The Summit is a much better truck than Farht makes it out to be.Â* A 5 minute first impression is cool, but long term ownership and use is usually a much better gauge.
In my opinion, Traxxas finally got a RTR truck right.Â* Yes, it has weak servos out of the box, no question about it.Â* But then again, please find me a stock RTR servo on any kit that people on RCU won't complain about.Â*
Other than that, for what it is designed to do, it's a great truck, and doesn't really need much in the way of mods out of the box.
It is not fast, no two ways about it.Â* 20 mph downhill, with a tailwind, on a good day.Â* But it is a lot of fun for what it is designed to do: go just about anywhere, climb just about anything.
It's definitely not a pure crawler, but it wasn't meant to be.
I use it most often as a trail truck.Â* I grab the kids, a few battery packs, and we go for a hike, trying to find places to crawl around with it.Â* We have a blast doing that.Â* It's a great change of pace from the bashing and jumping we do with our other trucks.