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Post by onyzstar on Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 18:03

Hi,

A newbie here intended to go into RC crawling, however, there are questions I will like to ask:

1) what is Axial Wraith mainly for? Rock climbing or can also be used for scale trailing?

2) Axial Wraith, Axial SCX10 & etc... are they just some standard names for different kind of
axial and not brands?

3) What is the most common scale that you guys go into for Rock Climbing and Scale Trail?

4) What are the common brands out there that you guys purchase?

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by Wrigleys on Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 21:34

Hi,

I wont be able to answer all your questions. Must wait for the gurus to answer..

You might wanna click http://www.axialracing.com/ftp/chassis_selection.html for more info on Axial products..

There are many brands used here commonly Axial, Tamiya, Losi, Traxxas, Rcmodelex, Venom and custom chassis scalers..

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by qks57 on Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 22:54

1. the Wraith is built as a rock racer, can be used for crawling/trails, though its not as good at crawling as AX10.

2. Axial is the brand name, SCX10, AX10, Wraith are different models of trucks within its range.

3. the guys run 1/10 scale, its the most common scale size.

4. bro Wrigleys has summed up the different brands we have. Smile

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by onyzstar on Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 23:04

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Which brand and chassis would you guys recommand for scale trail?
Or what are the common brand / chassis for bros here on scale trail?

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by boolean21 on Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 1:00

onyzstar wrote:Thanks for the prompt reply.

Which brand and chassis would you guys recommand for scale trail?
Or what are the common brand / chassis for bros here on scale trail?

hi bro, welcome on board.

for scaling, axial wraith, scx10 are recommended for their scale looks... personally, i would opt for scx10... as it's more to scale with the 1.9 tires... and will encounter challenges along the trails... which make the trails more interesting...

wraith is fun too... can speed a little, and with the 2.2 tires, would clear most stuffs in the trails... sometimes not very fun to just roll over the obstacles... it all depends on what you want... Smile

for rock crawling, it would be another type of rigs... can consider the axial ax10 or axial xr10... these trucks do not look as scale as the others, but with longer suspensions and better articulations, they would perform on rocks much better than the scale trucks.

so it still boils down to what you want to do with the truck. Smile

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by onyzstar on Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 10:17

boolean21 wrote:

hi bro, welcome on board.

for scaling, axial wraith, scx10 are recommended for their scale looks... personally, i would opt for scx10... as it's more to scale with the 1.9 tires... and will encounter challenges along the trails... which make the trails more interesting...

wraith is fun too... can speed a little, and with the 2.2 tires, would clear most stuffs in the trails... sometimes not very fun to just roll over the obstacles... it all depends on what you want... Smile

for rock crawling, it would be another type of rigs... can consider the axial ax10 or axial xr10... these trucks do not look as scale as the others, but with longer suspensions and better articulations, they would perform on rocks much better than the scale trucks.

so it still boils down to what you want to do with the truck. Smile

Seems like scale trail is the way to go for me.. Smile

1)From what i read here, its seems that quite lot of bros here are on Axial, any reasons?
Is it because its one of the best crawlers brand out there or other reasons?

2) Is scale trail best to be in EP? becoz i dun see much GP scale trail crawlers here even in youtube..
Might sharing why? Sorry if i asked too much questions.. just wanna get more info before i sank deep into it.. Razz

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by RTECH on Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 10:27

1) So far as SGcrawlers have tested many brand of crawlers. Axial is the most rugged in terms of performance and quality. Axial had been improving their truck design to further enhance their performance.

2)If you are running GP on crawlers, the engine will overheated. Coz model engine need to be air cooled by the wind when the vehicle is moving. Unless you can find a water-cooled engine.
Furthermore , you will need to design a gearbox that have reverse gear. And also the annoying engine sound and the toxic fumes will pollute the enviroment.
If you like engine sound, you can install MFU unit in your truck. This unit produce realistic engine sound that synchronise with the throttle control. You can tune the volume of the sound.

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by slow on Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 12:38

Yo Bro onyzstar

Welcome to SGCrawler... ..

The Axial SCX10 is the best trail rig so far.. .... .. for the Price and Performance.

BUY Twisted Evil BUY Twisted Evil BUY Twisted Evil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYjc9lXrjRQ




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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by onyzstar on Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 14:06

Oh no.. poisonious vids..

Is it true that using defender D90 body requires to shorten the chassis?
anyone have step by step to share?

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by boolean21 on Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 14:19

onyzstar wrote:Oh no.. poisonious vids..

Is it true that using defender D90 body requires to shorten the chassis?
anyone have step by step to share?

You can check out some of the build threads we have in the forum...
For using scx10, u can see wrigleys thread, he has a link to a guy in pakistan, with some photos of modding the scx10 for the landy..

