Traxxas Bandit XL-5 RTR 1/10 RC Buggy w/Battery & Fast Charger Review

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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. ProGraphix multi-colored painted body is available in red, blue, black, and silver. 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 included 7-cell battery and included 31T pinion) Requires,

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Super tough, well built car!

Richard C.
2 years ago

Bought 2 Bandits. One for my grandson. We’ve had a blast running these cars together! I was concerned at first because he’s 7 and sure enough, he had a few BAD crashes on the first day. Like head on straight into a concrete curb at full throttle. The Bandit survived with NO damage. (We did have the aftermarket RPM large front bumper installed). The durability is truly remarkable read more and its so nice to have cars that spend more time on the road than on the workbench!

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Tim H.
2 years ago

Everything as advertised, shipped quick. No snags, or problems.

Great rc car for my

Luis T.
3 years ago

Great rc car for my son. I bought 2 more waiting for delivery

Great buggy, great service from RC superstore

Paul G.
3 years ago

This is my first RC car since 1988 ( Traxxas- the Cat ) . I am very happy with this Bandit. Much faster than I expected, good control , battery life isn't bad . It seems quite rugged. The grandkids seem to aim for solid objects, and no damage so far.
I had several questions once I got the buggy. I wrote to RC superstore and was quite pleased to get quick responses (from the read more same tech no less!) which solved my issues completely.
I recommend the Bandit and the RC superstore.

Great Car!

Amanda N.
4 years ago

Our 11 year old son lives this car. There is a “training mode” that cuts the speed in half for younger drivers to learn how to handle the car before going full throttle. Be aware that it down not come with a wall charger- we should have read more carefully. The charger must be plugged into a DC port of a car. A wall adapter is available for about $25 which we recommend purchasing.

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