Coming at ya with another new RC I heard about with some info and a quick review.
Recently, the RC Nightmare guys acquired an Axial SCX10 Trail Honcho and the Axial XR10 Crawler which Jeremy showed you in his unboxing videos and Axial SCX10 running video. Well Jeremy and RCNightmare gave these RC’s some pretty good reviews and were really excited to get out and crawl with these bad boys.
So keeping on the Axial wave if you will of RC’s, I got wind of another new truck from them called a Rock Racer. It is actually a first for them and they’ve done it with the Axial Wraith RTR 1/10th scale electric 4WD Rock Racer. That’s a mouthful. I know because sometimes I talk when I write. Anyways, first glance – this thing looks really cool – kind of like a dune buggy almost but a lot sweeter.
This is the first and most realistic full tube-frame chassis design from Axial that is manufactured with high strength composite materials. I was confused at first to find the difference between this and our other two trucks. Now the key to this is it is different from a rock crawler. It’s a rock racer. This thing is built to go fast – this is the biggest reason people like this better than a crawler. It can tackle terrain at higher speeds. They describe it as being a truck with 1:1 scale looks, high-speed monster truck “bashability,” and technical “crawl” capabilities.
The fact that its RTR is a plus for those of us who like to get it out of the box and play! Some of the other technical features are the 4-Link suspension, Optimized Steering Geometry, Protective Transmission Spur Gear Cover, Slipper Clutch, Waterproof Radio Box, High Performance Shocks, and there are plenty more that you can check out at http://axialracing.com/wraith. The only thing I think is funny is that they totally promote the seats on the inside which I admit do add some realism to the RC. I guess you can put a GI Joe or Barbie in there and go for a ride.
Anyways, sounds really interesting to me and I’m hoping to see it in action. If any of you have any experience, thoughts, comments, post them below!!