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by Wrigleys on Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 14:37

Hi, Scx10 is very mod able. Can mod into anything up to ur creativity. So far only need to shorten the links. No mod to the chassis is required unless you want the d90 body to sit lower. You can refer to the build thread. Me as a newbie also can do it. And before you ask where to get the best bang for bucks axial products, go to towerhobbies, register and wait for their promos (discount code, international shipping discount). Happy buying!

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by onyzstar on Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 11:17

Anyone leave near TPY whom i can meet to try your truck? Razz

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by boolean21 on Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 11:27

you can pop by during our weekly meets... Smile

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by ShaiAX55 on Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 12:19

onyzstar wrote:Anyone leave near TPY whom i can meet to try your truck? Razz

I stay AMK but i dun have SCX10 hehe Smile

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by onyzstar on Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 14:31

boolean21 wrote:you can pop by during our weekly meets... Smile

Are all meets fall on weekend?
No "weekday-after-work" meets? Embarassed

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by boolean21 on Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 14:41

onyzstar wrote:
boolean21 wrote:you can pop by during our weekly meets... Smile

Are all meets fall on weekend?
No "weekday-after-work" meets? Embarassed

most of the meets are on weekends.. we do have occasional weekday evening meets...
looking for more kakis for weekday evening meets... Very Happy

best time would be during the meets so that you can see the different mix of trucks at one go... Smile

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by EatDirT on Wed 25 Apr 2012 - 19:03

onyzstar wrote:
boolean21 wrote:you can pop by during our weekly meets... Smile

Are all meets fall on weekend?
No "weekday-after-work" meets? Embarassed

bro here many are monday-friday family men, need family time during the weekdays;)

weekends is the best u can see touch but cannot molest the rig.(only bro slow molest new rig be careful of him)lol!

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by onyzstar on Fri 27 Apr 2012 - 23:06

Thanks for all the reply from you guys, this is so far the most friendly forum on RC truck i even been to, seriously. cheers

Some other forums out there are not that "newbie-fiendly"... Sad

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Post by oceanic on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 8:01

Ya this is the most friendliest forum i encounter. cheers

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by boolean21 on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 8:38

Yeah man, the old birds are very helpful... Newbie like me also received lots of help from them. Smile


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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by slow on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 9:29

And also a "Poison Forum" too.. .. .. lol! flower

BUY BUY BUY

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Post by Liew on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 10:33

slow wrote:And also a "Poison Forum" too.. .. .. lol! flower

BUY BUY BUY
saw u pic at 1/14 trucker meet up ! They got meet again next sat , u go a not ? Wan to see leh ! lol!

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Post by onyzstar on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 10:36

slow wrote:And also a "Poison Forum" too.. .. .. lol! flower

BUY BUY BUY

You guys are evil!!

But i like it!! Twisted Evil

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Post by boolean21 on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 10:39

Liew wrote:
slow wrote:And also a "Poison Forum" too.. .. .. lol! flower

BUY BUY BUY
saw u pic at 1/14 trucker meet up ! They got meet again next sat , u go a not ? Wan to see leh ! lol!
Liew, go go go! Very Happy

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slow wrote:And also a "Poison Forum" too.. .. .. lol! flower

BUY BUY BUY

You guys are evil!!

But i like it!! Twisted Evil
whahaha!

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Post by onyzstar on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 10:41

Oh ya boolean21, i PMed you some questions, might share your advise? Very Happy

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Post by boolean21 on Sat 28 Apr 2012 - 11:08

onyzstar wrote:Oh ya boolean21, i PMed you some questions, might share your advise? Very Happy

replied your PM bro. Smile

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Re: Newbie with Questions..

Post by onyzstar on Mon 30 Apr 2012 - 20:01

Ordered my first crawler & Stuffs Smile

Left Battery & Charger not yet buy..
Any local store to recommand where i can actually walk-in to buy these?

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Post by RTECH on Mon 30 Apr 2012 - 20:02

onyzstar wrote:Ordered my first crawler & Stuffs Smile

Left Battery & Charger not yet buy..
Any local store to recommand where i can actually walk-in to buy these?

Jethobby at Ubi ave3 , vertex building. Just go in and grab those charger and lipos.

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Post by onyzstar on Mon 30 Apr 2012 - 20:05

RTECH wrote:
onyzstar wrote:Ordered my first crawler & Stuffs Smile

Left Battery & Charger not yet buy..
Any local store to recommand where i can actually walk-in to buy these?

Jethobby at Ubi ave3 , vertex building. Just go in and grab those charger and lipos.

If i wanted my rig to swim, i should get NiMH right? Rolling Eyes

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Post by boolean21 on Mon 30 Apr 2012 - 20:10

Some bros swim with lipos.... But I still a fan of nimh for swimming.... Smile

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