: Traxxis xo1,... worth it?



tiny
21-07-2012, 08:29 PM
Hey lads, have a mate that bought one and ran it for 5 mins... not a scratch..

He needs some coin (as we all do) and offered it to me for $700.00..

Worth it??? Goes fast just dont know traxxis quality..

help appreciated..

millzee
21-07-2012, 08:43 PM
very strong as stock mate, I 've crashed mine pretty bad and the weak spot seems to be the a-arms breaking at the pin, make sure you've got plenty of space to drive it and have fun, you'll love it but the downside is, it'll make all your other toy's that little less exciting to drive.

little_drifter
21-07-2012, 09:47 PM
Buy it Justin then sell me the motor! :)

tiny
21-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Buy it Justin then sell me the motor! :)


Already tought about mods, got a lehner 2025 gathering dust and plenty of caps for the esc...

Ill let you know ld.... Couldn't believe they made the 1717 again but painted it black...

Back paint costs alot more bud....lol

motorink
21-07-2012, 10:08 PM
Already tought about mods, got a lehner 2025 gathering dust and plenty of caps for the esc...

Ill let you know ld.... Couldn't believe they made the 1717 again but painted it black...

Back paint costs alot more bud....lol

What colour is it mate?

As i sold mine yesterday , ran it for like 5 mins to a bloke on Sunshine coast aswell.. Thought he might be over it already! i sold mine for $700, there really aint alot you can do with them.. would be awesome if there was a big track to race them on locally

little_drifter
21-07-2012, 10:10 PM
Already tought about mods, got a lehner 2025 gathering dust and plenty of caps for the esc...

Ill let you know ld.... Couldn't believe they made the 1717 again but painted it black...

Back paint costs alot more bud....lol

I hear that the black 1717's are cheaper! a 1717 would go sweet in my Osprey

tiny
21-07-2012, 10:22 PM
What colour is it mate?

As i sold mine yesterday , ran it for like 5 mins to a bloke on Sunshine coast aswell.. Thought he might be over it already! i sold mine for $700, there really aint alot you can do with them.. would be awesome if there was a big track to race them on locally

your kidding, did it end up with travis at toyworld...... Dark grey..

Gotta be same car, trav didn't buy it but was trying to sell it for a bloke that trav reckons is a nutter and shouldn't be aloud one...lol

maxit
23-07-2012, 07:08 PM
Justin

Would be great to see you a willobank with the X01. Nothing like speed adrenalin!

The car is made good & parts are cheep and for a straight out of the box car to get 160.

Is pretty quick.

Cheers

Speed is good!!!

millzee
23-07-2012, 07:39 PM
I'd love to see the drag between both your creations, be sure to get some good footage, lol.

tiny
24-07-2012, 12:24 AM
I'd love to see the drag between both your creations, be sure to get some good footage, lol.

It wouldn't be turning up stock...lol:spy:

motorink
24-07-2012, 01:15 AM
your kidding, did it end up with travis at toyworld...... Dark grey..

Gotta be same car, trav didn't buy it but was trying to sell it for a bloke that trav reckons is a nutter and shouldn't be aloud one...lol

yeah i left it with Travis to sell, and i am a nutter! ive bought just about every RC car there is, get bored in 2 mins and sell it! ... but not cos i need the coin! i just knew with the xo1 , ill end up slamming it into the gutter and then its worthless..

in rod we trust
24-07-2012, 02:14 AM
is it true that you loose warranty once you re programe it to do 160. and you have to regsiter so they know your doing those speed's

tiny
24-07-2012, 07:24 AM
yeah i left it with Travis to sell, and i am a nutter! ive bought just about every RC car there is, get bored in 2 mins and sell it! ... but not cos i need the coin! i just knew with the xo1 , ill end up slamming it into the gutter and then its worthless..


