents).
• Water Container (A method of providing drinkable water to yourself and your dependents).
• Fuel Containers – For extra long distance travel

BEST ADV-TRAILER
Must be equipped and scale trail ready! Yes, it must be 100% towable and could be hooked up to your “MOST ADVENTURIST” vehicle entry as well. However, we choose the right to choose the best ADV-TRAILER on trailer merit alone. Yes, your stock Honcho or JK could tow your trailer as we will be purely looking for the BEST ADV-TRAILER.

BEST WORK TRAILER
A work trailer simply must be 100% drivable and 100% suited for work duty! How you care for your work trailer is totally up to you, blinged or busted, it simply has to work! How you present it is purely emotional and “emotional bribery” is highly encouraged as this is AXIALFEST and seeing something on the trailer in work fashion could lend credit towards your trailers “workability!”
• Turn signals – working (bonus)
• License plate
• Ramps to load with
• Straps to tie load down with

BEST SCORE® INTERNATIONAL TROPHY TRUCK®
Must be based on Axial Yeti TT including either Axial Modern Body or Retro Body. Replicate a team or make up your own team! Which ever you do, we are looking for the most scaled out Trophy Truck to roll off the race trailer! better start here: http://score-international.com/trophy-truck/
Must be 100% drivable

BEST MONSTER TRUCK
Must be based from Axial SMT10 Chassis. Must use Axle type Gearbox and Lower Chassis plate. Replicate a team or make up your own team! Do something crazy!

• Interior
• Dash, Steering wheel, gauges etc., looking for detail!
• Seats & Seat Belts
• Driver figure
• Lights
• RII (look it up) (Rii)
• Motor
• Fuel tank
• Detailed Body
• Detailed Rims – Lug Nuts, Bead Locks, Planetary’s
• BKT Tires

BEST OF SHOW
The overall winner will be picked by the top three winners of each of the 9-categories.
YES, THAT’S 27 JUDGES!

The Mojave Trail Adventure

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There’s adventure all around us, the only hard part is either knowing where to look or being adventurous enough to look around and find it. In this case of desert exploration, there’s adventure all over the place, much of it with significant historical value. And right about now is when the Mojave Trail comes into the picture. A trail that early East to West settlers used, navigating them through the Mojave Desert in hopes of green pastures just on the other side of the mountains. Yet, as you travel along the Mojave Trail, you come to find out many people considered it home and an opportunity for generating income. Whether is was mining, establishing water wells, live stock, or creating art like artist Carl Faber.

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Loaded up, filled up and in route to Laughlin.

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Mile #1 of the Mojave Trail with the Colorado River to our Right.

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Take notice, this is a stock Nissan 4×4 Frontier. It’ll be interesting to see how much damage comes out of this.

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Hello there Colorado River

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Less than 10miles into the Mojave Trail and our Trail Boss Mike Whittington finds himself in this predicament.

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Dragging on the body is NOT an option here.

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And while Mike is getting is F-150 towed off the ledge Phoebe is ready for more, even if she has to drive.

And while Mike is getting is F-150 towed off the ledge Phoebe is ready for more, even if she has to drive.

No more than 15 minutes later after towing Mike off the Ledge I get a flat front passenger tire thanks to a healthy piece of metal.

No more than 15 minutes later after towing Mike off the Ledge I get a flat front passenger tire thanks to a healthy piece of metal.

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Not sure how legit these rock paintings are but they’re certainly interesting.

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How to spot the water source while out in the desert.. Look for the green.

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Off in the distance is Laughlin NV

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Needless to say, the sight of these clouds wasn’t exactly helping the cause considering we were in route to our first campsite and the idea of setting up a tent in the rain was not appealing.

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A few weeks prior the desert was hit with a healthy rain storm which knocked out parts of the trail. This was a ditch you did not want to fall into. But that could be said about any ditch.

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Recent rains have given the desert floor a greenish hue with flowers and plants blooming all over the place.

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What are we driving into?

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Take a moment and think about how much force as needed to move a rock that large. Then think about the fact that the force of water moved that rock.

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Years of water flowing over these rocks has shaped their surface into a smooth and colorful arrangement.

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Natures LEGO build.

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Sunset falls onto Day One of the Mojave Trail run and those pesky rain clouds have sailed away. However, in there place came a cold night.

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Beverages in hand, we’re ready for an evening next to the camp fire.

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Day One Camp just above Fort Paiute. Established in late 1859 by Captain James H. Carleton, 1st Dragoons, this desert post was located near Piute Springs in the foothills of the Piute Mountain range, about 25 miles west of Fort Mojave and 10 miles north of Goffs in San Bernardino County, a few miles west of the California-Nevada border.

