Titan® 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor
The Bandit includes a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan. An industry first for a high-performance Ready-To-Race® buggy. The Titan's over-sized armature (30% larger compared to 540-sized armatures) is equipped with 12-turns of pure copper wire for big torque and increased power-handling capabilities. Lower running temperatures are achieved with the integrated cooling fan. The Titan 12T requires very little maintenance and is designed for consistent torque and high speeds from run to run, without fading.
Beyond the specs, the Titan 12T is made for dirt-roosting torque, lightning-quick acceleration, big-air jumps, and just about any other 4-wheel fun that demands real horsepower. Be sure to check out the videos to see it in action!
Traxxas Power Cell Battery Included!
Bandit includes a genuine Power Cell Battery Pack to make sure you experience all the performance that's been engineered into your Traxxas model. Power Cell packs are optimized for free-flowing power and maximum punch with premium quality, low-resistance cells; flexible, silicone-jacketed 12-gauge wire; heavy-duty welded tabs; and Traxxas' high-output, gold plated, high-current connectors. Seven cells give Bandit 8.4 volts of motivation for maximum speed, and precision assembly with attractive, individually wrapped cells and clear overwrap complete the Traxxas Power Cell package.
XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, low voltage detection for compatibility with 2-cell LiPo battery packs, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-8 cell NiMH and 2-cell LiPo compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control. An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patent pending Training Mode™. This profile reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power operation. The XL-5 is manufactured by Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support.
- Innovative watersealed design
- Three Drive Profiles
- Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
- Race Mode - Forward / Brake
- Training Mode™ - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending)
- 12-Turn motor limit for 550 size motors
- 15-Turn motor limit for 540 size motors
- Integrated on/off switch
- Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
- LiPo, NiCad, and NiMH compatible with two-stage low-voltage detection
- Large heat sink
- High-efficiency MOSFET transistors
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High-Torque Waterproof Steering Servo
A race buggy needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance, and Traxxas delivers with the #2056 high-torque servo. This waterproof steering servo uses O-ring seals to keep the fun going when things get wet. Waterproof for all-weather action, the #2056 provides 80 oz-in of steering muscle. That's twice the power of typical "standard" servos.
Waterproof Receiver Box
Bandit's innovative receiver box is fully waterproof, yet it's easy to access the receiver maintenance. The exclusive patent-pending design holds a 3-channel micro receiver that saves weight and provides reliable, long-range R/C performance.
Precision 2.4GHz Control
With the TQ 2.4GHz radio system, you just switch on and drive. There are no channels or frequencies to manage, so the focus is on having fun. The TQ's ergonomic design is comfortable for all-day driving, and its sleek lines are enhanced by an internal antenna that is impervious to damage. To customize the controls, the transmitter's factory servo directions can be easily reversed using the TQ's simple programming system.
Durable Gray Parts
The durable monocoque chassis tub is made from highest quality nylon composites. Many parts including the chassis, shock bodies, and transmission housing are now molded in gray for a fresh new look.
Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
Revo technology is utilized to manage the increased power from the Titan 12T motor. The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic friction material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat and provide consistent traction control. The semi-metallic friction material remains stable across a wide temperature range to provide smooth, linear engagement you can count on, run after run. Spur gears can be removed and replaced without altering the slipper adjustment. (patent pending)
Alias™ Tires and Tracer™ Wheels
Bandit comes with stylish 2.2" Tracer™ mirror-chrome five-spoke wheels. Performance-designed Alias™ 2.2" rear tires feature a step-pin design and come pre-glued from the factory. New Alias™ ribbed front tires offer superior directional control, the tire combination provides sure-footed traction on a variety of off-road terrains.
The industry standard 2.2" Tracer wheels allow for a wide array of accessory tires to be installed, including the new Traxxas Anaconda 2.2" street tires for Bandit and other buggies.
Anaconda 2.2" Tires (sold separately)
If your favorite place to race is an asphalt jungle, transform your Bandit into a menacing street machine with available Anaconda 2.2" street treads. These sticky, high-traction tires are made for aggressive handling on paved surfaces. The proven Anaconda design features large tread blocks that provide incredible grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them pre-glued and ready to install for instant on-road action. With Bandit's amazing 35+mph performance, you'll have the on-road touring crowd headed back to the workbench to try and figure out how to catch you.
Included Optional Pinion Gear
The Bandit reaches its blistering 35+mph top speed using the optional 31-tooth pinion gear (included) and a 7-cell 8.4V battery pack (sold separately). Out of the box, the installed 26-tooth pinion gear is just right for all-around, on or off-road action.
ProGraphix® Painted Body
The Bandit's fully trimmed and painted ProGraphix body is available in red, blue, black, and silver. Decals are also applied to save you time and get you driving just minutes out of the box. Traxxas' ProGraphix bodies are the hottest looking bodies around and are only available on Traxxas Ready-to-Race® models.
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks™
Bandit's oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilize X-ring technology for a perfect seal and super-smooth performance. They are fully tunable with a wide range of oils, springs, and pistons. Features include pressure bladders for air/oil separation and spring clips to precisely change the ride height and spring pre-load. They can be renewed in minutes with our inexpensive rebuild kits.
Motor Mount with Cooling Channels
The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt and rocks. The molded motor plate includes finned cooling channels where the motor mounts to the motor plate. The cooling channels work together with the internal Titan 12T motor fan to pull air through the motor for superior cooling.
Brushless Ready Magnum 272™ Transmission
The Bandit's Magnum 272 transmission is assembled with new all metal gear internals riding on ultra-smooth sealed ball bearings. Combined with the smooth 48-pitch gears, power is delivered quietly to the durable telescoping U-joint driveshafts. The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt and rocks.
Brushless Ready Planetary Gear Differential
The composite Traxxas planetary gear differential now features a steel ring gear with a nylon housing for long life. It uses hardened steel internal gears for maximum strength during rigorous off-road bashing. This type of differential requires virtually no maintenance and its efficient design puts maximum tire-shredding torque to the wheels.
Fiber Composite Arms
Proven suspension geometry is carried over from the race-winning Traxxas buggies. Solid, durable camber links take the guess work out of set-up and are captured to keep you on the track even when the going gets rough. Captured rod ends provide unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off unexpectedly.
Unmatched Customer Support and Parts Availability
Unparalleled Traxxas support comes standard with every Traxxas model. Traxxas offers the most extensive product support base in the industry and provides unrivaled parts availability. Bandit parts and service are available from a network of nearly 2000 hobby dealers worldwide. Nobody works harder than Traxxas to be accessible to you. We have friendly toll-free phone support that's available from 8:30am to 9pm central time weekdays, just call 1-888-TRAXXAS. We also offer e-mail support anytime at support@Traxxas.com. Traxxas models are about experiencing total performance and satisfaction, not just in the products, but also with the company that stands behind them.
* With 7-cell battery and included optional 31-tooth pinion gear.