The Honcho’s transmission gets the same 3-gear internals as the other SCX10 II models, but the gearbox is new and incorporates the motor mount instead of using a separate aluminum plate. The gearbox is molded in a silver-gray plastic that’s a ringer for cast aluminum, and the ribbed design further enhances the illusion of metal. There’s a dual-pad slipper clutch in there like the Jeep-body SCX10 IIS, but there’s no access port for the adjusting nut—the entire gear cover has to come off. Confession: I wasn’t going to adjust it anyway.
Sure looks like aluminum, doesn’t it? Fooled ya.