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MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

The MattZilla RC Works Mantis that Lee Briggs sent us pix of is a rolling wishlist of rock crawler goodies! Axial Wraith axles with Beef Tubes, GripFab lockers, and Axial Racing HD gears put the power down from the Team Novak Havoc Pro ESC and Speed Passion 10.5t motor. For extra reliability Lee employs a [...]

Dec 30, 2014 Comments by
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Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

This Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which Ben Gifford, of Rock Island, IL calls the “Budget Buildicon,” is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton of money in upgrades to make a great rock crawler. All you need is a solid platform, an eye for the right upgrades, and some great camera skills to make [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments by
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Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

Ah…nice to be back at the ol’ bench.  Step five finds us adding the finishing bits to the axles… In step five, nuts are inserted into recesses in the shock/linkage mounts. Pushing the nuts in is a hassle; the easy way is to pull them in using a long screw. Rather than find a screw already [...]

Nov 13, 2013 Comments by
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Axial’s RTR Wraith Gets The Poison Spyder Treatment (Video Added)

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, [...]

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Novak readying a new rock-crawling speed control

Novak will soon update their speed control line with the Crusher, a crawling-specific, high-voltage unit. Here are the details so far: Developed specifically for the demands of today’s serious rock crawling vehicles, the Crusher Rock Crawling Brushless ESC offers all the classic Novak crawling features, adds a simplified menu system, and includes a built-in switching [...]

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Gear Head RC 1.9 Hammer And Sixer Beadlock Wheels

These new wheels are made of Delrin and come standard with aluminum hubs, Delrin beadlock rings, and M2 screws. Check out more info in the press release below: Gear Head is proud to introduce the all-new 1.9 Hammer and Sixer beadlock wheels. Proudly made in the U.S.A. from CNC-machined black Delrin, our new wheels add [...]

Apr 08, 2013 Comments by
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Slow-Mo Rock Crawling [Video Of The Week]

How best to immortalize an afternoon of rock crawling with your buddies? Get it on video by filming it from as low as possible, slow it down, and set it to the background music of a rad dubstep remix of a Pink Floyd song. Watch the local crew at Cutting Edge Hobbies in Las Vegas, [...]

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Axial Icon Aluminum Shock Set

These new fully licensed shocks feature CNC machined pistons, titanium nitride coated shock shafts, dual rate springs, and more.  Check out the press release below for more info: Axial’s latest scale shock release is fully licensed by Icon Vehicle Dynamics™. These shocks feature a new and improved CNC machined shock piston for smoother action through [...]

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