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Old 03-24-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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I am looking to get into Rock Crawling with R/C. I am just wondering for some pointers of what the do's and dont's are. I am also looking for what a good vehicle to start with would be. Like I said this is all new to me. I know the basic concepts of Crawling with real trucks you know high ground clearence big tires big gear, I just don't know where to get this kind of stuff from in the R/C Universe. Any help would be appreciated!
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I am looking to get into Rock Crawling with R/C. I am just wondering for some pointers of what the do's and dont's are. I am also looking for what a good vehicle to start with would be. Like I said this is all new to me. I know the basic concepts of Crawling with real trucks you know high ground clearence big tires big gear, I just don't know where to get this kind of stuff from in the R/C Universe. Any help would be appreciated!
Do purchase an Axial Scorpion as it's a fantastic foundation to begin with. It's relatively inexpensive, capable, and has huge aftermarket support.

Check out TCScrawlers, RCPcrawlers, and Holmes hobbies for all of your crawling needs.
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I am building a crawler. And using AX-10 drivetrain parts.
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I am building a crawler. And using AX-10 drivetrain parts.
My Axial based March build!:sneaky

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CHASSIS: Black Jack
AXLES: AXIAL
TRANNY: AXIAL
TIRES: Imex Rubicons /
FOAMS: Ace's Donuts memory foams
WHEELS: Aluminum Ericksons
RADIO: Spektrum DX3
BATTERY: Holmes Hobbies 3C Lipo
MOTOR: R2J 35T Warrior
ESC: Mamba Max w/ Castle BEC
SERVO: Hitec 5595TG
DIG SERVO Hitec 645MG
SHOCKS: .6 Losi
SPRINGS: Losi White/Front Losi Yellow/Rear
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have you tried the internal springs?
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real nice crawler
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have you tried the internal springs?
Yes I have, didn't care for the handling personally.

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real nice crawler
Thanks, here are a few updated pics from this evening.







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Old 03-28-2008, 11:02 AM   #8
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Oh wow very nice. Here is a pic of mine.




J2-TT Chassis, Losi Shocks, Axial Drivetrain, wheels, custom links,

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Nice, I used to run a J2-TT chassis, handled really well.
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were u pick up the erickson beadlocks. I was lookin at urs. Those r nice.
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You can get them in the vendors section on RCCrawler.com .
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ok thx. I al also lookin at the MSD beadlock too.
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The MSDs use Ericksons original design w/ a few alterations and are very nice.
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Check if your LHS has the new RTR ax-10, it looks pretty sweet, has beadlocks...and a descent prerunner looking body.
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The RTR Rock Racer AX-10 is a nice setup. If you don't have radio gear this is a really good way to get into r/c rock crawling. Have been hearing nothing but good things so far about it.

But if you have radio gear already I would say go for the AX-10 Crawler. As it has some better parts like the alloy links compared to the Rock Racers plastic links.

Either way you will have a good base to start with.
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