Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red) w/Spektrum 2.4GHz Radio

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The Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy delivers power, strength, style — and the ability to reach extreme 50+ mph speeds. Now equipped with the high-quality Spektrum STX2 radio, it's an even smarter move into 1/8 scale buggy bashing!

The Spektrum STX2 2.4GHz 2-channel radio system provides many of the features found in high-end 2.4GHz radio systems, including throttle and steering reversing, throttle and steering travel adjust, and throttle limiting. The radio system also includes the Spektrum SRX200 2-channel waterproof receiver.

ARRMA powers the 1/8 TYPHON 4X4 3S BLX with its BLX100 brushless system for incredible torque, acceleration, and speed. This 3S LiPo-capable setup has already proven the speed and toughness of its 3200Kv brushless motor and 100A ESC, now equipped with an IC5 connector (EC5 compatible). The transmission and chassis are ruggedly engineered to take full advantage of the electronics' power — in ARRMA tradition, DESIGNED FAST, DESIGNED TOUGH.

The low center of gravity, with wide arms and narrow buggy wheels and tires, improves handling over all of your favorite bashing terrain — race tracks, trails, muddy courses, skate parks, and more. With its metallic-finish body and forged composite detail, the TYPHON 4X4 3S BLX also looks as great as it performs. A stylish, high-downforce wing keeps all four wheels planted as you explore the upper limits of its outrageous speed range!

Features:
  • Extremely durable — DESIGNED FAST, DESIGNED TOUGH!
  • Fast, 50+ mph speeds
  • Ideal entry into brushless buggy bashing
  • Spektrum™ STX2® 2.4GHz Radio System:
  • BLX100 Brushless System
  • Easy-access power module
  • Easy-access electronics module
  • Metal-geared differentials
  • Double wishbone front and rear suspension
  • Oil-filled shocks with adjustable links
  • High-speed center driveshaft support
  • Built-in servo saver for robust, responsive steering
  • Adjustable turnbuckles
  • Adjustable ride height
  • Adjustable body mounts
  • Tough multi-spoke matte black wheels
  • Multi-terrain dBoots® 2-HQ tires
  • 17mm red-anodized aluminum hexes
  • Durable composite C-hubs
  • Accepts standard 1/8 scale buggy wheels and tires
  • Metallic-look body with forged composite detail
  • High-downforce wing
  • Realistic decals
  • Waterproof electronics (For details on waterproof standards, please refer to the product instruction manuals)
  • 2-year limited warranty (Please see the product manual for warranty details)

Specifications:
Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Ball Bearings: Transmission Only
Batteries: 5000mAh+ 35C+ 2-3S LiPo or 6-8 Cell NiMH Hardcase Battery with IC5/EC5 Connector (sold separately)
Battery Dimensions: 5.5 x 2 x 1.9" (140 x 51 x 48mm) with battery mounting blocks in place
Body: Painted, decals applied, and trimmed
Brakes: Electronic
Bushing Material: Plastic
Charger: Appropriate LiPo/NiMH charger (sold separately)
Chassis: Molded Composite
Completion Level: Ready-To-Run
Differential: Oil filled, metal internal geared differentials
Drivetrain: 4WD
Final Drive Ratio: 10.83:1
Gear Pitch: 0.8 Module
Ground Clearance: 1.65 in (42mm)
Height: 7.68 in (195mm)
Internal Gear Ratio: 2.85:1
Length: 20.12 in (511mm)
Max Battery Dimensions: 6.50 x 2 x 1.9" (165 x 51 x 48mm) with battery mounting blocks removed
Motor Size: 3660
Motor Type: Non-Sensored Brushless 3200Kv
Pinion: 15T
Radio: Spektrum STX2 2-channel
Servos: Waterproof, metal gear
Shock Type: Coil-over-oil, Molded Composite
Size/Scale: 1/8
Speed Control: BLX100, Waterproof, IC5 connector
Spur Gear: 57T
Suspension: Independent
Tire Diameter: 4.60 in (117mm)
Tire Tread: 2-HQ
Vehicle Type: Buggy
Water-Resistant: Yes
Weight: 5.68 lb (2.58kg)
Wheel Diameter: 3.37 in (83mm)
Wheel Hex Size: 17mm Hex
Wheel Type: 1/8th Buggy, 17mm Hex
Wheelbase: 12.91 in (328mm)
Width: 12.05 in (306mm)

