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Old 04-03-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Robitronic 1/8th Mantis

Would like to hear about anyones thoughts or comments on this truggy.

Robitronic is proud to announce the release of the Mantis RTR 1/8th scale racing truggy. The Mantis truggy was designed to meet the needs of all levels from beginner to racer.
The Mantis truggy was made to be ultra durable on the track, easy to handle and maintain. Features like floating gearboxes, a sealed center gearbox, all the suspension and tuning options you will ever need, and a powerful Axial 4.6 big block help set this truggy apart from the rest of the pack. Use of new materials and intelligent design ensure that this truggy is built to last and capable of competing on the track. Mantis the new name in 1/8th scale off road.

The Mantis comes pre-built, with factory driver set-up, multi-color printed body, and includes an AM radio system with a high torque steering servo and a mini-receiver. The tires are pre-glued on lightweight dish wheels. The kit includes all Allen wrenches, a multi socket wrench, glow-plug igniter, and a 500cc fuel bottle, the only thing left to buy is batteries and fuel!


3mm Aluminum Chassis
Aluminum Upper Deck
4WD Shaft-Drive
Powerful Axial .28 Spec 1s Pull Start Engine
Adjustable Suspension
Fully Sealed Bearings
Aluminum Shocks with 3mm shock shaft and 14mm piston
Aluminum Shock Towers
Composite Suspension Arms
Polished Tuned Exhaust Pipe
Sealed Receiver Box
Sealed Center Gear Box
Two Stage Air Filter
Exclusive Ultra Low Diff design for lower center of gravity
4 Bevel Gear Differentials
Unique Braking System with Dual Brake Disk
Rubber dampened hinge pin pivot points for better bump absorbsion and increased durability
Thick composite chassis braces front & rear
High-tech Radio System with hi-torque steering servo
Laydown Steering Servo
Axial Terra-izer Tires
Lightweight Axial Dish Wheels
Low profile Axial Mantis body
Fully printed, decaled and trimmed body
Floating front and rear differentials
Universal Joints all around
Axial Fuel filter with fuel tube holder
5 cell 1100mAh receiver battery pack with trickle charger
150cc fuel tank with built in splash guard and drain
Fuel Bottle
Glow Plug Igniter
Cross Wrench
Convenient carry handled box
All you need is fuel and AA batteries and you are ready to go.

Big block power
The Axial 4.6 big block engine is extremely powerful. With a super-size heat-sink you will never have issues with high temperatures and overheating. A high-flow dual stage air filter protects the engine from contamination. Tuning and adjustments are simple and you can have this truggy up and performing in a short amount of time. The engine is equipped with a pull start system, so no need for an expensive starter box. The polished tuned pipe is very lightweight and has been tuned to the engine for maximum power. Axial is an established name in the marketplace so support is only a call away if needed.

The Mantis chassis was designed for an ultra low center of gravity, to be lightweight and have maximum suspension travel. The result is a very easy handling chassis right out of the box and with all the options for setup you can fine tune it to your driving style and track conditions. Long oil-filled 14mm piston aluminum shocks with 3.5mm shafts and super strong composite suspension arms let the car fly over bumps and jumps. The heavy duty aluminum shock towers are strong and allow multiple shock positions for further tuning. All the suspension pins are supported in rubber bushings; this elastic connection avoids damage to the suspension during severe use. The Mantis has three low profile differentials all with a 6 hardened metal gears. The aluminum-top deck is ultra low further adding to the low center of gravity. The Axial Mantis body is low for maximum air flow around the engine. All this adds up to a strong performing chassis with performances advantages you can feel right out of the box.

Fully Adjustable
The Mantis offers a wide range of tuning adjustments so that you can fine tune your truggy to any driving condition. All important suspension points are easily adjustable.

36 possible shock positions available to fine tune your suspension.
Spring-clips for adjustment of ride height.
Adjustable front and rear camber
Adjustable steering geometry
Front inboard toe angle adjustments: 0 to -2
Rear inboard toe angle adjustments: 0 to -2
Front kick up angle adjustments: 0 to 2
Rear anti dive angle adjustments: 0 to 2

The Mantis has been designed for easy access to all important components of the car. All 3 differentials are within easy reach; if you need to access them simply remove 4 screws. The engine and pipe assembly can be pulled out by removing 4 screws. Reaching the steering and suspension adjustment points require removal of only a couple screws each.

Performance Features

Single speed transmission for maximum performance at the track with the Axial 4.6 big block engine
6 gear hardened metal differentials
Lightweight chassis and components for optimum agility and handling
Adjustable steering geometry
Sway bars included for front and rear
Vented steel disk brakes for maximum breaking
Super low aluminum upper deck and low mounted components
Low profile differentials
Aerodynamic body for high speed and good airflow
Clean chassis bottom with countersunk screws and seamless transition to the chassis side-guard
Full set of universal joints (front, rear, center front, and center rear)
Axial Fuel Filter
Durability Features

All gears in drive train are hardened steel
Super-durable suspension and shock towers
Long composite shocks with diaphragms
17mm Wheel Hex Hubs
Fully closed drive-train
Additional Features

Wire routing for servo leads and receiver
150cc fuel tank with splash guard and drain
Included transponder mount, allows use of all AMB transponders
Dust-sealed receiver/battery-box.
Mantis Specifications
Length: 550mm
Width: 415mm
Wheelbase: 368mm
Height: 190mm
Track: 380mm
Fuel Tank capacity: 150cc
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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there are other threads for this subject ,,but i'll save you the time ..
i had the mantis & ran it 3 times after i broke it in ,its a ok truggy but not great ,the upper front arms tend to strip out very easy & the radio & servo are horrible ,i heard the brake system is terrible too ...

for the price of $429 ultimate hobbies ,i would suggest you get the CEN matrix TR ,it has a nice radio & high torque metal gear servos & a decent engiine, you can find them for around $400 give or take a little with shipping ,i have seen them for $389 shipped..

goodluck on your search
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