Traxxas Summit Gets Updated

Jan 29, 2012 1 Comment by

The popular Traxxas Summit gets updated with a new look, Geode wheels, and a TQ 2.4ghz radio system.  Check out all the details in the press release below:

Versatile All-Terrain Performance with High-Low Transmission and Remote Locking Differentials! Now with TQ 2.4GHz Radio System!

Unprecedented Versatility With T-Lock differentials and High-Low Transmission

Only Summit™ gives you the ability to lock the differentials and shift from low to high gear right from the transmitter. No need to break from the action to swap gears or install locking parts. Tear up the trail in “high range” with a 25:1 ratio for dirt-slinging speed. When the terrain turns technical, drop it into “low range” for a 70:1 ratio and unreal climbing torque. For the ultimate in climbing traction, flip the T-Lock switch to lock the front differential. Need even more grip? Activate the rear T-Lock diff for fully-loaded 4WD power no matter which tire is gripping or slipping.

10-LED Lighting System

No need to head for the garage when the sun goes down; Summit lights up the night with an integrated LED illumination system. Four bright white LEDs blaze the trail ahead, while six red LEDs show where Summit’s been. The LEDs are integrated into the bumpers for durability and convenience, and the chassis-mounted wiring harness eliminates the possibility of tangles and hooked wires.

Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz 4-Channel Radio

Now included with the Summit, the latest Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz radio system offers the unbeatable convenience of “no channels, no crystals” 2.4Ghz technology with the proven ergonomics of the TQ design—but that’s just the beginning. The new TQ 2.4GHz radio is fully adjustable, enabling you to fine-tune the performance of your car right from the transmitter. The 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. And with Direct Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) 2.4GHz technology, you never have to worry about channels or frequencies—just switch on and drive. Additional radio channels are incorporated into the new 2.4GHz radio system to control the Summit’s unique drivetrain features. Flip the rocker switch to select low- or high-gear; touch the 3-position toggle to select the T-Lock mode. All the controls are right at your fingertips for comfortable no-look operation.

Realistic & Rugged ExoCage Body

Summit’s aggressive SUV-style bodywork doesn’t just look tough; with its bolt-on fender flares and tube-style ExoCage skeleton, it’s as rugged as a real rock rig. Flexible to bounce back after a rollover yet tough enough to spare the lexan body from rock rash, the ExoCage combines authentic real-rock-rig looks with genuine protection.

Waterproof Electronics and Titan 775 Motor

Summit gets its spin from the largest motor of any electric monster truck, the Titan® 775. This massive mill is equipped with a fan-cooled armature for nonstop off-road adventure, and an extra wrap of steel around the can for maximum magnetic field strength—that means more torque to tame the trail and conquer any climb. Throttle control comes from an EVX-2™ electronic speed control, a heavy-duty powerhouse that can handle up to 16.8 volts to give Summit extreme trail-conquering torque. And if that trail is wet, muddy or even covered in snow, it’s no problem. Waterproof electronics let Summit operate worry-free in conditions that sideline other monster trucks.

Geode Wheels, Soft Foam Inserts and Canyon AT Tires

An off-road machine is only as good as its tires, and Summit delivers with the biggest, gnarliest Traxxas tire ever: the Canyon AT. This multi-terrain tread features aggressive, angular lugs that dig in on dirt, grass, roots, and rocks to get Summit up and over anything you aim it at. Soft foam insets let the rubber conform to surfaces for maximum grip, and the new Geode rims hold the tires tight with beadlock style. The removable rings protect the rim edges and tire sidewalls from rock rash and lend additional support to the tire/rim glue joint.

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­Futuristic Chassis Design

Summit’s ground-breaking E-Revo molded chassis sets a new benchmark for electric monster truck looks and performance. The chassis combines art and function to deliver a lightweight, integrated, and rigid platform that maximizes strength and reduces weight. Scalable battery compartments accept a variety of NiMH and LiPo configurations to unlock Summit’s power potential. By combining the battery compartments with the chassis design, the battery packs can sit low and close to the center of the truck, plus valuable chassis surface is freed up to accommodate the electronics for a clean layout. This keeps the center of gravity (CG) as low as possible, allowing for steeper climb angles, greater side-hill stability and responsive handling at speed.

­Dual-CV Telescoping Axles

Locked differentials, a powerful motor and high-traction tires are the perfect recipe for overstressed driveshafts, so Summit is equipped with the toughest Traxxas shafts ever. The smooth-sliding, true-curvilinear spline design pioneered for Revo® is now even stronger thanks to CV-style joints on each end—an industry first. The joints’ crosspins are supported by the full diameter of the shaft, so even the heaviest torque loads won’t pop the joint.
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Dual-Servo Steering System

High-traction tires and a low-speed technical climb—that’s a combo that demands a lot of steering torque, and Summit delivers with a dual-servo system. Each servo is rated for 125 oz.-in. of torque, giving Summit a total of 250 oz.-in. of tire-turning twist to keep you in command no matter how tough the conditions.

Leading The Way

Versatility. Durability. Off-road capability. With Summit, you don’t have to choose just one or two of those attributes; you get them all with the innovation and engineering that could only come from Traxxas. Summit is the new standard for monster truck performance without limits. Down the trail or up the rocks, Summit let’s you pick the path.

QUICK FEATURES ON SUMMIT (#5607) ­

  • Transmitter-operated remote locking differentials (patent pending)
  • Transmitter-operated High-Low transmission
  • Titan® 775 motor
  • TQ 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter and micro receiver
  • 17mm splined aluminum hex hubs
  • Industry’s first dual-CV telescoping half shafts
  • Geode™ rims and Canyon AT™ tires
  • ExoCage™ body
  • 10-LED light system
  • Specially tuned long-travel suspension

­ MODEL 5607: Fully assembled, Ready-To-Drive® with TQ™ 2.4GHz four-channel radio system, waterproof electronics with EVX-2™ Electronic Speed Control and ExoCage™ painted body.

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