EVERYBODY’S SCALIN’ – AXIAL CAN-AM YETI JR UPDATE
Hello everybody, over the last week in between test runs of the new Axial SCX10iii I was pulling out some of my rigs that haven’t been ran in while. One was the Axial Can-Am Yeti Jr., last summer the ESC took a dump after the Can-Am was submerged for a long period of time. Not really wanting to spend a lot of money I ordered the stock ESC, which is a combo ESC and receiver. I have to give a big thank you to one my local hobby shops Leisure Hours Hobbies for doing curb side pickup. As nice as it was to have my parts brought right to my truck, I can’t wait until all this is over and I can wander the hobby shops for hours.
Once the Can-Am was cleaned of all the petrified mud I ran into a little snag when trying to bind the new ESC combo with the stock remote. After about an hour of trying and searching for info I figured it out. Turn on the stock remote while having the wheel to its max point, then turn on the ESC and boom, you have now banded the stock remote with the ESC combo.
We got our hands on some 70mm Kronik shocks from Pitbull RC and after installing them on the Axial Can-Am I started looking into other upgrades. If you wanted to toss some cash at the Axial Can-Am you could get a lot of parts upgraded to make it a wicked little rig. Like always I plan on upgrading parts as they break. Now that the Can-Am is ready to hit the trails again but I don’t think it will be to long before I do something to break it again.
When the Can-Am first came out I wasn’t too sure if I would like it. I mean it was the very first release from Axial after Horizon took over, we were all expecting something else, not a Can-Am. So the rig was met with a lot of mixed feeling from the Crawler world. This is one of those rigs you must drive to understand, once I ran a few packs I was hooked. So hooked that I have been trying to get a group of buddies to get a few rigs so we can have some scale Can-Am racing at the Off-Road Park. Like they say, “you can judge a book by its cover” and in a way, I think the Can-Am is underrated and never really got its time in the spotlight. But there is only one way to find out for yourself, if you ever have the opportunity to drive one, I will strongly suggest doing it.
As I close out this week’s article, I would like to say stay safe and be smart. Wearing gloves and picking your noise is like taking a shower and then putting on dirty cloths lol. Have a great weekend and keep scalin’!