This is the Traxxas Bandit VXL Brushless Electric Ready-to-Race RC Buggy with Traxxas Stability Management (TSM), Pro Series Magnum 272R transmission, the TQi Link-Enabled Radio System and flashy color schemes (battery & charger sold separately - See recommended battery and charger combos below). The Bandit VXL comes equipped with the Velineon Extreme Brushless Power System, capable of 45+MPH with a 7-cell NiMH battery, or 70+MPH just by changing the pinion gear and running a 3S lipo battery. As always, this Traxxas vehicle is on the cutting-edge of power, performance, and value.
The Bandit VXL is a low-slung, lightweight speed machine that scorches pavement with wheelie-popping acceleration and rips incredible roost off-road. Bandit VXL is a driver's machine that puts your skills to the test with its mind-blowing 70+ mph top speed and lightning-quick handling. The Bandit VXL elevates buggy performance to the next level with incredible Velineon brushless horsepower and the sure-footed control of Traxxas Stability Management. Bandit’s fully waterproof electronics make even the wildest all-weather adventures possible as you shatter speed limits and discover a new world of RC excitement.
Traxxas Stability Management TSM
Powered by the Velineon® Brushless Power System
Bandit VXL reaches speeds in excess of 70mph!*
Waterproof electronics extend brushless power and performance to water, mud, and snow
Velineon VXL-3s Electronic Speed Control
LiPo and NiMH compatible with two-stage low-voltage detection
Sport Mode – forward / brake / reverse
Race Mode – forward / brake
Training Mode - 50% forward / brake / 50% reverse (patented)
Velineon 3500 brushless motor
Consistent high-power output
Efficient, high-speed ball bearings
TQi 2.4GHz transmitter
Compatible with optional TQi Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511) to access full Traxxas Link app functionality
Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link-enabled models—just switch on and drive, "model selection" is not required
Adjustable steering and throttle percentage (dual rates)
Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
Adjustable steering and throttle end points
High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control
TQi 2.4GHz 5-channel micro receiver with Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) (#6533), fail-safe security and integrated telemetry ports
Digital high-torque Traxxas 2075 waterproof steering servo
Durable steel turnbuckles and captured rod ends
High Performance Magnum 272R transmission
All-metal internal gears
Sealed beveled-gear differential
3.2 mm aluminum motor plate
Sealed gearbox protects the transmission with beefed up motor guard for extra protection
Torque-Control slipper clutch
External gear cover with easy slipper access
Updated heavy-duty telescoping U-joint driveshafts and yokes
Fiber-composite monocoque chassis
Speed control and receiver are securely fastened to chassis
Easy access battery compartment
Fully adjustable Ultra Shocks with X-ring technology
White powder coated shock springs feature a responsive spring rate
Alias Step-Pin rear and ribbed front tires offer superior off-road traction
Performance-tuned foam inserts
Pre-glued on black-chrome 2.2" multi-spoke wheels
Traxxas Stability Management
Traxxas Stability Management TSM makes it easier to control your vehicle on slippery surfaces such as loose dirt, smooth concrete, and even ice and snow. Punch it off the line and TSM senses the vehicle’s direction and makes steering corrections to provide straight-ahead full throttle acceleration without loss of control. When cornering, TSM makes intuitive corrections to maintain the vehicle’s line, then hammer the throttle earlier in the turn for much faster exit speeds. TSM also improves braking performance by keeping the front wheels arrow straight until they come to a complete stop.
The World's Most Advanced Ready-To-Race Radio System
The radio system 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 complement of tuning features; long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance.
Traxxas Link Wireless Module Compatible
The TQi's most important feature may already be in your pocket. Equip the TQi with a Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511, sold separately) and turn mobile device into a powerful tuning tool. The full-color display combines with the free Traxxas Link App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that optimizes your radio system for ultimate vehicle control. Traxxas Link also opens the door to telemetry capability when you add optional sensors to your model. The Traxxas Link Application is available on Google Play and the App Store.
5-channel Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe Security
The TSM TQi 2.4GHz micro receiver uses an integrated LINK button for fast and easy binding. A 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. In the event of signal loss, the receiver will automatically return the throttle to neutral and hold the last commanded steering position. The Fail Safe programming is conveniently built-in and does not need to be set or activated. The 5-channel receiver features three telemetry ports to allow real-time data to be transmitted from your vehicle to the TQi transmitter.
Patented Sealed Watertight Receiver Box
Bandit VXL's receiver is fully enclosed to protect it 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.
