After weeks of teasing, the Axial Yeti Rock Racer is finally unveiled! The Axial Yeti is a skillfully engineered rock racing vehicle with a solid rear axle and independent front suspension. It’s built to withstand the punishment of rock racing at a high level of performance. Its distinct aesthetic and technical elements were inspired by full-size desert trucks and various off road vehicles. The Axial Yeti is a no compromise mix of speed and handling unlike any other RC vehicle. Its strategically engineered design supplies bashing stamina while delivering a high level of technical rock racing abilities without compromise in either category. It’s powered by a 3150KV 4 pole brushless motor which provides the perfect amount of torque and speed for this rock racing monster. The long can design provides a massive amount of power, especially when powered by 3S. In the suspension department, the Yeti is equipped with an independent front suspension system to help maintain high speed stability when running through a diverse range of terrain. Precision machined aluminum shocks are standard equipment and deliver smooth suspension movement for consistent handling.
RC Rock Racing
Rock Racing is the next up and coming form of RC off road racing. Enthusiasts are taking it upon themselves to go back to the dirt with tracks composed of loose surfaces and big rocks. It’s distinct aesthetic and technical elements were inspired by full-size desert trucks and various off road vehicles, especially rock racers, which are built for high speed performance through flat desert sections, and durability when tackling extreme off road terrain.
The Yeti is a skillfully engineered rock racing vehicle with a solid rear axle and an independent front suspension that supplies unforgiving bashing stamina while delivering a high level of technical rock racing abilities without compromising in either category.
Independent Front Suspension
The Axial Yeti is equipped with an Independent Front Suspension [IFS] system to help maintain high speed stability when running through a diverse range of terrain. Every rock the Yeti will encounter is individual. They come in random sizes and are scattered throughout the course, making the terrain varied from one side of the vehicle to the other. 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.
Waterproof Brushless Motor
The Axial Yeti includes a 3150KV 4-pole brushless motor providing the perfect amount of torque and speed for this rock racing monster. The long can design provides a massive amount of power, especially when powered by 3S. Whether ripping through the fields or negotiating technical terrain, this power plant has you covered.
Waterproof Castle Creations Vanguard ESC
Developed by Castle Creation for Axial, the Vanguard ESC provides exceptional power, braking and adjustability. The ESC comes standard with Deans Ultra Plugs. The ESC can be programmed manually via Castle Field Programming Card or through the Castle Link software interface (optional).
Aluminum Shock Bodies
Usually an option from Axial, these aluminum shock bodies are standard equipment in the Axial Yeti, making for very smooth suspension movement throughout the full range of wheel travel. These bodies are precision machined for consistent handling when putting the Yeti™ through its paces.
Axial AR60 OCP Axle
The Axial Yeti features a AR60 OCP-Axle which is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. 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.
4 Link Rear Suspension
The Yeti features the proven AR60 rear axle with a completely new 4-linked rear suspension. The Axial Yeti chassis offers three upper link positions to adjust the anti-squat. The lower link mounts can be flipped to change the roll center. These advanced tuning options will help you get the most performance from your rig.
Rear Sway Bar
The pursuit of horsepower and the ability to put the power to the ground is one of the main aspects of offroad racing. This unique torsion bar design with long pivot arms used in conjunction with the long travel suspension is designed to help control the torque twist associated with massive power. This system also helps reduce body roll and adds stability at high speeds.
BFGoodRich Krawler TA Tires
In the full-size offroad world, BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX tires are the winner of more rock-crawling championships than all other tires combined (Race spec tire, Years 2004 through 2008). The Axial Yeti version of this tire captures the same aggressive look and provides awesome performance on a wide variety of surfaces. This is the perfect tire for this style of vehicle due to it’s high level of performance and diversity.
Walker Evans Racing Wheels
Officially licensed Walker Evans Racing beadlock wheels dressed in an aggressive all black style and they work with most 2.2 tires. Axial’s IFD (Interchangeable Face Design) wheel system makes it easy to dress it up with a new look. The wheel design allows you to vary the amount of air passing through the breather holes. You can select between having one, two or three open holes (two, four or six total) by rotating the inner (beadlock) ring. The position is locked with reassembly.
WB8 Wildboard HD Driveshaft
The Axial Yeti’s WB8 HD rear driveshaft features an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength. A center splined slider floats between each end and features added material which reduces flex and fatigue.
WB8 HD Center CVD Joint
The WB8 HD Wildboar Driveshaft Joint is employed from the transmission to the front bulkhead. It features an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength.
Dual Slipper Clutch
The Axial Yeti’s dual slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface area. This allows for more precise tuning and holding power. The spur gear features strong, 32 pitch gearing for high torque applications.
Protective Transmission Cover
Helps keep dirt and debris out of your pinion and spur gear for a quiet and efficient drivetrain, and it also prevents any loose wires from getting chewed up!
The Hi-Lo transmission was specifically designed for the Axial Yeti chassis. With all metal internal gears, this full ball bearing transmission has the strength to endure the harshest rock racing environment and brushless power. The Yeti’s stock gearbox comes as a single speed with the high gear installed for high speed fun. The integrated motor mount features a wide range of movement for endless gearing options. Optional two-speed transmission component sold separately.
The Axial Yeti features an updated EXO steering rack that offers additional strength for 2.2 size tires, and double shear capture points on the steering tie rods for ready-to-go rock racing action!
Realistic scale details include: polycarbonate interior tray with molded driver figures and dashboard, two black styrene helmets, molded exhaust outlets, molded grill, molded headlight buckets, and molded hood vents. The body bolts to the scale Y-380 cage assembly using multiple mounting points.
Adjustable Battery Tray
The integrated battery tray can be easily accessed by removing the two front body pins and pivoting up the entire body. Gain full access to the battery trap door by removing the remaining body pin. The battery tray is fully height adjustable with four button head screws, making room for most standard sized 2S and 3S LiPo battery packs.
3 Channel Receiver
The AR-3 2.4 GHz receiver uses no crystals so you’ll experience worry free driving with no frequency conflicts. This lightweight, compact, and bind button equipped receiver with LED indicator makes setup easy!
Waterproof Receiver Box
The new waterproof receiver box is integrated into the bottom of the Yeti™ chassis. Three different silicone seals are included, one for the antenna, one for the servo wires (includes three slots for three channels), and one acts as a gasket for the receiver box cover. No more stress when running in mud, water, or snow!
Metal Gear Servo
The included Tactic TSX45 metal gear servo is rated at 151 oz-in of torque for massive turning power and dual ball bearings provide smooth and precise movement for the metal gear train.
2.4Ghz Radio System
The AX-3 2.4GHz transmitter is a two channel, pistol grip radio with servo reversing switches for steering and throttle, trim dials for fine tuning steering and throttle centers. The battery indicator light also lets you know when your transmitter batteries run low.
- Length: 19.5″ (495mm)
- Width: 12.3″ (312mm)
- Height: 7.7″ (195mm)
- Wheelbase: 14.2″ (360mm)
- Ground Clearance: 2″ (50mm)
- Weight: 6.5lbs (2.9kg)
- Release Date: August
- Part: AX90026
- Price: $430