Axial Papercraft Vehicle Kit Boxes

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Being the die-hard Axial fan that you are, a while back you may have noticed the Papercraft Accessories blog that was posted up just before the RECON G6 B-Day II Scale event. Within the post you’ll find gas cans, pieces of luggage, wrapped presents, toolboxes, and even a boom box. Pretty cool considering that if the crafts ever got damaged you could easily print, cut, and put together a new one.

Now that some time has gone by, we figured it would be a great time to update the papercraft assortment to include ALL the current and past Axial vehicle boxes! Yes, ALL BOXES, which includes the original AX10™ Scorpion, EXO™, XR10™ and even the new Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck®!

Just when you thought your scale garage/work shop scene was fully sorted out… Time for papercraft!

Scrambling to open the box immediately after delivery drops it off!

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Where it all started, AX10™ Scorpion
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SCX10™ Vehicles

SCX10 II™ 2000 Jeep® Cherokee 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
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SCX10 II™ 2000 Jeep® Cherokee 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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SCX10™ Ram Power Wagon
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SCX10™ Jeep® Wrangler G6™ Falken Edition 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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SCX10™ Deadbolt™ 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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SCX10™ 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited C/R Edition 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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SCX10™ Jeep® Wrangler G6 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
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SCX10™ 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
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PC_AX90027-8435

2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Papercraft How To VIDEO of the 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Papercraft

SCX10™ 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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SCX10™ Trail Honcho™ 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
(click vehicle name for file)
PC_AX90022-8452

SCX10™ Dingo™ 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
(click vehicle name for file)
PC_AX90021-8434

Wraith™ Vehicles:

Wraith™ Spawn 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
(click vehicle name for file)
PC_AX90056-8438

Wraith™ Spawn 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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PC_AX90045-8456

Jeep® Wrangler Wraith™-Poison Spyder Rock Racer 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
(click vehicle name for file)
PC_AX90031-8443

Wraith™ Rock Racer 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
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PC_AX90020-8450

Wraith™ Rock Racer 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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PC_AX90018-8440

Yeti™ Vehicles:

Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck® 1/10 Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
(click vehicle name for file)
PC_AX90050-8458

Yeti XL™ 1/8th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
(click vehicle name for file)
PC_AX90038-8451

Yeti XL™ 1/8th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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PC_AX90032-8449

Yeti™ Rock Racer 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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PC_AX90026-8442

Yeti™ Rock Racer 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – Kit
PC_AX90025-8454

AX10™ Vehicles:

AX10™ Deadbolt™ 1/10 Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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AX10™ Ridgecrest™ 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR
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PC_AX90019-8448

EXO™ Vehicles:

EXO™ Terra Buggy – 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD Terra Buggy – RTR
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PC_AX90024-8455

EXO™ Terra Buggy – 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD Terra Buggy – Kit
(click vehicle name for file)
PC_AX90015-8447

XR10 

XR10™ – 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD Rock Crawler Competition Kit
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PC_AX90017-8444

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Original Axial Recon G6 BDay Bash II Scale Papercraft Accessories Blog Post

John Schultz’s Winning Deadbolt

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Fresh off the tarmac from the 2015 No Limit RC Monster Truck World Finals held at Dennis Anderson’s Diggers Dungeon in Poplar North Carolina, John Schultz, Axial Ambassador, dropped off his custom built Deadbolt Monster Truck conversion at Axial HQ for a closer look.  It’s important to note, Solid Axle was the biggest class in attendance, 70 trucks raced and a total of 80 trucks present, many of which featured Axial’s AR60 axles.

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Upon first peek it might be hard to spot the Deadbolt backbone, but upon a second glance it’ll be more obvious, as will the dusting of Wraith and Yeti parts. We’ll be featuring a more in-depth build report on the truck shortly. In the meantime, here’s a quick parts list and detailed photos of the truck. Lets not forget photos, CLICK HERE for more photos.

