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Axial SCX10 Deadbolt Review

Posted in Product Reviews on July 11, 2014 Comment (0)
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We recently received a large box at the doorstep of our offices at 4-Wheel & Off-Road containing Axial’s latest 1/10th scale fun machine, the SCX10 Deadbolt. The lime green colored, early-bronco bodied rig with full roll cage put a huge smile on our faces! We felt like kids in a candy store after opening the package! We’ll be honest, while we’re built like grown men, we’re really all just a 12 year old kid deep down inside so you can imagine how thrilled we were to take our new toy for a hot lap around the office.

This realistic looking rock crawler Axial SCX10 Deadbolt has all of the ingredients of a full-on KOH racer. Everything is included in the box, except for the batteries and charger. Once the juice is topped off, you are ready to tackle anything in its path, even in wet conditions (waterproofed electronics).

After removing the body, it’s no doubt that Axial has done their homework on this rig. It comes with a realistic steel c-channel frame and cross braces. The fully adjustable transmission ratios, range from a high speed of 15:1 up to a super low crawl gear of 75:1, with optional pinion/spur gear sets. The rock ready drivetrain includes high strength axles and a one-piece heavy duty differential locker manufactured from sintered metal.

A hard core 4-link suspension system with adjustable coilover shocks soaks up the bumps and articulates over obstacles just like the real thing. Rounding out the package is a universal 5-bucket light bar with a variety of lens covers, Sparco seats with “Stig” at the wheel, Poison Spyder front bumper, Walker Evans wheels and Maxxis Trepador tires, with sticky R35 compound.

If you’re after a fun little wheeler that you don’t have to worry about trailering back and forth to the trail head, be sure to check out the new Axial SCX10 Deadbolt, available at a hobby store near you!

Specs:
Manufacture: Axial R/C Inc.
Product: SCX10 Deadbolt
Scale: 1/10th Electric 4WD RTR
Radio: 2.4 gHz 2-channel
Motor: 27T, 540/550 size
Battery: 7.2v Stick Pack / 2S or 3S Lipo Pack (batteries not included)
MSRP: $299.99

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Sources

Axial
Irvine, CA 92618
949-600-8642
http://www.axialracing.com

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