Includes:
  • (1) ARRMA 1/8 TYPHON™ 4X4 BLX RTR Speed Buggy with:
  • (1) Spektrum™ SRX200 2-Channel Waterproof Receiver (installed)
  • (1) ADS-7M Waterproof, Metal Gear Servo (installed)
  • (1) ARRMA BLX3660 3200Kv Brushless Motor (installed)
  • (1) BLX100 ESC 2S/3S with IC5™ connector (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum™ STX2 2.4
Needed to Complete:
  • 35C 2S or 3S 35C+ LiPo or 6 to 8 Cell NiMH Hardcase Battery with IC5™/EC5™ Connector
  • Suitable LiPo or NiMH Balancing Charger
  • (4) AA Batteries
  • LiPo Charging Bag (recommended)

This product is expected to arrive on Thursday, September 17 2020

Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 (7 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
WOW! What an awesome buggy. I love my Kyosho 1/8th scales but this is sweet too. It's different and exciting. I love the styling and how everything looks on it. The body graphics are amazing. If you've thinking of getting one, do it!
Friday, Sep 27 2019 (10 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Pros I've ran this car 14 times on a 5200 mAh 3's battery and have had no breakage. Most of it's at the skatepark some of it in the dirt field. It is actually very tough.
Cons the electrical isn't routed very well the motor connectors will come undone in the battery to the ESC lead has capacitors that really limit the routing of your power wire. the heat shrink on that wire is already wanting to change through after 14 runs.
Over all mine came with the STX radio I haven't had any problems with it I haven't noticed any lag I was going to swap it out but honestly there's no need to. Out of the box it ran straight it's very fast the tires are great. The car is geared well it feels like it goes 50 miles an hour or so in all honesty this car is costing me less money than any other RC car I've ever purchased because I haven't had to do anything other than buy hard pack lipos.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Apr 30 2020 (3 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
The Arrma Typhon 3s seems pretty well built and a good value initially at $300, but fully expect to either buy a new radio & receiver immediately or have Arrma/Horizon send you a new, better one because the included Spektrum radio is 100% junk. The delay and range is unacceptable. You’re better off throwing the radio in the garbage. It really is that bad. I bought a better radio($100) the same day I received my Typhon and then called Horizon to send me a better radio as a replacement for an unsatisfied customer. Second, I also replaced the Arrma steering servo straight away with a Savox($85). Coupled with the Spektrum radio delay, the steering linkage slop, and the slow, weak servo, the car was undrivable. Steering would not center, car would not point in the direction I wanted it to go, would not go straight, immediately had steering trim maxed out to one side or the other, just awful. Same terrible steering behavior after multiple attempts to mechanically re-zero the steering linkage. Bottom line is this: the car operates terribly straight out of the box- much worse than cars at comparable price points. Expect to throw at least $150 extra at it to make it drive as it should drive straight out of the box. For $300, it’s a good value as it is but you’ll likely be frustrated with it until you install a better radio and servo. Straight talk.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, May 19 2020 (3 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
This has been a great car so far. No issues. Need to learn to drive it. I bought it from Amain Hobbies online. It showed open as planned. I will buy from them again.
Verified Owner
Thursday, May 14 2020 (3 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
BADDEST OUT ON 3s! SIDE WAYZ TO THE NEXT LIGHT??
Verified Owner
Saturday, Feb 29 2020 (5 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
This thing is tough! The toughest rc I have ever owned. We built huge kickers and I have made several full speed jumps. Not all of those landed on all 4! This thing just took it. I haven't replaced a broken part yet. My highly upgraded rustler only survived a hand full of these jumps. I rate it 5 stars but it does need a faster servo. A good servo is still cheaper than the upgrades it would take to make another car half as tough! Drives well enough that I wouldn't be surprised if I won some races.
Saturday, Jan 4 2020 (7 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Here is a honest review of the typhon after two weeks of running..first off the good,it is a fun buggy with a good motor and speed controller it handles ok for what it is..now the bad, the radio and receiver and servo absolutely junk..the plastic peices are cheap and brittle with not much quality..I will say I have had fun bashing this buggy and with more money spent it can be even better...personally traxxas has better radio system and the quality is definitely better,but you do pay more for their stuff,but in the long run is worth it..would I buy arma again probably not,but if you want a cheap fun rig and you are new to the hobby and on a budget then it may be what you need..David 30 years in the rc hobby
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Dec 18 2019 (8 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
This is one great buggy it's very fast out of the box I recommend this vehicle for anyone getting into the hobby of rc cars I'll be purchasing the Typhon 6s next
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 23 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
The package arrived fast and In perfect condition. Best shipping deals around and one of very few hobby shops that have stock available. Will do business again for sure. 5 Star from me.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 23 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Been away from the RC car world and had a few bucks in my Paypal account and have a few 3s packs that needed a home .
Long Story short , " This think is a Beast, and is more fun than eating Popcorn ?" , it's truly a plug and play and is a blast to drive , my original vision to have a beater to cycle Lipo's in has changed my thoughts for sure , great stuff !!!!
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jul 18 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Great bashing buggy. It is super durable and on 3s it is plenty fast. It has no center diff which makes removing the center driveshaft super easy, as it is a spring loaded telescoping driveshaft. I am very pleased with this buggy and at this price point in is going to be hard pressed finding anything better. The parts are pretty inexpensive as well.

