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#267938 18-Feb-2020 20:08
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My new toy arrived today.....


Arrma Granite 4x4 brushless - dang the thing can move.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/gEhSyGYy9unfc8BK7


Anyone else got something similar ?


Gonna be lots of fun :D Now to see if the Go pro will fit somewhere......


 





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  #2423477 18-Feb-2020 20:33
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I have a Gmade R1 Rock Buggy that I built from parts a couple of years ago, it's setup to run both 2S and 3S batteries with a 13.5 turn brushless. It's not really a crawler with that setup and is a bit of fun. Probably doesn't go quite a quick as the Arma Granite though.


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  #2423529 18-Feb-2020 21:37
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Looks beastly, love it!

I've got a Traxxs X Maxx with a Go Pro on the bonnet, makes for some pretty epic footage.

These things are silly fast, the X Maxx has wheelie bars lol. It needs them too. Give it full beans from a standstill and it will try to flip.

Don't suppose your in Christchurch?

 
 
 
 


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  #2423593 19-Feb-2020 08:04
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No, Im in Auckland. 

 

Ive got a GoPro 4 so bit of a pain attaching to an RC with its housing....but I'll sort something :)

 

And yeah, the Arrma range is nuts :D This thing has the wheelie bars as well, and I think I need them for the front too when I try to perform an emergency stop :D

 

Dunno if I'd be able to handle a Maxx, its fun enough trying to keep this one in a straight line ;)

 

 

 

 





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  #2423634 19-Feb-2020 08:12
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I had a Turnigy 4wd Monster Beatle with brushless motor etc. It was cheap, had cheap parts, and it kept breaking... so would upgrade parts to aluminium as plastic parts broke. Tyres would also wear out really quickly. 

 

In the end, broke down too many times and I binned it. 

 

The problem with these things is that they have so much power that the components have to be super strong.... your one is more expensive , maybe it has higher quality components. 

 

Was lots of fun though. 


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  #2423639 19-Feb-2020 08:15
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That made me think of this 'Tim the Tool-man Taylor" skit - MOAR POWER


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  #2423701 19-Feb-2020 09:02
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I had a Turnigy 4wd Monster Beatle with brushless motor etc. It was cheap, had cheap parts, and it kept breaking... so would upgrade parts to aluminium as plastic parts broke. Tyres would also wear out really quickly. 

 

In the end, broke down too many times and I binned it. 

 

The problem with these things is that they have so much power that the components have to be super strong.... your one is more expensive , maybe it has higher quality components. 

 

Was lots of fun though. 

 

 

Yeah, these are designed to be thrashed, they take a lot of punishment. Mine came with some spare parts as well so can afford to kill bits ;)

 

If it was a Tamiya, Id be treating it with kid gloves - but theyre designed more for racing than thrashing.





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  #2423703 19-Feb-2020 09:05
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Have a Vkar Bison - runs 4s - 90 km/h - loads of fun bashing :)

 

Enjoy your new toy!


 
 
 
 


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  #2423704 19-Feb-2020 09:08
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How durable are Traxxas? Good for trashing?





I'm not a complete idiot, I still have some parts missing.


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  #2423777 19-Feb-2020 09:46
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How durable are Traxxas? Good for trashing?

 

 

Yeah, was looking at those as well, but more I looked at the Arrma range, the more I liked them over the Traxxas.

 

 





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  #2424128 19-Feb-2020 16:21
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How durable are Traxxas? Good for trashing?



It's been on its roof a few times and besides a few scuffs on the shell you'd never know. Really happy with durability so far.

There's lots of vids of maxxs doing huge air and landing on all fours a driving off like nothing happened.

As mentioned above there's a healthy aftermarket parts scene. Seen some almost all alloy maxxs vids, big dollars spent.

I'd imagine the Arma aftermarket scene is much the same.

Many hours of fun ahead, enjoy :)

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  #2428671 28-Feb-2020 10:56
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FYI, any Arrma owners in auckland.....  https://www.facebook.com/groups/arrmaaa

 

 





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  #2434592 8-Mar-2020 16:21
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Took my Granite out for a run around in the dirt this afternoon.... fun :)

 

 

 





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  #2513618 27-Jun-2020 13:40
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And the fun continues.....  just as lockdown hit, I found one part of the rear arms was extremely worn - was a bad bearing that was obviously rubbing and causing extreme wear and tear. So ordered the parts, finally arrived last week so this weekend decided to get on with fixing the fault. I may have gone a tad overboard.... 

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB5WbKSH7ij/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

 

 

 

Anyway, kept on going until Ive taken everything except the main suspension etc apart. 

 

Hope I can get it back together once Im done :)

 

https://www.arrma-rc.com/interactive-exploded-view/ARA102720T1

 

The above it what Im working with ;)

 

 





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