Traxxas Craniac Monster Truck







It’s a cage match that can’t be contained. Two new headstrong competitors have been unleashed for a brutal, headbanging fight to the finish line. Skully is full of screaming rage with it’s blistering ghost flames and hard charging attitude. Craniac is the darker menace with its otherworldly looks and punishing stare. No matter which side you choose, the ensuing battle is nothing but pure monster truck driving fun for you. Skully and Craniac bring a whole new wheels-up, bone-crushing attitude to the best-selling Traxxas Stampede platform’s proven performance, incredible waterproof durability, and unsurpassed value.

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Traxxas Craniac RC Monster Truck

Traxxas Craniac

Based on the best-selling Stampede, Craniac brings a new face to monster truck action. The Traxxas Craniac is a heavy-hitter with legendary ruggedness and a whole new attitude, ready to jump into the ring and take on its arch rival Skully! It’s pure monster truck driving fun.

Traxxas Craniac takes the fight seriously with massive torque ready to grind opponents into the dust. Combine the horsepower with the tall, drive-over-anything ground clearance; ultra-tough suspension; exclusive waterproof electronics and easy operation, Craniac quickly crushes its way to the top of the podium leaving a mass of carnage on the arena floor.

Super RC Monster Truck

The Traxxas Craniac comes fully loaded with innovative performance options like a fiber-composite chassis designed for exceptional rigidity and enormous ground clearance. Battery removal is made easy by the quick-release battery hold down latch. In addition, the factory-installed planetary differential never needs adjusting! Just take the Traxxas Craniac out of the box, charge up a battery, and go have fun! If you’re looking for an all-terrain truck that is perfect for monster bashing or wheelie-popping thrills, look no further. Skully is all you need. Fresh Craniac graphics are available in red or brown. Traxxas ProGraphix® bodies are known for their stunning looks and long-lasting durability, and they are exclusively found on Traxxas Ready-To-Race® vehicles.


The Traxxas Craniac is one headstrong monster truck! Crushing cars, catching big air, and wheelies have never been this much fun. Craniac’s unique style, capability, and Traxxas-tough durability is unmatched. When it comes to speed, the Titan 12-turn 550 modified motor and racing-style Magnum 272™ transmission launch Craniac to speeds over 30mph*. The integrated cooling fan in the Titan 12T pulls air through the motor keeping it cool. Airflow is routed through cooling channels molded into the motor plate. A cooler running motor delivers faster speeds, longer runtime, and extended motor life.

INCLUDES: RTR Craniac Monster Truck with 2.4GHz Radio, 12T Motor, ESC, NiMH Battery, Charger, Painted Body, 19 tooth Pinion Gear, optional 23-tooth Pinion Gear, Instruction Manual


  • AA Batteries: Four for transmitter

Ripit RC also carries the Traxxas Craniac’s arch enemy Skully




  • Aggressive Monster Truck Body
  • TQ™ 2.4GHz radio system
  • Traxxas 4-amp Fast Charger
  • Traxxas iD-Equipped 7-cell Power Cell NiMH battery
  • Waterproof electronics all-weather, all-season R/C excitement
  • Watertight receiver box and 3 channel TQ receiver
  • Titan® 12-Turn 550 modified motor
  • Waterproof XL-5 electronic speed control
  • Black composite parts
  • Included optional 19-tooth pinion gear
  • Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch
  • Terra Groove tires mounted on bead-lock style wheels
  • Powder coated colored springs


Chassis: Composite fiber monocoque

Drive: Rear wheel with telescoping driveshafts for greater suspension travel

Transmission: Brushless ready Magnum 272 with metal gears and ball bearings, 48P gears

Motor: Titan 12 turn brushed 550 size with 19T pinion gear installed and optional 23T pinion gear for higher speed

Electronic Speed Control: Traxxas XL-5 with one-button set-up and training mode

Differential: Planetary gear

Slipper Clutch: Revo Spec Torque-Control with finned aluminum alloy pressure plates, and semi-metallic friction material

Battery: Traxxas iD-equipped 7-cell hump Power Cell NiMH battery with iD Auto Battery Identification that allows Traxxas iD equipped chargers to automatically set and optimize charge settings

Charger: DC powered 4A fast charger

Radio: Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz 2-channel pistol grip, 3-channel TQ receiver waterproof high-torque steering servo

Shocks: Oil-filled Ultra with pressure bladders for air/oil separation, X-ring technology for perfect seals and powder coated springs

Wheels: All Star with matte chrome finish

Tires:  V-tread displaces dirt and dust for optimal traction

Body: ProGraphix painted and trimmed



Craniac (36094-1) Manual – English

Parts List

Craniac (36094-1) Parts List

Exploded Views

Craniac (36094-1) Chassis Assembly Exploded View

Craniac (36094-1) Front Assembly Exploded View

Craniac (36094-1) Rear Assembly Exploded View

Craniac (36094-1) Transmission Assembly Exploded View