Traxxas Revo VXL Review

Traxxas E-Revo VXL 4WD 2.4GHz with Battery and Charger

The Traxxas Revo VXL 4WD is an all new remote controlled monster truck. This monster truck has new capabilities that are not common with other remote controlled cars. It is manufactured by Traxxas Industry which makes some of the most well known remote control cars. You can find out more on Traxxas branded RCCs here.

The Revo is equipped with a TQ 2.4 GHz radio system which is compatible with 6519 receiver and rejects Docking Base accessory making it highly reliable.

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Traxxas, which is the parent company, recommends that this monster truck should be used by children or people above the age of 13 years as it contains small parts that may pose a health hazard to small children.

Features of the Traxxas Revo VXL 4WD

Motor

The Traxxas Revo uses Traxxas Velineon 380 brushless motor which is equipped with Neodymium magnets, high RPM ball bearings, sintered motor and 3.5 mm gold plated bullet connectors for maximum performance

Chassis

The base framework of this monster truck is made up of nylon composite which is 2 mm thick to guarantee the best support of the whole truck body.

Spur Gear and Drive

The truck is a four wheel drive and uses a spur gear of 45 teeth. It also has a pinion gear that has 28 teeth and 48 pitches, additionally; an extra pinion gear is included and is used when the speeds reach more than 50 mph (works with an extra battery).

Battery

The Revo VXL 4WD uses one Traxxas power cell 1200mAh 6 cells NiMh high current connector, a dual NiMh battery capability. N extra battery and a series are also included, but are purchased separately. The extra battery is used in special cases as the one highlighted above.

The battery is charged using an 110V wall type battery charger.

 

Additional Features

The body of the truck is painted and trimmed with applied decals. The shocks are GTR oil filled to ensure maximum shock absorption. Revo spec rocker suspensions are well connected with the telescoping universal joint shafts.

The Traxxas E –Revo has rubber sealed ball bearings and silicon sealed differentials that are fitted with adjustable slipper clutch.

 

Main Specs of the Traxxas E-Revo VXL 4WD

Product Dimensions

This monster truck measures 12.9 x 9.4 x 4.6 inches in all the three dimensions.

Product Weight

Traxxas RTR 1/16 E –Revo VXL 4WD weighs 5.8 pounds which still is the shipping weight.

Top Speed

This monster truck is extremely fast with speeds of up-to more than 50mph.

 

Comparison With the Slash 4×4 VxL

The monster truck uses the largest brushless motor in its category, while the slash 4×4 VxL uses the standard brushless motor. This means that this monster truck produces more torque power as compared to its counterpart.

The other highly visible difference between the two is the color system. Slash 4×4 VxL is available in several colors and you have a wider scope of choice of color, however with the monster truck that is not the case. This is because it is available in a few random colors.

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Pros

Efficient Size – One very clear feature that gives this truck an upper hand is its small and efficient size. It is well suited to fit in several terrains and does not get stuck easily.

High Stability – This truck has got unparalleled stability. This is because it has a very rigid chassis which provides enough support.

Highly Durable – The materials used in the make-up of this truck are quite resilient and do not get damaged easily. They have the ability to counter forces of an impact once the truck smashes into an object.

Quiet Truck – If you are those people who hate loud noise; then this is your truck. It produces very little noise as compared to Nitro.

Fast – The motor used in the manufacture of this truck is very strong and produces very strong torque. Therefore, if you are a racing guy, go for this truck and you will absolutely beat your friends.

All in One Package Deal – Everything you need to get started with this high performance truck is supplied in one package once you purchase it.

 

Cons

Stock Charger Slow – The charger is a bit slow and takes some time before the battery is full. This may bring up the need for extra batteries if you are in the race for a long time.

Batteries Have a Low Lifespan –  Once you begin to use them, they do not last long before they run out. This means that you need extra batteries to keep interchanging.

 

Our Verdict

Hobby times are always happy times; make sure your happy times are not darkened by the use of half operational trucks. By all standards, this monster truck should surpass your expectations.

We found that most customers that have purchased this particular model haven’t had any particular problems racing this RCC. And although it isn’t cheap, you will certainly get value for money if you choose to buy the Traxxas Revo. Not necessarily one just for the pros, but certainly for RCC enthusiasts.

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Pros: 

+ Very Quick.
+ High Stability.
+ Relatively Quiet.
+ Highly Durable

Cons: 

- Quite Expensive.
- Batteries Have a Low Lifespan