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  • Traxxas Slash

    Has anyone checked out the new Traxxas Slash? I've been checking out over the past couple days. Looks like it could be a really fun rig to bash around. The RTR starts at 179, not bad for waterproof electronics.

    http://www.traxxas.com/products/elec...5/trx_5805.htm

    There's a few vids showing up on youtube as well.

  • #2
    Re: NOt exactly brushless - Traxxas Slash

    Saw it at AB-C tonight...do not like it.

    Everything is wrong about it...

    Picture Rustler suspension on a buggy chassis and an 1/8th scale body...

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    • #3
      Re: NOt exactly brushless - Traxxas Slash

      Ah, I should have gone out there today. I was planning on going over after I fried my esc on the RC18. I'm bummed, because it's finally drying up outside and I want to go beat it around.

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      • #4
        Re: NOt exactly brushless - Traxxas Slash

        Originally posted by Rckcrwlr
        Saw it at AB-C tonight...do not like it.

        Everything is wrong about it...

        Picture Rustler suspension on a buggy chassis and an 1/8th scale body...

        What....you mean to tell me you didn't buy one? What the hell is going on in here!

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        • #5
          Re: NOt exactly brushless - Traxxas Slash

          i was thinking the same thing, but just because he didn't like it....doesn't mean he didn't buy it! !!

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          • #6
            Re: NOt exactly brushless - Traxxas Slash

            Nope...walked out with two Mini Baja LST2's though...

            1/18th scale rocks...
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            • #7
              Re: NOt exactly brushless - Traxxas Slash

              Umm, the verdict is still out for me. I kinda like the looks. Think John would let me test drive one?

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              • #8
                Re: NOt exactly brushless - Traxxas Slash

                Originally posted by Patella
                Umm, the verdict is still out for me. I kinda like the looks. Think John would let me test drive one?
                It is basically a Rustler with a thyroid problem...

                Not really impressed...
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                • #9
                  Re: Traxxas Slash

                  FROM TRAXXAS:

                  Intense Short-Course Racing Action!
                  The new Traxxas Slash Short-Course Race Truck puts you in the drivers seat for intense fender-to-fender, high-flying off-road action.
                  The full-scale Short-Course Race Trucks embody the spirit of Traxxas R/C with their extreme 800+ horsepower racing engines full-throttle,
                  dirt-roosting power slides, giant suspension travel, and Supercross-style big-air jumps. The Traxxas Slash brings all the
                  action home so you can experience the high-speed head-to-head competition at the track or in your own backyard. The Slash was inspired by the CORR™ (Championship Off-Road Racing) Pro-2™ class. The 4-wheel independent suspension has been carefully tuned to replicate the Pro-2 driving and handling experience as closely as possible. The tires use advanced tread design and sophisticated rubber compounds to provide incredible grip off-road with enough versatility to also perform well on concrete and asphalt. The fenders cover the tires for wheel-to-wheel racing without getting tangled up. The Traxxas Slash is only the second Ready-To-Race® model ever to come equipped with our exclusive watertight, sealed electronics. They provide 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. Slash is truly brushless ready with a waterproof digital steering servo, full ball bearings, metal gear transmission, Torque-Control™ slipper, planetary gear differential, and high-quality metal turnbuckles. Traxxas Slash is fully assembled and Ready-To-Race® for immediate out-of-the-box racing fun.

                  Features:
                  • Scale dimensions & looks of actual short-course off-road race trucks
                  • Powerful Titan® 12T 550 modified motor w/ internal cooling fan
                  • Race in dirt, mud, and water
                  • XL-5 Watertight Electronic Speed Control
                  • Traxxas High-Current Connector
                  • Digital high-torque waterproof steering servo
                  • Speed control and receiver are securely bolted to the chassis
                  • 13.2 inch wheelbase, over 3.5 inches of ground clearance
                  • Easy access battery compartment
                  • Accepts 6-and 7-cell flat packs and 7-cell hump packs
                  • Chassis nerf bars absorb impact and support the body
                  • Scale front and rear tube-style bumpers
                  • Truly brushless ready Magnum 272™ metal-gear transmission with ball bearings
                  • Revo®-spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch system
                  • Captured rod ends won't pop off for superior durability
                  • Precision hex hardware throughout
                  • Efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings
                  • Fully adjustable Ultra Shocks™ with X-ring technology
                  • Scale all-terrain tires include performance foam inserts and pre-glued satin-finish 2.2" wheels
                  • 30+mph using included opt. 23-tooth pinion gear*
                  • TQ Radio System
                  • Slash is backed by unsurpassed Traxxas support and parts availability
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                  • #10
                    Re: Traxxas Slash

                    Found this vid over on RCC. I think they look so much better than the buggies. they actually look like a truck.

                    http://www.promofo-racing.org/Slash.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Traxxas Slash

                      I stopped in and took a look at it today..
                      I think it kicks some serious *** in the looks dept.. Finally a racing truck that looks like a truck, not some goofy skated out wheeled florida lowrider..
                      I think Traxxas has it spot on in the style dept.. If the losi truck had a body that covered up the wheels in a scale fashion I would be all about it as it has the rollbars and lights..
                      I would love to lay my hands on one...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Traxxas Slash

                        I'm with you there. The more I see of this truck the more I like it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Traxxas Slash

                          Is that video of the brushless slash or the standard wound type can motor?
                          I am really digging this truck... When I was at AB Charles I just kept messing with the suspension and watching the tires tuck into the wheel wells...
                          so neat!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Traxxas Slash

                            From what I recall I think they were both stock in that video. They say out of the box they are good for about 23-24 mph.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Traxxas Slash

                              been scoping out vids on you tube.. likeing it more and more.. may have to start socking away cash for one.. know of any good tracks?

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