So, Santa brought me a Traxxas Aton for Christmas. I have an interest in aerial videos and the Aton seems to meet my current requirements.
In the box:
The Aton came with a controller, a battery (3s 3000 mAh), charger, 4 props, a screw driver and a camera mount designed for Go-pro’s(not included), but I was able to get it to work with my Ion Air Pro camera.
Out of the box:
I needed to charge the battery and install the legs and camera mount. The leg and camera mount install is only necessary if you plan on using a camera. If you don’t, then there is no need to install them.
When I first plugged the charger into the wall and the battery into the charger, I got a flashing red light error. It turns out I didn’t push the plugs in far enough. You really need to makes sure you have a good connection. Once that was fixed, it took about an hour to charge the battery.
In Flight Thoughts: Continue Reading
Traxxas has just unveiled a very sexy, officially licensed Ford GT. The RTR Ford GT will feature a new Dual-Bellcrank steering system and a new 4-Tec 2.0 chassis, which is designed to optimize handling and sharp cornering. The Traxxas exclusive body mounts will allow for the easy install of 190mm or 200mm body styles. The Ford GT will also include Traxxas favourites such as Traxxas Stability Management and Waterproof Electronics. The Shaft-Driven All Wheel Drive Ford GT will be powered by the Titan 12T Motor and the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control. Look for it in Black, Red and Blue at a price of around $300 in March 2017 when it is expected to be released.
More details can be found at Traxxas Ford GT
This is one sweet looking ride. I don’t even mind the brushed motor. It will keep the cost down and it is an easy upgrade with a brushless system that you may have laying around. I consider this and affordable alternative to the X0-1. Sure you give up some speed to the X0-1, but are you really doing 100mph all the time? I think this is a nice compromise and gives you a great looking On-Road car that you can set up to your own taste, without breaking the bank.
Traxxas has just released its latest offering. It is a fully licensed replica of the original Bigfoot. 1/10 scale 2wd Monster Truck comes out of the box fully assembled, waterproof and RTR.
- Heavy-duty, extra-thick Lexan BIGFOOT No.1 Licensed Monster Truck Body
- TQ 2.4GHz radio system
- Traxxas 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
- Traxxas iD-Equipped 7-cell Power Cell NiMH battery
- Waterproof electronics all-weather, all-season R/C excitement
- Watertight receiver box and 3 channel TQ receiver
- Titan 12-Turn 550 modified motor
- Powerful XL-5 waterproof electronic speed control
- Black composite parts
- Included optional 19-tooth pinion gear
- Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch
- Authentic “shaved” monster truck tires on chrome rims
- Powder coated white springs
The suggested retail price is $245.95us. Retailers are hoping for a mid January release.
Model #36034-1 Get more details at Bigfoot The Original Monster Truck
Something like this takes me back to my youth. I could see me owning one of these for all of the fun as well as the nostalgia.
Here are a couple of videos of my wife and myself out on the backyard track, doing some Preseason Testing. In the first video she is driving her Team Associated RC8.2e FT and the second video she is piloting her Team Associated b4.2 RTR. I am driving my camera car, a Traxxas Slash 4×4. The track is in ok shape and will be undergoing some heavy maintenance and upgrades in the coming weeks. Half of the track was dry, giving us all kinds of grip. The other half was really wet and muddy, providing us with no grip. We had a blast and can’t wait to get the season underway.
The Traxxas X-Maxx is a very big and very tough RC, simply put this thing is a beast. As people use the X-Maxx, it was found that some people were destroying Differential Gears. Traxxas listen to the consumer and have announced Machined Differential Gears. The gears are machined from hardened steel to add extra driveline strength. They are also spiral cut for extra shock load resistance. The new gears will slide right in with no modification required. MSRP is $45.00 for the rear, Part# 7778x and $45.00 for the front, Part# 7777x.
The parts are listed on the Traxxas site, but I am having a hard time find them in stores. I hope this isn’t another situation where Traxxas announces a new part and we get to wait upwards of a year before it is readily available.
