Axial’s RTR Wraith Gets The Poison Spyder Treatment (Video Added)

May 01, 2013 No Comments by

This new rock crawler is RTR and includes many full scale licensed components to add to the overall realism. Here is the full press release from Axial:

Axial R/C Inc. is extremely pleased to announce the Axial Jeep® Wrangler Wraith-Poison Spyder Rock Racer. Based on a long standing relationship between Axial, Jeep® and Poison Spyder, this Jeep® Wrangler Wraith™ is the culmination of efforts between these three iconic off road lifestyle brands.

Ultra4 Racing combines the best of both off road racing worlds including high speed desert action and hard core rock racing. The Axial Jeep® Wrangler Wraith appeals to fans of this event series because it offers some of the same spectacular abilities. Featuring a full tubular chassis and a detailed interior just like the full size counterparts, the realism offered by this vehicle is second to none. The livery is a virtual replica of the amazing machine that the talented crew at Poison Spyder Racing have constructed just for the Ultra4 series.

AXIAL WRAITH™ ROCK RACER

The Jeep® Wrangler Wraith™ is ready for rock spitting, dirt slinging, action. It’s designed to tackle the rocks with ease and blast across open desert at full attack speed. The bottom line, the Wraith™ is tough as nails and prepared for any terrain.

FULL TUBE FRAME COMPOSITE CHASSIS

The Jeep® Wrangler Wraith™ – Poison Spyder 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD Rock Racer features a realistic full tube-frame chassis design that is manufactured with high strength composite materials. The Wraith™ IS BUILT TO GO FAST and is not just a low speed rock crawler.

BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE

The Jeep® Wrangler Wraith™ is built with traditional straight axles allowing for maximum suspension articulation. This vehicle features differential lockers front, center and rear just like its full size counterpart. With lockers and maximum articulation, there isn’t anywhere you can’t take this rock racing machine!

TRAIL READY HD SERIES IFD™ BEADLOCK WHEELS

Officially licensed Trail Ready HD Series beadlock wheels dressed in an aggressive all black style are easy to assemble and they work with most 2.2 tires. The hub design allows this wheel to mount to any Wraith, AX10 Ridgecrest or SCX10. Our IFD™ (Interchangeable Face Design) wheel system makes it easy to dress it up with a new look. Serrated wheel nuts provide plenty of bite to keep the wheel securely in place and they’re anodized blue for great looks!

AXIAL AR60 OCP-AXLE (OFF-CENTER PUMPKIN DESIGN)

True 4-wheel drive locked differentials are included for improved traction and an offset pumpkin provides more ground clearance and a better driveshaft angle. Additionally, the rear axle has been shaved of any unnecessary items and steering linkages that normally stick down have been removed for as much ground clearance as possible. The AR60 OCP-Axle™ is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. The AR60 OCP-Axle™ tubes are reinforced and beefed up with a boxed-in axle truss to distribute stress over a larger area. The combination of our axles and a true 4-link suspension gives you optimal performance for any terrain with the look of a real 1:1 vehicle. A locked differential provides the most positive wheel traction in all off-road environments and conditions and requires less maintenance over oil-filled or silicone based differentials. These are easily serviced by removing four screws to gain access for rebuilding and performance tuning as well.

REALISTIC SCALE DETAILS

The Wraith is packed with a variety of realistic details like a steering wheel, shifters, a molded polycarbonate interior, molded seats and a full roll cage molded in tough nylon injected plastic for durability.

WB8 WILD BOAR DRIVESHAFTS

Metal to metal universal joint driveshaft system with splined plastic slider. This design provides more durability than traditional driveshaft designs because it uses a screw shaft for a more positive lock to the output shaft.

  • Constant Velocity Joint Design [CVJ]
  • Full Metal-To-Metal Construction for the CVJ-Housing
  • Friction Free Movement / Smooth Articulation
  • “Tough-as-Tusk” Durability
  • Easy Assembly & Maintenance

4-LINK SUSPENSION

The suspension geometry utilizes a 4-Link design which is optimized to reduce axle steer and to have the proper amount of anti-squat and roll characteristics. The 4-Link system also aids against suspension wrap-up in high power applications.

