This is the one that puts the monster into monster truck. To put it bluntly the Arrma Kraton 8S 1/5th BLX RTR is a beast! This fifth scale RC monster truck can literally mow down anything in its path and if the look on the faces of the two guys from the office who took it out to shoot a promotional video with it is anything to go by this Kraton has some serious credibility. Fast and tough were the two key specifications in the design brief for the Arrma Kraton 8S 1/5th BLX RTR and it shows. This 4WD 1/5th scale juggernaut will hit 80+kmh without breaking a sweat. Powered by 2 x 4S LiPo’s for 8S capacity and with optimal driving conditions you can also push it a little faster. But its not all about speed. Just looking at the Arrma Kraton 8S 1/5th BLX RTR you know it’s built to thrive on rough terrain.
With metal reinforced design throughout this RC monster truck you can be confident that the structural integrity of the body and parts is going to hold under extreme driving pressure. Built with all-metal internal gears and metal turnbuckles, outdrives and shafts translates to a drivetrain and suspension system that make this one of the toughest 1/5th scale RC trucks going around. A triangular centre brace and hardened composite side pods are just some of the features on the strengthened anodized aluminium chassis plate. Knowing the punishment that you guys are going to put this thing through Arrma have fitted it out with massively thick front and rear shock towers to support the enormous 20mm bore oil-filled shocks.
Powering this beast is Spektrum’s 1250Kv Firma brushless motor which has been mounted onto a sliding aluminium mount with three bolts to give you quick access. The electronics supporting the motor on the Arrma Kraton 8S 1/5th BLX RTR are contained in an easily accessible waterproof module. Protected inside this module are Spektrum’s SMART electronics starting with the 160A ESC and the SR6100AT receiver that has Active Vehicle Control (AVC) functionality enabled. Connectivity and data analysis has never been easier and all it takes is downloading the Spektrum Dashboard App which will display valuable real-time telemetry readouts on ESC temperature, receiver and drive pack voltage levels, motor RPM and more. The Dashboard App will connect wirelessly via Bluetooth from your mobile device to the DX2E Spektrum transmitter without the need for multiple modules, sensors wires and links.
The Arrma Kraton 8S 1/5th BLX RTR is available in two unmistakable colour schemes of green or orange and are fitted with a high-downforce wing to keep you grounded when you have it pinned. For increased body durability Arrma have included a centre protection tower on the chassis and integrated it with the roll cage for added strength. Where the rubber hits the road you’ll find COPPERHEAD 2 SB tyres from dBoots that are fitted to multi-split spoke wheels with strengthened aluminium wheel hubs. You will need to supply your own batteries and charger but once that bind happens this dog is going to get off the chain.
– Spektrum SMART Firma Brushless motor and ESC
– DX2E Active Spektrum transmitter with AVC enabled SR6100AT receiver
– Capable of 88+ kmh with 8S LiPo power (2 x 4S) and optimal driving conditions
– Centre brace system is triangular structured for increased durability
– Front and rear shock towers and chassis side pods made of ultra-strong composite
– Hardened steel driveshafts throughout and heavy-duty drivetrain
– Huge 20mm bore oil-filled adjustable shocks
– Quick motor removal through easily accessible 3-bolt sliding motor mount
– Gearbox internals and diff outdrives are of all-metal construction
– Module design makes front and rear diff easily accessible
– Motor mount and hubs are all-aluminium
– Chassis plate is laser-etched aluminium anodized
– Electronics module is waterproof and easily accessible
– COPPERHEAD 2 SB multi-terrain tyres from dBoots
– Dual spring heavy-duty servo saver
– Fully decaled super-tough truck body
– Increased wheel strength from toughened composite hubs
– Spoke wheels with multi-split design
– High wing for additional downforce
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