RC Car Shreds Through Sand
Long gone are the days when radio controlled cars and trucks were simply a novelty item for kids. There’s a whole new frontier of RC cars and trucks designed to not just emulate the look of monster trucks in the arena and stock racing cars on the speedway – they can perform like them as well. This shows just one example of taking a high performance remote controlled truck with outfitted tires out onto soft sand and dirt.
It’s true – Traxxas certainly leads the pack when it comes to RC entertainment. Featuring a full line of racing models for any taste or budget, they’ve gotten themselves quite the following of ardent RC enthusiasts. And for good reason! Not only can vehicles like the E-Revo achieve speeds of up to 65+ mph, they can handle in true 4WD. It’s one of the reasons why after-market modders have taken a liking to these cars and trucks! Out of the box, they can tear up the road and mud.
From the design down to the execution, this RC car was built with a waterproof MXL-6s Brushless Power System. While lesser RC vehicles will short in rain and bad conditions, the Traxxas E-Revo can go through mud and puddles without fear of shorting out.
While the Traxxas E-Revo remote control car advertises up to 25.2 Volts available for its Brushless Power system,
14.8 V is the standard configuration. And even with that, it’s able to achieve top speeds of 40 mph! So, not at all bad, E-Revo. We’ll discuss how it can be made even better with a few simple modifications.
Bluetooth Connectivity with Smartphone
Traxxas E-Revo now features a crystal clear radio system tuned to 2.4GHz. This line of sight TQi Radio System comes with the Traxxas Link Wireless Module – making it possible to finally link this RC car through a Bluetooth connection. Now your smartphone is also a way to keep track of this vehicle! (more…)
It’s also extremely user friendly and informative in its displays. The E-Revo Traxxas is equipped with an RPM/speed sensor, motor temperature, and voltage telemetry sensors whi
It’s also extremely user friendly and informative in its displays. The E-Revo Traxxas is equipped with an RPM/speed sensor, motor temperature, and voltage telemetry sensors which can be viewed on your smartphone with a Bluetooth connection.
Battery Upgrades a Plus
In the standard starter package for the Traxxas E-Revo, it comes with a NiMH Power Cell battery pack. However, it’s highly recommended to upgrade to the optional LiPo series if you plan on going long distance. Without, it can still operate for quite some time. Just going to the Twin 2S LiPo battery pack jumps the E-Revo Brushless Electric Monster Truck from 4000 mAh (milliamp hours) to 5000. However, if you’re ready to take it long distance and hardcore – they offer a Twin 3S LiPo power pack which can not only boost the max speed up to 65 mph but retain enough power to last the duration.
Blistering top speeds of 65+mph are only achievable with the Traxxas optional Power Cell 3S LiPo batteries. That’s not a dis on the system. The fact of the matter is the E-Revo brushless Traxxas RC car is possibly one of the best retail RC vehicles on the market. It’s also at an affordable price point – making it extremely attractive for first time buyers. That said, the optional upgrades are what really bring the E-Revo Traxxas to a new level.
Customize E-Revo Traxxas For Any Challenge
If racing is the goal, there’s probably no better choice than the Blockade 3.8” All Terrain Tires. They can be installed on both the E-Revo as well as Traxxas racing car line-up – which perform admirably well in a variety of conditions. As it stands, let’s hope the terrain stays packed down. The Road Rage street racer series is certainly a go-to if it’s going to be a straight RC car street race all the way. They look like they came right off a Formula F1 racing car and when installed onto the E-Revo, transform that vehicle into a true dragster.
One of the great features here was the Pro-Line Badlands 3.8 tires. Pro-Line Badlands on 3.8 Desperado rims are a perfect fit for chewing through soft dirt and sand. With a distinct paddle feature to the tire tread, these are well out of the ordinary for the world of radio control cars.
For even more excellent sand traction, check out the Sling Shot 3.8” sand truck tires. They are interchangeable with any of the other sets but feature a deep sand paddle for digging through especially soft terrain. For the true mud and bog, these tires will also do.
While Pro-Line is a different company than Traxxas, they both share a passion for RC racing and off-road competitions. Many of their parts such as the shocks and axles are interchangeable. While forum reviews seem to suggest Pro-Line’s axles are a bit sturdier – there haven’t been too many vocal complaints about either in head to head matches.