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Fifth scale rc from arrma rc

Discussion in 'General Chaos' started by RudeElbow, May 27, 2015.

  1. RudeElbow

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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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    No, haven't heard anything.
     
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    @RudeElbow I'd be very surprised if this was true. Was he able to provide any other details? Proposed release date? Anything?
     
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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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    i can say... they are not making a 1/5 scale car.
     
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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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