Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger

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Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
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This is the Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck. The Rustler® VXL combines Velineon® extreme brushless horsepower with the proven fun and durability that have made Rustler the number-1 selling electric stadium racer. The Velineon Brushless Power System launches the Rustler VXL to new heights with speed potential that reaches beyond 70mph! Hardcore, wheel-standing acceleration completely blows everything else away. Out of the box, Velineon is optimized to actually deliver the tire-melting horsepower, benchmark speed, and precision throttle response you expect from brushless. Best of all, it's brushless done the Traxxas way: fast and easy to use. There's no tricky programming to figure out or a glossary of new vocabulary to learn. Just plug it in and it works.

The Velineon Brushless Power system takes the guesswork out of enjoying the benefits of world-class brushless power. The system components work together as an optimized package, engineered from the start to deliver the ultimate in efficiency, speed, and run time. With the Rustler VXL, Your battery selection determines your speed and skill level. Velineon accepts the widest range of battery types, including 3-cell Lithium Polymer packs (3S LiPo packs). These packs pump out over 11 volts of power for intense, skill level 5 speeds beyond 70mph! Nothing else even comes close. Built-in low-voltage detection in the VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control conveniently helps you maintain your LiPo battery packs in top condition.

Sealed Electronics Extend Your Driving Fun: Traxxas shocked enthusiasts with the release of their exclusive watertight, sealed electronics in the E-Maxx that provided the freedom to drive where you want to drive through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions that wouldn't have been possible before. Now the Traxxas Rustler VXL is Ready-To-Race with this waterproof technology. The VXL-3s speed control, high torque servo, and mini receiver are sealed against the elements giving you the freedom go places you might not have thought possible. It opens up a whole new world of adventure and fun. Wet muddy tracks are no problem for the Rustler VXL.

The Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor is precision-matched for use in the 1/10th scale Rustler, delivering the perfect balance of brutal horsepower and efficiency. The sensorless design works with the sophisticated circuitry in the VXL-3s Electronic Speed Control for smooth starts and precise control, without the need for additional sensors and wiring. Since there are no brushes or commutator to cause friction and wear, Velineon brushless power is always fast, run after run.

The Velineon VXL-3s forward/reverse electronic speed control simplifies brushless technology with easy operation that gives you all the control you need for maximum fun. Quickly choose from 3 drive profiles in exactly the same manner as other Traxxas electronic speed controls (such as the XL-5). Profiles include: Sport, Race, and Training Mode (patent pending). Training Mode™ limits full-throttle power to 50% allowing young or new drivers to safely develop their control skills before unleashing the full-throttle capability of the Velineon system. Rustler VXL's performance can be tailored for drivers of any age and experience. High-frequency transistors and advanced circuit design deliver incredibly smooth and refined throttle control. With the VXL-3s you have the flexibility to use conventional brushed motors, brushless motors, and sensored brushless motors. The VXL-3s auto detects the motor type for you. High-current capacity (320 amps peak) and two-stage thermal protection frees you from motor limits.

The Rustler VXL is equipped to handle serious horsepower with features such as the advanced Revo®-spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch. The patent-pending design delivers smooth operation, precise adjustment, and consistent traction control, even when tortured with massive amounts of horsepower. New upgrades to the Rustler VXL include high-grade hex hardware, precision metal turnbuckle links with heavy-duty rod ends, and larger 5x11mm rubber-sealed ball bearings at the wheels. The transmission is beefed-up as well with tough new steel gears. With so much speed available, the Rustler VXL is equipped with an all-new digital high-torque steering waterproof servo (#2075) for lightning-quick steering response and confidence-inspiring precision.

Traxxas backs the Rustler VXL and all of their products with top-notch support that is second to none. A staff of skilled representatives is on-hand to answer your questions via phone, website, or email. Unmatched parts support allows Rustler VXL to be serviced with parts and support from thousands of hobby dealers worldwide. Your investment is also protected by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty. Traxxas goes the extra mile to ensure that your R/C experience is easy and fun (and fast!). Follow the details link above to go in depth on all the Rustler VXL performance benefits and also be sure to check out the videos page to see Rustler VXL in action for yourself.

TQi Radio System
The Traxxas® TQi™ radio system arrives with a full complement of tuning features, long-range 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It's advanced, it doesn't even need an external antenna. The TQi radio system is equipped with superior Direct Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) technology, fully programmable features, and the convenience of patent-pending Traxxas Link™ automatic model recognition. The transmitter’s easy-to-use design provides the instant, worry-free, turn-it-on-and-go driving fun you expect from Traxxas, while also delivering pro-level tuning features for those who wish to explore the expanded tuning possibilities. The Multi-Function knob on the face of the transmitter can be programmed to control a variety of functions such as steering exponential, steering and braking dual rate, and throttle trim. Other tuning options include end point adjustment, servo reversing, and sub trim adjustment. The TQi 2.4GHz transmitter pumps out a strong, clear signal for optimum range. The 13ms frame rate and near zero latency results in instant steering and throttle response along with precise, smooth control. The TQi is compatible with the optional TQi Docking Base and Traxxas Link application.


