The Traxxas Rustler is a proven favorite with a formula for rugged fun that nothing else can touch. The Rustler blows the doors off the competition with more power, smoother control, better grip, and performance that makes it one of the fastest Ready-To-Race®: electric trucks available. The Rustler rips off-road roost with its powerful Titan®: 12-Turn modified 550 motor and XL-5 Electronic Speed Control. It's made for power-sliding, full-throttle, off-road action and aggressive driving fun-and not just in the dirt! With Traxxas' exclusive waterproof electronics, Rustler blasts through puddles, mows through mud and shreds snow. Your R/C adventures are limited only by your imagination. With a top speed of 35+mph*, Rustler leaves everything else back on the work bench.
Traxxas 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charge Traxxas Power Cell 3000 mAh, 8.4v, NiMH Battery with iD&trade: Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz Radio System Traxxas #6519 TQ 3-channel micro receiver Waterproof electronics permit driving in water, mud and snow Waterproof receiver box High-torque Waterproof Traxxas #2056 steering servo Powerful Titan®: 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan. Rustler reaches speeds in excess of 35mph using the included optional 28-tooth pinion gear* High-performance waterproof XL-5&trade: Electronic Speed Control. Large axle carriers with 5x11mm Oilite Bushings Efficient Magnum 272&trade: three-gear transmission with ball bearings Sealed gearbox protects the transmission with beefed up motor guard for extra protection Torque-Control&trade: slipper clutch system External gear cover with easy slipper access Reliable planetary gear differential Telescoping U-joint driveshafts Fiber-composite monocoque chassis. Gray chassis components offer a fresh look Speed control and waterproof receiver box are securely fastened to chassis Easy access battery compartment Fully adjustable Ultra Shocks&trade: with X-ring technology White powder coated shock springs feature a new responsive spring rate Durable solid camber links eliminate the need for adjustment Captured rod ends won't pop off for superior durability Alias&trade: step-pin rear tires and Alias ribbed front tires offer superior off-road tractionRustler's tires include performance foam inserts and they come pre-glued on mirror-chrome 2.8" All-Star&trade: wheels ProGraphix®: multi-coloured painted body Wing is securely attached to the body with precision hex hardwareRustler is backed by unparalleled Traxxas support and parts availability
*With optional gearing and 3S LiPo battery (items sold separately).
Titan®: 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor
The Rustler includes a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan - an industry first for this class of truck! The Titan's oversized armature (30% larger compared to 540-sized armatures) features 12 turns of pure copper wire for big torque and increased power-handling capabilities. The integrated cooling fan lowers running temperatures for more fun behind the wheel.
XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC packs impressive features that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, low voltage detection, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-7 cell NiMH and 2-cell LiPo compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control. The exclusive and patented Training Mode&trade:
reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50%, making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power.
Traxxas 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
Rustler includes a 4-amp peak detecting charger for quick, convenient, hassle-free charging. The charger uses a 12-Volt DC power outlet for charging charging in the field. The brilliant LED provides charging status while the battery charges. The peak-detecting charger is optimized for charging Traxxas Power Cell NiMH battery packs. Just plug the included Power Cell battery in for a perfect charge, run after run.
Traxxas Power Cell NiMH Battery with iD&trade:
Rustler includes a genuine iD-equipped 3000mAh, 8.4V, Power Cell NiMH battery to make sure you experience all the performance that's been engineered into your Traxxas model. Accessory Traxxas iD chargers (sold separately) auto-detect Traxxas iD Power Cell batteries and automatically set and optimize charge settings for unmatched charging safety and simplicity.
Traxxas High-Current Connector
The patented Traxxas High-Current Connectors funnel maximum power to your vehicle's electronics. Traxxas High-Current Connectors let you get the quickest, safest charge for your battery so you can unleash the maximum power and runtime for your Traxxas vehicle.
Maxx Cable 12-Gauge Wire
This super-flexible, high-current, low-resistance 12-gauge flows energy in and out of the electronic speed control. The patented Traxxas Connector combined with Maxx cable extracts all the power your battery has to give.
