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.
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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.