Traxxas was begun in 1986 with an idea wherefore went to that time a totally new idea for a fully constructed, hobby-class R/C car. This brand-new cars and truck would certainly have just the same advantages of a hobby-class kit such as exchangeable parts, hop-ups, as well as a premium part radio system, however it would be completely assembled with a vivid body, right out of the box. Traxxas created the term "Ready-To-Run" (RTR) to describe this brand-new class. Considering that a completely put together, ready-to-run vehicle would certainly interest the entry-level novice, a toll-free consumer assistance line was set up from day one to service a completely new category of pastime customer. At first, acceptance of the RTR idea was slow because typical R/C sets had always been unassembled. Once individuals understood that a Traxxas RTR had the same efficiency as well as high quality as the conventional R/C kits, just that they really did not need to construct it, the ready-to-run automobile was a runaway hit! A set variation would certainly still be supplied for those who still intended to have the building experience.