Hey Guys and Gals,
Today I wanted to share an update on my Traxxas Rustler. Some of you may have seen and read a post I wrote on my Traxxas Rustler Spare Parts Build, this is a quick update on that car. “If” you would like to read my previous post you can hit the link here.
Built With Spare Parts
“As” many of you know this car is built completely from using used spare parts. For this build, I am not using any Guide for this car, it is being built and upgraded my own way. I know there are plenty of tips out there and setups that have been done before. For this build, I am doing this my own way cause it means more. And I want to see what I can get out of it on my own without using someone else’s setup.
I have heard a lot of folks say you can’t get anymore than 75mph out of the stock vxl system and that it is hard to even reach 75mph. Well, I don’t believe that! And For this build, I am going to push my vxl system to the max limit. I will see for sure just what and how far the vxl can go.
Max Out The VXL System
The end of last season, I was able to hit 70mph top speed with this Traxxas Rustler. Over the winter I did a little adjusting, Today I took it out for the first time this season for a quick run to see what it would do. It topped out at 74mph at about 3/4 throttle. This is because I wanted to ease into it and not just slam full throttle off the bat.
So, the tweaks I made were the right choice. The down fall is now I only get two passes before my battery is drained and won’t let the car go over 40mph. Time to get a bigger and better battery!
Stay tuned for more updates, In the meantime check out the video from earlier today!