I knew I was headed to the Halifax RC Park yesterday to check on the condition of the new Track surface. The track won’t be ready for another day or two, but I wanted to RC, so I brought along my Axial Yeti XL and put it through the mud over on the Bashing side of the Halifax RC Park. This side of the park underwent some changes over the weekend as well. The big mound of dirt in the middle is gone and has been replace with 5 smaller jumps. This side should be pretty neat once it dries out. The drainage on this side has improved this year as well, but more work could be done in the future.
The Yeti XL loved the conditions and is a true “Mudder“. I came away with no broken parts, but I was covered in mud. After todays run I think I will pick up a sway bar kit for the Yeti XL, I couldn’t push it in the turns like I would have liked. The conditions were also a factor in the lack of handling, but the conditions also added to the fun. After you accidently spray mud on yourself 3 times, you no longer care……………. until it is time to get into the car and drive home.
Axial are releasing the 1/8 Axial Yeti XL Monster Buggy as a kit. There are a few upgrades in the Kit that are not found in the RTR.
- Precision Icon Vehicle Dynamics aluminum shocks
- A Rear Sway Bar
- 3mm Aluminum Lower Link Plates
- Aluminum 17mm Hex Hubs and Nuts
- Adjustable Steel Turnbuckles
In addition to all of that, the kit will also include: Continue Reading
The Axial Yeti XL is an impressive looking RC vehicle, by the size alone it commands attention. It is the first of its kind, classified as a 1/8 scale Monster Buggy. Since its November 2014 release, many people have had questions, so lets take a closer look at it and see if it’s worth the $699 US price tag. (It can be found cheaper using coupons and promos offered by various sellers.)
What is in The Box
The box is huge and inside it you find the Axial Yeti XL, a 2.4ghz Transmitter, a Manual and some Parts Bags that include two extra sets of Helmets ready to be customized, Body Clip Pull Tabs (No clips), some of the Yeti XL’s include Diff Shims that need to be installed (Rumour has it the new ones already have the shims installed at the factory), assorted Shock Pistons, Hallow Balls, Body Mounts and some other goodies.
Out of the box, the Yeti XL is just very cool to look at. You should find yourself grinning ear to ear. Upon closer look, you may find some issues. Example: The left rear tire on mine was not glued to the rim at all. At that point it was time for a closer inspection. Continue Reading
STRC CNC Machined Aluminum Diff Cover
STRC has released a Red CNC Machined Aluminum Diff Cover for Axial Wraith. This slick looking Limited Edition part will come in a pack of 2. They are available now at a price of $35.99. Use Part# STA80070DR2 to get more details.
STRC really make some nice looking gear.
STRC Axial SCX10 Short Wheelbase Chassis Conversion Kit
STRC have released a Axial SCX10 Short Wheelbase Chassis Conversion Kit. The Chassis Rails are solid 4mm CNC machined aluminum and lock in the center skid plate with a pair of 4mm CNC machined Aluminum side plates. You will also receive a full set of aluminum suspension links which shorten the wheelbase to approx. 250mm. With the battery now up front over the front axles, STRC has included hardware and Aluminum accessories to redistribute the weight. The new wheelbase will allow for the highly detailed and very popular Tamiya Bodies from the CC-01 platform (Mercedes Unimog, Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Land Cruiser, and the upcoming Toyota FJ Cruiser).
The SCX10 Conversion kit is available in 3 colours Black (Part# STA30502SBK), Gun Metal (Part# STA30502SGM) and Silver (Part# STA30502SS) and will have a MSRP of $69.99.
More details can be found by checking out STRC.com
Axial’s Poison Spyder Venom One body
Are you looking for a new body for your Axial Wraith? Well AxialRacing.com has you covered, in addition to the replica Poison Spyder Venom One body, they have 4 other new releases for the month of November. You can see what’s new from Axial Racing by clicking Axial New Releases.
Axial SCX-10 owners can change the look of their rig and upgrade it as well! The kit includes new ladder rails, alloy transmission plate, alloy shock mounts, alloy body posts, alloy rock slider mounts, alloy upper Y-links, and a pair of HD telescoping center drive shafts. The chassis kits are available in six colors: black, blue, green, gunmetal, red, or silver.