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Old 08-06-2017, 08:20 AM
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Exclamation Tower Hobbies have a fallout with Traxxas?

I went to Tower Hobbies today to order stock parts for my EMaxx and my Slash 4x4.....Almost everything I looked at with the Traxxas name is discontinued, most without a "possible substitutions" list.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrott is going on?!?!?
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:46 AM
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Hobbico owns Arrma and they are getting sued by Traxxas because Arrma copied the Revo suspension on their (I think) Nero model. I'm trying to find the thread about it around here. I might have seen is on rcgroups.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:03 PM
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Holy crap. They still have not resolved this? It was like a year ago.
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Apparently not. I'm lucky enough to have 3 Hobby shops within 20 miles of my home that all stock Traxxas parts, so I am a bit spoiled in that regard. However, another viable option is going through a chop shop for parts. DollarHobbyz.com is basically a chop shop that parts out RTR rigs and sells the parts for a chunk less than retail. That site is actually local to me, but they do not sell retail through a storefront. They are strictly online.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:40 PM
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I think this sues caused by copying Traxxas differentials, what is funny because Traxxas diff's not are even close best
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:28 AM
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Thanks god i have lots of TRX parts around
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Old 12-23-2017, 05:57 PM
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Legal mumb jumbo: This cause of action asserts infringement of United States Patent Nos.
7,793,951 B2; 8,982,541 B1; 7,883,099 B2; D567,886 S; 9,061,763 B1; and 9,221,539 B2 https://insight.rpxcorp.com/litigati...ments/12450425
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:13 AM
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I'm just looking to get back into the hobby and I noticed this as well. It seems this forum has died, but it looks like not all hope is lost haha. The more you know!
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:47 PM
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I always thought that copying was pretty much accepted, and the norm. I mean isn't the 2wd 3 gear traxxas transmission a copy of what associated called their stealth transmitransmission?

I have a 1/14 tacon valor(moster truck), and it's painfully obvious that it was designed directly from a 4x4 slash, or stampede
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:52 PM
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amazon is the mecca for traxxas parts.
but personally i try to use few traxxas parts as possible cuz i think they are all marketing and advertising but the parts are weak and basic. just love the t-maxx frame style and look so i cant totally dump traxxas
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ebay and the online stores have wide selections for great prices. Its hard to beat buying from them. Mostly the reason why these LHS have gone out of business.
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