Traxxas Bandit RTR VXL Buggy w/Brushless Motor

Traxxas Bandit RTR VXL Buggy w/Brushless Motor
Item# traxxas-brushless-bandit-2408


Regular price: $519.67
Sale price: $346.45
This item is currently out of stock!



The Fastest Ready-To-Race®
Electric Buggy!

 

 
  • Extreme Brushless Horsepower!
  • Top Speed: 70+mph!
 

The Bandit VXL expands the Extreme Sports Buggy Legacy with even more power than you ever thought possible. The new Velineon® Brushless Power System accelerates Bandit VXL into the stratosphere with jet-like thrust and incredible 70+mph top speed! The Bandit VXL is a low-slung, lightweight speed machine that’s rocket fast on pavement and rips incredible roost off-road. Get a pair of Bandits together and the race is on. Bandit VXL is a driver’s machine that will put your skills to the test with its mind-blowing top speed and lightning quick handling response.

Out of the box, the Velineon Brushless Power System is optimized to put down the tire-melting horsepower, neck-snapping speed, and precision throttle response you expect from brushless. Most of all, it’s brushless done the Traxxas way: wicked fast and easy to use. Just plug it in for an instant rush of power and adrenaline.

The Velineon Brushless Power system takes the guesswork out of enjoying the benefits of world-class brushless power. The system components work together as an optimized package, engineered from the start to deliver the ultimate in efficiency, speed, and run time. With the Bandit VXL, your battery selection determines your speed and skill level. Velineon accepts the widest range of battery types, including 3-cell Lithium Polymer packs (3S LiPo packs). These packs pump out over 11 volts of power for intense, skill level 5 speeds beyond 70mph! Nothing else even comes close. Built-in low-voltage detection in the VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control conveniently helps you maintain your LiPo battery packs in top condition.



* Requires Optional Pinion Gear (sold separately).

 

The quest for ultimate speed began with the battery connector. As today’s batteries store more and more energy inside their cells, traditional battery connectors became a roadblock, unable to deliver all the energy the battery is capable of outputting. The new Traxxas High-Current Connector and Maxx® Cable 12-gauge wire opens the door for unrestricted current flow.

 

The Velineon® 3500 Brushless Motor is precision-matched for use in the 1/10th scale Bandit, delivering the perfect balance of brutal horsepower and efficiency. The sensorless design works with the sophisticated circuitry in the VXL-3s Electronic Speed Control for smooth starts and precise control, without the need for additional sensors and wiring. Since there are no brushes or commutator to cause friction and wear, Velineon brushless power is always fast, run after run.

 

The Velineon VXL-3s forward/reverse electronic speed control simplifies brushless technology with easy operation that gives you all the control you need for maximum fun. Quickly choose from 3 drive profiles in exactly the same manner as other Traxxas electronic speed controls (such as the XL-5). Profiles include: Sport, Race, and Training Mode (patent pending). Training Mode™ limits full-throttle power to 50% allowing young or new drivers to safely develop their control skills before unleashing the full-throttle capability of the Velineon system. Bandit VXL’s performance can be tailored for drivers of any age and experience. High-frequency transistors and advanced circuit design deliver incredibly smooth and refined throttle control. With the VXL-3s you have the flexibility to use conventional brushed motors, brushless motors, and sensored brushless motors. The VXL-3s auto detects the motor type for you. High-current capacity (320 amps peak) and two-stage thermal protection frees you from motor limits.

 

The Bandit VXL is equipped to handle serious horsepower with features such as the advanced Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch. The patent-pending design delivers smooth operation, precise adjustment, and consistent traction control, even when tortured with massive amounts of horsepower. New upgrades to the Bandit VXL include high-grade hex hardware, precision metal turnbuckle links with heavy-duty rod ends, and larger 5x11mm rubber-sealed ball bearings at the wheels. The transmission is beefed-up as well with tough new steel gears. With so much speed available, the Bandit VXL is equipped with an all-new digital high-torque steering servo for lightning-quick steering response and confidence-inspiring precision.

