Traxxas Summit RTR – Circa 2009

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Summit top
Review by: Matt LeMay
Photos by: Starla LeMay
NAVIGATION
DEALER INFO
Traxxas
Phone: 972-265-8000
Toll-free: 888-TRAXXAS
Email: [email protected]
Website:
www.Traxxas.com

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See the Summit in action!

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HITS

Ready to run
Lots of extras
Sealed electronics
Remote shifting
Remote locking diffs
Titan 775 motor
17mm hex spindles
Two steering servos
Threaded aluminum shocks
Revolutionary design
External roll cage
LED lights
High quality


MISSES

Still uses old style radio
Tires not very durable
no on/off switch for lights

intro
Traxxas led the way with the very first Ready To Run vehicles in 1986. Traxxas then blew the minds of many RC enthusiasts with the release of the T-Maxx in 1999, the first nitro powered RTR monster truck with forward and reverse.They led the race of Ready-To-Run nitro monster trucks for several years after that. Then in 2004 they surprised us again with the release of the revolutionary Revo. I can remember seeing a picture of the Revo for the first time, it was unlike any other monster truck I’d ever seen. Then in 2008 they released the Slash, which started a whole new class of RC racing.Just when you think there can’t possibly be any more huge leaps in radio controlled trucks, Traxxas introduces the RC world to remotely controlled differential lockers with the Summit. Is it true? A cross between a rock crawler and a high speed basher? I’m not sure what Traxxas is brewing up next in that mad scientist lab of theirs, but I’m sure it’s incredible. For now, we’ve got a job to do. Let’s take a look at this hybrid vehicle they call Summit.
specs
Summit

Name: Summit
Price: $500.00
Length: 22.17″
Width: 18.48″
Wheelbase: 14.84″
Weight: 175oz
Motor: Titan 775
Drive Train: Sealed remote locking diffs, remote Hi/Lo tranny
Batteries Used: Two Traxxas “Series 3” 7 cell battery packs
Radio equipment: (Included) Traxxas 27MHz TQ4 radio, Traxxas EVX-2 electronic speed controller, two Traxxas 2075 digital steering servos, and three
Traxxas 2065 mini servos for locking diffs and gear shift.REQUIRED-ITEMS

  • Two 6 or 7 cell NiMHbattery packs
  • Battery charger (NiMH compatible)
  • Eight AA batteries for radio
  • Oil if running in water (to oil bearings)
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