7060
3371
3371
2554
3x6 CS
7077
7152
2745
3.0 NL
4728
7019
4x8 BB
4728
2743
3.0 GS
7077
3151
3x10 CS
7152
2526
2.5x12 CCS
45T-7045 Opt.
50T-7046
55T-7047 Opt.
7152
7077
2576
3x8 BCS
3215
2.5x6 CS
2526
2.5x12 CCS
7152
7092
7090
7019
4x8 BB
7093
7019
4x8 BB
7093
M3/12
7091
7019
4x8 BB
7093
7091
Transmission Assembly
7092
7019
4x8 BB
REV 091216-R01
7057
M3/10
7028
7065
7062
7065
7057
7062
7151
7151X opt.
7150
7063
7063T opt.
7057
M3/10
7066
7066X opt.
7057
Outer Driveshaft
7056
7054
7065
7057
M3/10
7146 Green
7145 Orange opt.
7147 Tan opt.
7148 Black opt.
7057
M3/10
7057
7057
7056
Front Center Driveshaft
7062
7056
7065
7056
7028
7065
7062
7062
7056
7057
M3/10
Rear Center Driveshaft
7057
Driveshaft Assembly
REV 100127-R01
3229
2.5x10 CS
7155
3229
2.5x10 CS
4.0NC
3647
1747R opt.
Front Assembly
7043
2.5x18 CS
5123
4x7 PB
7033
7118
7118X opt.
7019
4x8 BB
7020
8x12 BB
7131
7158
7158
5123
4x7 PB
7131
3236
2.5x12CS
7030X
7057
M3/10
7015
7135
7021
7030
7021
7043
7015
3236
2.5x12 CS
3965
2.5x8 CS
7174A
7175 opt.
7170
7173 opt.
7079
7023
7021 3215
2.5x6 CS
7015
7028
7078
1834
3965
2.5x8 CS
7118
7118X opt.
7057
M3/10
7019
4x8 BB
7021
7021
2575
3x6 BCS
7028
7118
5123
4x7 PB
7022
7151
7151X opt.
1834
5123
4x7 PB
7043
7158
7033
3965
2.5x8 CS
3229
2.5x10 CS
2577
3x10 BCS
7034
7154
7154X opt.
7155
7158
7030
2.5x23 CS
7057
M3/10
3229
2.5x10 CS
7043
7138
7138X opt.
7172A
7171 opt.
7131
7151
7151X opt.
7131
2545
5x8 PB
7138
7138X opt.
3236
2.5x12CS
7043
3236
2.5x12 CS
7043
2545
5x8 PB
4.0 NC
3647
1747R opt.
7034
7033
7020
8x12 BB
7154
7154X opt.
7019
4x8 BB
7033
7037
3236
2.5x12 CS
2526
2.5x12 CCS
REV 100319-R01
7184
4976 opt.
5186 opt.
5186A opt.
2575
3x6 BCS
3x19 SS
5185 opt.
7184
3965
2.5x8 CS
3229
2.5x10 CS
7184
7184
4976 opt.
5186 opt.
5186A opt.
7184
7155
7158
4.0NC
3647
1747R opt.
7033
3236
2.5x12 CS
7154
7154X opt.
7034
7033
7184
2.5x14CS
7118
7118X opt.
5123
4x7 PB
7043
2.5x18 CS
7122
7123 Opt.
7122G Opt.
7184
4838
3x40MM
5185 opt.
1834
3x19 SS
7184 Wheelie Bar Assembly
7043
7138
7138X opt.
2577
3x10 BCS
2577
3x10 BCS
7158
5123
4x7 PB
7121
3965
2.5x8 CS
7015
7155
3229
2.5x10 CS
7135
2576
3x8 BCS
7043
2.5x18 CS
7158
7057
M3/10
7019
4x8 BB
5123
7028 4x7 PB
7020
8x12 BB
7151
7151X opt.
7132
7132R opt.
3229
2.5x10 CS
7118
7118X opt.
7028 2577
3x10 BCS
5123
4x7 PB
7029
7158
7021
7078
7021
3965
2.5x8 CS
3236
2.5x12 CS
7023
7015
7170
7173 opt.
7174A
7175 opt.
7029
7021
7121
2.5x18 CS
3236
2.5x12 CS
7057
M3/10
7079
7132
7132R opt.
7029
2.5x23 CS
7019
4x8 BB
3229
2.5x10 CS
7021
7172A
7171 opt.
3236
2.5x12 CS
7028
7138,
7138X opt.
7037
7151
7151X opt.
7132
7132R opt.
7028
7138
7034
7033
Rear Assembly
3965
2.5x8 CS
7057
M3/10
7020
8x12 BB
7154
7154X opt.
7019
4x8 BB
4.0NC
3647
1747R opt.
7033
REV 100126-R01
Specifications on this page are subject to change without notice.
Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this drawing, however Traxxas cannot
be held responsible for typographical or other errors. See Parts List for a complete listing of optional accessories.
2575
3x6 BCS
Chassis Assembly
3965
2.5x8 CS
7026
2578
3x12 BCS
2743
3.0 GS
2578
3x12 BCS
7025
(Seal Kit)
7026
7024
7024
7026
3965
2.5x8 CS
7026
1926
Differential Assembly
2218
7024
3375
7057
7057
M3/10
1726
7024
7025 (Seal Kit)
7078
7080
7022
7020
8x12 BB
7078
7082
7078
7079
7078
7082
7037
7078
7082
7057
M3/10
7057
7079
7019
4x8 BB
7026
2080
7078
7082
7043
7057
M3/10
2575
3x6 BCS
2043
7020
8x12 BB
7037
7057
7078
7080
2.0x14 BCS
2577
3x10 BCS
2579
3x15 BCS
2576
3x8 BCS
REV 100114-R01
owner’s manual
B R U S H L E S S
MODEL 7007
B R U S H L E S S
B R U S H L E S S
MODEL 7107
INTRODUCTION
3
BEFORE YOU
PROCEED
4
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
5
TOOLS, SUPPLIES
AND REQUIRED
EQUIPMENT
5
DECORATING
YOUR MODEL
6
ANATOMY OF THE
1/16 SLASH VXL 4WD
7
ANATOMY OF THE
1/16 E-REVO VXL
8
QUICK START:
GETTING UP
TO SPEED
9
TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz
RADIO & VELINEON
Power SYSTEM
17 ADJUSTING THE
ELECTRONIC SPEED
CONTROL
19 DRIVING YOUR MODEL
22 TUNING
ADJUSTMENTS
27 MAINTAINING
YOUR MODEL
28 TQ 2.4GHz ADVANCED
TUNING GUIDE
2 • TR A X X AS
Thank you for purchasing a Traxxas 1/16 scale electric racing truck.
The 1/16 E-Revo VXL and 1/16 Slash VXL 4WD models combine
technologies proven by the 7-time National Monster Truck
Champion Revo and the innovative E-Revo electric racing monster
truck. Both Traxxas 1/16 models are designed for high-performance
driving, with a low center of gravity, balanced weight distribution,
lightweight and high-strength materials, and the precise
engineering that is the hallmark of all Traxxas trucks.
This manual contains the instructions you will need to operate and
maintain your model so that you can enjoy it for years to come.
We want you to feel confident that you own one of the bestperforming models in the market and that it is backed by a team
of professionals who aim to provide the highest level of factory
support possible. Traxxas models are about experiencing total
performance and satisfaction, not just with your model, but also
with the company that stands behind it.
We know you’re excited about getting your new model on
the road, but it’s very important that you take some time to
read through the Owner’s Manual. This manual contains all the
necessary setup and operating procedures that allow you to unlock
the performance and potential that Traxxas engineers designed
into your model. Even if you are an experienced R/C enthusiast,
it’s important to read and follow the procedures in this manual.
Thank you again for going with Traxxas. We work hard every day
to assure you the highest level of customer satisfaction possible.
We truly want you to enjoy your new model!
Traxxas Support
Traxxas support is with you every step of the
way. Refer to the next page to find out how to
contact us and what your support options are.
Quick Start
This manual is designed with a Quick
Start path that outlines the necessary
procedures to get your model up
and running in the shortest time possible. If you are an
experienced R/C enthusiast you will find it helpful and fast.
Be sure and read through the rest of the manual to learn
about important safety, maintenance, and adjustment
procedures. Turn to page 8 to begin.
BEFORE YOU PROCEED
Carefully read and follow all instructions in this and any
accompanying materials to prevent serious damage to your
model. Failure to follow these instructions will be considered
abuse and/or neglect.
SUPPORT
Before running your model, look over this entire manual and
examine the model carefully. If for some reason you decide it is not
what you wanted, then do not continue any further. Your hobby
dealer absolutely cannot accept a model for return or exchange
after it has been run.
Technical support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am
to 9:00pm central time. Technical assistance is also available at
Traxxas.com. You may also e-mail customer support with your
question at support@Traxxas.com. Join thousands of registered
members in our online community at Traxxas.com.
WARNINGS, HELPFUL HINTS, & CROSS-REFERENCES
An important warning about personal safety or avoiding
damage to your model and related components.
Traxxas offers a full-service, on-site repair facility to handle any
of your Traxxas service needs. Maintenance and replacement
parts may be purchased directly from Traxxas by phone or online
at BuyTraxxas.com. You can save time, along with shipping
and handling costs, by purchasing replacement parts from your
local dealer.
Special advice from Traxxas to make things easier
and more fun.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any of your product support needs.
We want you to be thoroughly satisfied with your new model!
Throughout this manual, you’ll notice warnings and helpful hints
identified by the icons below. Be sure to read them!
If you have any questions about your model or its operation,
call the Traxxas Technical Support line toll-free at:
1-888-TRAXXAS (1-888-872-9927)*
Refers you to a page with a related topic.
*Toll-free support is available to U.S. residents only.
Traxxas
1100 Klein Road
Plano, Texas 75074
Phone: 972-265-8000
Toll-free 1-888-TRAXXAS
Traxxas U.K.
P.O. Box 1128
Winterbourne, Bristol
BS36-2SH
England
Phone: 44-117-956-1002
Internet
Traxxas.com
E-mail: support@Traxxas.com
Entire contents ©2009 Traxxas.
Traxxas, Ready-To-Race, ReadyTo-Win, Titan, Velineon, 1/16
Slash VXL 4WD, 1/16 E-Revo VXL
and ProGraphix are trademarks
or registered trademarks of
Traxxas. Other brand names and
marks are the property of their
respective holders and are used
only for purposes of identification.
No part of this manual may be
reproduced or distributed in print
or electronic media without the
express written permission of
Traxxas. Specifications are subject
to change without notice.
TR A X X AS • 3
el = Myriad Semi Bold
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
All instructions and
precautions outlined in this
manual should be strictly
followed to ensure safe
operation of your model.
All of us at Traxxas want you to safely enjoy your new model.
Operate your model sensibly and with care, and it will be exciting,
safe, and fun for you and those around you. Failure to operate your
model in a safe and responsible manner may result in property
damage and serious injury. The precautions outlined in this manual
should be strictly followed to help ensure safe operation. You alone
must see that the instructions are followed and the precautions are
adhered to.
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This model is not intended
for use by children under
14 years of age without the
supervision of a responsible
and knowledgeable adult.
Previous experience with
radio controlled models
is recommended. Models
require a higher level of
setup, maintenance, or
support equipment.
Your model is not intended for use on public roads or congested
areas where its operation can conflict with or disrupt pedestrian
or vehicular traffic.
Never, under any circumstances, operate the model in crowds of
people. Your model is very fast and could cause injury if allowed
to collide with anyone.
Because your model is controlled by radio, it is subject to radio
interference from many sources that are beyond your control.
Since radio interference can cause momentary losses of radio
control, always allow a safety margin in all directions around the
model in order to prevent collisions.
The motor, batteries, and speed control can become hot during
use. Be careful to avoid getting burned. Don’t operate your model at night, or anytime your line of sight
to the model may be obstructed or impaired in any way.
Most importantly, use good common sense at all times.
BATTERIES AND BATTERY CHARGING
Your model uses rechargeable batteries that must be handled with
care for safety and long battery life. Make sure to read and follow all
instructions and precautions that were provided with the battery
pack and your charger. It is your responsibility to charge and care
for the battery backs properly. In addition to your battery and
charger instructions, here are some more tips to keep in mind.
ForExpertDrivers
1
4 • TR A X X AS
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
Use the supplied charger to charge the included
battery. See “Use The Right Charger” on page 10.
Never leave batteries to charge unattended.
Remove the battery from the model while charging.
Always unplug the battery from the electronic speed control
when the model is not in use and when it is being stored
or transported.
Allow the battery pack to cool off between runs
(before charging).
Do not use battery packs that have been damaged in any way.
Do not use battery packs that have damaged wiring, exposed
wiring, or a damaged connector.
Children should have responsible adult supervision when
charging and handling batteries.
SPEED CONTROL
Disconnect the Battery: Always disconnect the battery from the
BELOW
speed control when
not inTEXT
use. HAS BEEN UPDATED on 3-14-07
Transmitter onKent
First: Switch
on maintenance
your transmitter first
before
wants
text
to be at the END
switching on the speed control to prevent runaways and
erratic performance.
Don’t Get Burned: The heat sink can get extremely hot, so be
careful not to touch it until it is cool. Supply adequate airflow
for cooling.
experience with radio controlled models is required.
N
No
Useprevious
Stock Connectors:
If you decide to change the battery
Models require a minimum of setup, maintenance, or support equipment.
M
or motor connectors, only change one battery or motor connector
at a time. This will prevent damage from accidentally mis-wiring
the speed
control. Please
notecontrolled
that modified
speed
controls can
Previous
experience
with radio
models
is recommended.
M
Models
require
higher level
of setup,
maintenance,
or support
equipment.
be subject
to aarewiring
fee when
returned
for service.
Removing
the battery connector on the speed control or using connectors
P
Previous
experience with radio
controlled
models
is control
mandatory.
with no reverse-polarity
protection
on the
speed
willThese
void
c
models
are capable
of high speeds, requiring experienced driving control.
d
the product’s
warranty.
detailed setup, and/or maintenance procedures with required
e
Models
Insulaterequire
the Wires:
Always insulate exposed or damaged wiring
support equipment.
with heat shrink tubing to prevent short circuits.
experience
controlled
is mandatory.
