You can stop poring over pirated Tower Hobbies Speedmart pics, the official announcement is here for Axial’s RR10 Bomber repli-truck. Lots of pics, video, and Axial hype below with all the details, but if you’re looking for a the RR10 in a nutshell, it’s a model of Randy Slawson’s Bomber Fab KOH (King of Hammers) rock racing rig. Front and rear axles are Axial’s proven OCP units, but don’t cry “Wraith” just yet; you’re looking at a Yeti-style rear suspension with a 4-link setup up front and a new chassis in between. Looks rad, naturally we get a full review cooking ASAP.
Axial R/C Inc. is extremely pleased to partner with Randy Slawson, Bomber Fabrication’s owner and two-time King of the Hammers rock racing champion! For this rig, we took everything we learned from building the industry’s first all plastic tube chassis rig and drew upon mountains of inspiration from enthusiasts to go next level! The Axial RR10™ Bomber is not just another plastic tube chassis Wraith update – it merely adds to our line of successful 2.2 rock racing vehicles. While visually this rig is a race replica of the Bomber Fab KOH rock racing rig, one of the unseen features is the front mounted battery tray under the hood making for easy access and weight right where you asked for it! This makes swapping the batteries in this rig a quick and easy process, especially for those enthusiasts participating in the ultra endurance series within Axialfest! The skid plate provides a centralized location for the electronics with clean wire routing and an RR10™ specific transfer case for optimal driveline efficiency. We’ve also included a full set of BFGoodrich® BAJA T/A® KR2 tires along with a spare in the back, wrapped around officially licensed Walker Evans Racing wheels. We’ve included a variety of shock mounting points for running dual shock setups and more suspension tuning options. For additional rear suspension tuning, you’ll find a sway bar mount connected to the cage, under the fuel cell (sway bar sold separately). Officially licensed aluminum King Shocks feature precision machined pistons which offer smooth performance throughout the range of travel. Standard features include durable front and rear WB8 HD Wildboar™ driveshafts, front and rear AR60 axles, a dual slipper clutch, Hi-Lo transmission with all metal internal gears, a 3-channel radio system, realistic scale details including molded driver figures, three pairs of helmets, molded shock reservoirs, a fuel cell, Bomber Fabrication body panels and graphics, and a fully licensed scale tube chassis.
RANDY SLAWSON – BOMBER FABRICATION
At the age of 12, Randy Slawson was first introduced to the off-road lifestyle by his uncle. Trips to the mountains for the sole purpose of exploration and camping became one of his favorite pastimes. As he grew older; and of driving age, his interest in off-road vehicles evolved into a passion. Upon moving from Oregon to Southern California, he discovered the desert and all of its beauty. He naturally migrated toward work in the off-road industry. After working several years for a sand car manufacturer, he became one of the lead instructors at the top metal fabrication school in southern California. His off-road passion took a turn toward the rocks, where he was heavily focused on trying to conquer the rock crawling “Hammer” trails of Johnson Valley. His skill set and equipment had evolved rapidly, so did the weekends’ goals. His target shifted from being able to complete the trails, to seeing how fast he could complete the trails. This evolutionary process armed Randy with all the necessary skills and equipment to compete in the races held in Johnson Valley. Competing on a shoe string budget, he learned to respect the equipment, yet push it to its very limit. In 2010, Randy started Bomber Fabrication; a Southern California based metal fabrication business. His Bomber chassis are heavily respected in the rock racing community due to their simplicity to work on, their striking good looks and undeniable success in the desert. He has been named “King of the Hammers” twice, once in 2013 and again in 2015.
- 2.2 BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR2 tires (S30 compound)
- 2.2 Walker Evans Racing wheels
- King aluminum shock bodies
- AR60 OCP-AXLE™ – solid axles front and rear
- All shock-mounting locations are dual shear with optional secondary shock mounts allowing for dual shock setups. On the skid plate you’ll find two front upper link mount positions and three rear upper link mount positions.
- The YETI style transmission with RR10 specific transfer case bolts directly onto the skid plate allowing for proper driveshaft alignment
- Rear output differential cover included (enables the opportunity to build multi-axle vehicles)
- Hi-Lo transmission with all metal internal gears and optional two-speed transmission component sold separately (AX31181)
- Rear sway bar mount connected to the cage for additional rear suspension tuning. Optional sway bar sold separately (AX31331)
- Fully functional spare wheel and tire with a quick release mount
- Realistic full tube frame composite chassis
- 35T brushed motor
- Waterproof AE-5 ESC with male Star Plug battery lead
- Tactic TTX300 3-channel SLT radio
- Tactic TR325 3-channel, 2.4GHz receiver
- Tactic TSX45 metal gear servo, 151 oz-in, water resistant
- Dual slipper clutch
- Waterproof receiver box
Officially licensed technical partners:
BFGoodrich, King Off-Road Racing Shocks, Walker Evans Racing, Odyssey Battery, CBR Performance Products, CBM Custom Built Motors, Advance Adapters, PRP, Reel Driveline, Maximum Off-road Racing Transmissions, PCI Race Radios, PSC Motorsports, Bulldog Winch, Baja Designs
BFGoodrich® Tires and Baja T/A® KR2 Trademarks are used under License from Michelin
Odyssey Battery trademark(s) is/are the property of EnerSys and affiliates
AX90048 – RR10™ Bomber 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR – MSRP $399.99