The Axial SCX10 III was a pretty impressive release. The variations we saw like the Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator and Bronco were loaded with some amazing features. But perhaps it was a bit too much for some. Axial saw the need for a more basic version of the platform to help draw people into the crawling world with a more affordable platform with just the basic features that would allow for a fun reliable off-road experience. Meet the new Axial SCX10 III Base Camp! The Base Camp is an Axial quality rig with easy to use electronics and components that just leave you having to worry about which trail to drive. The base level of this rig also makes it a good choice for those who will want to customize their rig over time. We got our hands on this new RC crawler and have been enjoying new family adventures with them. But before we did that, we unboxed one on the workbench and shot a bunch of photos so you can see what this new rig is about!
Axial SCX10III Base Camp
By: Horizon Hobby
Kit Type: Ready To Run 1/10 Electric Crawler
Requires: 2S or 3S Lipo Battery, Charger
Part No.: AXI03027
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BODY/ EXTERIOR FEATURES
The body on the Base Camp is a sinle piece lightweight almost Toyota like shell but not licensed. The rig is however equipped with a licensed Demello front bumper which has a flat face for better approach angles. A matching rear bumper and neat Axial graphics ties the look together.
The chassis for the Base Camp remains unchanged from the other SCX10 III’s. Metal frame rails, composite braces, multiple battery locations, floor pans and rigid bumper mounts. One main difference would be this rig uses standard posts to mount the body.
This is where some changes were made. The BC gets the new LCXU single speed transmission. It’s a 5-gear transmission with all metal gears, bearings and the spur gear is locked out. It has an aluminum motor plate and a lower CG compared to other Axial transmissions. This rig still has the portal axles and wild bore driveshafts.
Some minor changes were made to the suspension too. We now have the standard metal links for the 4-link rear and 3-link panhard set-up in the front. The panhard mount however is the upgraded metal unit. Some minor changes were made to the shocks too. From what we can tell they received new caps. Newly redesigned Falken Wildpeak tires on licensed Black Rhino wheels are mounted on all four corners.
For control, Axial equipped the BC with basic RTR electronis we’ve seen before. The Spektrum SLT3 radio, S315 reciever, Spektrum AE-5 ESC, Spektrum S614 metal gear servo and Dynamite 35T motor.
All you need to get the Base Camp going is a 2S or 3S Lipo battery and charger. They include AA batteries for the radio in the box. Slide in your charged packs and your ready for adventure!
You can find out everything you need to know about the Axial Base Camp in our Youtube review: https://youtu.be/a7AAB-KdNaA
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