Precision 2.4GHz Control
Switch on the power and drive! That's all there is to it with the TQ&trade:
2.4GHz radio system. There are no frequencies to manage, so the focus is on having fun. Race multiple vehicles side by side without interference. The TQ's advanced programming provides long-range control with smooth, glitch-free performance. The TQ's ergonomic design is comfortable for all day driving with an internal antenna that is impervious to damage.
Waterproof Receiver Box
Rustler's innovative waterproof receiver box allows easy access to the receiver for maintenance. The unique patented design holds a 3-channel micro receiver that saves weight and provides reliable, long-range R/C performance.
3-channel Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe Security
The TQ 2.4GHz micro receiver fits easily into almost any vehicle, and features dual channel-1 steering outputs. The integrated LINK button makes it fast and easy to bind the receiver, and the two-colour LED indicates power-on and bind status for fool-proof control and convenience. In the event of signal loss due to an accidental transmitter switch-off or depleted batteries, 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.
High-Torque Waterproof Steering Servo
A race truck needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance, and Traxxas delivers with the #2056 high-torque servo. This waterproof steering servo uses O-ring seals to keep the fun going when things get wet. Waterproof for all-weather action, the #2056 provides 80 oz-in of steering muscle. That's twice the power of typical "standard" servos.
Torque-Control&trade: Slipper Clutch
The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic friction pads and finned aluminium alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat and provide consistent traction control. The friction material remains stable across a wide temperature range to provide smooth, linear engagement you can count on, run after run. Spur gears remove and replace easily without altering the slipper adjustment.
Included Optional Pinion Gear
The Rustler reaches its blistering 35+mph top speed on-road using the optional 28-tooth pinion gear (included) and a 7-cell 8.4V battery pack (sold separately). Out of the box, the installed 16-tooth pinion gear is just right for all-around, on or off-road action.
The Rustler's fully trimmed and painted ProGraphix bodies turn heads everywhere they go with an aggressive look and bold paint designs. Decals come pre-applied to save you time and get you driving just minutes out of the box. Traxxas' ProGraphix bodies are the hottest looking bodies around and are only available on Traxxas Ready-to-Race®:
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks&trade:
Rustler's oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilise X-ring technology for a perfect seal and silky-smooth performance. They are easy to customize with a wide range of high-performance oils, springs, and pistons available. Features include pressure bladders for air/oil separation and spring clips to change precisely the ride height and spring pre-load tension. If their performance ever fades, refresh them in minutes with our inexpensive rebuild kits.
Powder Coated White Springs
White springs are race-tuned for more responsive handling and the long-lasting, white powder coated finish sets Rustler apart from the pack.
Brushless Ready Magnum 272&trade: Transmission
The Rustler's Magnum 272 transmission features metal gears riding on ultra-smooth sealed ball bearings. Combined with the smooth 48-pitch gears, power transfers quietly to the durable telescoping U-joint driveshafts. The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt and rocks. Best of all, the Magnum 272 is built Traxxas Tough&trade:
to handle massive brushless power without the need for costly upgrades
Brushless Ready Planetary Gear Differential
The Traxxas planetary gear differential uses hardened steel internal gears for maximum strength during rigorous off-road bashing. This type of differential requires virtually no maintenance and its efficient design puts maximum tire-shredding power to the wheels.
A 35+mph stadium truck needs a sophisticated steering design to provide razor-sharp handling and accurate steering response. The Rustler's high-performance bellcrank steering system minimizes bump steer to increase cornering stability.
Slider driveshafts are extremely durable and allow greater articulation for increased suspension travel.
Needed to Complete
- Nothing - everyting is included in the box
What's in the Box?
- XL-5 Electronic Speed Control
- 8.4V NiMH 3000mAh Power Cell&trade: battery
- 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
- ProGraphix®: painted body
- TQi&trade: 2.4GHz radio system
- 4 AA batteries
- Basic tool set