TUNED SHOCK SPRINGS

Finding the right spring rate can be tough. Axial made it easy for you by including what we found to be the right balance of high speed and harsh terrain handling. The softer spring rate keeps the Wraith™ on course and ready for your next obstacle!

SLIPPER CLUTCH

Allows the motor to work more efficiently and greatly enhances the durability of the drivetrain allowing the transmission to slip in hard binds.

PROTECTIVE TRANSMISSION COVER

Helps keep dirt and debris out of your pinion and spur gear for a quiet and efficient drive train.

ALL HEX HARDWARE

All hex hardware for easy assembly. No Philips screwdrivers required!

FULL TUBE FRAME COMPOSITE CHASSIS

The most realistic high strength composite tube frame chassis. Based on the Night Stalker II Chassis built by Jake Hallenbeck. Our high strength composite plastic is impact resistant to help protect the Wraith from crash damage.

BATTERY TRAY

Battery tray for Standard Stick Pack and LiPo Packs Battery: 7.2v Stick Pack/2S LiPo Pack up to 47x150x28mm (W x L x D) in size. No disassembly or tools needed to remove and replace the battery

DURABLE SKID PLATE

The skid plate protects the transmission and other critical components while providing a flat surface to help the Wraith™ slide over rocks or other obstacles.

OFFICIALLY LICENSED BODY

Our partnership with Jeep® continues with an officially licensed Jeep® Wrangler body, wrapped in officially licensed Poison Spyder graphics.

VERTICALLY MOUNTED ESC

The ESC is held in place vertically by a secure, clip-in style plastic mounting system just behind the radio box. Facing the rear of the truck helps keep debris and water away from the ESC.

AE-2 ESC WITH DRAG BRAKE

The Axial AE-2 ESC was developed in partnership with Castle Creations and features LiPo cutoff, drag brake for tough crawling situations, a Tamiya style plug connector and is programmable via Castle Link™ (Castle Link™ not included).

AR-3 2.4GHz RECEIVER

  • AR-3 2.4GHz receiver – no crystals required.
  • No frequency conflicts for worry-free driving.
  • Bind button and LED indicator makes setup easy!
  • 3-channel.
  • Lightweight, compact size.

20T MOTOR

Tear up the terrain, be it flat out desert, rocky roads or crawling! Easy operation: no tuning, no fuel, no loud exhaust noise. Just plug’n'go! Our design allows for optional 550 size motors to fit as well.

PROTECTIVE ELECTRONICS BOX

Designed to protect the electronics from some serious off-road dust and debris. Please visit our blog for more information on waterproofing electronics.

AX-3 2.4GHz TRANSMITTER

  • 2.4GHz, 2 channel pistol grip radio.
  • Servo reversing switches for steering and throttle.
  • Trim dials for fine tuning steering and throttle centers.
  • Battery indicator light lets you know when your transmitter batteries run low.

THE MOST VERSATILE PLATFORM

The Axial Wraith™ changes the game with its impressive 1:1 scale looks, high-speed monster truck “bashability,” and technical “crawl” capabilities. The Wraith™ is the most versatile vehicle satisfying the needs of a wide range of enthusiasts.

REQUIRED ITEMS (not included)

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • AA batteries

AX90031 – Jeep® Wrangler Wraith-Poison Spyder Rock Racer 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR

Gallery > Axial RTR Jeep Wranger Wraith-Poison Spyder Rock Racer

Tags:

If you like this article, check out this additional article on Axial.

Featured News, Rock Crawling

About the author

Bringing you RC product news you can use on a daily basis as Car Action's Online News Editor. I have over 15 years of RC experience, plus a background in print and broadcast journalism, engineering, information technology, direct marketing, and even banking. Currently I enjoy racing 1/10 electric off-road, and have been bitten by the short course bug.
No Responses to “Axial’s RTR Wraith Gets The Poison Spyder Treatment (Video Added)”
Copyright © 2014 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.