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    Default OHOs Axial Yeti RTR

    As some may know, I had one of these previously, the kit version though.
    Now, I sold it because it handled like absolute crap, so I didn't really consider another one, but having been to my LHS I got talking to the guy and he explained the RTRs come with a live front diff but my kit came with a lock front diff (now thinking about it, that would create the absolutely terrible handling) so I decided to take a gamble and picked up an RTR.
    Happy to report, it handles 50x better than the kit one I had did.
    I don't plan on going stupid on upgrades, but I know a few people enjoy looking at my pictures and watching my videos so I thought I'd make a thread for it
    I first ran it on a 2s and thought it actually ran pretty good, for a 3150kv motor... I then ran it on 3s and realised it was completely unnecessary for what I want to use the truck for, so I'm sticking with 2s but I've ordered a range of pinions for it and plan on moving to about an 18-19 from the stock 16, just so it doesn't top out quite so quickly, but power wise, it's great on a 2s for my needs, motor was cold, ESC was cold, LiPo was cold, they fit better in the trays and I have more 2s than 3s, so an overall win.
    Must admit, I'm impressed with how versatile it is, while I'm not the first to have one, I will still share my personal thoughts and insights because the ground I run on can be quite demanding sometimes, even if the footage doesn't always show it, so it'll be interesting to use it as a bit of a fast crawler and share my thoughts from that perspective, running alongside my SCX10.
    Anyway, I'll stop rambling and show some pictures and videos... Hope you enjoy!







    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1YM...ature=youtu.be

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    We found a new bash site tonight, completely by chance, it's a quarry, but they don't work weekend, it actually seems reasonably popular with dog walkers and nobody seems to mind, so we'll no doubt be heading here from time to time of an evening or weekend.
    Few pictures I took tonight, although no video because it really was just a chance encounter.








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    Some shiny new SSD 2.2s fitted today.
    I've only been through a couple of light splashes and the tyres were loaded with water, decided I needed some sealed ones.
    Look better, added a touch of even weight and are sealed, jobs a good'un!






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    During the run in the quarry I noticed the steering getting stuck a lot due to little stones getting into the steering assembly.

    So this evening I decided to make some crud/stone guards.

    Made from styrene, mainly for testing purposes, I may make some out of thick rubber for durability and flexibility, but we'll see how these go to begin with.










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    This Yeti is fast becoming one of my favourite RCs, it feels the perfect mixture of speed and crawling ability.
    Unfortunately this video was cut quite short because my steering went, thankfully it turned out to be 14 little stones stuck all around the steering assembly.
    I need to come up with something else with regards to the stone guards, but still enjoyed it and thought I'd upload the video anyway.
    First time using the head mount for ages as well.
    As always, please subscribe/like/share etc... It's very appreciated, for anyone who does it!
    I apologise for the border, I don't know why they keep randomly uploading like that... They aren't like that when played via my PC, I shall have to ask YouTube what's going on with that!





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yKo...ature=youtu.be

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    Another great day spent with the Yeti, this time my Dad brought his Tamiya Holiday Buggy along, here's some of the footage I caught.
    I apologise for the border, I really don't know why it keeps randomly doing that, I'm unsure if it's my camera settings or the editing software I'm using, but I'll try and sort it ASAP!
    Enjoy!
    As always, please feel free to subscribe and share, I really appreciate it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abUh...ature=youtu.be

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    Here's some footage and pictures from yesterday, out with both Yetis and the Summit.
    Great day was had all round.
    This was really a testing experiment with my Nikon to see how different settings did different things and such, also tried different angles and even sat it on the Summit!
    So it's not perfect, but it's really just a testing video for myself, but I thought I'd share anyway because it came out quite nice.
    I would highly value some feedback on the video as a whole.
    This was shot at 1080p 50FPS on a Nikon DSLR... I'm sure my editing software is killing the quality a bit when I'm exporting it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27vG...ature=youtu.be
























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    Well, we took the Yetis out for a bit of an impromptu bash, I had a rather nasty landing before the camera was turned on and completely snapped my axle housing, I show it early on in the video, so you know the reason one of the Yetis is failing at most stuff is because I was running in 3 wheel drive, with a live front axle, I had very little drive at all.
    I kept it going though, my motto is, if it will still move, I'll still beat on it.
    Didn't break anything else on the day thankfully, which is surprising with the fall my Dads Yeti took at the end, that drop is bigger than it appears on the camera due to being so zoomed in, the depth of field is deceiving, these Yetis keep on surprising us with what they will do and the kind of beating they will take.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Cm...ature=youtu.be

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    Here we go chaps, some bash footage with our Yetis, testing out my new GoPro Hero 3+ Black... Thought I'd upload the footage anyway, it's not great, but worth a watch I think

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8xs9brrwnI

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    I know most of us probably do our own RC maintenance, but I thought I'd take the opportunity while switching from standard AR60 axle, to an SSD extended axle, to video the process and show those who aren't so confident, that it's not hard and you gain experience, it can also be fun.
    Just to be clear, in case you don't check the video description, I put the diff in backwards on purpose, I was meant to talk about how easy it is to lose track when you've flipped your RC over and something to watch out for, unfortunately, I completely forgot to talk about it!
    I'm only 6 away from 150 subscribers now, which I set as a goal, I'd really really appreciate it if you'd hit the subscribe button and even like/share my content!


