Outcast Recommended Arrma Outcast & Notorious Upgrades

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OK, but when you upgrade servo should also upgrade mount?
Yeah, not sure if they still have those $16 mounts on Amazon or not but if you are on a budget I would start with that one or the one from Hot Racing.
 

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Definitely get the RPMs.

As for the steering; grab an aluminum servo mount and be sure to set your end points.
Plus you should have a steering rate and steering trim. So the steering rate let's you make wider turns or sharp turns.
Definitely get the RPMs.

As for the steering; grab an aluminum servo mount and be sure to set your end points.
Plus you should have a steering rate and steering trim. So the steering rate should allow for wide turns and sharper turn rate.
What it should look like. Sharper turns, turn more to the right, wider turns, set it to the left.
 

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The Arrma Outcast is in a nutshell a similar platform as the Arrma Kraton but with a short wheelbase. As such you'll find many of the upgrades recommended for the Kraton also pertain to the Arrma Outcast.

If you're just getting an Outcast here are a few things to think about upgrading.

Required items for a new Arrma Outcast



Batteries - LiPo batteries are where it's at for the Arrma Outcast and what's going to make wheelies and flips on demand possible. The Arrma Outcast can use the following LiPo battery setups:
  • 2x2S LiPo packs
  • 2x3S LiPo packs
  • 1x4S LiPo pack
  • 1x6S LiPo pack
If you're looking for LiPo battery suggestions, there is a great "Budget LiPo of choice" ongoing thread if you are unsure what battery packs to buy.

Battery Charger - If you're looking for more battery charger check the Recommend me a battery charger thread for a lot of great user feedback and suggestions.

One of the best bang for your buck chargers would be the Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo. It will charge both NiMH and LiPo batteries and can charge two batteries at one time which is really a must have feature for the Kraton as many will be running dual batteries.

LiPo Sack - Just buy one! A LiPO sack is super cheap and offers a great deal of protection to charge and store your LiPo batteries. Seriously, this is a must.

4x AA Batteries - These are for the transmitter and I'm a big fan of Eneloop rechargeable batteries. Either the Panasonic Eneloop or Eneloop Pro (higher capacity, longer run time).

If you're new to the hobby, I would also strongly suggest checking out the Tools for getting started in RC thread.

Now on to the upgrades to make the Arrma Outcasteven better! :)

Most Recommended Upgrades for the Arrma Outcast



Wing Mount - Without a doubt the most likely item to break first out of the box is the wing mount. If you don't like the wing then go ahead and remove it, but if you want the wing then buy the RPM Wing Mount. RPM products are guaranteed forever. If you break it, they will send you a free replacement.

Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) - The issues that plauged early Kraton's with the BLX 180 has long been resolved with the tried and tested BLX 185 ESC, which is also equipped in the new Arrma Outcast. So the ESC is certainly not an immediate upgrade suggestion as it was in the Kraton.

I'd suggest running stock unless you're just wanting more power in which case Tekin, Castle Creations, and even Hobbywing make great alternatives and buying one of their combo's (ESC and motor) could give the Outcast even more insane speed and/or power!

Servo - The stock servo is plenty powerful and waterproof as an added plus. The real weak point when it comes to the servo's on the Arrma Outcast is the servo mount. It flexes and flexes enough to damage the servo. Luckily there are several fixes for this:
If you're really looking to upgrade the stock servo regardless, then 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.

Bearings - This isn't a surprise really as there aren't many RC's that are shipped with high quality bearings, or in some cases no bearings at all. In the case of the Arrma Outcast it's both, the bearings that are used aren't very good. A bearing set from Fast Eddy Bearings will be a massive upgrade over stock and what I would recommend! Avid and Boca Bearings would be some alternatives.

Bumpers - If you're really bashing your Outcast then you'll probably want a good durable bumper. T-Bone Racing make a very durable front and rear bumper for the Kraton. TBR bumpers are also guaranteed forever. If you break it, they will send you a free replacement.


If you have other suggested upgrades for the Arrma Outcast, please share below!
Sorry not an upgrade suggestion, but a question. I bought the notorious V5 blx rtr and noticed the motor did not come equipped with a motor fan. So I purchased the Yeah racing dual tornado and it fits loosely around the motor, I tried to bend the upper and lower halves inward but once you tighten the fasteners it returns to the original shape. Any recommendations??
 

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Sorry not an upgrade suggestion, but a question. I bought the notorious V5 blx rtr and noticed the motor did not come equipped with a motor fan. So I purchased the Yeah racing dual tornado and it fits loosely around the motor, I tried to bend the upper and lower halves inward but once you tighten the fasteners it returns to the original shape. Any recommendations??
The heatsink that comes with the Felony and Infraction.
https://www.arrma-rc.com/part/ARA390299/ALL/ALL/ALL/STANDARD#xref
 

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Thank you man, I was starting to get frustrated, then I realized I didn't take my meds today, 😂
Strange thing is there are people on here who swear up and down that the Yeah Racing heatsink fits the Spektrum 2050kv motor.
 
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