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How Car Transmissions & Synchromesh Work

By Axial on Aug 19, 2015
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  Chances are that at some point you found yourself scratching that head of yours attempting to figure out how a manual transmission and synchromesh gears work. Dating all the way back to 1936, Chevrolet developed a movie called “Spinning Gears” … more


Axle and Suspension Designs Explained

By Axial on Jun 29, 2015
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Axial Racing vehicles are patterned after full-size off-road vehicles, and at Axial, scale realism is more than skin deep. That means that Axial’s RC models are more than just realistic bodies on top of universal or generic platforms. The SCX10, … more


John Schultz’s Winning Deadbolt

By Axial on Jun 02, 2015
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Fresh off the tarmac from the 2015 No Limit RC Monster Truck World Finals held at Dennis Anderson’s Diggers Dungeon in Poplar North Carolina, John Schultz, Axial Ambassador, dropped off his custom built Deadbolt Monster Truck conversion at Axial HQ … more


Understanding and Maximizing the AE-5 ESC

By Axial on Jan 22, 2015
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Wouldn’t it be great if ease of use didn’t mean a sacrifice in sophistication and performance? When it comes to electronics, there is often an unfortunate connection there. Axial purposely made the AE-5 ESC an exception. It is waterproof–a huge … more


Jump Properly

By Axial on Dec 02, 2014
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If you got started in RC with one of Axial’s rock crawlers, you may not know how to properly jump. What is there to it? There’s more to it than pointing your vehicle at a jump and launching it. The … more


Trim a Lexan Body

By Axial on Nov 17, 2014
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There are two ways to properly trim a body. One is the obvious method of using scissors to slowly trim the Lexan material away. The second method involves the far less obvious trick of scoring and snapping off the unwanted … more


Waterproof Your Receiver

By Axial on Nov 06, 2014
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There are a lot of opinions being shared on how to waterproof electronics items, such receivers. The downside on most of the techniques is that they void the warranties of the products they are supposed to protect. Even worse, they often don’t … more


Axial Yeti XL Pre-run Checklist – Read Before You Run

By AR on Nov 05, 2014
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So you just picked up your Yeti XL and are ready to go bashing! Take a few moments to check out some recommendations to make sure you have the best experience possible. Pre-run checklist: Check the screw tightness, especially around … more


The Truth About Waterproof

By Axial on Oct 22, 2014
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When an RC vehicle has “waterproof” stamped on the box, what does that really mean? Most people believe that you can drive that vehicle in water without any harm coming to the vehicle or any of its components—it’s waterproof, after … more


Mount Scale Accessories

By Axial on Oct 14, 2014
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Axial Racing’s scale accessories are designed to be easy to attach to a body, but there are steps you can take to get more realistic results and to ensure the scale accessories stay put. Mirrors Side mirrors might be small, … more