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Sneak Peak - New Race Pace Wheels from Axis RC!

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Old 08-30-2015, 12:41 AM
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Exclamation Sneak Peak - New Race Pace Wheels from Axis RC!

Hey all you 1/5 scale fans and L5F members!

This is a special announcement about a new product which I think many of you will be interested in. While it's official release is currently scheduled for sometime in mid-September of 2015, we've slowly been presenting some information in order to gather interest and address questions. Feel free to do so here, or PM me.

While some of these pics have been posted on other threads and I've already addressed some questions there, let this be the quasi-official thread prior to formal release.

Some things you may wish to know:



- They are solid billet aluminum (6061).
- The discs are precision CNC machined here in the USA.
- They weigh only an ounce more than a stock Losi 5ive-T wheel.
- The offset is the same as stock Losi 5T and Baja 5T/SC. (Baja 5B style rear wheels, when done, will be weighed at that time and made available).
- The discs are drilled and tapped to accept M3 beadlock screws. They will be included in the kit. Should folks want added security, Folks may purchase standard nylock nuts to be used from the inside.
- While Axis RC is currently using Losi plastic rims and machining out the inner plastic to accept the discs, they will be releasing their own plastic rims in the near future--they will be both truck and buggy type.

Now, on to the pics:

From conceptual design...





Test fitting the prototypes...




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Old 08-30-2015, 12:42 AM
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First production run...





Finally finished machining the first production set off the line (these are not easy to make)...

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Old 08-30-2015, 12:43 AM
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While they've been raced at this year's Power Jam and Canadian Nationals these were sent to a known racer for trial at the West Coast Nationals just recently...



Nice looking buggy!

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Old 08-30-2015, 04:11 AM
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Nice. This seems a good upgrade.
Couple of questions:

1) How much are these heavier than Stock Losi Wheel? (Unit weight Difference)

2) I dont have anything on 6061, but why not do it from 7075 instead?
Cost difference is not much.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:18 AM
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1) How much are these heavier than Stock Losi Wheel? (Unit weight Difference)
Approximately one ounce heavier. We plan to prototype lighter versions at some point in the future. These, we feel, are a good starting point and will suit the needs of most everyone--racers and bashers alike.

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2) I dont have anything on 6061, but why not do it from 7075 instead?
Cost difference is not much.
7075 is slightly heavier and overkill (we think) for this application.

Hope that helps and thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:43 AM
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I want two sets but I'm going to have to get a second job for them
Now where did I put that ski mask and my Gun
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:46 AM
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NOW AVAILABLE!

http://axisrc.com/
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:05 AM
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Got my set! Great looking and super light. Love that I can use nylock nuts with longer m3x20mm screws on the inside of the wheels.





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Old 09-29-2015, 03:46 PM
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I got my set delivered and mounted with trenchers on my magma.
these are definetly awesome.
id gladly post a pic if I knew how.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:02 PM
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These look beautiful. I don't race but weight is a concern. I used to race 1/10 scale club races and saw differences with weight changes. Good to see a quality piece that is weight conscious. I will get a set or two when I complete some other strength upgrades on my 5ive
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