Traxxas 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments by

The 1/16 Slash 4WD has been updated and it’s now called the 1/16 Slash 4X4, and you can get it as a “VXL” model with brushess power and a TQ 2.4GHz radio (#7009) or with a Titan 550 brushed motor and TQ AM radio system (#7005). Both versions include new Race Replica bodies with number plates behind the cab, just like the 1/10 scale Slash trucks. Read the press release below for more info:

Traxxas Slash set the standard short-course fun and versatility, then Slash 4X4 raised the bar on short-course performance with category-making speed, power, and track-ready handling. Now you can experience the fun of wheel-to-wheel Slash 4X4 racing 1/16 scale—with Velineon brushless power and full-time 4WD! At 14 inches long, the 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL is about half the size of the 1/10-scale Slash 4X4. But don’t call it a “mini”—this is a whole new category of R/C performance and fun that no mere mini-model can match. Short-course styling that captures the attitude of the full-size Traxxas TORC-series racer is just the beginning. Beneath the Race Replica polycarbonate shell, you’ll find the winning suspension technology of the eight-time National Champion Traxxas Revo®, screaming Velineon® brushless-motor power, and the convention-busting innovation of the E-Revo.

The 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL now includes the Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link™. This new system offers the unbeatable convenience of “no channels, no crystals” 2.4Ghz technology, and the long-range security of a high-output signal—but that’s just the beginning. The new, patent-pending Traxxas Link technology stores settings for up to 20 Traxxas Link-enabled models, with no naming or “model memory” settings required. Just power up the transmitter and the model you want to drive, and the settings for that model are dialed in immediately! The new TQ 2.4GHz High Output radio is also fully adjustable; steering and throttle end points can be set precisely, and the Multi-Function knob can be programmed to control Steering Sensitivity (Expo), Throttle Sensitivity (Expo), Steering Percentage (Dual Rate), Braking Percentage (Dual Rate), or Throttle Trim.

Proven Traxxas Innovation

No detail was overlooked in our mission to bring all the capability, durability, and excitement of Traxxas’ award-winning models to 1/16 scale for fast, affordable R/C fun. The Slash 4X4 VXL is built on the race-winning, track-proven innovation of the Revo and E-Revo models. The standard-bearer of design excellence, the Revo’s F1-inspired, rocker-actuated suspension has been expertly adapted to 1/16 scale with all its functionality and performance intact, right down to the oil-filled, threaded-body GTR shocks. This superior technology provides capability, performance, and tuning functions at the absolute pinnacle of truck design. The suspension and electronics are fully integrated into the semi-monocoque chassis design that stunned the world when it debuted with the E-Revo. Intricately molded as a single piece, the chassis balances strength and weight, function and aesthetics, convenience and performance to far surpass the standards of the “mini” category. In 1/16 scale, it is an even more impressive achievement of packaging and performance optimization that could only come from Traxxas, The Fastest Name In Radio Control®.

Class-Leading Speed

Some mini-models are “fast for a mini.” That’s not good enough for Traxxas. The 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL is just plain fast. At 30+mph with the included 6-cell NiMH battery, Slash 4X4 VXL is nearly twice as fast as most mini models, and faster than most electric RTR trucks of any scale. Install a second 6-cell battery to unleash the Velineon Brushless Power System’s full fury, and Slash 4X4 VXL jumps to over 50mph—all with proven NiMH packs. No other RTR truck, regardless of scale, makes it so easy and affordable to experience this level of high speed and dirt-roosting power.

Velineon Brushless Power

Built specifically for Traxxas 1/16 scale models, the VXL-3m speed control and Velineon® 380 motor represent the latest in brushless technology. Fully LiPo compatible with low-voltage detection for 2S and 3S packs and rated for 6-12 NiMH cells, this potent, powerful combo gives 1/16 E-Revo VXL and 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL precise throttle control and blistering top speed. Patent-pending Training Mode™ lets new drivers hone their skills at 50% throttle. When drivers’ ed is through, full power and 50+mph is unleashed with a touch of the EZ-Set® button. Big speed requires big horsepower, so the 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL carries the largest motor in the “mini” category. The Velineon 380 is built to the same no-compromise specs as the Velineon 3500 found in Traxxas’ 70+mph 1/10 scale VXL models. High-speed ball bearings. Sintered rotor. Neodymium magnets. Gold plated 3.5mm connectors. It all adds up to 50,000 rpm of pure power and track-searing speed!

Waterproof Electronics For No-Limits R/C Excitement

Now a hallmark of Traxxas vehicles, Slash 4X4 VXL is the latest model to be equipped with fully waterproof electronics to keep the fun rolling in water, mud and snow while lesser cars stay on the bench. The patent-pending sealed receiver box houses Traxxas’ newest 4-channel micro receiver and can accept aftermarket receivers as well, without compromising the 1/16 VXL models’ waterproof properties. The VXL-3m electronic speed control and high-torque, digital micro servo are sealed against the elements giving you the freedom go places other cars wouldn’t dare to venture.­

100% Ready-To-Race®

The 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL is fully assembled with TQ 2.4GHz radio system, Velineon brushless power system, painted and decaled body, pre-glued tires, and detailed instructions. A Traxxas Power Cell NiMH battery and charger is also included, making the Slash 4X4 VXL truly Ready-To-Race®. Designed specifically for the high-power needs of the Velineon brushless system, the potent Power Cell pack features heavy-duty construction, 16-gauge wires and Traxxas’ exclusive High-Current Connector for efficient power transfer, run after run. Traxxas backs the Slash 4X4 VXL and all of our products with top-notch support that is second to none. A staff of skilled representatives is on-hand to answer your questions via phone, website, or e-mail. Unmatched parts support allows the Slash to be serviced with parts and support from thousands of hobby dealers worldwide. Your investment is also protected by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty. Traxxas goes the extra mile to ensure that your R/C experience is easy and fun (and fast!). Follow the details link above to go in depth on all the 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL performance benefits.
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QUICK FEATURES ON 1/16 SLASH 4X4 VXL (#7009)
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  • Available in Race Replica versions with officially licensed paint and graphics: Mike Jenkins Edition (Traxxas #47), Mark Jenkins Edition (Traxxas #25), Scott Douglas/Mike Oberg Edition (AMSOIL®), or Greg Adler Edition (4 Wheel Parts)
  • Ready-To-Race® with included 6-cell NiMH Power Cell battery and charger
  • 30+mph with included NiMH battery, 50+mph with additional NiMH battery
  • TQ 2.4GHz High Outpurt Radio System
  • Revo suspension technology for superior handling and control
  • Full-time 4WD
  • Velineon® 380 brushless motor—largest in class
  • Waterproof electronics
  • Torque-control™ slipper clutch
  • Sealed differentials
  • Realistic all-terrain tires with foam inserts
  • Traxxas High-Current Connector
  • Metric hex hardware
  • Rubber sealed ball bearings
  • Also available in a brushed version #7005

MODEL 7009: 1/16 Slash 4X4 VXL, fully assembled, Ready-To-Race®, with TQ™ 2.4GHz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link™, Velineon® 380 motor, VXL-3m ESC, 7.2 volt NiMH battery & charger, and Race Replica painted body.

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