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Old 06-11-2014, 02:14 AM   #1
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Found out about the new 1/8 buggy coming out by arrma which is going to be 6s compatible and also waterproof esc and radio box too. It'll be available mid July. I think it's going to have a price of $430 from http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...1p?&I=LNECKU** I'm looking forward to it. Add any additional info you guys find just post as it would be helpful to all.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:20 AM   #2
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Check it out here: http://www.towerhobbies.com/products...ad80-81_pr.pdf
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got an email about it from tower.

any one buy this?
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:41 AM   #4
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got an email about it from tower.

any one buy this?
I bought this just a few days ago. When it came I stuck a 6s lipo in it drove it to the end of the street and it immediately stopped and the esc lit on fire. It's a great build quality but the electronics must not be. This could have been fluke.
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that sucks. good to know though that the build quality of the kit itself.

Kind of suprised they are saying do 6S with a 2300kv rated motor in there vehicle. Must have been only for speed runs.
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that sucks. good to know though that the build quality of the kit itself.

Kind of suprised they are saying do 6S with a 2300kv rated motor in there vehicle. Must have been only for speed runs.
Hey folks, just posted a few vids of the new Typhon. Just search my name LC Turnatrax.

BTW, it's a 2050kv motor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kQ948FDfqg
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cool, saw 2300kv somewhere, must have been updated with the final release version.
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This and the kraton are basically the same thing with a few cosmetic changes right?
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This and the kraton are basically the same thing with a few cosmetic changes right?
The Kraton is a truggy/monster truck type vehicle. Longer chassis and arms compared to the buggy.
Typhon http://www.arrma-rc.com/rc-cars/latest/typhon/blx
Kraton http://www.arrma-rc.com/rc-cars/latest/kraton/blx
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Any more reviews for this buggy?
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I have one and like it. it's held up to some pretty rough abuse as I get used to driving something so fast. On 6s it screams and on 4s its still plenty fast for me
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Can I put Pro-Line Badlands with mounted Desperado rims on the Typhon or do I need to purchase other rims that fit the Typhon?
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I'm running cut 2.8 badlands on modified 3.2 Revolvers. Or, was, that is... Till they self distructed. Its a great fit, far as stance and performance goes.

Or, what I should have done, but can't because my tires are already cut, is get the 2.8" on 17mm pro-line f11 wheels. Everything bolts right up, and tire bead matches.

Oh! Just make sure you get offset wheels.
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Today I learned that the absense of a wing causes massive end over rotation; too much in fact for buggy tires and 4s to overcome. I also learned that the MBX7 arms are stronger than the steering plate when going full front tilt into the back of a big double at a BMX track.
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Today I learned that the absense of a wing causes massive end over rotation; too much in fact for buggy tires and 4s to overcome. I also learned that the MBX7 arms are stronger than the steering plate when going full front tilt into the back of a big double at a BMX track.
how is the wing and wingtower holding ?

i'm about to order a buggy for some hard bashing like you do. The arma seems ok ( even if heavy ) but I 'm not sure about the part supply in time. I like the mugen mbx7r eco
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