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theJANG - 7.27.11, 11:00 am Post #1: | Reply With Quote
My full unpaid, unbiased, independent test of the Axial Wraith RTR "rock racer" covering its true performance over multiple terrains.


(watch this on YouTube for more options)



I cover its design, "high-speed" off-road handling, and crawling capabilities and figure out what's good about it and what's not.
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DickyT - 7.27.11, 11:28 am Post #2: | Reply With Quote
Very nice review Jang! I'm looking forward to watching you evolve this this with your flair.

I wish I was in a position to buy one to put my own spin on, but right now that is not an option, so I will live vicariously through URC and other youtube videos.

Thanks for all your effort and an impartial review of a great truck.
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SandMan84 - 7.27.11, 1:20 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
Really a nice truck, it would be a good Formula OFF vehicle with a properly brushless combo.
I hope that Axial will came out with a kit version, with metal linkages such on the SCX10 kits.
Anyway...dunno exactly why, but maybe I still prefer the SCX10.
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Tarasdad - 7.27.11, 1:37 pm Post #4: | Reply With Quote
I've been taking a hard look at one of these with the idea of turning it into a desert runner. Softer springs, smoother shock damping, different tires and wheels and especially lowering the CG a bit. Put a brushless system in for maybe a bit more speed, but not racing fast. Heck, if I wanted a desert racer HPI has that covered with their Mini Trophy!
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Cubic2.4 - 7.27.11, 2:01 pm Post #5: | Reply With Quote
Great review, thanks! I would like to see a $200-250 or so roller available.
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purplelambo95 - 7.27.11, 2:15 pm Post #6: | Reply With Quote
Ahahaha! That was hilarious! Great job!
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federally - 7.27.11, 2:57 pm Post #7: | Reply With Quote
Good review Jang. I enjoy the humorous tone in the video entertaining and educational!
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Bash_404error - 7.27.11, 4:13 pm Post #8: | Reply With Quote
Good review! Thanks!

What servo did you end up using as a replacement?
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theJANG - 7.27.11, 4:25 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
Another grab from Chimera-A, my Hobbico CS-170.
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Toyotatrucks83 - 7.27.11, 4:41 pm Post #10: | Reply With Quote
Great review. It was great to see you attempt to drive it on a track. Really puts perspective how limited a rock crawling solid axled vehicle is at speed. It doesn't even look like it can land a jump very well even with all that soft suspension. Also you have the best slow speed operation video I have seen since this truck came out. Everyone just wants to show how fast it is. Great review. Thanks. I really appreciated your review.
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