I would LOVE to have a rolling chassis and put all of my electronics in it. I'm positive I get go well over 100 mph.
i would love to buy it and turn it into a drifter ive always wanted a drifter with traxxas backing, this is my solution!
so this one time I ate a lipo.......
Exactly, whats stopping people who don't have an iPhone or an iTouch to buy a Roller and then install the 1/5 Scale 8S capable Castle Mamba XL2 ESC and use their own Radio's
Before you know it there will be parts all over eBay including the Motor
All I know is i want one and have to figure out how im gonna get the $$ for it
It would be a good idea, but the chassis is like half the price of the car probably, there are three stages to it. But, I could be wrong.
Summit 1/16 VXL
Traxxas is RTR, that's pretty much the end of it. I think it's likely they will offer other configurations of it but the odds of getting one direct from them without the radio, lipos, etc. are slim. Gotta keep eyes on eBay and get your wallet out.
I'm sure there will be plenty being parted out on ebay. Man that thing would fly with a 1/5 scale setup. I think it would easily exceed 100 mph with an 1/8 setup.
What Traxxas isn't willing to do, the chop shops on ebay usually are.
I give it less than 6 months before we see a build thread on here or URC.
You'll definitely be able to buy a roller - just not from Traxxas. If this is really going to sell in the astronomical four-figure price range (it's currently showing $1,150 at Tower), they need the leverage of selling it RTR to justify the price.
So you'll get your roller, but Traxxas still wins, since someone (doesn't matter who) paid full price for it before they stripped it.
I <3 Gummy Bears.
I agree. There will definitely be rollers out there and I'm sure several builds with different electronics.
i'm betting the rollers will be all over ebay come jan or feb and they'll run between $250 and $370 for the rollers. after 6 or 8 months i'm betting you'll be able to get them for about $225.
"It's just RC, not rocket appliances"-Ricky
I'm thinking the rollers may exceed $300. Just judging by how that chassis is set up and the new stuff that's on it.
I know I would like to get one or two to part out then one for myself just depends how the funds are.
slash 4x4 163mph
I could be wrong, though, seeing how the on-the-fly telemetry and tuning WILL be a big hit the electronics may end up bringing more, we can't know for sure once they actually start getting parted out. This is all just my guesstimations while bored at work though
I think parts will definitely be high at first. Most shops will probably not have a full supply. It's a pretty niche specific vehicle. Not everyone is into all out high speed. But, I'd be willing to pay $250-300 for a roller without electronics. I wonder what the bodies will cost. Not sure if Traxxas gave pricing or not on the price list. Some of the parts aren't cheap at all. I think they have the motor mount listed for $40 alone. I'm hoping the rollers won't be too pricey, but if the demand is low they may be. Only time will tell.
i just hope the delay in release after announcement is so traxxas can start pounding out replacement parts. Something tells me they are going to be needed. I can hear it now if they finally get the car out at the end of the month and LHS and online retailers have zero replacement parts until the end of January. I think it was the Merv most recently (could be wrong) that was released and you couldn't find ANY replacement parts Traxxas or otherwise for a month or so.
(RAH)² (AH)³ + [ROMA (1+MA)] + (GA)² + (OOH)(LA)²
i would love to see a FastLane version off that chassis!! Expensive when you crash it though.....lol
I think, I more than most, can feel out where the roller price is going to land. Lets just say I have "inside knowledge" on the ebay chop shops.
The market is going to all be based on the vehicle price. I have check on prices. The best on-line prices and hobby shop (one that buy direct) and a little under a grand for one shipped.
If there are 600-800 there will parts a plenty past the inital demand and crazy high bid prices.
At closer to a $1000 the game changes. If the electronics don't bring and continue to bring big numbers the chassis has to go for more. A supply/demand market naturally keeps selling price above cost. If the sellers is not going to take a loss, atleast not for long. With a partout there is not a fixed cost for each part, A seller has to buy the whole car and sell the whole car.
I myself want one but a roller sounds nice as well. I think I would be a buyer at 300-375 without electronics. I already have everything to gear it up. Might not go 100 mph with a MMM/2200 but will surely fly. I will give up 20-30 mph for 1/3 the cost. If I don't like it just re-sell the roller and re-purpose my already owned eletronics.
Last edited by OCD RC; 12-03-2011 at 01:32 AM.
Pay It Forward.
I think the weight of the car would be close to my Rusty with an 1/8 setup on it. My Rusty weighs close to 7-1/2 pounds. The XO-1 weighs in at around 11 pounds I believe. And, that's with the big motor/esc setup on there. 1/8 setup would be lighter. So, I'm thinking with the right gearing it would exceed 100 mph with an 1/8 setup. Now, let's talk about a 1/5 setup on that beast. Hmmm.....
People it does drift the tires are belted slicks
^^^ a roller would be cheaper i dont want to pay $1099 for a drifter when i can get it for less, besides its much too fast to be a dedicated drifter
so this one time I ate a lipo.......
I would buy the RTR first then build one later.
A drifter? Did y'all not see the vids of it haulin' around Texas Motor Speedway? Doubt a drifter could do that.