Hey guys, The XO-1 has been tempting me for a long time. I have a Stampede 2wd and an
Erevo Brushless Edition and I like them. However, I've had to do some upgrades with the Erevo because in reality it cannot handle 6s lipo without the crappy plastic driveshaft and axles
I like the fact that the XO-1 comes with 3s lipos included and I don't mind buying an Ipod Touch for the radio. For all of you here who owns an XO-1, I'd like to know how the car handles, and
if there are any issues with it? This is already an expensive kit and I don't want to spend money on upgrading parts to get it to run as it's advertised by Traxxas, as I've had to with my Erevo.
Last edited by Blubbee; 05-20-2013 at 01:28 AM.
I haven't had mine that long but, I haven't found anything that I really feel the need to change. I don't plan to push 100 often. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it needs really smooth pavement to handle well. Not to say you can't drive it on rough pavement, its just the sound of the chassis smacking and scrapping the pavement that hurts my ears . Just know it will be on road only, but it seems like you have offroad already covered.
Ive had my XO-1 for about 6 weeks. I absolutely love it. I have owned almost every truck that Traxxas makes, so getting the XO-1 was just a matter of time.
Im not a speed freak - I dont care if I ever see 100MPH. To risk my car crashing at 100MPH is just not worth it to me. Id rather see my XO-1 never crash, and drive stable at 50MPH to 70MPH and enjoy it throughly.
Im an old RC Heli guy - and it used to make me laugh that guys at the flying field would brag that they can get their heli to do an 80MPH fly by - but crash it everytime, and would make fun of me doing 60MPH fly bys - but I never crashed...
If you want your XO-1 on the bench more than on the road - then go nuts - some guys like tinkering / fixing / building more than driving - and more power to them. I buy cars/trucks to drive them...not repair them, not (severely) upgrade them, not look at them in pieces on my bench - and thats why I just drive it.
Some advice to get you started:
If you have them, start driving the XO-1 with dual 2S Lipos - so you can get used to how the XO-1 drives, turns, performs etc. Its not a car you want to "get used to" with 6S lipos doing 60MPH. I had a Stampede and still own an E-Revo Brushless (love it) - the XO-1 is VERY different than both of those trucks. Then, after a few runs, then maybe install one 2S Lipo and one 3S lipo (5S) and then get used to it some more. With 6S lipos and the XO-1 "LOCKED" it will only get up to 50MPH (+/-)...but even at that speed, you have to get used to the steering and handling.
Just my .02 cents.
When connected in a series or parallel connection, batteries should be identical. Using batteries with different numbers of cells in these types of connections is not a good idea.Then, after a few runs, then maybe install one 2S Lipo and one 3S lipo (5S) and then get used to it some more
One part I keep replacing is the tyres... They keep wearing out! The xo1 dr[B]fts very nicely.
I'm still on my first set of tires. Drive it around lots but no bashing though
What you can run:
A 2S 5000mah 25c (SPC) and a 3S 5000mah 25c (SPC) can both be run in series to get the 5S cell count.
What you can't run:
A 2S 5000mah 25c (brand "A") and a 3S 6500mah 35c (brand "B")