Axial Wraith Announced, Pre-Orders Open

Axial has finally announced the newest rock crawler in their lineup. Dubbed the "Wraith", this tuber chassis looks completely new and not re-purposed from another truck. We still don't know a whole lot about the truck yet, but we do have a few nuggets of information for you.

It will come with a 2.4GHz radio system and the new AE-2 speed control, which is a joint venture between Axial and Castle Creations. It will be able to use the existing Castle Field Programmers and CastleLink software, which is pretty cool for an out-of-the-box R/C car, regardless of make or model.

Set to launch sometime mid-May 2011, this truck will only be available as a Ready-To-Run (or is that Ready-To-Crawl?) and will be priced at $359.99 here in the store. We're opening up pre-orders now, so if you want to secure yours right away, stop in and put your name down on one!

As we've started to get into Rock Crawlers here at the store (and it's certainly taken use long enough), I'll be paying more attention to announcements from that segment of the R/C industry as well. If you have a tip for us, please e-mail us at info (at) rogershobbycenter (dot) com, or post on our Facebook page. I certainly appreciate any tips or information you guys can find us!