NEW ON BANDIT VXL
 
  • Traxxas High-Current Connector
  • Maxx® Cable 12-gauge wiring
  • Digital high-torque steering servo
  • Precision steel turnbuckles with heavy-duty rod ends
  • Metric hex hardware
  • Front suspension tie bar
  • Steel transmission gears
  • 5x11 rubber sealed ball bearings at the wheels

The Bandit is 100% Ready-To-Race® right out of the box with the TQ™ 2-channel radio system, and the Velineon Brushless Power System. Just take the Bandit VXL out of the box, charge up a battery, and drive!

 

Anaconda 2.2" Tires (sold separately)
If your favorite place to race is an asphalt jungle, transform your Bandit VXL into an ultimate street machine with available Anaconda 2.2" street treads. These sticky, high-traction tires are made for aggressive handling on paved surfaces. The proven Anaconda design features large tread blocks that provide incredible grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them pre-glued and ready to install for instant on-road action.

 

Velineon® VXL-3s ESC:

  • Three Programmable
    Drive Profiles:
    • Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
    • Race Mode - Forward / Brake
    • Training Mode™ - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending)
  • Integrated on/off switch
  • Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
  • Large heat sink
  • High-efficiency MOSFET transistors
  • Auto-detects brushed, brushless, and sensored brushless motors
  • Built-in two-stage low-voltage detection for LiPo batteries.
  • NiCad and NiMH battery packs: 4-9 cells (4.8 to 10.8 volts)
  • LiPo battery packs: 2-3 cells (7.4 to 11.1 volts)

    For more info about the Velineon VXL-3s ESC click here.

 

Velineon® 3500 Brushless Motor:

  • Ultra high-temperature sintered Neodymium magnets
  • Optimized for power and efficiency in 1/10th scale vehicles
  • Consistent, high-power output, run after run
  • Low-maintenance, unique Traxxas design
  • Efficient, high-speed ball bearings
  • Precision-balanced rotor
  • Accessible solder tabs
  • Protective end cap
  • 10-Turn, 3500kV
  • Rebuildable
  • Hex hardware
  • Brilliant blue-anodizing finish
  • Silicon steel laminations
  • Delivers more power than comparable brushed motors


    For more info about the Velineon 3500 Brushless motor click here.

 

Traxxas High-Current Connector
Bandit’s Velineon Brushless Power System features the new Traxxas High-Current Connector. Designed to handle high-current applications, the Traxxas Connector effortlessly funnels your battery’s total power to the electronics to keep things running cool and at full power.


For more info about the Traxxas High-Current Connector click here.

 

Maxx Cable 12-Gauge Wire
This super-flexible, high-current, low-resistance 12-gauge, wire acts like a series of giant pipes, flowing energy in and out of the electronic speed control. The Traxxas Connector combined with Maxx cable is a better engineered solution for extracting all the power your battery has to give.

 

Hex Hardware
Pro-quality, high-grade, metric hex-drive hardware is used throughout for extra strength, and easy maintenance and repair. The black-oxide rust-resistant finish provides a high tech look and feel.

 

Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings
Precision 5x11mm rubber-sealed bearings offer the ultimate in super low-friction performance and maximum protection in dirty environments. They are used in all exposed locations on the truck and are virtually maintenance free.

 

Heavy-Duty Hub Carriers & Steering Blocks
Bandit VXL features all new ball bearing front steering blocks and rear hub carriers. They utilize large 5x11mm ball bearings for long-term precision performance, smooth operation, and increased durability.

 

Adjustable Steel Turnbuckles
Factory fitted, heavy-duty steel turnbuckles allow camber and toe tuning. Bandit VXL is completely adjustable right out of the box to fine tune handling agility and high-speed performance. Captured rod ends provide unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off.

 

Tires and Wheels
Bandit VXL comes with stylish 2.2" Tracer™ black-chrome five-spoke wheels. Performance-designed Alias™ 2.2" rear tires feature a step-pin design and come pre-glued from the factory. Alias™ ribbed front tires offer superior directional control. The tire combination provides sure-footed traction on a variety of off-road terrains.

The industry standard 2.2" Tracer wheels allow for a wide array of accessory tires to be installed, including the Traxxas Anaconda 2.2" street tires for Bandit and other buggies. The look is unmistakeable.

