Ever since the amazing T-Maxx launched and rocked the world of R/C, Traxxas has been synonymous with monster truck performance and innovation. With at least than fourteen monster trucks in the Traxxas line, there's quite a variety to choose from. Nitro, electric, 2WD, 4WD on-road, off-road—there's something available for everyone. For this , let's take a look at what has the potential to be Traxxas' best all-around monster machine: the E-Maxx. It's affordable, a great performer, and Traxxas-tough. Add the convenience of clean, quiet electric power (complete with included batteries), and you've got the ingredients for the perfect monster truck for everything from backyard runs to the toughest off-road action. Best of all, it's a bargain! With a suggested selling price of around $400., Ready-To-Race, you get a huge bang for the buck.
The E-Maxx was the first Traxxas vehicle to get the full waterproof treatment, and deservedly so. Nothing screams for fun in the mud and snow quite as loudly as a 4X4 monster truck! The steering servos and EVX-2 speed control are waterproof, but the receiver is not. Instead, it uses a waterproof receiver box to keep it safe and sound. What's nice about this feature is you can easily install your favorite radio system, without compromising the truck's waterproof properties. The box is sealed by a silicone o-ring and a clever "wire clamp" that prevents leaking where the servo and speed control leads exit the case. Pretty trick. Time to shred! The E-Maxx is a true all-terrain machine: dirt, grass, rocks, leaves, snow, you name it. But don't take my word for it, find out for yourself!
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How To Repair Your Radio Controlled Vehicle
One of the advantages of radio control vehicles is that regardless of the damage the vehicle has stustained, it will always be repairable. If you're new to the hobby and don't know where to begin, there is an easy 3 step process any hobbyist can take to economically repair his or her vehicle.
1: Survey the damage.
Use the expanded view drawings that came with the vehicle's literature package to determine the part numbers of the damaged components. Once you have listed the part(s) required to repair the vehicle, proceed to the next step.
2: Purchase the parts
Replacement parts are available at hobby shops and mail order sources nationwide. Usually, the quickest and easiest place to purchase parts from is your local hobby shop or online- perhaps the same shop you purchased the vehicle from. Simply search for or show them the part number of the item(s) you need. The average repair can be made for only a few dollars. You might consider picking up an extra part or two to keep as a spare just in case.
3: Install the new parts
Now that you have the replacement parts needed to repair the vehicle, simply reinstall them in place of the damaged parts you removed earlier. If you need assistance in the installation of the new parts, try using the exploded view drawings again to help with their placement.
The Beginner's Guide To The Traxxas RC Cars
For quite a few years after the invention of radio-controlled vehicles, the hobby was dominated by enthusiasts who were able to sink large amounts of time and money into the sport. Many who were interested in the entertainment of RC cars were deterred by their vast demands and the daunting task of constructing a car from scratch. The creation of Traxxas RC cars built a bridge for beginners to enter the industry and start enjoying themselves from the start.
Traxxas was the first to develop ready-made cars that required no construction. This opened the door to novice RC consumers, and allowed people to enjoy racing and games without a fear of being unable to finish the construction process. Though highly experienced hobbyists prefer to put their personal touch into their RC vehicles, Traxxas cars are comprised of high quality parts, still delivering great performance for those who want to jump straight into the game.
Because of Traxxas' professional level, many people just starting out with RCs use their Traxxas car as a learning tool. They come with instructional DVDs and guide manuals to get users started, and to explain the function and statistics of the car's many parts. An introduction to engine specs and fuel information is crucial for the beginning RCer, and these complete cars help them learn through experience and use.
There are a few different options when it comes to powering an RC, best selected with a little...Continue Reading
TRAXXAS RC CARS: NITRO VS ELECTRIC
If you are reading over this particular piece, than chances are you are wanting to learn a little more about a very popular form of RC cars: the Traxxas Cars. So what is there to know about these cars? Well, there is a good deal for you to learn and appreciate about them, so read on to learn more about Traxxas RC Cars and the pros and cons of nitro vs electric.
So, I suppose if you aren't all too informed about what these cars actually are, you should get briefly introduced to them before we go any farther. The best way to describe these machines is by saying that these are the RC cars you always wished that you had when you were growing up. These are nothing like the various vehicles that still line the shelves of various toy stores across the country.
For starters, they are meant to simulate the experience of having a real car that you are at the helm of from a distance. While they are considerably smaller than a real car, they are slightly larger than most of the marketed remote control vehicles that you are likely to be able to purchase anywhere else. So this means that they can make a considerable difference in the detail and the handling.
For instance, these vehicles can go much faster than the average remote controlled ride, and we will get into just how fast they can go in later paragraphs. There are also two main sources of this considerable speed, either through nitro boosts or general electric power. Don't be fooled,...Continue Reading