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Old 11-21-2019, 05:32 AM
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Default 1/5th Arrma Kraton 4X4 8S BLX

https://www.arrma-rc.com/kraton8s/

Wow...they finally did it. This isn’t just a Mojave chassis with monster truck tires...this is a true 1/5 scale monster truck in true form.

4mm chassis, 24mm hexes and 160a ESC. I think my DBXLe will finally have some company.

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Experienced bashers can shred big-time with the 1/5 scale ARRMA® KRATON™ 8S BLX 4WD Speed Monster Truck. DESIGNED FAST and DESIGNED TOUGH, it’s ready-to-run out of the box and comes with nearly everything you need — just add your preferred batteries and charger. The supplied Spektrum™ DX2E Active® transmitter and SR6100AT AVC® (Active Vehicle Control®) receiver take full advantage of the innovative telemetry technology found in the included Spektrum™ Smart Firma™ brushless motor and ESC. Download the free Spektrum™ Dashboard App to your mobile device to view motor RPM, ESC temperature, receiver voltage, drive pack voltage and more data in real-time. Dial-in extra stability with the radio’s AVC® system to carve corners and nail jumps without letting up on the throttle. The KRATON 8S BLX 4WD is capable of 55+ MPH speeds in optimum driving conditions using an 8S LiPo (2 x 4S LiPo batteries) and optional pinion gear (available separately). The speed potential is amazing — and you’ll be able to use it all.

Features

  • Laser-etched aluminum anodized chassis plate
  • Strong composite chassis side pods
  • Triangular structured center brace system for maximum durability
  • Oil-filled adjustable shocks with massive 20mm bore
  • Ultra-thick composite front and rear shock towers
  • Easy-access 3-bolt sliding motor mount for quick motor removal
  • Aluminum motor mount and hubs
  • Heavy-duty drivetrain
  • Durable steel driveshafts throughout
  • Easy-access front and rear diff module design
  • All-metal diff outdrives and gearbox internals
  • Easy-access waterproof electronics module
  • Heavy-duty dual spring servo saver
  • Multi-split spoke wheels
  • Durable wheel hubs for increased strength
  • Multi-terrain dBoots® COPPERHEAD™ 2 SB tires
  • Ultra-tough truck body and decals
  • High downforce wing
  • Integrated internal body protection tower
  • Spektrum™ DX2E Active® 2.4GHz Radio with SR6100AT AVC® Receiver
  • Spektrum™ Firma™ 160A Smart ESC
  • Spektrum™ Firma™ 1250Kv Brushless Motor
  • Spektrum™ S905 Metal-Geared Digital Servo
  • 2-year limited warranty

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Bigger than big and engineered for brute power and toughness, the ARRMA® 1/5 scale KRATON™ 8S BLX 4WD Speed Monster Truck takes your bashing ability to the next level. Its metal-reinforced design lets you blast up, over, and through bruising obstacles without worry. Metal shafts, turnbuckles and outdrives, plus all-metal internal gears, give the drivetrain and suspension system unstoppable strength. The anodized aluminum chassis plate features composite side pods and a triangular center brace for maximum durability. Ultra-thick composite front and rear shock towers hold massive 20mm bore, oil-filled adjustable shocks that soak-up bumps and jolts.

The power that sends the KRATON™ 8S BLX 4WD Speed Monster Truck charging easily over challenging terrain comes from its 1250Kv Spektrum™ Firma™ brushless motor. The torque and acceleration is incredible. For quick access, the motor is mounted with three bolts onto a sliding aluminum mount.

The waterproof electronics module — also designed for easy access — houses and protects more innovative Spektrum™ equipment. ARRMA® has equipped the KRATON™ 8S BLX 4WD Speed Monster Truck with a state-of-the-art Firma™ Smart 160A ESC and SR6100AT AVC® (Active Vehicle Control®) receiver. Innovative connectivity enables all the Smart electronics to send valuable telemetry data to the included Spektrum™ DX2E Active® transmitter without requiring multiple wires, sensors, modules and links. Just download the free Spektrum™ Dashboard App to your mobile device, which connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to the DX2E transmitter. Then you can view motor RPM, ESC temperature, receiver voltage, drive pack voltage and more data in real-time.

The ultra-tough KRATON™ truck body with high-downforce wing is available factory trimmed, painted and decaled in two striking color schemes. A center protection tower on the chassis interfaces with the roll cage for increased body durability. It all rides on multi-split spoke wheels with strong, durable aluminum wheel hubs, and multi-terrain dBoots® COPPERHEAD™ 2 SB tires with a tread pattern designed for extreme, all-terrain action.

