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Build Your Own Blasphemi: Mike Finnegan’s Custom Gasser R/C

Jun 9 2017
Mike Finnegan makes a living turning wrenches and being in front of cameras as the co-host of the hit YouTube series Roadkill. Of the many vehicles the show has spawned over the years, his 1955 Chevy Bel Air, lovingly referred to as the Blasphemi might be the most popular. Mike Finnegan’s Blasphemi R/C After stopping by the Traxxas booth at SEMA 2016, Mike was sitting in the shop looking at the car and thought to himself that it could make a pretty wild R/C car. We were happy to help bring the vision to life, and the Blasphemini was born. The Build The two keys to this build was simple: pull off the look of the full size car, and pull wheelies at will. The (#58076-21) Slash VXL OBA was selected as a base, thanks to its powerful VXL powerful system, rear-favoring weight bias, and the availability of an aftermarket body that closely replicated the 55. Traxxas Funny Car rear tires helped to achieve the drag race feel, while Bandit dished front wheels completed the look up front. Traxxas (#2750R) Bandit arms, (#2441) camber links, and (#1651) axles were used to narrow the rear track and keep the tires snug inside the rear quarter panels. Up front, to widen the stance and adjust the wheelbase appropriately for the wheel openings, Traxxas (#5531) Jato suspension arms were modified to accept the Slash shock setup, and longer (#5539) camber and (#5538) toe-links were installed. To keep the car functional and durable, a (#5835) Slash bumper was cut down to protect the front end in impacts. No Blasphemi replica would be complete without some V8 rumble. The Traxxas OBA system was installed into the 55 body. The body was masked and painted on the inside like a typical paint job, including the lights and signature gold grill. To achieve the hot rod black look, a matte finish spray was applied. Capping it off, a scoop was fabbed from lexan for the hood, and the top of the blower was replicated with a decal. The Blasphemi and Traxxas lettering use gold and silver engine turned vinyl, and printed decals were made to capture the sponsor stickers from the full-size car on the back. Out back, a (#3678) Traxxas wheelie bar with (#5186A) rubber tires and aluminum wheels keeps the back end planted and stable during hard launches. R/C Blasphemi has proven to be a hit just like it’s larger, louder sibling. With coverage on Roadkill’s official website, mentions on Mike’s podcast the Kibbe and Finnegan show, and a load of shares across social media, the car is definitely getting around. Get started on your custom build today! Head to the Traxxas Showroom to find a starting point, or check out the Parts Finder to browse parts and accessories for the Traxxas models in your collection. Parts List #58076-21 Slash VXL OBA #2750R Bandit Suspension Arms #2441A Bandit Camber Links #1651 Bandit Axles #5531 Jato Suspension Arms #5539 Camber Links #5538 Toe-links #5835 Slash Bumper Assembly #3678 Wheelie Bar Assembly #5186A Rubber Tires and Aluminum Wheels (blue) A post shared by Mike Finnegan (@finnegan999) on Feb 26, 2017 at 1:49pm PST

The TRX-4 is Here!

May 18 2017
We are so excited about the new TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler that we stayed up late loading the trucks with First Delivery models! These First Deliveries are on their way right now to a hobby store near you. Be the first to see this hot new release in person and place your pre-order. Use the special dealer locator to find a participating First Delivery store near you. Land Rover and the Land Rover Logo are trademarks owned and licensed by Jaguar Land Rover Limited.