P
Previous
No Reverse
Voltage:with
Theradio
speed
control ismodels
not protected
against
These models are capable of very high speeds and require an even higher
c
reverse polarity voltage. When changing the battery and/or
level of skilled driving control. Models require detailed setup, and/or maintec
motor, be sure to install the same type of connectors to avoid
nance procedures with required support equipment.
r
reverse polarity damage to the speed control. Removing the
For Expert Drivers Only. This product is capable of extreme speed
battery connectors on the speed control or using the same-gender
and acceleration! It carries our highest skill level rating and is intended
F
connectors on the speed control will void the product’s warranty.
for expert drivers only. Experience with nitro-powered radio controlled
a
models
No Schottky
Diodes: External Schottky diodes are not compatible
is required!
f
with reversing speed controls. Using a Schottky diode will damage
m
the electronic speed control and void the 30-day warranty.
Choose the Model That is Right For You.
TOOLS, SUPPLIES AND REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
Your model comes with a set of specialty metric tools. You’ll need to purchase other items, available from your hobby dealer, to operate
and maintain your model.
SUPPLIED TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
1.5mm “L” wrench
2.0mm “T” wrench
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
(sold separately)
2.5mm ball driver wrench
4-way wrench
4 AA alkaline
batteries
6-cell 2/3A NiMH battery
NiMH battery charger
Body clips
DECORATING YOUR MODEL
APPLYING THE DECALS
TIRE GLUING
The main decals for your model
have been applied at the factory.
The decals are printed on selfadhesive clear mylar and are diecut for easy removal. Use a hobby
knife to lift the corner of a decal
and lift it from the backing. To
apply the decals, place one end
down, hold the other end up, and
gradually smooth the decal down
with your finger as you go. This
will prevent air bubbles. Placing
both ends of the decal down and
then trying to smooth it out will
result in air pockets.
The factory tires on your model are already glued to the rims. The
tires must be glued to the rims to prevent the rims from spinning inside
the tires. The instructions here are provided to show you how to glue
replacement tires to the rims in the future. Use CA tire glue available
from your local hobby dealer. You can glue the tires without removing
the wheels from the truck. For clarity, these instructions show the process
with the wheels removed.
1. Remove a wheel from the model using
the larger (7mm) end of the universal
wrench.
2. Use your thumb to push the side of the
tire away from the rim. Place one or two
drops of CA glue into the opening and
release the tire. Capillary action will draw
the glue around the bead of the tire.
3. Repeat step two at four or five points around the rim, until the tire
is completely secured to the rim. Turn the rim over and repeat the
process for the inside of the rim/tire. Repeat for the other three wheels.
4. Reinstall the wheels, make sure none of the axle pins have fallen out
from behind the hex hubs.
Look at the photos on the box for
typical decal placement.
For more information on
batteries, see Use the Right
Batteries on page 12.
Recommended Equipment
These items are not required
for the operation of your
model, but are a good idea to
include in any R/C toolbox:
• Safety glasses
• Thin, hobby-quality
cyanoacrylate instant tire
glue (CA glue)
• Hobby knife
• Side cutters and/or needle
nose pliers
• Philips screwdriver
• Soldering iron
9
TR A X X AS • 5
ANATOMY OF THE 1/16 SLASH VXL 4WD
Battery Compartment Vent
Rear Half Shaft
Hex Hub
Battery Door Release Tab
Turnbuckle
Pivot Ball
Antenna Mount
Battery Compartment Door
Rear Body
Mount
Axle Carrier
Light Pipe
Rear
Bumper
Receiver Box
Slipper Clutch
Turnbuckle
Push Rod
Rocker
Front
Bumper
Front Body
Mount
Rocker
Push Rod
Rear Suspension
Arm
Electronic Speed
Control (VXL-3m)
Oil Shock
(Damper)
Motor (Velineon® 380)
Transmission
Front
Suspension Arm
Steering Servo
Traxxas High-Current
Connector
6 • TRAXXAS
Chassis
Spring Preload
Adjuster
ANATOMY OF THE 1/16 E-REVO VXL
Rear Half Shaft
Battery Compartment Vent
Hex Hub
Battery Door Release Tab
Turnbuckle
Antenna Mount
Rear Body
Mount
Pivot Ball
Battery Compartment Door
Light Pipe
Wing
Axle Carrier
Receiver Box
Slipper Clutch
Turnbuckle
Push Rod
Rocker
Front
Bumper
Front Body
Mount
Electronic Speed
Control (VXL-3m)
Rocker
Oil Shock
(Damper)
Motor (Velineon® 380)
Traxxas High-Current
Connector
Push Rod
Front
Suspension Arm
Transmission
Rear
Suspension Arm
Steering Servo
Chassis
Spring Preload
Adjuster
7 • TRAXXAS
QUICK START: GETTING UP TO SPEED
The Quick Start Guide is
not intended to replace the
full operating instructions
available in this manual.
Please read this entire
manual for complete
instructions on the proper
use and maintenance of
your model.
The following guide is an overview of the procedures for getting your model running. Look for the Quick Start logo on the bottom
corners of Quick Start pages.
1. Read the safety precautions on page 4
For your own safety, understand where carelessness and misuse
could lead to personal injury.
2. Charge the battery pack • See sidebar, page 9
Fully charge the battery pack included with your model.
3. Install the antenna • See page 12
Install the antenna mast in the model.
4. Install batteries in the transmitter • See page 12
The transmitter requires 4 AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries.
5. Install the battery pack • See page 12
Install the included battery pack in your model.
6. Turn on the radio system • See page 14
Make a habit of turning the transmitter on first, and off last.
7. Check servo operation • See page 15
Look for the Quick Start
logo at the bottom of
Quick Start pages.
Make sure the steering servo is working correctly.
8. Range test the radio system • See page 15
Follow this procedure to make sure your radio system works properly
at a distance and that there is no interference from outside sources.
8 • TR A X X AS
9. Detail your model • See page 5
Apply other decals if desired.
10. Drive your model • See page 19
Driving tips and adjustments for your model.
11. Maintaining your model • See page 27
Follow these critical steps to maintain the performance
of your model and keep it in excellent running condition.
TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
INTRODUCTION
Your model includes the latest in Traxxas 2.4GHz transmitter
technology. The transmitter’s easy-to-use design provides
instant driving fun for new R/C enthusiasts, and also offers a full
compliment of pro-level tuning features for advanced users – or
anyone interested in experimenting with the performance of
their model. The steering and throttle channels feature adjustable
Exponential, End Points, and Sub-Trims. Steering and braking
Dual Rate are also available. Many of the next-level features are
controlled by the Multi-Function knob, which can be programmed
to control a variety functions. The detailed instructions (page
28) and Menu Tree (page 30) included in this manual will help
you understand and operate the advanced functions of the new
TQ 2.4GHz radio system. For additional information and how-to
videos, visit Traxxas.com.
RADIO AND POWER SYSTEM TERMINOLOGY
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these radio and
power system terms. They will be used throughout this manual.
A detailed explanation of the advanced terminology and features
of your new radio system begins on page 28.
2.4GHz Spread Spectrum – This model is equipped with the latest
R/C technology. Unlike AM and FM systems that require frequency
crystals and are prone to frequency conflicts, the TQ2.4GHz system
automatically selects and locks onto an open frequency, and offers
superior resistance to interference and “glitching.”
BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) - The BEC can either be in the
receiver or in the ESC. This circuit allows the receiver and servos
to be powered by the main battery pack in an electric model.
This eliminates the need to carry a separate pack of 4 AA
batteries to power the radio equipment.
Brushless Motor - A D/C brushless motor replaces the brushed
motor’s traditional commutator and brush arrangement with
intelligent electronics that energize the electromagnetic
windings in sequence to provide rotation. Opposite of a brushed
motor, the brushless motor has its windings (coils) on the
perimeter of the motor can and the magnets are mounted to the
spinning rotor shaft.
Cogging - Cogging is a condition sometimes associated with
brushless motors. Typically it is a slight stutter noticed when
accelerating from a stop. It happens for a very short period as
the signals from the electronic speed control and the motor
synch with each other. The VXL-3m is optimized to virtually
eliminate cogging.
Current - Current is a measure of power flow through the
electronics, usually measured in amps. If you look at wire like a
garden hose, current is a measure of how much water is flowing
through the hose.
ESC (Electronic Speed Control) - An electronic speed control is
the electronic motor control inside the model. Electronic speed
controls use power more efficiently than mechanical speed
controls so that the battery runs longer. An electronic speed
control also has circuitry that prevents loss of steering and
throttle control as the battery loses its charge.
Frequency band - The radio frequency used by the transmitter to
send signals to your model. This model operates on the 2.4GHz
direct-sequence spread spectrum.
kV Rating - Brushless motors are often rated by their kV number.
The kV rating equals no-load motor rpm with 1 volt applied.
The kV increases as the number of wire turns in the motor
decreases. As the kV increases, the current draw through the
electronics also increases.
LiPo - Abbreviation for Lithium Polymer. Rechargeable LiPo
battery packs are known for their special chemistry that allows
extremely high energy density and current handling in a
compact size. These are high performance batteries that require
special care and handling. For advanced users only.
mAh – Abbreviation for milliamp hour. A measure of the capacity
of the battery pack. The higher the number, the longer the
battery will last between recharges.
Neutral position - The standing position that the servos seek
when the transmitter controls are at the neutral setting.
NiCad - Abbreviation for nickel-cadmium. The original
rechargeable hobby pack, NiCad batteries have very high
current handling, high capacity, and can last up to 1000
charging cycles. Good charging procedures are required to
reduce the possibility of developing a “memory” effect and
shortened run times.
Use the Right Charger
Your model includes a ‘wall
charger’ that will charge
the supplied battery in
approximately six hours.
Unplug the battery from
the charger, and unplug the
charger from the wall, when
charging is complete.
For faster charging, the
Traxxas TRX Power Charger
(item #3030X) may be used in
combination with a Traxxas
High Current Plug adapter
(item #3062). This will reduce
charging time to about one
hour. The Power Charger will
detect when the battery pack
is fully charged, and stop
charging automatically.
Certain aftermarket chargers
may also be used to charge
the included battery, but
use caution when selecting
a charger. ‘Timer’ or
mechanical chargers with
a clockwork timer are not
recommended as they may
overcharge the battery. We
suggest you ask your local
hobby dealer to help you
select an appropriate charger,
or call 1-888-TRAXXAS so our
customer support team can
help you.
No matter which charger you
choose, never leave a battery
unattended while charging.
Always follow the charger
manufacturer’s instructions.
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TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
To prevent loss of radio range
do not kink or cut the black wire,
do not bend or cut the metal tip,
and do not cut the white wire at
the end of the metal tip.
NiMH - Abbreviation for nickel-metal hydride. Rechargeable
NiMH batteries offer high current handling, and much greater
resistance to the “memory” effect. NiMH batteries generally
allow higher capacity than NiCad batteries. They can last up to
500 charge cycles. A peak charger designed for NiMH batteries is
required for optimal performance.
Receiver - The radio unit inside your model that receives signals
from the transmitter and relays them to the servos.
Correct
No
No
Resistance - In an electrical sense, resistance is a measure of how
an object resists or obstructs the flow of current through it.
When flow is constricted, energy is converted to heat and is
lost. Traxxas power systems are optimized to reduce electrical
resistance and the resulting power-robbing heat.
Rotor - The rotor is the main shaft of the brushless motor.
In a brushless motor, the magnets are mounted to the
rotor, and the electromagnetic windings are built into the
motor housing.
Sensored - Sensored refers to a type of brushless motor that
uses an internal sensor in the motor to communicate rotor
position information back to the electronic speed control.
Sensorless - Sensorless refers to a brushless motor that uses
advanced instructions from an electronic speed control to
provide smooth operation. Additional motor sensors and wiring
are not required.
Servo - Small motor unit in your model that operates the
steering mechanism.
Solder Tabs - Accessible, external contacts on the motor that
allows for easy wire replacement. The Velineon 3500 is equipped
with solder tabs.
Transmitter - The hand-held radio unit that sends throttle and
steering instructions to your model.
Trim - The fine-tuning adjustment of the neutral position of the
servos, made by adjusting the throttle and steering trim sliders
on the face of the transmitter.
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Thermal Shutdown Protection - Temperature sensing electronics
used in the electronic speed control detect overloading and
overheating of the transistor circuitry. If excessive temperature is
detected, the unit automatically shuts down to prevent damage
to the electronics.
2-channel radio system - The TQ radio system, consisting of
the receiver, the transmitter, and the servos. The system uses two
channels: one to operate the throttle and one to operate
the steering.
Voltage - Voltage is a measure of the electrical potential
difference between two points, such as between the positive
battery terminal and ground. Using the analogy of the garden
hose, while current is the quantity of water flow in the hose,
voltage corresponds to the pressure that is forcing the water
through the hose.
IMPORTANT RADIO SYSTEM PRECAUTIONS
For maximum range, always hold the
transmitter so the antenna is in a vertical
position (pointing straight up). The transmitter’s
antenna can be swiveled and angled to allow
for a vertical position if necessary.
Do not kink the receiver’s antenna wire. Kinks
in the antenna wire will reduce range.
DO NOT CUT any part of the receiver’s
antenna wire. Cutting the antenna will reduce range.
Extend the antenna wire in the model as far as possible for
maximum range. It is not necessary to extend the antenna
wire out of the body, but wrapping or coiling the antenna wire
should be avoided.
Do not allow the antenna wire to extend outside the body
without the protection of an antenna tube, or the antenna wire
may get cut or damaged, reducing range. It is recommended to
keep the wire inside the body (in the antenna tube) to prevent
the chance of damage.
TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
Your model is equipped with the newest Traxxas 2.4 GHz
transmitter with Traxxas Link.™ The transmitter has two channels
for controlling your throttle and steering. The receiver inside the
model has 5 output channels. Your model is equipped with one
servo and an electronic speed control.
TQ 2.4GHz Transmitter
Antenna
Multi-Function Knob
1/16 E-REVO VXL & SLASH VXL 4WD
WIRING DIAGRAM
VXL-3m Wiring Diagram
Channel 1
Steering Servo
Antenna
Motor
(Velineon® 380)
Steering Wheel
Throttle Neutral
Adjust
Steering
Trim
Receiver
Channel 2
VXL-3m
Electronic
Speed Control
High-Current
Connector
*not used
VXL-3m ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL MOTOR
Throttle
Trigger
To Motor
MOTOR
High-Current
Battery Connector
Heat Sinks
Power
Switch
Battery
Compartment
Set Button
Menu Button
Red/Green Status LED
see page 29 for more info
EZ-Set
Button
LED
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TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
INSTALLING TRANSMITTER BATTERIES
If the power indicator doesn’t
light green, check the polarity
of the batteries. Check
rechargeable batteries for
a full charge. If you see any
other flashing signal from the
LED, refer to the chart on page
29 to identify the code.
Your TQ transmitter uses 4 AA batteries. The battery compartment
is located in the base of the transmitter.
