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    1/5 scale from Traxxas?

    Is there any faith in Traxxas that they will make a 1/5 scale R/C truck/car? The last one was years ago called the Monster buggy. Since now there are brushless systems available for 1/5 I would love for them to get into the market. It seems like you really have one choice when it comes to 1/5 which is Baja. I just believe with the technology out there I wish Traxxas will give it another thought. Their biggest hurdle will be the price. If they can come up with a RTR kit for around $700 that would be still affordable in regards of what you are getting. Doesn't have to be bullet proof as I know the aftermarket will handle that issue. What do you guys think? Make a 1/5 brushless or stick with the 1/10th and 1/16th?
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    I don't know,
    I think they would be able to compete with companies such as HPI.
    But I don't see them doing a brushless version, it would probably be a 26cc
    two stroke or something similar.
    Maybe a 26cc nitro.
    I would have to have one then.









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    thats one thing traxxas lacks. they have great products but hpi always has something new. i think traxxas needs a new nitro product like completely different, this would be a big + imo
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    Traxxas needs to stop making 1/16 that are all the same with different bodies and make something new. Hpi is coming out with 1/8 Gasoline trucks. They will be out in 2012, but they have done tons of new vehicles, traxxas just is doing the same ole 1/16 just changing one thing on each vehicle
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    ^^^^ i agree, Why make small rc when you can go big. i'd like to see a 1/5 scale truck though.

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    I would really like to see a 26cc nitro not gas engine.
    That would be awesome, do any of you guys think it's possible to
    make such a thing.
    I think it's possible, very possible.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tech10 View Post
    Traxxas will not come out with a 1/5th scale any time soon. They will come out with a Gas powered RC soon.
    Whats make you so sure they will come out with a gas power RC?
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    All my trucks would be 1/5 if they made them. I have a 5T & the thing is crazy big. I just can't get myself to drop the $$$ to get the Castle XL for it. I just don't drive it much.

    Price point I think they would still fly off the shelves @ $1000.00. IF they were true 1/5 scale diffs, shocks, etc, etc.... They would need to be ele to set themselves apart from the Baja....

    I don't think they will make any, or they would alread have them out...
    Last edited by 87 GN; 08-21-2011 at 12:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jclay View Post
    Whats make you so sure they will come out with a gas power RC?
    because hpi is so they have to compete
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    ^ I'm still not holding my breath. It would be out by now... or Redcat 1/5 4x4's...
    I will be first in line if they do. Just hope it is built to scale.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Yeah, traxxas might blow our minds and come out with a GAS powered 1/5th scale REVO this christmas, or next summer. Can you imagine the amount of pre-orders they would get for that thing? Then again, HPI might get hurt by releasing that teaser ad about a gas powereed 1/8th scale. Traxxas might use their size, and snap the R&D folks into high gear, and beat hpi to the punch on this 1/8th scale gas truck.
    Bottom line is, I'm happy with all my traxxas stuff, and I am always looking for the next thing from traxxas. Even if a product doesn't "fit" me, and my needs, it is still a cool, well built machine.

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    I am a Traxxas fan. Love the Maxx,Revo, & Summit.
    Powah hope you are right... Then Castle will have to make the conv kit for ele...
    Looks like we have been moved to the Lounge....
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    if they do make one im hopeing it will not be a revo style..people want somthing new and different from traxxas not Revo this and revo that..
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