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Old 11-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default NEW Robitronic Mantis TXS

Found this on Car Action: http://radiocontrolzone.com/showthread.php?t=251952
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWGH0&P=7

a cheap truck for a decent price i guess? i've never touched one. prolly never will
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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Introducing the Mantix TXS 1/8 Nitro Truggy Ready to Run. This truck has all the great features of the Mantis with many options to upgrade for Xtreme performance. The 4.6 big block engine and its big bore shock suspension will power this truck thru any obstacle in its path. The new body paint scheme and black dish wheels give it a more aggressive look than any other truggy. www.robitronic.com

The features of the Mantis TXS include:
Powerful 4.6 Big Block Pull Start Engine
Front Universal Joints
4WD Shaft-Drive
Innovative Floating Front and Rear Differentials
Light Weight Chassis and Components for Superior Handling
Adjustable Front and Rear Sway Bars
Ventilated Dual Disk Brakes
Extremely Low Upperdeck and Laydown Steering Servo for Low CG
Low Profile Diffs with Less Rotational Mass for Maximum Acceleration
Large Wheels with all Terrain Profile for Maximum Traction
High-Tech Radio System 27Mhz with Hi-Torque Steering Servo
Low profile Mantis body
Rubber sealed ball bearings
Big Bore Aluminum Shocks with 3.5mm Shock Shaft
Fully printed, decaled and trimmed body
150cc fuel tank with built in splash guard and drain
Fuel Bottle
Glow Plug Igniter
Cross Wrench
Convenient carry handled box

Model #: R39074
MSRP: $695.00
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:03 PM   #4
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FACTS:

- Coming end of November
- Lower price than original Mantis
- Comes with 28 size motor (not the Axial 28 spec 1), but easily upgradeable
- Parts availability will be superb
- Parts are interchangeable with Mantis
- Many hop-ups and options available
- First sold in Europe but now available in the U.S.
- Will be carried by most major hobby stores
- Featured in the upcoming issue of Car Action and RC Driver
- Win a FREE shirt at www.myspace.com/robitronic_usa
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:50 PM   #5
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NICE. I used the have a regular Mantis and it was a great truck. Just no support at the time to find parts easily. Now it looks like they are way more available.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:08 PM   #6
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I would think about another Robitronic car/truck in the future. I was very surprised to see the quality of the entire parts kit when building my Avid, especially considering I got the kit on sale for about $350.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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A few of us had the original Mantis and had problems with the front top suspension arms where the turnbuckles thread into . On a landing from a descent jump the turnbuckles would pull right out of the arms . Other then that is was a great buggy .
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:08 AM   #8
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RC Car Action just did a full review of this awesome truggy. You can see it in the January 2009 issue. This magazine should be available at most news stands or book stores.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:02 PM   #9
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The Robitronic TXS has just reached our US warehouse. We will be shipping them to our fine retailers shortly.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:28 AM   #10
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Thats odd Pretty sure the TXS has been on sale in Aus for some time now

Have they just released an updated version?
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:10 AM   #11
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my lhs is ordering one for me soon...and i cant wait
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:21 AM   #12
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The TXS has been available in Europe but not in the states. Call your LHS to order one now!
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RC Driver Mag has a review in the newest issue.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #14
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i found this truggy on tower for $399.99 - $30.00 = $369.99. did anyone find a better price? Im thinking about getting one. I have their buggy and its a real good one for the price. This truggy should be the same. The good thing is that some of the parts they share in common.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:19 PM   #15
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TXS bodies available in red, blue, and clear. These will also fit the original Mantis. Please contact your Local Hobby Store to order one.

http://radiocontrolzone.com/showthread.php?t=253987
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