The Yucatan is a high-end "Ready-to-Run" crawler in scale 1:8 which is based on the successful ABSIMA CR3.4 chassis. All the features that made its smaller brothers in 1/10th scale (Sherpa, Khamba) so successful have been adopted. Due to the 1:8 chassis, even more extreme maneuvers are possible and due to the size of the body, details could be emphasized even better, which give the vehicle a beautiful driving image.
Portal axles not only offer a greater distance from the differential housing to the ground than conventional axles, they also have another positive feature. In conventional crawlers, torque applies so much force that the vehicle jumps over the obstacle. The design of portal axles reduces the gear ratio at the wheels and virtually eliminates torque shocks from the drive. The overall reduction ratio of the axle drive is more than double that of non-portal designs to ensure smooth running.
The YUCATAN Crawler has a 2-speed manual transmission that lets you overcome difficult terrain and also get to the next obstacle quickly. Simply press a button on the remote control and switch from the standard 1/37.1 (low-speed) to 1/15.1 (high-speed) gear ratio.
Lock and unlock the front and rear differentials independently for maximum performance on the track - all controlled remotely with your radio and 2 built-in mini servos. Leave the differential unlocked for smooth handling at high-speed. On technically challenging trails, you can lock the front differential, the rear differential, or even both to handle extreme terrain.
The drive concept - powered by HOBBYWING - includes an 80A (440A peak) waterproof speed controller and a 775 motor.
With an optionally available program box, 15 different parameters can be set:
n:Run. Mode / Bat. Typ / Initial Start Force / Max. Forward / Max. Reverse / Max Brake / Drag Brake / Drag Brake Rate / Neutral Range / Punch / PWM Frequency / BEC V / Freewheeling
The battery box has the dimension of approx. (L/W/H) 160x48x25mm and is thus designed for 2S or flat 3S LiPo batterieswhich also corresponds to our recommendation.
ATTENTION: The speed controller is also "4S LiPo" capable which we absolutely do not recommend! The vehicle (gearbox, axles...) is exposed to extreme force transmission in 4S operation. Also the handling of the crawler deteriorates with increasing speed which can lead to accidents and costly damage (no warranty claim).