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Posted by KristofferR | Mar 16, 2018 @ 02:08 PM | 6,507 Views
A used Summit for sale appeared temptingly on a local site. It has long been on my wishlist and I decided to go for it. Completely stock and in good condition, save for two of the four LiPO:s that had, according to my voltmeter, been stored fully charged and were quite swollen. NiMH:s were fine.

Driving the Summit was interesting. The appearance was familiar as I have had two 1/16 Summit VXL:s before. The increase in scale and the low/hi gears and lockable diffs were unfamiliar though. The big Summit has a better CG for its width and length than the small one and it really showed - it almost clung to steep cliffs.

With locked diffs and low gear it was tremendously capable and easily mastered one of my favourite difficult trails. Walking back on the wide gravel road, the high gear and open diff setting allowed me to slide around and send jumps of different obstacles.

I got about 40 minutes of driving on the stock NiMH batteries which is very impressive too.

The first drive - well lets say this drives exactly like the videos show. As a trail companion it is probably perfect, mixing a bit of crawl, a bit of trail and a bit of bash equally well.
Posted by KristofferR | Mar 07, 2018 @ 03:07 PM | 6,873 Views
The Stampede is a good truck but one of several things I wish Traxxas would adress is the rear body post design. I have three of these bodies and they all crack, quickly and in the same place.

A bit of google work led me to an excellent test at rctech by MailManX.

1-2 layers of drywall tape and a liberal smearing of Shoe-Goo (ventilate, ventilate!!) and the crack propagation should stop.

I got my drywall tape at ClasOhlson, the ShoeGoo at CDON (Gå ClasOhlson is a hardware store and CDON is a portal like Amazon. Now just have to find an equivalent to ”rubberized undercoating” in Sweden....