I have bought a traxxas. Let me say that again i have bought a traxxas. Was it you? Yes right – and i bet you’re thinking why the if you bought a rustler they’re like over 10 years old, there’s, better tracks as you could have bought. Why have you bought this? I want to know if it’s still any good after 10 years, what’s up guys welcome to the channel. Yes, i did by atraxis rustler. Now this is the first new tracks, as i’ve ever bought. A few of you are probably thinking well. You’Ve got a summit and you’ve got trx4, so they were sponsored videos. This i bought with my hard earned money. I want you to deal with your problems by becoming rich speaking of hard earned money. Merch. Now, a few of you have said it blends in with the blue. In the background, the blue racking and the blue sound deadening wow. Should we try a different color whoa red? What do you think of red? Does it look a little bit better now? I will be honest: the red it’s kind of i wouldn’t say it’s the best quality it’s, the white’s got a bit pink on it, so i’d, not recommend a red hoodie, but does it look better on camera anyway, that’s enough of that let’s get this thing out Of the box have a little chat about it and i’m going to tell you what i’m going to do with it.
I promise i’m not putting it in the bin, so the actual rustler platform is 1994. It came out that’s, quite old. It doesn’t matter who makes them does it when you get a brand new shiny, rc car out of the box it’s, always a good feeling, always a good feeling loads of stuff in here we’ll have a look at that in a minute, your basic tq transmitter. This is the very basic one i’ve gone for the beautiful orange. What was i saying? Oh yeah, so the rustler platform is yeah 1994., really old. This one has been around for the best part of 10 years. The xl5 and the 12 turn 550 titan motor it’s been around 10 or more years, it’s, the cheapest traxxas in the range um, along with the bandit, the bandit being like the buggy more of a buggy version. This is obviously like a stadium truck two wheel drive um diff, you got metal gears in there. You’Ve got an adjustable slipper clutch completely waterproof oil shocks and they do feel really nice adjustable toe on the front. Cambers fixed front and rear plastic drive shafts at the back. Overall, it does look very nice, especially in this orange. Do they do quite a few colors main ones? I think orange green blue red. The orange, though, really does really does pop, so the cheapest traxxas. You can buy along with the bandit in the uk coming in about 179.99 and i think it’s about the same in the us, but in dollars, rather than in pounds, shillings and pence will run up to eight point.
Four volt nickel melt hydride so seven cell um battery. If you go in lipo, they only run 2s, but a seven cell nickel metal hydride is about 8.4 volts and a 2s lipo fully charged is 8.4 volts, initially so speed wise you’re going to get a little bit more speed with the lipo we’re going to test That today comes with some optional gearing let’s have a look at what it is. I think it’s a 28 tooth and that’s an 86 tooth spur. It says, 35 mile an hour on the box. I’Ve done a video on this a little while ago. What can we uh? What do we need for 35 mile, an hour yeah so included, is a 28 tooth pinion and an 86 tooth spur stock is a 16 tooth pinion and a 90 tooth spur. So it looks like you need to change the spur and pinion to get that 35 mile an hour set tools. I guess some foam for the battery tray preloads for your shops, a couple of servo adapters in there and some little washers and pins for your body. I guess stickers upgrades what to do if your traxxas model breaks the nice shiny instruction manual right anyway, i’m not going to be running this on a nickel metal hydride today, we’re going straight for a lipo. I am not a fan of not only traxxas batteries, not a fan of their connectors either right, let’s just quickly get the speed runs out of the way.
This is completely stock out of the box, 2s lipo and so 162 pinion stock spur gear 21. Mile an hour i did actually get 22. I took it down the street a bit further and got 20. put speed, gearing on there wasn’t enough space here. So i took it over to the footpath, so this is the included 28 tooth pinion and the i think it’s 86 m spur so speed, gearing 35 on the box. Applause meh, 33 close enough. So then, let’s give this rustler a bit of a burn round said to be sunny today. Let me down so 22 22 would be stuck out the box gearing that’s, not bad, not bad, it’s, not good, but oh. This grass is way too long. Oh, i wish they’d cut this. You may have to go to the skate park. Um yeah two wheel drive buggy long grass it’s, not all that good, but anyway compromise on the gearing i’ve gone for the speed spur and a 17 tooth pinion. I think, with the speed gearing and with the speed gearing and the speed pinion on this sort of terrain it’s going to overheat, definitely you could get away with like a dirt track, uh some light sort of gravel, maybe but not long grass like this, so oil Shock soaking up the jumps and i think on that note we need to go to the skate park because, yes, it’s not going well well, i didn’t plan to bring it to the skate park.
Well, maybe a few jumps but it’s going to be more fun. They need to cut that grass yeah it’s that gear in perfect for a little bit of acceleration, so you can pop the wheelies but you’re not going to overheat it on the uh, the rough stuff i’ve known i was just gon na bring it here. I’D have kept the high speed gearing on but Music, so the rustler, oh, what a lovely jump, the cheapest you can get and i’ll be. Oh well and i’ll be honest with you, it’s good fun bit of chassis slap. There maybe shock tuning to be done, but it’s not going to win any competitions for a stunt truck, but it’s definitely going to win some uh fun points. Oh yes, i’m sold guys 179.99 in the uk, 100 and well. I see him in dollars. It handles really nicely whoa Music. This is why i didn’t want to bring it here: it’s, not a durability test. I just want to bash it wow what good fun i’m sold on it. I am sold on the rustler it’s a 10 year old platform. Well, it’s an extremely old platform, but it does not disappoint and it can still cut it in 2021. It jumps so nicely every time. Every time i say that brushless ready gears um it hasn’t got bearings. A lot of people do recommend some bearings. So let me know in the comments: do you want to see it brushless? Do you think i should just keep it stock it’s perfect for this.
If you get on a dirt track or short grass, this could be epic that’s it for this video guys. I hope you enjoyed that an old classic that i’ve never had before and a traxxas that i’ve never had before the wrestler xl5 love it jump so nicely. Let’S get a decent transition for the last jump. Two in a row there we go Music on me Music.