New Information! TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler

Apr 28 2017
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AVAILABLE MID-MAY 2017!Suggested Selling Price $479.99 Ultimate Ground ClearanceThe TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler is equipped right out of the box with Traxxas' game-changing portal axle set. Portal axles lift the truck at the wheels for huge center pumpkin ground clearance. In order to achieve the same clearance with straight axles (and not get stuck), your tires would have to be over an inch taller than the TRX-4's tires. Straddling boulders with ease, the TRX-4 chassis definitely takes the path less travelled and simply leaves all the others behind. Torque Twist EliminatedThe portal axles use gear reduction right at the wheels that dramatically reduces undesirable torque twist. Total axle gear reduction is over twice non-portal designs. The Titan 550 motor torque is translated into straight, powerful, forward motion, rather than wasted energy twisting your rig right off the rocks. Improved GeometryPortal axle geometry raises the axle link mounts and center driveshaft, greatly reducing critical driveshaft and suspension link angles. This means less strain on the driveshafts, and the higher suspension links provide greater clearance with less scraping and dragging across the rocks. The steering drag link and tie rod are also raised up and out of harm's way. Rigid Steel FrameA heavy-duty formed-steel ladder frame with molded cross members creates an extremely rigid backbone that lets the suspension do the work it was designed to do. You’ll feel the difference on trails where the elimination of chassis flex allows for precise wheel placement when navigating technical terrain. Remote Locking DifferentialsTraxxas gives you the versatility to lock and unlock the front and rear differentials to suit your driving needs directly from your transmitter. Leave the differentials unlocked for relaxed driving on the trail with smooth, tight turning and better handling at high speeds. When the trail gets technical, lock the front and rear differentials, or just the front, for superior grip over extreme terrain. Our patented design has been proven rugged and capable in the Traxxas Summit. New sleeved micro cables control the differential action for scale appearance, without limiting the huge suspension articulation. 45° Steering AngleTraditional crawlers sacrifice turning radius for traction. The TRX-4’s remote locking differentials disengage to take full advantage of its superior 45 degree steering angle. Once you clear the obstacle, re-engage the differentials for ultimate traction. Hi/Low Range TransmissionWhen the going gets tough, use your transmitter to shift into low range for incredible 4-wheel drive pulling torque. Shift into high range for blasting down the trail. The plush suspension design absorbs rough terrain with ease and delivers outstanding scale appearance. Unmatched versatility makes the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler adaptable to just about any situation or driving style. Metal Gear Digital ServoA new full-metal gear digital servo gives you the durability and steering authority you need to confidently and reliably power through tough situations. WaterproofTraxxas was the first to bring you fully waterproof RC vehicles years ago with our innovative designs. The TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler is fully waterproof for how you like to really play, not “splash resistant.” There is a big difference. Traxxas’ patented innovation gives you the freedom to tackle creeks, snow, and mud without worrying about water in your electronics. Scale Detail The TRX-4 Trail and Scale is being shown with the legendary Land Rover Defender body, complete with exciting scale details for an authentic 4-wheelin’ experience. We’ve included a functional spare wheel and tire, an off-road jack, and spare fuel canisters. Secure your trail gear in the included roof basket. There’s even a snorkel for taking the waterproof TRX-4 through creek crossings. The rugged bumpers provide clearance and protection and are equipped with recovery D-rings. The front bumper is designed to be compatible with many popular off-road accessories. Inner FendersThe scale details did not stop with the body. We went underneath to install detailed inner fenders that integrate with the scale look of the floor pans and shock towers, keeping rocks, mud, and twigs out of the chassis. The inner fenders are also equipped with pockets to install our optional LED rock light kit (sold separately) to light up the night trail, casting light right where it’s needed. The rock lights make changing a “flat tire” on the trail a breeze! ;-) Integrated rock sliders help protect the body from damage. Cruise ControlThe Traxxas TQi radio system is equipped with cruise control for long-distance treks. Set your speed using the transmitter and then use the multi-function knob to fine-tune it faster or slower to precisely match the pace of your caravan of trail explorers. Cruise control makes it easy and comfortable for the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler to be your companion for hours of driving fun and exploration. 3S Power SystemThe new XL-5 HV electronic speed control brings 3S LiPo capability for stronger, more efficient running. New speed control profiles have been added for smooth and precise control. A new Trail profile facilitates smooth driving for most of your adventures, while a new Crawl profile introduces hill hold and instant reverse for extremely technical courses. Either will help you navigate obstacles with ease, right from the start. Long run times, up to 2 hours, are possible with a Traxxas 3S 5000mAh iD LiPo battery pack! Canyon Trail 1.9 TiresThe 1.9 Canyon Trail tires and tuned foam inserts are super-soft and grippy to deliver superior bite on rocky surfaces with convincing scale realism. The 12mm steel hex drive makes the TRX-4 chassis compatible with popular 1.9 wheel and tire combinations. Traxxas ToughLeave the tools in the bag! The Traxxas TRX-4 chassis is built to handle the rigors of remote locations and all-day driving fun. The foundation begins with a pair of 1.5mm thick steel frame rails. Large diameter steel links and heavy-duty, extra-wide rod ends keep the suspension firmly mounted. Hardened steel CV-style half-shaft joints are ultra reliable, while the brushless-ready steel portal axle and transfer case gears are smooth and quiet. Traxxas’ composite materials have been refined over three decades for the ultimate in strength and durability. Aluminum GTS ShocksAll new oil-filled coil-over GTS shocks were created exclusively for the TRX-4 chassis. These silver-anodized aluminum units deliver silky-smooth damping performance and feature threaded shock bodies for easy ride height adjustments. The convincing scale realism looks great and they perform even better with an O-ring cap seal and dual X-ring shaft seals. Extreme CapabilitySteep approach angles front and rear allow the TRX-4 Scale and Trail Crawler to tackle big obstacles head on. The front motor design biases weight forward for superior climbing ability compared to other designs. Additional Features Sealed ball bearings Hex hardware used throughout Patents Pending More Details Coming Soon Photos and specifications subject to change. Officially Licensed Product. Land Rover Trademarks used under license to Traxxas, LP. Pending licensing approval.

