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Old 06-23-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hey all, here is the BigSquidRC.com review of the Yeti w/ video.

Link - Axial Yeti Review – A Rock Racing Beast – With Video « Big Squid RC – News, Reviews, Videos, and More!

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:14 PM   #2
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Great review, thanks!
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Is the handling of YETI really that bad?

"Handling: C The Yeti is a bit nose heavy in the jumps. The pushing in the turns takes a little skill to corner tight, but it’s hard to ask for more with such a well rounded vehicle."

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Old 06-23-2014, 03:03 PM   #4
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Nice vid. The testing area looks like the same one that Badger was at. These new rigs appear to be tough, there were plenty of bad landings/crashes at full throttle and the trucks just kept on going.
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I think they did a good job on the review as usual, however, I think they missed the mark on the time to bash score and workability scoring with a "B" in each category. With most RC's I own you have to remove 4 body clips and remove more clips or undo velcro straps to remove the battery, the Yeti you have to remove only 2 body clips and 1 battery tray clip, that's a total of 3 clips to replace the battery. How is that NOT an A for outstanding, I mean who has time these days to remove 4 body clips?!? uugh.... that makes me sweat just thinking doing about that much work.
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who has time these days to remove 4 body clips?!? uugh.... that makes me sweat just thinking doing about that much work.
Who want's to lose 4 body clips in my case... 3, that's one less now isn't it.
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I think they did a good job on the review as usual, however, I think they missed the mark on the time to bash score and workability scoring with a "B" in each category. With most RC's I own you have to remove 4 body clips and remove more clips or undo velcro straps to remove the battery, the Yeti you have to remove only 2 body clips and 1 battery tray clip, that's a total of 3 clips to replace the battery. How is that NOT an A for outstanding, I mean who has time these days to remove 4 body clips?!? uugh.... that makes me sweat just thinking doing about that much work.
I guess it gets an A if it ejects the battery and throws a new one in for you.
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I think they did a good job on the review as usual, however, I think they missed the mark on the time to bash score and workability scoring with a "B" in each category. With most RC's I own you have to remove 4 body clips and remove more clips or undo velcro straps to remove the battery, the Yeti you have to remove only 2 body clips and 1 battery tray clip, that's a total of 3 clips to replace the battery. How is that NOT an A for outstanding, I mean who has time these days to remove 4 body clips?!? uugh.... that makes me sweat just thinking doing about that much work.


Not to mention, your video was better (see: A for Outstanding)... theirs was a B minus at best.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:26 AM   #9
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After watching the video... I am so getting one of these!!
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Needs functional weight in the rear. This is what I'm doin' to the rear right out of the gate or box:
1) SuperShafty Exclusive 3.40" MIP drive shaft
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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U should do a currie rear axle 140 bucks isn't that bad when u add up the pice to make the stock axle strong enough. I have a few sets of them on rigs and man They are amazing and it will add that weight u were looking for
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U should do a currie rear axle 140 bucks isn't that bad when u add up the pice to make the stock axle strong enough. I have a few sets of them on rigs and man They are amazing and it will add that weight u were looking for
Cheaper and gives link mounting options from Erik DLux:

AR60/Wraith Servo/Truss/Link mount

A heavy axle and wheels is not good on go fast stuff.

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A heavy axle and wheels is not good on go fast stuff.
This is correct.
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He said rear weight in it so I was just making a suggestion keeps it low an adds weight. I like that product d lux makes. Good stuff. Thank you
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He said rear weight in it so I was just making a suggestion keeps it low an adds weight. I like that product d lux makes. Good stuff. Thank you
Good point on rear weight, I prefer to keep mass non-rotating and sprung vs un-sprung. Also hard to say one person to another's opinion on weight bias. I'd have to drive it or put it on two scales to weigh the actual F/R bias. There is also a box in the rear for weight or whatever. Stick on lead weights are also an option.
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It's hard to say what's going to work. I like the currie only bc it's a stong sob and I know the rear axl is going to take some hits. They really are not that much heavier than a stock axle with aluminum upgrades.
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I never tried that truss but my axles always break right under the ring gear or I break an outter off.
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Copied from big squid review "Crawling: The stock vehicle is set up for high speed! Shortly after it’s released there will be a option to add a low speed gear and change them on the fly. We are looking forward to that." So, the transmission only comes with one speed?

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So, the transmission only comes with one speed?
This is correct. Locked in GoFast mode.
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