ARRMA Granite 2WD BLX Radio Control Truck 1/10 RTR Brushless £157.28 @ Amazon
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ARRMA Granite 2WD BLX Radio Control Truck 1/10 RTR Brushless £157.28 @ Amazon

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Found 6th May 2016
This is a hobby grade brushless ready to run RC truck, this is not an ordinary RC car, this one can go up to 60mph with the right batteries but you should get about 30mph with the supplied cell. I would suggest that you get some LIPO batteries and charger when you get used to controlling it and you will be able take on some really big jumps. I have included a link to a video and you will also be able to see some reviews of the truck on the links at the side of the page. I have a couple of similar trucks that I run with my son and we have a great time but you have to have a space large enough to run them as most gardens are too small (they go too quick). These models are normally around £250 and you can't get a brushless Traxxas or HPI (some of the more popular makes) for anywhere near this price so you get quite a lot of bang for your buck.

Video of what this truck can do with some practice and with LIPO batteries
youtube.com/wat…bZU

Advertising spiel -
The multi-award winning GRANITE BLX is a 2WD Monster Truck with the attitude and strength to allow you to challenge the most extreme conditions. Equipped with BLX Brushless power and super-durable composite, steel and aluminium parts throughout, this new GRANITE BLX will blast you straight into the action for high-speed RC excitement.

VEHICLE TYPE Monster Truck
SCALE 1/10 Scale
LENGTH 484mm - 19.1"
HEIGHT 200mm - 7.7"
WIDTH 342mm - 13.5"
WEIGHT 2.1kg - (74oz)
DRIVE TYPE 2WD
MOTOR TYPE BLX Brushless 3600kv 540 Motor
ESC TYPE BLX80 - 80A 3S Capable - Waterproof
STEERING SERVO ADS-7M Waterproof Servo - Torque rating 6kg/cm at 6v (83oz/inch) Max Speed 0.14sec at 6v
BATTERY TYPE 7 Cell NiMh 4600mah - Battery Tray takes maximum sizes of 157x48x27 (LxWxH in mm)
CONTROL SYSTEM 2.4Ghz Steering Wheel
CHASSIS Long Composite ARRMA Chassis with aluminium TVP
TYRES AND INSERTS Pre-Mounted dBoots Multi-Surface
MATERIALS Composite - Steel - Aluminium - Nylon
KIT BUILD STATUS Pre-Built Ready-to-Run
REQUIRED TO COMPLETE 4 x AA Batteries for Radio Transmitter
SUITED SURFACE All-terrain
OTHER DETAILS 2 Year Limited Warranty included

60 Comments

Interesting claim! Could somebody tell me how would you able to achieve 60miles/hour speed on a radio controlled car?

My lad is 1 year old. I may have to get this for "him" when he's old enough!!

kkthomask

Interesting claim! Could somebody tell me how would you able to achieve … Interesting claim! Could somebody tell me how would you able to achieve 60miles/hour speed on a radio controlled car?


I'm no expert but I know you can get brushless motor RC cars that will do nearer 100mph, or more. 60 isn't unrealistic at all.

kkthomask

Interesting claim! Could somebody tell me how would you able to achieve … Interesting claim! Could somebody tell me how would you able to achieve 60miles/hour speed on a radio controlled car?



With the right brushless motors, a cooled ESC and a lipo battery its fully achievable.

They have now developed stability control for example - Traxxas Evodue to the high speed some of these car's can reach, but with the battery supplied in the posted car, 25-30mph tops is attainable I would think.

Edited by: "Slim2k" 6th May 2016

kkthomask

Interesting claim! Could somebody tell me how would you able to achieve … Interesting claim! Could somebody tell me how would you able to achieve 60miles/hour speed on a radio controlled car?


this piece a junk couldn't it would fall apart.

really easy with an enthusiast grade buggy, large pinion, 5S of Lipo and decent kv motor with suitable ESC.

If you're even reading this thread, watch this and then do what I did; buy one.

youtube.com/wat…bZU

Whoops, just noticed original post already shared the video - sorry.

£161 now...

r c cars can easily do 60mph these days.

definitely want something like this for my kids when they get older....decent sized RC as well...out of interest what are the charging times like for the stock battery and what sort of use do you get out of a charge...also does anyone in the know know what you'd pay for a n extra battery of similar or better sorts

oO How does it 'stop rotating' in mid air when it's doing those jumps?

Looks well made, I grew up with a Tamiya Manta Ray, all R/C cars back then had an RS540 motor, I'm guessing by it's name this one has a derivative of that?

Might also have to get one for my 1 year old. (_;)

sod getting one for my one year old i want one for me (although the kids will of course be the excuse) hahahaha...my finger is hovering over the buy button as I type

Do it. Mine is for my almost 3 year old. To be fair, it is for him. Even he I don't think could break this too quickly.

Can't wait to teach him how to use it! Will be extra thorough. We have a 1.25 acres, with woodland. Its gonna be ace!!

jouster

sod getting one for my one year old i want one for me (although the … sod getting one for my one year old i want one for me (although the kids will of course be the excuse) hahahaha...my finger is hovering over the buy button as I type



There were 7 in stock when I bought, making it now 6. I'm watching!!

pretty decent review of it here.....now I just need to find extra battery prices

The standard battery appears to run for 12 minutes (ish) but takes 7 hours to charge...so I'm assuming Id need a better charger when getting new batteries....so im guessing that's when it starts to get expensive
Edited by: "jouster" 6th May 2016

Roger_Irrelevant

oO How does it 'stop rotating' in mid air when it's doing those … oO How does it 'stop rotating' in mid air when it's doing those jumps?Looks well made, I grew up with a Tamiya Manta Ray, all R/C cars back then had an RS540 motor, I'm guessing by it's name this one has a derivative of that? Might also have to get one for my 1 year old. (_;)



Id have to guess spinning the wheels in mid air will change the rotation.....its just centrifugal force right?
Edited by: "jouster" 6th May 2016

gyroscopic effect of spinning the wheels or breaking them.....