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Axial Parts List:

AX31109 – Yeti™ Rear 4 Link Set, F&R

AX30782 – Wraith Rear Sway Bar Set (Soft, Medium, Firm)

AX30781 – Wraith Front Sway Bar Set (Soft, Medium, Firm)

AX30708 – AX10 Locked Transmission – Complete Metal Gear Set – Steel (3pcs)

AX30829 – AR60 OCP Machined Low-Profile Differential Cover (Hard Anodized)

AX30830 – AR60 OCP Machined Link Mounts (Hard Anodized) (2pcs)

AX30836 – Aluminum Servo Horn 25T (Hard Anodized)

AX30780 – AR60 OCP Universal Axle Set F&R

AX30789 – AR60 OCP Aluminum Straight Axle Hub Carrier (2pcs)

AX30395 – Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T (Rear Axle)

AX30401 – Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 36T/14T (Front Axle, Overdrive)

AX30760 – XR10 Aluminum Steering Knuckle (Black) (2pcs)

AX30762 – XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier (Black) (2pcs)

Other Parts:

Tires – 10114-02 – Pro-Line Racing Destroyer 2.6” Solid Axle Monster Tire F&R

Wheels – Clod Buster Rims and Adapters F&R

HPI – 88055 - Wheelie King Axle Wideners F&R

HPI – 6589 - Wheelie King Red/Soft Springs

HPI – 87600 – Wheelie King Differentials

Body – 3252-00 – Pro-Line Racing Ford F-250 Body

Graphics/Paint – BKT Ride Truck Graphics

ESC/Motor – 3087 – Novak Electronics – Crusher ESC w/4PHD 4X4 SCT BL Motor

Battery – DTXC1964 – Duratrax – 2s 5000mAh 35c LiPo

Servo – Savox – SV1271SG

Budget XR10 Build

Most people know that the XR10 is meant to be a full on comp specific crawler. But, it can also be built up as a backyard/sportsman class crawler as well. I am going to guess that 95% of the XR10′s that are out there are running front and rear dig, with a semi expensive 3 or 4 channel radio. For this article I wanted to build a basic XR10, with a single speed control and basic 2 channel radio to keep cost down. Then, I am going to go out and shoot some video of it running comp style lines just to see how capable I can make it.

The basis for this build is the standard XR10 kit that I used in my 5 part step by step build a while back. A few pictures with the body mounted.

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I wired our AE-2 ESC up to standard 55t motors. I ran the motor wire leads to the rear motor first, then tapped into those to the front motor with more wire. It can work fine wired the opposite way too, I went this route just because of how I positioned the ESC in the chassis. For batteries I am running my MaxAmps 1300mah 2s packs. They fit perfectly in the stock battery location, without interfering with the upper links. Plus, they are super light which helps keep my center of gravity low. I am running the stock 14t pinion gears on the motors. I may end up staggering the pinions by running a 14t out front and a 13t in the rear.

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A few more shots with the body off.

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All wired up and ready to hit the rocks. I installed our weight rings that are included in the kit for the front wheels, then loaded the wheels up with Vanquish slugs to keep the bulk of the weight biased towards the front.

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Now it’s time to go test it out. Keep an eye out for the video, we will have some very soon.

Team Carnage Crew XR10 Build

Team Carnage Crew’s Aaron Dusenbery builds an XR10 on Pirate 4×4′s forum.

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Link to build:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=971799

A few links to Aaron’s 1:1 fab work:
1950 Mercury Build

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239494

Custom Motorcycles

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=151405
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115965

Couple more custom builds

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=142244

XR10 Heavy Duty Machined Gear Install

We just received the new heavy duty machined gear sets and titanium gear shafts for the XR10 at the Axial warehouse. The new gears and shafts are CNC machined for the ultimate fit and finish, and include fresh drive pins and e-clips. These new gears and shafts are a lot stronger, and lighter, then the stock components too. Having less rolling resistance in the drive train equals more punch when trying to bump up and over an obstacle. It also equals a little more run time per battery pack too. It’s a rare win, win situation in the r/c crawling world.

Here is a quick step by step install of the new gears and shafts.

