View Full Version : how do you guys rate the e-maxx...
01-19-2001, 12:45 AM
on a scale to 1 to 100
im a WeIrD person, dont mess with me
01-19-2001, 05:14 PM
I rate the E-Maxx 80/100. Here are the reasons why points were taken off:
- 10 points because the ESC doesn't have brakes.
- 4 points because the stock steering servo is somewhat weak. That is, the steering servo won't turn the truck's tires while the trucks is stopped.
- 2 points because the truck is marketed as Ready-to-Run, but you have to glue the tires.
- 1 points because the package doesn't include a wrench to take your tire nuts off.
- 3 points because the first some trucks had unreliable ESCs. I am sure, however, that this problem has/will be solved by Traxxas.
In any event, it is the best performing monster truck I have ever owned, and I have owned them all (Clod, Jug, Dagger, Pede, USA-1, etc.)
[This message has been edited by DougG (edited 01-20-2001).]
01-20-2001, 11:30 PM
I would rate it at an 70. Like Doug, I'm going to say why:
10 pts for each bad ESC...
10 pts for being RTR, and only 27 mhz radios...(I'd prefer a kit)...
That is actually too harsh, since I LOVE THIS ****-TIGHT TRUCK!!!!!!!
my actual rating would be a 110, but I had to voice my opinion...about the not kit thing....
01-20-2001, 11:38 PM
yeah i wanted it to be a kit and it had lots of problems with those ESC'S
Drive Ur RC Until It Blows Up!!!!!!
01-21-2001, 03:49 PM
01-21-2001, 09:22 PM
great suspension travel
great ground clearence
great big truck
****PY WHEELS AND TIRES
WORST SPEED CONTRL EVER IN THE HISTORY OF TRAXXAS....WHAT ARE THEY OUT OF THEIR WHOLE MINDS? THIS IS NOT A SPEED CONTROL FOR A MONSTER TRUCK.....IT IS.....IT IS....DO YOU SMELL SOMETHING BURNING?
01-22-2001, 11:22 AM
Thank you for the great ratings. Still sounds like there are some mysteries to the esc failures, hopefully we can clear those up.
So far, the only failures we have seen were due simply to electronic components from the suppliers that were obviously not up to spec. Make no mistake; this is the same type of component failure that you may find in a defective servo, transmitter or receiver. This type of failure normally occurs within the first few times that power is applied (a battery pack is connected and the unit is operated).
Remarkably we haven't seen a failure yet due to current overload. Please don't take this as a challenge folks. What we're saying is it just hasn't happened yet that we are aware of. For the record, we do test each VX12 several times during the assembly process of the E-Maxx, but it is impossible to catch every potential failure.
Slamming the truck from forward to reverse repeatedly will cause severe heat buildup and is not recommended for any vehicle. Attempting to accelerate with the motors locked (up against the wall or something locking the drive train (i.e. loose grub screw from a pinion gear)), will probably destroy your battery pack or motors long before the speed control will blow.
A short can be caused by a number of things. Water is the enemy of anything electric. Running through puddles and snow will cause problems. The worst news is that these problems will probably cost you money because they will not be covered by warranty.
Sometimes a short circuit can be caused by a component failure, a defective battery pack, or any bad electrical connection. Call our customer service department if you have a question.
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