Use the Right Batteries
Your transmitter uses AA
batteries. Use new alkaline
batteries, or rechargeable
batteries such as NiMH
(Nickel Metal Hydride)
batteries in your transmitter.
Make sure rechargeable
batteries are fully
charged according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
If you use rechargeable
batteries in your
transmitter, be aware
that when they begin
to lose their charge, they lose
power more quickly than
regular alkaline batteries.
Caution: Discontinue running
your model at the first sign of
weak batteries (flashing red
light) to avoid losing control.
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1.Remove the battery compartment door by pressing the tab
and lifting the door up.*
2.Install the batteries in the correct orientation as indicated in
the battery compartment.
3.Reinstall the battery door and snap it closed.
4.Turn on the transmitter and check the status indicator for a solid
green light.
If the status LED flashes red, the transmitter batteries may be
weak, discharged or possibly installed incorrectly. Replace with
new or freshly charged batteries. The power indicator light does
not indicate the charge level of the battery pack installed in the
model. Refer to the Troubleshooting section on page 29 for more
information on the transmitter Status LED codes.
SETTING UP THE ANTENNA
The receiver antenna has been set up
and installed from the factory. The
antenna is secured by a 3x4mm set
screw. To remove the antenna tube,
simply remove the set screw with the
included 1.5mm wrench.
Antenna
Tip
Antenna
Tube
1.5mm
Wrench
When reinstalling the antenna, first slide
the antenna wire into bottom of antenna
tube until white tip of antenna exits the
top of tube. Carefully curve the white
tip over the antenna tube and install
the antenna tip to hold it in place. Next
Set
insert the antenna tube into the mount
Screw
while making sure that antenna wire
Antenna
is in slot in the antenna mount, then
Mount
install the set screw next to the antenna
tube. Use the supplied 1.5mm wrench to
tighten the screw just until the antenna
tube is securely in place. Do not over tighten. Do not bend or kink
the antenna wire! See the side bar on page 13 for more information.
INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK
Your model includes a 7.2-volt battery pack. To properly balance the
model, it should be installed in the battery compartment on the left
side of the model. Follow these
steps to install the battery:
Battery Installation
1. Open the battery
compartment door by
pressing on the
release tabs.
Battery Wire Slot
2. Install the battery pack with
the battery wires facing the
rear of the model.
3. Route the battery wire through
the slot near the vent.
Battery Orientation
4. Close the battery door,
making sure not to pinch the battery wires. Be sure both release
tabs are fully engaged with the door. Do not connect the battery
pack to the ESC at this time. Note: always unplug the battery and
remove from the model after use.
*A Quick Reference Guide has been provided for you in the battery compartment of the transmitter. Always store the Quick Reference Guide in your transmitter.
TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
The Traxxas High Current Connector
Your model is equipped with the patented
Traxxas High-Current Connector. Standard
connectors restrict current flow and are not
capable of delivering the power needed to
maximize the output of the Velineon Brushless Power system.
The Traxxas connector’s gold-plated terminals with a large contact
surfaces ensure positive current flow with the least amount of
resistance. Secure, long-lasting, and easy to grip, the Traxxas
connector is engineered to extract all the power your battery has
to give.
Using LiPo Packs in Your Model
The VXL-3m is compatible with 2S and 3S LiPo packs, and is
equipped with Low-Voltage Detection circuitry to prevent overdischarging. Make certain LiPo mode is selected (see page 18 for
details) when using LiPo packs in your model.
Using an Additional Battery for Increased Run Time
Traxxas 1/16 models only require one battery pack, but the chassis
can accept two batteries. Your model can be run with two battery
packs to extend run time. The batteries must be connected in
parallel, which will combine the capacity of the two batteries
(for example, two 7.2-volt 1000mAh packs connected in parallel
will deliver a total capacity of 2000mAh, but total voltage will
remain 7.2 volts). This is easily done with a parallel Y-harness (Part
#3064, sold separately). Be sure to only use the Y-harness with
identical battery packs; do not mix batteries of different chemistries
or capacities.
When operating your model with two batteries, be careful
to monitor the temperature of the speed control and motor
to prevent overheating. Stop running your model and allow
it to cool if the speed control’s thermal overload protection
activates or if the motor temperature exceeds 200° F.
For best off-road handling with two battery packs, consider
installing stiffer springs on your model. Traxxas offers
accessory springs for this purpose; see the parts list included
with your model for part numbers.
Using an Additional Battery For Increased Speed
An additional battery may also be used to increase the top speed
of your model, by connecting the batteries in series using a Traxxas
series connector (Part #3063, sold separately). This also requires
a gearing change using the supplied, optional pinion gear as
described on page 25.
Precautions
• The High Speed dual-battery battery and gearing
configuration is for high-speed running on smooth
surfaces only. Avoid repetitive hard acceleration to prevent
overstressing the motor, speed control and batteries.
• Failure to install the appropriate gearing can cause failure
of the motor, speed control and batteries when running the
model on 12 NiMH cells. See the gearing chart on page 24 for
more information about properly gearing your model.
• Make certain both batteries are fully charged before
installing them in your model. Installing a fully charged pack
and a partially discharged pack may lead to overdischarging
and damage to the partially discharged battery.
• Do not mix batteries of different brands, chemistries or
capacities. Only genuine Traxxas batteries are approved for
dual-battery use in this model.
• Stop running your model and allow it to cool if the speed
control’s thermal overload protection activates or if the
motor temperature exceeds 200° F.
To prevent loss of radio range
do not kink or cut the black wire,
do not bend or cut the metal tip,
and do not cut the white wire at
the end of the metal tip.
Correct
No
No
The following Traxxas High
Current Connector packages
are available from your hobby
dealer. When using adapters, be
careful not to exceed the current
rating of the Molex connector.
Part #3060
Single Male/Female
Part #3080
2-Pack Female
Part #3061
Male Charge Adapter
Part #3070
2-Pack Male
Part #3062
Female Charge Adapter
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TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
TQ 2.4GHz RADIO SYSTEM CONTROLS
Remember, always turn the
TQ transmitter on first and
off last to avoid damage to
your model.
Automatic Fail-Safe
The TQ 2.4GHz transmitter
and receiver are equipped
with an automatic failsafe system that does not
require user programming.
In the event of signal loss
or interference, the throttle
will return to neutral and
the steering will hold its
last commanded position. If
Fail-Safe activates while you
are operating your model,
determine the reason for
signal loss and resolve the
problem before operating
your model again.
Always turn on the transmitter before plugging in the battery.
Always use new or freshly charged batteries for the radio
system. Weak batteries will limit the radio signal between the
receiver and the transmitter. Loss of the radio signal can cause
you to lose control of your model.
TQ 2.4GHz Radio System Basic Adjustments
Throttle Neutral Adjustment
The throttle neutral adjustment is located
on the transmitter face and controls the
forward/reverse travel of the throttle trigger.
Change the adjustment by pressing the
button and sliding it to the desired position.
There are two settings available:
50/50: Allows equal travel for both forward and reverse.
70/30: Allows more forward travel (70%) and less reverse travel (30%).
TQ RADIO SYSTEM RULES
1
When rechargeable batteries
begin to lose their charge,
they will fade much faster
than alkaline dry cells. Stop
immediately at the first sign
of weak batteries. Never turn
the transmitter off when the
battery pack is plugged
in. The model could run out
of control.
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red indicating a failure to link. If you miss it, simply turn off the
transmitter and start over.
Always turn your
transmitter on first.
2
3
Note: We strongly recommend to leave this control in its factory
location until you become familiar with all the adjustments and
capabilities of your model. To change the throttle neutral adjust
position, turn the transmitter off before adjusting the neutral
position. You will need to reprogram your electronic speed control
to recognize the 70/30 setting. Turn to ESC Setup Programming on
page 17 for instructions.
Steering Trim
The electronic steering trim located on the face of the
transmitter adjusts the neutral (center) point of the
steering channel.
Plug in the battery.
Turn on the model.
Always turn your TQ 2.4GHz transmitter on first and off last. This
procedure will help to prevent your model from receiving stray
signals from another transmitter, or other source, and running out
of control. Your model has electronic fail-safes to prevent this type
of malfunction, but the first, best defense against a runaway model
is to always turn the transmitter on first, and off last.
In order for the transmitter and receiver to bind to one another,
the receiver in the model must be turned on within 20 seconds
of turning on the transmitter. The transmitter LED will flash fast
100
0
THR
Multi-Function Knob
The Multi-Function knob can be programmed to
control a variety of functions. From the factory, the
100
Multi-Function knob controls steering sensitivity,
0
also known as exponential or “expo.” When the knob
is turned counterclockwise all the way to the left
(default position), expo is off and steering sensitivity will be linear
(the most commonly used setting). Turning the knob clockwise will
“add expo” and decrease the steering sensitivity in the initial range
of steering wheel travel left or right from center. For more detail on
steering exponential, refer to page 16.
LE TRIM
THROTT
TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
The TQ 2.4GHz Radio System has been pre-adjusted at the factory. The
adjustment should be checked before running the model, in case of
movement during shipping. Here’s how:
7. Gently operate the throttle trigger to ensure that you have
forward and reverse operation, and that the motor stops when
the throttle trigger is at neutral. Warning: Do not apply full
throttle in forward or reverse while the model is elevated.
1. Turn the transmitter switch on. The status LED on the transmitter
should be solid green (not flashing).
8. Once adjustments are made, turn off the receiver on your model,
followed by the hand-held transmitter.
2. Elevate the model on a block or a stand so that all the tires are
off the ground. Make sure your hands are clear of the moving
parts of the model.
Range-Testing the Radio System
Before each running session with your model, you should range-test
your radio system to ensure that it operates properly.
3. Plug the battery pack in the model into the speed control.
1. Turn on the radio system and check its operation as described in
the previous section.
Using the TQ 2.4GHz Radio System
4. The on/off switch is integrated into the speed control. With the
transmitter on, press and release the EZ-Set button (.25 seconds).
The LED will shine RED (see note, below). This turns the model
on. To turn the VXL-3m off, press and hold the EZ-Set button
until the LED turns off (.5 seconds). Note: If the LED shines
green, Low-Voltage Detection is activated. This may cause poor
performance from the included NiMH battery pack. The default
factory setting is for Low-Voltage Detection to be disabled
(LED shines red). Make sure to turn the Low-Voltage Detection
on when using LiPo batteries. Never use LiPo batteries while
Low-Voltage Detection is turned off. See page 18 for more
information.
5. Turn the steering wheel on the transmitter back and forth and
check for rapid operation of the steering servo. Also, check that
the steering mechanism is not loose or binding. If the steering
operates slowly, check for weak batteries.
6. When looking down at
model, the front wheels
should be pointing
straight ahead. If the
wheels are turned slightly
to the left or right, slowly
adjust the steering trim
control on the transmitter
until they are pointing straight ahead.
Using Reverse: While driving,
push the throttle trigger
forward to apply brakes.
Once stopped, return the
throttle trigger to neutral.
Push the throttle trigger
forward again to engage
proportional reverse.
2. Have a friend hold the model. Make sure hands and clothing are
clear of the wheels and other moving parts on the model.
3. Make sure your transmitter antenna is straight up, and then walk
away from the model with the transmitter until you reach the
farthest distance you plan to operate the model.
4. Operate the controls on the transmitter once again to be sure
that the model responds correctly.
5. Do not attempt to operate the model if there is any problem
with the radio system or any external interference with your
radio signal at your location.
• Higher Speeds Require Greater Distance
The faster you drive your model, the more quickly it will near the
limit of radio range. At 60mph, a model can cover 88 feet every
second! It’s a thrill, but use caution to keep your model in range.
If you want to see your model achieve its maximum speed, it
is best to position yourself in the middle of the truck’s running
area, not the far end, so you drive the truck towards and past
your position. In addition to maximizing the radio’s range, this
technique will keep your model closer to you, making it easier to
see and control.
No matter how fast or far you drive your model, always leave
adequate space between you, the model, and others. Never drive
directly toward yourself or others.
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TRAXXAS TQ 2.4GHz RADIO & VELINEON Power SYSTEM
TQ 2.4GHz Binding Instructions
For proper operation, the transmitter and receiver must be
electronically ‘bound.’ This has been done for you at the factory.
Should you ever need to re-bind the system or bind to an
additional transmitter or receiver, follow these instructions.
Note: the receiver must be connected to a 4.8-6.0v (nominal) power
source for binding and the transmitter and receiver must be within
5 feet of each other.
Normal Steering Sensitivity (0% exponential)
In this illustration, the steering servo’s travel (and with it, the steering
motion of the model’s front wheels) corresponds precisely with the
steering wheel. The ranges are exaggerated for illustrative purposes.
1. Press and hold the transmitter’s SET button as you switch
transmitter on. The transmitter’s LED will flash red slowly.
Release the SET button
2. Press and hold the receiver’s LINK button as you switch on
the speed control by pressing the EZ-Set button. Release the
LINK button.
3. When the transmitter and receiver’s LEDs turn solid green, the
system is bound and ready for use. Confirm that the steering and
throttle operate properly before driving your model.
Steering Sensitivity (Exponential)
The Multi-Function knob on the TQ 2.4GHz transmitter has
been programmed to control Steering Sensitivity (also known
as exponential). The standard setting for Steering Sensitivity is
“normal (zero exponential),” with the dial full left in its range of
travel. This setting provides linear servo response: the steering
servo’s movement will correspond exactly with the input from
the transmitter’s steering wheel. Turning the knob clockwise from
the left will result in “negative exponential” and decrease steering
sensitivity by making the servo less responsive near neutral, with
increasing sensitivity as the servo nears the limits of its travel range.
The farther you turn the knob, the more pronounced the change
in steering servo movement will be. The term “exponential” comes
from this effect; the servo’s travel changes exponentially relative
to the input from the steering wheel. The exponential effect is
indicated as a percentage—the greater the percentage, the greater
the effect. The illustrations to the right show how this works.
Decreased Steering Sensitivity (Negative Exponential)
By turning the Multi-Function knob clockwise, the steering sensitivity
of the model will be decreased. Note that a relatively large amount of
steering wheel travel results in a smaller amount of servo travel. The
farther you turn the knob, the more pronounced the effect becomes.
Decreased steering sensitivity may be helpful when driving on lowtraction surfaces, when driving at high speed, or on tracks that favor
sweeping turns where gentle steering inputs are required.
The ranges are exaggerated for illustrative purposes.
Turning Range
at Transmitter
Effective Turning
Range on Model
Experiment! Try varying degrees of exponential. It’s easy to go back
to “zero” if you don’t like the effect. There’s no wrong way to adjust
exponential. Any setting that makes you more comfortable with
your car’s handling is the “right setting.”