Start by removing your stock gearboxes from the axles.
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Next, remove the motors from your gearboxes. In this photo you can see the stock powder metal gears and steel transfer shaft.
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Here is a picture of the new gears and titanium shaft for the rear gearbox after removing them from their individual packaging.
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Remove the gearbox cover.
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Then remove the plastic gear case from the motor plate.
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Remove the 2 stock powder metal gears that are sandwiched between the motor plate and the gear cap.
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Using a sharp tool, pop the e-clip off the end of the gear shaft.
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Pull the 36t gear off the end of the shaft and remove the drive pin.
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Remove the bearing on the shaft from the motor plate. Now, slide the shaft out and remove it from the gearbox.
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Remove the 22t drive gear from the top shaft. Again, use a sharp tool to remove the e-clip, then remove the gear and drive pin.
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Grab the new titanium top shaft, and insert the drive pin.
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Slide the new 22t drive gear over the shaft and onto the drive pin.
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Re-install the e-clip to hold the drive gear in place.
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Now slide the shaft back into the gearbox.
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Insert the flange bearing into the motor plate, and slide the 36t drive pin into place.
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Slide the 36t gear into place and re-install the e-clip.
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Grab the 12t gear without the snap ring grove in it, a drive pin and another 36t gear.
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Insert the drive pin into the 12t gear’s shaft, then slide the 36t gear into place over the pin.
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Install the gear from the previous step into the gearbox assembly as shown.
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For this step we have to assemble the “step gear”. Stock it is a one piece design, but the machined version is a two piece design. Grab the 12t gear with the snap ring groove in it. Install a drive pin into the shaft, and slide the last 36t gear over the pin.
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Install the e-clip and bearing spacer last.
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Set the stepped gear assembly into place inside the gearbox.
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Re-install the plastic gear case over the gears. Double check to make sure the M3 Nylock nut hasn’t fallen out of the case.
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Make sure all the bearings are still in the gear case cap. Then re-install the cap onto the gearbox.
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Here you can see the finished gearbox with new titanium shafts and machined gears installed.
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Number of gears needed to complete both axles:
6 – AX30770
2 – AX30771
2 – AX30767
2 – AX30768
2 – AX30769

Replacing the gears is pretty straight forward. But, we wanted to show an install just to have as a tutorial on our website. Thanks!

Video Tutorial – XR10 Electronics Set-up

Here’s a little video covering installation of electronics in an XR10. Video covers 4PK programming and mixing, ESC/motor wiring, BEC install, etc. This should help answer a lot of questions on setting up an XR10 for front and rear dig. Thanks to Josh for making this video for us.

XR10 Takes the Win in Colorado

Team Axial Driver Jason Rioux recently took the win at Colorado’s latest winter series competition with his XR10. With 50 of the best drivers from Colorado in attendance, Jason still managed to pull off the win by over 20 points.

Axial driver Jason Rioux and his XR10
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The final scores
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Congrats Jason, keep up the good work!!

Brandon, Brad and Scott’s XR10 Set-Up Sheets

Here’s an inside look at the XR10 set-ups that Brandon, Scott and myself run. These set-up sheets are great for documenting changes to your set-up, and the effects those changes have on your rig’s performance.
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Bender’s XR10 set-up sheet

Brandon’s XR10 set-up sheet

Scott’s XR10 set-up sheet

If anyone has any questions let us know. Thanks.

Axial XR10 Team Driver Tip!

Here is a cool tip for those who like to wrench on things a lot, or just like to run all the same tricks that the Team Drivers use. To help ease the time it takes to separate the axles and gearbox’s, you can cut a small notch in the AX30557 Gear Case Plate.

I highlighted the area to cut in GREEN below.

As you can see in this picture, once the gear case plate is installed without the cut it requires the removal of the Axle shafts before you can pull the Gearbox assembly away from the axle.

Once you remove that area of the gear case plate, you can see below the only steps required to remove the gearbox from the axle while the axle can still stay assembled. You can even leave the entire axle mounted to the XR10 chassis.

Hope this helps with the assembly of the axles. This trick with the notch in the gear case plate will work on the front and rear XR10 axle. Feel free to ask questions.