The Impressive Exterior Details
Traxxas has truly outdone themselves with the exterior details of the Traxxas Ford Raptor R. The attention to detail is simply remarkable. The front grille is highly detailed, giving the RC truck an intimidating and powerful look. But what really caught my eye were the molded front bumper and the LED lights. The bumper lights add a touch of realism to the overall design, making this RC truck stand out from the rest.
The Innovative Clipless System
One unique feature of the Traxxas Ford Raptor R is its clipless system for the body. Unlike traditional RC trucks, there are no body clips to deal with. Instead, the body simply clicks into place effortlessly. This not only makes removing the body a breeze but also ensures a secure fit. Traxxas has truly thought of everything to make the experience of owning and operating this RC truck as enjoyable as possible.
A Realistic and Well-Crafted Body
The body of the Traxxas Ford Raptor R is based on the Slash 4×4 chassis, which provides a longer wheelbase and a more realistic look. The attention to detail is astonishing, and it’s clear that Traxxas has put in a lot of effort to recreate the iconic design of the real-life truck. From the bold curves to the meticulous paint job, every aspect of the body reflects Traxxas’ commitment to authenticity.
Exploring Under the Body
While the exterior details are impressive, it’s what lies under the body that really sets the Traxxas Ford Raptor R apart. The chassis is sturdy and built to handle extreme off-road conditions. With its powerful motor, this RC truck can tackle various terrains with ease. Whether you’re running it through mud, dirt, or rocks, the Traxxas Ford Raptor R is designed to perform at its best.
While the Traxxas Ford Raptor R comes ready to run out of the box, there are additional upgrades available for those who want to enhance their RC experience even further. One notable upgrade is the option to install LED lights for the headlights. While it would have been nice to have this feature included as standard, it does provide an opportunity for RC enthusiasts to customize their truck to their liking.
In , Traxxas has once again delivered a top-of-the-line RC truck with the release of the Traxxas Ford Raptor R. With its impressive exterior details, innovative clipless system, and high-performance capabilities, it’s safe to say that this is one of the most extreme scale RC bashers ever created. Whether you’re a seasoned RC enthusiast or just starting out, the Traxxas Ford Raptor R is sure to provide an exhilarating and immersive experience.
Traxxas Ford Raptor R: The Ultimate RC Basher –>
Traxxas has released their latest RC beast, the Ford Raptor R, and it is nothing short of extreme. From its realistic design to its impressive speed, this truck is making waves in the RC community. Let’s dive into the features that make it the most extreme scale RC basher ever.
Attention to Detail –>
One of the first things that catches the eye is the attention to detail. Traxxas has gone above and beyond to make this RC truck as realistic as possible. From proper wing mirrors to Raptor badges, nothing has been overlooked. The molded rear panel and rear bumper with red LED lights add to the overall aesthetics, giving it an authentic look.
Pro Scale Series –>
The Traxxas Ford Raptor R is part of the Pro scale series, a range designed to create realistic RC cars. Traxxas has certainly accomplished their goal with this truck. The level of detail and craftsmanship is commendable, making it a collector’s dream. Whether you’re an RC enthusiast or simply love the Ford Raptor, this vehicle is sure to impress.
Pricing and Discounts –>
Now, let’s talk about the price. In the UK, the Traxxas Ford Raptor R comes in at 569 pounds. However, if you’re in the UK, you’re in luck. Rochester RC is offering a five percent discount on the entire cost of this truck. Simply use the code “Beyond RC” at checkout to avail the discount. And that’s not all! Free shipping is included as well. This offer is applicable to the entire site, so whether you’re purchasing the Ford Raptor R or any other RC vehicle, you can enjoy the five percent discount on your entire order.
Not for Beginners –>
Is the Traxxas Ford Raptor R suitable for beginners? Well, not exactly. This truck is a beast that reaches speeds of up to 60 miles per hour with a gear change. If you’re just starting out in the hobby, it is advisable to opt for something a little smaller and slower. The Ford Raptor R is best suited for individuals with prior experience or those seeking an adrenaline rush.
Underneath the Body –>
Taking a closer look underneath the body, everything is virtually identical to the Slash 4×4. Traxxas has built upon a solid foundation to create this monster of an RC truck. The chassis, suspension, and drivetrain are built to handle the extreme speeds and rough terrain the Ford Raptor R is capable of conquering.
