This is the Traxxas Craniac Ready-to-Run 1/10 Scale 2WD Electric Monster Truck with the new ID 7-Cell 3000mAh 8.4VNiMH Battery Pack and DC 4-Amp Quick Charger. Based on the best-selling Stampede, Craniac goes headfirst into the ring. Itís a high-performance monster truck with legendary ruggedness thatís ready to go head-to-head for monster truck driving fun.
Craniac has a bone chilling look, innovative features, and of course, enough torque to grind anything into the dust. Combine the horsepower with the tall, drive-over-anything ground clearance; ultra-tough suspension; exclusive waterproof electronics (blast through puddles, mow through mud and shred snow); and easy operation, Craniac quickly crushes its way to the top of the class.
This high-powered version features the XL-5 waterproof electronic speed control. This truck makes an excellent gift, and it is a great way to get started in R/C without a huge investment. They are simple to operate and maintain.
Itís a cage match that canít be contained. Two new headstrong competitors have been unleashed for a brutal, headbanging fight to the finish line. Craniac is full of screaming rage with itís blistering ghost flames and hard charging attitude. Craniac is the darker menace with its otherworldly looks and punishing stare. No matter which side you choose, the ensuing battle is nothing but pure monster truck driving fun for you. Skully and Craniac bring a whole new wheels-up, bone-crushing attitude to the best-selling Traxxas Stampede platformís proven performance, incredible waterproof durability, and unsurpassed value.
Included 7-Cell iD Battery Pack
Craniac includes a genuine Power Cell Battery Pack with iD connector to make sure you experience all the performance that's been engineered into your Traxxas model. Power Cell packs are optimized for free-flowing power and maximum punch with premium quality, low-resistance cells; flexible, silicone-jacketed 12-gauge wire; heavy-duty welded tabs; and Traxxas' high-output, gold plated, high-current connectors. Precision assembly with attractive, individually wrapped cells and clear overwrap complete the Traxxas Power Cell package, and seven cells give Craniac 8.4 volts of motivation for maximum speed.
4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger!
For quick, convenient, hassle-free charging, a 4-amp DC fast charger is included to maximize runtime and minimize down time. The included NiMH charger uses a standard 12-Volt DC power outlet (a car accessory/cigarette lighter port) for universal high-output charging. The brilliant LED provides charging status as soon as the battery is connected. The charger is optimized for charging your Traxxas iD Power Cell NiMH battery. Peak-detection circuitry makes sure the battery receives a full charge every time. The status LED flashes green to indicate when charging is in progress, then turns solid green when charging is complete for foolproof charging, peak performance, and maximum runtime.
To charge from a wall outlet, check out the Traxxas 2976 AC wall adapter.
Today, the Craniac has a bold look, innovative features, and of course, more power to boost the fun quotient even higher. Combine the increased horsepower with the tall, drive-over-anything ground clearance; ultra-tough suspension; exclusive waterproof electronics (blast through puddles, mow through mud and shred snow); and easy operation, Craniac will quickly become your favorite for all kinds of monster truck action. Just like the Stampede, the Craniac is at the top in high-performance RC monster trucks.
- NEW Power Cell iD Battery & 4-Amp DC Charger
- Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz radio system
- Waterproof electronics permit driving in water, mud and snow.
- Traxxas #6519 3-channel micro receiver.
- Waterproof receiver box.
- High-torque Waterproof Traxxas #2056 steering servo.
- Monstrous 4-inches of ground clearance.
- The included optional 23-tooth pinion gear pushes Craniac to speeds over 30mph.
- Powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan.
- High-performance waterproof XL-5 Electronic Speed Control.
- Innovative watersealed design
- Three Drive Profiles
- Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
- Race Mode - Forward / Brake
- Training Mode - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patented)
- Integrated on/off switch
- Traxxas EZ-Set one-button setup
- LiPo, NiCad, and NiMH compatible with two-stage low-voltage detection
- Large heat sink
- High-efficiency MOSFET transistors
Titan 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor
- Speed control and receiver are securely screwed to the chassis.
- Efficient Magnum 272 three-gear transmission with ball bearings.
- Sealed gearbox protects the transmission with beefed up motor guard for extra protection.
- Revo-spec Torque-Control slipper clutch system.
- External gear cover with easy slipper access.
- Reliable planetary gear differential.
- Efficient telescoping U-joint driveshafts.
- Easy access battery compartment.
