Kraton Recommended Arrma Kraton Upgrades 2019

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I understand now, when I burn out my stock one, I will be upgrading to the Savox SW-1210SG (20kg)! Do I need to grab the following parts with it?

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Nope, you need only servo, everything other will fit from your existing rig. Bec could be an option to get 7,4v instead of standard 6v to obtain more torque, but nobody actually get bothered with it.
 

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Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) - I'm going to say it, the stock BLX 180 ESC is questionable at best or just outright bad at worse. There are plenty of threads here on the forum documenting the numerous issues with this ESC. To Arrma's credit, they have been on the ball replacing any bad ESC's within the warranty period.

That said if you don't want to mess with replacing the ESC each time it burns up, has other issues, or chance damaging your other electronics (battery, servo) then adding a new ESC would be best. Tekin, Castle Creations, and even Hobbywing make great alternatives and buying one of their combo's (ESC and motor) could give the Kraton even more speed and/or power!

Note: The BLX 185 could potentially fix the issues with the BLX 180 ESC, but the 185 has yet to be released or tested.

Servo - You can go one of two ways to improve the servo issues on the Kraton, the best option would be to do both.
  1. Upgrade the servo to something like the Savox SW-1210SG (powerful, steel gears, and waterproof), Savox SW-0231MG (a bit weaker than the SW-1210SG) or Hitec HS-7955TG. It is recommended you get either a Glitch Buster or External BEC when running these servo's.
  2. Upgrade the servo mount, the stock plastic mount flexes a lot causing more strain on the servo. The DIY Kraton servo mount upgrade or the one piece aluminum servo mount will remove the flex issues.
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@WoodiE - I WENT with the Savox .15/277.7 Aluminum Case Waterproof Coreless Digital Servo but I heard you will need to run it
with a bec and it will need to be programmed to get theFull 7.4v out of the Savox model #- SW-1210SG.


Since I don’t want to run an extra a bec in my v3 KRATON and have it programmed, I ordered this Servo that’s a direct drop in and does not require for you to run a bec.

POWER HD DW-25LV Coreless Motor 347.2 oz / .11 Titanium Gear Digital Servo

POWER HD DW25LV Coreless Motor 3.jpg
 
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Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) - I'm going to say it, the stock BLX 180 ESC is questionable at best or just outright bad at worse. There are plenty of threads here on the forum documenting the numerous issues with this ESC. To Arrma's credit, they have been on the ball replacing any bad ESC's within the warranty period.

That said if you don't want to mess with replacing the ESC each time it burns up, has other issues, or chance damaging your other electronics (battery, servo) then adding a new ESC would be best. Tekin, Castle Creations, and even Hobbywing make great alternatives and buying one of their combo's (ESC and motor) could give the Kraton even more speed and/or power!

Note: The BLX 185 could potentially fix the issues with the BLX 180 ESC, but the 185 has yet to be released or tested.

Servo - You can go one of two ways to improve the servo issues on the Kraton, the best option would be to do both.
  1. Upgrade the servo to something like the Savox SW-1210SG (powerful, steel gears, and waterproof), Savox SW-0231MG (a bit weaker than the SW-1210SG) or Hitec HS-7955TG. It is recommended you get either a Glitch Buster or External BEC when running these servo's.
  2. Upgrade the servo mount, the stock plastic mount flexes a lot causing more strain on the servo. The DIY Kraton servo mount upgrade or the one piece aluminum servo mount will remove the flex issues.
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@WoodiE - I WENT with the Savox .15/277.7 Aluminum Case Waterproof Coreless Digital Servo but I heard you will need to run it
with a bec and it will need to be programmed to get theFull 7.4v out of the Savox model #- SW-1210SG.


Since I don’t want to run a bec in my v3 KRATON and have it programmed, I ordered this Servo that’s a direct drop in and does not require for you to run a bec.

POWER HD DW-25LV Coreless Motor 347.2 oz / .11 Titanium Gear Digital Servo

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The BLX185 has been out a while now?
 

