The 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 playground just got a lot smaller – YETI XL™
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
The AR60 XL™ solid rear axle is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. An added reinforced axle truss strengthens the rear axle by reducing flex and by distributing the force of potentially damaging impacts. 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. Maintenance is easy – simply remove four screws to access the rear differential.
2200KV BRUSHLESS MOTOR,
When you are talking big chassis and big wheel combinations, there is one company that stands out when it comes to BIG POWER and that is Castle Creations! The Axial Yeti XL™ is powered by a Castle Creations 2200KV 4-pole brushless motor which provides unimaginable amounts of power, amazing torque and blazing-speed for this rock bashing monster.
WB XL CVJ REAR DRIVESHAFT
This design uses less parts for a stronger, more durable and tighter fitment. While this is a more compact design, it uses larger diameter bearings to keep the input gear stable under instant heavy power. Axial has continually developed our plastic driveshafts and has taken this accumulative knowledge and put it into this beefy driveshaft. The composite material was specifically chosen for it’s resistance to heat and the ability to withstand direct impact.
• Less slop = less driveline clunk with instant power transfer
• Captured cross pin design, no set screws to lose
• Increased surface area at the connection between the ball joint and the composite drive shaft
• Captured cross pin design eliminates older set screw design for more durability and easy maintenance
All-METAL / HI-LO TRANSMISSION
Metal where it matters most! The Yeti XL™ features an all metal gear transmission specifically designed for this chassis, along with CNC cut metal gears in both the front and rear differentials. With all metal internal gears, this full ball bearing transmission has the strength to endure the harshest rock racing environment and brushless power. The factory 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.
DUAL SLIPPER CLUTCH
Our dual slipper design uses an aluminum pad on each side of the spur gear which provides the right amount of slip for performance and heat resistance for durability. The all-metal spur gear features 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!
CNC METAL CUT GEARS
Massive brushless power requires heavy duty drivetrain components. The Yeti XL™ features hardened steel CNC cut metal gears in both the front and rear differentials for the ultimate in strength and durability.
WB XL CVJ PROP SHAFT
The rebuildable prop shaft delivers the power from the transmission to the front differential. The prop shaft features an all metal, super strong CVJ design and they’re completely rebuildable.
FRONT CVJ METAL UNIVERSALS
The front universals feature an all metal, super strong CVJ design and they’re completely rebuildable. The benefit of a universal joint is an increased steering angle and precise fitment for an efficient driveline. The captured pin design allows for better reliability and easier maintenance
ALUMINUM CHASSIS BRACES
The Yeti XL™ features integrated upper and lower aluminum chassis braces to increase stiffness and durabilty
INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION (IFS)
The 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 XL™ 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 bashing.
BIG BORE 16™ SHOCKS
In the suspension department, the Yeti XL™ is equipped with the industry’s first 1/8th scale solid rear axle with an independent front suspension [IFS] setup. The suspension is controlled by massive 20mm aluminum shock bodies that house big bore 16mm pistons on beefy 4mm shock shafts to help maintain high speed stability when running through a diverse range of terrain. Precision machined Big Bore 16™ shocks are standard equipment and deliver smooth suspension movement for consistent handling.
4-LINKED REAR SUSPENSION
The Yeti XL™ features the massive AR60 XL™ solid rear axle with 4-linked rear suspension. The Yeti XL™ chassis offers multiple upper link positions to adjust the anti-squat. These tuning options will help you get the most performance from your rig.