A new-generation quadcopter from Traxxas
By Peter Vieira Photos by Peter Hall
Back in the May 2013 issue, Traxxas impressed everyone with their first quadcopter, the QR-1, which at
the time, was one of the smallest ready- to-fly quads on the market. It was available as a RTF version with
its own transmitter or, you could buy it as an EZ-Connect version which could bind to the transmitter from
Traxxas’ micro heli, the DR-1. Well, the folks at Traxxas have not been sitting idle when it comes to new flying
designs and the La Trax Alias quad really raises the bar with multi-rotor design. A totally new quadcopter
designed completely in-house by Traxxas, the La Trax Alias is a rugged, well-thought-out flying machine and
its electronic stability features and programmed stunt moves make it exceptionally easy to fly indoors or out.
It’s especially fun outside, as the Alias’s relatively large size and reduction-geared props allow it to tolerate
breezier conditions that would send lighter micro quads adrift across the neighborhood. As an experienced
RC car guy and total flying noob, I’m probably a pretty good representative of the typical La Trax Alias buyer,
so I scooped up the Alias for review — here’s how it went.