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    Another install video here on my Yeti, again, I know a lot of us do our own already, but figured if it helps just one person then it was worth the time it took to make it (longer than expected!)
    I'd also really like to hear some feedback, for those who watched part 1, which you found easier to follow.
    In this one, I don't talk, it's all on screen prompts when I felt they were needed.
    I'd love some feedback on it, good or bad, please.


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    Very nice car.
    I had an Axial Wraith but after some months I sell it because was too slow for me.
    But i'm interested in rock racer.
    It's nice to drive?
    The biggest problem with Wraith was turn at "full" speed. because overturn itself every time. This yeti is better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ando88 View Post
    Very nice car.
    I had an Axial Wraith but after some months I sell it because was too slow for me.
    But i'm interested in rock racer.
    It's nice to drive?
    The biggest problem with Wraith was turn at "full" speed. because overturn itself every time. This yeti is better?
    Hmmm, it's hard to say, I would definitely say the Yeti is more stable at speed, because the front axle is live, not locked, so that definitely helps.
    In truth, the term rock racer is a bit of a stupid one, because they aren't really designed to go really fast.
    They are more designed for loose surfaces, hitting the rocks and very rough terrain, but something like this, isn't really going to be super stable at high speeds.
    I run mine flat out on 3s sometimes, but not often, because it's not what it was designed to do, but in short, yes they do handle better than a Wraith, a lot of people say the Yeti is what the Wraith should have been, having had both, I sort of agree.
    The Yeti generally prefers a softer suspension set up, coupled with the live front axle and lower CoG, it does handle better.
    Check out my YouTube channel for some running videos and see what you think
    So, I hope that helps

    Yeti is back on 2.2s, the Vanquish rims looked damn good (in my opinion) but the tyres just weren't tall enough, the tread pattern is also amazing for rocks, but not much cop for what the Yeti will do, so back to stock, for now... Thankfully, I had a helper while I was rebuilding the stock wheels and tyres and she helped fit them
    I'm not keen on the stock wheels, so I shall be on the lookout for some 2.2 wheels, or some big beefy 1.9 tyres for my SSD wheels, I'm not 100% decided yet.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh How Original View Post
    Hmmm, it's hard to say, I would definitely say the Yeti is more stable at speed, because the front axle is live, not locked, so that definitely helps.
    In truth, the term rock racer is a bit of a stupid one, because they aren't really designed to go really fast.
    They are more designed for loose surfaces, hitting the rocks and very rough terrain, but something like this, isn't really going to be super stable at high speeds.
    I run mine flat out on 3s sometimes, but not often, because it's not what it was designed to do, but in short, yes they do handle better than a Wraith, a lot of people say the Yeti is what the Wraith should have been, having had both, I sort of agree.
    The Yeti generally prefers a softer suspension set up, coupled with the live front axle and lower CoG, it does handle better.
    Check out my YouTube channel for some running videos and see what you think
    So, I hope that helps

    Yeti is back on 2.2s, the Vanquish rims looked damn good (in my opinion) but the tyres just weren't tall enough, the tread pattern is also amazing for rocks, but not much cop for what the Yeti will do, so back to stock, for now... Thankfully, I had a helper while I was rebuilding the stock wheels and tyres and she helped fit them
    I'm not keen on the stock wheels, so I shall be on the lookout for some 2.2 wheels, or some big beefy 1.9 tyres for my SSD wheels, I'm not 100% decided yet.



    lol dan, your ''helper'' is just eyeing up those nice soft chewy black round things ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by spentallmymoneyagain View Post
    lol dan, your ''helper'' is just eyeing up those nice soft chewy black round things ,
    Haha, when she was a pup she'd have had them off and spat the wheels out she's good as gold now time seems to have flown by, only feels like yesterday she was a ball of black and tan fluff and she's nearly 6 now!





    And now...



    And then she spots the camera and..




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    Well, I finally got round to making the panels I have wanted since I bought the truck.
    I do like the look of it stock, but with my Dad having one as well (both RTRs) it can get surprisingly confusing when bashing, especially at a distance, so I cracked on with making panels, they are just made out of some 1.5mm lexan sheets I had, I made them quite thin, that way they are easy to cut and shape, they are wrapped in matt black vinyl.
    I'm not too happy with the bonnet (hood, for the American chaps) but it will have to do for now.
    I personally think it looks awesome and I'm happy with how it's turned out *






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    Wow! very nice work!

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    Looks better with the panels i think.

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    Yeah, I prefer it with the panels too!

    We took the Yetis out today, I really don't know if I'm liking this XL or not.
    Well, that's not strictly true, I do like it, I just don't really know if I'm enjoying it.
    Kinda on the fence at the moment, it's a really nice buggy/truck, don't get me wrong, but I miss my 1/10 and just want to play with that whenever I'm using this.
    Kinda weird, but hey ho, we'll see how things pan out... At the worst, I may look to sell/trade it for something else.
    Here's some pictures from today anyway, hope you enjoy!

    A nice hard landing!







    Ooops!





    My Dad almost took me out a couple of times with his Yeti...



    So I thought I'd return the favour and very nearly wiped him out!



    We then decided, after all that fun and mud, they needed washing... The most fun way we know how!





    And because there's no hair driers out here, I*decided to 'air' dry mine*





    And finally, it got a little bit too deep for the little Yeti... At one point it was up to the cockpit of the XL, but it kept going!


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