Axial Racing is known for being one of top-tier manufacturers of radio-controlled vehicles. Their SCX10 is one of the best-designed platforms in hobby-grade remote-control scale-model cars, and they have now released the SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rockcrawler. This R/C Jeep is officially-licensed by Jeep, along with licenses from technical partners Rebel Offroad, Maxxis Tires, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, Currie Enterprises, Rigid Industries, Poison Spyder Customs, Icon Vehicle Dynamics, sPOD, Spicer Drivetrain, TJM, and Wilwood Brakes. No other R/C vehicle is as officially supported as this one!
There are so many cool features on this R/C Jeep, but reading all about it has nowhere near the impact of seeing and driving this Jeep for yourself. That's why Axial came out to the 2013 King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley, CA and set up the Axial Adventure Trail for kids and adults to get to drive them in an incredibly realistic scale-model trail. More photos can be seen on Axial's blog.
To prove how well designed and engineered this 1/10-scale rockcrawler is, Axial took their SCX10 Wrangler through the entire Rubicon Trail. It consumed 6 batteries over the course of 15 miles and 3 days, going on to earn the Trail Rated badge from Jeep. How cool is this???
I really want one of these R/C crawlers for myself! I'm saving up to buy one!
*** UPDATE 4/25/2013 ***
Axial Racing has updated their blog with the Axial Racing Rubicon Trek PhotoBlog. They cover the 3 days they spent on the trail plus the previous day's adventures driving to the Rubicon trailhead, and the final day's return journey back home. Don't miss reading all about this awesome trek and viewing their beautiful collection of photos!
I can't wait to see the full-length documentary video they're producing!
*** UPDATE 4/12/2013 ***
I just found a Canadian offroad site that covered the radio-controlled action at King of the Hammers. Offroadaction.ca has a slideshow of the variety of different scale models navigating the Axial course at KOH.