I know it’s kinda odd to post a review of a vehicle before the release details, but sometimes that is the way it goes with Axial Racing. Whilst i”m not sold on the rock racer vs rock crawler thing, I have to say the sheer size of this unit appeals.
So, the AX90032 Yeti XL™ Monster Buggy 1/8th Scale Electric 4WD – RTR is one BIG R/C car. While they are calling it 1:8, it’s nearly the size of a 1:5 HPI Baja. RRP is listed as $700, so i’m not sure how that will translate here in Australia with the Aussie Dollar falling somewhat of late.
he Axial Yeti XL™ Monster Buggy; a new category, a new frontier, a new dimension. From the beginning of the concept through the design phase, we drew upon our brand philosophy to develop and deliver something different to the R/C monster truck arena. Monster trucks are known for bashability, so we jumped head first into the segment by creating a vehicle with insane brushless power along with features that would allow it to withstand the abuse that comes with the territory. From the outset, the goal of maintaining brand heritage was a priority. Our research and development team took those traits and attributes, mixed them with the Axial design ethos which is heavily rooted in full size rock racing, and developed what could be considered the next level in R/C monster truck design. The Yeti XL™ is powered by a Castle Creations 2200KV 4-pole Vanguard XL brushless motor and it’s equipped with the industry’s first 8th scale solid rear axle with an independent front suspension [IFS] chassis system. Everything’s kept under control by massive 20mm aluminum shock bodies that house Big Bore 16™ (16mm) pistons on beefy 4mm shock shafts which help maintain high speed stability when running through a wide variety of terrain. With this, we have yet again skirted the mainstream and delivered a vehicle that falls into it’s own niche, the Monster Buggy.
|• Powered By: Castle Creations 2200KV 4-Pole Vanguard XL brushless motor|
|• Massive 20mm aluminum shock bodies, 16mm pistons, 4mm shock shafts|
|• AR60 XL™ solid rear axle, 4-linked with multiple tuning options|
|• Independent front suspension (IFS)|
|• Front CVJ metal universals|
|• All metal gear transmission, CNC metal cut differential gears|
|• BFGoodrich® Krawler™ T/A® KX tires on 3.8 Raceline Monster wheels|
|• Vanguard AE-4 XL ESC, 4S / 6S LiPo, waterproof|
|• Metal gear Tactic TSX45 MG servo, 151 oz-in, water resistant|
|• Waterproof receiver box|