Community Strength – ARRMA fans provide the force

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The ARRMA community continues to grow in strength each week, with hundreds of new owners joining the ranks of dedicated fans, some of whom have owned our products since we first started.

Watching the owner groups expand on social media, whilst enjoying our own customer-powered media, such as the Hall of Fame and ARRMA TV, keeps us close to the exciting action.

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ARRMA fans from all over the world join together 

With so many new ARRMA fans, both RC newcomers and experienced bashing Pros, we thought it would be a great thing to perform an official shout-out list.

This goes out to the guys who work so hard at keeping our community exciting and safe, informative and compassionate, and welcoming and fresh.

We salute you all.

So, by no means an exhaustive list, and in no particular order, massive ARRMA shout-outs go to the following members of the community:

Rob Burns – Mike Zeh – Andrew Pino -Thomas Pettersson – Charlie Stone – Ris Miris – Greg Brendt – Da Silva RC – Brian McCarthy – RC King – Jim Hagie – Jim Wiggs – Marcel Shortell – RC Saylors – Vas Marques – Giuilio Marcello – J.D Hendrix – Chris Webb – John Thompson – Mic Sander – Greg Skidmore – Fernando Colon de Tirado – John Pickles – James D Woolsey – Steve Pribeli – RC Network – Paul Haley

Your hard work is hugely appreciated. Thank you from us all at ARRMA HQ.

Get straight into our community groups here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/652614441516909/

and here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/636429123168856/

For German speaking fans: https://www.facebook.com/groups/842879462424077/

Our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC/

Learn about steering dual rates – Aussie RC Playground show you how

 

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Seeing reviewers and YouTube videographers using ARRMA cars to help spread new knowledge is always inspirational.

The dedicated guys over at Aussie RC Playground recently chose the FURY MEGA 2WD Short Course Truck to help explain how to get the most from steering dual rate settings.

This awesome tutorial video shows you how to quickly understand how steering dual rate can help you tune how your transmitter inputs influence your driving experience.

Check out the FURY MEGA steering dual rate tutorial now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/fury/0Z4QSpZpx6w

Watch more ARRMA Tricks & Tips videos here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv

Join our global bashing community: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC

Contact your local ARRMA dealer here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

ARRMA Fleets – Bashing fans own multiples

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Rolling out in numbers – Multi-car bashing fleets

Here at ARRMA HQ we are always so inspired to see images of awesome ARRMA multi-car collections.

The more we see your collections, the more we realise just how many of you have invested in multiple ARRMA bashing machines, with a mixture of scales and vehicle types featuring in awesome photographs and video footage.

 

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Double FURY camera action

With  a high level of spare parts cross-compatibility within each section of our range, ARRMA vehicles are perfectly suited to owning multiples. Own a GRANITE and enjoy fitting parts from the VORTEKS easily. Select the TYPHON 6S and cross-fit most of the parts from a SENTON 6S.

 

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Triple fleet fun – TYPHON 6S, TALION 6S, KRATON 6S

If you enjoy getting your ARRMA bashing fix with family and friends, having several vehicles ready to hit the terrain provides an excellent way to get the whole crew involved in the exciting action.

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1/8 scale 4WD and 1/10 scale 2WD – TYPHON 6S & GRANITE BLX

Whether you enjoy rough and tumble 2WD Monster Trucks or 6S LiPo powered street speed Buggies, having a few choices in your RC workshop makes every trip into the wilderness so much more interesting.

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Two 6S BLX blasting beasts – Double TYPHON 6S fleet

With some owners doubling-up on one style of vehicle, often using one for rough terrain and the other for smooth asphalt and parking lot speed runs, it seems that owning a collection of ARRMA bashers is more common that you may think.

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Ramping with twice the power – TYPHON 6S & KRATON 6S

If you are looking to expand your ARRMA fleet to include more vehicles from the range, using our easy-to-navigate comparison pages will make the job of selecting the new additions really easy. Check this out now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/vehicle-comparison/AR102602/AR102604/AR102605/AR102601

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All situations are covered – TYPHON 6S, TALION 6S, KRATON 6S

Your local bashing spot will already be familiar with many of our super-tough platforms, with fans all over the world enjoying the rugged durability and ballistic speed of ARRMA kits, straight from the box.

