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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2WD Gearbox Build – Important Tips

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Re-assemble the perfect gearbox

ARRMA 2WD bashing machines are equipped with a super-tough rear gearbox assembly. Servicing this area of your vehicle is critical to help maintain longevity of the moving parts. Taking time to do this carefully will mean you can rely on all the parts to perform, run after run.

This useful tricks and tips video shows you the critical importance of mounting your clutch system the correct way. This allows your freshly serviced gearbox to be positioned back into the vehicle quickly and without any hassle.

 

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Time on the workbench will make all the difference

Follow each step to also understand the importance of re-assembling your differential and idler gears in the same orientation they were disassembled from. This will allow your gears to benefit from the previous ‘bedding in’ wear, and avoid any ‘notchy’ feeling from your vehicles transmission.

This is how you re-assemble the perfect 2WD gearbox and slipper clutch assembly:  http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/granite/hQyx_5tA11g

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

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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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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

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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/

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Visit ARRMA Dealers – Everything You Need

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Visit your local hobby shop – View our range now

Our global ARRMA dealer network is an awesome place to get closer to our range of super-fast and mega tough bashing machines. You can get handle the products, speak to knowledgeable and friendly store staff, all whilst discovering your dream RC ride.

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Stocked up on FURY MEGA kits – In a store near you now 

Whether you are searching for your fist ARRMA vehicle, or looking to add another bashing machine to your expanding fleet, our dedicated dealers are ready to help you get prepped for action. ARRMA vehicles cater for all ability levels, whilst also providing a solid platform for learning new skills.

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Explore which vehicle and power type best suits your RC lifestyle

Ranging from hassle-free and incredible value brushed MEGA Monster Trucks, with our multi-award-winning GRANITE, to the 6S LiPo power of the TYPHON Speed Buggy, ARRMA has the answer to your blasting dreams.

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Handle the vehicles that will launch you into extreme RC action

Many of our trusted hobby shop re-sellers operate a drive-before-you-buy service, allowing you to quickly sample the awesome handling and exhilarating speed of several ARRMA products. You can share your excitement and learn why ARRMA vehicles are the bashers’ choice all over the world.

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Power – Strength – Value – Excitement

Plan a trip to your local ARRMA dealer this coming weekend.

To contact your local ARRMA dealer, go here now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/where-to-buy

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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

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Pure Power – Chase 100mph

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TYPHON 6S – Hit the asphalt and blast hard

The TYPHON 6S BLX 1/8 scale 4WD Speed Buggy has been recently recorded travelling over 100mph, with many ARRMA speed junkies customizing their TYPHON 6S to reach speeds that would give some full-scale vehicle a run for their money.

Check this 103mph run out: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/typhon/oORlN42VtBw

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Primed for the big time – Stealth Street Bullet

With a vast stretch of open asphalt required to reach such awesome speeds, TYPHON 6S owners are adopting the use some interesting locations on their quest for ultimate Speed King status.

Watch the TYPHON 6S blasting at 121mph: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/typhon/_Vpdaazzygk

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Slammed – Get that ride height down for straight line stability

Running ultra-slick tires and slammed suspension set-ups, some TYPHON 6S owners are exploring how they can create an advanced aero-package, to better cut through the air at such crazy speeds.

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The faster you go, the more downforce you will need to stay stable

This is wild footage. An ARRMA TYPHON 6S runs down the main straight at an F1 race circuit: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/typhon/ZT_hoxNeW_A

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Low-profile tires and asphalt-hugging ride height

Watch this TYPHON 6S reach into triple digits: https://youtu.be/-H8p18HE-Tk

The TYPHON 6S is the perfect platform for speed chasers who want to blast beyond previous limits. Perfectly capable of being customized to reach eye-watering speeds beyond 100mph, the TYPHON 6S has flown into the hearts of hundreds of speed run fanatics all over the world.

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Pilot your own speed machine – The TYPHON 6S has everything you need

With so much straight-line speed being achieved, we want you guys to stay safe. Always keeping in mind that you should not be attempting such ballistic runs if you, or anybody nearby, could be put in any danger.

We will not be held responsible for people not taking reasonable precautions.

Stay focused on safety please folks, but definitely stay fast.

Learn why the TYPHON 6S is perfect for speed run action: http://www.arrma-rc.com/rc-cars/latest/typhon/blx/story-board

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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

Learn more about all-conditions bashing here: http://www.arrma-rc.com/

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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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