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Axial Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck® 1/10 Scale Electric 4WD

Old 10-09-2015, 04:14 PM
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Default Axial Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck® 1/10 Scale Electric 4WD





https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=324&v=tG4ZsU08uXU
More info at Axial's site. I don't know if the whole Trophy Truck thing will take off, but with more and more companies stepping up to the plate, it looks promising.

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Old 10-10-2015, 03:16 PM
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When the Yeti came out i was disappointed it wasn't a trophy truck. Nice to see they've done the obvious and fixed that problem! Now we just need the XL version....

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For me the XL versions means "extra loot" needed to get up and running. I would love the extra heft, and size of the 1/8 Yeti, but the price tag is just a little too far outta reach for me.

After doing exhausting research, and finally settling on the Yeti 1/10 kit, I knew what I was getting into when purchasing the Yeti. I was thrilled to see the Yeti get the Car Of The Year award from RCCA, and I could gloat a lil' bit after I posted a somewhat of a prediction, back in May, of the brought back to life "Best Offroad RC Car" thread. If Axial's Yeti would jump just a tad bit better, I would wholeheartedly classify it as my "Best Fun Driving Off-Road RC" that I have. As far as the nose heavy front end goes, I think there is not much to do other than add weight to the rear end. I hope it doesn't deter people from the platform. The only thing I can say is...make sure you have enough "ummph" left over at the lip of some jumps to try to correct the flight pattern.
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I saw this the other day in an advert. Looks promising.
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Trophy trucks is where this platform belongs IMO. I would be more inclined to buy one of these for racing purposes than the other Yeti. But the Yeti XL doesn't look all that bad. A Yeti might be in my sig someday...
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I think this looks great, and DieHarder is certainly right about where it belongs. In my eyes though, this cannot be a good design for racing compared to an SC10 or 22SC or whatever. Just looks a little... tippy and sketchy. But what do I know? DieHarder, make sure to keep me updated once you buy one! Lol
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Ya know what's funny: I just got my RCCA magazine, and the feature story is on making exactly this truck using Axial & aftermarket parts!
Apparently Axial includes drive shaft parts with the Yeti to shorten it, and you can buy plastic or aluminum lower rear links for the Vaterra Twin Hammers and upper links from the Wraith to shorten the wheelbase to fit a SC/Trophy-Truck body. The Yeti also includes a faux radiator which adds to the look. The guy in the magazine used some aluminum tubing, shrink-wrap, and some wire to make faux shock reservoirs he attached to the roll cage on each side. An RPM spare tire carrier and a couple extra tires complete the look. He also sprayed the roll cage florescent green, cut out the window lexan, and added window nets made from rain gutter netting. The look is awesome. Even better than the OEM one.
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.....and on page 150: True remote-reservior shocks!
Not too expensive either at $20. Put those on the Yeti SCORE for even more realism. (Tho the licensed King Shocks are nice too, just pretty normal looking)
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I saw them too EXT2Rob, Is that each or for a pair? On the Atees site it's not too clear...
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Yeah, $20 a pair. They had a great write up in the RC Car Action mag.



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Big Squid gave them a favorable nod of approval too! I think...... When I get around to building a scale crawler.....I'll look at these a bit closer. Price is awesome, but the Pro-Lines currently have my $

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