Traxxas Bandit XL-5 RTR 1/10 RC Buggy (no battery/charger) Review

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Brand Traxxas
Category RC Buggy
With Traxxas' exclusive waterproof electronics, Bandit can blast through puddles, mow through mud and shred snow. Your R/C adventures are limited only by your imagination. Jump it. Race it. Crash it. Bandit's legendary durability leaves everything else behind. Bandit is built Traxxas Tough to keep you off the workbench and deep in the fun zone. Plus, it's upgradeable with a full line of Traxxas factory parts and accessories for custom performance and personalization. Features Waterproof electronics permit driving in water, mud and snow. Waterproof receiver box. High-torque Waterproof Traxxas 2056 steering servo. Powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan. Bandit reaches speeds in excess of 35mph using the included optional 31-tooth pinion gear. High-performance waterproof XL-5 Electronic Speed Control. Innovative water-sealed design Three Drive Profiles Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse Race Mode - Forward / Brake Training Mode - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending) 12-Turn motor limit for 550 size motors 15-Turn motor limit for 540 size motors Integrated on/off switch Traxxas EZ-Set one-button setup LiPo, NiCad, and NiMH compatible with two-stage low-voltage detection Large heat sink High-efficiency MOSFET transistors Efficient Magnum 272 three-gear transmission with ball bearings. Sealed gearbox protects the transmission with beefed up motor guard for extra protection. Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch system (patent pending). External gear cover with easy slipper clutch access. Reliable planetary gear differential. Telescoping U-joint driveshafts. Fiber-composite monocoque chassis. Durable gray chassis components offer a fresh tech look. Speed control and receiver are securely fastened to chassis. Easy access battery compartment. New easy to remove and re-install wing mounting system Fully adjustable Ultra Shocks with X-ring technology. White powder coated shock springs feature a new responsive spring rate. Durable solid camber links eliminate the need for adjustment. Captured rod ends won't pop off for superior durability. Alias 2.2" step-pin rear tires and Alias ribbed front tires offer superior off-road traction. Bandit's Alias step-pin rear tires come pre-glued on mirror-chrome five-spoke Tracer wheels. Bandit is backed by unparalleled Traxxas support and parts availability. Precision 2.4GHz Control Radio System,
Only Traxxas could put this kind of performance, innovation, and overall value into a Ready-To-Race package that delivers the satisfaction you expect from a high-performance electric buggy. Speed, ruggedness, and stunning looks elevate Bandit far above the ordinary. Traxxas’ forward thinking and “no-nonsense” approach brings you the most performance for your R/C investment. Bandit is more than just fun to drive. It's easy to own, too, with legendary durability, low-maintenance design, and unmatched parts support and one-on-one service from either Traxxas or a network of thousands of hobby stores worldwide. On and off the road, at the track or in your backyard, the new Bandit is the ultimate Extreme Sports Buggy made for the driver who wants to experience max speed and all-out buggy fun. Specifications Length,
Front Track 9.84 inches,
Rear Track 9.84 inches,
Weight 48 oz.,
Height (overall) 7 inches,
Wheelbase 11.25 inches,
Front Shock Length Long,
Rear Shock Length XX Long,
Front Tires Alias Ribbed 2.2",
Rear Tires Alias Step-Pin 2.2",
Front Wheels 2.2" Mirror-Chrome (Tracer),
Rear Wheels 2.2" Mirror-Chrome (Tracer),
Speed Control Type XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control,
Motor (electric) Titan 12-turn 550,
Gear Ratio (internal) 2.72 (final drive,
Differential Type Planetary Steel Gear,
Gear Pitch 48-Pitch,
Transmission Magnum 272,
Steering Bellcrank,
Chassis Type Modified Tub,
Chassis Material Composite,
Battery Tray Dimensions 166mm x 47.5mm x 28mm,
Top Speed 35+ MPH (using 7-cell NiMH or 2S LiPo battery and included 31T pinion) Requires,

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Paula M.
2 years ago

Shipped super fast. Everything was perfect. Buggy is FAST and great quality. Grandson is having a blast with it.

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So much fun

Paul B.
3 years ago

Purchased this as the first quality RC for my son because I knew He’d be able to learn to run and maintain it with no trouble getting parts. Great unit that is fast and maneuverable.

In juts a few days he’s learned about grip, the need for fine control of speed and tire wear (no the tires don’t wear too fast).

It is clear that this has all of the Traxxas read more quality of more expensive models but it’s a great 2wd buggy to learn on - or just heave a blast as I do when he’ll let me. Looks awesome too!

Moves fast

Charles g.
3 years ago

great car for the price,very fast
the extras in the box are a plus

Bandit XL-5

Mark R.
3 years ago

Fast and responsive, great for starter rc. The ability to cut power in half by a push of a button is a great feature.

Well built

Jordan C.
3 years ago

Really quick, arrived day early. Very happy ?

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