RPM Cage for Traxxas VXL-3S Speed Control

Jan 26, 2014 2 Comments by

Apparently, some of you animals are thrashing your Traxxas VXL models hard enough to pop the mounting tabs off the speed control (we’re looking at you, “Ryan K.”), so RPM has tooled up this clever item: a “cage” for the VXL-3S speed control. As you can see, the cage fully surrounds the speed control to lock it in no matter how hard you wreck, and dang if it doesn’t look cool at the same time. Just $10, and you can get it in blue, too. Official RPM hype after the pics.

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An interesting design idea came in from RPM customer Ryan K. for an electronic speed controller (ESC) cage to help protect and retain the Traxxas VXL-3S ESC (Traxxas #3355X). We were shocked to discover that the primary speed controller shipped with most Traxxas VXL brushless systems has two tiny mounting tabs holding it in place. After some quick research, we found these tabs break off quite often, leading to potential damage of a $220 (SRP) speed control.

Our solution is a simple, yet strong and effective one. We eliminated the use of the two undersized mounting tabs on the ESC in favor of a complete cage system that solidly locks it in place. Our ESC Cage is the most effective, durable and best protection for your speed control possible. By completely surrounding and capturing the VXL-3S ESC, damage from broken tabs and ejection from the vehicle has been completely eliminated.

The RPM VXL-3S ESC Cage works perfectly even if one or both mounting tabs have already been broken or cut off! Now there is no reason to rely on unpredictable adhesives or zip ties to protect and retain your speed controller when our ESC Cage will lock it in place with 100% confidence each and every time!

Each RPM ESC Cage is made from our incredibly strong, ultra lightweight blend of engineering grade nylons and factory-backed by our industry-leading limited lifetime warranty. RPM molded products are made with pride in the USA!

Suggested Retail Price – $9.95 ea.

Tech Notes: RPM VXL-3S ESC Cages are designed for the Traxxas VXL-3S ESC (Traxxas #3355X) only. While our ESC Cage will fit a variety of applications, they have been tested and only guaranteed to fit the following vehicles in stock form only – Stampede 4×4, Slash 4×4, Slash 2wd & Rally. Also fits the following vehicles as long as Traxxas #3725 Mounting Plate (stock item on VXL models) is used – Rustler, Stampede 2wd & Bandit.

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2 Responses to “RPM Cage for Traxxas VXL-3S Speed Control”

  1. Brett says:

    where or how will I be able to purchase this the quickest ?
    Thank You

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