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Traxxas Summit First Impressions and Pictures *muddy*

Old 02-17-2009, 10:37 PM
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Default Traxxas Summit First Impressions and Pictures *muddy*

Will update with more info, here are a couple teaser shots - Do excuse the color, I got such a great deal on it I couldn't really argue about the color.








See latest post for action shots.





Old 02-17-2009, 10:38 PM
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Drool! Very Noice!
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Looks sweet, I actually think the yellow looks pretty sweet...
Old 02-17-2009, 11:24 PM
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If you think about it the yellow might be easier to see at night since it has a light kit.
I wonder how the locking diffs work? Is there a button on the controller?
Old 02-17-2009, 11:53 PM
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If you think about it the yellow might be easier to see at night since it has a light kit.
I wonder how the locking diffs work? Is there a button on the controller?
Switch right near the steering wheel.
Old 02-18-2009, 12:06 AM
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Yeah, there's a transmission shift switch and a diff lock switch right on the transmitter. I haven't powered it up yet, will do so tomorrow. Looks great so far though, very beefy, and the articulation is excellent.
Old 02-18-2009, 08:31 AM
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Looking good! I'm pumped because my blue Summit will be here this Friday, just in time for the snow we are suppose to get on Saturday
Old 02-18-2009, 09:05 AM
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Can you send me a check for a 1000 dollars because the way your buying rcs lately you must be rich. Very nice let us know your opinion on how it crawls.
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Oh man, I can't wait to read your write-up on first drive.
Old 02-18-2009, 11:39 AM
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Very nice! I like the Yellow, it looks nice to me!
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Man, I want one sooo bad. It is just the $500 price tag is a bit steep for me.
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Packs are charging, I shall report back soon [&:]
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Do excuse the color, I got such a great deal on it I couldn't really argue about the color
How come the dude that already has every rc gets all the great deals....I want some great deals....
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Great truck so far. I Didn't run it much but it works as advertised, all the diff locking and transmission shifting works perfectly and it is very, very powerful. Articulation is excellent and it handles any terrain with ease. I must say it's one of the best all around trucks I've ever used. I didn't get a chance to check it's top speed out, but it was totally at home in the garden. Climbing stairs, roots, rocks, etc.

I'll post some videos later, but so far it gets an A.

BUY ONE!







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looks great, and congratulations. do the diffs lock individually?
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The diffs lock per a 3-position switch, basically 1) both unlocked, 2) front locked, 3) front and rear locked.
The truck is definately 'at home' in the wilderness, though not necessarily on a rock crawler course. It does very good handling natural terrain, mountain trails, underbrush, singletrack, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxnKjVfPH1I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luBKYVfQJ30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA8TnezIfx8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dDgsZQce3g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GORwUVrZsWI
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that seems dumb why would you only lock the front. would their be a way to rewire that so you can lock just the rear?
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Why would you want to lock only the rear? Front wheels are the ones that turn to steer, so if they are locked it doesn't hurt the turning too much. But if you're going to lock the rear, you might as well also lock the front.
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The diffs lock per a 3-position switch, basically 1) both unlocked, 2) front locked, 3) front and rear locked.
The truck is definately 'at home' in the wilderness, though not necessarily on a rock crawler course. It does very good handling natural terrain, mountain trails, underbrush, singletrack, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxnKjVfPH1I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luBKYVfQJ30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA8TnezIfx8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dDgsZQce3g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GORwUVrZsWI
I was wondering how that worked...
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Why would you want to lock only the rear? Front wheels are the ones that turn to steer, so if they are locked it doesn't hurt the turning too much. But if you're going to lock the rear, you might as well also lock the front.
i just like the way a vehicle handles with a locked rear diff. also its just the way i've been used to, i go 1.1 rock crawling, and every one ether has all diffs locked up, or just the rear. with the front locked it puts alot of stress on the steering components even the 1.1 side x sides are like that to
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Why would you want to lock only the rear? Front wheels are the ones that turn to steer, so if they are locked it doesn't hurt the turning too much. But if you're going to lock the rear, you might as well also lock the front.
i just like the way a vehicle handles with a locked rear diff. also its just the way i've been used to, i go 1.1 rock crawling, and every one ether has all diffs locked up, or just the rear. with the front locked it puts alot of stress on the steering components even the 1.1 side x sides are like that to
yeap i was abput to say the same about 1:1 rock crawling. Plus its cool to say oh yeah i did that in 2wd. And every other non locked car cant even do it in 4wd. How long do you think the stock motor will last?
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Maybe go brushless soon ??
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that seems dumb why would you only lock the front. would their be a way to rewire that so you can lock just the rear?
I agree that in a 1:1 vehicle that you would want the rear locked if you can only do one (for steering reasons), but in an RC, its makes a lot more sense to lock only the front if you are just going to lock one. Think about it, when you are climbing, which tires have more weight on them? The rear, so they already have more traction, the fronts are light, so will unload long before the rears, but more importantly, when you are climbing something really steep, if you have the rear locked the back tires can easily climb under the truck and cause it to roll over backward. But if you have only the front locked, then the rear can unload one tire or the other while the front tires pull you up the hill.... Basically, its the next best thing to a rear dig (where you have the rear driveshaft disconnected, so only the front tires have power)


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Why would you want to lock only the rear? Front wheels are the ones that turn to steer, so if they are locked it doesn't hurt the turning too much. But if you're going to lock the rear, you might as well also lock the front.
actually locking the front has a WAY bigger impact on turning radius than locking the rear....
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that seems dumb why would you only lock the front. would their be a way to rewire that so you can lock just the rear?
I agree that in a 1:1 vehicle that you would want the rear locked if you can only do one (for steering reasons), but in an RC, its makes a lot more sense to lock only the front if you are just going to lock one. Think about it, when you are climbing, which tires have more weight on them? The rear, so they already have more traction, the fronts are light, so will unload long before the rears, but more importantly, when you are climbing something really steep, if you have the rear locked the back tires can easily climb under the truck and cause it to roll over backward. But if you have only the front locked, then the rear can unload one tire or the other while the front tires pull you up the hill.... Basically, its the next best thing to a rear dig (where you have the rear driveshaft disconnected, so only the front tires have power)


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Why would you want to lock only the rear? Front wheels are the ones that turn to steer, so if they are locked it doesn't hurt the turning too much. But if you're going to lock the rear, you might as well also lock the front.
actually locking the front has a WAY bigger impact on turning radius than locking the rear....
i agree, but this isn't supposed to be a crawler, another example is monster trucks, they run spooled rear end(locker) and open front diff. (well most of them do)
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That is nice.. I may have to save up for one of those.

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