New TRX-4 1/10 Scale And Trail Crawler

Apr 21 2017
Sign up for the latest TRX-4 news Subscribe We’re getting close to the official announcement for the TRX-4™ Scale and Trail Crawler. Here’s a few preview pics of a complete first-production candidate out for a test drive. The portal axles make easy work of stepping up on the rocks in the photos. First Delivery models will be arriving in select hobby stores around mid-May. Sign up below to receive updates and notifications about this exciting new model from Traxxas! *Pre production unit shown. Photos and specifications subject to change. Body pending licensing approval. Land Rover and Defender are registered trademarks of Jaguar Land Rover Limited

New X-Maxx 8s

Dec 10 2016

Action Camera Options and Setups

Aug 29 2016
Action Camera Options and Setups Aton Makes It Possible To Use The Most Popular Action Cameras! Aton opens the door to the exciting fun of sport flying, however, in a few short minutes you can go from doing flips and rolls to capturing the world from a new perspective. Aton makes it possible for you to use some of the most popular action cameras for aerial video and photography with the fixed mount or 2-Axis Gimbal. These include cameras from GoPro®, Replay XD®, Garmin®, and Sony®. The fixed mount and 2-axis gimbal fit directly underneath Aton with the landing gear attached. The included fixed mount and 2-Axis Gimbal (Aton Plus) readily accept GoPro’s Hero® cameras. The 2-Axis Gimbal, specifically, will accept the GoPro® Hero [3, 3+, or 4] camera. Attach the camera to the fixed mount using a thumb screw. Adjust the angle of the camera and tighten the screw. For the 2-Axis Gimbal, secure your camera using the hold-down system. To use a Replay XD®, Garmin®, or Sony® camera, you will need to use an aftermarket GoPro-style adapter to attach the camera to the fixed mount. These cameras are not currently supported for the 2-Axis Gimbal.

