First released on the original SCX10 platform, the Axial Trail Honcho features an extended pickup truck cab mated to a roll cage style bed for an awesome scale trail rig that looks like it can go anywhere. Now the Trail Honcho is being offered on the newer SCX10 II chassis! Check out the details and pictures below!
The pinion gear is 6mm above center, this allows for added ground clearance and better driveshaft angles. The high pinion design has an increased surface contact for increased durability. SCX10 II AR44 front and rear axles feature a single-piece design with molded truss for extreme durability. Integrated C-hubs and lockouts offer optimized performance as well as improved ground clearance. Metal dogbones, helical cut internal gears and high-quality bearings are all standard equipment. The ring gear/locker is a single-unit piece made of strong sintered metal, and the pinion is CNC cut for durability.
The ultra compact AX10 transmission allows for a wide range of gearing choices. The overall ratio can be adjusted using different pinion and spur gear choices allowing super high speed or competition level crawling speed. The new transmission housing design still retains the basic function of the original transmission but in a new more scale looking case.
Front Tube Bumper
The Axial Trail Honcho SCX10 II features a scale front tube bumper with aluminum skid plates and two integrated PIAA LED light buckets. The front and rear bumpers features four LED lights!
Method Hole Wheels
In an industry that’s all about the latest and greatest, while taking advantage of styling trends, sometimes the ‘less is more’ approach is quite refreshing and the hole wheel offers just that. Clean, simple and Method strong! These officially licensed Method Hole Wheels are replicated in true form for durability and a clean line look.
The Trail Honcho SCX10 II RC crawler’s Falken WildPeak Mud Terrain tire has made a name for itself in the off road industry with tremendous success in competitive rock racing. Falken did their homework working with industry insiders to develop the knowledge for Falken to dive head first into the more aggressively treaded Mud Terrain tire market proving amazing traction on many surfaces. The Axial version of the Falken WildPeak M/T tire stands 4.7″ tall with a width of 1.5″. The extra height of this tire will offer additional ground clearance for those tough trails.
Chassis Mounted Servo
Scale matters, but so does geometry! In pursuit of scale looks, we’ve moved the servo off the top of the axle and onto the chassis, just as a full size truck has its steering box located on the frame. The SCX10 II front suspension design also helps eliminate bump steer as much as possible for the best driving experience.
4 Link Rear Suspension
The Trail Honcho SCX10 II suspension geometry utilizes a 4-Link design for the rear which is optimized to reduce axle steer and torque twist. It also helps with steep off-camber climbs by having the proper amount of anti-squat and roll characteristics.
Threaded shock bodies hold a single coilover spring and they’re oil filled shocks which allow you to tune the dampening rate. Realistic shock hoops with multiple shock mounting positions allows you to adjust your suspension for maximum performance. There’s also coilover shock reservoirs for realistic scale looks.
WB8 HD Wildboar front and rear driveshafts feature an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength. A center splined slider floats between each end and features added material which reduces flex and fatigue.
The Trail Honcho’s adjustable battery tray is located low and in the forward position for better weight distribution and center of gravity (COG).
The realistic high strength c-channel chassis frame is made of durable steel with cross bracing for reinforcement and is held together with all hex hardware. Realistic looking frame and cross braces improve chassis rigidity (torsional stiffness). Realistic shock hoops with multiple shock mounting positions allows you to adjust your suspension for maximum performance. The simplified design makes maintenance and assembly quick and easy. The contoured skid plate significantly reduces hang-ups on terrain. Compared to the previous design, additional holes have been added to the rear portion of the frame rails for making wheelbase adjustments.
This chassis is designed at 12.3” wheelbase length, but is easily adjusted to either a 11.4” or 12.0” wheelbase (optional link kits sold separately). Axial designed the chassis so that all the wheelbase adjustability happens out back without sacrificing front-end suspension geometry. Simple removal and installation of the suspension links and changing the drive shaft length allows an easier way to adjust the wheelbase.
Providing an even balance of speed and crawling, the 35-turn brushed motor features a worry-free design with an integrated cooling fan allowing for extended periods of use. Easy operation: no tuning, no fuel, and no loud exhaust noise. Just plug ‘n’ go!
The Axial AE-5L ESC is 3S LiPo capable yet easily switched “in the field” between LiPo and NiMh battery types with a simple jumper – no more complex procedures.
The included Tactic TSX45 metal gear servo is rated at 151 oz-in of torque for massive turning power and dual ball bearings provide smooth and precise movement for the metal gear train.
The TTX200 2.4GHz transmitter is a two-channel pistol grip radio with digital channel reversing for both steering and throttle along with digital trim and end point adjustment. The radio is powered by four AA batteries (included) and also features SLT (Secure Link Technology), which creates an unbreakable link between the receiver and your transmitter featuring an auto-bind design. The Tactic TR325 2.4GHz receiver uses no crystals and features an internal antenna, so you’ll experience worry free driving without frequency conflicts or antenna damage. This lightweight, compact, and bind button equipped receiver with LED indicator makes setup easy!
- Release Date: December 28, 2017
- Part: AX90059
- Price: $330