All good, trav is a funny salesman....

lmao, they are quick then hey? Funny stuff used to have the same sig picture.. Do you ride up here? I've got a fireblade

tiny
24-07-2012, 07:27 AM
is it true that you loose warranty once you re programe it to do 160. and you have to regsiter so they know your doing those speed's

Its a disclaimer, and if you hit a wall at 160 whats going to be under warrenty.. you'd have to feed on the throttle so you dont snap **** i'd imagine..

millzee
24-07-2012, 10:11 AM
there's a lot of feather trigger work around the streets and not a lot of WOT. With a Neu 1527 1.5d 1500kv brushless motor running 46t/25t and the first set of knobbies I had on the xo-1 I wandered over to the footy oval and even there, starting at one end goal line, squeeze throttle firmly approx.3/4 pull and by the time you do this your hard on the brakes as not go through the fence at the other end. Oval work is fun as you can build speed each lap as you stand in the middle or up in the grand stand and build up to around the 3/4 throttle mark but gets a tad hairy as the sun goes down and the grass gets slippery, then it becomes almost full throttle for a second up the wings and then drift/(hold and hope it doesn't side bite) through the foward line, accross to the other wing to keep the action happening, it's cool in my book.

tiny
24-07-2012, 02:06 PM
there's a lot of feather trigger work around the streets and not a lot of WOT. With a Neu 1527 1.5d 1500kv brushless motor running 46t/25t and the first set of knobbies I had on the xo-1 I wandered over to the footy oval and even there, starting at one end goal line, squeeze throttle firmly approx.3/4 pull and by the time you do this your hard on the brakes as not go through the fence at the other end. Oval work is fun as you can build speed each lap as you stand in the middle or up in the grand stand and build up to around the 3/4 throttle mark but gets a tad hairy as the sun goes down and the grass gets slippery, then it becomes almost full throttle for a second up the wings and then drift/(hold and hope it doesn't side bite) through the foward line, accross to the other wing to keep the action happening, it's cool in my book.



Ok that did it.. off to the bank.....:) Im blambing you milzee when the missus gets home....

CiLyX
24-07-2012, 02:24 PM
Go for it mate! I have 2 :-/

millzee
24-07-2012, 03:45 PM
sorry Tiny's missus, lol.

millzee
24-07-2012, 04:27 PM
I've found the best part of footy oval running is that when it get's dark, you can add a few lights to the model so you know what's front and back and you can be sure nothings going to "jump out in front" of your car, just short, soft, flat grass!!

motorink
24-07-2012, 05:50 PM
hmmm,damn.. maybe i should have kept mine.. i just used it up and down my street... not in any wide open spaces and i was like, well this is nothing special..

i would just like to buy the motor combo and put it in a slash or something and have a mental as anything SCT!!

CiLyX
25-07-2012, 12:36 AM
hmmm,damn.. maybe i should have kept mine.. i just used it up and down my street... not in any wide open spaces and i was like, well this is nothing special..

i would just like to buy the motor combo and put it in a slash or something and have a mental as anything SCT!!

Get a 4wd slash.. 2wd are puss in the grass

motorink
25-07-2012, 04:12 AM
yeah i am thinking ill get a 4wd one now aswell.. i love the slash, its just so durable and from what ive put my 2wd through so far and its still fine amazes me!

matt_971
25-07-2012, 07:57 AM
Only if u don't know how to drive lmao. I got a 2wd and find it needs much more skill to drive properly. I find it get fun. I also got a 4wd car so I know what the difference is like.

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CiLyX
25-07-2012, 09:20 AM
Only if u don't know how to drive lmao. I got a 2wd and find it needs much more skill to drive properly. I find it get fun. I also got a 4wd car so I know what the difference is like.

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I have alot of 2wd cars and alot of 4wd cars I know which handle better and which soon become annoying when you're constantly looking for traction.

matt_971
28-07-2012, 07:18 PM
good for you. I'm happy you know that.

fossil056
31-07-2012, 07:15 PM
Ok that did it.. off to the bank.....:) Im blambing you milzee when the missus gets home....
Tiny
Did you end up getting the XO-1. I have one & live on the Bayside & I know of 1 other that is close by in Alexander Hills - If you did - I wouldn't getting togther & have a run some time. Had mine only to 75 mph so far with 22/46 gearing.
Give me a call if you like (o424 134 904 or PM)
Cheeers - Marty

towie964
01-08-2012, 02:27 AM
Sounds like there are enough of these around to get some Head to Head racing going....anyone have a spare airport runway not being used?

CiLyX
01-08-2012, 06:17 AM
Sounds like there are enough of these around to get some Head to Head racing going....anyone have a spare airport runway not being used?

