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

Pro-Line World Championships of Rock Crawling

For the last 3 years the United States Radio Controlled Crawler Association, or USRCCA, has held their Nationals in Moab, Utah at Potato Salad Hill. With the rapid growth in RC rock crawling over the last few years these national level events actually started attracting people from around the world. There were 6 Japanese competitors at the 2008 Nationals. USRCCA owners Jason Hensel and John Hubbard recognized there was enough interest to hold an even bigger event then nationals. The idea for the first ever “Worlds” was floating around in Jason and John’s minds for a while. But, they needed to get all their ducks in a row before letting it be known to the public. They also knew they had plenty of terrain here in the US to host an event of this magnitude, as well as the support from online vendors and major R/C companies that offer crawler specific products. They just had to enlist the help of a few hardcore volunteers to pull it off. Fast forward to the first ever “Worlds of Rock Crawling”. Held at beautiful Donner Ski Ranch in northern California this event was going to have some of the longest/toughest courses ever set for a comp, and the courses didn’t disappoint…………………they were brutal!! Here’s a few of the highlights from the 2.2 class.

NorCal’s own Brian Crofts working his 2.2 comp crawler
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This gate had about a 25 foot drop off on one side…………………….hold your line driver
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Daniel Flemming’s Berg
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Austin Dunn’s 2.2
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Jeff Gill’s 2.2 comp crawler
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What a view
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My SWX
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Team Axial Driver Dean Hsiao’s AX10
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RCShortcourse.com was on hand providing live coverage from the event for RCCrawler.com
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Mike Thompson’s 2.2
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Yoshiaki Kataoka’s custom Kyosho crawler
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More scenery
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Brandon’s SWX
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Matt Kearney’s SWX
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Here’s how the top 3 in the 2.2 class ended up……….
1st Austin Dunn
2nd Jake Hallenbeck
3rd Jay Robinette

Congrats to everyone that competed in this inaugural World Class event. Keep an eye out for details on next year’s comp.