In , the Traxxas Ford Raptor R is undoubtedly the most extreme scale RC basher ever created. Its attention to detail, realistic design, and impressive speed make it a force to be reckoned with. Whether you’re a seasoned RC enthusiast or a Ford Raptor fan, this truck is bound to deliver an exhilarating experience. So gear up, strap in, and unleash the power of the Traxxas Ford Raptor R.
Traxxas Ford Raptor R: The Ultimate RC Basher
When it comes to extreme scale RC bashing, the new Traxxas Ford Raptor R is the undisputed king. With its impressive design and durable construction, this truck is ready to handle any rough terrain you throw at it.
Traxxas is known for their strong and sturdy plastic chassis, and the Ford Raptor R is no exception. Its honeycomb chassis and nerf bars provide added strength and protection, making it perfect for heavy bashing. The metal Center Drive Shaft running along the bottom ensures maximum durability, while the front bumper offers excellent protection.
Adjustability for Customization
If you prefer to tweak and adjust your RC vehicle, the Ford Raptor R allows for that flexibility. With adjustable tie rods, you can easily modify the camber and toe of the truck to suit your preferences. This feature ensures optimal performance on any type of terrain.
Traxxas has gone above and beyond in engineering the suspension of the Ford Raptor R. They have made sure that it can withstand the toughest challenges, even stating that it has a nearly indestructible drivetrain. Upgraded shock towers, strengthened sea hubs, axle carriers, steering blocks, heavy-duty drive shafts, and steel wheel hexes contribute to its exceptional durability. The inclusion of a slipper clutch further enhances its off-road capabilities.
One of the standout features of the Ford Raptor R is its attention to detail. The BF Goodrich Tires not only provide excellent traction but also replicate the look of the real truck. The wheel design is equally impressive, as it perfectly mimics the wheels found on the full-size Ford Raptor R. This attention to detail adds authenticity to the RC bashing experience.
The Ultimate RC Bashing Experience
The Traxxas Ford Raptor R is undoubtedly the most extreme scale RC basher ever created. Its durable construction, adjustable features, over-engineered suspension, and authentic design make it the perfect choice for RC enthusiasts looking for the ultimate off-road adventure. Get ready to unleash the beast and conquer any obstacle in your path with the Traxxas Ford Raptor R!
Electronic System and Speed
The Traxxas Ford Raptor R is equipped with quite a firm compound tires, which is expected considering its speed potential. With the ability to reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, this RC truck is built for extreme scale bashing. Although I won’t be fitting the speed gearing today, I’ll be conducting a box stock 2s and 3s speed run.
If you want to witness this truck reach its top speed of over 60 miles per hour, I have provided a link below to a video that demonstrates its capabilities on a 3s pack with the optional gear fitted.
Electronic System Components
Let’s delve into the electronic system of the Traxxas Ford Raptor R. It includes the vxl3s ESC, which is capable of handling two to three s packs. Additionally, it features the 3500 KV VXL motor and comes with the 2075 waterproof metal geared Servo for reliable performance. The ESC is equipped with a Traxxas connector as standard, although I personally prefer using xt90s connectors for all my batteries and cars. However, I’ll be using an adapter today so as not to void the warranty.
The truck also comes with adjustable TSM (Traxxas Stability Management), essentially a gyro that enhances stability during high-speed runs. This feature is integrated into the receiver, which is housed in the receiver box.
Unboxing and Test Run
Now, let’s take a quick look at what you’ll find inside the box. Once we’ve done that, it’s time to get this beast out for a thrilling run.
Traxxas tqi transmitter
In the box of the Traxxas Ford Raptor R, you will find the Traxxas tqi transmitter. This transmitter is upgradable with a Bluetooth module, allowing for enhanced control and connectivity. But that’s not all, the transmitter also features a foam grip on the wheel, providing a comfortable and secure grip while driving. I must say, the quality of this transmitter is impressive, as it is identical to the one I have on my x max. To power up the transmitter, you will need four Double A batteries.
Quick Start guide and documentation
Along with the transmitter, the box includes a color Quick Start guide, as well as some other documentation and warranty information. These resources will come in handy if you’re new to the world of RC cars or if you simply want to make sure you’re following the proper maintenance procedures for your new Traxxas Ford Raptor R. It’s always good to have all the information you need readily available.
Basic maintenance tools and shock preload spacers
Traxxas understands the importance of proper maintenance for your RC car, and that’s why they have included some basic maintenance tools in the box. These tools will help you with various tasks such as adjusting the shock preload or performing basic repairs. Additionally, you will find shock preload spacers, which can be used to fine-tune the suspension to your liking. Traxxas has thoughtfully provided these tools to ensure that you have everything you need to keep your Traxxas Ford Raptor R performing at its best.