Rustler VXL #3707 Features:

  • TQi 2.4GHz Transmitter and Receiver with Traxxas Link™
  • Waterproof Electronics
  • Traxxas High-Current Connector
  • Maxx® Cable 12-gauge wiring
  • Digital high-torque steering waterproof servo
  • Precision steel turnbuckles with heavy-duty rod ends
  • Metric hex hardware
  • Front suspension tie bar
  • Steel transmission gears
  • 5x11 rubber sealed ball bearings at the wheels
  • Extreme Brushless Horsepower!
  • Top Speed: 70+mph!

Traxxas TQi 2.4GHz Radio System Features:

  • High Output signal for maximum range
  • Integrated internal antenna
  • Telemetry enabled 5-channel micro receiver with dual channel-1 inputs
  • Simple 2-Button Interface
  • Steering trim and Multi-Function knobs
  • Adjustable steering and throttle:
    • Percentage (dual rates)
    • Sensitivity (exponential)
    • End points
    • Sub-trim
    • Servo reversing
  • Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link Model Memory enabled models—just switch on and drive, "model selection" is not required
  • High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control
  • Comfortable ergonomic design
  • Compatible with Exclusive TQi Docking Base

Rustler VXL (#3707) Specifications:
Length: 17.5" (445mm)
Front Track: 12.25" (311mm)
Rear Track: 12.25" (311mm)
Weight: 59.6oz (1.69 kg)
Height (overall): 7" (178mm)
Wheelbase: 11.375" (289mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XX-Long
Front Tires (pre-glued): Alias™ Ribbed 2.8"
Rear Tires (pre-glued): Alias™ Step-Pin 2.8"
Front Wheels: 2.8" Black-Chome (All-Stars™)
Rear Wheels: 2.8" Black-Chome (All-Stars™)
Electronic Speed Control: VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control
Motor (electric): Velineon® 3500 Brushless
Gear Ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 9.05)
Differential Type: Planetary
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Transmission: Magnum 272™
Steering: Bellcrank
Chassis Type: Modified Tub
Chassis Material: Composite Nylon
Radio System: TQi 2.4GHz with Traxxas Link™
Top-Speed: 70+mph With 3S 20C LiPo battery and optional 31-tooth pinion gear (sold separately).
Skill Level: 1
Battery Tray Dimensions: 139x47.5x28mm*
Included Batteries: Traxxas Power Cell Battery (NiMH, 7-C Stick)
Required Batteries: 4 "AA" (transmitter)

*NOTE: Battery expansion kit available separately (#3725X). Also, the vehicle shown may not be an accurate representation of the body color/paint scheme you will receive. Paint schemes are selected randomly. If you would like a specific color, please contact our customer service department prior to placing your order and we will do our best to honor your request.

This product was added to our catalog on March 3, 2010

Wednesday, Nov 14 2012 (about 9 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
The rustler vxl is essentially an old truck with a fast motor in it the handling characteristics are poor but ok for a basher the turning radius is horrible except when going slow and even when you have good tires it is hard to get traction because of no rear toe in also the motor combo while fast gets very hot compared to others in it's class I was getting temps of 195-210 on a normal run and other motors run around 160 so all in all if you really want a rustler and want it to be fast I would buy the brushed edition and sell the new esc and motor and buy the castle creations sidewinder sct combo all together it will be about the same price as the vxl but you will be rewarded with a much happier better running truck also on one last note if you plan on buying a brushless rustler save yourself the hassle and get the nip x duty driveshafts right away the stock plastic ones don't last long at all
Verified Owner
Sunday, Nov 11 2012 (about 9 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
The rustler VXL has a lot of power without a doubt but at a price not so apparent until you race it. You are better off using it for recreational use than for racing.

The good: Power, durability (after upgrading to RPM parts which runs about $66), fast. Decent motor and ESC combo. A good basher for the price. Most replacement parts on the rustler are inexpensive and for the speed it is capable of, I consider it to be a good deal.

The bad: Understeer, the Rustler's heavy rear end gives it trouble turning quick enough, despite opening up the toe angle. Braking is required in order to make it turn better which is the area I noticed I got passed a lot when on the track. The stock parts (A-arms, caster blocks, bearing carriers, and even the drive axles) are fragile. You can expect to replace a part or two within days of owning it being that you run it hard or at the track. Jumps are what tend to be the most damaging. The rear wing can get damaged very easily, which is a really big gripe of mine. I've gone through two bodies where the wing did not last more than a few weeks before getting totally wrecked and unusable. Furthermore, its attachment to the body lends itself to pulling on the body during crashes making the body get damaged near the rear brake light areas. The body is attached by 3 body mounts with the rear one always taking severe abuse no matter what you try and do. I finally had to do a custom metal mounting hole that attached to the body by two screws on either side in order to make the body usable again. The front is very light, making the rustler pop wheelies (which in a show standpoint is neat to look at) easily and therefore losing control of steering, making it difficult to have it use the full power of a high discharge lipo battery without putting some weight on the front of the chassis. The suspension screws are prone to bending and 3 times now, I've had to purchase a complete set ($4.50 each) just because I needed to replace the screws that went through the front bearing carrier and caster blocks because they were getting bent and causing the wheels to separate from the body with minor crashes. Other dissapointing factors are the stock tires, they simply are not good. The front lobed tires do not have enough of power to steer the car, the rear tires are the jack of all trades, master of none, making them a mediocre tire used just to destroy in bashing and what not and then buy dedicated tires for each environment (pavement, dirt, all terrain).

