HemiStorm’s Yeti XXL

By Axial Staff on May 17, 2016

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About a year ago, you may have noticed a project that popped up on YouTube created by HemiStorm RC, an Axial Yeti XXL. For a split second this may seem confusing because you’re probably asking yourself, does Axial make a Yeti XXL? Unfortunately that is not the case. However, HemiStorm had an idea that would technically produce the largest Yeti XL in existence by grafting two, YES TWO, Yeti XL’s together and appropriately calling it the “Yeti XXL.” Essentially the back half of one chassis was cut off just in front of the transmission while the front half of another chassis was cut off just behind the transmission thus giving the Yeti XXL two transmissions. It seems slightly odd, but when you toss in two Castle Creations Mamba Monster X ESC’s the idea starts to make sense. Each half of the vehicle is powered by its own esc and transmission allowing for the possibility of adding front or rear bias to the drivetrain. It’s an excellent idea considering the entire array of channel mixing capabilities within the Futaba 4PL radio he uses. To HemiStorm’s credit, this was a massive task to take on that required a bit of engineering know-how, some trial and error, and the acquisition of a few special tools. In order to properly tell the story behind the Yeti XXL, Hemistorm is going to be the best storyteller.

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Think of this as a tutorial or timeline behind his Yeti XXL build. So grab a notepad, some snacks, and click the auto play button on your YouTube account to watch the entirety of his build process because it’s certainly worth a watch.

The entire Yeti XXL progress in one playlist:

Now that you’ve got your healthy dose of video behind what it took for HemiStorm to make the Yeti XXL, it’s time for photos. While Chris was in town for RCX he made a pitstop over to Axial HQ so we could get a closer look.

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Chris de Graaf a.k.a. “HemiStorm” and Axial’s Rodney Wills having a few choice words.

It goes without saying, but HemiStorm you’ve truly built a one-of-a-kind vehicle. Keep up all the great work and if you want to follow Chris on his various social media platforms see the links below.

Where to find HemiStorm:
YouTube
Facebook
Instagram


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