I'd drive to brissy for that!

snap off racing
01-08-2012, 08:12 AM
There is a cycling velodrome in caboolture that may be fun to run these beastys.
Would be like scale NASCAR racing.


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RatsacK
01-08-2012, 08:30 AM
Would be like scale NASCAR racing.

Except, this would actually be entertaining. :)

RoBB
01-08-2012, 09:08 AM
What other 8 scale e cars are there? Inferno? Would be fun, to watch the thunder tiger er4 g3 as a pace car lol

towie964
01-08-2012, 09:20 AM
Or use the Mini (ER4 G3) that would be cool, seeing a mini pacing the field....I know where one lives...

RatsacK
01-08-2012, 10:44 AM
What other 8 scale e cars are there? Inferno? Would be fun, to watch the thunder tiger er4 g3 as a pace car lol

You forgot one. Ofna :p

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RoBB
01-08-2012, 01:06 PM
Or use the Mini (ER4 G3) that would be cool, seeing a mini pacing the field....I know where one lives...

I'm guessing your house?

How's it going so far?

fossil056
01-08-2012, 02:35 PM
Sounds like there are enough of these around to get some Head to Head racing going....anyone have a spare airport runway not being used?
That is the biggest issue - finding somewhere to open it up - I have found a few places but you have to do it early on a Sunday morn - no cars etc.
Spent a bit of time on Google Maps looking for an area - possible found a new stretch of road in Drewvale that I am doing try out

kiwi51
02-08-2012, 06:52 PM
Got one and its the best rc car I got, the others are just gathering dust lol.
IMO the X-01 doesn't handle very well out of the box but after I got some stiffer springs (5942) and some swaybars it handles like a champ, getting some even firmer springs (5441) and some better GTR shocks (5460A)
Only warning on it thou is before you plan on going fast, get those tyres up to temperature and go easy on the throttle

fossil056
02-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Got one and its the best rc car I got, the others are just gathering dust lol.
IMO the X-01 doesn't handle very well but after I got some stiffer springs (5942) and some swaybars it handles like a champ, getting some even firmer springs (5441) and some better GTR shocks (5460A)
Only warning on it thou is before you plan on going fast, get those tyres up to temperature and go easy on the throttle
Kiwi51
Totally agree with you on the tyres. No heat - it just goes sideways - must be very gentle on the trigger finger for the 1st 30-40 mts & build up the speed gradually. Done quite a few mods to mine.
Upgraded the Shocks & changed the oil in the diffs , Stiffers springs all 4 corners, swaybars, Balanced the wheels (that helps a lot), checked all the tolerances on the arms & shimmed were necessary. Added a Castle Creation fan to the motor, Flipped the rear arms also went for a bit of bling & fitted some lights.

kiwi51
02-08-2012, 08:54 PM
Lol I add some bling too with some very bright leds, the headlights and taillights are 300lm each, if i drive my X-01 when the sun is setting you can actually see the beam the lights project.
I'm getting a motor fan soon just waiting for it to show up, did it make a difference in helping the motor to cool when it is stationary?
Have you had any word when your hobby store will stock clear bodies? I'm in need of a new body after mine flipped at high speed

fossil056
02-08-2012, 09:29 PM
Lol I add some bling too with some very bright leds, the headlights and taillights are 300lm each, if i drive my X-01 when the sun is setting you can actually see the beam the lights project.
I'm getting a motor fan soon just waiting for it to show up, did it make a difference in helping the motor to cool when it is stationary?
Have you had any word when your hobby store will stock clear bodies? I'm in need of a new body after mine flipped at high speed
Mate
Clear Bodies are not availible until late Sept - there is a world wide shortage. I have had one backorder for the US for almost a month now. Logged on to the site yesterday to check - the site states - "LATE SEPT". I have 2 bodies - 1 x red - 1 x Blue and alternate depending on the mood. I would prefer my own paint - but have to wait. You cld try fleabay - but I couldn't find one. Nobody has them here in Aus - in fact as far as I can tell no-one carries anything for the car in Aus - your LHS would have to order from the US anyway
I have got all of my stuff for the X0 -1 from the US - there are 2 really good sites ( not sure if I can post here - but PM me & I will pass on the details).
Fan Unit definately makes a differnace to standing temps.
If you haven't already done so - get on to the Traxxas Community forum - there is a lot of good info there for the XO-1 or any Traxxas car
Cheers
Marty

