VORTEKS MEGA – Hassle-free RC action

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Hit the terrain now

The ARRMA VORTEKS MEGA is a 2WD Stadium Truck that provides the perfect route into the world of ARRMA RC, or a super-tough alternative vehicle style for experienced bashing fans.

Rugged durability and long-lasting reliability are standard with this super-cool ARRMA rig. Styled to turn heads and perfectly balanced for all-round RC driving. Equipped with a waterproof brushed power system and 2.4Ghz radio transmitter, this is a vehicle that can take you beyond previous limitations with ease.

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Easy-access bottom-loading battery tray – Fast battery changes

Whether you are new to the world of ARRMA and you are looking for a simple and hassle-free way to get your dirt-chucking fix, or an experienced driver who wants to get the whole family into the action, the VORTEKS MEGA has everything you will need.

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Designed for the rough stuff – Super-tough composite and steel parts

ARRMA are focused on providing hours of driving enjoyment, allowing you to turn your back yard into the perfect bashing spot, blasting the VORTEKS MEGA around on grass, dirt, mud, snow, sand and asphalt with ease.

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Striking looks – Stand out from the crowd

Premium features such as a waterproof steering servo and multi-terrain dBoots tires, mounted on tough nylon multi-spoke wheels, will keep you rolling when lesser vehicles roll over and take a breather.

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Are you ready to take control of the VORTEKS MEGA?

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Learn the full story now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/rc-cars/latest/vorteks/mega/story-board

Get in touch with your local ARRMA dealer and tell them you want a VORTEKS now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

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New to Radio Control? – Start here

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ARRMA RC give you control

Are you new to the world of radio control?

ARRMA create an exciting range of super-tough RC vehicles, priced to suit all budgets and experience levels.

Whether you are a first time back yard basher who wants to enjoy RC thrills and spills with family and friends, or 60mph+ speed fiend who wants to set the fastest street run in your neighborhood, ARRMA has everything you need.

You can easily compare vehicles in our range with other styles and power types here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/vehicle-comparison/AR102602/AR102604/AR102605/AR102601 

You can watch hundreds of amazing action and tips video for free here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv

You can get closer to legions of dedicated ARRMA owners easily here: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC/ 

Enjoy everything ARRMA related here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/news/archive

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.

Learn new skills now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/typhon/AmzSCd_0kfQ

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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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Share The Action – Community Education

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Inspire – Educate – Improve

ARRMA love introducing new people to RC, especially when we have the opportunity to support younger RC fans on their journey into this exciting world.

Our support has recently extended to working with Tower Hobbies in the USA to allow educational initiatives to be enriched with our products, allowing young people to learn new skills and develop a better understanding of the world beyond their school gates.

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 Officer Matt Hermsmeier shows how the FURY can assist with learning traffic safety

We were so happy to see the Fairbault County Sheriff’s Office, in Bule Earth, MN USA, using the FURY MEGA 2WD Short Course Truck to help fight the blight of bullying in local schools. Sheriff’s Deputy DJ Bullerman has been using the ARRMA FURY, with custom painted Sheriff body shell, to help break down community barriers when it comes to asking law enforcement officers for help. What a great idea.

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Exciting times for these young guys – Officer Hermsmeier shows the FURY in detail

Using ARRMA RC vehicles to educate in important issues is a perfect example of how the humble radio control model can make a big difference to people’s lives. We are proud to see ARRMA products being used in such an inspirational way.

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Helping people understand the importance of safety – FURY MEGA

Have you got a cool story on how ARRMA products are helping your community grow? We would love to hear more details. Drop us a line here: support@arrma-rc.com 

Check out why the law enforcement officers chose to use the FURY MEGA: http://www.arrma-rc.com/rc-cars/latest/fury/mega/story-board

Learn about your closest ARRMA dealer now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

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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.

Learn more now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/talion/UjOdDik1RpQ 

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Find your local dealer easily now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

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

Explore the awesome features included in the SENTON 6S here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/rc-cars/latest/senton/blx/story-board

Find your local dealer and tell them we sent you now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

Diff Build Tips – Learn New Skills

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ARRMA fans are committed to helping our community grow by sharing valuable knowledge.

Part of this commitment has driven Thomas Pettersson to create some very cool tricks and tips videos, helping you better understand how to maintain your ARRMA bashing machine, for maximum performance and longevity.

In this tutorial video, Thomas shows some useful tips for the perfect 1/8 Diff build. This awesome guide is also relevant to our SENTON 6S Short Course differentials.

Learn from a Pro now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/kraton/WPHldrwHxKE

Get connected with our global community here: https://www.facebook.com/ARRMARC