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Speed Monster and Speed Truggy – KRATON 6S & TALION 6S

Hitting the dirt or asphalt with like-minded friends is what makes ARRMA’s global community so special. We support your new alliances, and want you all the learn new skills, as you explore the exhilarating products we offer.

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Double RAIDER MEGA garage – Both sons are ready for action 

We frequently enjoy emails from fans who have invested in multiple vehicles for their family to enjoy. We hear from lots of fathers, who have chosen ARRMA vehicles to help their sons and daughters share in their passion for RC.

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Triple 6S BLX primed beasts – Two SENTON 6S & a KRATON 6S

Whether you are looking to challenge others to a drag race, or find comfort in having a spare vehicle handy for different terrains, ARRMA have you covered.

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Head-to-head – KRATON 6S & FURY BLS

If you are considering joining the legions of global ARRMA owners then also consider this, are you a one-car-basher? One more will never hurt …

Get connected with fellow ARRMA fans now: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC

Get closer to all the cool ARRMA bashing machines at your local dealer this coming weekend: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

Discover what powers ARRMA vehicles now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/power-comparison/MEGA/BLS/BLX80/BLX180

Understand ARRMA Power – Compare RC Electronics

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Choose your next vehicle based on included power system

So you are about to choose your first ARRMA bashing machine? Or maybe you are looking to add another awesome super-tough ARRMA beast to your expanding fleet? So many choices right? Have no fear, our all-new power system comparison page makes it easy.

You can easily check how the specifications of our power systems compare, from physical size to the recommended battery type for each electronic speed controller.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your current power system for some added speed, or purchase another vehicle to try a different style of driving, everything you need is covered.

This will make selecting your next ARRMA vehicle and power system fast and simple: http://www.arrma-rc.com/power-comparison/MEGA/BLS/BLX80/BLX180

Join our global owner community now: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC

Contact your local dealer and make it happen: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

Shock Position – Understand the benefits

 

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Tuning made easy with Thomas Pettersson 

During your quest to become the most accomplished basher in your neighborhood, learning what can be achieved by tuning your shock absorber position will bring huge benefits.

This simple guide, which shows various mounting positions for upper shock attachments, will allow you to learn what happens when you make adjustments.

We are really excited to hand you over to our resident bashing Pro, Thomas Pettersson, who is excited to show you exactly why he loves the tuning range supplied with ARRMA bashing machines. Over to you Thomas.

 

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Thomas Pettersson – ARRMA Bashing Pro

Shock position tuning can make the difference between an awesome handling bashing machine, and some long walks when you need to flip over your rig.

I always want my ARRMA vehicles to have premium handling. Responsive steering, lively throttle and brake control, and consistent jump and landing reactions.

 

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I am not known for driving in tame environments

This helps me feel confident that as I attack the next obstacle, I know exactly what the vehicle will do, even when I come up short and get things wrong. Lets face it, we all do sometimes.

Here are some very basic shock position notes to help you select the handling characteristics you demand.

Its all about weight transfer.

I am focusing on the ARRMA 1/8 range of vehicles, plus the SENTON 6S, which all have three upper shock mounting holes, front and rear.

 

Position 1 Front Shock Tower – Fast Steering – Reduced Traction


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This shock position provides fast and responsive steering whilst also reducing front end traction on high-grip surfaces. If you are searching for more steering, or reduced understeer, use this setting.

This setting is more sensitive to sideways weight transfer as the car leans during cornering. Some bashers would only use this outside setting if the surface is extremely rough and loose, helping the car ‘sit up’ when power is applied. This setting loses stability in corners.

As you brake, the vehicle suddenly transfers weight from rear to front. This shock position reduces the overall influence of sudden weight transfer to provide less overall vehicle movement, but can be unstable on bumpy surfaces when you are travelling quickly.

Position 2 Front Shock Tower – Decresed Steering – Increased Stability


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This is considered the stock shock setting position. Your vehicle will have arrived from the factory set here. This position will provide moderate steering response and good jump landing on hard surfaces.

Slightly decreased side bite will provide less aggressive front end steering response on high-grip surfaces. Forward traction is increased as the power is transferred to the surface.

Choose to start from this position and return to it if you wish to equalize your settings.

