As you know, here at The RCNetwork we’ve reviewed and built many RC vehicles, tools, and accessories. There’s a lot of stuff out there that’s still classic and relevant even though it’s been around for a while. RC stuff that has staying power means that you can still get parts, those parts and accessories are tried and true, and the price is lower. Can’t beat that! So we’ve updated some of the descriptions for those classic RC items and will present it for Throw Back Thursday at The RCNetwork. First up is the popular Axial Yeti XL KIT.
The Axial Yeti XL KIT Version has hit the DIRT!!! What a pleasure to drive this 1/6th scale Monster Buggy from the Scale Gods, Axial. Powering my XL KIT is monster power! The Tekin RX8 Gen 2 ESC with the BIG 4038 T8 Gen 2, 2000kv sensored motor, Hitec 9380 Brushless HV servo cranking 472 oz/in of torque and a pair of MaxAmps 2s 6500mah 75c/150c Lipo batteries in series.
Special thanks to Derek for being the official RCNetwork Cameraman!
Check out my build thread at RCCrawler for detailed photos during the build:
Axial has done it again! They raised the bar even on themselves offering a Yeti XL KIT version to the already Epic Yeti XL RTR! This 1/8th (It seems like 1/6th scale, no joke!) scale Rock Racer will start life as a box of parts and will morph into a scale desert monster buggy ready to take on almost any terrain. With the included upgrades over the RTR version, The Yeti XL KIT version will be the hit of any RC collection!
Some info from Axial Racing:
Now in kit form, the Yeti™ XL monster buggy kit is a skillfully engineered truck with a solid rear axle and independent front suspension. Its distinct aesthetic and technical elements were inspired by full-size desert trucks. Its strategically engineered design supplies bashing stamina while delivering a high level of technical rock racing abilities without compromise in either category. This kit version will accept standard 1/8th scale brushless 4-pole systems and most industry standard stick packs. Precision Icon Vehicle Dynamics aluminum shocks are standard equipment and deliver smooth suspension movement for consistent handling. We’ve also included a rear sway bar (medium, 3.4mm), 3mm aluminum lower link plates, aluminum 17mm hex hubs and nuts, adjustable steel turnbuckles, and officially licensed 3.8 Falken WildPeak M/T tires in our S30 compound.
The AR60 XL™ solid rear axle is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. An added reinforced axle truss strengthens the rear axle by reducing flex and by distributing the force of potentially damaging impacts. The combination of our axles and a true 4-link suspension gives you optimal performance for any terrain with the look of a real 1:1 vehicle. Maintenance is easy – simply remove four screws to access the rear differential.
Icon Vehicle Dynamics aluminum shocks feature Big Bore 16™ precision machined pistons which offer smooth performance throughout the range of travel. Made to tight tolerances, these aluminum shocks feature clear coated polished aluminum bodies and are threaded for quick ride height adjustments and pre-load tuning. They also feature non-functional aluminum shock reservoirs with official Icon Vehicle Dynamics graphics for realistic scale looks!
The WildPeak All Terrain tire has amazing traction on many surfaces, even with its rather conservative pattern. This fact alone has had the entire industry on the edge of their seats waiting to see what the Falken rubber will be able to do with a more aggressive pattern. The WildPeak M/T version of this tire is here, albeit in a prototype stage. These prototypes are already being put through their paces by the who’s who of the off road world. With tremendous success in competitive rock racing, this tire is already in very high demand. The Axial S30 compound will offer the performance you have come to expect from Axial.
Is the Axial Yeti XL KIT on your list?