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    Traxxas new scale crawler??

    Just saw this news of Traxxas are going to release a new scale crawler with portal axles, locking diffs and hi/lo gear.
    Did someone heard about it?
    Hope it's for real!!
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    http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2017...as-new-scaler/

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    Oh my freakin goodness
    wowee wowee wowee wowee

    And its a landrover to boot












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    I think I gotta go change my shorts. I haven't been this thrilled over a traxxas product since the summit first got announced.

    Cable actuators for the diffs, 2 speed, waterproof , lights. And its simply looks SCALE.


    SOLID AXLES - portal ???? For additional ground clearance.


    I thought traxxas would NEVER go there.

    I have an LR3 body that has been waiting 4 years for this chassis.
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    Same! I can't stop smiling I'm so excited! I'm definitely going to preorder and prepay for one! Common Traxxas don't keep us waiting to long!
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    I'm pretty interested in seeing some more of this for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    I'm pretty interested in seeing some more of this for sure
    Identical axles front and back? I'm thinking 4 wheel steering already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    Identical axles front and back? I'm thinking 4 wheel steering already.
    So soon..lol
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    Please Traxxas release it soon!!!!!!!!
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    Bring it on Traxxas. Been waiting for this a long time.

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    Ok I've been studying the pictures for awhile now; I really like what I see. Metal 4 links, confirmed locking front and rear diffs, high low transmission, etc. I HAVE TO HAVE ONE! I don't want to wait, when will this be released!?!

    I'm already scheming about what I'll do when I get one..
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    Wish they had a photo of it by something well known like a revo just to see it's size. Looks fun!
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    Well, I know my next purchase. Going to hold off on axial for this.

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    I wonder if it will be as capable as the summit. it has a short wheel base and looks top heavy. I hope it does not flip to much.
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    True 1/10 scale. Looks to have the wheel base close to the slash. For sale by the summer? 4-5 months. My son loved pointing out the fact that the guy took photographs of the "NO PHOTOGRAPHY " sign.


    Did anyone catch that sports car in the corner? Looks like a mini XO-1 with a Ferrari lid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    True 1/10 scale. Looks to have the wheel base close to the slash. For sale by the summer? 4-5 months. My son loved pointing out the fact that the guy took photographs of the "NO PHOTOGRAPHY " sign.


    Did anyone catch that sports car in the corner? Looks like a mini XO-1 with a Ferrari lid.
    I agree, it looks huge until I saw it next to the Slash and the TQI transmitter. It's defiantly a 1/10, with 1.9 tires.

    The sports car in the back is the new 4-Tec 2.0 Ford GT. Which actually has the same battery hold down as the Scaler does.
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    Yeaaa!... There'll finally be a forum for a dedicated Traxxas scale truck! I also had doubts that Traxxas would enter the scaler scene, so this is really exciting news. This just might make 2017 a very memorable year in the hobby! I'm going to watch out for the release, which I'm sure will be in time for the coming season.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcguy5 View Post
    I wonder if it will be as capable as the summit. it has a short wheel base and looks top heavy. I hope it does not flip to much.
    It's not going to be in the same class as the Summit, but will be more in league with an SCX10 II or Vaterra Ascender. The wheelbase will probably be somewhere around 12-13", which is considered a long wheelbase for a 1/10 scale 4x4 truck. Depending on how much weight Traxxas puts in the chassis, it won't be too top heavy, since the body looks to be polycarbonate. However, the additional roll cage could add extra weight, but not much, especially if it's plastic. Most scalers find ways to gain a lower CoG, anyway. I've always employed the addition of weighted beadlocks, which help keep a rig planted, and since I mostly go along at hiking speed, there's little extra stress on the drivetrain.

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    THANK YOU TRAXXAS! I love all these new vehicles being released! (although my wallet has now gone into hiding )
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    Man, Traxxas is going to put some hurt on my pocket book this year. First the 4-Tec GT, now this...