Bottom line, the rustler is the faster version of a $200 design which has its many flaws. However, faster does not mean its as good as other better built designs from other RC companies that may not have as powerful motors/ESC's in that price range. If you are just looking for a basher to take around the block or the park and maybe a few races around the track that are not that serious or just some laps around it, this truggy is for you but expect to upgrade a number of parts before it becomes nearly invincible (aka a good basher) on the track.

If you decide to purchase the Rustler VXL:
Know that Traxxas has a very solid Customer Service. They replaced two of my ESC's free of charge after I sent them with a letter of what happened.

I strongly reccomend two heat sinks for the motor be acquired: Traxxas Fined Aluminum Motor Heat Sink #3822 and ST Racing Concepts Aluminum Heatsink Motor Plate #3691 to improve performance and longevity of the motor. Also, get the Traxxas Velineon ESC Cooling Fan #3340 for the ESC to do the same.

If you are tired of having your front end come up non stop, get a wheelie bar, it will help out a lot.
Acquire the right type of tires for the job, dont run dirt tires on concrete if you want them to last any longer than a week. Dont use monster truck tires on concrete if you are planning on pulling high G's and moving at the speed of light; use the right tires for the job.
A final note on monster truck tires, save yourself from stripping your spur gear when using monster truck tires by lowering your pinion/spur setup to 19/86 or something similar. For high speed runs on concrete with 3S lipo, go for 31/76, you may have to add weight to the front in order to keep the lightweight front from being blown over.
Verified Owner
Thursday, May 31 2012 (about 10 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
i've owned this truck for 8 months and it has been a bit of a disappointment. Its super fast and handles well with its low center of gravity. But i have had to replace way to many broken parts. the durability was the disappointment.
Verified Owner
Friday, May 27 2011 (about 11 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
I have been in the hobby for 5 years now and this is a awsome little truck aspessially for beginners (age 9+) i have had one for 2 and a half years now and i am a hardcore basher and racer, i have spent a stupid $1100 on it and i am sorry i did it if you are getting it KEEP IT MOSTLY STOCK! desides RPM parts, i have clocked it at 148km!! i think that is about 85mph ?, i am not a fan of 2wd cars but this one is by far my favoroute 1/10 2wd truck yet, my 8yr old friend has one and he goes very well whith it but i would mutch prefer the 1/16 e revo to this but it is still a great truck!
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 7 2011 (about 10 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
A great car!!It works really well onroad with the anaconda tires. I have owned this car for a month now and i think i have crashed only twice on-road!!
Offroad is the same story. The car is easy to control in-air and on-ground :)
And the speed, OMG its fast, i measured it stock with 7-cell battery. It ran 59,9km/t, and that was with a 200gr GPS on it.
Everything is perfect on this car, except for the stock rear shock tower. You might want to change that to RPM.
I would definetly recommend this car to everyone pro or beginner.
Wednesday, May 18 2011 (about 11 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
Really great car! It is a little more fragile then some other Traxxas but the speed more than makes up for that!
Verified Owner
Saturday, Mar 12 2011 (about 11 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
my wife got hers and she took off an a-arm in twenty min. i put st racing concepts in the next day the whole car and i got to admit she luvs it it is almost as good as speed-t but the to of them 2gether we tear the track apart always in first and second placers thanks 4 the badass cars
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 13 2010 (about 11 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
Great truck right out of the box. The problem: the transmission. First thing was there is a hole cut out in the slipper clutch case to prevent it from contacting the right rear driveshaft/axle. This leaves a problem with dirt and mud being able to get into your spur and pinion gears. It was a fairly easy home fix using a scrap piece of plastic from an old customo body kit. The bigger issue I had with the transmission was an occasional grinding sound. When I opened the tranny case, the culprit was obvious. One of the washers that was supposed to be on the input shaft (slipper clutch shaft) was loose in the case. Luckily it was stuck in some grease and not bouncing around in there. The grinding sound was from the clutch intermittently grinding against the outside of the case, due to too much play in the shaft caused by that missing washer. Once it was put back together properly, the car has been great. Upgraded parts to either aluminum or RPM composites as the broke and couldn't be happier.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Sep 5 2010 (about 11 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
Very good truggy right out of the box. Runs great. Only two gripes: (1)wheels are 2.8 so getting tires is a hassle; (2)back A-arm broke after only a little punishment on it's first run, after upgrading to aluminum there's been no problems.
Saturday, Dec 1 2012 (about 9 years ago)
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless RTR Stadium Truck (w/TQi 2.4Ghz, Battery & Charger
This is a great car. I really lik the speed of it and ho it handles. I would reccomend getting the RPM front bumper for it and a better charger. In my opinion don't keep buying NimH batteries for it, go to lipo. A good all around car.