fossil056
02-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Lol I add some bling too with some very bright leds, the headlights and taillights are 300lm each, if i drive my X-01 when the sun is setting you can actually see the beam the lights project.
I'm getting a motor fan soon just waiting for it to show up, did it make a difference in helping the motor to cool when it is stationary?
Have you had any word when your hobby store will stock clear bodies? I'm in need of a new body after mine flipped at high speed
Also forgot to mention - If possible download the Castle Link programming software & get yourself the USB cable that will plug into the ESC - you program / make a lot of changes / adjustments to how the car behaves with this program - highy recomended

kiwi51
02-08-2012, 09:39 PM
Thanks for the info, lately my LHS has been good with the X-01 only parts and as a result I brought quite a few spares the only part i'm after is the clear body so ill just wait till they get one

Does the esc have a port for the usb? Or do i need to get that special cable?

kiwi51
02-08-2012, 09:55 PM
Had a quick look and couldn't see a mini-usb port, so i got this off e-bay:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CASTLE-CREATIONS-PROGRAMMING-KIT-MAMBA-LINK-E-REVO-/370632856912?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash=item564b709550

Is it the right one? I hope so...

Looks like my tablet finally has a use.

Sandman77
02-08-2012, 11:45 PM
Yep thats the one.

kiwi51
03-08-2012, 07:59 AM
Thanks sandman

fossil056
03-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Had a quick look and couldn't see a mini-usb port, so i got this off e-bay:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CASTLE-CREATIONS-PROGRAMMING-KIT-MAMBA-LINK-E-REVO-/370632856912?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash=item564b709550

Is it the right one? I hope so...

Looks like my tablet finally has a use.
Kiwi51
Yep - That the one you need - as I said sign upto the Traxxas Community forum - good info posted on there about how to use the Castle Link - it is pretty easy to use - the main programming use is to control the "punch" so that you dont get the car sideways when you pull the trigger - but there is also a lot of other programming options.
Good luck - let me know how you go.
Marty

towie964
03-08-2012, 08:59 AM
I would like to see the XO1 run head to head with the new Traxxas Drag Car, I am sure the XO1 will win but it would look good with them running beside each other...maybe even have Courtney Force waving the chequered flag....oh lala

CiLyX
03-08-2012, 11:00 AM
Dunno how the xo-1 would go with a drag start lol probly have bits of diff everywhere

kiwi51
03-08-2012, 11:33 AM
My mate has a funny car, once he gets the required parts to fix it ill see if he will drag race me again and I'll get someone to film it, the X-01 slaughtered the funny car on the few drags we got before his funny car lost grip and fish tailed into a tree
I'm able to control my X-01 crazy acceleration via the traxxas link app but looking forward to getting this castle creations cable to tune it to my preference

millzee
03-08-2012, 12:47 PM
a set of PL buggy badlands and rims just arrived for mine and I'll install the MIP cvd's and a few other things over the weekend and get this thing ripping around the oval again, I need a night toy again.

fossil056
03-08-2012, 08:14 PM
I would like to see the XO1 run head to head with the new Traxxas Drag Car, I am sure the XO1 will win but it would look good with them running beside each other...maybe even have Courtney Force waving the chequered flag....oh lala

There are several videos on The Traxxas forum that show a "drag" race with the Funny Car v XO-1 - $10 to the 1st person who can guess the winner without going on to the Forum.
I also have the FC - but haven't had chance to run it anger yet.
Might be a bit hard trying to "drag" race myself with both cars - I only have 2 hands & I need both when operating the XO-1

fossil056
03-08-2012, 08:16 PM
Millzee

Video Video Video Video !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kiwi51
07-08-2012, 10:14 PM
Mate
Clear Bodies are not availible until late Sept - there is a world wide shortage. I have had one backorder for the US for almost a month now. Logged on to the site yesterday to check - the site states - "LATE SEPT". I have 2 bodies - 1 x red - 1 x Blue and alternate depending on the mood. I would prefer my own paint - but have to wait. You cld try fleabay - but I couldn't find one. Nobody has them here in Aus - in fact as far as I can tell no-one carries anything for the car in Aus - your LHS would have to order from the US anyway
I have got all of my stuff for the X0 -1 from the US - there are 2 really good sites ( not sure if I can post here - but PM me & I will pass on the details).
Fan Unit definately makes a differnace to standing temps.
If you haven't already done so - get on to the Traxxas Community forum - there is a lot of good info there for the XO-1 or any Traxxas car
Cheers
Marty


