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My mid-review update of the Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer. Overall, I love this vehicle in stock configuration. I may throw a brushless motor/ESC at it down the road, but for now, it's got a decent amount of speed with the stock 40-T motor. The biggest issue that I've found has been the steering servo strength.

I've got an upgrade on the way and will document that install process, but for now, here are my thoughts at the mid-way point of my review: https://youtu.be/umR2vNhhR3c

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My oldest son is raising funds for the American Heart Association (through Jumprope for Heart) and could use your help! He's hoping to reach his goal of $250. If you want to help out, please check out the donation page. Thanks!

http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1163059&supId=444006099&msource=zooEmail&ecard_linktrack=1171975

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The weather (and weekend schedule) finally cooperated with me and I was able to get the Yeti Jr. out for a spin in the yard. With the recent rain and snow-melt that we've had, my yard is a soggy, spongy mess, so I was happy to be wheeling a lightweight vehicle acrossed it.

As luck would have it, one smaller pile of snow remained, giving me a natural obstacle to jump the Yeti Jr. off of and, I have to say, this little buggy is FUN to play around with. On more than one occassion, I forgot that I was filming and just started ripping around the yard and blasting over whatever bumps I could find.

I'm considering putting a brushless system into it, as I feel it could use a small power increase. That said, the 40T motor and stock gearing are impressive and it's able to zip around without any issues. Now I have to resist the urge to pick up another one...or any other similar 1/18-scale machine. For the time-being, at least...

https://youtu.be/ra1OzlcrFCk

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My kids and I have launched a YouTube channel where we share our various hobbies and collections. Here is a video overview of the Nerf Modulus Recom MKII foam dart gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcGBDgJ875s

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I have been using my Christmas gift (3D printer) non-stop since yesterday. I've printed some 1/10 traffic cones, 1/25 jerry cans, and designed and printed a simple cargo box for the Pro-Line Ambush. This is too much fun to create with!
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I started thinking about the little Kyosho Pocket Armor tank that "Santa" brought for my oldest son last year and realized it hadn't seen any action for a while. The kiddo and I fired it up for a spin around the basement and set up some quick obstacles for it to take on.

For something so lightweight and small, it does a nice job of motoring through, up, and around things. A fun little machine. So much fun that I ordered one for myself. Epic battles are on the horizon!

https://youtu.be/V1OnRwTJkKY

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The kids and I had some fun with some R/C machines last weekend, notably the Carisma GT24 series cars.

My oldest son is a huge fan of the GT24B buggy (as am I) while the two younger boys liked thrashing the monster truck around. We found a great spot not far from us too. I foresee some return trips in our future.

https://youtu.be/GCTfiI6IzVc

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The kids and I had some fun with some R/C machines last weekend, notably the Carisma GT24 series cars.

My oldest son is a huge fan of the GT24B buggy (as am I) while the two younger boys liked thrashing the monster truck around. We found a great spot not far from us too. I foresee some return trips in our future.

https://youtu.be/GCTfiI6IzVc

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An indoor jumping session with the Carisma GT24T. This is one fun mini-R/C truck!

https://youtu.be/tZYI1SchaX0

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Reviewing Pro-Line's Ambush 4x4

Finally, after more than a month of driving, testing, and admiring, my review of the Pro-Line Ambush 4x4 is complete. I'll warn you up front, this is a lengthy read. That said, I didn't want to leave any stone unturned and felt that a vehicle that has been so well-crafted deserved to have its many attributes written about and discussed.

It has become one of the most enoyable radio-controlled machines that I've had the opportunity to drive, which is saying a lot. If you're a fan of small-scale and trail/crawling machines, this is a model worth taking a look at.

Read the full review here: http://smallscalerc.com/pro-line-ambush-4x4-the-review/
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