I have to share with you my experience with my new Axial SCX10TR truck. Last Sunday for Easter, I visited my family. Before leaving my house, I took care to fully charge a battery pack and put my SCX10TR into my Civic’s trunk just besides some chocolate eggs, animals and princesses. Once arrived to destination and the chocolate given to the child, I told to my brother in law that I had something to show him. I know he will love my rock crawler.
I installed the battery pack and gave him the transmitter. He did few runs and I showed him what the truck can do on rough terrain. Since this is spring here, the terrain was pretty much wet and we preferred to go inside the garage where we can set up an off-road course.
We used few logs, 2×4 studs and everything else we can find to create obstacles for our off-road course. Within few minutes, we had an amazing and challenging course to test the SCX10TR. The course was first starting with few logs to climb followed by the 2×4 studs where we had to test our driving skills to climb on the workbench. To get down on the floor, we had to run over different studs and pieces of wood. The course ended with few obstacles under his ’51 Chevy truck under restoration.
We modified the course according to our tastes and (lack of) skills during the afternoon. We played with the truck a total of 2.5 hours trying to invent new obstacles and pushing to truck to its limits which were most of the time our limits. During all this time, we were surprised to find ourselves fascinated on how the suspension was working and how the tires were hooking on all the surfaces. In fact, we were like kids playing with their Tonka trucks even if we are both near 40!
No noise, no hump pack, no starter box and no glow starter to charge. We only used a 4200 NiMh battery pack and after 2.5 hours of fun, the pack was about 75% discharged.
We had a blast with my Axial SCX10TR truck. Our next challenge is already planned…. MUD…
Don’t be surprised if I post more stuff about my SCX10TR…. I’m totally hooked