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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


Understanding Tire Wear

By Axial on Oct 24, 2014
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Tires are inarguably one of the most significant deciding factors when it comes to determining the real-world capability of a vehicle. Tires will make or break a RC vehicle. In the case of crawlers, where a lack of traction can … 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


Properly Build Suspension and Steering Links

By Axial on Oct 20, 2014
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Building Axial’s aluminum suspension and steering links isn’t tricky business, but if you don’t perform the task correctly, you can create problems. Follow these steps for perfectly built links. The 3x16mm set screw (AXA186) threads into the plastic rod end, not the … 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


Decal Removal

By Axial on Oct 13, 2014
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While it’s a task most of us rush to get done, applying decals can be tricky. Less than careful work can yield crooked decals with creases and air bubbles. But, what about removing decals? When you peel decals right after … more


How to Remove Stripped Screws

By Axial on Oct 02, 2014
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The hardware fails, but the part is fine. This is the opposite of what we expect to happen. As it happens on full-size vehicles, it also happens in RC. Usually in RC, it’s a small set screw or flat head screw. … more


Brushed vs. Brushless Motors

By Axial on Sep 30, 2014
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Axial Racing RTR vehicles come with either two types of motors, brushed or brushless. To better understand why Axial offers the two different types, it’s helpful to know the key differences between the two designs. As you’d expect, both designs have … more