 

Anaconda 2.2" Tires (sold separately)
If your favorite place to race is an asphalt jungle, transform your Bandit into a menacing street machine with available Anaconda 2.2" street treads. These sticky, high-traction tires are made for aggressive handling on paved surfaces. The proven Anaconda design features large tread blocks that provide incredible grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them pre-glued and ready to install for instant on-road action. With Bandit VXL’s amazing 70+mph performance, you’ll have the on-road touring crowd headed back to the workbench to try and figure out how to catch you.

 

Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
Revo technology is utilized to manage the increased power from the Velineon 3500 brushless motor. The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic friction material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat and provide consistent yet adjustable traction control. The semi-metallic friction material remains stable across a wide temperature range to provide smooth, linear engagement you can count on, run after run. Spur gears can be removed and replaced without altering the slipper adjustment. (patent pending)

 

Included Optional Pinion Gear
The Bandit VXL reaches a scorching 70+mph top speed using an optional 33-tooth pinion gear and a 3-cell 11.1V Lithium-polymer battery pack (sold separately). Out of the box, the installed 26-tooth pinion gear is just right for all-around, on or off-road action. Installing the included optional 28-tooth pinion gear opens the door to 60+mph speeds.

View the Bandit VXL speed chart for more info.

 

 

Magnum 272™ Transmission
The Bandit VXL’s Magnum 272 transmission is assembled with new all metal gear internals riding on ultra-smooth sealed ball bearings. Combined with the smooth 48-pitch gears, power is delivered quietly to the durable telescoping U-joint driveshafts. The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt and rocks.

 

Planetary Gear Differential
The composite Traxxas planetary gear differential now features a steel ring gear with a nylon housing for long life.  It uses hardened steel internal gears for maximum strength during rigorous off-road bashing. This type of differential requires virtually no maintenance and its efficient design puts maximum tire-shredding torque to the wheels.

 

New Yokes with Telescopic Driveshafts
Bandit VXL features new drive yokes which are designed to provide maximum durability to withstand the extreme power of the Velineon Brushless Power System. The slider driveshafts are extremely durable, and they allow greater articulation for increased suspension travel.

 

Gray Nylon Composite Parts
The durable monocoque chassis tub is made from highest quality nylon composites. Many parts including the chassis, shock bodies, and transmission housing are molded in gray for a fresh high-tech look.

 

Powder Coated White Springs
White springs feature a race-tuned spring rate for more responsive handling and the long-lasting, white powder coated finish sets Bandit VXL apart from the pack.

 

Securely Mounted Electronics
The ESC and receiver are screwed to the chassis for ultimate mounting security. There’s no servo tape to loosen over time with dirt, heat, and collisions.

 

 

ProGraphix® Bodies
The new low-profile, aggressive Bandit VXL’s body comes fully trimmed and painted. The Bandit VXL ProGraphix body is available in red, blue, black, and silver. Decals are also applied to save you time and get you driving just minutes out of the box. Traxxas’ ProGraphix bodies are the hottest looking bodies around and are only available on Traxxas Ready-to-Race® models.

 

Digital High-Torque Steering Servo
A race buggy needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance. An included Traxxas digital high-torque, ball bearing steering servo comes standard for precision control, quick response, and unmatched torque. It has over 50% more torque than the 2055 it is replacing and it's 25% faster! That's 125 oz-in torque, 0.16-second speed!

 

Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks™
Bandit VXL's oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilize X-ring technology for a perfect seal and super-smooth performance. They are fully tunable with a wide range of oils, springs, and pistons. Features include pressure bladders for air/oil separation and spring clips to precisely change the ride height and spring pre-load. They can be renewed in minutes with our inexpensive rebuild kits.

 

Bellcrank Steering
High-performance bellcrank steering system minimizes bump steer to increase cornering stability.

 

Suspension Tie Bar
The composite tie bar strengthens the front bulkhead and suspension arms for increased durability.

 

Secure Wing Mount
For secure wing mounting a Z-bent wire mount keeps the wing held solidly in place. The wing's new design makes it easy to remove and re-install for fast battery changes.

 

TQ Radio System
The included TQ radio system includes a high-power transmitter with a specially designed comfort grip, a precise high-torque steering servo, and a compact receiver for up to a quarter-mile range. The perfectly balanced TQ transmitter features servo reversing, a low battery indicator, electronic trim control, and has digital proportional control for precise steering



Note: This is a special order item which takes a little more time to coordinate and ship.



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