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Axialfest 2012 Registration is Open

Axialfest is held in Cisco Grove, CA. It goes down June 22 to 24 and this is one of the best RC events we have ever attended. The atmosphere and action are simply awesome. The quick and dirty on this event is that it’s held in northern California in the same neighborhood as some of…

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Pro-Line 1973 Ford Bronco Body for Axial Wraith

We got the scoop on this one from Pro-Line a while ago and we’ve been dying tell you–and see it for ourselves. Well, now it’s out and it’s just as cool as we expected and hoped. The Bronco is designed to fit the Axial Wraith and is modeled after what is known as the early…

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Tamiya to Release New Truck Chassis

Tamiya has a long history of making good use of some of its touring car chassis by retrofitting them as trucks. A current example is the TA02T which started life as a pavement pounder and is still being sold with the Ford F-150 pre-runner body on it. Why the history snippet? Tamiya recently pulled the…

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Axial AX10 Ridgecrest RTR Review

Some of you may not know that the AX10 Ridgecrest release for April 2012 (retailers in May 2012) marks the five year anniversary of Axial’s AX10 series. The original AX10 Scorpion hit the market in April of 2007. It was Axial’s first vehicle, brought crawling to the mainstream and quickly became the most influential crawler…

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Vanquish Aluminum AX10 Axles Housing

Our response? “Yeah, baby!” These aren’t just aluminum AX10 axles; they are more like baby Wraith axles. These new axles use AX10 axle shafts, but have a design similar to what is used on the AR60 OCP axles (AKA Wraith axles). It looks like Vanquish is going to offer them in silver and black–just like…

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RC4WD Clear Windshields for Tamiya Trucks

Maybe you’re not going to get as excited about this as we are, but we are thrilled to see these clear Lexan windshield kits for the Tamiya Jeep Wrangler body, Clod Buster and the Toyota Tundra body. This makes having realistic clear windshields much easier than before. The Lexan piece in a one-piece molded item…

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Axial Ridgecrest AX10 First Look

While it wasn’t their first product on hobby shop shelves, Axial’s first vehicle, the AX10 Scorpion, undeniably put the company on the RC map. Over the years, the AX10 evolved and changed with consumer demands. The latest version of the AX10, the Ridgecrest, shares so few parts with the original, it’s almost surprising that Axial…

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Scale Rock Crawling Comp With ECRC “Spring Fling”

Spring is here and all over the country–and northern hemisphere for that matter–clubs are gearing up and holding their first comps of the 2012 season. I recently attended ECRC’s Spring Fling Scale comp. ECRC hosted this competition in Norwich, CT at a club member’s property. The location, known as Rock Island, is an extensive manmade…

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Vanquish Products OMF Licensed 1.9 Scale Rims Preview

Vanquish is well known in the crawling and scale crowd for its line of aluminum rims and accessories. To be more specific, Vanquish Products are known for being high quality and great looking. The latest from Vanquish looks to be a line of OMF licensed 1.9 scale rims in a wide range of colors. OMF…

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Build a Crawling Course

To the uninitiated, rock crawling courses are just a series of gates. Unfortunately, more than a few course designers also don’t seem see it as much more than that. A good course is far more complex than that, and while there is no real substitute for experience when it comes to designing a course, there…

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Vanquish Products SSZ Star 2.2 Rims Review

Do you believe in love at first sight? Being what I’ll describe as more of the typical practical, realist type (AKA a guy), I never really gave the concept much thought. You’ve probably already guessed where I’m going with this, but at the clear risk of being woefully predictable, my thoughts on the subject did…

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Gear Head RC Axial SCX10 & AX10 Axle 4-link Truss

I won’t spend too much time restating obvious history, but Axial’s AX10 redefined rock crawling in the sense that meant you could actually buy a crawler. Before the AX10, the vast majority of crawlers used axles from one company, a transmission from another and some sort of homespun chassis. SCX10 has been just as important–if…

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Pit Bull Rock Beast 1.9 Tire Review

Rocker, Maddog, Growler. Those are some mean names. If you’re into full-size off-roading you may have heard of Pit Bull Tires and its unique lineup of off-road tires. And, if you lean more to the hardcore side of the off-road scene, you may even have a set. Pit Bull Tires is getting increasingly better known…

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Axial Walker Evans 1.9 Black/chrome Rims

Axial’s upgraded and updated SCX10 lineup now included all black Walker Evans 1.9-inch rims. Now, Axial is offering the same rims with a chrome edge on the faux bead lock. This adds a nice bit of style while still keep the hardcore appeal of the Walker Evans design.   Learn more here.

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Axial AR60 OCP Front Axle Set

Just what the doctor ordered! Actually, I’m not a doctor, but this is exactly what I was looking to order recently for a custom build. This set is the parts kit needed for a complete front AR60 OCP axle (AKA Wraith axle). In addition to the main components, included are standard dog-bone style axles, a…

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