So from RC peeps. Any idea of costs of chargers and better batteries if I wanted to upgrade

They seem pretty tough the guy had some pretty big wipeouts and the car looked fine....

well i managed to grab it for £161...£154 with the vouchers i had on my account....cant believe it just shot up to £190+....wow

Is it going up in price after each purchase???

admando

Is it going up in price after each purchase???



it looks that way...I'm guessing they drop the price to get some interest and hope that people just keep on buying

it is strange how the number available didnt drop after I bought though....

What's going on - if I add it to my basket it checks out at £161??

I like after the flip it that vid posted you did no see it drive off afterwards.....it didn't it was just a pile of scrap parts

This is one of my hobbies, would strongly advise not to buy crap such as this unless you just intend to potter around your own garden.

showing as £227 now and same if I add it to the basket again

g3legacy

I'm no expert but I know you can get brushless motor RC cars that will do … I'm no expert but I know you can get brushless motor RC cars that will do nearer 100mph, or more. 60 isn't unrealistic at all.



​My old RC car from around 20 years ago would go a lot faster than 40mph, so I guess nowadays they should be able to achieve well over 60mph.

Need to try and fix mine up to get it out again with my 7 year old son.

powerbrick

I like after the flip it that vid posted you did no see it drive off … I like after the flip it that vid posted you did no see it drive off afterwards.....it didn't it was just a pile of scrap parts :pThis is one of my hobbies, would strongly advise not to buy crap such as this unless you just intend to potter around your own garden.



Can you provide an alternative near that price point? That professional reviewer likes it and you see it drive off after alot of stunts.

So why so salty? Is it because you dumped serious money into your cars and now everything is crap under £500~1000 and not fully custom, that's called hobbyist syndrome.
Edited by: "catbeans" 6th May 2016

powerbrick

I like after the flip it that vid posted you did no see it drive off … I like after the flip it that vid posted you did no see it drive off afterwards.....it didn't it was just a pile of scrap parts :pThis is one of my hobbies, would strongly advise not to buy crap such as this unless you just intend to potter around your own garden.



That's exactly what this sort of car is for though...im never going to throw it about like they do in the video...its purely a bit of fun...and at this price you're not throwing a shed load of money away.

catbeans

Can you provide an alternative near that price point? That professional … Can you provide an alternative near that price point? That professional reviewer likes it and you see it drive off after alot of stunts.So why so salty? Is it because you dumped serious money into your cars and now everything is crap under £500~1000 and not fully custom, that's called hobbyist syndrome.



Did look at some big petrol buggys a year or so ago and was considering splashing out £400-500 on one...but they were huge and the at the speeds they could do seriously dangerous too. At the starting price I'm happy to bomb about in my garden or a field and have a bit of fun with filming it with a go pro....I'm certainly never going to get much more involved than that..after all I have three kids now....when will I have more than 12-20 minutes spare time hahaha

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powerbrick

I like after the flip it that vid posted you did no see it drive off … I like after the flip it that vid posted you did no see it drive off afterwards.....it didn't it was just a pile of scrap parts :pThis is one of my hobbies, would strongly advise not to buy crap such as this unless you just intend to potter around your own garden.



Please understand that this is the BLX version, the following link should be testament to it's durability. As with any hobby grade RC car you can break pieces especially when jumping 25ft in the air at 30+ miles per hour but they are normally only a few pounds to fix and that's some of the fun isn't it?

youtu.be/C9g…1dI

great little link.....cant wait to get mine now....just need some extra batteries...anyone got any suggestions of where to get them

still at £161 in my basket and at checkout. Weird

jouster

Did look at some big petrol buggys a year or so ago and was considering … Did look at some big petrol buggys a year or so ago and was considering splashing out £400-500 on one...but they were huge and the at the speeds they could do seriously dangerous too. At the starting price I'm happy to bomb about in my garden or a field and have a bit of fun with filming it with a go pro....I'm certainly never going to get much more involved than that..after all I have three kids now....when will I have more than 12-20 minutes spare time hahaha



​I know what you mean about getting time when you have children.

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jouster

great little link.....cant wait to get mine now....just need some extra … great little link.....cant wait to get mine now....just need some extra batteries...anyone got any suggestions of where to get them



Look for lipo batteries, Amazon sell them as well as the special charger you will need, please do a little research first, plenty of videos explaining them on you tube (3s 5000mah would be great in this truck)

massive thanks to the OP...you've made me spend money but its money well spent....just go to tell the wife it only cost £50 hahahaha

Cant wait to strap my Garmin action camera too it as it does speed and Gs....gonna be great

Original Poster

jouster

massive thanks to the OP...you've made me spend money but its money well … massive thanks to the OP...you've made me spend money but its money well spent....just go to tell the wife it only cost £50 hahahahaCant wait to strap my Garmin action camera too it as it does speed and Gs....gonna be great



Oops sorry, just noticed that it take 2s lipos, don't order the 3s, sorry

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northfield

Oops sorry, just noticed that it take 2s lipos, don't order the 3s, sorry



The Arrma website states 3s, I would wait until it comes until you order extra batteries, the instructions will tell you what the maximum cell count will be

northfield

Oops sorry, just noticed that it take 2s lipos, don't order the 3s, sorry



would something like this be ok.....what about charging?


Edited by: "jouster" 6th May 2016
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