So it seems that this unlocking is done at the remote not at the car, I have a series of questions.
-If you replace the ESC and motor will you have problems with the speed unlocking
-Is the telemetry stuff done with sensors or through the motor and esc.
-If you have a lets say, rustler, and this new remote, will it slow your rustler down if you don't have the i-Device
-Is the speed proportional steering done on the remote so it will work with all your cars.
-If you put the mamba system for 1/5 bajas on this will the remote limit its speed or you could you beat the 161.1 MPH RC world record
Seriously if you want a MMM in a rusty, just go do that. There's no advantage to trying to get the XO's ESC in your rusty.
But sure, a 5th scale system ought to give you more potential. I'm sure we'll see someone try it.
Last edited by ducati777; 01-11-2012 at 10:24 AM.
So which way did they go? I would hope they would have gone this way, as otherwise that feature would require matching components at the far end, limiting the usefulness of this TX when sold standalone. I would expect that they would have designed it to be as widely applicable as possible to maximize their standalone TX sales, but then I'm not Traxxas and (obviously) don't make those decisions.
Without these you'll have limited functionality. Its your call though, personally I'll be using the stock electronics in the XO and buying the sensors for my ERBE so that I'll have as much functionality as possible in both vehicles.
Not sure.... the XO is clearly a focused market car. Its not made for mass appeal. The radio however has some great features, and they'll probably start adding the sensors and new ESCs that can be programmed remotely on their existing model lineup.
But for the early adopters, you gotta pay to play.
Also to all those who don't know what this speed cap is. I have heard that at 155mph it won't let it go any faster.
As far as I know, and don't take this as fact... but the limiter is based off the sensor from the spur. In theory you can change gear ratios, and the speed limiter will hold you to about 50 mph regardless.
That implys the rpm sensor goes to the rx, which then reduces throttle signal to the ESC based on the precalculated rollout.... but I think this is just on XO's. But if thats right, then you could buy a second rx and bypass the limiter... maybe. Or it could also imply that if you bought an XO spec receiver and put it in a rustler, it might try to limit your speed too... but I doubt that, I think Traxxas only intends to limit the XO.
Its food for thought for sure. At first I figured the speed limiter was a function of the ESC... but if the RPM sensor goes directly to the RX, then the receiver has to be involved too....
I have heard that at 155mph it won't let it go any faster.
Shrug. I haven't heard that. But even if true, the number of people who've gone faster than 155 with an RC is very few. I maintain its harder than just pulling the trigger.