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Axial AX10 Scorpion

Post by frizzen » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:42 pm

On September 1, I picked up an AX10 Scorpion from a LHS, got it built within a day excluding parts I still needed. VERY sweet kit. Tire foams stink like you wouldn't believe!!! Very capible out of the box

Radio - Traxxas TQ3 TX/RX
Steering - HiTec HS-645MG
ESC - Mtroniks Viper RV-15
Motor - Integy 55t single
Battery - 6 cell 2/3 A packs, or Sub-C packs
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Painted the rims argent, narrowed the tire foams, switched from Axial body clips to Traxxas, and several other little things like that.

I finally painted the body Thursday, so it's picture time! (Flour. Blue and Indy Silver) My first lexan body.

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Even with the NON-sticky rock lizards, I'm amazed at how well this climbs!
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Post by Bird » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:57 pm

Sweet. The rims look cool painted... it's refreshing to not see the usual black... some blue rings would be killer on there(imho).

No weight in the wheels yet?

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Post by frizzen » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:49 pm

Thanks man, I didn't want to have the EXACT SAME truck everyone else has.... Black rims, Green anodized, and a B17 body that's mostly green. I like green, but I don't want to ever set my rig down next to someone and have to wonder which is mine. Plus those are alloy-style rims, so I think they just look better silver than black.

My rims have vent holes drilled, I haven't thrown any wheel weights in yet as I want to learn to do more with less, and upgrading more once I've improved my skills. I think I should learn how to make it work before I build a monster that will tackle anything without even trying. I only narrowed stock foams and didn't even cut any pattern in them yet.

I'm going to pick up another set of plastic rims (would rather a Steelie look than Alloy look), blue rock rings, hopefully throw in some KreepyKrawler foams, and mount up a set of probably either: Mashers, Moabs, Rock Claws. Then maybe some of the aluminum axle upgrades and CVDs...
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Post by steelwoolghandi » Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:02 am

Frizzen that old school truck body really kicks some Arse' Great use of colors I even like it with the green I think it works. I think blue would look better in the chassis and bring it all together but I would not get rid of all the green!

Some great painting work there man you have the Gift! :-o
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Post by crazydave » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:55 pm

Looks good. You know I'm a sucker for Blue. :-o
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Post by frizzen » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:07 pm

THanks for the compliments, I'm amazed the paint came out as well as it did. My first lexan body, no idea how to shoot a Kandy in reverse, and doing it near sunset.

I'm also thinking of doing up a couple more bodies. Since it's a 2.2 Comp Crawler I've got to get a Type 1 VW body even though I always loved those, then I want to get one of the VW WaterBug bodies because I've got the perfect paint scheme in mind, then some kind of an 70's-80's trail-beater looking body.

I tried the Simple Green traction compound trick. Wow it really works! Huh, the rear driveshaft yoke popped... :lol: It's like an uncontrollable Dig.
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Post by sg219 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:31 pm

Green!! :greenblob:

I gotta agree, the Simple Green does work. (not just because it's green) :-o

First chance you get, find a local crawling group and hit a few GTG's and comps. It's a lot of fun!


The blue rings would be great on there. Paint the rings too. The killer green would come thru when they get scratched! :lol:

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Post by frizzen » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:16 am

I've been looking for a couple weeks, and haven't been able to find ANYTHING about any crawling groups / clubs / g2gs in Indiana. Ideally centeral indiana, like indianapolis. My search-fu is not strong, it has easily defeated me so far.
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Post by blindrider3 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:26 am

That probably gunna be my next car, the LHS here just built a rock crawling course. Those kits look so good.

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Post by crazydave » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:59 am

Been using Simple Green for over 10 years to clean my tires... yep, it works. :lol:
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Post by SHAUN » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:04 pm

I use lighter fluid to clean my tires.
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Post by frizzen » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:36 pm

I use lighter fluid to burn things. :lol:

I found locals! This club covers: IN, OH, KY http://www.tri-statecrawlers.com/ a couple members have tipped me off to some parks with good crawling within around 30 min drive. I knew there had to be somebody around here!
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Post by frizzen » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:21 am

Blah blah blah, hit a comp froze my ass, been tinkering, been buying parts...

Added Mashers to my silver/green rims, RockClaws on a white/black set, CKRC Stage 2 kit, saddle pack batteries, VF Dig, HS-255, Servo strecher EPA...

I don't have any more reccent pics uploaded yet, so here's one anyway. Temps were almost in the 90s (farenheit) yesterday... Image

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Some from my first Rock Crawl Competition, uh back in January.
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Post by crazydave » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:16 am

frizzen wrote:I use lighter fluid to burn things. :lol:
Actually, Naptha, or lighter fluid is an excellent cleaner. Takes sticker gooies right off, and it's good to strip a body of oils before a paint job. I always keep a bottle around. I like to burn things too...

Sorry to bring that back up, I missed it before... So how'd you do in the comp? If I ever entered one, my goal would to not be last. :lol:
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Post by frizzen » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:18 pm

1/20/08 - Placed 10th of 15. Got 53 points from course 1 and 2. It was my first comp. Of those that ran and passed Tech, the spread was between 4 and 68 points, 2 of the 15 failed Tech.

Still have to get a Beetle painted up, and finish securing stuff now that the Dig is mounted. Currently working on axle mounts for wmy saddle pack batteries.
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