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Traxxas Bandit VXL Brushless Buggy RTR w/Waterproof ESC, TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Wall Charger
This is the Traxxas Bandit VXL Brushless Buggy. The Bandit VXL expands the Extreme Sports Buggy Legacy with even more power than you can imagine. The new Velineon® Brushless Power System accelerates the Bandit VXL into the stratosphere with jet-like thrust and incredible 70+mph top speed! The Bandit VXL is a low-slung, lightweight speed machine that's rocket fast on pavement and rips incredible roost off-road. Get a pair of Bandits together and the race is on. Bandit VXL is a driver's machine that will put your skills to the test with its mind-blowing top speed and lightning quick handling response.
Out of the box, the Velineon Brushless Power System is optimized to put down the tire-melting horsepower, neck-snapping speed, and precision throttle response you expect from brushless. Most of all, it's brushless done the Traxxas way: fast and easy to use. Just plug it in for an instant rush of power and adrenaline.
The Velineon Brushless Power system takes the guesswork out of enjoying the benefits of world-class brushless power. The system components work together as an optimized package, engineered from the start to deliver the ultimate in efficiency, speed, and run time. With the Bandit VXL, your battery selection determines your speed and skill level. Velineon accepts the widest range of battery types, including 3-cell Lithium Polymer packs (3S LiPo packs). These packs pump out over 11 volts of power for intense, skill level 5 speeds beyond 70mph! Nothing else even comes close. Built-in low-voltage detection in the VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control conveniently helps you maintain your LiPo battery packs in top condition.
TQi Radio System
The Traxxas® TQi™ radio system arrives with a full complement of tuning features, long-range 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It's so advanced, it doesn't even need an external antenna. The TQi radio system is equipped with superior Direct Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) technology, fully programmable features, and the convenience of patent-pending Traxxas Link™ automatic model recognition. The transmitter’s easy-to-use design provides the instant, worry-free, turn-it-on-and-go driving fun you expect from Traxxas, while also delivering pro-level tuning features for those who wish to explore the expanded tuning possibilities. The Multi-Function knob on the face of the transmitter can be programmed to control a variety of functions such as steering exponential, steering and braking dual rate, and throttle trim. Other tuning options include end point adjustment, servo reversing, and sub trim adjustment. The TQi 2.4GHz transmitter pumps out a strong, clear signal for optimum range. The 13ms frame rate and near zero latency results in instant steering and throttle response along with precise, smooth control. The TQi is compatible with the optional TQi Docking Base and Traxxas Link application.
Sealed Electronics Extend Your Driving Fun: Traxxas shocked enthusiasts with the release of their exclusive watertight, sealed electronics in the E-Maxx that provided the freedom to drive where you want to drive through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions that wouldn't have been possible before. Now the Traxxas Bandit VXL is Ready-To-Race with this waterproof technology. The VXL-3s speed control, high torque servo, and mini receiver are sealed against the elements giving you the freedom go places you might not have thought possible. It opens up a whole new world of adventure and fun. Wet muddy tracks are no problem for the Bandit VXL.
The Velineon® 3500 Brushless Motor is precision-matched for use in the 1/10th scale Bandit, delivering the perfect balance of brutal horsepower and efficiency. The sensorless design works with the sophisticated circuitry in the VXL-3s Electronic Speed Control for smooth starts and precise control, without the need for additional sensors and wiring. Since there are no brushes or commutator to cause friction and wear, Velineon brushless power is always fast, run after run.
The Velineon VXL-3s forward/reverse electronic speed control simplifies brushless technology with easy operation that gives you all the control you need for maximum fun. Quickly choose from 3 drive profiles in exactly the same manner as other Traxxas electronic speed controls (such as the XL-5). Profiles include: Sport, Race, and Training Mode (patent pending). Training Mode™ limits full-throttle power to 50% allowing young or new drivers to safely develop their control skills before unleashing the full-throttle capability of the Velineon system. Bandit VXL's performance can be tailored for drivers of any age and experience. High-frequency transistors and advanced circuit design deliver incredibly smooth and refined throttle control. With the VXL-3s you have the flexibility to use conventional brushed motors, brushless motors, and sensored brushless motors. The VXL-3s auto detects the motor type for you. High-current capacity (320 amps peak) and two-stage thermal protection frees you from motor limits.
