Big Squid RC Unboxes & Tests the Traxxas XRT [Video]

By: Tim Gluth

My friends at Big Squid RC got their hands on the Traxxas XRT and have put together some great overview and action footage of this machine. If you're a fan of large-scale R/C bashers that offer plenty of performance and fun, you'll want to take a look at the following videos.

Unboxing the Traxxas XRT

Back-yard Bashing the Traxxas XRT

Traxxas XRT Specs:

  • Length (including wing): 31.41 inches (798mm)
  • Front Track: 23.43 inches (595mm)
  • Rear Track: 23.43 inches (595mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 1.93 inches (49mm)
  • Weight:
    • 19.70 pounds (8.94kgs) - without body
    • 21.03 pounds (9.54kgs) - with body
    • 23.87 pounds (10.83kgs) - with body & two 4s 6700mAh LiPos
  • Height:
    • 10.15 inches (258mm) - ride height
    • 12.12 inches (308mm) - full droop
  • Wheelbase: 18.9 inches (480mm)
  • Shock Length (front): 6.79 inches (173mm)
  • Shock Length (rear): 6.79 inches (173mm)
  • Tires (Pre-Glued): 7.4 x 4.0 inches (188mm x 102mm)
  • Wheels: 4.3 x 5.7 inches (110mm x 147mm)
  • Speed Control: Velineon® VXL-8s
  • Motor (electric): Velineon® 1200XL Brushless with heat sink and dual fan shrouds
  • Overall Drive Ratio: 20.6:1 (20/50 motor pinion and spur gear)
  • Differential Type: Sealed, hardened steel bevel, limited slip
  • Gear Pitch (Spur and Pinion): Module 1.0
  • Chassis Structure/Material: Composite Nylon Tub
  • Brake Type: Electronic
  • Drive System: Shaft-driven 4WD
  • Steering: Bellcrank
  • Radio System: TQi™ 2.4GHz Transmitter with TSM® receiver™
  • Servo: Torque: 365oz. Speed: 0.17 sec/ 60 degrees(6.0V)
  • Top Speed: 60+ MPH with two 4s LiPo batteries and included optional gearing
  • Skill Level: 5
  • Battery Tray: 186mm x 51mm x 44mm
  • Required Batteries: 4 “AA” (transmitter) and 4-cell LiPo battery (x2)

Priced at $999.95, the XRT will be available for purchase through Traxxas and its dealers. Visit to learn more about this massive R/C basher.

Image credit: Big Squid RC

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