Traxxas Summit Electric 4WD Monster Truck RTR (w/TQi 2.4GHz Radio, EVX2 ESC & Ba
Traxxas introduces the next generation of 2.4GHz radio system performance and it’s now included with the Traxxas Summit! Forget about crystals and frequency conflicts! 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 a full compliment of 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 radio system pumps out a crystal-clear signal and provides the reliable performance that you expect from Traxxas. The 13ms frame rate and near zero latency results in instant steering and throttle response along with fast, precision control.
Named “Best Innovation” by the readers of Radio Control Car Action and RC Driver magazines, the award-winning Summit is equipped with the first-ever remote locking differential system (patent pending), allowing you to independently lock and unlock the front and rear differentials right from your transmitter. The unique high/low transmission adds even greater multi-terrain versatility, and Summit goes where no solid axle truck can thanks to its exclusive linkage based suspension system with unmatched suspension travel, tunable progressive damping and independent ride height adjustment. For total control even in wet conditions, Summit is equipped with exclusive, waterproof electronics. Only Traxxas makes it possible to run through water, mud and snow without worry. Summit is offered fully assembled and Ready-To-Drive® with the TQi 2.4GHz radio system and Power Cell batteries.
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 so 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.
- Two Power Cell 3000mAh NiMH 8.4V battery packs
- T-Lock™ Remote Locking Differentials
- Transmitter-operated high-low range transmission
- Authentic and functional ExoCage body system
- Brilliant 10 LED lighting system
- Huge 7-inch Canyon AT tires
- 3.8-inch Geode wheels with 17mm hex and beadlock- style sidewall protectors
- Titan® 775 high-torque motor
- Waterproof electronics run in water, mud, and snow
- Smooth center skid plate shields the driveline
- Dual digital waterproof steering servo delivers 250 oz-in of combined torque & 0.16-sec transit time
- 17mm aluminum hex hubs and nuts
- Hard anodized, Teflon-coated GTR shocks with Ti-Nitride shafts
- EVX-2 16.8-volt FWD/REV Electronic Speed Control
- Quick release battery doors
- Battery cooling vents
- Brushless Ready™ high/low transmission
- Sealed pivot ball suspension
- Hex hardware throughout
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
- 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
Needed to Complete:
- (4) AA Transmitter Batteries
- 8.4V Battery Charger
This product was added to our catalog on February 2, 2012.
Ordered this truck on a Monday (Australian Date) and it was delivered one week later on Monday (Aus), which was three days before expected arrival!
Thanks Amain you've got yourself a repeat buying from now on and all my mates will hear the good shipping and products you stock.
The summit is heavy, huge, and well built! If you're wanting what a summit can give you, crawling, bashing, FUN. Then you get what u paid for.
Amain and Traxxas you legends!)
Just got it ,but loving it already !!!)
To those who are still considering this MT...let me put it this way. You either own a Summit or you don't.)
The Hi-Lo shift servo stripped when I tried to loosen the allen screw holding the horn on. But Traxxas already has another one on the way to me. If it strips again, I'll bite the bullet and buy a decent servo.
Out of the box, the rear suspension is too soft. Plan on dialing in a lot of preload, or replacing the stock double-yellow-dot shock springs in the back with double-orange instead. Then, not so much preload will be needed to keep it from squatting all the time.
The cantelevers for the suspension run on ball bearings.
The battery trays are a pretty good design. They could make it a BIT easier to get to them, so the truck body wouldn't have to come off to change batts.
The TQi transmitter that comes with this truck is great. I like the ability to adjust the trigger travel to 70/30, so that more precision is gained in the forward direction. I've ALWAYS liked that about Traxxas transmitters. It takes only 4AAs. (finally) It's nice and light, and is shaped well to fit the hand. Too bad the programming is so cumbersome, with only two buttons and one bi-color LED... After trying for an hour, I could NOT set the reverse end point to 50%, when I had the trigger set to 70/30. Very irritating. I wish they'd just raise the price by $10 and include a proper display. If so, I'd get rid of my Futaba radio.
The truck comes with a full set of good quality tools. For example, the aluminum turnbuckle wrench is blue anodized, and well polished. The Summit uses special big lug nuts, and it has a custom T-handle lug wrenc that is included. Two of the three included allen keys are also T-handles, but the one short end can also be used for breaking loose tough screws.
A full instruction manual is not included, and this really sucks. They make us go online and download it. The cheater card no longer is included with the Tx, and it is really needed to program this radio on the fly, unless you have the iPod dock option.
I took this bashing in the snow last week, and it does really well in up to about 3" of loose snow. After that, it's so heavy, it digs itself in. The suspension arms and turnbuckles are big and thick.
The truck is not fast, 21 mph on the stock 7c packs. Bu it doesn't FEEL slow, unless you drive it right after something that is a lot faster. Acclerate too hard, and it squats. Brake hard and it dives forward. Corner hard and it leans way over. With suspension this soft, so it can crawl, it cannot really be run high speed.
There's no need to run out right away and upgrade to 2s LiPos, but they do help acceleration. Top speed is the same as on 7c NiMH. The included brushed motor is pretty nice quality. Take some time to break it in properly by taking it out of the gearbox and running it on low voltage for a while, to form the brushes to the commutator. It is fan cooled, and the truck makes a nice turbine sound as it cruises around. (unless you over-tighten the diff, then it just whines around ) The Titan 775 motor feels perfectly adequate. But when mine burns out, I may try an aftermarket motor; I hear the DeWalt 820 drill motor fits this. I won't go brushless unless I can find a complete waterproof one. (as opposed to the Castle Mamba system that comes with the E-Revo Brushless Edition)
The Summit doesn't jump that well, it seems to want to stay nose-up. I found it odd that no battery chargers were included. I expected at least a couple of the new, automatic 7c wall wart chargers. They're humble and slow, but they work well. Plan on another $50 for a charger on top of the purchase price of the truck.
I'm glad I bought this, despite the cheap gear shift servo. I'd buy it again in a second.)