Spartan is the kind of boat you would expect from Traxxas with extreme Velineon brushless power, ballistic speed and a huge rooster tail of water that continues to rain down long after this boat has passed by! 30+ mph out of the box with a possible 50+ mph with optional 6S Li-Po batteries fitted, Spartan is clearly no slouch!
Spartan’s super rigid hull ensures extreme performance through the use of layered ABS sections, able to take the stresses of brushless power and lighter than an equivalent fibreglass hull. The transom bulkhead incorporates bosses for the trim tabs, turn fins, rudder support and drive strut, so eliminating the need for plywood doublers and other additional hardware inside the hull. Finally, moulded foam is fitted in the bow to stiffen the hull without adding unwanted weight.
An easy-access hatch is precision fitted and secured with a single body clip (itself protected by a neat lanyard) so no sealing tape is required and a specially designed drip rail in the hull channels away any water that washes over the hatch - ingenious! Even the outlet for the water-cooling system has been specially streamlined to help reduce power-sapping drag, so there’s no unsightly tube poking out of the hull’s side here!
An integrated tray containing all onboard electronics can be easily removed from the hull for maintenance, simply by loosening two screws. These moulded parts fit precisely into the hull for perfect alignment every time without the need for crude brackets or wooden stringers! This ‘Power Module’ also contributes to the Spartan’s stability by placing all electronic components lower in the deep-V hull to reduce the overall centre of gravity.
Velineon VXL-6s Marine Brushless System
Extreme Velineon brushless horsepower delivers the muscle you want with the reliability you expect from Traxxas. 30+mph out of the box on the included 7-cell battery packs is just the start. The VXL-6s Marine electronic speed control is built for true 6S LiPo power.* On-board low voltage detection helps you maintain your batteries. The extra voltage and current maximizes the potential of the Velineon 540XL motor for extreme 50+mph speed. The rebuildable, sensorless Velineon 540XL motor is designed for high-rpm performance and reliability with ultra high-temperature sintered Neodymium magnets, a precision-balanced rotor, and efficient, high-speed ball bearings. Cooling water is routed through the innovative speed control case and then into a unique sealed motor jacket that allows cooling water to flow directly against the motor for maximum possible heat transfer. The Spartan keeps its cool, run after run, for trouble-free all-day fun.
The World's Most Advanced Ready-To-Race® Radio System
Spartan is equipped with the world's most advanced Ready-To-Race® radio system. The all-new Traxxas TQi arrives with a full complement of tuning features and offers the unbeatable convenience of "no channels, no crystals" 2.4GHz technology—but that's just the beginning. Automatic model recognition instantly recalls your settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link-enabled models. Just switch on and drive, no naming or "model memory" settings required. Power up the transmitter and the model you want to drive, and the settings for that model are dialed in immediately! The new TQi 2.4GHz transmitter is fully adjustable: steering and throttle end points can be set precisely, and the Multi-Function knob can be programmed to control Steering Sensitivity (Expo), Throttle Sensitivity (Expo), Steering Percentage (Dual Rate), Braking Percentage (Dual Rate), or Throttle Trim. TQi's ergonomic case design provides all-day driving comfort, and the unique internal antenna contributes to its sleek, modern look.
Traxxas Link Wireless Module Compatible
The TQi's most important new feature may already be in your pocket. The TQi can be equipped with an Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511, sold separately) that turns your Android, iPad® iPhone® or iPod touch® (sold separately) into a powerful tuning tool for your Traxxas model. The full-color display combines with the free Traxxas Link™ App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that unlocks the mysteries of optimizing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control. Traxxas Link also opens the door to telemetry capability when you add optional sensors to your model.
Traxxas Stability Management
Traxxas TSM gives you all the benefits modern electronic stabilization has to offer without intruding on your driving fun. Traxxas engineers developed superior tuning algorithms that run on high-speed, precision electronic components to create a system that works invisibly, in the background, without ever limiting your throttle. TSM can be fine tuned (or turned off) for different surfaces by simply adjusting the multi-function knob on the TQi transmitter, or by adjusting the slider in the Traxxas link app. The result is that you are driving faster, with more ease, and having more fun,with that fully connected feeling at the controls that you expect. In fact, you may not even realize how much TSM is helping you until you turn it off and test your driving skills without it! (Click here for more details)
Traxxas High-Current Connectors
The patented Traxxas High-Current Connectors are designed to handle high-current applications and funnel maximum power to your vehicle's electronics. Traxxas High-Current Connectors let you get the quickest, safest charge for your battery so you can unleash the maximum power and runtime for your Traxxas vehicle.