With the introduction of the Axial Yeti back in 2014, the bar was set. Axial introduced a vehicle that featured independent front suspension with a floating solid rear axle, something commonly reserved only for the full size off-road realm. This time around, the decision was made to make things a wee bit smaller, while still providing a high level of performance. Enter the new Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer 1/18. We’ve taken all that you’ve come to love and appreciate in the Yeti chassis, but shrunk it down to 1/18th scale. It’s powered by a 380 sized brushed motor which provides the perfect amount of torque and speed for this tiny rock racing monster. Also featuring a bespoke all-in-one programmable Tactic ESC and receiver, paired with a 3-wire micro high torque steering servo. At the end of the day, the goal was to build a simple, fun, and easy to drive Yeti that anyone can handle. The hardest part about the Yeti Jr Rock Racer is making sure you have enough battery packs charged in order to keep the adventure alive!
READY-TO-RUN COMPLETE – EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED!
In a fast paced world where space is limited and ease of use is paramount, charging the Axial Yeti Jr’s supplied Onyx 6-cell NiMH battery needs to be simple and convenient. This is where the Onyx USB NiMH Charger comes into play. It’s small, compact, and easy to operate. That’s all that’s required. Simply plug into a USB power source and plug the NiMH battery into the charger and you’re charging.
DURATRAX ONYX 7.2V NiMH BATTERY
Other batteries make claims to charge / discharge rates that can’t be substantiated, but Onyx packs are “true” rated, so they deliver on their performance promises. Now there are more capacity and configuration options to choose from, and all are priced to fit within a sport modeler’s budget!
AR18 SOLID REAR AXLE
To help keep the scale premise in check, simply shrinking down an existing axle was just not an option. In keeping the proportions correct along with yielding ample terrain clearance a new axle was designed, the Axial Yeti Jr AR18. Features include a compact two-piece design, captured pinion gear, and three-linked rear suspension with integrated sway-bar like support design for improved handling.
ADJUSTABLE COILOVER SHOCKS
The Axial Yeti Jr threaded shock bodies hold a single coilover spring. They are oil filled and allow you to tune the dampening rate.
INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION
The Yeti Jr is equipped with an Independent Front Suspension (IFS) system to help maintain high-speed stability when running through a diverse range of terrain. The IFS system allows you to better control the intended direction of travel at high speeds when one side is adjusting to overcome road obstructions. This stability that the IFS front end provides is paramount when rock racing.
CENTERED REAR DRIVESHAFT
The rear driveshaft is centered for efficiency, and is mated to the rear differential outdrive which is captured by a bearing to keep things running smoothly.
1.55 METHOD BEADLOCK STYLE WHEELS
Based off the popular Method 105 machined wheels, these officially licensed Axial Yeti Jr wheels are dressed in an aggressive all black style and they feature a standard sized 12mm hex for a strong, durable fit.
1.55 BFGOODRICH KRAWLER TIRES
In the full-size off-road world, they are the winner of more rock-crawling championships than all other tires combined (Race spec tire, Years 2004 through 2008). The Axial version captures the same aggressive look you’ve been waiting for, just smaller in size.
FULL BALL BEARINGS
Just because the Yeti Jr. is smaller in size doesn’t mean the features need to follow suit. No bushings found here, instead the Yeti Jr. drivetrain is freely spinning on sealed cartridge bearings throughout the entire vehicle.
TACTIC RE20 ESC/RECIEVER COMBO – AUTO-BIND EQUIPPED, WATERPROOF
The Axial Yeti Jr Tactic RE20 2.4GHz receiver/ESC is an all-in-one waterproof unit that uses no crystals and features an internal antenna, so you’ll experience worry free driving without frequency conflicts or antenna damage. This lightweight, compact, auto-bind equipped receiver/ESC with LED indicator makes setup easy! It’s also 2S LiPo capable with voltage cut-off and features an adjustable drag brake.
TACTIC TSX106 SERVO, WATER RESISTANT
The included water resistant Tactic TSX106 metal gear servo is rated at 26.5oz-in of torque for strong turning power.
No micro gearing here, instead the drivetrain features 48P gears, which is not only a robust design but also expands the number of possible gearing configurations. The spur gear is mated to a 10T metal pinion gear for optimal gearing.
ADJUSTABLE MOTOR MOUNT
Adjusting gear mesh to accommodate different sized pinion or spurs gears has never been easier with the help of a cam style motor mount design. The front top plate secures the cam motor plate in place and all screws thread down into the chassis, eliminating the need for extra long hex drivers in order to secure the motor and gear mesh.
40T BRUSHED ELECTRIC MOTOR, WATER RESISTANT
Delivering an even balance of speed and technical adventuring, the 380 40T motor features a worry-free design with enlarged cooling ports for extended periods of use. Easy operation: no tuning, no fuel, and no loud exhaust noise. Just plug ‘n’ go!
TACTIC TTX200 TRANSMITTER
The TTX200 2.4GHz transmitter is a two-channel pistol grip radio with digital channel reversing for both steering and throttle along with digital trim and end point adjustment. The radio is powered by four AA batteries (included) and also features SLT (Secure Link Technology) which creates an unbreakable link between the receiver and your transmitter. To bind the vehicle and transmitter, simply turn on the transmitter, power up the truck, and auto-bind does the work for you!
ADJUSTABLE BATTERY TRAY
The Axial Yeti Jr battery tray is fully length and height adjustable with multiple configurations available. It’s easily changeable between 6-cell NiMH battery packs or smaller sized 2S LiPo battery packs. The integrated battery tray can be easily accessed without having to remove any body clips or even the body, allowing for quick battery swaps.
- Part: AX90054
- Price: $180