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ADJUSTING THE ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
The electronic speed control is factory set and should not require any
adjustments. These instructions are provided for your reference.
Transmitter Adjustments for the electronic speed control
Before attempting to program your ESC, it is important to make
sure your TQ transmitter is properly adjusted (set back to the factory
defaults). Otherwise, you may not get the best performance from your
speed control.
The transmitter should be adjusted as follows:
If the transmitter setting have been adjusted, reset them to the factory
defaults.
1. Turn transmitter off.
2. Hold both MENU and SET.
3. Turn transmitter on.
4. Release MENU and SET. The transmitter LED will blink red.
5. Press SET to clear settings. The LED will turn solid green and the
transmitter is restored to default.
Setup Programming (Calibrating your ESC and transmitter)
Read through all of the following programming steps before you
begin. If you get lost during programming or receive unexpected
results, simply unplug the battery, wait a few seconds, plug the battery
back in, and start over.
1. Disconnect each of the motor wires between the ESC and the
motor. This is a precaution to prevent runaway when the speed
control is turned on before it is programmed.
2. Connect a fully charged battery pack to the ESC.
A
3. Turn on the transmitter (with the throttle at neutral).
4. Press and hold the EZ-Set button (A). The LED
will first turn green and then red. Release the
EZ-Set button.
5. When the LED blinks RED ONCE.
Pull the throttle trigger to the
full throttle position and hold it
there (B).
6. When the LED blinks RED TWICE.
Push the throttle trigger to the
full reverse and hold it there (C).
Green then Red
B
Once Red
C
Twice Red
7. When the LED starts flashing GREEN,
programming is complete. After the throttle is
returned to neutral, the LED will then shine solid
green or red (depending on the Low-Voltage
Detection setting, see note below) indicating the
VXL-3m is on and at neutral (D).
D
Solid
ESC Operation
Note: In steps 1-7 below, Low-Voltage Detection is turned off (factory
default) and the LED shines RED. If Low-Voltage Detection is on, the
LED will shine GREEN instead of RED in steps 1-7 below.
To operate the speed control and test the programming, place the
vehicle on a stable block or stand so all of the driven wheels are off the
ground. Reconnect the motor wires. Always make sure that objects and
fingers are clear of the wheels.
1. With the transmitter on, press the EZ-Set button for ½ second,
until the LED shines GREEN, then immediately release the button.
This turns on the ESC. If you press and release too quickly, you
may hear the steering servos jump but the LED may not stay on.
2. Apply forward throttle. The LED will turn off until full throttle
power is reached. At full throttle, the led will shine RED.
3. Move the trigger forward to apply the brakes. Note that braking
control is fully proportional. The LED will turn off until full
braking power is reached. At full brakes, the LED will shine RED.
4. Return the throttle trigger to neutral. The LED will shine RED.
5. Move the throttle trigger forward again to engage reverse
(Profile #1). The LED will turn off. Once full reverse power is
reached, the LED will shine RED.
6. To stop, return the throttle trigger to neutral.
7. To turn the ESC off, press the EZ-Set button until the RED LED
turns off.
VXL-3m Thermal Shutdown Protection
The VXL-3m is also equipped with thermal shutdown protection. If the
operating temperature exceeds safe limits, the ESC will reduce power
to 50% and the LED will flash red. Additional heating will cause the
speed control to shut down completely until it reaches a safe operating
temperature. Traxxas encourages you to stop driving as soon as the
thermal overload protection is activated.
VXL-3m LED codes
Solid Green: VXL-3m power on
light. Low-Voltage Detection is
ON (LiPo setting).
Solid Red: VXL-3m power on light.
Low-Voltage Detection is OFF
(NiCad/NiMH setting).
Fast Blinking Red: Thermal Shutdown
Protection Stage 1. If the motor has
lower than normal power and the VXL-3m
is hot, the VXL-3m has entered Stage 1
Thermal Shutdown Protection to guard
against overheating caused by excessive
current flow. If the motor has no power
and the VXL-3m is very hot, the VXL-3m
has entered Stage 2 Thermal Shutdown
Protection and has automatically shut
down. Let the VXL-3m cool. Make sure
your model is properly geared for the
conditions (see page 24).
Slow Blinking Red (with Low-Voltage
Detection on): The VXL-3m has entered
Low-Voltage Protection. When the
battery voltage begins to reach the
minimum recommended discharge
voltage threshold for LiPo battery packs,
the VXL-3m will limit the power output
to 50% throttle. When the battery
voltage attempts to fall below the
minimum threshold, the VXL-3m will
shut down all motor output. The LED on
the speed control will slowly blink red,
indicating a low-voltage shutdown. The
VXL-3m will stay in this mode until a fully
charged battery is connected.
Alternating; Blinks Red then Green: If
the motor has no power, the VXL-3m
has entered Over Voltage Protection.
If a battery with too high voltage is
used, the VXL-3m will go into a failsafe
mode. Warning: If input voltage exceeds
approximately 20 volts, the ESC may be
damaged. Maximum peak input voltage
limits are 12.6V in LiPo Mode (see page
18) and 18V in NiMH Mode.
Blinking Green: The VXL-3m is indicating
the transmitter Throttle Trim (see page
28) is incorrectly set. Adjust the Throttle
Trim to the middle “0” setting.
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ADJUSTING THE ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
Patent Pending Training
Mode (Profile #3) reduces
forward and reverse throttle
by 50%. Training Mode
is provided to reduce the
power output allowing
beginning drivers to better
control the model. As driving
skills improve, simply change
to Sport or Race Mode for
full-power operation.
Tip For Fast Mode Changes
The ESC is set to Profile 1
(Sport Mode) as the default.
To quickly change to Profile 3
(Training Mode), with the
transmitter on and the ESC
turned off, press and hold
the SET button until the light
blinks red three times and then
release. For full power, turn off
the ESC then quickly change
back to Profile 1 (Sport
Mode) by pressing and
holding the SET button until
the light blinks red one time
and then releasing.
ESC Profile Selection
The speed control is factory set to Profile #1. To change the profile,
follow the steps on described on the next page. The speed control
should be connected to the receiver and battery, and the transmitter
should be adjusted as described previously. The profiles are selected
by entering the programming mode.
ESC Profile Description
Profile #1 (Sport Mode): 100% Forward, 100% Brakes, 100% Reverse
Profile #2 (Race Mode): 100% Forward, 100% Brakes, No Reverse
Profile #3 (Training Mode): 50% Forward, 100% Brakes, 50% Reverse
Selecting Sport Mode (Profile #1)
1.Connect a fully charged battery
pack to the ESC and turn on
your transmitter.
Green to Red to Off
One blink Red
2. With the ESC off, press and hold
the EZ-Set button until the light
turns solid green, then solid red
and then begins blinking red
Release
Solid Red
(indicating the Profile numbers).
3. When the light blinks red once, release the EZ-Set button.
4.The light will then turn red and the model is ready to drive.
Selecting Race Mode (Profile #2)
1.Connect a fully charged battery
pack to the ESC and turn on
your transmitter.
Green to Red to Off
Two blinks Red
2. With the ESC off, press and hold
the EZ-Set button until the light
turns solid green, then solid red
and then begins blinking red
Release
Solid Red
(indicating the Profile numbers).
3. When the light blinks red twice, release the EZ-Set button.
4.The light will then turn red and the model is ready to drive.
Selecting Training Mode* (Profile #3)
1.Connect a fully charged battery
pack to the ESC
and turn on your transmitter.
Green to Red to Off
Three blinks Red
2. With the ESC off, press and hold
the EZ-Set button until the light
turns solid green, then solid red
and then begins blinking red
Release
Solid Red
(indicating the Profile numbers).
3. When the light blinks red three times, release the EZ-Set button.
4.The light will then turn red and the model is ready to drive.
Note: If you missed the mode you wanted, keep the EZ-Set button
pressed down and the blink cycle will repeat until a Mode is selected.
LiPo Battery Mode with Low-Voltage Detection
The VXL-3m ESC is equipped with built-in Low-Voltage Detection
for safe use with Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries. The Low-Voltage
Detection circuitry constantly monitors the battery voltage. When the
battery voltage begins to reach the minimum recommended discharge
voltage threshold for LiPo battery packs, the VXL-3m will limit the
power output to 50% throttle. When the battery voltage attempts to fall
below the minimum threshold, the VXL-3m will shut down all motor
output. The LED on the speed control will slowly blink red, indicating a
low-voltage shutdown. The VXL-3m will stay in this mode until a fully
charged battery is connected. The electronic speed control is factory
set with Low-Voltage Detection disabled. Be certain to activate LowVoltage Detection if you install LiPo batteries in your model.
To activate Low-Voltage Detection (LiPo setting):
1. Make sure the LED on the ESC is on and red.
2. Press and hold the EZ-Set button for ten seconds. The LED will
turn off and then light green. Also, a “rising” musical tone will be
emitted from the motor.
3. Low-Voltage Detection is now ACTIVATED.
To disable Low-Voltage Detection (NiMH setting):
1. Make sure the LED on the ESC is on and green.
2. Press and hold the EZ-Set button for ten seconds. The LED will
turn off and then light red. Also, a “falling” musical tone will be
emitted from the motor.
3. Low-Voltage Detection is now DISABLED.
Never use LiPo batteries while Low-Voltage Detection is disabled.
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*Patent-pending
DRIVING YOUR MODEL
Now it’s time to have some fun! This section contains instructions on
driving and making adjustments to your model. Before you go on, here
are some important precautions to keep in mind.
Allow the model to cool for a few minutes between runs. This is
particularly important when using high capacity battery packs that
allow extended periods of running. Monitoring temperatures will
extend the lives of the battery and motor.
Do not continue to operate the model with low batteries or you
could lose control of it. Indications of low battery power include
slow operation and sluggish servos (slow to return to center). Stop
immediately at the first sign of weak batteries. When the batteries in
the transmitter become weak, the red power light will begin to flash.
Stop immediately and install new batteries.
Do not drive the model at night, on public streets, or in large crowds of people.
If the model becomes stuck against an object, do not continue to run
the motor. Remove the obstruction before continuing. Do not push or
pull objects with the model.
Because the model is controlled by radio, it is subject to radio
interference from many sources beyond your control. Since radio
interference can cause momentary losses of control, allow a safety
margin of space in all directions around the model in order to
prevent collisions.
Use good, common sense whenever you are driving your model.
Intentionally driving in an abusive and rough manner will only result
in poor performance and broken parts. Take care of your model so
that you can enjoy it for a long time to come.
High performance vehicles produce small vibrations which may
loosen hardware over time. Frequently check wheel nuts and other
screws on your vehicle to ensure that all hardware remains properly
tightened.
About Run Time
A large factor affecting run time is the type and condition of your
batteries. The milliamp hour (mAh) rating of the batteries determines
how large their “fuel tank” is. A 2000 mAh battery pack will theoretically
run twice as long as a 1000 mAh pack. Because of the wide variation in
the types of batteries that are available and the methods with which they
can be charged, it’s impossible to give exact run times for the model.
Another major factor which affects run time is how the model is driven.
Run times may decrease when the model is driven repetitively from a
stop to top-speed and with repetitive hard acceleration.
Tips for Increasing Run Time
Use batteries with the highest mAh rating you can purchase.
Use the included charger or a high-quality peak-detecting charger.
Read and follow all maintenance and care instructions provided by
the manufacturer of your batteries and charger.
Keep the ESC cool. Get plenty of airflow across the ESC heat sinks.
Lower your gear ratio. Installing smaller pinion gears will lower your
gear ratio and cause less power draw from the motor and batteries,
and reduce overall operating temperatures.
Maintain your model. Do not allow dirt or damaged parts to cause
binding in the drivetrain. Keep the motor clean.
mAh Ratings and Power Output
The mAh rating of the battery can effect your top speed performance.
The higher capacity battery packs experience less voltage drop under
heavy load than low mAh rated packs. The higher voltage potential allows
increased speed until the battery begins to become discharged
RUNNING IN WET CONDITIONS
The 1/16 Slash VXL 4WD and 1/16 E-Revo VXL are designed with waterresistant features to protect the electronics in the model (receiver,
servos, electronic speed control). This gives you the freedom to have
fun driving your model through puddles, wet grass, snow, and other
wet conditions. Though highly water resistant, the model should not be
treated as though it is submersible or totally, 100% waterproof. Water
resistance applies only to the installed electronic components. Running
in wet conditions requires additional care and maintenance for the
mechanical and electrical components to prevent corrosion of metal
parts and maintain their proper function.
Precautions
Without proper care, some parts of your model can be seriously
damaged due to contact with water. Know that additional
maintenance procedures will be required after running in wet
conditions in order to maintain the performance of your model. Do
not run your model in wet conditions if you are not willing to accept
the additional care and maintenance responsibilities.
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DRIVING YOUR MODEL
Not all batteries can be used in wet environments. Consult your
battery manufacturer to see if their batteries can be used in
wet conditions.
The Traxxas TQ transmitter is not water resistant. Do not subject it to
wet conditions such as rain.
Do NOT operate your model during a rain storm or other inclement
weather where lightning may be present.
Do NOT allow your model to come in contact with salt water (ocean
water), brackish water (between fresh water and ocean water), or
other contaminated water. Salt water is highly conductive and highly
corrosive. Use caution if you plan to run your model on or near a beach.
Even casual water contact can reduce the life of your motor. Special
care must be taken to modify your gearing and/or your driving style
in wet conditions to extend the life of the motor (details below).
Before Running Your Vehicle in Wet Conditions
1.Consult the section “After Running Your Vehicle in Wet Conditions”
before proceeding. Make sure you understand the additional
maintenance required with wet running.
2.The wheels have small holes molded in to allow air to enter and exit
the tire during normal running. Water will enter these holes and get
trapped inside the tires if holes are not cut in the tires. Cut two small
holes (4mm or 3/16” diameter) in each tire. Each hole should be near
the tire centerline, 180 degrees apart.
3.Confirm that the receiver box O-ring and cover are installed correctly
and secure. Make sure the screws are tight and the blue O-ring is not
visible protruding from the edge of the cover.
4.Confirm that your batteries can be used in wet conditions.
5.Use lower gearing (smaller pinion gears) when running in mud, deep
puddles, snow, or other similar situations that will restrict the tires
and put much higher loads on the motor.
Motor Precautions
Motor life can be greatly reduced in mud and water. If the motor
get excessively wet or submerged, use very light throttle (run the
motor slowly) until the excess water can run out. Applying full
throttle to a motor full of water can cause rapid motor failure. Your
driving habits will determine motor life with wet motor. Do not
submerge the motor under water.
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Do not gear the motor by temperature when running in wet
conditions. The motor will be cooled by water contact and will not
give an accurate indication of appropriate gearing.
