Traxxas TRX-4 Crawler – The Land Rover Defender

The TRAXXAS TRX 4 Crawlers is something special. It gives you everything you want in a 4×4 crawler. This one actually goes through axial deep water types of terrain. It still drives over bumpy, muddy, and hillside terrain as well. You are going to enjoy this RC crawler as you take it out of the box, charge up the battery and head outdoors for the very first time. It will soon become one of your favorites to take on most trips.

Water tested, Water proved.

Traxxas TRX 4 Crawler

This TRAXXAS model is the most produced scale in the 1/10th size and was built for the scale and trail crawler terrain. It comes with a 2.4GHz TQi radio and a bright color of red. It has innovative portal axles which provide huge ground clearance and virtually eliminate chassis torque twist. With it’s lock differentials and operate the high/low range transmission remotely from the transmitter. Because of the waterproof electronics it allows you to drive the Traxxas defender TRX-4 in the worst conditions which makes it capable for extreme water terrain for crawlers. The overall look is different and gives you a highly detailed Land Rover Defender body with functional accessories and spare tire. Another nice option is that this model comes with your typical user manual that you can reference for troubleshooting steps as well as replacement parts. I have read about one recommended change that you may want to purchase in the battery area and that is the XL-5 HV ESC and powerful 21T Titan 550 motor accept 6 or 7-cell NiMH or 2 or 3-cell LiPo batteries (sold separately).

I have two recommended upgrades that you may be interested in.

1). You may want to upgrade to the Castle Creations Mamba X Extreme ESC with 1406-2850Kv Censored Brushless Crawler Motor. It will make a huge difference in performance and reliability! With the 9 tooth pinion installed and Traxxas 2872X 5000mAh 11.1V 3S 25C LiPo, you can increase your run time too over 90 minutes of non-stop mash on the throttle as hard as you want including time in shallow and deep water.

2). After some research you may want to swap out the standard servo horn which comes with the 8247 horn, which is plastic and replace it with the 8247X and this will solve the steering failures. The problem is not with the servo which comes with the 2075x but with the servo horn. Replace the servo horn with the recommended part and this should solve your steering issues.

TRX 4

 

The Land Rover Defender

Traxxas continues their innovative style with this model. They have given it the extra for crawler enthusiast who love driving through water sources. This on was built with that in mind. No more small puddles or steering clear of wet soils. Now you can crawl through axial deep water sources without having to worry about sensors and wiring being destroyed due to the wetness. “Although” this model is not submersible being able to go through deep water is more inviting. I have had models that needed to have the servos replaced simply due to wet sandy material. Not a lot of fun waiting on replacement parts to show up. This model is perfect for outdoor rainy day driving. No need to stay indoors even when its raining. Just make sure you have Moms permission and wear plenty of rain gear to keep from catching a cold.

TRX 4

Why Purchase the Traxxas TRX 4 Land Rover Defender

This is one RC vehicle that you can use as a reason to not stay inside on those rainy days. Yes you can go outside and play in the rain with your TRX 4. This is one model that will last for quite some time with its ability to exchange parts as needed or for longer battery time. When properly maintained this vehicle will last for years. You will only need to purchase some spare and replaceable parts as needed.

What can stop me.

Driving the Traxxas TRX4

The first time you drive through water this deep you may be a little skeptical, but as you continue through the deep water you will see that the vehicle keeps on moving with no problems. This will add to your imagination when making your home made tracks. Water and serious muddling are now on the list. Another obstacle you can concur that mother nature will throw at you.

Climbing Higher

In Conclusion

We all want to experience something that’s a little more capable of driving through deep water above the axial. This vehicle provides you with that option. So go ahead and add deep water to your list of things you look for when driving RC crawlers outdoors. This may not fill the need for speed when it comes to outdoor crawling but what other competition can follow you through thick mud and water up to your axial. There will be new outdoor adventure memories to be made as you seek new locations to test your skills with this trail blazing vehicle that is close to being unstoppable. Enjoy your new adventures.

Battery Pack – Roaring Top 7.4v 50c 5200mAh 2S RC Lipo 2 pack.

 

Water tested, Water proved.

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Mike

www.rccarandtruck.com

 

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