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    First Thread! Your thoughts on the Titan...

    Hey Traxxas fans! This boat looks sick! Just wondering what you guys think of it...

    I see it has a water cooling system? sweet! And the Velineon motor can handle up to 6s lipos! 50+ on a stock boat, that's sick.

    I wonder if they are going to make trucks up to 6s capable now with Traxxas products, not Castle as in the ERBE and such.

    Anyways, post what you think of it here!


    Edit: 2nd thread I guess... another member clicked 2 minutes before me, lol!

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    Actucally you were second. But I agree its nice looking. But in closing you were second to post.......seecond

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowenuff
    Actucally you were second. But I agree its nice looking. But in closing you were second to post.......seecond
    lol, that's why I edited my post

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    It's a nice looking boat with plenty of power if you choose to go that route. I am not happy with the choice of name though. Why name it after a motor that wears out quickly? I emailed Traxxas my idea for a name. I explained to them why they should name it the "Hurricane"!!!!
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    Gotta have it and then build a trailer to tow it behind the ERBE.
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    Wait to you hear it! The video doesn't do the sound justice as it screams by and then all you hear is the water from the rooster falling for a long time afterwards.

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    I gotta say I love the boat and i'm sure I'll pick one up within a year.
    However I still don't agree with the name being there are titan motors already, which aren't used in the boat nonetheless. But oh well, titan it is.
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    Nice lookin boat

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    Anyone have an even remote guess as to what it will retail for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer
    Anyone have an even remote guess as to what it will retail for.

    It says will retail for $399, so I'm guessing it will sell for about $310 or so

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    Yeah... a villian EX retails for $250... this thing will have to be every penny of $400. My guess would be $499... A venom brushless is about $399 I think. Maybe we'll get lucky and traxxas will not only be the fastest and best looking... but also the most competitively priced as well.
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    I'm not sure what Traxxas is going to do price wise.
    If you look back at past models, whether its the villain, blast, rustler, emaxx, etc. The prices (now anyways) are running about 52-65% of that of retail. Now using that info tells me that maybe not right away, but down the road it will run around $250
    So starting out i'm going to guesss it'll run low-mid $300's.

    Btw pavmentsurfer the villain ex retails for $410, it's priced $250 now.
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    i hope they got the low voltage thing right.
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    Just perfect!!!

    I must say I can't find anything I don't like...

    Good job Traxxas!!!

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    This looks awesome! Great job traxxas not just focusing on trucks
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    a 1600KV motor. wow
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    The Titan looks MAD!!!. It would look choice sitting on a trailer behind a Summit with a body shell done in similar graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bug777
    The Titan looks MAD!!!. It would look choice sitting on a trailer behind a Summit with a body shell done in similar graphics.
    Always gotta bring the convo around to the Summit. LOL, just kidding. Yes, it would indeed.. though maybe an ERBE instead...

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    I agree on the name Hurricane, They already have a product called the titan, and if you add an "ic" it will sink for sure!!
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    Are you kidding the "Hurricane" wouldn't go over well with the Louisiana natives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spky
    ...if you add an "ic" it will sink for sure!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowenuff
    Are you kidding the "Hurricane" wouldn't go over well with the Louisiana natives.

    I could understand this if it was given the name of a certain hurricane. But being from wisconsin I cant say for sure, I have never experienced one, and now that I sit here and think about it more I see your point.
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    Very nice looking boat.. I think my pocket book is itching to play with it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bug777
    The Titan looks MAD!!!. It would look choice sitting on a trailer behind a Summit with a body shell done in similar graphics.

    i have to agree with you on this one for sure!

    one heck of a nice boat... i just watched the videos of it and checked out the traxxas site about it

    MAN

    i got to have me one of these... especially running dual 6s lipo's

    its gunna fly

    who will be the first to buy the esc and whack it in a traxxas vehicle and go nuts with 6s lipos....

    would be extremely awesome to see in a traxxas slash
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    i havent been this exited about anything rc since i got my seconed trx fiero (i freaked like a little girl when the lhs had it on the shelf)
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowenuff
    Are you kidding the "Hurricane" wouldn't go over well with the Louisiana natives.
    hah, it wouldn't bother me!
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    Well what if it were called the oily hurricane?

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    LOL. Hopefully I don't have to go through one of those. Not exactly sure how much interest that name would bring for a boat though.
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    The name Hurricane would be fine for me...

    I'm just wondering how Traxxas got by with the name Titan, as Aeromarine already has a hull called Titan. I'm assuming Aeromarine didn't have the copyright for the name.
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    I'm thinking either "Monsoon" or "Typhoon" would be more fitting


    Just remember what happened the last boat that was named after a Titan
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrostarter
    The name Hurricane would be fine for me...

    I'm just wondering how Traxxas got by with the name Titan, as Aeromarine already has a hull called Titan. I'm assuming Aeromarine didn't have the copyright for the name.
    Off topic here, but I think I may own your old MMM/rustler now. LOL Where is Gramercy? Near New Orleans? I'm in SW La.
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    WOW awesome boat... sorry to go of topic, but will this new VXL 6s system outperform the Mamba Moster, and will a land version be in the emaxx/erevo brushless editions in the near future? How much will the system alone cost? Thanks!
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    Looks decent I recommend going lipo these brushless boats that are out now are crazy fast....the esc and motors heat up quickly....

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    I just noticed, in regards to my earlier question about pricing, the site actually says suggested retail will be $399... thats almost unbelieveable. Even if tower sells them for full retail you can get $60 off. That is just sick. 2.4 radio, includes batteries (albeit ones that need to be upgraded but still). What a deal. This thing makes a SV27 look like a toy... and its super competitive on price. Ive just decided... getting one.
    Strange that the bearing supported drive system is an option. I would think with a power system like this bearings would be included. Not a big deal... just interesting. All other VXL vehicles have bearings.
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    It looks like Towerhobbies has it listed for $399 as the suggested selling price says. I would not necessarily think that this is definite but I would assume that this will be very close to the price when it becomes available.

    A very fine boat Traxxas, good job! I cant wait to see theses things in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98 SNAKE EATER
    It says will retail for $399, so I'm guessing it will sell for about $310 or so
    I think some are confusing retail and MSRP. MSRP is the one that is typically 25-50% above the street price. Retail is street price. It will be $399 in most places, you could probably find it at $375ish at some online places.
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    Will the motor/esc work on land vehicles? Like the Rustler, Bandit, Stampede.
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    ^It's water-cooled, so I don't know how you manage that.....

    They should come out with a non-water cooled version
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_garrison
    I think some are confusing retail and MSRP. MSRP is the one that is typically 25-50% above the street price. Retail is street price. It will be $399 in most places, you could probably find it at $375ish at some online places.
    Tower is $384.99 now, minus the $60 = $324.99 Shipped!!

    Just ordered me a red one and I may get a blue for my 10 year old son.

    Can't wait!!

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    Without a way to cool the ESC... no heat sink at all... this is a boat ESC only. If you look at the ESC in a villian it is an EVX 2 with the aluminum heat sink removed and a watercooling cover in its place. This new ESC has no opening on the top at all for a heat sink. Its all internal.
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