Axial has announced the release of their new 1/10 rock bouncer, named the RBX10 RYFT. From axle to axle this vehicle is all-new and is larger than its similarly styled sibling, the RR10 Bomber.
Beginning with an all new tube style chassis the RYFT takes many design cues from the full scale world of rock bouncing, including its double “b” pillar bars, raised front and rear shock hoops, swooping lines and low-slung cockpit. At the center of that cage resides a new skidplate that not only provides a solid foundation for the transmission but also affords many upper link mount locations to tune the suspension. A sealed receiver box is found at the front of the skidplate, keeping it low and out of the way for increased performance and protection.
Attaching the axles to the center skid are stainless steel suspension links; the front in a double-triangulated four-link configuration while the rear receives triangulated uppers with plastic trailing arms serving as the lower links. Aluminum, threaded body dampers keep the axles under control and measure in at 5.1″ in front and 5.70″ at the rear. No swaybars are included.
Speaking of the axles, the units found under the RBX10 are all new pieces, designated the AR14B. Patterned after the GM Corporate 14 bolt axle that is very popular in full scale rock bouncing, the AR14B features reinforcing trusses above and below the axle tubes, off-center pumpkins, newly designed non-threaded king pins for added durability, angled on axle steering servo placement, universal axle shafts, open oil-filled differentials with steel spider gears and 14 bolt heads machined into the metal ring gear covers. At the end of each axle are detailed brake calipers and rotors with integrated 12mm hexes. Holding the wheels solidly in place are large 5mm nuts that necessitate the use of an 8mm hex driver.
Spinning the axles is a steel gear transmission that is 2-speed capable. Durable 32 pitch gears transfer power from the motor without the aid of a slipper clutch and feed it into the center differential, which is identical to the front and rear diffs. Out of the box the diff is open but lockers are available as option parts for all three differentials. New heavier-duty Wild Boar driveshafts connect the transmission to the axles through beefy 6mm outputs.
For rolling stock the RBX10 features 2.2″ officially licensed Raceline glue-on wheels wrapped in Interco TSL Bogger tires with a hand-cut lug pattern. The new tires are filled with soft foam and measure in at 6″ tall and more than 2″ wide.
Powering the RYFT is a 2200kv 3660 size sensorless brushless motor that is fed voltage via a Spektrum SMART Firma 130 ESC, a combo capable of being powered by up to 4s worth of battery. The motor is the limiting factor in the system as it is rated for 4s use while the 130 ESC can handle up to 6s power. Battery access is available through the hinged hood and adjustable battery stops are included in the package. A Spektrum DX3 3-channel transmitter sends the signals to a 6-channel SR6100AT DSMR receiver that also features AVC and telemetry capabilities.
The RBX10 RTR is available in two color themes, orange and black, which extends from the chassis onto the bodywork. A detailed interior pan with separately molded driver and passenger heads is included and features a dull-finish to mimic fabrics and provide a contrast to the gloss finish found elsewhere on the vehicle.
Item #AXI03005T2 Black