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Old 05-31-2007, 01:36 AM   #46
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HPI makes a better vehicle. Tons stronger than any fragile traxxas vehicle. Traxxas's suspension arms, shock towers, and drive shafts are common for snapping, twisting and breaking like twigs.
Did you get that the right way around????
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:43 AM   #47
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i think his brain isnt functioning right? it seems like thats the wrong way....
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:49 PM   #48
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bringing this thread back from the dead...

Tower hobbies is going to sell these... for about $330.

i dont quite know if its within a bigginers reach... financially.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXSDB7**&P=ML
what do youall think?
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #49
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not in a beginners reach no, but its in reach. and in my opinion, worth it, because to buy a rustler and then put a brushles ssystem in it would cost well over $330
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:37 PM   #50
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Let's add it up!

Stampede 5XL from UltimateHobbies.com: $160 delivered
Mamba-Maxx system from b-p-p.com: $185 delivered

So you're up to $345 to start, for the very lowest web prices I can find. But you're not done yet. At the very LEAST, you have to solder on some battery connectors or it won't run. It would be excessively foolish not to use Dean's or PowerPoles at that point, so add $5 bucks, say.

Now consider all the OTHER upgrades Traxxas has done for their VXL models: Like the upgraded steel tranny gears, sealed bearings throughout, beefed up front-end parts, high-torque digital servo, not to mention the NICE little touches, like upgraded full hex hardware throughout. hell... if we can get VXL's delivered for $330, it's CERTAINLY a bargain.

Smells to me like this VXL line is going to be a hands-down winner, no matter how you slice it. I'll take TWO!

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Old 06-14-2007, 08:37 PM   #51
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Let's add it up!

Stampede 5XL from UltimateHobbies.com: $160 delivered
Mamba-Maxx system from b-p-p.com: $185 delivered

So you're up to $345 to start, for the very lowest web prices I can find. But you're not done yet. At the very LEAST, you have to solder on some battery connectors or it won't run. It would be excessively foolish not to use Dean's or PowerPoles at that point, so add $5 bucks, say.

Now consider all the OTHER upgrades Traxxas has done for their VXL models: Like the upgraded steel tranny gears, sealed bearings throughout, beefed up front-end parts, high-torque digital servo, not to mention the NICE little touches, like upgraded full hex hardware throughout. hell... if we can get VXL's delivered for $330, it's CERTAINLY a bargain.

Smells to me like this VXL line is going to be a hands-down winner, no matter how you slice it. I'll take TWO!

-MB
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:16 PM   #52
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We just had a Traxxas race day at our track with reps on hand... and a VXL Bandit. That thing was insane!!!!!!! 3S lipo and they said geared to about 55MPH. It drew a big crowd just watching it go up and down the street. It was pretty impressive!!

I do agree you could do a lot with a regular Rustler/Bandit/Stampede then add MM to it. However how many new people have you seen looking at the shelves in a hobby shop and they see that MPH rating on the box. What till they see 70+ on the box.....these people have never heard of a Mamba. I think it could do very well!
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:42 PM   #53
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rcca tested the cars. and with a 3s lipo the bandit actually broke 70 mph. so i believe it when they say 70 on the box. and even on a 6 cel nimh, they all broke 30, which is still good with only a 3500 kv motor
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:27 AM   #54
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Well done to Traxxas.. good to see that others in the RTR market are moving ahead also.
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I had stopped by the Traxxas HQ in plano about a month ago and they were out in the lot playing with a stampede that I didn't recognize. I dont remember hearing anything about I75 (highway traxxas is located off of) being shut down so iunno where they were doing the high speed tests but they do have a reallllllly smooth long streach infront and behind the HQ.

That said im glad traxxas is taking the lead on mass producing a BL system. im an old school traxxas guy and absolutely love their products. durably as hell when i was younger and now getting insanely fast when im a bit more mature to handle it wonder if they will adapt this system to their 4tec and update it also.
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Wow, it's like everyone posting in this thread works for Traxxas! When is Traxxas going to release something worth racing besides the Revo? How about a 1/10th electric truck to compete with the XXXT and T4? Anyone can put a crazy motor in a truck and achieve blinding speeds.
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Traxxas just made their own brushless kit, they didnt go with anyone i have figured out.
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My local shop (riders) has one of these systems in. It's stickered at 169 bucks. Not bad at all. I think I might pick one up.
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:40 PM   #59
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Traxxas hasn't been into racing for a number of years. They did field a small team at one time. My son was in the lower level sponsored team so I know. They did build some competitive vehicles both cars and trucks. However they went for the market of RTR and that is their strong point. They build tough vehicles that you can charge a battery and then go play, bash, etc.
They have been innovators with remote start, plug and play, and now a brainless brushless. The esc will run brushed, brushless, sensored, non-sensored, and sets itself automatically. It also sets a cut off point even for Lipos by sensing the battery. Slick set up for RTR. IMO
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Regarding building in breaking points to the car, absolutely...all manufacturers do this and have to do this if you stop and think about why.

There will ALWAYS be a weakest link in any chain, so why not have control over which piece that is so it becomes predictable to have spares and easy to fix. Would you want to snap the front of your chassis and have to pull the whole vehicle apart to fix it, or simply replace an A-Arm or shock tower that snapped?

It's like the chassis version of a fuse.
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