Velineon VXL-3s ESC
Innovative waterproof design
Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
Race Mode - Forward / Brake
Training Mode - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending)
Traxxas EZ-Set one-button setup
Large heat sink
Built-in two-stage low-voltage detection for LiPo batteries.
Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor
Ultra high-temperature Neodymium magnets
Optimized for power and efficiency in 1/10th scale vehicles
Efficient, high-speed ball bearings
Brilliant blue-anodizing finish
Maxx Cable 12-Gauge Wire
This super-flexible, high-current, low-resistance 12-gauge, wire flows energy in and out of the electronic speed control for maximum performance. The Traxxas Connector combines with Maxx cable to extract all the power your battery can supply.
Heavy-Duty Hub Carriers & Steering Blocks
Bandit VXL features all new ball bearing front steering blocks and rear hub carriers. They utilize large 5x11 mm ball bearings for long-term 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 won't pop off.
Anaconda 2.2" Tires (sold separately)
Transform your Bandit VXL into a menacing street machine with available Anaconda 2.8" street treads. These sticky, high-traction tires provide aggressive handling on paved surfaces. The Anaconda tires’ large tread blocks provide incredible grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them pre-glued and ready to install for instant on-road action.
Torque-Control Slipper Clutch
The Torque-Control slipper clutch utilizes 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. Spur gears can be removed and replaced without altering the slipper adjustment.
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.
Precision Transmission Case
Bandit's Pro Series Magnum 272R transmission is engineered for extreme strength with its rugged, reinforced case. The case halves engage precisely to seal out dirt and debris, and create a rigid structure to support the motor, suspension arms, and optional wheelie bar. The thick 3.2 mm T-6 aluminum motor plate resists flex and acts as a heatsink.
All-Metal Internal Gears
Bandit VXL's race-ready Magnum 272R transmission is built for massive torque with high-strength steel input, idler, and differential gears and large-diameter bearings. The input gear is keyed and press fit onto the top shaft for greater precision and strength than a pin-mounted gear.
Sealed Beveled-Gear Differential
Bandit VXL's heavy-duty steel-gear differential is X-ring and gasket-sealed and filled with grease for all-around performance. It's easy to tune the differential's locking action by adding different viscosity silicone oil to suit surface traction.
The Magnum 272R's easily removable differential makes maintenance and tuning easier than ever. Disconnect the driveshafts and open the hatch to release the differential in just minutes.
Drive Yokes with Telescopic Driveshafts
Bandit VXL’s drive yokes provide maximum durability to withstand the extreme power of the Velineon Brushless Power System. The slider driveshafts are extremely durable and allow greater articulation for increased suspension travel.
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.
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 precise control, quick response, and unmatched torque—all in a waterproof case.
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.
Bandit VXL uses pro-quality, high-grade, metric hex-drive hardware 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 5x11 mm rubber-sealed bearings offer super low-friction performance and maximum protection in dirty environments. They are used in all exposed locations on the truck and provide virtually maintenance free reliability.
Length: 16.25 inches (413 mm)
Front Track: 9.84 inches (250 mm)
Rear Track: 9.84 inches (250 mm)
Weight: 48 ounces (1.36 kg)
Height (overall): 7 inches (178 mm)
Wheelbase: 11.25 inches (286 mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XX-Long
Front Tires (Pre-Glued): Alias Ribbed 2.2"
Rear Tires (Pre-Glued): Alias Step-Pin 2.2"
Front Wheels: 2.2" Black-Chrome Multi-Spoke
Rear Wheels: 2.2" Black-Chrome Multi-Spoke
Electronic Speed Control: VXL-3s Electronic Speed Control
Motor (electric): Velineon 3500 Brushless
Gear Ratio (Internal): 2.72 (Final Drive: 7.97)
Differential Type: Planetary Steel Gear
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
Transmission: Magnum 272
Chassis Type: Modified Tub
Chassis Material: Fiber-Composite
Radio System (Transmitter): TQi 2.4GHz (2-Channel)
Radio System (Receiver): Traxxas Stability Management (#6533)
Battery Tray Dimensions: 166 mm x 47.5 mm x 28 mm
(4) AA batteries for transmitter
7-Cell NiMH hump pack battery or a 2S or 3S LiPo battery
Compatible charger for selected battery
35+mph* Battery: 2922X (1) Pinion/Spur: 26-T / 76-T
45+mph* Battery: 2923X (1) Pinion/Spur: 28-T / 76-T
45+mph* Battery: 2843X (1) Pinion/Spur: 28-T / 76-T
70+mph** Battery: 2872X (1) Pinion/Spur: 33-T / 76-T
*With included gearing **Optional gearing (not included)