The company that helped bring RC crawler to the masses continues to help new people get into the segment by offering a full range of crawlers. There’s always the newcomer to the hobby to help and for that Axial has refreshed the SCX10 II DeadBolt as their least expensive 1/10 RTR in the line-up. This trusted platform comes ready to hit the trails and for 2022, it has two new body colors. There are a few other little changes as well, but it’s still the great SCX10 base that is easy for anyone of any skill level to enjoy. Ready to get into Axial life, take a look at what the Deadbolt has to offer!
Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt
By: Horizon Hobby
Part Number: AXI03025T1
Type: 1/10 4×4 Trail Crawler Truck
Kit Type: RTR
You’ll need: Battery and charger
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IN THE BOX
You have to love the Axial box art, it gets you amped for adventure, but more importantly is what’s inside. You’ll get the assembled SCX10 II chassis with electronics installed, body painted and detailed, the Spektrum radio, AA batteries, manual and a bag of extra parts from when the kit was built at the factory. These extra parts include driver figure heads you can swap out and additional pieces that may come in handy for future builds.
Clipped to the body mounts is one of the most recognizable bodies in RC, the Deadbolt body. It’s Axial’s interpretation of a custom off-road truck with cage, dove-tailed rear, basic interior and a really cool roll cage fitted with a lightbar. You can add an Axial LED light set if you feel like getting adventurous at dusk. The other exterior feature to note is the licensed CRC front bumper giving the rig some protection and a mean look.
SCX10 II Platform
The trusted SCX10 II platform has been a favorite among builders for years and also with new drivers getting into crawling. It’s just a simple platform that works. There is a metal ladder frame chassis, forward mounted battery, oil filled shocks with a 4 link suspension set-up in the rear and a 3-link with panhard bar in the front. The driveline features the LCX AX10 transmission going to AR44 single piece axles. There are metal gears inside and ball bearings. On all four corners are Nitto Trail Grappler tires glued to Method replica rims; this is new for 2022.
The electronics is where the big changes come in on the 2022 refresh of the Deadbolt. The rig now has a Spektrum 40A brushed speed control, a Spektrum S614 Servo, Dynamite 35T motor and a Spektrum SLT3 radio system with SLR300 receiver.
HIT THE TRAIL!
The Deadbolt is nearly ready for lots of trail time fun, you’ll just need a battery pack and charger to get going and we recommend the Spektrum Smart Bundle CLICK HERE TO GET it’s an easy to use set for beginners and the battery will provide plenty of run time. The Deadbolt is truly a perfect rig for anything from backyard play to local part trail adventures and fun rock crawling. Since the SCX10 has been around for so long, there are tons of option parts available for it too, so you can customize it or upgrade it however you want to.
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