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The BLX185 has been out a while now?
jondilly1974- I know that's what I have in my v3 #kraton!
This is a NEW Genuine ARRMA AR390211 BLX185 6S 150A ESC Electronic Speed Control, so I ordered the POWER HD DW-25LV Coreless Motor 347.2 oz / .11 Titanium Gear Digital Servo since I will not have to run another bec and I would have to have my SAVOX Programmed which is not easy! oR YOU CAN spend $185 for a Hobbywing EzRun MAX8 150A Brushless ESC Combo 2200kV Motor T-Plug For 1/8 RC Car
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobbywing-EzRun-MAX8-150A-Brushless-ESC-Combo-2200kV-Motor-T-Plug-For-1-8-RC-Car/163579172655?_trkparms=aid=555021&algo=PL.SIMRVI&ao=1&asc=60408&meid=54b0d852f479478a8cd962855f1ab83c&pid=100752&rk=3&rkt=9&sd=381588442036&itm=163579172655&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
 

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jondilly1974- I know that's what I have in my v3 #kraton!
This is a NEW Genuine ARRMA AR390211 BLX185 6S 150A ESC Electronic Speed Control, so I ordered the POWER HD DW-25LV Coreless Motor 347.2 oz / .11 Titanium Gear Digital Servo since I will not have to run another bec and I would have to have my SAVOX Programmed which is not easy! oR YOU CAN spend $185 for a Hobbywing EzRun MAX8 150A Brushless ESC Combo 2200kV Motor T-Plug For 1/8 RC Car
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobbywing-EzRun-MAX8-150A-Brushless-ESC-Combo-2200kV-Motor-T-Plug-For-1-8-RC-Car/163579172655?_trkparms=aid=555021&algo=PL.SIMRVI&ao=1&asc=60408&meid=54b0d852f479478a8cd962855f1ab83c&pid=100752&rk=3&rkt=9&sd=381588442036&itm=163579172655&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
You said in a post above:

Note: The BLX 185 could potentially fix the issues with the BLX 180 ESC, but the 185 has yet to be released or tested.
It has been out and well tested for a while now, so I am confused by your post.
 

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jondilly1974- I know that's what I have in my v3 #kraton!
This is a NEW Genuine ARRMA AR390211 BLX185 6S 150A ESC Electronic Speed Control, so I ordered the POWER HD DW-25LV Coreless Motor 347.2 oz / .11 Titanium Gear Digital Servo since I will not have to run another bec and I would have to have my SAVOX Programmed which is not easy! oR YOU CAN spend $185 for a Hobbywing EzRun MAX8 150A Brushless ESC Combo 2200kV Motor T-Plug For 1/8 RC Car
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobbywing-EzRun-MAX8-150A-Brushless-ESC-Combo-2200kV-Motor-T-Plug-For-1-8-RC-Car/163579172655?_trkparms=aid=555021&algo=PL.SIMRVI&ao=1&asc=60408&meid=54b0d852f479478a8cd962855f1ab83c&pid=100752&rk=3&rkt=9&sd=381588442036&itm=163579172655&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982
You did great! Awesome choice in servo. No bec needed. Put the Savox in your boat and enjoy the PowerHD!
 

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My next upgrade is the m2c3000 ARRMA (GOLIATH SERIES) KRATON, 6S BLX 4 MM CHASSIS thats made out of made using 4 mm 7075-t6 aircraft-grade aluminum. The weigh is only 490 grams.

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I want one of those as well. I don't know why as I really don't need it, but man it looks awesome.
 

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We really should update the sticky part of this post to include all of the stuff that has since come out i.e. the M2C stuff and the alternate servos. Just a thought.
 

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We really should update the sticky part of this post to include all of the stuff that has since come out i.e. the M2C stuff and the alternate servos. Just a thought.
I just came into this thread to do just that - update the ESC part (since that's been taken care of) and add the part for the radio.

If there is more you would like for me to add reply here or send me a PM.
 

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Updated the first post with a more up-to-date recommendation. Mostly the same, just a little bit of tweaking.
 
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