Just got my clear body today ;) and now i have to decide on colour, to many to choose...
My LHS actually stocks a lot of the parts unique to the X-01, most of which I've brought:rolleyes:

CiLyX
08-08-2012, 06:26 AM
Just got my clear body today ;) and now i have to decide on colour, to many to choose...
My LHS actually stocks a lot of the parts unique to the X-01, most of which I've brought:rolleyes:

Mine sells them but stocks no parts...

fossil056
08-08-2012, 08:49 AM
Just got my clear body today ;) and now i have to decide on colour, to many to choose...
My LHS actually stocks a lot of the parts unique to the X-01, most of which I've brought:rolleyes:

Where did you get the clear body from - mine is still on back order

towie964
08-08-2012, 08:53 AM
There are several videos on The Traxxas forum that show a "drag" race with the Funny Car v XO-1 - $10 to the 1st person who can guess the winner without going on to the Forum.
I also have the FC - but haven't had chance to run it anger yet.
Might be a bit hard trying to "drag" race myself with both cars - I only have 2 hands & I need both when operating the XO-1

Marty, I will be happy to drive one of them for you : ) the winning one of course.

kiwi51
08-08-2012, 09:12 AM
Where did you get the clear body from - mine is still on back order

From my LHS, I went in to pick up my engine heatsink/fan combo and he told me the body was in too, its precut too so just have to paint it

towie964
08-08-2012, 09:22 AM
Where did you get the clear body from - mine is still on back order

Marty, I should have one in a couple of days, just been to the suppliers website and they are instock

Mr.Leopard
08-08-2012, 05:15 PM
All this talk about drags make me Wana get my top fuel dragster going again lmao

fossil056
08-08-2012, 06:39 PM
Marty, I will be happy to drive one of them for you : ) the winning one of course.
Hey Pete
Could be on the cards Mate - Next Time I get the XO-1 out I'll give u a call

fossil056
08-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Marty, I should have one in a couple of days, just been to the suppliers website and they are instock
Pete
I'll give you a call 2morrow PM at the shop - I am sick of waiting for the XO-1 clear body

fossil056
08-08-2012, 06:49 PM
Marty, I should have one in a couple of days, just been to the suppliers website and they are instock
My back order still says due "September" - the OZ supplier must have ordered a bunch before Traxxas sold out in the US

towie964
08-08-2012, 11:30 PM
Talking to the rep today, he made no mention of supply issues

fossil056
09-08-2012, 07:33 AM
Talking to the rep today, he made no mention of supply issues
Thanks mate - up at Nambour most of the day - might drop in on the way back

towie964
09-08-2012, 08:49 AM
Would be great to catch up, been a while : )

kiwi51
14-08-2012, 08:58 PM
Couple of clear bodies on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Traxxas-1-7-XO-1-Super-Car-Clear-Body-Pre-Cut-w-Wing-TRA6411-NEW-/150873345992?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2320c08fc8

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Traxxas-XO-1-Supercar-Clear-Body-6411-/280938239412?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41693955b4

CiLyX
14-08-2012, 10:38 PM
Yeah postage is a killer! I cnt pay that much seeing I've destroyed 2 already lol

motorink
14-08-2012, 10:44 PM
i destroyed my shell within 30mins owning one, for the price you pay it should come with a lifetime supply of free clear bodies..

fossil056
15-08-2012, 09:30 AM
Couple of clear bodies on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Traxxas-1-7-XO-1-Super-Car-Clear-Body-Pre-Cut-w-Wing-TRA6411-NEW-/150873345992?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2320c08fc8

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Traxxas-XO-1-Supercar-Clear-Body-6411-/280938239412?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41693955b4

Those FleBay prices are ridiculous - you can get them a lot cheaper from elsewhere in the US but the shipping is the killer. In fact I just got one in Aus for 1/2 of the price that Flebay is asking (inc postage)

kiwi51
15-08-2012, 09:40 AM
Yeah they are pricey, I paid 60 bucks for mine, looks like traxxas is finally getting supply of them