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arrma_raider_xl

Everyone knows we have been ARRMA fans since their beginning. Well we just got word, and a few pictures that ARRMA is releasing a 1/8 scale buggy! They are taking the popular RAIDER BLX and making an XL version, officially called the ARRMA Raider XL BLX.

It’s going to be 2.8″ longer and 1.7″ wider than the original Raider. We don’t have many other details yet, but as soon as we do, we will relay the information.

Below is a comparison image we were sent. Click for full size.

RAIDER-XL-Comparison

There isn’t any official info yet on the ARRMA Website, but check back soon.

Hit This Link for more ARRMA news on Big Squid RC.

ARRMA Kraton Electronics UpgradeHi, my name is Iron Mike and I like long walks on the beach and destroying rc cars. You might know me as a part of the BSRC Bash Crew or perhaps from the Prop Wash boat column that I’ve been slacking on (for months now). A few weeks ago Cubby comes over to my house and drops a brand spank’n new ARRMA Kraton in my lap. Holy smokes, it was my lucky day! The Kraton is easily one of the biggest, baddest bash trucks on the market. Then I realized that if he was dropping it in my lap, it was only because there was work to do. Luckily for me I was told my only job was hop it up, using any type of gear I wanted to. A few minutes later I had Cubby’s company credit card in hand and was on the phone with Tower Hobbies ordering up some seriously kick ass electronics.

Please click on the “Read More” button to find out exactly what I installed, along with step-by-step instructions on how to switch out the electronics in your Kraton.

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ASK Cubby

“First car

My name is Jason and I want to get a electric off road vehicle. Not going to race just want something to have a blast with and not have to always be fixing it. What would be your recommendations. I’m new to this and know nothing about brands or what to look for.

Thanks Jason”

Cubby- Congrats on hit’n the big time Jason, shoot us your snail mail so we can get you a BSRC sticker pack.

Wow, you certainly asked a broad question, but it is one that is asked all the time in our hobby. If anything, rc is about a never ending cycle of newbies getting in and other people getting out.

What I would recommend to you would depend a whole lot on price point, but I have no idea if you have $200 in your pocket or two grand. So I’m gonna throw out a couple of safe bets…

On the affordable side of things…

Look at the ECX and ARRMA line-ups. Their entry level 2wd brushed vehicles are good bashers, and excellent “bangs-for-the-buck”. These come completely built and ready to go, and while you might break a part here or there while you learn how to drive, doing a little wrenching is an important part of the hobby. Also, these can be used on-road and off, pretty much anywhere you have some space.

On the higher end side of things…

No, I’m not gonna recommend a 6S Traxxas E-Revo/Savage Flux/MT-4 G3. I’ve seen guys learn on vehicles like that and it was never pretty. I am going to recommend brushless 4wds like the Axial Yeti and the Traxxas Slash 4×4. The Slash has loads of power, is very durable, and it is super easy to find parts. The Yeti has uber scale looks, is also quite durable, and can be trail driven as well as backyard bashed. On 2S both are quick, but not so much that you break a million parts when you smack a curb.

So there are my ideas based on virtually no input, look around, do your research, and shoot us pictures of what turns out to be the first car in your rc garage.


The second question of the week is quite long, hit the “Read More” to check it out…

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ARRMA Kraton VideoWith the ARRMA Kraton Monster Truck getting so much buzz lately, the folks over at Hobbico have released a video showing it in action. Watch the video below to see the Kraton jumping, bashing, and churning up some serious roost. The video also showcases some of its features like waterproof electronics and powerful brushless system.

To learn more about the Kraton head on over to the official ARRMA Website.

Check Out our review of the ARRMA Kraton Monster Truck.

ARRMA Typhon VideoWith the new Typhon 6S Buggy starting to hit hobby shops, ARRMA has released a video to show off what it can do. Check out the video below to see the Typhon go HUGE off jumps and other gnarly bashing action. The Typhon has big brushless power to get over just about anything, while its big bore shocks were designed to soak up plenty of nasty landings.