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    Ok I want one too. Problem is I've already spent my budget for my summit and other rc trucks. Guess I could work some ot for extra $$$, I do need to sleep, stocking up on lots of mountain dews and giving up sleep. Sleeps over rated right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rizz0d View Post
    O M G

    LOVE it!!! Way to go Traxxas! this will surely be replacing my tamiya hi-lift based scale truck. to me this is way bigger news than the 4tec 2.0 lol.

    and those portal axles holy smokes. how will the axial guys make fun of traxxas now?
    Other than axial has a better servo, motor and esc out of the box. Axial's scx10 is durable, reliable, easy to fix, and parts are interchangeable with vetarra if we are talking about scale crawlers.
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    If it's any thing like the summit, it's not that tuff. My buddy would have that thing destroyed within an hour. I like the idea of the diff that's about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wtc989 View Post
    If it's any thing like the summit, it's not that tuff. My buddy would have that thing destroyed within an hour. I like the idea of the diff that's about it
    It will be as similar to the Summit as the new 4-Tec is. It is a scale RC, designed to be ran differently.
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    I think Mr.President should congratulate Traxxas for stimulating the economy!
    All these Traxxas fans, crawler fans, scaler fans going to be working overtime to purchase new toys🤔😉
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    If it's worth sharing, I talked to a gentlman at Traxxas and he confired that's it's real, and everyone is super excited for it come out; which he said is expected to be sometime in spring before summer.
    Can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rizz0d View Post
    thanks wolf. can't wait to get my pre-order in!

    do you think it will be like the x-maxx where the LHS's get them in before the big online shops do?
    Honestly I'm not sure, but if it's even slightly as popular as the X-Maxx was; and judging by the size of the scaler market, it will be even more wanted. It could go both ways. All I know is I'll do whatever it takes for me to get one as soon as I can!
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    Oh buddy...... I can't wait to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    If it's worth sharing, I talked to a gentlman at Traxxas and he confired that's it's real, and everyone is super excited for it come out; which he said is expected to be sometime in spring before summer.
    Can't wait!
    Thats great can't wait to get one. Wonder if this is just the beginning of the scaler market for traxxas. Im really considering giving up sleep and work ot at my first job for one. Depending on price of this new scale truck two or three days of ot is all I need. Plus I need to add this to my collection so I can have more rc's than my friends do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    If it's worth sharing, I talked to a gentlman at Traxxas and he confired that's it's real, and everyone is super excited for it come out; which he said is expected to be sometime in spring before summer.
    Can't wait!
    Thanks for sharing, that's great news!!
    Sorry for the stupid question but when exactly is your spring? (at my place it will be in two months..)

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    Spring, you mean its coming, I'm sick of the snow, dying to get out in the dirt and rocks with my summit. Wonder if the lhs takes trade in for kids for this new scale truck. Maybe the lhs could let me borrow one for a weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alonjp View Post
    Thanks for sharing, that's great news!!
    Sorry for the stupid question but when exactly is your spring? (at my place it will be in two months..)
    By spring I'm guessing it would be late April or May time.
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    OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoMG!!!!!!!!!! My wife saw me read this and got jealous! Lol. Im so dang on excited for this is not even funny anymore. The really need to hurry up on tis one because i been looking into the axial scx10ii really hard. Maybe i will end up with both so i can do some real comparing to see how bad traxxas kicks axials butt! Lol

    One thing i can not see in the pics is if the steering servo is on the axle or on the chassis. I really hope its cassis mounted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SummitBasher90 View Post
    One thing i can not see in the pics is if the steering servo is on the axle or on the chassis. I really hope its cassis mounted.
    It is, https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...=1#post6355505.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SummitBasher90 View Post
    OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoMG!!!!!!!!!! My wife saw me read this and got jealous! Lol. Im so dang on excited for this is not even funny anymore. The really need to hurry up on tis one because i been looking into the axial scx10ii really hard. Maybe i will end up with both so i can do some real comparing to see how bad traxxas kicks axials butt! Lol

    One thing i can not see in the pics is if the steering servo is on the axle or on the chassis. I really hope its cassis mounted.
    You should definitely buy both. The more rc's you have the better for one. Second you can tell us all about your comparison. I'd be interested in hearing the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummitBasher90 View Post
    One thing i can not see in the pics is if the steering servo is on the axle or on the chassis. I really hope its cassis mounted.
    Yep chassis mounted and metal geared.


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    Them are some pretty large headed screws holding the servo case together.
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    Holy cow! Traxxas finally made a metal gear servo! Wonder what the specs are on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    Holy cow! Traxxas finally made a metal gear servo! Wonder what the specs are on that.
    For a typical scaler like the SCX10 and Ascender, 200oz+ is needed. This guy is a bit bigger, so hopefully it is 300oz+.
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