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Old 11-24-2015, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by MonsterMaxx View Post
That thing needed to be 12s. Disappointed it's only 6s

I'll have one.

Have an extra MGM 25063 & Lehner 3080 from the Super5ive program.

Maybe the first 12s xmax?
I just ordered one Robin for Christmas! Hope to see ue with some upgrade parts for this beast
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:48 AM
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Made the decision last night - going to wait this out a bit prior to pulling the trigger. I want to see shake down videos. I want to see videos on how this servo is mounted. I want to see what aftermarket motor mounting options spring up.
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That's my take on the X Maxx also, this is a definite wait and see scenario. Don't want to end up with another money pit like my two E Maxx's were.
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Originally Posted by mudbug85603 View Post
That's my take on the X Maxx also, this is a definite wait and see scenario. Don't want to end up with another money pit like my two E Maxx's were.
Every RC I've ever had has been a money pit. Lol!! The difference is can the RC in question really be made to handle the power being thrown at it. Every RC I buy is fun at first. Then I want more power. Through the internet I figure out how to do it. In the end I always end up with something that can "kind of " handle the power. I'm anxious to see what the X-Maxx can handle power wise. Is it gonna be a joke like the ERevo that claims to be able to run on 6s Lol!!! Or did Traxxas finally listen to the RC community and design something that can handle the power advertised plus maybe more? Ever since the original Tmaxx people have been adding way more power. Companies like UE have been redesigning the entire driveline to handle more power. All Traxxas has given us is crap that can't handle the power. I've been saying for years, design a vehicle that can handle lots of power and you can own the market. But I guess Traxxas doesn't care because they already own the market with the current crap they sell. I really hope the Xmaxx proves me wrong and is the next big thing in RC.
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Originally Posted by Micah78 View Post
Every RC I've ever had has been a money pit. Lol!! The difference is can the RC in question really be made to handle the power being thrown at it. Every RC I buy is fun at first. Then I want more power. Through the internet I figure out how to do it. In the end I always end up with something that can "kind of " handle the power. I'm anxious to see what the X-Maxx can handle power wise. Is it gonna be a joke like the ERevo that claims to be able to run on 6s Lol!!! Or did Traxxas finally listen to the RC community and design something that can handle the power advertised plus maybe more? Ever since the original Tmaxx people have been adding way more power. Companies like UE have been redesigning the entire driveline to handle more power. All Traxxas has given us is crap that can't handle the power. I've been saying for years, design a vehicle that can handle lots of power and you can own the market. But I guess Traxxas doesn't care because they already own the market with the current crap they sell. I really hope the Xmaxx proves me wrong and is the next big thing in RC.
so true ! we also search for more power ! I only understand now that my slash was meant for 2s power. but i killed it with 3s or even 4s sessions !!
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I think the point of this Rc is the sheer size. Will it be super fast? No. I applaud traxxas for building a big ass monster truck. I got one on order and hope it's a total blast to drive. It's still cheaper then any race rig I've built.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:39 PM
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I see a lot of people here and elsewhere saying "I hope.." "I hope.." "I hope..".... That this time it'll be different, etc. Maybe this time I'm wrong, but why would the X-MAXX be any different from any other Traxxas product ever? Only this time it's much more proprietary, and it will be more expensive to get parts... (on a 10kg MT made mostly of plastic..) This thing, IMO, will almost certainly be a money pit requiring tons of upgrades and spares. I.e. typical Traxxas. Only this time the chop-shops and discount codes are cut out, making spares anyway more expensive..

R.e. money-pits, not all cars are equaly in need of dumping huge amounts of money into them. My AE SC8 and LST2's (yes, both nitro..) have been running strong for years and years, no need of more upgrades beyond the mimimal few I gave them at the beginning. The MT4 G3 is definitely not a money pit like others can be. Value for money it simply blows the Savage Flux and E-revo away. And handles and jumps better to boot..

It seems to me there are a few constants, or near-constants, in RC. One, 6S is almost always too much for 8th scale. At least for me, in that I have a lowish tolerance for maintenance and having to do repairs. Having said that, this X-MAXX is bigger and it looks good-ish on 6S in terms of speed. So, for people wanting 8S and more, well..., it's your own fault to a certain extent if it implodes..

And secondly, it's my opinion anyway that 8th scale is where it's at. It has the best combo of size, price, performance, durability, availability, options, popularity, etc. 10th scale is physically smaller but the price is not proportionately smaller, i.e. you spend nearly 8th scale money for a lot less than an 8th scale car. I personally hate 10th scale. Too much money for too little fun.. Then there's 5th scale, which is bigger, but costs WAY more than 8th scale, and isn't as fast, can't jump as high, spare parts, tires, etc.. are stupid expensive, you need bigger areas to run them, and so on. Talking the good stuff here like Losi, HPI, et al.

