Traxxas is without a doubt, one of the most popular names in the world of radio controlled cars. This fact has been acknowledged by almost everyone all over the world. They were the pioneers in the field of ready to run hobby grade radio controlled cars and have continued to introduce new innovations over the years.

They might be expensive but are a must have for every R/C collector. Here are some of their most popular models:

1. Traxxas RTR 1/10 Rustler with Water Proof XL-5 RTR and 7 Cell Battery with Charger

This ready to run model is a 1/10 scale rustler and has all waterproof components. Traxxas RTR 1/10 Rustler with Water Proof XL-5 RTR’s mega structure has an internal antenna, can run on all kinds of terrains and has a twelve turn 550 modified motor, which powers up to give a speed of 35mph.

2. Traxxas Stampede 1/10 Scale 2WD Monster Truck with TQ 2.4GHz Radio

Traxxas Stampede 1/10 Scale 2WD Monster Truck runs on a radio control of 2.4 GHz. The best part of this model is its ruggedly tough large tires, which are highly durable, compliment all kinds of terrains with ease and will not wear off even in harsh conditions.

3. Traxxas 76044-1 LaTrax SST Fully Assembled Truck, Ready-To-Run

Traxxas 76044-1 LaTrax SST Fully Assembled Truck is a Ready-To-Run model that has a nylon coated chassis. It has six cells of 7.2V rechargeable battery of NiMH. It is suitable for all kinds of terrains but regular check-ups and maintenance will be required nevertheless.

4. Traxxas 70054-1 Slash: 4WD Electric Short Course Racing Truck

Traxxas 70054-1 Slash is a 4WD (four-wheel drive) electric short course racing truck and like all Traxxas models, it comes in a ready to run condition. It also uses a 550-titan motor which gives a powerful acceleration. It uses six rechargeable batteries of NiMh.

5. Traxxas Slash 1/10-Scale 2WD Short Course Racing Truck with TQ 2.4GHz Radio System

Traxxas Slash is a 1/10-Scale model and has two-wheel drive. It is a short course racing truck with TQ 2.4GHz radio system. Some of its attractive features are: a cool graphic licensed body design, waterproof electronic components and high performance.

History

Traxxas was established in the year 1986 in Texas, with the single goal of replacing traditional kit models with already assembled ready to race cars (RTR). By 1987, they also started manufacturing trucks and buggy models. Nitro type radio controlled cars were first manufactured in the year 1992 and they quickly gained popularity. Along with a new Self-Righting technology, they introduced their biggest truck model in the year 2015.

Their history has shown how much they have continued to grow since their inception. Traxxas is a name, every hobby grade enthusiast knows.

Salient Features

Traxxas has continued to manufacture many truck models and it currently has more than four brand lines, producing some high-quality radio-controlled models. Therefore, here are some features of the R/Cs produced by Traxxas:

Type of Models

Traxxas dominantly produces off-road car models (vehicles that can run on any kind of terrain and withstand all kinds of weather). But it still has a few on road car models (cars that can only run on smooth paved roads).

1. Engine

Traxxas uses engines similar to TRX 2.5 engine in almost all its newer models. Other engines used are TRX 2.5R, TRX Pro 0.15 (older) and TRX 3.3 (newer model).

2. EZ-Start

All nitro powered Traxxas models are equipped with an EZ-Start, which is an electric starting system. This has replaced the pull cord feature, generally present in nitro models. EZ-Start has a small electric motor attached to a rear engine shaft and an electric wiring attachment to start the engine.

Modifications

All Traxxas models are also designed to go through numerous customizations and modifications.

Influence

Traxxas as mentioned before is acknowledged worldwide as the most popular manufacturer in hobby grade radio control models. They also produce many other radio-controlled products like planes and boats.

E- Maxx produced by Traxxas has been used as a framework by US troops as a bomb scout after Iraq’s invasion. Many Traxxas models were used to find roadside bombs but this was ultimately unsuccessful and the army had to discontinue their quest for these invisible bombs.

Conclusion

When selecting your Traxxas models, make sure to go through all the available products. They have a wide range of different cars, manufactured under different product lines. Though all their models have similar features, there might be a few changes here and there. Therefore, look through all the features these cars have, before making your decision.

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