Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler General Tech > Newbie General
Loading

Notices

Thread: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-27-2019, 06:30 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Manhattan KS
Posts: 20
Default Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

(I tried my best to find a post on this that wasn't dated and specific and could not find one.)

I am going to install a dig unit on a Wraith I just picked up. I have fallen in love with this vehicle (even though I wish they built the cage with a quicker way to access the internals of the vehicle.)

To my newbie question:
I like the sealed idea of the Axial dig (no chud getting in there). I like the simplicity of the Vanquish dig. From experience, can anyone vouch for either dig as being the better option?

My 3 main concerns are #1 Durability #2 Strength #3 Lower Maintenance

Thank you so, so much for those of you who have answered questions for me previously!

-Brandon
DarkBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-27-2019, 06:46 AM   #2
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Athol, Massachusetts
Posts: 378
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

I use the axial dig and its been great as long as you use a "goodish" servo and have the end point set right. I had used a cheaper servo at first but keep having issues with skipping and bad engagement. Once I used a better servo its been good. This is on a wraith with a 3100kv roc412 running 3s but I don't use the dig in a bashing type of way. Im sure the vanquish is as good or better.
351Beno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 06:56 AM   #3
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Price Twp.
Posts: 1,291
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkBlack View Post
(I tried my best to find a post on this that wasn't dated and specific and could not find one.)

I am going to install a dig unit on a Wraith I just picked up. I have fallen in love with this vehicle (even though I wish they built the cage with a quicker way to access the internals of the vehicle.)

To my newbie question:
I like the sealed idea of the Axial dig (no chud getting in there). I like the simplicity of the Vanquish dig. From experience, can anyone vouch for either dig as being the better option?

My 3 main concerns are #1 Durability #2 Strength #3 Lower Maintenance

Thank you so, so much for those of you who have answered questions for me previously!

-Brandon



I have 3 axial, and one VP in that order.



Axial is complete and utter garbage. It will explode on you. If they just switched from sintered metal to machined it would be a winner.

I hate VP. But their price on the dig is reasonable for what you get, and it functions flawlessly. If there was one product VP sells that would soften my hatred towards their over priced stuff they sell, it would be the hurtz v2 dig. It really is that nice of a design and execution.

Last edited by Ditchrat; 02-27-2019 at 07:00 AM.
Ditchrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 06:58 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Manhattan KS
Posts: 20
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

What servo do you use? What is a suitable torque rating?
DarkBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 07:01 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Manhattan KS
Posts: 20
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Ditchrat, do you have problems with stuff getting into the Vanquish with the open design?
DarkBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 07:06 AM   #6
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Price Twp.
Posts: 1,291
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkBlack View Post
What servo do you use? What is a suitable torque rating?
What ever servo I pull off of my steering. They all run at 7.4v even if they are only rated for 6v.


You just need something that centers properly, the way each is designed there is not much force pushing against them. And if the dogs are not lined up no amount of force will get them in place, you just then to roll the car ever so slightly to get them engaged, gravity normally does it.


The only time you'll notice this is when bench testing. You'll get the EPA set then notice the servo buzzing. A quick throttle blip, then the buzz is gone. All that occurred was the dogs were not seated. After you install and play with it you'll understand what I'm trying to describe.
Ditchrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 07:09 AM   #7
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Price Twp.
Posts: 1,291
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkBlack View Post
Ditchrat, do you have problems with stuff getting into the Vanquish with the open design?

I'd be lying if I said stuff doesn't get in there. Most of it falls out, I guess you could run into an issue. I haven't and my wraith is my mud/creek/rock basher.


Only time avoided using this rig was on the beach.
Ditchrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 07:40 AM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Manhattan KS
Posts: 20
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Although off topic, what spools do you run/had the best luck with? I was looking at the "fi" spools from Locked Up RC.
DarkBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 07:41 AM   #9
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Athol, Massachusetts
Posts: 378
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Its not so much the torque of the servo its the precision of the shift that's what counts. I use a mini hitec I will check the # later.
351Beno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 07:49 AM   #10
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Athol, Massachusetts
Posts: 378
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

Lockup spool is great. only one I would stay away from is the setscrew locking vanquish one.
351Beno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 10:50 AM   #11
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: CRG
Posts: 254
Default Re: Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability

I'm not trying to muddy the waters here, but I have a Hot Racing transmission with their dig unit installed. I'm assuming it's a similar design as the Axial. It has a hex-shaped socket that a sliding coupler engages with. If set correctly, it can give you 4WD or FWD, as well as a locked rear axle with driven front axle. Since the truck isn't completed, I can't give any opinion on its operation, unfortunately. I have the servo (parts bin Hitec 945) set and everything seems to work well, though.
elRayRay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Axial Dig Durability vs Vanquish Durability - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freqeskinz durability dpcardoza Paint and Body 3 07-05-2017 08:10 AM
Axial durability test Landair Videos! 0 11-17-2015 02:41 PM
Scx 10 durability? raw111 Axial SCX-10 13 12-22-2011 12:36 PM
Durability update... TEAM-JCJ Axial AX-10 Scorpion 4 09-03-2007 10:33 AM
R2 durability? sticksNstones General Crawlers 0 01-30-2007 10:14 PM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com