Position 3 Front Shock Tower – Maximum Stability – Reduced Steering


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This inner-most shock mount hole is useful when all the traction disappears, normally on really wet hard surfaces such as parking lots in the rain.

This position will increase forward traction and create a much more ‘dull’ handling style if you are struggling with oversteer on grass and high-bite surfaces.

Jump landings are slightly harder to recover from this position.

The vehicle will transfer weight more gradually when you brake, meaning the nose will stay stable on bumpy surfaces when you slam on the anchors.

Position 1 Rear Shock Tower – Reduced Traction – Faster Jump Recovery


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This upper shock position setting is great for those big jump landings but will reduce forward traction, especially on loose surfaces, a little.

I tend to use this setting when landing from big drops, or of I know the surface is potentially very soft in areas. The rear end is more prone to tipping when weight transfers in a corner. But, if you drop from a great height, this setting will help the shocks soak up all the impact through their full stroke.

Position 2 Rear Shock Tower – Increased Traction – Increased Stability


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This second hole mount will provide your vehicle with increased traction, whilst also increasing stability during straight line runs.

Again, this can be considered as a stock setting, so expect the best of both worlds when using this mounting hole. Good traction and average stability. The rear end of the car is less likely to break loose when you throw the car into a turn in this setting than position 1.

Return to this hole when you want stock settings again.

Position 4 Rear Shock Tower – Maximum Traction – Rotates Well


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This position is perfect when you want the rear end of your bashing machine to rotate easily. This means you can transfer weight quickly, as you push the car into fast slides and turns, and the rear will swing out and allow you to turn quickly.

Of course, you will also see increased forward traction in this setting, so be careful on high-grip surfaces to avoid having a wheelie machine every time you tap the throttle, unless that is what you want of course.

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Only ARRMA vehicles give me the confidence to really blast hard

A vehicle with this setting will struggle to recover quickly from big landings, but has increased stability in a straight line. Great setting for rough and bumpy surfaces with few jumps.

 

How it all works for you

Here are my favorite adjustments. Simple and really effective. Whatever you need from your bashing machine, here are the solutions.

 

Need – Vehicle needs to rotate more in the rear to increase turning agility

Solution – Set the rear shock mounting position to the inner most hole


 

Need – Vehicle needs more steering at the front

Solution – Move your shock mounting position to the outer most hole


 

Need – Vehicle needs more forward traction on loose surfaces

Solution – Move the front and rear mounting positions to the middle, or on super-low-traction surfaces, the inner most hole


 

Need – Vehicle needs more straight line stability whilst also remaining agile during cornering

Solution – Set the front to the middle hole and the rear to the inner most hole


 

Need – You want to land huge jumps and drive away like a Pro

Solution – Set both front and rear to outer most hole and hang on tight

 

Like all RC settings on high-performance vehicles, what suits one driver and bashing venue may not suit the next. So, experiment with your own experiences and enjoy learning these simple tuning techniques when you next hit the bashing spot.

Stay safe and enjoy.

Learn why I only bash with ARRMA products by joining me here: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC 

Explore how you can become part of the big bash community now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/hof

Watch me ripping up various terrains with my ARRMA fleet here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv

 

 

1/10 Diff Tricks – Learn new skills

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Maintaining your ARRMA 1/10 scale Diffs is an essential part of getting the best from your bashing machine, run after run.

Pro ARRMA basher, Thomas Pettersson, has created a very useful tips video, to help you understand the best way to re-build your Diffs, for extreme power applications.

Learn the Pro way now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/granite/qiV9ZUP37J0

Join our global community here: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC

Explore our full range of vehicles here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/vehicle-comparison/

Which ARRMA is for you? – Find out now

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Choose the perfect bashing machine easily

With a wide choice of awesome specifications and exciting vehicle styles, the ARRMA range has something for you.

Whether you love big bad monster trucks, or low-profile speed buggies, it is easy to see yourself owning an ARRMA bashing machine based on your specific needs and environment.

So, with so much choice in our range, how do you choose the correct animal for your requirements? Easy, utilizing our all-new vehicle comparison pages, simple solution.

Allowing you to compare all the vital statistics from a selection of up to four vehicles from our range, this cool new tool puts you in control of comparing what bang you get for your hard earned buck.

Get started now here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/vehicle-comparison/

Show us your ARRMA vehicle and join us here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/hof