After Running Your Vehicle in Wet Conditions
1. Drain the tires by spinning the tires at full throttle to “sling” the water
out. An easy way to do this is to remove the body and set the truck
upside down on a flat surface. Apply full throttle so the tires spin and
throw the excess water out of the holes you cut into the tires.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Rinse excess dirt and mud off the truck with low-pressure water, such
as from a garden hose. Do NOT use pressure washer or other highpressure water. Avoid directing water into the bearings, transmission,
differentials, etc.
4. Blow off the truck with compressed air (optional, but recommended).
Wear safety glasses when using compressed air.
5. Remove the wheels from the truck
6. Spray all the bearings, drivetrain, and fasteners with WD-40® or similar
water displacing light oil
7. Let the truck stand or you may blow off with compressed air. Placing
the truck in a warm sunny spot will aid drying. Trapped water and oil
will continue to drip from the truck for a few hours. Place it on a towel
or piece of cardboard to protect the surface underneath.
8. As a precautionary step, remove the sealed receiver box cover. While
unlikely, humidity or tiny amounts of moisture or condensation may
enter the receiver box during wet running. This can cause long-term
problems with the sensitive electronics in the receiver. Removing
the receiver box cover during storage allows the air inside to dry. This
step can improve the long-term reliability of the receiver. It is not
necessary to remove the receiver or unplug any of the wires.
9. Additional Maintenance: Increase your frequency of disassembly,
inspection and lubrication of the following items: This is necessary
after extended wet use or if the vehicle will not be used for an
extended period of time (such as a week or longer). This additional
maintenance is needed to prevent any trapped moisture from
corroding internal steel components.
• Stub axle housing bearings: Remove, clean, and re-oil the bearings.
• Front and rear differential: Remove, disassemble, clean, and regrease the differentials. Refer to your exploded view diagrams for
help with disassembly and reassembly.
DRIVING YOUR MODEL
• Transmission: Remove, disassemble,
and clean the transmission
components. No grease is required
for the nylon gears. Refer to your
exploded view diagrams for help with
disassembly and reassembly.
• Motor: Remove the motor, clean with
aerosol motor cleaner, and re-oil the
bearings (Velineon 380 motor) with
lightweight motor oil. Be sure to wear eye protection when using
spray aerosol cleaners.
RECEIVER BOX: MAINTAINING A WATERTIGHT SEAL
Removing and Installing Radio Gear
The unique design of the receiver box allows the removal and
installation of the receiver without losing the ability to maintain a
watertight seal in the box. The patent-pending wire clamp feature
gives you the ability to also install aftermarket radio systems and
maintain the watertight features of the receiver box.
Removing the Receiver
1. Remove the 2.5x8mm screws that secure the wire clamp.
2. Remove the 2.5x8mm screws that secure the receiver box lid to the
chassis. Lift the lid up and toward you to disengage the lid’s tab from
its slot in the chassis.
3. You can now access the receiver. Unplug the servo cables from the
receiver and remove the receiver.
5. Lift the receiver box cover and plug
the servo and speed control leads into
the receiver (E). Refer to page 11 for the
wiring diagram.
6. Bundle the wires so they fit beneath the
receiver box cover. You may secure the
receiver to the chassis with mounting tape
if you wish, but this is not required. The
excess wire beneath the cover will prevent
the receiver from rattling.
7. Make sure the clear plastic light pipe in the
receiver box is aligned above the LED on
the receiver.
8. Make sure the blue O-ring is properly
seated into the groove around the receiver
cover base so the cover will not pinch or
damage the O-ring. Snap the receiver box
cover into place (F).
9. Inspect the cover to make sure the O-ring
is not visible. If it is, remove the cover and
reposition the O-ring. With the O-ring and
cover properly seated, install the 2.5x8mm
screws and tighten them securely (G).
E
F
G
A
B
Receiver Installation
1. Route the antenna wire
out of the receiver box
cover (A). Place the cover
on the chassis.
2. Route the servo and
C
speed control leads into the receiver box cover.
Use the molded-in wire guides to align the
servo and speed control leads and antenna
D
wire (B).
3. Apply a small bead of silicone grease (Traxxas
part #1647) to the wire clamp (C).
4. Install the wire clamp and tighten the two
2.5x8mm screws securely (D).
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Important: The shocks are
assembled at the factory with
a center-to-center distance
(between the rod end balls)
of 47.75mm. Any time the
shocks are removed and
disassembled, this distance
should be checked to ensure
proper operation of the
suspension.
The Slash VXL 4WD and E-Revo VXL are factory-tuned for optimum
performance in a wide variety of off-road conditions. To tailor the
performance and handling of your model to suit your driving style
and terrain, both models have a number of adjustable features.
Gearing, shock preload and damping, ride height and wheel
camber can all be easily adjusted.
SUSPENSION TUNING
Total Travel
Ride Height Adjustment
The Slash VXL 4WD
and E-Revo VXL both
have threaded shock
bodies that make it easy
to adjust ride height.
Compression 2/3
Threading the shocks’
Ride Height
preload collars away from
Sag (Droop) 1/3
the caps will raise the
Axle Centerline at Max Compression
vehicle’s ride height (the
Axle Centerline at Ride Height
distance from the chassis
Axle Centerline at Max Sag
to the ground), and
reduce the suspension’s
down travel, also known
as ‘sag’ or ‘droop’. This can be helpful in rugged terrain where
extra ground clearance is needed. However, the vehicle’s center of
gravity (CG) will be raised, making it less stable.
47.75mm
Threading the shocks’ preload collars toward the caps will lower
the vehicle’s ride height and increase the suspension’s droop. This
will lower the vehicle’s CG and improve handling, but it will also
reduce ground clearance.
From the factory, Slash VXL 4WD and E-Revo VXL are set up as
shown in the illustration above. At rest, the suspension sags to
about 1/3 of its total travel. This allows the suspension to extend so
the wheel can drop into depressions over rough terrain. This leaves
2/3 of the total suspension travel for compression when absorbing
bumps and landing jumps. These settings are ideal for most
surfaces, and only small changes in ride height should be required
to fine-tune the vehicle’s handling for your particular surface.
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Shock Oil
The 4 oil-filled shocks (dampers) effectively control the suspension
movement by preventing the wheels and tires from continuing
to “bounce” after rebounding from a bump. Changing the oil in
the shocks can vary the suspension damping effect. Changing
the oil to a higher viscosity oil will increase damping. Lowering
the viscosity of the oil will cause the suspension damping to be
reduced. Damping should be increased (with higher viscosity oil)
if the model is bottoming easily over jumps. Damping should
be decreased (with thinner viscosity oil) if the model is hopping
over small bumps and feels unstable. The viscosity of shock oil is
affected by extremes in operating temperature; an oil of certain
viscosity will become less viscous at higher temperatures and
more viscous at lower temperatures. Operating in regions with
cold temperatures may require lower viscosity oil. The Slash VXL
4WD’s shocks are filled with SAE 30W oil. The E-Revo VXL’s shocks
are filled with SAE 40W oil. Only use 100% silicone oil in the shock.
Replacing Shock Oil
The shocks have to be removed from the vehicle and disassembled
to change the oil.
1. Remove the lower
spring retainer and
shock spring.
2. Remove the upper
shock cap. If you cannot
unscrew the cap with
your fingers, pass the
2mm ‘L’ wrench through the cap’s eyelet so you can apply more
leverage. Turn the cap counterclockwise to loosen it.
3. Empty the used shock oil from the shock body.
4.Fill the shock with new silicone shock oil up to the top of the
shock body.
5. Slowly move the piston up and down (always keeping it
submerged in oil) to release the air bubbles. Let the shock sit for
a few minutes to allow any remaining air bubbles to surface.
6.Slowly thread the upper cap with the installed shock bladder
onto the shock body. The excess oil will bleed out of the small
hole in the shock cap.
7. Tighten the shock cap until snug.
TUNING ADJUSTMENTS
Static Camber Adjustment
The wheels can be set to have either
positive or negative camber (see
illustration below). The camber angle
changes as the wheel moves up and
down through its range of travel. Static
camber is the camber angle at the
wheel when the vehicle is set at its
normal, stationary ride height.
TRANSMISSION TUNING
The suspension pivot balls located in the axle carriers adjust the
static camber. Camber is factory-set at negative 1-degree, with
the pivot balls threaded all the way into the suspension arms. To
adjust static camber, insert the supplied 2mm hex wrench into the
pivot ball (compressing the suspension until the arms are parallel
to the ground will allow for easier hex wrench engagement).
Negative camber can be increased by unthreading the lower pivot
ball. Zero camber or positive camber (not recommended) can be
achieved by unthreading the upper pivot ball. Note that camber
changes will also effect the toe angle of the wheel being adjusted.
Static Camber Base Factory Settings
Front: 1-degree negative camber each side
Rear: 1-degree negative camber each side
Positive camber
Zero camber
Negative camber
Adjusting the Slipper Clutch
Slash VXL 4WD and E-Revo VXL
are equipped with an adjustable
Torque Control slipper clutch
which is built into the large spur
gear. The purpose of the slipper
clutch is to prevent over-stressing
of the drivetrain and transmission
gears. It may also be used to
regulate the amount of power sent to the rear wheels to prevent
tire spin. When it slips, the slipper clutch makes a high-pitch,
whining noise.
To adjust the slipper clutch, remove the receiver box cover.
The slipper clutch is integrated into the main spur gear on the
transmission. The slipper clutch is adjusted using the springloaded locknut on the slipper shaft. Use the supplied universal
wrench. To tighten or loosen the slipper nut, insert the 1.5mm
hex wrench into the hole in the end of the slipper shaft. This locks
the shaft for adjustments. Turn the adjustment nut clockwise to
tighten (less slippage) and counter-clockwise to loosen (more
slippage)
A camber gauge (available
at your local hobby shop)
can be a useful tool for
alignment setting.
To achieve a good starting
point for the slipper clutch,
tighten the slipper clutch
adjusting nut clockwise until
the slipper clutch adjusting
spring fully collapses (do not
over tighten), and then turn
the slipper clutch nut counterclockwise ¾ to 1 turn.
Tuning The Sealed Gear Differentials
The Slash VXL 4WD and E-Revo VXL’s front and rear gear
differentials allow the left and right wheels to spin at different
speeds while turning so that the tires do not scuff or skid. This
decreases the turning radius and increases steering performance.
The performance of the differentials can be tuned for different
driving conditions and performance requirements. The
differentials are filled with silicone differential fluid, and are sealed
to maintain consistent long-term performance. Changing the oil
in the differential with either lower or higher viscosity oil will vary
the performance characteristics of the differentials. Changing to
a higher viscosity oil in the differential will reduce the tendency
for power to be transferred to the wheel with the least traction.
You may notice this when making sharp turns on slick surfaces.
The unloaded wheels on the inside of the turn have the least
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traction and tend to spin up to extremely high rpms. Higher viscosity
(thicker) oil causes the differential to act like a limited-slip differential,
distributing more equal power to the left and right wheels. Your model
will generally benefit from higher viscosity oil when climbing, rock
crawling, or racing on low traction surfaces. Note: Heavier oil will allow
power to be transferred even with one or more tires off the ground.
This can make the vehicle more likely to overturn.
Spur Gear
From the factory, both the differentials are filled with SAE 30,000W
viscosity silicone oil. Only use silicone oil in the differentials. Traxxas
sells SAE 10,000W and SAE 50,000W viscosity oil (see your parts list).
The differentials have to be removed from the vehicle and
disassembled to change/replace oil.
Extensive testing has been done to determine the best gear ratios for
the Slash VXL 4WD and E-Revo VXL models. The stock gearing balances
power, speed, and efficiency to optimize the performance of the
models. However, you may wish to try different gear ratios in order to
customize the performance of your model. The gearing chart on this
page shows appropriate gearing for both models.
By installing a pinion with fewer teeth, or a spur gear with more teeth,
the transmission’s final drive ratio is increased. This means greater rpm
is required to achieve a given speed. Using a numerically higher gear
ratio will increase torque, but reduce top speed. Installing a pinion
with more teeth, or a spur gear with fewer teeth, will decrease the final
drive ratio, which will generally increase top speed but reduce torque.
However, installing too large a pinion will “overgear” the car, which will
reduce performance and may overheat the motor and speed control.
Use the following formula to calculate the overall ratio for combinations
not listed on the gear chart:
# Spur Gear Teeth
x 5.04 = Final Gear Ratio
# Pinion Gear Teeth
Pinion Gear
MOTOR AND GEARING
45
50
55
11
-
-
25.20
12
-
-
23.10
13
-
-
21.32
14
-
-
19.80
15
-
-
18.48
16
-
15.75
17.33
17
-
14.82
16.31
18
-
14.00
15.40
19
-
13.26
14.59
20
-
12.60
13.86
21
10.80
12.00
13.20
22
10.31
11.45
12.60
23
9.86
10.96
12.05
24
9.45
10.50
11.55
25
9.07
10.08
11.09
26
8.72
9.69
10.66
27
8.40
9.33
10.27
28
8.10
9.00
9.90
29
7.82
8.69
9.56
30
7.56
8.40
9.24
31
7.32
8.13
8.94
32
7.09
7.88
-
33
6.87
7.64
-
Gearing Compatibility Chart
The chart on the left shows a full
range of gear combinations. The
stock ratio for E-Revo VXL is shown in
blue. The stock ratio for Slash VXL is
shown in red.
The gear combinations in gray are
not suitable for either model when
using the included 6-cell battery,
speed control and motor. These gear
combinations have been included in
this chart as they may be used with
certain other aftermarket equipment
combinations.
Stock 7107 E-Revo VXL
Stock 7007 Slash VXL 4WD
Acceptable range 7007 & 7107
Acceptable range 7007 only
50+mph 7107 E-Revo VXL
50+mph 7007 Slash VXL 4WD
Not suitable for stock models
If you have questions or need technical assistance, call Traxxas at
1-888-TRAXXAS
(1-888-872-9927) (U.S. residents only)
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TUNING ADJUSTMENTS
Gearing for 50+mph
The included “High Speed” pinion gear will allow your model to
reach 50+mph when used with an additional Power Cell Series 1
battery (Part #2925) and (Part #3063) series connector (battery and
series connector sold separately).
50+mph Pinion Installation Instructions
1. Remove the motor as described in Motor Installation (following).
2. Use the supplied 1.5mm wrench to loosen the pinion’s set screw.
Remove the stock pinion.
3. Place the high speed pinion gear onto
the motor shaft. Align the set screw
hole with the flat side of the shaft.
4. Thread the supplied 1.5mm set screw
into the high speed pinion gear but
do not tighten it yet.
