A Retro Rig: Axial's SCX10 II '69 Chevy Blazer RTR

By: Tim Gluth

Axial has announced the latest model in their growing SCX10 II lineup, a ready-to-run (RTR) replica of the 1969 Chevrolet Blazer (#AX90058). Fans of retro off-road vehicles are sure to appreciate the styling of this rig, while fans of hardcore R/C rock crawling will delight in this vehicle's performance record.

Since it's rollout, the SCX10 II has gained massive popularity among fans of radio-controlled rock crawling and trail driving. This new model stays in-line with previous SCX10 II offerings by proving a solid base platform, albeit with a shiny new lid. But that's not to say that there aren't a few surprises thrown into the mix.

Axial SCX10 II 1969 Chevrolet Blazer RTR - Side

The design of this truck body is great, especially if you're a fan of old-school off-road vehicles. The 1969 Chevy Blazer has been well-replicated in its baby-blue polycarbonate body and features an open-air design, exposing a durable nylon roll cage.

Other visual details include chromed-plastic side-view mirrors and door handles, windshield wipers, and a highly-detailed grille. Finishing off the look of this rig are stone-gray Method wheels with white wheel nut caps and detailed front and rear bumpers.

Axial SCX10 II 1969 Chevrolet Blazer RTR - Chassis

The chassis design is what you've come to expect from previous SCX10 II models, however, this RTR model includes steel suspension links (in place of the more-common nylon links). The oil-filled, coilover shocks allow for fine-tuning and the overall length of the chassis can be adjusted if you'd ever want to swap out the body.

While LED lights aren't included the AE-5L ESC features dual LED outputs for the easy addition of lights to the front bumper and headlamp area of this truck. Other electronic details include a 35-T brushed motor, 3-channel transmitter and receiver combo (Tactic TTX300 transmitter/ Tactic TR325 receiver), and a water-resistant Tactic TSX45 steering servo.

Axial SCX10 II 1969 Chevrolet Blazer RTR - Rear Trail

Axial SCX10 II 1969 Chevrolet Blazer Specs:

  • Length: 22" (559mm)
  • Width: 9.5" (241mm)
  • Height: 9.25" (235mm)
  • Wheelbase: 12.0" (304.8mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 3.0" (77mm)
  • Weight: 4.5lbs (2.04kg)
  • Motor: 35-turn, brushed
  • Radio: Tactic TTX300 3-CHANNEL SLT RADIO, 2.4gHz
  • Servos: Tactic TSX45
  • Servo Torque: 6.0V 151 oz-in, 4.8V 143 oz-in
  • ESC: AE-5L, forward/reverse, drag brake, 3S LiPo compatible, waterproof

Priced at $419.99, the Axial SCX10 II 1969 Chevrolet Blazer RTR will be available online and at your local Axial dealer. Visit axialracing.com for complete details about this model.

Image credit: Axial

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