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a good friend of mine knows someone who works for Hobbico and they said arrma rc is in the process of designing and building a fifth scale rc. supposedly it will be similar to the arrma talion but in 1/5th scale form and also brushless - not gas powered.

have you guys heard anything about this yet?
 

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It would also surprise me.
I am also not sure what Arrma is aiming for in the near future as a brand.

Originally it was intended to provide affordable, good quality and durable RC cars for the novice, first time RC.

With the 1/8 scale 4x4's this is changing I guess.

Pricewise a 1/5 scale electric model is very expensive compared with the gas powered versions. The drive-train is very expensive, but do not forget the investment in lipo's it would take. With 6S you are only halfway...
 

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Yeah...talk about a 400$ battery. I seen some 5th scales with 6s and they seem underpowered.... if someone was serious they would need 12s..... gosh cant believe how damn expensive that would be.... lets count...near
$1000 truck
$400 battery
$500 esc motor combo....

those would be all in the first couple months... then like
$250 shocks
$150 tires
And sooooo on..... plus anytime you break it would be like 2x as much....

Cant imagine arrma going in that direction...
 

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Or, if they might do the Raider XL trick with this car: Based on a 1/8scale platform with longer wishbones etcetera!?

It could be possible to make a 1/5 scale buggy this way.

That said, from 1/10 to 1/8 is a smaller step than from 1/8 to 1/5...
 

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Perhaps they would do this under their Team Durango brand? Build on their 1/8 nitro DNX8 platform (which would then become the DNX5 I guess?).
 

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Most guys who have a 1/8th scale already have a 4s battery... So really, all you would need is another 4s battery to make the truck run on 8s. Which is more than enough power for a 1/5th.
 
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