5. Slide the pinion gear down the motor
shaft so the wrench shaft fits into the
notch in the motor mount, as shown.
Tighten the set screw.
To complete the installation, reinstall the motor and set the gear
mesh as described to the right. Make certain the pinion does not
contact the motor mount or motor plate.
50+mph Battery Installation Instructions
1. Install the supplied battery as described on page 12.
2. Install an identical Power Cell Series 1 battery (#2925) sold
separately) in the opposite battery compartment.
3. Plug both batteries into the Y-harness (sold separately). The
harness connects the two packs in series. The two 7.2-volt 6-cell
battery packs will operate as one 14.4-volt 12-cell battery pack.
4. Plug the Y-harness into the speed control.
Battery Precautions
• Make certain both batteries are fully charged before
installing them in your model. Installing a fully charged
pack and a partially discharged pack may lead to
overdischarging and damage to the partially discharged
battery.
• Do not mix batteries of different brands, chemistries or
capacities. Only genuine Traxxas batteries are approved
for dual-battery use in this model.
Motor Installation
To access the
motor, remove
the gear cover by
removing the single
screw on the top
of the gear cover.
The motor uses an
aluminum mount
for quick, easy
motor access and gearing adjustment.
To remove the motor, first open the
right battery door and slide out the
ESC. Next, remove the single large
hex screw using the supplied 2.5mm
wrench. Then rotate the motor and
mount to the side of the model, and
slide backward off the post.
The motor mount was carefully
engineered to provide additional
features and adjustability. Two sets of
holes are provided for use with brushed
and brushless motors. The holes for
brushed motors are spaced 16mm
apart and accept 2.5mm screws. The
holes for brushless motors are spaced
19mm apart and accept 3mm screws.
Motor Mount Positions
Brushed Motors
Brushless Motors
• The high speed dual-battery and gearing configuration
is for high-speed running on smooth surfaces only. Avoid
repetitive hard acceleration to prevent overstressing the
motor, speed control and batteries. Stop running your
model and allow it to cool if the speed control’s thermal
overload protection activates or if the motor temperature
exceeds 200° F. Failure to install the appropriate gearing
can cause failure of the motor, speed control and batteries
when running the model on 12 NiMH cells.
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Adjusting Gear Mesh
Incorrect gear mesh is the most common
cause of stripped spur gears. Gear mesh
should be checked and adjusted anytime
a gear is replaced. Access the gears by
removing the single screw on the top
gear cover.
To set the gear mesh, cut a narrow strip
of notebook paper and run it into the gear
mesh of the motor. The motor is mounted
Motor Mount
Screw
to an aluminum motor mount. Loosen
the single motor mount screw with the
provided 2.5mm wrench to slide the motor
Do Not Loosen
mount. Slide the motor and pinion gear into
the spur gear. Retighten the motor mount
screw and then remove the strip of paper. You should be able to run
a fresh strip of paper through the gears without binding them.
WHEELS AND TIRES
The Slash VXL 4WD and E-Revo VXL use 12mm axle hexes which
allow many types of aftermarket tires and wheels to be adapted
for use on your model. Most will affect the overall width and the
suspension geometry of the model. The offsets and dimensions
designed into the model’s wheels are intentional; therefore,
Traxxas cannot recommend the use of other non-Traxxas wheels
with different specifications. Experimentation with different types
of tires is recommended to see which ones work the best on the
terrain where the model is run. Soft compound tires with many
short spikes generally work better on hard, dry surfaces. In loose
dirt, a tire with large spikes should perform better. Foam tires can
be fitted for use on pavement or indoor carpet tracks. See your
parts list for accessory wheels and tires.
When selecting tires, consider the overall diameter of the tire.
If the overall diameter is significantly larger than the stock tire’s
diameter, you will need to use a smaller pinion gear to compensate
for the larger tire. If you wish to install tires with a diameter greater
than 4 inches or 100mm, Traxxas suggests you configure the
transmission for ‘underdrive’ gearing. Details on making this simple
modification are available at Traxxas.com.
26 • TR A X X AS
MAINTAINING YOUR MODEL
Your model requires timely maintenance in order to stay in top
running condition. The following procedures should be taken
very seriously.
Inspect the vehicle for obvious damage or wear. Look for:
1. Cracked, bent, or damaged parts
2. Check the wheels and steering for binding.
3. Check the operation of the shock absorbers.
4. Check the wiring for any frayed wires or loose connections.
5. Check the mounting of the receiver and servo(s) and
speed control.
6. Check the tightness of the wheel nuts with a wrench.
7. Check the operation of the radio system, especially the
condition of the batteries.
8. Check for any loose screws in the chassis structure
or suspension.
9. Inspect the gears for wear, broken teeth, or debris lodged
between the teeth.
10. Check the tightness of the slipper clutch.
11. Check the tightness of the front pivot balls.
Other periodic maintenance:
Slipper clutch pad (friction material):
Under normal use, the
friction material in the
slipper clutch should
wear very slowly. If
the slipper clutch fails
to provide consistent
performance or slips even
when the adjustment nut is fully
tightened, disassemble the slipper
clutch and replace the slipper pad. Inspect
the spur gear and pressure plate for wear or
damage and replace if necessary.
bladder in the top cap for signs of damage or distortion from
overtightening. If the bottom of the shock is leaking, then it
is time for a rebuild. The Traxxas rebuild kit for two shocks is
part #5462.
Always wear eye protection
when using compressed
air or spray cleaners and
lubricants.
Suspension: Periodically inspect the model for signs of damage
such as bent or dirty suspension pins, bent turnbuckles, loose
screws, and any signs of stress or bending. Replace components
as needed.
Driveline: Inspect the driveline for signs of wear such as worn
drive yokes, dirty axle half shafts, and any unusual noise or
binding. Remove the gear cover and Inspect the spur gear for
wear and check the tightness of set screws in the pinion gears.
Tighten, clean, or replace components as needed.
Storage
When you are through running the model for the day, blow it off
with compressed air or use a soft bristled paint brush to dust-off
the vehicle. Always disconnect and remove the battery from the
model whenever the model is stored. If the model will be stored for
a long time, then also remove the batteries from the transmitter.
Keep this manual and the other documents included with your
model for future reference. If you misplace your manual or any of
the documents, they may be downloaded at Traxxas.com.
If you have any questions about your model or its operation,
call the Traxxas Technical Support line toll-free at:
1-888-TRAXXAS (1-888-872-9927)*
Technical support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am
to 9:00pm central time.
Chassis: Keep the chassis clean of accumulated dirt and grime.
Periodically inspect the chassis for damage.
Shocks: Keep the oil level in the shocks full. Use only 100%
pure silicone shock oil to prolong the life of the seals. If you are
experiencing leakage around the top of the shock, inspect the
11
*Toll-free support is available to U.S. residents only.
TR A X X AS • 27
TQ 2.4GHz ADVANCED TUNING GUIDE
Starting Over:
Restoring Factory Defaults
When programming your
2.4GHz transmitter, you may
feel the need to start over
with a clean slate. Follow
these simple steps to restore
the factory settings:
1. Turn transmitter off.
2. Hold both MENU and SET.
3. Turn transmitter on.
4. Release MENU and SET.
The transmitter LED will
blink red.
5. Press SET to clear settings.
The LED will turn solid
green and the transmitter
is restored to default.
Throttle Trim Seek Mode
When the Multi-Function knob is
set to throttle trim, the transmitter
remembers the throttle trim
setting. If the throttle trim knob is
moved from the original setting
while the transmitter is off, or while
the transmitter was used to control
another model, the transmitter
ignores the actual position of
the trim knob. This prevents the
model from accidentally running
away. The LED on the face of the
transmitter will rapidly blink green
and the throttle trim knob (MultiFunction knob) will not adjust the
trim until it is moved back to its
original position saved in memory.
To restore throttle trim control,
simply turn the multi-function
knob either direction until the LED
stops blinking.
28 • TR A X X AS
Your Traxxas transmitter has a programmable Multi-Function knob
that can be set to control various advanced transmitter functions
(set to Steering Sensitivity by default, see page 16). Accessing the
programming menu is done by using the menu and set buttons on the
transmitter and observing signals from the LED. An explanation of the
menu structure follows on page 30. Experiment with the settings and
features to see if they can improve your driving experience.
Throttle Sensitivity (Throttle Exponential)
The Multi-Function knob can be set to control Throttle Sensitivity.
Throttle Sensitivity works the same way as Steering Sensitivity as
described on page 16, but applies the effect to the throttle channel.
Only forward throttle is affected; brake/reverse travel remains linear
regardless of the Throttle Sensitivity setting.
Steering Percentage (Dual Rate)
The Multi-Function knob can be set to control the amount (percentage)
of servo travel applied to steering. Turning the Multi-Function knob
fully clockwise will deliver maximum steering throw; turning the knob
counter-clockwise reduces steering throw (note: turning the dial
counter-clockwise to its stop will eliminate all servo travel). Be aware
that the steering End Point settings define the servo’s maximum
steering throw. If you set Steering Percentage to 100% (by turning the
Multi-Function knob fully clockwise), the servo will travel all the way
to its selected end point, but not past it. Many racers set Dual Rate so
they have only as much steering throw as they need for the track’s
tightest turn, thus making the car easier to drive throughout the rest of
the course. Reducing steering throw can also be useful in making a car
easier to control on high-traction surfaces, and limiting steering output
for oval racing where large amounts of steering travel are not required.
Braking Percentage
The Multi-Function knob may also be set to control the amount of brake
travel applied by the servo in a nitro-powered model. Electric models do
not have a servo-operated brake, but the Braking Percentage function
still operates the same way in electric models. Turning the Multi-Function
knob full clockwise will deliver maximum brake throw; turning the knob
counter-clockwise reduces brake throw (Note: Turning the dial counterclockwise to its stop will eliminate all brake action).
Throttle Trim
Setting the Multi-Function knob to serve as throttle trim will allow you
to adjust the throttle’s neutral position to prevent unwanted brake drag
or throttle application when the transmitter trigger is at neutral. Note:
Your transmitter is equipped with a Throttle Trim Seek mode to prevent
accidental runaways. See the sidebar for more information.
Steering and Throttle End Points
The TQ 2.4GHz transmitter allows you to choose the limit of the servo’s
travel range (or its “end point”) independently for left and right travel
(on the steering channel) and throttle/brake travel (on the throttle
channel). This allows you to fine-tune the servo settings to prevent
binding caused by the servo moving steering or throttle linkages (in the
case of a nitro car) farther than their mechanical limits. The end point
adjustment settings you select will represent what you wish to be the
servo’s maximum travel; the Steering Percentage or Braking Percentage
functions will not override the End Point settings.
Steering and Throttle Sub-Trim
The Sub-Trim function is used to precisely set the neutral point of the
steering or throttle servo in the event that simply setting the trim knob
to “zero” does not completely center the servo. When selected, Sub-Trim
allows finer adjustment to the servo output shaft’s position for precise
setting of the neutral point. Always set the Steering Trim knob to zero
before making final adjustment (if required) using Sub-Trim. If Throttle
Trim has been previously adjusted, the Throttle Trim will need to be
reprogrammed to “zero” before making final adjustment using Sub-Trim.
Setting Lock
Once you’ve adjusted all of these settings the way you like them, you
may want to disable the Multi-Function knob so none of your settings
can be changed. This is especially handy if you operate multiple vehicles
with a single transmitter via Traxxas Link.
Multiple Settings and the Multi-Function Knob
It is important to note that settings made with the Multi-Function
knob are “overlaid” on top of each other. For example, if you assign the
Multi-Function to adjust Steering Percentage and set it for 50%, then
reassign the knob to control Steering Sensitivity, the transmitter will
“remember” the Steering Percentage setting. Adjustments you make
to Steering Sensitivity will be applied to the 50% steering throw setting
you selected previously. Likewise, setting the Multi-Function knob to
“disabled” will prevent the knob from making further adjustments, but
the last setting of the Multi-Function knob will still apply.
TRAXXAS LINK
Traxxas Link is an exclusive, patent-pending feature of the TQ 2.4GHz
transmitter. Each time the transmitter is bound to a new receiver, it
saves that receiver in its memory along with all the settings assigned
to that receiver. When the transmitter and any bound receiver are
switched on, the transmitter automatically recalls the settings for that
receiver. There is no need to manually select your vehicle from a list of
model memory entries.
TQ 2.4GHz ADVANCED TUNING GUIDE
Model Lock
The Traxxas Link feature can store up to twenty models (receivers) in its
memory. If you bind a twenty-first receiver, Traxxas Link will delete the
“oldest” receiver from its memory (in other words, the model you used
the longest time ago will be deleted). Activating Model Lock will lock
the receiver in memory so it cannot be deleted.
You may also bind multiple Traxxas Link transmitters to the same
model making it possible to pick up any transmitter and any previously
bound model in your collection and simply turn them on and drive.
With Traxxas Link, there is no need remember which transmitter goes
with which model and there is never a need to have to select any model
from a list of model memory entries. The transmitter and receiver do it
all for you automatically.
To activate Model Lock:
1. Switch on the transmitter and receiver you wish to lock.
2. Press and hold MENU. Release when the status LED blinks green.
3. Press MENU three times. The status LED will blink green four
times repeatedly.
4. Press SET. The status LED will blink green in single-flash intervals.
5. Press SET once. The status LED will blink red once repeatedly.
6. Press MENU once, the LED will blink red twice repeatedly.
7. Press SET, the LED will blink rapidly green. The memory is now locked.
Press MENU and SET to return to driving mode.
Note: To unlock a memory, press SET twice at step 5. The LED will
blink rapidly green to indicate the model is unlocked. To unlock all
models, press MENU twice at step 6 and then press SET.
To delete a model:
At some point, you may wish to delete a model you no-longer drive
from the memory.
1. Switch on the transmitter and receiver you wish to delete.
2. Press and hold MENU. Release when the status LED blinks green.
3. Press MENU three times. The status LED will blink green four
times repeatedly.
4. Press SET once. The status LED will blink green once repeatedly.
5. Press MENU once. The status LED will blink green twice repeatedly.
6. Press SET. The memory is now selected to be deleted. Press SET to
delete the model. Press and hold MENU to return to driving mode.
Failsafe
Your Traxxas radio system is
equipped with a built-in failsafe
function that returns the throttle
to its last saved neutral position in
the event of a signal loss. The LED
on the transmitter and the receiver
will rapidly flash red.
TRANSMITTER LED CODES
LED Color / Pattern
Name
Notes
Solid green
Normal Driving Mode
See page 14 for information on how to use your transmitter controls.
Slow red (0.5 sec on / 0.5 sec off)
Binding
See page 16 for more information on binding.
