Category Archives: 1/18

Upgrades and Hop-Ups for the Axial Yeti Jr. (Rock Racer & SCORE Trophy Truck)

Upgrades and Hop-Ups for the Axial Yeti Jr. (Rock Racer & SCORE Trophy Truck)

Boost the performance of these versatile 1/18-scale vehicles with motor, servo, and chassis hop-ups. The two vehicles in Axial’s 1/18 off-road lineup have gained an impressive following since being released in late 2016. The Yeti Jr. Rock Racer and Yeti Jr. SCORE Trophy Truck are quite capable out of the box, however there are always…

TheToyz Rolls Out New Aluminum Upgrade Parts for the Axial Yeti Jr.

TheToyz Rolls Out New Aluminum Upgrade Parts for the Axial Yeti Jr.

Although Axial’s Yeti Jr. has been available for less than six months, there have been a number of upgrades and hop-ups available for it. If you own one of these 1/18-scale off-road vehicles, TheToyz has a few new aluminum upgrades to take a look at. Aluminum 6-Spoke Wheels Giving your Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer or…

Dromida’s 1/18-scale, Brushless-powered Monster Truck

Dromida’s 1/18-scale, Brushless-powered Monster Truck

The lineup of on-and-off-road vehicles in Dromida’s lineup has been steadily growing, making fans of small-scale vehicles (such as myself), very happy. Their latest offering brings another machine to their brushless-powered fleet. Introducing the Dromida Brushless Monster Truck. This 1/18-scale, 4-wheel drive truck is built for high-speed bashing and shares many of the same components…

How-To: Upgrade the Steering Servo on the Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

How-To: Upgrade the Steering Servo on the Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

I gauge the interest that I have in a radio-controlled vehicle on how often I reach for it before heading out for a drive. Lately, my go-to machine has been the Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer, a vehicle that I didn’t expect to be the level of fun with as I currently am. As I’ve reached…

First Impressions: Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

First Impressions: Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

2016 introduced many new and interesting models into the R/C world. While monster trucks were one of the hot vehicle types on the 1/10 scene, there was also a boom in the number of small-scale vehicles hitting hobby shop shelves. One of the most talked about releases of the year came during the close of…

Axial Yeti Jr. SCORE 1/18 Trophy Truck

Axial Yeti Jr. SCORE 1/18 Trophy Truck

Backyard off-road racing has a fresh, new look. Axial didn’t just dip their toe into the small-scale R/C world with the release of their Yeti Jr. 1/18 rock racer. They jumped in with two 1/18-scale models, based on the popular 1/10 and ⅛ Yeti off-road machines. The second vehicle release is the Yeti Jr. SCORE…

Axial’s Yeti Jr: A 1/18-scale R/C Rock Racer

Axial’s Yeti Jr: A 1/18-scale R/C Rock Racer

A lean, mean, small-scale radio-controlled machine. In nearly five years of being a R/C hobbyist and enthusiast, I can’t remember a seeing larger boom in the world of small-scale radio-controlled cars and trucks, as what we’ve seen this year. Not only have “traditional” vehicle types been announced and released (buggies, short course trucks, touring cars,…

Taking the ECX Torment 1/18 SCT to the Track

Taking the ECX Torment 1/18 SCT to the Track

How does this entry-level small-scale racer hold up after a day at the track? The following is a guest review of the ECX Torment 1/18-scale short course truck by Jacob Dohrmann of Rove RC. ECX Torment 1/18 Specifications Type: 4WD Short Course Truck Scale: 1/18 Length: 12.04 in (306mm) Width: 7.17 in (182mm) Height: 4.21…

Helion Animus 18DT

Helion Animus 18DT

One brand that’s well-known for their 1/10 radio-controlled cars and trucks, Helion has added a new 1/18-scale vehicle to their small-scale lineup, and it looks tough. The Animus 18DT is a desert truck that features a body style similar to what you’ll find on many off-road, endurance racing trucks. This 4-wheel drive, ready-to-run (RTR) R/C…

Team Associated Reflex 1/18 Buggy

Team Associated Reflex 1/18 Buggy

Rounding out the latest from Team Associated and their Qualifier Series small-scale additions is the Reflex, a 1/18 ready-to-run (RTR) buggy. Along with its relatives the Rival 1/18 Monster Truck and the Apex 1/18 Touring Car, the Reflex seems right at home with these other smaller-scale R/C machines. Using the same base configuration as the…