The Typhon has a street price of $429 and you can hiit up This Link for full details over on ARRMA’s website.

Did the video convince you that you need one? Hit This Link to go order now!

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First Pro-Line Pro-MT Owner
Doesn’t the young man in the picture above look happy? He sure does, he is the first owner in the entire world of the new Pro-Line Pro-MT monster truck. We ended up giving away a second Pro-MT as well, you can see its happy owner in the second gallery below.

We were very fortunate to be able to give a lot of cool gear this year at iHobby. We would like to give a HUGE Thank You to Pro-Line for letting us debut and give away the first two Pro-MTs off the production line. Our full review of the Pro-MT goes up Tuesday October 14th.

We would also like to thank ARRMA for letting us give away a Fury and a Vorteks. Big thanks go out to the folks over at Dromida who hooked us up with numerous Ominus quadcopters, and to Axial for letting us give away one of their Ram trucks. More thanks go out to Heli-Max for the 230Si quads we gave away and to Kyosho America for the Mad Bug. Estes let us give away a bunch of their Proto-X quads, they might be tiny but they sure put a huge smile on peoples faces.

Congrats to all our winners at iHobby, next up is giving away a brand new Axial Yeti XL at our 10 Year Anniversary Bash in Joliet Illinois on October 19th. If you want be the first person in the world to own the Yeti XL, join us at our biggest bash ever for a chance to win! We will also be giving away one of the super high-end Futaba 4PX transmitters along with tons of swag!

Click Here for more iHobby 2014 news.

ARRMA Kraton Review
Ever since it was seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair in January, the ARRMA Kraton BLX Monster Truck has been creating a lot of buzz. The Kraton is not only ARRMA RC’s first 4wd, but also their first 1/8th scale machine, hence the reason bashers are biting at the bit to hear how it performs.

Since receiving our review Kraton we’ve been bashing and thrashing it like the true bashers we are. What did we find out?

* Handling – The Kraton comes with soft sprung but heavily damped suspension, making it handle like a champ. It attacks a track like a race truck, yet it’s big monster truck tires love chewing up loam and grass. We also found it soaks up big hits (via multiple roof jumps) like a beast.

* Power – Oh ya, it’s got plenty on tap. We normally ran the Kraton on a pair of Reed Wolfpack 3S LiPo batteries wired in series for 6S, and it does not fail to impress with power. On 6S it is a beast right off the bottom, tears through the mid-range, and has tire exploding top end. When compared to the E-Revo, MT4 G3, and Savage Flux, it is right in the mix for power output. When run on 4S it is noticeably softer off the bottom and on top, but still has plenty of rip.

* Durability – We have yet to break a plastic part on the Kraton, but did manage to explode one of the rear tires with all its power (we ended up running Pro-Line Big Joe IIs). The pinion on our test unit came loose, but it was simple enough to pop it back on. We also noticed that the included Deans connectors looked to have been overheated when they were installed at the factory, making them a loose fit on our battery packs.

* The cage used to keep the body from crushing in worked like a charm. Even after lots of abuse the stock body has yet to be destroyed.

* The Kraton comes with perhaps the most powerful RTR steering servo we’ve ever seen, it truly has no problem throwing those big front tires around. To make sure all that power makes it to the wheels, an aluminum servo arm comes standard, a very nice touch for a RTR.

* We measured the top speed on the Kraton to be 38 mph (on 4S LiPo) and it got there in a hurry.

* Typical bashing moves like pulling wheelies and backflips are easy with the Kraton. Big power and big tires help it pull off those moves even with a center diff.

* While the Kraton might be called a monster truck, it comes with a center diff and a massive rear wing, items typically found on truggies. Speaking of the rear wing, all our reviewers liked how it was molded to match the body lines.