Flashing fast green (0.1 sec on / 0.15 sec off)
Throttle Trim Seek Mode
Turn the Multi Function knob right or left until the LED stops flashing.
See page 28 for more information.
Flashing medium red (0.25 sec on / 0.25 sec off)
Low Battery Alarm
Put new batteries in the transmitter. See page 12 for more information.
Flashing fast red (0.125 sec on / 0.125 sec off)
Link Failure / Error
Transmitter and receiver are no longer bound. Turn the system off and then
back on to resume normal operation. Find source of the link failure (ie out of
range, low batteries, damaged antenna).
Counts out number (green or red) then pauses
Current menu position
See Menu Tree for more information.
x8
Fast green 8 times
Menu setting accepted (on SET)
x8
Fast red 8 times
Menu SET invalid
Programming Patterns
or
User error such as trying to delete a locked model.
RECEIVER LED CODES
LED Color / Pattern
Name
Notes
Solid green
Normal Driving Mode
See page 14 for information on how to use your transmitter controls.
Slow red (0.5 sec on / 0.5 sec off)
Binding
See page 16 for more information on binding.
Flashing fast red (0.125 sec on / 0.125 sec off)
Fail-Safe / Low-Voltage Detect
Consistent low-voltage in the receiver triggers Fail-Safe so there is enough
power to center the throttle servo before it completely loses power.
TR A X X AS • 29
TQ 2.4GHz ADVANCED TUNING GUIDE
Press MENU to move through options.
Press SET to select an option.
MENU TREE
The menu tree below shows how to navigate through
the TQ 2.4GHz transmitter’s various settings and
functions. Press and hold MENU to enter the menu tree,
and use the following commands to navigate through
the menu and select options.
MENU: When you enter a menu, you always start at the
top. Press MENU to move down the menu tree.
When you reach the bottom of the tree, pressing
MENU again will return you to the top.
SET: Press SET to move across the menu tree and select
options. When an option is committed to the
transmitter’s memory, the status LED will rapidly
blink green.
BACK: Press both MENU and SET to go back one level in
the menu tree.
EXIT: Press and hold MENU to exit programming.
Your selected options will be saved.
ECHO: Press and hold SET to activate the “echo” function.
Echo will “play back” your current position on the
Menu Tree, should you lose your place. For example:
If your current position is Steering Channel End
Points, holding SET will cause the LED to blink green
twice, green once, and then red three times. Echo
will not alter your adjustments or change your
position in the programming sequence.
Below is an example of how to access a function in the menu
tree. In the example, the user is setting the Multi-Function knob
to be a steering Dual Rate control.
To set the Multi-Function knob to control STEERING DUAL RATE (%):
1. Switch the transmitter on
2. Press and hold MENU until the green LED lights. It will blink in single
intervals.
3. Press SET. The red LED will blink in single intervals to indicate Steering
Dual Rate has been selected.
4. Press MENU twice. The red LED will blink three times repeatedly to
indicate Steering Percentage has been selected.
5. Press SET to select. The green LED will blink 8 times fast to indicate
successful selection.
6. Press and hold MENU to return to driving mode.
Enter Programming
Press and hold
MENU for 3 seconds
1
Multi-Function Knob
One Blink Green
Press
SET
Press
MENU
2
Channel Setup
Two Blinks Green
Press
SET
1
Steering Sensitivity (Expo)
2
Throttle Sensitivity (Expo)
3
Steering % (Dual Rate)
4
Braking %
5
Throttle Trim
6
Knob Disabled
1
Steering (Channel 1)
One Blink Red
Two Blinks Red
Press MENU to move through options.
Press SET to select an option.
Three Blinks Red
Four Blinks Red
Five Blinks Red
Hold both
MENU and SET
30 • TRAXXAS
Transmitter
ON
Release MENU and SET
red LED blinks
1
Servo Reversing Press SET to reverse
One Blink Red
servo direction.
2
Sub Trim
Use knob to adjust
sub-trim. Press SET to save.
3
End Points
Six Blinks Red
One Blink Green
Press
SET
2
Press
MENU
Throttle (Channel 2)
Two Blinks Green
Press
SET
Press SET to select an option.
3
Mode Selection
Three Blinks Green
Press
SET
1
Electric
One Blink Red
2
4
Traxxas-Link
Four Blinks Green
Press
SET
1
Nitro
Two Blinks Red
Model Locking
One Blink Green
Press
SET
Press
MENU
Press SET to clear settings. LED
will turn solid green. Transmitter
is restored to default
2
Delete Model
Two Blinks Green
Press
SET
Use steering wheel to
adjust. Turn right to desired
end point, press set to save.
Turn left to desired endpoint and press set to save.
To reset max throw: Let go of controls and press SET.
Three Blinks Red
Reset End Points Press SET to restore
1
Servo Reversing Press SET to reverse
One Blink Red
servo direction.
2
Sub Trim
Use knob to adjust subtrim. Press SET to save.
3
End Points
Press
MENU
Press
MENU
Two Blinks Red
4
Press
MENU
Restoring Factory Defaults:
Transmitter
OFF
Note: The transmitter is “live” during programming
so you can test the settings real time without having
to exit the menu tree.
Four Blinks Red
Two Blinks Red
factory default endpoints.
Use trigger to adjust. Pull
back to desired end point,
press set to save. Push
forward to desired endpoint and press set to save.
To reset max throw: Let go of controls and press SET.
Three Blinks Red
4
Reset End Points Press SET to restore
1
Unlock
2
Lock
3
Unlock All
1
Confirm Deletion
Four Blinks Red
One Blink Red
Two Blinks Red
Three Blinks Red
One Blink Red
factory default endpoints.
TQ 2.4GHz ADVANCED TUNING GUIDE
x8
Set Multi-Function
knob for STEERING
SENSITIVITY (Expo)
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press SET to confirm
green LED blinks (x8)
Set Multi-Function
knob for THROTTLE
SENSITIVITY (Expo)
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU to confirm
red LED blinks (x2)
Set Multi-Function
knob for STEERING
DUAL RATE (%)
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU twice
red LED blinks (x3)
Set Multi-Function
knob for BRAKING
PERCENTAGE (%)
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU 3 times
red LED blinks (x4)
Set Multi-Function
knob for
THROTTLE TRIM
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU 4 times
red LED blinks (x5)
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU 5 times
red LED blinks (x6)
Press SET to lock
green LED blinks (x8)
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
To REVERSE
the direction of
STEERING servo
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press SET to reverse
servo direction
To set the SUB TRIM
of the STEERING
servo
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU
red LED blinks (x2)
To LOCK the
Multi-Function knob
x2
x3
x4
x5
x6
MENU TREE FORMULAS
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
x8
Press SET to select
green LED blinks (x8)
To reset the END
POINTS of STEERING
servo to defaults
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
To REVERSE
the direction of
THROTTLE servo
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
To set the SUB TRIM
of the THROTTLE
servo
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
x3
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
x8
Use Multi-Function
knob to set neutral
Turn steering
wheel to desired max
left and right travel
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU twice
red LED blinks (x3)
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU 3 times
red LED blinks (x4)
Press SET
to reset end points
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press SET to reverse
servo direction
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU
red LED blinks (x2)
x4
x2
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
x2
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
x8
Press SET
to save each position
IF END POINTS
NEED TO BE
CHANGED:
IF END POINTS
ARE OK:
Turn steering wheel
to test settings
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
Press SET
and repeat steps 6-8
x8
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
x2
x2
Press SET
green LED blinks
Press SET
to save position
x8
x2
x2
To reset the END
POINTS of THROTTLE
servo to defaults
Adjust the MultiFunction knob until the
LED turns solid green.
x2
x2
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
Always turn your
transmitter on first.
x8
x2
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
x8
x2
To set the END
POINTS of the
THROTTLE servo
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
x8
Press SET to select
green LED blinks (x8)
x2
Press MENU
green LED blinks (x2)
1
x8
Press SET to select
green LED blinks (x8)
x2
Press/hold MENU
green LED blinks
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
x8
Press SET to select
green LED blinks (x8)
x2
To set the END
POINTS of the
STEERING servo
To select functions and make adjustments to the TQ 2.4GHz transmitter without
referencing the menu tree, turn your transmitter on, find the function in the left
column you wish to adjust, and simply follow the corresponding steps.
x3
x8
Use Multi-Function
knob to set neutral
Use throttle
trigger to set desired
max throttle or brake
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU twice
red LED blinks (x3)
x4
x8
Press SET
red LED blinks
Press MENU 3 times
red LED blinks (x4)
Press SET
green LED blinks (x8)
x2
Press SET
to save position
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
IF END POINTS
NEED TO BE
CHANGED:
IF END POINTS
ARE OK:
Press SET to save
Use trigger to test
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
Press/hold MENU
returns to driving mode
Press SET
and repeat steps 7-9
TRAXXAS • 31
B R U S H L E S S
MODEL 7007
B R U S H L E S S
MODEL 7107
B Rowner
U S’s Hmanual
L E S S
1100 Klein Road, Plano Texas 75074
1-888-TRAXXAS
100205 KC1256-R01
1/16 E-Revo VXL (Model 7107) Parts List
Parts shown in bold are optional accessories. Part categories and individual part listings are arranged alphabetically. Prices are shown in US Dollars.
Bearings & Bushings
5124
7019
5114
7020
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (4x7x2.5mm) (2) ......................
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (4x8x3mm) (2) ..............................
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (5x8x2.5mm) (2) ......................
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (8x12x3.5mm) (2) .........................
Body & Accessories
7150
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
1926
1726
1834
7015
4915
7111
Antenna caps, vinyl (2)/ antenna spool .............................................. $2.00
Antenna, tube (1)/ vinyl antenna cap (1)/ wire retainer (1) ................. $1.00
Body clips (12) (standard size)........................................................... $2.00
Body mounts, front & rear/ body mount posts, front & rear ................ $6.00
Body washers, foam adhesive (10) .................................................... $2.00
Body, 1/16 E-Revo (clear, requires painting)/ grill and lights
decal sheet........................................................................................ $20.00
7111X Body, 1/16 E-Revo, ProGraphix (replacement for painted
body. Graphics are painted- requires paint and final color
application)/ decal sheet .................................................................$28.00
2514 Decal sheet, racing sponsors ............................................................. $3.00
7113 Decal sheets, 1/16 E-Revo VXL......................................................... $7.00
9950 Official Team Traxxas racing decal set (flag logo/ 6-color) ................ $4.50
7121 Wing mount/ hardware (1/16 E-Revo)................................................ $5.00
7122 Wing, 1/16 E-Revo (black)/ decal sheet ............................................. $6.00
7122G Wing, 1/16 E-Revo (Exo-carbon finish)/ decal sheet ..................... $10.00
7123 Wing, 1/16 E-Revo (white)/ decal sheet .......................................... $6.00
Bumpers & Skidplates
7135
7037
Bumpers, front (1)/ rear (1) (1/16 E-Revo) ......................................... $6.50
Skidplate set, front (1)/ rear (1)/ transmission (1)/ steering servo
guards (2) / steering servo cover plate (1) ......................................... $10.00
Chassis & Attachments
7015
7024
Body mounts, front & rear/ body mount posts, front & rear ................ $6.00
Box, receiver (sealed)/ wire cover/ foam pads, upper & lower/
silicone grease/ 2.5x8 CS (4)/ 3x4 GS (1).......................................... $10.00
7023 Bulkhead tie bars, front & rear (blue-anodized aluminum)/ 2.5x6
CS (1) ................................................................................................. $6.00
7030X Bulkhead, front (left & right halves)/ 3x10MM BCS (4) ...................... $6.00
7029X Bulkhead, rear (left & right halves)/ 3x10MM BCS (4) ....................... $6.00
7022 Chassis .............................................................................................. $15.00
7026 Door, battery compartment (1)/ vents, battery compartment (1
pair) (fits right or left side) .................................................................. $5.00
7025 Seal kit, receiver box (includes o-ring, seals, and silicone grease).... $4.00
7037 Skidplate set, front (1)/ rear (1)/ transmission (1)/ steering servo
guards (2) / steering servo cover plate (1) ......................................... $10.00
7043 Steering arm (upper & lower)/ steering link/ servo horn/ servo
saver/ servo saver spring/ servo horn mount/ ball stud (2)/ shock
mounts, front & rear/ 2.5x18mm CS (4) ............................................. $12.00
7184 Wheelie bar, assembled ..................................................................$15.00
7121 Wing mount/ hardware (1/16 E-Revo)................................................ $5.00
Differential Components
7019
7020
7080
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (4x8x3mm) (2) .............................. $4.00
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (8x12x3.5mm) (2) ......................... $4.00
Cover plates, differential (front or rear)/ gaskets (2)/ o-rings (2)/
2x14mm BCS (4)................................................................................ $3.00
7078 Differential assembly, complete ......................................................... $24.00
7014 Differential kit, center (complete) ................................................... $25.00
7082 Gear set, differential (output gears (2)/ spider gears (3))/
differential output shafts (2)/ 1.5x6mm pin (3)/ 1.5x8mm pin (2)........ $10.00
5130 Oil, differential (100K weight) (.7 oz (20cc)) ................................... $8.00
5135 Oil, differential (10K weight) ............................................................ $7.50
5136 Oil, differential (30K weight) ............................................................... $7.50
5137 Oil, differential (50K weight) ............................................................ $7.50
7014X Rebuild kit, center differential (includes o-rings and diff gear
covers) .............................................................................................. $3.00
7079 Ring gear, differential/ pinion gear, differential ...................................$12.00
Driveline Components
7034
7052
7151
Axle carriers, left & right (2 each) ....................................................... $6.00
Drive cups, inner (2) (steel constant-velocity driveshafts) .......... $7.00
Driveshaft assembly (1) left or right (1/16 E-Revo) (fully
assembled, ready to install)/ 3x10mm screw pin (1) .......................... $8.00
7151X Driveshaft, 1/16 E-Revo (steel constantvelocity) (assembled) (4) .................................................................$70.00
7153 Driveshaft, steel constant-velocity, 1/16 E-Revo (shaft only,
68mm)/ drive cup pin (1) .................................................................. $8.00
7056 Half shafts, center front (1), center rear (1) (internal splined half
shafts (2)/external splined half shaft) (2))/ metal u-joints (4) .............. $6.00
Half shafts, left or right (1/16 E-Revo) (internal splined half
shaft (2)/external splined half shaft) (2))/ metal u-joints (4) ............... $6.00
7055 Rebuild kit, steel constant-velocity driveshafts (includes
pins, o-rings, stub axles for driveshafts assemblies) .................. $15.00
7054 Stub axle, steel (2)/ yokes (2) (assembled) ....................................... $5.00
7154 Wheel hubs, hex (4)/ axle pins (1.5x8mm) (4) ................................... $3.00
7154X Wheel hubs, hex, aluminum (4) (blue-anodized)........................... $18.00
7057 Yokes, differential and transmission (2)/ 3x10mm screw pin (2) ....... $3.00
Front Suspension
7033X Aluminum caps, pivot ball (threaded aluminum, hard-anodized
with Teflon coating) (8)/ hex wrench, 5mm ............................................ $20.00
7034 Axle carriers, left & right (2 each) ................................................................. $6.00
7023 Bulkhead tie bars, front & rear (blue-anodized aluminum)/2.5x6 CS (1) ... $6.00
7030X Bulkhead, front (left & right halves)/ 3x10MM BCS (4) ............................... $6.00
7028 Hollow balls (20)............................................................................................ $4.00
7028X Hollow balls, steel (machined).................................................................. $8.00
7033 Pivot balls (4)/ pivot ball caps (4).................................................................. $4.50
7118 Push rod (molded composite) (4)/ hollow balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ............. $6.00
7118X Push rods, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends) (1/16 E-Revo) .................................................................................... $23.00
7155 Rocker arm post, steel (4) ............................................................................ $3.00
7158 Rocker arm set, progressive-2/ plastic bushings (8)................................... $5.00
2523 Screws, 2.5x10mm countersunk machine (hex drive) (6) .......................... $2.50
7043 Steering arm (upper & lower)/ steering link/ servo horn/ servo saver/
servo saver spring/ servo horn mount/ ball stud (2)/ shock mounts,
front & rear/ 2.5x18mm CS (4) ..................................................................... $12.00
7131 Suspension arm set, front (includes upper right & left and lower right
& left arms) (1/16 E-Revo) ............................................................................ $8.00
7021 Suspension pin set (front or rear), 2x46mm (2), 2x14mm (4) .................... $4.75
Hardware
5124
7019
5114
7020
5123
2545
1834
5150
3151
5477
7028
7028X
2745
3647
1747R
7155
7059
3229
2523
3236
2526
3215
3965
2577
3159
2578
2579
2575
2576
2743
3062
3061
7060
3371
3080
3070
3060
3370
3375
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (4x7x2.5mm) (2) ......................