So anyway, I like the size of the X-MAXX, but where is it going to fit? Who's going to really be happy spending a grand on a big plastic truck it if it really does need a bunch of upgrades and due to its weight will never be able to jump and perform like an 8th scale? I'm sure it will be fun a few times to blast back and forth on the dirt. But that will get boring I think pretty quickly. And the videos of people doing it especially..
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Originally Posted by Micah78 View Post
Every RC I've ever had has been a money pit. Lol!! The difference is can the RC in question really be made to handle the power being thrown at it. Every RC I buy is fun at first. Then I want more power
When you push something beyond it's design limits the money pit becomes your fault not the R/C.
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Originally Posted by Herrsavage View Post
I see a lot of people here and elsewhere saying "I hope.." "I hope.." "I hope..".... That this time it'll be different, etc. Maybe this time I'm wrong, but why would the X-MAXX be any different from any other Traxxas product ever? Only this time it's much more proprietary, and it will be more expensive to get parts... (on a 10kg MT made mostly of plastic..) This thing, IMO, will almost certainly be a money pit requiring tons of upgrades and spares. I.e. typical Traxxas. Only this time the chop-shops and discount codes are cut out, making spares anyway more expensive..

R.e. money-pits, not all cars are equaly in need of dumping huge amounts of money into them. My AE SC8 and LST2's (yes, both nitro..) have been running strong for years and years, no need of more upgrades beyond the mimimal few I gave them at the beginning. The MT4 G3 is definitely not a money pit like others can be. Value for money it simply blows the Savage Flux and E-revo away. And handles and jumps better to boot..

It seems to me there are a few constants, or near-constants, in RC. One, 6S is almost always too much for 8th scale. At least for me, in that I have a lowish tolerance for maintenance and having to do repairs. Having said that, this X-MAXX is bigger and it looks good-ish on 6S in terms of speed. So, for people wanting 8S and more, well..., it's your own fault to a certain extent if it implodes..

And secondly, it's my opinion anyway that 8th scale is where it's at. It has the best combo of size, price, performance, durability, availability, options, popularity, etc. 10th scale is physically smaller but the price is not proportionately smaller, i.e. you spend nearly 8th scale money for a lot less than an 8th scale car. I personally hate 10th scale. Too much money for too little fun.. Then there's 5th scale, which is bigger, but costs WAY more than 8th scale, and isn't as fast, can't jump as high, spare parts, tires, etc.. are stupid expensive, you need bigger areas to run them, and so on. Talking the good stuff here like Losi, HPI, et al.

So anyway, I like the size of the X-MAXX, but where is it going to fit? Who's going to really be happy spending a grand on a big plastic truck it if it really does need a bunch of upgrades and due to its weight will never be able to jump and perform like an 8th scale? I'm sure it will be fun a few times to blast back and forth on the dirt. But that will get boring I think pretty quickly. And the videos of people doing it especially..
This is a phenomenal post. agree 100%. with regards to my desire for 8s - I just think it would be fun to see something this big running on that much ridiculous power. Deep down though, I know this truck will never survive 8s...if I'm honest with myself...but boy I wish it could. This is why I'm going to sit this one out on the side lines for a while and see how this thing shakes out.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:44 AM
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Here is a video where you can see the X-Maxx driving around, and some close ups.
It is in Dutch, but maybe you like it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQQmxOKYZzM

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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I dig it, drove it around today on 6s, it's pretty cool technology to right itself if you flip it. It's pretty big too.
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Originally Posted by ruudxd View Post
Here is a video where you can see the X-Maxx driving around, and some close ups.
It is in Dutch, but maybe you like it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQQmxOKYZzM

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thanks for the vid !
what did they say ? sounded more like advertising, no critical review la Jang...

looks big indeed, but somehow slow. I think Traxxas built it for the same tame driving as in the video !
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Originally Posted by mudbug85603 View Post
When you push something beyond it's design limits the money pit becomes your fault not the R/C.
That's fine as long as you don't advertise on the box, on the internet, in magazine ads, and everywhere else imaginable that said RC can run on 6s. Traxxas gets away with it by saying that the slipper clutch must be too tight on the Revo Lol!!! My TT MT4, well TT just doesn't give a crap. Hell, my RC8T has an LRP ZR .30X. Associated advertises that this engine was made for the RC8T. If you try to run the truggy with some badlands in the grass it melts the aluminum clutch shoes. In less than a gallon of fuel the spider gears in the rear diff are toast. I solved the clutch issue with the BuKu clutch. The spider gears, well I guess there is no "upgrade" for that. My point is that companies shouldn't advertise beyond the "design parameters" lol!!
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To be honest, it is.
They basicly say they like it, and that it is big, and that kind of stuff.
I asked them to make a English spoken video, they replied that they may make some subtitles in English.

Originally Posted by werner sline View Post
thanks for the vid !
what did they say ? sounded more like advertising, no critical review la Jang...

looks big indeed, but somehow slow. I think Traxxas built it for the same tame driving as in the video !
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I've bad 3 Erevos and, knock on wood, I've never had a problem with either. I purchased the yeti xl because I wanted a project and I wanted "big". The Yeti was my first "money pit" experience because it just required a lot of screwing around with the tires. I don't bash my vehicles to badly...usually just jumps and driving through snow.

That said, I am buying the Xmaxx and I hope it succeeds where the yeti failed. I want big and reliable...not just big. My friend has the emaxx and its on the shelf more than on the road because it's so fragile...ill be pissed if the Xmaxx turns out to be the same. But it's hard to tell without driving it myself as so many have complained about the eRevo and that's my favorite car to date.
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