We found the ARRMA Kraton to be a gnarly bashing machine, easily capable of running with all the big hitters in its class. It should be hitting hobby shops in the next couple of weeks with a street price of $499, much lower than most of its competitors. To get complete details, check out the Kraton Page over on the official ARRMA website.

Want to read more reviews? Check out This Link on BigSquidRC.

ARRMA Option upgrade parts
It’s been a big day for ARRMA RC here at BigSquidRC. We posted the first unboxing pictures of the Kraton Monster Truck last night and today we get to post a slew of aluminum upgrade parts for their renowned 1/10th scale line-up.

The new ARRMA aluminum upgrades were designed to be tough, easy to install, and to turn heads. Precision manufacturing was used to ensure a perfect fit and the bright red anodizing will make sure everyone knows your truck is loaded with upgrades. The new parts fit 1/10th scale BLX and Mega series vehicles.

* 23/24/25 tooth servo arms- AR340055, AR340056, AR340057
* Front shock tower brace- AR330148
* Rear tower brace- AR320162
* Front hingepin holder- AR320157
* Short wheelbase chassis- AR320174
* Long wheelbase chassis- AR320175
* Motor plate (Mega requires upgraded gearbox)- AR310394
* Wheelie bar axle- AR320186

These are shipping right now and you can get complete details at This Link over on ARRMA’s website.

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arrma_kraton_01

Aww heck yea! Our new ARRMA Kraton just showed up, and it’s time to unbox the beast! It’s strange holding such a large vehicle and seeing the ARRMA name on it. There is nothing more I want to do right now than get outside and start the bashing!

I never really noticed the top roll-cage piece till now, and the paint scheme is pretty slick in person. The camera does not do the green justice. Definitely a fan. The box inside the box, or at least, art on the inside box was interesting. They use it well and cover it with a lot of information.

The part number for green is #AR106005, they are street priced at $499, and they are hitting hobby shops right now!

You can now order the Kraton at This Link!

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THE ARRMA Raider Mega Series Buggy Review

ARRMA Raider Mega Series Review

The Mega Series from ARRMA RC is their new affordable series aimed at entry level and price conscience hobbyists. We’ve been bashing the Mega Series Raider for a few weeks now. Is it a solid entry level bash machine? Does it uphold the ARRMA name? Does it have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” button for our full review…

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arrma_granite_winner

We have a winner in our latest ARRMA Granite Mega Giveaway!!

Congratulations to Clinton M. from San Bernadino CA. We will be sending an email to get your shipping information!

Thanks so much to ARRMA and Hobbico for hooking us up so we could give one away!

Didn’t win this time? Here’s a little secret… check back Monday!

arrma_typhon

As a reminder that the ARRMA Typhon is going to be making it’s way to shops soon, we got a sweet looking picture of this 6S beast that seemed worthy of sharing. It would probably make a nice desktop photo.

You can get more info on the official ARRMA webpage.

The part number for the ARRMA Typhon is #AR106001 and they have a street price of $429. To be the first person on your block to get one simply hit up This Link to get one on pre-order.

Click Right Here to read more ARRMA news right here on BigSquidRC.

ARRMA-Granite-Mega-Monster-Truck-giveaway

Since we just did a Review of the ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck, it seemed like a good time to have a giveaway for one! Don’t worry, the winner will receive a brand new one, not the one we used and abused during the review.

We have heard people comment that they like the short contest times instead of the long drawn out ones, so your wish is our command! The deadline for entries is September 18th, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. That’s like 3 days! A winner will be announced sometime on September 19th. A random winner will be chosen from all entries received by our software.

Don’t forget to check out the ARRMA Granite Mega Review to read about what you might be winning!

What are you waiting for.. get entered! Please help us spread the word on this one. We want to show ARRMA our appreciation so hit that share and like button! Lets see how many entries we can get in such a short time! If you guys surprise us, maybe we will surprise you… hint hint.

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Good luck! Remember you can score new entries every day!