I pre-ordered mine this morning.

This rig is gonna be an amazing platform.
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:01 AM
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Few years ago I’d be all over it.
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Cool I guess. It will sell well, but I think 1/8 is the better purchase here. There is no body selection on the market. There is no scale appeal to truggies and other bodies won't be made between platforms like on 1/8th scale MT's. XMaxx bodies might be able to be stretched to fit between the wheelbase. The wheels and tires are likely 24mm B format which works out ok.

As a reformed 1/5 scale owner, the best part of that size platform is scale appeal and engine sound. The 5B, 5ive, Vekta, and MCD series of vehicles have the presence of their life sized counterparts. This is a jet puffed truggy.
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I want one to go along with my Kraton 6S...lol
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Arrma just released the 1/5 8S Kraton today. Let's get a thread started about it.

https://www.arrma-rc.com/kraton8s/
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Arrma already gave truck to goofy youtubers, so i completely lost any interest.

Idea of a big truggy is neat, even though it's closer to 1/6 scale
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Seems like a 1/5 truggy? I want, badly. Anxious to see how it holds up!
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Originally Posted by Billy Kelly View Post
Few years ago I’d be all over it.
Same. At this point, I just can't justify dropping that loot on a basher. But it is a cool truck. It'll be interesting to see what people think. From the reviews, it seems beefy but a tad slower than I expected. I'll keep running my modded/truggified Typhon.
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Originally Posted by AJH387 View Post
Same. At this point, I just can't justify dropping that loot on a basher. But it is a cool truck. It'll be interesting to see what people think. From the reviews, it seems beefy but a tad slower than I expected. I'll keep running my modded/truggified Typhon.
If I had a place big enuff, it would be different. I’m closing in on 3 years since last ran either of my Xmaxx. Baja Flux 4 plus. For the $899( overheard at HobbyTown) price, there a lot more uses that money could go for.


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[QUOTE=Steel_Rain;15549308]
https://www.arrma-rc.com/kraton8s/

Wow...they finally did it. This isn’t just a Mojave chassis with monster truck tires...this is a true 1/5 scale monster truck in true form.

It's not a "true 1/5 scale MT" far from it, more like 1/7. It doesn't even look as big as the Losi 5iveB
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[QUOTE=gavsta72;15549570]
Originally Posted by Steel_Rain View Post
https://www.arrma-rc.com/kraton8s/

Wow...they finally did it. This isn’t just a Mojave chassis with monster truck tires...this is a true 1/5 scale monster truck in true form.

It's not a "true 1/5 scale MT" far from it, more like 1/7. It doesn't even look as big as the Losi 5iveB
Seems somewhat close in size to 1/6 Losi Rock Rey. Maybe a little shorter, but wider.

Mod 1.5 ring and pinion gear sounds nice.

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Originally Posted by Dave_S View Post
Arrma already gave truck to goofy youtubers, so i completely lost any interest.

Idea of a big truggy is neat, even though it's closer to 1/6 scale
damn that's exactly what i thought !!
i think the only interesting guy to run it will be aussie rc playground
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[QUOTE=gavsta72;15549570]
Originally Posted by Steel_Rain View Post
https://www.arrma-rc.com/kraton8s/

Wow...they finally did it. This isn’t just a Mojave chassis with monster truck tires...this is a true 1/5 scale monster truck in true form.

It's not a "true 1/5 scale MT" far from it, more like 1/7. It doesn't even look as big as the Losi 5iveB
well, it has the same tire size as the 5b, and approx the same overall size as a losi 5b . BUT, the kraton 8s is suposed to be a TRUGGY ! therefore it should be even BIGGER if it was a 1/5th !
so you're right, it's smaller than a 1/5th. i would rank it 1/6th, like the xmaxx
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Probably better than the Xmaxx, judging by other arrma v.s. traxxas models. I’m interested to see what aftermarket parts come out for it. If any company on here wants, I can design parts for them, or any other RC for that matter!
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Originally Posted by aspiringracer View Post
Seems like a 1/5 truggy? I want, badly. Anxious to see how it holds up!
Yeah, kind of a truggy/monster truck feel

I had the 6S Kraton for a while and I thought that thing was big ... the 1/5 Kraton makes it look tiny!

I'd like to see one in action
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