ARRMA Tips – Servicing Pivot Ball Suspension

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Stay clean and keep rolling

ARRMA vehicles are fast and easy top maintain, meaning you can spend more time blasting and less time wrenching.

The TYPHON, KRATON, TALION and SENTON 6S all feature pivot ball suspension systems for superior handling on all surfaces. Keeping the pivot balls and their composite carriers clean and clear of debris will increase longevity of parts, whilst also keeping your vehicle handling perfectly in all environments.

Thomas Pettersson brings us the latest installment of his awesome Pro Basher Tricks and Tips series, showing you exactly how to look after your pivot ball suspension.

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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.

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ARRMA Tricks & Tips – Mesh gears like a Pro

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Learn how to gain the perfect pinion-to-spur gear mesh

Transferring the power output from the on board motor to the vehicle’s drive line is the heartbeat of your ARRMA bashing machine.

If you have to adjust your motor or centre diff assembly, you will need to reset the gear mesh between the pinion, which is attached to the motor shaft, and the spur gear, which is the main input transfer gear on your gearbox or centre diff.

In the latest episode of our ARRMA Tricks and Tips video series, Thomas Pettersson shows you how he gains the perfect gear mesh on the KRATON 6S, TALION6S ,TYPHON6S and SENTON6S.

These basic principles of setting how the gear teeth mesh together can be used on all our vehicle, including the 1/10 2WD range.

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ARRMA Tips – CVD Driveshaft Servicing

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Super-smooth drivehaft action – Clean them down easily

Maintaining your bashing machine between runs will add longevity and reliability to your ARRMA vehicle.

Checking and cleaning your front CVD driveshafts and bearings will provide super-smooth power transfer, every time you pull the trigger.

Join ARRMA bashing Pro, Thomas Pettersson, as he runs through the basic process of easily removing your front CVD driveshafts from your TYPHON, TALION, KRATON or SENTON 6S.

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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

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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.

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Weather Never Stops Play – All-Condition Gear

 

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Learn how ARRMA stay rolling 

When you want to rip up some dirt or blast speed runs at the local parking lot, ARRMA vehicles can provide your adrenaline fix, no matter what Mother Nature chucks at you.

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Loaded with waterproof electronics, throughout our full range of products, ARRMA vehicles also feature a collection of gaskets and boots to decrease dirt and water ingress. ARRMA bashing machines stay fast and safe when the snow falls or the water flows.

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Radio receivers are protected by a specially designed rubber gasket system

ARRMA owners know they can rely on our super-tough multi-terrain vehicles when the weather is wet and wild. They have equal confidence when the action is hot and dry, with built-in ESC cooling fans supplied with all our high-capacity brushless BLX systems. Our brushed, and entry-level brushless BLS ranges, are equipped with specially designed aluminum heat sink fins on all ESC units, keeping everything cool and safe when you are ripping it up and catching some rays.

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Cooling fans bring consistent running temperatures to our BLX range of vehicles

Blasting through dirt, mud, water and snow can put your ARRMA vehicle under extreme strain. Cleaning and maintaining your machine is an important part of being a bashing Pro. ARRMA vehicles are designed with fast-access diff units, easily removed electronics, and super-simple sub-assembly configurations, meaning you can access everything quickly when cleaning down.

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Stripped and cleaned easily – ARRMA make maintenance simple 

Next time you check the weather forecast and the weekend looks extreme, reach for your ARRMA bashing machine, and launch into your next adventure. We promise you will enjoy thrashing even more when it feels like you are conquering the elements.

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Non-stop, any conditions, blasting harder

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Options Galore – Wheel & Tire Choices

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TALION 6S & KRATON 6S – Fitting Third Party Wheels & Tires

Here at ARRMA we have created all our vehicle designs with owner customization in mind. We want you to create a unique bashing machine, using the super-solid ARRMA platform as the basis for your dream RC vehicle.

Wheel and tires are always a fast and easy customization option, with a wide range of sizes and tread pattern available to choose from. Changing your tires can create increased traction on specific surfaces, like adding paddle tires when attacking sand dunes for instance.

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Big and bold – More forward traction on warm asphalt and parking lots

Wheel changes are an awesome way to make your ARRMA bashing machine stand out from the crowd, whilst also allowing you to change the overall footprint of your ARRMA rig. This can help you tune how the vehicle handles, again, allowing you to create the ultimate focused beast, no matter how crazy the conditions may get.

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A wider track and some meaty tread for this KRATON 6S

Check out this very cool video guide, created by ARRMA super fan Thomas Pettersson, that shows you how the main third party rims and rubber can fit your TALION 6S, or KRATON 6S, with no modifications required.

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Shock Building Tricks – Super-Smooth Results

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Learn new skills – Servicing shocks like a Pro

If you love extreme multi-terrain bashing, then you will understand the importance of a super-plush shock set-up.

ARRMA cars are factory built with mega-slick shock configurations, helping each bashing machine soak up a wide variety of terrains, keeping your action smooth and controlled.

As part of your regular maintenance regime, servicing your shocks is an essential part of this regular upkeep. Knowing exactly how to get the best from your oil-filled shock absorbers can be a complicated business.

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Knowing what is inside each shock unit will prove invaluable 

Bashing Pro and ARRMA expert, Thomas Pettersson, has created an awesome guide to servicing our aluminum body shocks, used on our 1/8 scale range of vehicles, and also supplied on the 1/10 Super-Duty SENTON 6S Short Course truck.

These basic principles can be used when working on all ARRMA shocks, 1/8 or 1/10 scale configurations.

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SENTON 6S – Ultimate Diff Tips

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Learn new skills – Prepare for the roughest terrains

The SENTON 6S Super-Duty Short Course is built for insane bashing fun. With ARRMA fans all over the world loving the rugged design and awesome 6S LiPo capable BLX brushless power, we love seeing how owners are going harder every week with their 1/10 4WD SENTON vehicles.

Our favorite bashing Pro, and all-round ARRMA beast, Thomas Pettersson, has created a very cool video that shows you how to prepare your SENTON 6S diffs for the most extreme conditions imaginable.

Learn what it takes to bullet proof your SENTON 6S differentials now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/senton/jylZ01QB4w8

 

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