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Losing grip – Dusk or dawn? Hot or cold? Cat or dog?

Check it out! My trx-4 Simba has finally gotten a brother in my SCX10 Akela. Which do you prefer? Cat or canine? Hot or cold. Dusk or dawn? Red or blue? We all have a preference, don’t we? The Lion King or The Jungle Book?  So that you don’t have to google it: Akela is the leader of the wolf [...]

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Axial RC SCX10 PRO Scaler 4WD Kit

Axial Racing 1/10 SCX10 Pro Scaler 4WD Kit

New and hot from Axial is the 1/10 SCX10 Pro Scaler 4WD Kit. The new SCX10 Pro offers convenience, value, and top-level performance for your next scale crawler build. Here are more highlights- * Adjustable competition specific chassis * Optimized for climbing, side hilling, and break over * Multi-piece steel tube axles for servo on the axle or chassis-mounted servo * Low and forward [...]

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Losing grip – New shocks for the rocks

G’day folks! No physics lesson today, but an update on my heavily upgraded SCX24. A wonderful little car it is, suitable for indoors, capable enough for outdoors, small enough to fit in a backpack with room to spare for coffee and biscuits. A lot of bang for the buck, and durable too – it hardly weighs anything, and it certainly [...]

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Losing grip – Weathering the SCX24

G’day mates! Another week of losing grip is here, and my SCX24 has aged twenty years since last week. As you might remember, it was first repainted by Bob’s grandson Rob in a shark scheme commemorating the Curtis P40 Warhawk that Bob once flew. Initially lovingly taken care of, it was then forgotten and found recently, in a somewhat derelict [...]

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Losing grip – More and more for the SCX24

G’day folks! The post apocalyptic landscape of winter in southern Sweden is slowly giving way to something that might eventually turn into spring. Snowdrops have started to turn up in the garden, giving us all a little hope of better weather eventually. With better weather comes more RC. Driving when it’s freezing outside is fun, driving on ice is fun, [...]

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Losing grip – Project time

Any good project starts with a little bit of dreaming. That’s the easy part. After dreaming comes pondering, then calculating and compromising runs in parallell for a while, eventually reaching the decision point side by side and slightly irritated with each other. Both have to be involved, neither can win. Decision point is where it all turns around, but this time [...]

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Losing grip – Hitting the trail

Yes, that’s an Axial Bomber driving through a puddle. And here goes Viper:Not quite as impressive, but what it all comes down to, is this: shared fun. I’ve had a two month hiatus from RC, due to work being busy and spare time scarce, but today I finally hit the trails again. Drift season is gone now, at least for [...]

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Losing grip – Samix RC brass upgrades review

It is well known that a low center of gravity improves crawling performance, by making a car less prone to tipping over. A forward weight bias improves climbing ability for the very same reason, and that’s why manufacturers compete to have the motor mounted as far forward, and as far down as possible. A wider car also makes it less [...]

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Losing Grip – Looks, performance or durability?

As I see it, there’s three different roads to chose between when upgrading an Axial SCX10-3: scale looks, performance or durability. Some upgrades tick not one, but two boxes, other upgrades will be an improvement in one area, and an actual detriment in another. Example on the former: aluminum wheels look good, and also add weight down low, hence improving [...]

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Losing grip – A kit and a bumpy road

There are pros and cons to building a kit, rather than going the easy way and buying an RTR. The main pros being that one can choose electronics, the main cons being that one has to choose electronics. Some people might also add that it is a disadvantage that the body of a kit doesn’t come painted, but for me [...]

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Team Garage Hack GOAT Axle Panhard Mount for the Axial Capra

Team Garage Hack GOAT Axle Panhard Mount for the Axial Capra

Team Garage Hack has released its GOAT Axle Panhard Mount for crawlers and trail rigs that are running Axial Capra axles. Featuring machined 6061-T6 aluminum construction, this Panhard bar mount will give you greater flexibility when it comes to running Capra axles on a rail-style chassis. The GOAT Axle Panhard Mount has been designed for a tight, sturdy fit and shouldn’t [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Support Local Hobby Shops with an Au…

I had planned on providing an update this week on my new Tamiya Clod Buster, but instead I wanted to use this space to promote something cool that our friends over at Horizon Hobby and Axial are doing. It’s a tough time for everyone right now and as if local hobby shops needed any more stress than normal, this whole ordeal [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Impressions of the Updated Axial SMT…

Greetings everyone- it’s ya monster truck boy, Doug! I’m fresh off an MT racing weekend where I did very little actual racing. Instead, I spent the day driving around a brand new Axial SMT10 Grave Digger, sharing the remote with as many of my MT-obsessed buddies as I could, to get some collective impressions. The original Axial SMT10 came with a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Welcome back, old friend

Being that Christmas Eve falls on a Tuesday this year, the day of the week that Monster Truck Madness runs, I figured I’d write-up a Christmas themed monster truck poem and call it a day. Well, the folks at Axial Racing changed that plan with a surprise announcement that the SMT10 is returning! Not just returning, but returning as a RTR [...]

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Monster Truck Madness #6 - Getting Started with an Axial SMT…

I’ve been waiting to do a big write-up on the Axial SMT10 for awhile now, so I figured after purchasing and modifying my second one (and with a third in the near future as well) it was high time I talked about it. Since I nabbed my first one back in August I’ve spent more time wrenching, driving, racing and freestyling [...]

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