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The sunset just kept getting better and better as the lights slowly went out.

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Cast iron pans should be in everyones camping box. Dinner for night one is cut up chicken sausages, onions, potatoes, zucchini, garlic, olive oil, and salt and people for seasoning.

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Slight change of scenery, approx 4,000ft elevation.

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A desert hare hanging out in the shade watching the sun go up as we cruise through.

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It’s best not to poke this nest. At some points along the trail they were all over the place.

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Just heading up to mile 35 of the trail and you’ll come across an abandoned school bus and early sedan. Both have been better days.

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Yes, that person.

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City dog earning her trail dog merit badges.

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Don’t forget the coin can donation @ 35.13544 and -115.17731

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Spring time in the desert yields all sorts plans blooming with vivid colors.

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No reservations were made but certainly an idea for the future.

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What you see there are the bits of steel used to build railways that have been added to the Nevada Southern Railway monument.

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That’s one way to hold down from railroad ties.

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This was the view for quite a while today. One of those stretches of trail were the dog is not allowed out of the truck.

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Five-5 not needed. Cylindropuntia is a genus of cacti (family Cactaceae), containing the cholla, native to northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. They are known for their barbed spines that tenaciously attach to skin, fur, and clothing.

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As we’re trailing along this old stone house appeared. Mind you, this was literally in the middle of the desert and someone had put some serious effort in this home. Located at: 35.14143 -115.25704 @4486ft

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Seems up to building enforcement code.

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Those are aluminum framed windows, which means this house isn’t all that old.

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Perfect spot for a lunch stop, at the old rock house.

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Well… It’s finally happened, trail damage. Decent technical decent with good sized truck eating holes. A punch and a scratch. Not sure insurance will cover this on. Location: 35.14917 -115.32228 @ 4673ft

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I wonder where there is water around here.

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Most of the desert flowers were in full bloom, which is something that doesn’t happen all that often.

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Wasn’t expecting any road signs out here.

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Desert artist Carl Faber’s rock house. May sound odd but, there is a park service restroom on site. So if you’ve got shy open air bowels this is your change for a download. Location: 35.15520 -115.33489 @ 4863ft

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Carl Faber’s desert house is small and somewhat cozy with spectacular views.

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Safe to assume the concrete slab for this house was poured in 1969.

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I’m assuming this is an outdoor shower.

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rouge .22 shot through the window. Have no clue if this was during Carl’s residence or just someone plinking around the desert.

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Not quite sure exactly what it is but most likely a water well.

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After taking a closer look at the tree and the limb that broke off, this had to have happened within the last 6 months. Luckily the water tank within the water tank was not damaged from what we could see.

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This was a cool water pump setup using a windmill to pull water from the underground well. A simple lever mechanism engages and disengages the rotating assembly above to activate the pumping action.

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This birds nest was larger than the 35lbs dog. Begs the question, what bird might call that nest home.

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The view from Mid Hills Camp ground, night two.

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The map of the surrounding area around Mid Hills Campground.

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Despite a bit of wind blowing around it was great having the ability to setup the tent within the trees.

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Campsite activities: SCX10 Jeep JK Wrangler and reading material.

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Who said you had to only bring one R/C car.. must have missed that memo.

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Day Three: Leaving Mid Hill campground and ready for more trail.

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Private residents along the trail.

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First sight of paved road in nearly 3 days. Bitter sweet moment considering it was great to see paved road but equally wanted more dirt trail to explore.

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While at Marl Springs we came across what looks to be some sort of granite rock crushing circle with center mounting point.

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This looked to be the source of the water well that fed the tools and above ground just down the hill.

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Just a steady trickle of water coming out into the well that served as a water hole for a slew of bees.

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A massive weld for such a small bar. What kind of a welder do you think was used for this?

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While at Marl Springs, decided to make a lunch stop and let the dogs stretch out their legs while on mooch patrol.

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Along the Mojave Trail there are numerous spots to check out. The Mailbox at mile 74 should be BOLD text highlighted and at the top of your list. Constructed in 1983 by Friends of the Mojave Road, a conservation group and historical society who were looking to add place for travelers to mark their passing on the unmaintained dirt road. At the site you’ll find mailbox donations of food, water, misc knick knacks, candles and etc. Beyond the Mailbox there are several different little shrines; The Frogs, Jeep Rock, Action figures followed by gnomes. GPS Coordinates: 35.18545 -115.69273 @ 4,271ft

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Make sure to sign in.