Action Camera Options and Setups

Aug 29 2016
Action Camera Options and Setups Aton Makes It Possible To Use The Most Popular Action Cameras! Aton opens the door to the exciting fun of sport flying, however, in a few short minutes you can go from doing flips and rolls to capturing the world from a new perspective. Aton makes it possible for you to use some of the most popular action cameras for aerial video and photography with the fixed mount or 2-Axis Gimbal. These include cameras from GoPro®, Replay XD®, Garmin®, and Sony®. The fixed mount and 2-axis gimbal fit directly underneath Aton with the landing gear attached. The included fixed mount and 2-Axis Gimbal (Aton Plus) readily accept GoPro’s Hero® cameras. The 2-Axis Gimbal, specifically, will accept the GoPro® Hero [3, 3+, or 4] camera. Attach the camera to the fixed mount using a thumb screw. Adjust the angle of the camera and tighten the screw. For the 2-Axis Gimbal, secure your camera using the hold-down system. To use a Replay XD®, Garmin®, or Sony® camera, you will need to use an aftermarket GoPro-style adapter to attach the camera to the fixed mount. These cameras are not currently supported for the 2-Axis Gimbal.

Customizing

Jun 30 2016
Customizing Make It Your Own. Want to make your Aton cooler? We’re talking about attitude here. Make it your own. Give it your personal touch. Aton comes out of the box in a brilliant, sporty red with color-matching LED lenses. However, if you want to change up the look of your Aton, we’ve got you covered. Choose from orange, green, blue, white, and black accessories to make Aton truly yours. Want to change up the body work, there are canopies, roll hoops, and blades available. Traxxas also offers LED lenses for the front, rear, and motor. We’ve got what you need to make your Aton stand out from the crowd even more. Want to increase visibility? Traxxas has you covered there, too. Traxxas offers High-Visibility decals that are designed specifically for Aton. These are available in several different colors. The decals provide extra visibility, helping you stay focused on your Aton. All of these options provide an almost endless number of color combinations. Feeling patriotic, want to have some holiday fun, have a favorite sports team, or just have a favorite color? Make Aton your own and stand out from the crowd. For a listing of all Aton accessories, see the Aton Accessory Page.

Customizing

Jun 30 2016
Customizing Make It Your Own. Want to make your Aton cooler? We’re talking about attitude here. Make it your own. Give it your personal touch. Aton comes out of the box in a brilliant, sporty red with color-matching LED lenses. However, if you want to change up the look of your Aton, we’ve got you covered. Choose from orange, green, blue, white, and black accessories to make Aton truly yours. Want to change up the body work, there are canopies, roll hoops, and blades available. Traxxas also offers LED lenses for the front, rear, and motor. We’ve got what you need to make your Aton stand out from the crowd even more. Want to increase visibility? Traxxas has you covered there, too. Traxxas offers High-Visibility decals that are designed specifically for Aton. These are available in several different colors. The decals provide extra visibility, helping you stay focused on your Aton. All of these options provide an almost endless number of color combinations. Feeling patriotic, want to have some holiday fun, have a favorite sports team, or just have a favorite color? Make Aton your own and stand out from the crowd. For a listing of all Aton accessories, see the Aton Accessory Page.

Capturing Aerial Footage

Apr 15 2016
Capturing Aerial Footage Ready to go, right out of the box. Aton is designed to get you up in the air capturing aerial photos and videos right out of the box. Simply attach the included landing gear and fixed mount, and you’re ready to go. The fixed mount is secured directly to Aton. To ensure the best footage while using the fixed mount we recommend filming or taking photos when there is little to no wind. This allows Aton to be as stable as possible. Stable flight in little to no wind will make a vast difference in video quality. If you want to take the next step, then the 2-axis gimbal is exactly what the doctor ordered. The 2-axis gimbal offers increased stability by absorbing/compensating the front to back and side to side movements of the camera during flight. This means greater camera stability which translates into better image quality. TIP: When not using your Fixed Mount or 2-Axis Gimbal, place it back into its packaging to keep it safe and secure. Don't forget to use hashtag #ShotWithAton when sharing your amazing aerial photos and videos!

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