The team at Traxxas have done another video of the Traxxas Slash 4X4, but this time it is going head to head with a Traxxas Spartan. After watching the video, I can’t help but wonder how it really ends.
Check out this video Traxxas posted on their YouTube page.
Have you ever heard of Dude Perfect? Have you ever heard of RC fishing? I had not until a friend of mine showed me this video. Dude Perfect are very popular for their various YouTube videos and described themselves as “5 Best Friends and a Panda”. In their latest video installment they got into the RC’s and had a “RC Battle”. These guys aren’t RC professionals, but they sure know how to have a good time. Check out the video and watch the good times and mayhem ensue.
Check out the rest of the Dude Perfect videos on their Youtube Channel.
Hmmm, I wonder if Traxxas had anything to do with this video?
This is very slick. Check out the tires in this Buck Speas video. It is a Traxxas E-Revo on 6s with 3.8″ Trencher tires.
Traxxas High-Current Connector
There has been a lot of talk, rumor and speculation over the years regarding how unhappy Traxxas were with HobbyKing, because of the HobbyKing designed “Traxxas Style Connectors”. Well, Traxxas has filed a lawsuit against the online Hobby retailer for patent infringement. Traxxas alleges that HobbyKing has infringed on U.S. Patent # 7374460, 7530855, 7867038 and D573536. All of the patents named in the suit are related to electrical connectors. Continue Reading
I had a bunch of extra Traxxas parts sitting around, so I decided to order a Traxxas Slash 2wd LCG Chassis Kit and put together a new rig. I also was interested in comparing the Traxxas LCG which retails for around $32.00 and the Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Performance Chassis which can be found for around $110. I used the Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Performance Chassis in my Winter Build from 2013. Continue Reading
The Pro-Line 14RS Dakar Rally Clear Body, is her body of choice, she likes how the lines flow and that it is different from a truck. Her vehicle of choice is the versatile Traxxas Slash 4×4. This is a photo post of my wife’s second attempt at painting a RC body and her first time using an airbrush. She wasn’t happy with her first attempt, due to the paint not being pink and more of a fluorescent orange. Pink paint in a spray can is hard to find around here, so when I switched to using an airbrush, she immediately began thinking about mixing red and white to get her desired pink. I was impressed with the outcome and happy to know that I wouldn’t need to paint another body again. She will share her thoughts with you in each picture. Continue Reading
Check out this custom build from The Toyz called Street Justice. The 1/16 Traxxas inspired custom police crusier really is impressive.
More pictures at Updated, Street Justice Traxxas RC.
I wonder how much this build cost? Maybe we can get The Toyz to put this into production.
Black Traxxas Summit & Revo Extended Right Rear A-arms
RPM have received numerous requests for a set of extended rear A-Arms to fit the Traxxas Summit and Revo and due to that, RPM delivered. The A-Arms are made with the same lightweight and durable technology as their popular Revo design. They should be in stores April 8, 2014 with a MSRP of $14.95 a side.
Part # 70432 for Summit, Revo & E-Revo Extended Left Rear A-arms – Black
Part # 70482 Summit, Revo & E-Revo Extended Right Rear A-arms – Black
Part# 70435 Summit, Revo & E- Revo Extended Left Rear A-arms – Blue
Part# 70485 Summit, Revo & E-Revo Extended Right Rear A-arms – Blue
Check out RPM Extended Rear A-Arms for more details.
Pre-Painted / Pre-Cut True Scale Ford F-150 Raptor SVT Body (RED)
The latest releases from Pro-Line are interesting, we get a new buggy body, a new SCT body, some great tires and some team gear. But what really stands out to me is Pro-Lines new Carbon Fiber parts for PRO-2 SCT, the PRO-2 Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower Brace, PRO-2 Carbon Fiber Rear Shock Tower Brace and the PRO-2 Carbon Fiber Transponder Mount. Not only will the carbon fiber parts stiffen your suspension for a more consistent handling, but the first two parts fit the Traxxas Slash 2wd if it is using the ProTrac Suspension kit.
For complete details check out PRO-LINE NEW RELEASES – FEBRUARY 2014.
Carbon Fiber Parts? Pro-Line is really going next level and I like it.