The popular Traxxas Slash is not only a great vehicle, but it’s also a platform that Traxxas has managed to build on over the years. While most of the models in the Slash line are race-inspired short course truck (SCT) replicas, there have been a few “civilized” replicas to come down the pike.
Traxxas has introduced an update to their Ford Raptor by not only giving it a refreshed body, but also refining some if its scale details. The 2017 Ford Raptor variant is still based on the 2-wheel drive Slash, but gains a detailed grille, hood vents, front bumper and side mirrors. While these details don’t match what you’d find on scale, trail-ready radio-controlled rigs, they are unique to SCT-based trucks.
With these exterior details, the interior components are tried-and-true. A Titan 12-turn brushed motor and XL-5 electronic speed control (ESC) powers this R/C truck. A Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz, 2-channel radio system gives you control and range when driving, and waterproof/water resistant electronics ensure your fun won’t need to slow down if conditions get messy.
Traxxas 2017 Ford Raptor Model Specifications
- Length: 22.36 inches (568mm)
- Front Track: 11.65 inches (296mm)
- Rear Track: 11.65 inches (296mm)
- Weight : 76.2oz (2.16kg)
- Height (overall): 8.425 inches (214mm)
- Wheelbase: 13.2 inches (335mm)
- Front Shock Length: Long
- Rear Shock Length: XXLong
- Front Tires: Scale All-Terrain; 2.2″
- Rear Tires: Scale All-Terrain; 2.2″
- Front Wheels: 2.2″ Satin-Finish “beadlock” with black split-spoke center
- Rear Wheels: 2.2″ Satin-Finish “beadlock” with black split-spoke center
- Speed Control Type: Waterproof XL-5 ESC
- Motor (electric): Titan® 12T 550 (12-turn)
- Gear Ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 12.58)
- Differential Type: Steel Composite Planetary
- Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
- Transmission: Metal Gear Magnum 272™
- Steering: Bellcrank
- Chassis Type: Modified Tub
- Chassis Materia: Composite Nylon
- Center Ground Clearance: 3.5 inches (89mm)
- Top Speed: 30+mph*
- Skill Level: 1
- Radio System: TQ™ 2.4GHz (2-channel)
Priced at $259.95, the Traxxas 2017 Ford Raptor is a great option for new hobbyists and all-around fun-seekers that want a solid radio-controlled truck to drive, but may not care about race truck replicas. Learn more about the 2017 Ford Raptor at traxxas.com.
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