Optional speed pinion
For those who crave even more speed, Traxxas has included an optional speed pinion in the box. This pinion can be easily installed to increase the top speed of your Traxxas Ford Raptor R. Whether you’re a speed enthusiast or simply want to push the limits of your RC experience, the optional speed pinion is a fantastic addition.
2s and 3s speed tests
Now, let’s get to the exciting part – the speed tests! Straight out of the box, I performed a 2s speed test with the TSM (Traxxas Stability Management) set to about halfway. The longer wheelbase of the Ford Raptor R provides a stable driving experience, and the TSM further enhances stability. However, I felt the need to turn down the TSM a bit to fully experience the thrill of the drive. The LEDs on the car add a cool visual effect as well.
Unfortunately, the 2s speed test didn’t yield the speed I expected. With a top speed of only 30 mph, I was left wanting more. But fear not, as there’s still the 3s speed test to try. I hit start on the GPS and off we went. This time, I was hoping for a faster result. Let’s see what the Traxxas Ford Raptor R can do on 3s.
Running on 3s for Increased Performance
Running the Traxxas Ford Raptor R on 3s power is sure to bring a new level of excitement to your RC basher experience. With the increased power, this truck is capable of reaching speeds that will leave you in awe. The hope is to hit speeds in the 40s, a significant improvement from the slightly disappointing 30s experienced on lower power settings.
Impressive Speed and Stunning Looks
Not only does the Traxxas Ford Raptor R look cool, but it also sounds incredible as it tears through the terrain. The full-throttle experience is bound to be exhilarating, and anticipation builds as we prepare to witness just how fast this beast can go.
Reaching Top Speeds on 3s Power
With a burst of power, the Traxxas Ford Raptor R is unleashed, and the speedometer climbs. Hitting the brakes, we anxiously check the reading. The results? A satisfying 48 mph. Not bad at all for an RC vehicle. The decision to run it on 3s power has definitely paid off, as it has added a whole new level of fun and excitement.
Unleashing the Truck’s Off-Road Potential
But the true test of any RC truck lies in its off-road capabilities. How will the Traxxas Ford Raptor R handle the rough and unpredictable terrains? There is only one way to find out by putting it to the test.
Surprisingly Agile and Stable
To my delight, the Traxxas Ford Raptor R proves to be impressively agile and stable on off-road paths. Running it on 2s power, this truck stays planted and handles with ease. The added weight of the vehicle contributes to its stability, and the built-in stability management system proves to be incredibly useful. Setting the stability management at around 50% strikes the perfect balance between control and stability.
Taking Control to the Extreme
For those who crave utmost control over their vehicle, some opt to turn the stability management system completely off. They enjoy the challenge and the need to master every movement. However, for me personally, I appreciate the assistance the system offers. It provides just enough stabilization to make the ride smoother and more enjoyable.
As we have witnessed, the Traxxas Ford Raptor R is indeed the most extreme scale RC basher ever. With its impressive speed, stunning looks, and exceptional off-road performance, this truck has set itself apart from the rest. The joy of running it on 3s power and experiencing the exhilaration it brings is unmatched. Whether you want full control or a little bit of assistance, this truck delivers it all. Take it for a spin and experience the thrill for yourself.
An Incredibly Planted and Fast RC Basher
When you go to turn, you can feel the gyro making loads of little changes to keep everything nice and stable. So we now know this thing is incredibly planted; it’s also extremely fast.
Surprised by the Handling
But what has surprised me is how good the handling is, and I have to admit I really wasn’t expecting it to handle this good.
Incredible Scale Looks
I think the biggest thing for me, though, is those incredible scale looks. It just looks insane and it really does look like the real truck driving around. So well done Traxxas, you’ve found a gap in the market and you have given us an extreme scale basher.
An Expensive Truck
So there we go, then guys, that was the brand new Traxxas Ford Raptor R – an incredibly good scale basher from the guys at Traxxas. And on 3s, it’s incredible fun, but it is an expensive truck.
Options for Different Budgets
Now, yes, it is expensive, but we do have to remember that people have different budgets. Just because you may find this super expensive, someone else may not. And for those people, there are many options out there without having to spend a fortune.
Share Your Thoughts
So let me know what you think of the new Traxxas Raptor in the comments section down below. And don’t forget, if you are in the UK, check out Rochester RC and use code Beyond RC to get five percent off and free shipping.
To be continued…
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