- Fully adjustable Ultra Shocks with X-ring technology.
- White powder coated shock springs feature a new responsive spring rate.
- Durable solid camber links eliminate the need for adjustment.
- Captured rod ends won't pop off for superior durability.
- Satin-Chrome Dish dual-profile wheels
- Pre-glued Terra-Grooved 2.2" tires
- ProGraphix multi-colored painted body.
- Unparalleled Traxxas support parts availability.
The Craniac comes with a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan. An industry first for this class of truck. The Titan's over-sized armature (30% larger compared to 540-sized armatures) is equipped with 12-turns of pure copper wire for big torque and increased power-handling capabilities. Lower running temperatures are achieved with the integrated cooling fan. The Titan 12T requires very little maintenance and is designed for consistent torque and high speeds from run to run, without fading.
Beyond the specs, the Titan 12T is made for rock crushing torque, hardcore wheelie launches, explosive jumping, and just about any other 4-wheel fun that demands real horsepower.
XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, low voltage detection, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-8 cell NiMH and 2-cell LiPo compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control. An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patented Training Mode. This profile reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power operation. The XL-5 is manufactured by Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support.
Craniac is one headstrong monster truck! Crushing cars, catching big air, and wheelies have never been this much fun. Craniacís unique style, capability, and Traxxas-tough durability is unmatched. When it comes to speed, the Titan 12-turn 550 modified motor and racing-style Magnum 272 transmission launch Craniac to speeds over 30mph (with included 23T pinion). The integrated cooling fan in the Titan 12T pulls air through the motor keeping it cool. Airflow is routed through cooling channels molded into the motor plate. A cooler running motor delivers faster speeds, longer runtime, and extended motor life.
Craniac benefits from its Traxxas heritage incorporating advanced Revo technology to bolster performance. The Magnum 272 transmission is fully sealed and comes equipped with efficient and precise ball bearings and an advanced Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch. Terra Groove tires provide sure-footed traction no matter how extreme the terrain. Terra Grove tires are mounted on bead-locks style wheels. The tires grip the pavement, tear through rocks, and have the ability to kick-up massive roost. Wherever your next grudge match lands Craniac will be ready.
≠Precision 2.4GHz Control Radio System
With the TQ 2.4GHz radio system, you just switch on a drive. There are no channels or frequencies to manage, so the focus is on having fun. The TQ's ergonomic design is comfortable for all-day driving, and its sleek lines are enhanced by an internal antenna that is impervious to damage.
Sealed Electronics Extend Your Driving Fun
Traxxas shocked enthusiasts with the release of exclusive watertight, sealed electronics in the E-Maxx that provide 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 Craniac is Ready-To-Race with this waterproof technology. The XL-5 electronic speed control 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 Craniac.
≠To harness the power of the 12-turn motor, Traxxas bolted in the high-performance, waterproof XL-5 electronic speed control. With ultra-smooth, high-frequency operation and high-power handing capability, the XL-5 makes the Craniac as fast as it looks. EZ-Set one-button setup makes it easy to adjust or change profiles. Traxxas' exclusive patented Training Mode profile cuts total power output in half and leaves the brakes at full strength. It's the first controller of its kind that has a 50% power profile. Training Mode is designed for young or first time drivers that want to learn the ropes before unleashing the full power of the mighty Titan 12T motor. This makes the Craniac perfect for almost any age driver or skill level.
The Craniac comes fully loaded with innovative performance options like a fiber-composite chassis designed for exceptional rigidity and enormous ground clearance. Battery removal is made easy by the quick-release battery hold down latch. In addition, the factory-installed planetary differential never needs adjusting! Just take the Craniac out of the box, charge up a battery, and go have fun! If you're looking for an all-terrain truck that is perfect for monster bashing or wheelie-popping thrills, look no further. Craniac is all you need. Fresh Craniac graphics are available in bone or red colors. Traxxas ProGraphix bodies are known for their stunning looks and long-lasting durability, and they are exclusively found on Traxxas Ready-To-Race vehicles.
SpecificationsLength: ≠ 16.25" (413mm)
Front Track: ≠ 12.75" (324mm)
Rear Track: ≠ 12.75" (324mm)
Weight: ≠ 65.3oz (1.85 kg)
Height (overall): ≠ 9.5" (241mm)
Wheelbase: ≠ 10.63" (270mm)
Gear Pitch: ≠ 48-Pitch
Requires4 AA batteries for transmitter