Take to the Rocks With a Scale Version of Bomber Fabrication’s Rock RacerPosted in News on March 23, 2017
Building scale radio control vehicles is quite popular in the off-road truck R/C hobby. From scalers full of tow ropes and roof racks to replicas of people’s own full size off-roaders, we have seen hundreds of cool rigs out crawling over rocks or ripping across the desert since we’ve been enjoying this hobby ourselves.
One company known for its off-road product line is Axial Racing (axialracing.com). Axial’s crawlers, rock racers, off-road trucks, and more are highly sought after and respected in the R/C community. The company’s line of vehicles includes licensed Jeep and Dodge brands as well as licensed accessories from such companies as Poison Spyder, Rigid, BFGoodrich, Method, Walker Evans, and many others.
Released last year to much fanfare was Axial’s first foray into a fully licensed scale vehicle of an off-road rock racer, the RR10 Bomber. The Wraith, designed with a plastic tube-frame look popular with the off-road crowd, was already a hit, but the RR10 Bomber kicked it up a notch—hell, several notches! Working with two-time King of the Hammers winner Randy Slawson of Bomber Fabrication (bomberfab.com), Axial set out to create an accurate replica using input from Slawson, and they hit the bullseye! The RR10 Bomber features a scale replica tube chassis design with Bomber Fabrication body panels and graphics to look just like Slawson’s winning rock racer.
The fun doesn’t stop at the looks. Axial is always on point to ensure that its rigs perform as good as they look. Under the body panels you will find Axial’s 35-turn brushed motor and waterproof electronics for go-anywhere fun. The suspension is made up of multilink front and rear arms swinging Axial’s AR60 axles. Damping is by licensed scale King aluminum adjustable shocks. Rolling stock consists of Walker Evans wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 tires. The chassis is even set up with multiple shock mounting locations for chassis tuning or dual-shock setups front and rear.
While the RR10 Bomber has been out for just over a year (and a kit version is now available if you like building your own rig), the truck is highly sought after for its all-around capabilities. From crawling and mudding to flat-out racing, RR10 Bombers are everywhere. We wanted to get our hands on one and show you a bit more detail. Take in the photos and captions here, and go see this bad boy in person at your local hobby shop! We know you’ll be taking one home, just like we did!