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (4x8x3mm) (2) ..............................
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (5x8x2.5mm) (2) ......................
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (8x12x3.5mm) (2) .........................
Bellcrank bushings (plastic) (4x7x2.5mm) (4) ....................................
Bellcrank bushings (plastic) (5x8x2.5mm) (4) ....................................
Body clips (12) (standard size) ..........................................................
E-clips, 1.5mm (24) ............................................................................
Exhaust tube, retainer strap (metal) (N. Hawk/Buggy/Street) ............
Flat wrench, 5mm (blue-anodized aluminum) ....................................
Hollow balls (20) ................................................................................
Hollow balls, steel (machined)........................................................
Nuts, 3mm nylon locking (12) ............................................................
Nuts, 4mm flanged nylon locking (steel, serrated) (8) ......................
Nuts, aluminum, flanged, serrated (4mm) (blue-anodized) (4) ....
Rocker arm post, steel (4)..................................................................
Rod ends (8)/ hollow balls (8) .........................................................
Screws, 2.5x10mm cap-head machine (hex drive) (6) ......................
Screws, 2.5x10mm countersunk machine (hex drive) (6) ..................
Screws, 2.5x12mm cap-head machine (6) ........................................
Screws, 2.5x12mm countersunk machine (hex drive) (6) ..................
Screws, 2.5x6mm cap-head machine (hex drive) (6) ........................
Screws, 2.5x8mm cap-head machine (6) ..........................................
Screws, 3x10mm button-head machine (hex drive) (6) .....................
Screws, 3x10mm caphead machine (hex drive) (6)/
lockwashers (6)/ hex wrench .............................................................
Screws, 3x12mm button-head machine (hex drive) (6) .....................
Screws, 3x15mm button-head machine (hex drive) (6) .....................
Screws, 3x6mm button-head machine (hex drive) (6) .......................
Screws, 3x8mm button-head machine (hex drive) (6) .......................
Set (grub) screws, 3mm hardened (12) .............................................
Motors & Electronics
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$2.50
$3.00
$2.00
$1.50
$2.50
$4.00
$4.00
$8.00
$2.00
$3.25
$7.50
$3.00
$4.00
$2.50
$2.50
$2.50
$2.50
$2.00
$2.50
$2.50
$2.75
$2.50
$2.50
$2.50
$2.50
$3.00
Adapter, Traxxas connector female to Molex male (1) (Note:
Molex connector not suitable for high current use) ............................. $5.50
Adapter, Traxxas connector male to Molex female (1) (Note:
Molex connector not suitable for high current use) ............................. $5.00
Motor mount, finned aluminum .................................................................... $8.00
Motor, Velineon Mini Maxx 380, brushless (assembled with 16-gauge
wire and gold-plated connectors) ................................................................. $80.00
Traxxas Connector (female) (2) ................................................................ $4.75
Traxxas Connector (male) (2) ...................................................................... $3.75
Traxxas Connector (male/female) (1) ..................................................... $4.25
Velineon VXL-3m Brushless Power System, waterproof (includes
waterproof VXL-3m ESC and Velineon 380 motor)....................................$200.00
VXL-3m Electronic Speed Control, waterproof (brushless)........................$150.00
For assistance call 1-888-TRAXXAS, or e-mail Traxxas anytime at support@Traxxas.com
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Radio System, Batteries & Charger
2925
Battery, Series 1 Power Cell, 1200mAh (NiMH, 6-C flat, 7.2V,
2/3A)...................................................................................................$24.50
2924 Charger, A/C overnight wall, 200 mAh (7.2 volt, NiMH) .................... $12.50
2082 Gear set (for 2080 micro waterproof servo) ....................................... $4.00
2218X Receiver, micro TQ 2.4 GHz with Traxxas Link (5-channel) .............. $45.00
2081 Servo case/ gaskets (for 2080 micro waterproof servo)..................... $6.00
2080 Servo, micro, waterproof ....................................................................$29.00
2209 TQ 2.4 GHz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link, 2$125.00
Channel (2-ch. transmitter & 5-ch. micro receiver) ...........................
2238 Transmitter, TQ 2.4GHz High Output with Traxxas Link, 2channel high-output (transmitter only)................................................ $90.00
3030X TRX Power Charger, 1A, peak detecting/ AC adapter (for
charging NiCad or NiMH 5-cell receiver packs and 6cell (7.2V) EZ-Start packs) (includes plug adapter for 7.2V
packs) (requires adapter, part #3061) ............................................ $40.00
3375 VXL-3m Electronic Speed Control, waterproof (brushless)................
$150.00
3064 Wire harness, parallel battery connection ..................................... $8.00
3063 Wire harness, series battery connection ....................................... $8.00
Ready-to-Race Model
7107
E-Revo VXL: 1/16-Scale 4WD Racing Monster Truck with TQ
2.4GHz Traxxas Link radio system ....................................................
Rear Suspension
Call
7033X Aluminum caps, pivot ball (threaded aluminum, hardanodized with Teflon coating) (8)/ hex wrench, 5mm ................... $20.00
7034 Axle carriers, left & right (2 each) ....................................................... $6.00
7023 Bulkhead tie bars, front & rear (blue-anodized aluminum)/ 2.5x6
CS (1) ................................................................................................. $6.00
7029X Bulkhead, rear (left & right halves)/ 3x10MM BCS (4) ....................... $6.00
7028 Hollow balls (20)................................................................................. $4.00
7028X Hollow balls, steel (machined) ........................................................ $8.00
7033 Pivot balls (4)/ pivot ball caps (4) ....................................................... $4.50
7118 Push rod (molded composite) (4)/ hollow balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ..... $6.00
7118X Push rods, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends) (1/16 E-Revo) .......................................................................... $23.00
7155 Rocker arm post, steel (4) .................................................................. $3.00
7158 Rocker arm set, progressive-2/ plastic bushings (8) .......................... $5.00
2523 Screws, 2.5x10mm countersunk machine (hex drive) (6) .................. $2.50
7043 Steering arm (upper & lower)/ steering link/ servo horn/ servo
saver/ servo saver spring/ servo horn mount/ ball stud (2)/ shock
mounts, front & rear/ 2.5x18mm CS (4) ............................................. $12.00
7132 Suspension arm set, rear (includes upper right & left and lower
right & left arms) (1/16 E-Revo) ......................................................... $8.00
7132R Suspension arm set, rear, extended wheelbase (lengthens
wheelbase 10mm) (includes upper right & left and lower right
& left arms) (1/16 E-Revo)................................................................ $8.00
7021 Suspension pin set (front or rear), 2x46mm (2), 2x14mm (4) ............ $4.75
7138 Toe link, front & rear (molded composite) (4)/ hollow
balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ....................................................................... $6.00
7138X Toe links, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends and threaded inserts) (1/16 E-Revo) .....................................$32.00
Shocks (GTR)
7066X Body, GTR shock (hard-anodized, Teflon-coated
aluminum) (1).................................................................................... $7.00
7066 Body, GTR shock (molded composite) (2) ......................................... $3.00
7065 Caps and spring retainers, GTR shock (upper cap (2)/ hollow
balls (4)/ bottom cap (2)/ upper retainer (2)/ lower retainer (2)) ......... $3.50
7028 Hollow balls (20)................................................................................. $4.00
7062 Rebuild kit, GTR composite shocks (x-rings, bladders, pistons, eclips, shock rod ends, hollow balls) (renews 2 shocks)...................... $5.00
7063 Shaft, GTR shock (2) ......................................................................... $4.00
7063T Shaft, GTR shock (TiN-coated) (4) .................................................. $15.00
7061 Shocks, GTR composite (assembled, without springs) (2) ................ $16.00
7061X Shocks, GTR hard anodized, Teflon-coated bodies with TiN
shafts (fully assembled, without springs) (4) ................................ $55.00
Slipper Clutch Components
7152
Slipper clutch, complete (includes slipper clutch hub, clutch pad,
spring, 3.0mm NL, 1.5x6mm pin) ...................................................... $5.00
Springs
7145
7146
7147
7148
Spring, shock (GTR) (1.76 rate, orange) (1/16 E-Revo) (1 pair)....
Spring, shock (GTR) (1.92 rate, green) (1/16 E-Revo) (1 pair) ..........
Spring, shock (GTR) (2.06 rate, tan) (1/16 E-Revo) (1 pair) ..........
Spring, shock (GTR) (2.22 rate, black) (1/16 E-Revo) (1 pair) ......
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.00
2416
1918
2419
2423
Gear, 16-T pinion (48-pitch) / set screw .........................................
Gear, 18-T pinion (48-pitch) / set screw .........................................
Gear, 19-T pinion (48-pitch) / set screw .........................................
Gear, 23-T pinion (48-pitch) / set screw .........................................
$3.50
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
Spur Gears & Pinion Gears
2426
2431
4725
4728
7045
7046
7047
Gear, 26-T pinion (48-pitch)/set screw ...........................................
Gear, 31-T pinion (48-pitch) / set screw .........................................
Gear, pinion (25-tooth) (48-pitch) / set screw ................................
Gear, pinion (28-tooth) (48-pitch)/ set screw .....................................
Spur gear, 45-tooth ..........................................................................
Spur gear, 50-tooth ............................................................................
Spur gear, 55-tooth ..........................................................................
Steering Components
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
5114
2545
7043
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (5x8x2.5mm) (2) ...................... $4.00
Bellcrank bushings (plastic) (5x8x2.5mm) (4) .................................... $3.00
Steering arm (upper & lower)/ steering link/ servo horn/ servo
saver/ servo saver spring/ servo horn mount/ ball stud (2)/ shock
mounts, front & rear/ 2.5x18mm CS (4) ............................................. $12.00
7138 Toe link, front & rear (molded composite) (4)/ hollow
balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ....................................................................... $6.00
7138X Toe links, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends and threaded inserts) (1/16 E-Revo) ..................................... $32.00
Suspension Linkage
7028 Hollow balls (20) ................................................................................ $4.00
7118 Push rod (molded composite) (4)/ hollow balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ..... $6.00
7118X Push rods, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends) (1/16 E-Revo).......................................................................... $23.00
7021 Suspension pin set (front or rear), 2x46mm (2), 2x14mm (4) ............ $4.75
7138 Toe link, front & rear (molded composite) (4)/ hollow
balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ....................................................................... $6.00
7138X Toe links, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends and threaded inserts) (1/16 E-Revo) ..................................... $32.00
Tires & Wheels
7175
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (white dished 2.2" wheels,
Response Pro 2.2" tires, foam inserts) (2) .................................... $25.00
7174A Tires and wheels, assembled, glued (Gemini black chrome
wheels, Talon tires, foam inserts) (2) ................................................. $22.00
7173 Tires, Response Pro 2.2" (soft-compound, narrow profile,
short knobby design)/ foam inserts (2).......................................... $15.00
7170 Tires, Talon / foam inserts (2) ............................................................ $12.00
7154 Wheel hubs, hex (4)/ axle pins (1.5x8mm) (4) ................................... $3.00
7154X Wheel hubs, hex, aluminum (4) (blue-anodized)........................... $18.00
7171 Wheels, dished 2.2" (white) (2) ...................................................... $6.00
7172A Wheels, Gemini (black chrome) (2) ................................................... $8.00
Transmission Components
7077
Cover, gear/ motor mount hinge post/ 3x10mm CS with split and
flat washers (1)/ 3x8mm BCS (1) ....................................................... $3.50
7014 Differential kit, center (complete) ................................................... $25.00
7093 Gear set, transmission (includes 18T, 25T input gears, 13T idler
gear (steel), 35T output gear, M3x13.75 screw pin) .......................... $10.00
7091 Gearbox halves, front & rear .............................................................. $5.00
7092 Input shaft/ output shaft ..................................................................... $7.00
7090 Plate, motor........................................................................................ $5.00
7014X Rebuild kit, center differential (includes o-rings and diff gear
covers) .............................................................................................. $3.00
7152 Slipper clutch, complete (includes slipper clutch hub, clutch pad,
spring, 3.0mm NL, 1.5x6mm pin) ...................................................... $5.00
Turnbuckles & Threaded Rods
7028 Hollow balls (20) ................................................................................ $4.00
7118 Push rod (molded composite) (4)/ hollow balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ..... $6.00
7118X Push rods, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends) (1/16 E-Revo).......................................................................... $23.00
7138 Toe link, front & rear (molded composite) (4)/ hollow
balls (8) (1/16 E-Revo) ....................................................................... $6.00
7138X Toe links, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (assembled with rod
ends and threaded inserts) (1/16 E-Revo) ..................................... $32.00
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