The World's Most Advanced Ready-To-Race® Radio System
Total Control. Traxxas models deserve the world's most advanced Ready-To-Race® radio system. The radio system after all is the sole connection between the driver and machine. It has to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable. The Traxxas® TQi™ radio system arrives with a full compliment of tuning features; long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It's so advanced; it doesn't even need an external antenna. However, the most important new feature may already be in your pocket. The TQi can be equipped with an optional Docking Base (#6510) that turns your iPhone® or iPod touch® into a powerful tuning tool for your Traxxas model. The full-color display combines with the Traxxas Link™ App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that unlocks the mysteries of optimizing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control.
5-channel Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe Security
The TQi 2.4GHz micro receiver fits easily into any vehicle, and features dual channel-1 outputs for easy installation in vehicles with dual steering servos—no Y-harness necessary! The integrated LINK button makes it fast and easy to bind the receiver, and the two-color LED indicates power-on and bind status for fool-proof control and convenience. Traxxas Link Model Memory allows the receiver to recognize up to thirty TQi 2.4Ghz Traxxas Link enabled transmitters—just switch on and drive. In the event of signal loss due to an accidental switch-off or depleted batteries, the receiver will automatically return the throttle to neutral and hold the last commanded steering position. The Fail Safe programming is built-in and does not need to be set or activated. Three telemetry ports are incorporated in the 5-channel receiver to allow real-time data to be transmitted from your Traxxas model to the TQi transmitter.
Sealed Watertight Receiver Box
Bandit VXL's receiver is fully enclosed for protection from the elements. The antenna and servo wires route neatly through a special watertight seal, and a custom blue O-ring seals the receiver box to protect the receiver from water. The receiver can be removed for service and aftermarket receivers can be installed without losing the sealing properties of the box. Patent pending.
Velineon® VXL-3s ESC:
Designed from the start for high-voltage, high-capacity LiPo packs, Traxxas’ Bandit VXL now includes a genuine Traxxas Power Cell LiPo battey—the only LiPos certified to deliver the full performance potential of Traxxas’ VXL brushless models. The Bandit VXL includes a 3300mAh Power Cell pack. Bandit VXL arrives with Low Voltage Detection activated to assure maximum battery life and prevent over-discharging.
Charging care is just as important to LiPo life and performance, so a 2-Cell / 3-Cell LiPo Balance charger is also included. Just plug the battery’s balance plug into the charger and you’re on the way to another run—no programming or settings required. Every time the pack is charged, the cells are charged individually to precisely balance voltage for optimum performance, run time, and cycle life. Experience the ultimate in electric horsepower with the only models designed for LiPo power from the start, and genuine Power Cell LiPo technology on board.
Velineon® 3500 Brushless Motor:
Traxxas High-Current Connector
Bandit's Velineon Brushless Power System features the new patented Traxxas High-Current Connector. Designed to handle high-current applications, the Traxxas Connector effortlessly funnels your battery's total power to the electronics to keep things running cool and at full power. For more info about the patented Traxxas High-Current Connector click here.
Maxx Cable 12-Gauge Wire
This super-flexible, high-current, low-resistance 12-gauge, wire acts like a series of giant pipes, flowing energy in and out of the electronic speed control. The Traxxas Connector combined with Maxx cable is a better engineered solution for extracting all the power your battery has to give.
Pro-quality, high-grade, metric hex-drive hardware is used throughout for extra strength, and easy maintenance and repair. The black-oxide rust-resistant finish provides a high tech look and feel.
Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings
Precision 5x11mm rubber-sealed bearings offer the ultimate in super low-friction performance and maximum protection in dirty environments. They are used in all exposed locations on the truck and are virtually maintenance free.
Heavy-Duty Hub Carriers & Steering Blocks
Bandit VXL features all new ball bearing front steering blocks and rear hub carriers. They utilize large 5x11mm ball bearings for long-term precision performance, smooth operation, and increased durability.
Adjustable Steel Turnbuckles
Factory fitted, heavy-duty steel turnbuckles allow camber and toe tuning. Bandit VXL is completely adjustable right out of the box to fine tune handling agility and high-speed performance. Captured rod ends provide unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off.
Tires and Wheels
Bandit VXL comes with stylish 2.2" Tracer™ black-chrome five-spoke wheels. Performance-designed Alias™ 2.2" rear tires feature a step-pin design and come pre-glued from the factory. 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 Traxxas Anaconda 2.2" street tires for Bandit and other buggies. The look is unmistakeable.
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 VXL's amazing 70+mph performance, you'll have the on-road touring crowd headed back to the workbench to try and figure out how to catch you.
Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
Revo technology is utilized to manage the increased power from the Velineon 3500 brushless motor. The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic friction material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat and provide consistent yet adjustable 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)
Included Optional Pinion Gear
The Bandit VXL reaches a scorching 70+mph top speed using an optional 33-tooth pinion gear and a 3-cell 11.1V Lithium-polymer 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. Installing the included optional 28-tooth pinion gear opens the door to 60+mph speeds.
Magnum 272™ Transmission
The Bandit VXL'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.
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.
Drive Yokes with Telescopic Driveshafts
Bandit VXL features new drive yokes which are designed to provide maximum durability to withstand the extreme power of the Velineon Brushless Power System. The slider driveshafts are extremely durable, and they allow greater articulation for increased suspension travel.
Gray Nylon Composite Parts
The durable monocoque chassis tub is made from highest quality nylon composites. Many parts including the chassis, shock bodies, and transmission housing are molded in gray for a fresh high-tech look.
Powder Coated White Springs
White springs feature a race-tuned spring rate for more responsive handling and the long-lasting, white powder coated finish sets Bandit VXL apart from the pack.
Securely Mounted Electronics
The ESC and receiver are screwed to the chassis for ultimate mounting security. There's no servo tape to loosen over time with dirt, heat, and collisions.
The new low-profile, aggressive Bandit VXL's body comes fully trimmed and painted. The Bandit VXL 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.
Digital High-Torque Waterproof Steering Servo
A race buggy needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance. A Traxxas digital high-torque, ball bearing steering servo (#2075) comes standard for precision control, quick response, and unmatched torque—all in a waterproof case. It has over 50% more torque than the Bandit's 2056 servo and is 25% faster! That's 125 oz-in torque, 0.16-second speed!
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks™
Bandit VXL'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.
High-performance bellcrank steering system minimizes bump steer to increase cornering stability.
Suspension Tie Bar
The composite tie bar strengthens the front bulkhead and suspension arms for increased durability.
Secure Wing Mount
For secure wing mounting a Z-bent wire mount keeps the wing held solidly in place. The wing's new design makes it easy to remove and re-install for fast battery changes.
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 VXL 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.