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On The Rocks Jeep Club Crew from left to right: John Cary,Nova, Wendy Cary, John Cary jr, Mikala Cary, Phoebe, Mike Whittington, Corkey Wohlers, Laura Whittington and Rich Wohlers.

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Mike and Marty taking a moment at the Mailbox.

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A small contribution to the Mailbox, Axial decal sheet.

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Axial marks the spot!

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So many frogs!

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Jeep Rock

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Watch out for those gnomes.

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Next stop of the Mojave Trail is a slight detour over to the Lave Tubes. GPS coordinates: 35.21599 -115.75248 @3,565ft

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The trail crew, box stock trucks: (2) Ford F-150 crew cabs w/ ecoboost and 4wd, (1) Ford Super Duty F-350 diesel crew cab w/4wd, (1) Nissan Frontier V6 crew cab w/4wd

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Stairs leading down into the Lave Tubes. Be careful, they’re steep.

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Holes looking down into the tubes.

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For a split second is almost looks like Hawaii.

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It’s interesting seeing lava rock like this up close.

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Not a scene from the “Encounters from a third kind”. Just Mike looking up to the light.

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Sadly, this little bunny found itself into the cave and was not able to get out.

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A donation of Phoebe.

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Natures spot light.

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After a long trip down a high frequency bumpy rock we’ve finally arrived to the Soda Lake bed that backs up to Zzyzx Road off the 15 freeway. Soda Lake bed is also the Mojave river end point.

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Hope you brought a rock for the Rock Pile donation. GPS Coordinates: 35.13073 -116.09529 @871ft This 3k+ drop in elevation showcases a polarizing difference amongst the shrubbery surrounding the landscape.

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SCX10 Jeep JK Wrangler posting up at the Rock Pile.

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We’ll take your word on that.

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This was hands down the most vehicles we had seen during a expedition down the Mojave Trail.

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She looks comfortable, it’s best not to disturb.

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Last night of camping along the Mojave Trail. We found a great spot just around the corner from Razor Road and backs up to a large hill with scattered volcanic rocks. GPS Coordinates: 35.09494 -116.13889 @980ft

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A rig per day keeps the office desk away.

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That’s a view.

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Surrounding night three camp site was this epic hill side with scattered volcanic rock.

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Day four on the Mojave Trail and we’re making our way down to Kelso Train Station. To our left is the National Parks Service boundary line… Don’t cross that line.

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The goal here was heading over to Kelso Station, an old rail road town in the middle of the desert. This would have been accomplished if there was a proper railing crossing ramp, which the map said it was there. You guessed it, there was no crossing. GPS Coordinates: 35.04669 -116.16513 @988ft

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Driving along the train tracks and looking for a crossing. We ventured about one mile up the train tracks but could not find a crossing. Time to move on and explore more.

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Coming up to the Mojave Trail Train Bridge and nearing the completion of our East to West trek through the Mojave Trail.

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78 years later the bridge is still standing.

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You don’t see power and communication lines like this all that often these days.

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The Mojave Trail running parallel to the train lines.

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First water crossing of the trip. GPS Coordinates: 35.02403, -116.35798 @1295ft

Axial Downloadable Complete Parts List

Axial Downloadable Complete Parts List

Axial is always looking for better ways to serve its customer base. Along that point, did you know that we offer a complete, downloadable Excel file filled with every standard or option part currently in production?

You may have overlooked it if you weren’t sure what it was; Hover over the ‘SUPPORT’ menu item on their website and you’ll see it at the bottom of the dropdown; parts list (xls format).

This list is broken out into multiple sections; part numbers, UPC codes, product description, MSRP and product type. Next to that are vertical columns that coincide with engine/vehicle part numbers (ie, AX0331 for the Axial 28RR-2 Engine or AX90032 for the Axial Yeti XL 1/8th Scale RTR).

To use the list, simply choose the product type you’d like to filter (bodies, chassis, electronics, etc) and match it up to your vehicle on the right (you’ll need to know your vehicle’s part number first). Axial has added a ‘S’ for a Standard part, an ‘O’ for an Option part or left it blank if it doesn’t work with your vehicle.

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I use it frequently and highlight the Axial cars I have, looking for new ‘O’s to help me outfit my rides with newly-released goodies!

This list gets updated frequently when new parts or vehicles are released so it’s a fantastic tool to help you track down any parts you might need.

I’ll save you 3 seconds; download the file here: docs.axialracing.com/partslist/axialpartslist.xls