AX90059 SCX10 II Trail Honcho1/10th Elec 4WD RTR



AX90059 SCX10 II Trail Honcho 1/10th Electric 4WD RTR

Axial 1/10 SCX10 II Trail Honcho 4WD w/LEDs RTR (see fullscreen)

SCX10 II™ Trail Honcho 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR

The SCX10™ II Trail Honcho™ is the reliable choice for scale trail fun! For the past nine years the SCX10™ has been the staple vehicle platform for scale trail enthusiasts around the world. When it’s you, the trail and your rig, you want the tried, and true. You want real world community tested, hobby shop supported, aftermarket supported with close to ten years of history and scale trail adventures. The Trail Honcho™, built on the SCX10™ II chassis, meets the demands and the rigors of scale trailing miles from home when you need reliability the most!

When it’s time for adventure, you want a rig that allows you to think the unthinkable and go out and accomplish it. The SCX10™ II Trail Honcho™ is all about exploring the full size world in scale, making it a true adventure machine.

Equipped for heavy duty trailing – AX10™ transmission, single-piece AR44 axles, Method Hole wheels, Falken Wildpeak M/T tires and a set of four LED lights – the Trail Honcho™ takes the lead and puts your stamina to the test.


The Redonda Ridge Trail, within the mountains of Big Bear California, is mostly used by off road motorcyclist, and revered as the Malcolm Smith Trail due to it’s technical tenacity.

The trail was recently re-visited by one of Axial’s own; part of a crew who had traversed the 9.68 mile OHV trail a few times in the past on motorcycles. The thought came about that it would make for a great SCX10™ proving ground, thus the idea was conceptualized to hike the trail, and put the latest version of the Trail Honcho™ through its paces, to uphold the “Trail Honcho” name by putting it on a “black diamond” trail for full size vehicles. Axial takes toys seriously, plays seriously, and made plans to go the extra mile to showcase the Axial SCX10™ Trail Honcho™ in it’s true, namesake terrain.

Read about the adventure here.


The pinion gear is 6mm above center, this allows for added ground clearance and better driveshaft angles. The high pinion design has an 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.


The ultra compact 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 speed. The new transmission housing design still retains the basic function of the original transmission but in a new more scale looking case.

• Final drive ratio (FDR) 42.00 – Original SCX10 was 33.06
• 20T metal drive gear, plastic idler gear and plastic lower gear (Optional: upgrade to all metal gears with this gear set: AX31585)
• Scale looks – silver color looks like cast aluminum
• Better mounting points at the base of the transmission – no more stripped screws!


• Scale front tube bumper with aluminum skid plates
• Two PIAA LED light buckets

• Two white LED lights in the front
• Two red LED lights in the rear



The Axial AE-5L ESC is 3S LiPo capable yet easily switched “in the field” between LiPo and NiMh battery types with a simple jumper – no more complex procedures.

• LED Light controller built-in with dual LED outputs for headlights/taillights.
• Male Star Plug lead – compatible with the most common polarized plug.
• Jumper 1 provides a simple plug and play choice between LiPo or NiMh.
• Jumper 2 switches Drag Brake settings.
• Waterproof design with Star Plug / laser etched heat sink.

NOTE: LED LEADS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OUR OLD LED LIGHT STRINGS, or THIRD PARTY LED LIGHT STRINGS. Connecting your old LED light strings to these leads will cause damage to the AE-5L ESC and the light strings.


In an industry that’s all about the latest and greatest, while taking advantage of styling trends, sometimes the ‘less is more’ approach is quite refreshing and the hole wheel offers just that. Clean, simple and METHOD STRONG! These officially licensed METHOD Hole Wheels are replicated in true form for durability and a clean line look.

• 26mm (1.02″) wide
• 53.9mm (2.12″) tall

The Falken WildPeak Mud Terrain tire has made a name for itself in the off road industry with tremendous success in competitive rock racing. Falken did their homework working with industry insiders to develop the knowledge for Falken to dive head first into the more aggressively treaded Mud Terrain tire market proving amazing traction on many surfaces. The Axial version of the Falken WildPeak M/T tire stands 4.7″ tall with a width of 1.5″. The extra height of this tire will offer additional ground clearance for those tough trails.

