Axial announced that the new Wraith 1.9″ RTR Scale Rock Crawler is coming soon. The Wraith 1.9 RTR, however, is the first and only one created by Axial designers specifically to deliver Wraith bash ability and technical rock crawling capability while running on 1.9 wheels and tires. This vehicle expertly merges the original Wraith full tube chassis with the AR44™ axles and AX10™ transmission of the SCX10™. Further adjustments, such as reducing skid plate and lower rail size, increase ground clearance enough to power over rocks, sand, mud, and any other kind of backyard bashing.
Let’s check out it now!
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TUBE CHASSIS & FORWARD MOUNTED LOW CG BATTERY TRAY
The foundation of the Wraith™ 1.9 platforms is this new, full tube frame chassis with the durability you’ll need for fast action on, up and over the rocks. The chassis place your battery in front, allowing easy access and providing the perfect weight distribution for aggressive climbing.
SKID PLATE AND BOAT SIDES
Refining the successful 2.2 Wraith chassis design, we increased the ground clearance for this version by reducing the size of its skid plate and lower rails. Boat sides on the skid plate improve handling on rough terrain by helping the model slip through and past obstacles.
PROTECTIVE INNER FENDER WELLS
Molded inner fender wells help to reduce routine maintenance by keeping dirt and debris kicked up by the tires from entering the chassis. They’re another example of Axial ingenuity: the wells double as part of the battery tray and feature simulated cooling vents for added realism.
EASY ACCESS TO ELECTRONICS
Gaining access to the model’s on-board electronics is as simple as pulling out two body clips and raising the hood. Inside and out, we found clever ways to enhance the scale looks. The molded V8 engine replica seen here, for example, is actually a protective waterproof receiver box.
ADJUSTABLE BATTERY TRAY
The new adjustable battery tray is now relocated lower and further forward for better weight distribution and center of gravity (COG).
• Adjustable tray that prevents the battery from coming loose or shifting while driving.
• Can accommodate batteries up to 32x44x147mm (3S 5,000 mAh).
In the box you’ll find two highly detailed turbochargers. Install them under the hood for added scale realism! (Two turbochargers included but not installed. Hardware for installation not included.)
MOLDED PLASTIC GRILLE AND RADIATOR
The body’s front end is highlighted by a molded plastic grille and two large, 5mm lamps with factory-installed LEDs — for realism that continues to shine when the sun goes down! Clear rectangular lenses cover two smaller, 3mm holes (LEDs for these are not included). The Axial attention to scale realism is on display throughout the Wraith 1.9 RTR’s front end. Look closely into the front grille, for example, and you’ll notice additional molded detail that reproduces an intricate honeycomb of radiator cooling fins.
1.9 KMC XD229 MACHETE CRAWL WHEELS
Officially licensed KMC XD Machete wheels are legendary in the off-road world. They are molded in satin silver and feature stunning scale detailing on the front and a standard 12mm hex on the back.
• 26mm (1.02″) wide
• 53.9mm (2.12″) tall
1.9 NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLER M/T TIRE (S30)
The officially licensed Nitto Trail Grappler M/T Tires offer a fantastic blend of off-road performance while still retaining excellent composure for on-road use. They are molded in our durable S30 compound with large blocks that provide excellent bite when the going gets tough!
• 4.7″ x 1.9″ (119.4mm x 48.2mm)
• S30 Compound
AR44 SINGLE PIECE AXLE
The pinion gear is 6mm above center, this allows for added ground clearance and better driveshaft angles. The high pinion design has increased surface contact for increased durability. AR44 front and rear axles feature a single-piece design with molded truss for extreme durability. Integrated C-hubs and lockouts offer optimized performance as well as improved ground clearance. Metal dogbones, helical cut internal gears, and high-quality bearings are all standard equipment. The ring gear/locker is a single-unit piece made of strong sintered metal, and the pinion is CNC cut for durability.
CHASSIS MOUNTED SERVO (CMS)
Scale matters, but so does geometry! In pursuit of scale looks, we’ve moved the servo off the top of the axle and onto the chassis, just as a full size truck has its steering box located on the frame. The front suspension design also helps eliminate bump steer as much as possible for the best driving experience.
4-LINK REAR SUSPENSION
The suspension geometry utilizes a 4-Link design for the rear which is optimized to reduce axle steer and torque twist. It also helps with steep off-camber climbs by having the proper amount of anti-squat and roll characteristics.
ADJUSTABLE COILOVER SHOCKS
The threaded shock bodies hold a single coilover spring. They are oil filled and allow you to tune the dampening rate.
WB8 HD WILDBOAR™ DRIVESHAFTS
WB8 HD Wildboar™ front and rear driveshafts feature an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength. A center splined slider floats between each end and features added material which reduces flex and fatigue.
• 3-piece driveshaft with strengthened slider-floater tube.
• Captured cross pin design eliminates older set screw design for more durability/easy maintenance.
• Adjustable length driveline parts included in box.
The ultra compact, all metal gear transmission allows for a wide range of gearing choices. The overall ratio can be adjusted using different pinion and spur gear choices, allowing super high speed or competition level crawling.
• Final drive ratio (FDR) 42.00 – Original SCX10 was 33.06
DUAL SLIPPER CLUTCH
Our dual slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface area. This allows for more precise tuning and holding power. The spur gear features strong, 32 pitch gearing for high torque applications.
SPEKTRUM™ STX2® TRANSMITTER
The STX2 2-channel radio system offers many features of higher-end 2.4GHz radio systems like throttle/steering reversing, throttle/steering travel adjust & throttle limiting.
• Built-in 3-position throttle limiter
• Steering & throttle rate & trim adjustments with throttle and steering reversing
• FHSS 2.4GHz protocol offers extended range and interference free performance
SPEKTRUM™ SRX200 RECEIVER
The SRX200 is a 2 channel 2.4GHz receiver that operates on the FHSS modulation. It is conformal coated to help prevent damage from water, dust and other elements. Features an extra-long antenna lead for easy and effective antenna placement.
35T BRUSHED ELECTRIC MOTOR, WATER RESISTANT
Providing an even balance of speed and crawling, the 35-turn brushed motor features a worry-free design with an integrated cooling fan allowing for extended periods of use. Easy operation: no tuning, no fuel, and no loud exhaust noise.
METAL GEAR TACTIC SERVO, 151 oz-in, WATER RESISTANT
The included Tactic TSX45 metal gear servo is rated at 151 oz-in of torque for massive turning power and dual ball bearings provide smooth and precise movement for the metal gear train.
DYNAMITE® AE-5L ESC W/ DRAG BRAKE, WATERPROOF
The Dynamite AE-5L ESC is 3S LiPo capable yet easily switched “in the field” between LiPo and NiMh battery types with a simple jumper.
• LED Light controller built-in with dual LED outputs for headlights/taillights.
• Two LED lights included (white)
• Convenient IC3™ plug lead.
• Jumper 1 provides a simple plug and play choice between LiPo or NiMh.
• Jumper 2 switches Drag Brake settings.
• Waterproof design with IC3™ plug / laser etched heat sink.
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