One of our R/C Hobbyist Spotlight individuals, Casey Bell, has a unique build that I’m thrilled to share. Taking spare components from previous builds, he has combined an Axial SCX10 chassis with axles from an Axial Wraith, as well as an array of additional pieces, his “SCXtreme” was born.
Stopping with the combination of an already rock-solid base in the SCX10’s chassis with beefy, battle-tested Wraith axles would have been an impressive build in itself. Pushing the build even further, the 4-wheel steer addition is a nice feature that not only adds a point of interest to this build, and gives it another tool to use when out on a challenging trail or course. Coupling that base with additional functionality, such as 4-wheel steering, a towing/pulling winch, and realistic light buckets and light bars, what essentially started as a pile of mismatched parts has morphed into an impressive monster of a machine.
The Parts & Pieces Made SCXtreme a Reality:
- Axial SCX10 chassis
- Axial Wraith axels
- Axial Jeep Wrangler G6 body
- 2 ProTek servos (130s and 130t)
- Hobbywing SCT Pro wp ESC
- Tenshock SC411 4pole 3500kv Motor, powered by a Zippy 2200 Mah 3s LiPo battery
- RC4WD Warn winch
- Vanquish 5″ light bar
- Various “found objects”
While the list of materials is impressive, another aspect of this build that impresses me is the choice of material used for the inner fender walls. Using old DVD covers, he was able to create a low-cost solution that fits his vehicle perfectly and looks great in the process.
Casey Bell’s “SCXtreme” Build in Photos
Image credit: Casey Bell