• 38.1mm (1.5”) wide
• 119.4mm (4.7”) tall


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.

• Scale looks with proper suspension geometry
• Adjustable servo mounting system allows for a wide range of servos to be used
• Properly designed suspension for nearly zero bump steer

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.


Threaded shock bodies hold a single coilover spring and they’re oil filled shocks which allow you to tune the dampening rate. Realistic shock hoops with multiple shock mounting positions allows you to adjust your suspension for maximum performance. There’s also coilover shock reservoirs for realistic scale looks.

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
• Increased surface at the connection between the ball joints and output shaft tubes
• 2x11mm cross pin adds 25% more surface area providing more strength for the ball joint
• Captured cross pin design eliminates older set screw design for more durability/easy maintenance
• Adjustable length driveline parts included in box


The adjustable battery tray is located low and in the forward position 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)

Three different silicone seals are included, one for the antenna, one for the servo wires (includes three slots for three channels), and one that acts as a gasket for the receiver box cover. No more stress when running in mud, water, or snow!• Waterproof receiver box located on the side plates allows easy access and low center of gravity

The realistic high strength c-channel chassis frame is made of durable steel with cross bracing for reinforcement and is held together with all hex hardware. Realistic looking frame and cross braces improve chassis rigidity (torsional stiffness). Realistic shock hoops with multiple shock mounting positions allows you to adjust your suspension for maximum performance. The simplified design makes maintenance and assembly quick and easy. The contoured skid plate significantly reduces hang-ups on terrain. Compared to the previous design, additional holes have been added to the rear portion of the frame rails for making wheelbase adjustments.ADJUSTABLE WHEELBASE
This chassis is designed at 12.3” wheelbase length, but is easily adjusted to either a 11.4” or 12.0” wheelbase (optional link kits sold separately). Axial designed the chassis so that all the wheelbase adjustability happens out back without sacrificing front-end suspension geometry. Simple removal and installation of the suspension links and changing the drive shaft length allows an easier way to adjust the wheelbase.

• Wheelbase adjustment is easily done in the rear end without affecting the steering geometry and maintaining zero bump steer.
• Adjustable wheelbase (11.4”/ 12.0” / 12.3”) with optional links sold separately
• 4 link rear
• 12.3” wheelbase

