Traxxas Slash 4×4 review

Traxxas Slash 4x4

Its name says it all! Slash portrays a picture of a tough, aggressive, fast rc truck! Traxxas has managed to perfectly combine aggressiveness and fun into the new Slash 4×4 rc car. The Traxxas brand respects tradition and has built the Slash, a rc car named Truck of the Year by important specialized blogs.

This rc car is new and it is absolutely not a conversion car, it’s completely built from the top for over the top speed and performance. An electric rc truck, this model is completely versatile and easy to handle, thanks to the long list of innovative features, which were combined to achieve the perfect mix between toughness and amusement. So, you’ll get all the great features that inspire rc car enthusiasts and some new features, which prove the Traxxas’ constant search for innovation and performance.

 

 

Let’s get down to the technical specifications. The four-wheel drive maintains control and stability on the race track. The long list of features includes also an all-new rigid chassis, an efficient shaft drive, race-driven suspension, Revo differentials and a Velineon brushless power system.

What about this brushless power system? It’s new, it’s innovative and it pumps a lot of power! You just need to prepare for the force and speed which comes out of this system and which is handled by precision throttle control. All this power translates into great acceleration and impressive top speeds. According to the manufacturer, the Slash 4×4 can reach top speed of over 40 mph, but in straight lines it can go even up to 60! The Brushless Power System is comprised of several optimized components, such as the Traxxas High-Current connector or the custom-wound motor. You don’t need any special skills to operate this beautiful machine. It works like a plug and play device, you just connect it and it works. This truck also features the VXL-3s electronic speed control, which delivers maximum power to the motor. Thanks to the two-stage low voltage detection, the power system is fully compatible with LiPo, NiCad and NiMH. The battery compartment can be adapted to fit many styles of battery packs.

 

 

Controlling everything is the Traxxas TQ 2.4Ghz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link. This state of the art system ensures that there won’t be any interference or crystals. Moreover, the Traxxas Link technology can store settings for up to 20 Traxxas-Link enabled models. All you have to do is power up the transmitter and the model you want to drive and the settings are downloaded immediately. Also, the radio is fully adjustable, so you’ll be able to set steering and throttle end points precisely and you also have a multifunctional knob which is also fully customizable.

Aside from its rather high center of gravity, the Traxxas Slash 4×4 holds its own pretty well and is able to easily pass other rc trucks on the race track. You’ll get great handiness and control, because the Slash has amazing shocks which suck up the bumps on the race track. Another handy help in control on the race track will be you truck’s tires, which perform great on the track and ensure great traction.

Want to have fun on the race track even if it’s snowy or rainy? The Traxxas team has already taken this into consideration and it has waterproofed the electronic speed control, the receiver box and the steering servo. You can enjoy the Slash 4×4 in wet conditions and experience the thrills that such conditions have to offer on the race track.

 

 

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