The Bandit VXL is equipped to handle serious horsepower with features such as the advanced Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch. The patent-pending design delivers smooth operation, precise adjustment, and consistent traction control, even when tortured with massive amounts of horsepower. New upgrades to the Bandit VXL include high-grade hex hardware, precision metal turnbuckle links with heavy-duty rod ends, and larger 5x11mm rubber-sealed ball bearings at the wheels. The transmission is beefed-up as well with tough new steel gears. With so much speed available, the Bandit VXL is equipped with an all-new digital high-torque steering waterproof servo (#2075) for lightning-quick steering response and confidence-inspiring precision.
The Bandit is 100% Ready-To-Race® right out of the box with the TQi™ 2.4GHz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link™, and the Velineon Brushless Power System. Just take the Bandit VXL out of the box, charge up the included battery, and drive!
Traxxas Bandit VXL #2407 Features:
- TQi 2.4GHz Transmitter and Receiver with Traxxas Link™
- Traxxas Power Cell battery and wall charger included!
- Waterproof Electronics
- Traxxas High-Current Connector
- Maxx® Cable 12-gauge wiring
- Digital high-torque steering waterproof servo
- Precision steel turnbuckles with heavy-duty rod ends
- Metric hex hardware
- Front suspension tie bar
- Steel transmission gears
- 5x11 rubber sealed ball bearings at the wheels
- Extreme Brushless Horsepower!
- Waterproof Electronics for All-Weather Driving Excitement
- Top Speed: 70+mph! With Optional Pinion Gear & 3S LiPo Battery (sold separately).
Traxxas TQi 2.4GHz Radio System Features:
- High Output signal for maximum range
- Integrated internal antenna
- Telemetry enabled 5-channel micro receiver with dual channel-1 inputs
- Simple 2-Button Interface
- Steering trim and Multi-Function knobs
- Adjustable steering and throttle:
- Percentage (dual rates)
- Sensitivity (exponential)
- End points
- Servo reversing
- Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link Model Memory enabled models—just switch on and drive, "model selection" is not required
- High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control
- Comfortable ergonomic design
- Compatible with Exclusive TQi Docking Base
Bandit VXL (#2407) Specifications:
Length: 16.25" (413mm)
Front Track: 9.84" (250mm)
Rear Track: 9.84" (250mm)
Weight: 48oz (1.36 kg)
Height (overall): 7" (178mm)
Wheelbase: 11.25" (286mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XX Long
Front Tires (pre-glued): Alias™ Ribbed 2.2"
Rear Tires (pre-glued): Alias™ Step-Pin 2.2"
Front Wheels: 2.2" Black-Chome (Tracer™)
Rear Wheels: 2.2" Black-Chome (Tracer™)
Electronic Speed Control: VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control
Motor (electric): Velineon® 3500 Brushless
Gear Ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 7.97)
Differential Type: Planetary Steel Gear
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Transmission: Magnum 272™
Chassis Type: Modified Tub
Chassis Material: Fiber-Composite
Radio System: TQi™ 2.4GHz High Output with Traxxas Link™
Top-Speed: 70+mph With 3S 20C LiPo battery and optional 33-tooth pinion gear (sold separately).
Skill Level: 1
Battery Tray Dimensions: 139x47.5x28mm*
Included Batteries: Traxxas Power Cell Battery (NiMH, 7-C Stick)
Required Batteries: 4 "AA" (transmitter)
*NOTE: Battery expansion kit available (#3725X).
This product was added to our catalog on February 8, 2010.