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. Just plug ‘n’ go!
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.
The TTX200 2.4GHz transmitter is a two-channel pistol grip radio with digital channel reversing for both steering and throttle along with digital trim and end point adjustment. The radio is powered by four AA batteries (included) and also features SLT (Secure Link Technology), which creates an unbreakable link between the receiver and your transmitter featuring an auto-bind design.
The Tactic TR325 2.4GHz receiver uses no crystals and features an internal antenna, so you’ll experience worry free driving without frequency conflicts or antenna damage. This lightweight, compact, and bind button equipped receiver with LED indicator makes setup easy!
REQUIRED ITEMS (not included)
           This is the Electric Powered, Radio Controlled, 1/10 scale          
                    Ready to Run SCX10 II Trail Honcho 4WD.                    
FEATURES: Chassis: Scale steel C-channel side rails with adjustable body mount,
            adjustable bumper mounts with swaybar mounting points, mounting    
            points for optional 2-speed and servo winch, adjustable chassis    
            mounted servo system                                               
          Drive: Full time 4WD locked drivetrain with WB8 HD Wild Boar         
            driveshafts, UVJ style front driveshafts for up to 45° of steering 
            angle, full ball bearing drivetrain                                
          Transmission: AX10 three gear layout, metal motor plate, adjustable  
            ratio for high speed or competition level crawling speed           
          Slipper Clutch: Dual pad design for added surface area, 32P gear     
            pitch for high-torque applications                                 
          Motor: 35 turn, brush equipped, water resistant, integrated cooling  
          Radio: Tactic TTX200 2-channel SLT radio with TR325 Receiver,        
            steering and throttle end point adjustment & reverse, pushbutton   
            steering and throttle trim                                         
          Steering Servo: Tactic TSX45 metal gear, water resistant, 151oz/in   
            (10.87kg/cm) torque rating, dual ball bearings                     
          ESC: AE-5L waterproof, switchable between LiPo or NiMH               
            operation with a simple jumper, Star plug battery connector,       
            built-in LED light controller (NOTE LED leads are not compatible   
            with old Axial LED light strings, or third party LED light strings)
          Spur Gear: 56T 32-pitch, plastic construction                        
          Pinion Gear 15T 32-pitch, steel construction                         
          LED Lights: Four white for head lights and turn signal markers, and  
            two red lights for tail lights                                     
          Battery Tray: Easy access front mount, accomodates batteries up to   
            5.75 x 1.2" (147 x 32mm) 3S, 5000mAh, with battery posts in        
            position dimensions are reduced to 5.4 x .94" (138 x 24mm)         
          Front and Rear Axles: Hardened steel                                 
          AR44 Hi-Pinion Axle: Hypoid cut CNC metal gears, optimized gear      
            ratio for reduced torque twist, optional gearing choices, one-     
            piece axle housing, increased clearance, larger load rated         
            bearings for durability, 8° kingpin axle eliminates tire scrub,    
            single piece axle housing, one-piece all metal locker, 10°         
            increment adjustments for knuckle carriers and straight axle       
            adapters, optimized gear ratio; 3.75 compared to 2.92 previously,  
            for less torque twist                                              
          Body: Painted Trail Honcho                                           
          Front Bumper: Scale tube design with aluminum skid plates            
          Wheels: 1.9" Method Hole, 1.02" (26mm) wide, 2.12" (53.9mm) tall,    
            12mm hex, matte black finish                                       
          Tires: 1.9" Falken Wildpeak M/T, aggressively treaded Mud Terrain    
            tread with amazing traction on many surfaces, 4.7" (119.4mm) tall, 
            1.5" (38.1mm) wide                                                 
          Shocks: Coil over, oil filled, steel springs, white in color         
          Suspension: Optimized suspension geometry with integrated mounts     
            upper and lower links, 4-link design reduces axle steer            
            and torque twist, and guards against suspension wrap-up in high-   
            power applications, composite links                                
          Steering: Proper CMS geometry using 3-link setup with panhard bar,   
            45° steering angle                                                 
          Warranty: One year bumper to bumper limited. Axial's warranty center 
            Hobby Services will repair or replace any incorrectly made part.   
            Proof of purchase is required for Axial to honor any warranty      
            claim. Axial reserves the right to change or modify this warranty  
            without notice. This warranty does not cover damages due to normal 
            wear and tear, users' failure to perform routine maintenance, user 
            error of assembly or installation, modifications, misuse, crash    
            damage, or the addition of aftermarket parts or optional parts.    
            Note: Purchasing products from unauthorized retailers may void the 
            warranty and prevent support and service.                          
            Repair or replacement of the product by Hobby Services is the sole 
            and exclusive remedy for any loss or damages.                      
INCLUDES: RTR SCX10 II Trail Honcho with Oil-Filled Shocks, Wheels, Tires,     
            Body, Rock Sliders, Radio, ESC, Motor, Decals, Waterproof          
            Receiver Box, LED Lights 4 AA Batteries and Instruction Manual     
REQUIRES: Battery: 6-cell NiMH or 2-3S LiPo                                    
          Battery Charger: Compatible with selected battery                    
          Building and track equipment                                         
SPECS:      Vehicle-                                                           
          Length: 19.25" (489mm)                                               
          Width: 8.9" (226mm)                                                  
          Height: 9.4" (223.4mm)                                               
          Stock Wheelbase: 12.3" (312.4mm), adjustable to 11.4" (289mm) or     
            12.0" (305mm) with optional link kits sold separately              
          Ground Clearance: 3.0" (77mm)                                        
          Weight: 4.5lbs (2.04kg) approximately, with electronics              
          Optimized Gear Ratio: 3.75:1                                         
          Final Drive Ratio (FDR): 40.44, stock                                
            (33.69-54.15 with different spur/pinion gear combinations, extra   
             spur and pinion gears must be purchased separately)               
          Length: 17.2" (438mm)                                                
          Width: 8" (203mm)                                                    
          Height: 5.5" (140mm)