Step By Step Wraith Kit Build In Action

By Axial Staff on Nov 28, 2011

I finally got a chance to shoot a few action shots, and video of my Wraith kit build. I don’t have the video edited yet, because I have been too busy working on the Exo release, but it’s coming soon. For this first shakedown run I used a 5300mah 2S lipo, and it gave me a good combination of wheelspeed and torque, with barely any noticeable “cogging”. Next I plan on dropping a 3S pack in it to see which set-up I like better. Here’s a few of the better shots I got, it’s tough to drive and shoot pictures and video at the same time. Still fun though!!

On to the photos……











There’s a few teaser photos for you guys, hopefully I can get the video edited soon.


  1. Default_avatar ben Posted on 2011-12-02 05:56:05

    What type of motor combo are you guys running. I don’t plan on doing very much crawling just some bashing pretty much what you show in your kit build photos. I will be running 2s lipos and have everything from 2500 20c to 6000 60c.

    Thanks Ben

  2. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2011-12-02 08:04:44

    I am running a Tekin RS Pro ESC with their 10.5 Redline motor on 2S. I am really happy with how it is working, good wheel speed and decent torque for binds. I am sure it would be even better on 3S too.

  3. Default_avatar thatdude Posted on 2011-12-07 01:15:32

    Looks awesome! I’m picking a Wraith kit up from the LHS tomorrow.

    Do you think a 13.5T would lack top end? What about a 8.5/9.5, do you think they would lack torque? I am undecided on which ESC/Motor I should go with.

    I’m going 3s on the battery.

  4. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2011-12-07 07:57:59

    It depends on how you will use your Wraith really. If you want some high speed trail runs, and general bashing, go with something that is faster. Or if you will be doing more technical crawling, a motor with more torque will be the way to go. If you want to run 3S that will help with torque and speed no matter which system you choose. The Tekin 10.5 motor seems good to me for an all around set-up on 2S. I am going to try a 3S pack in the near future too.

  5. Default_avatar Brandon Posted on 2011-12-07 19:21:13

    hey i am new to the crawler stuff i am just wondering do i have to run a crawler system or can i just run any esc and motor combo

  6. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2011-12-08 09:54:38

    The crawler electronics aren’t mandatory. The gearing in this vehicle is lower than most R/C’s, so a higher turn motor should be fine.

  7. Default_avatar Carlos Zaranza Posted on 2011-12-10 10:20:00

    this engine with 10.5t and lipo 2s

    what better ratio to use

  8. Default_avatar Dave Posted on 2012-03-20 15:00:08

    I am back and forth between the Wraith RTR and the kit can anyone tell me if the kit truck is dig capable. The website shows an option for a dig tranny on the RTR truck not the Kit

  9. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2012-03-20 15:53:38

    Both the kit and RTR are dig capable, as they both use the same transmission. You will just need to add the dig internals when they become available.

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