Now for the negative: There is not much room under the body. With that being said, the caps that are attached to the ESC leads rub the body a good bit. The steering servo is reverse mounted and of standard size which makes it nearly impossible to route the wires/caps in a different location. I successfully fixed this problem by installing a low profile servo (Spektrum S6230). It frees up enough room for the cap pack to lay on top of the servo and not smash up against the body shell. Makes for putting on the body easier as well. The Spektrum S6230 is marketed as a 1/10 scale servo but with 311 oz-in @ 6v it does the job at steering this buggy very well. The stock servo saver which is integrated into the steering horn will not fit the spektrum servo (I believe it is it has futaba splines), so I am currently running it without a servo saver which is fine with me because I normally tighten up my servo savers tight enough that they do not give relief anyway. I would of used a low profile HV servo but the ESC does not support 7.4v out.

I cannot comment on the radio, as I did not use it. First thing I did before running the buggy was swap it out with my current radio.

All and all its a great buggy with plenty of speed that handles my backyard track very well.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jul 17 2020 (3 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
After having it for only one day the esc blinks red really fast and won’t work. I put in a loaner esc I got from a friend and after a couple days of running it, the tire spit the foam out. Love the truck, best bang for the buck out there if these problems didn’t happen. I sent a message through the support on your website and still haven’t heard anything back. Hopefully it gets sorted soon. I ordered a set of duratrax tires today for it so i can get it up and going.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 16 2020 (3 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Great buggy. Fast and durable, of course it's Arrma. No issues yet and don't expect any.
Quality product and quality hobby store.
Will purchase from Hobbytown again.
Thanks
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jul 15 2020 (3 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Thanks AMain, the arrma typhon is a beast, so much fun. The battery you suggested is perfect. Cheers!
Verified Owner
Monday, Jul 13 2020 (3 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Save your money and put towards any other ARRMA in the 6S line. T
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 9 2020 (4 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Amain shipped it fast, great service car came in box in excellent.condition. this is my 3rd rc car I have bought in a month, I have mostly been an rc 1/10 touring car guy. I have been out of the hobby for 15 years but the arrma typhon 3s is the BEST car I have ever owned I love this car. I'm getting a 6s next cant imagine what that's gonna be like.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jun 28 2020 (5 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
The car stopped working friday after we got it so we cant drive it anymore
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jun 3 2020 (2 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
This is my first RTR kit, i had several RC's before but were not built so didn't know what to expect. I am ruining this unit with a 2S Lipo and oh boy it is fun!the main reason I bought this model was for the waterproof feature and to run on grass and I had no issues with it.
Its pretty easy to drive but I don't think it would be this easy on the 3S, mainly because the servo is not that powerful. One minor issue was one of the tires is mounted a bit crooked so it has a slight wobble, not a big deal since its mainly for off-road anyway. I actually like this so much that I am planning on getting the Kraton at some point. But it is a decent and fun kit.
UPDATE: I wanted to include a small updated, I have a Tamiya TA06 and its been a while since I ran it, and it runs much smoother than the Arrma since it has premium parts compared to the Typhon. I guess what I want to say that the ESC and the transmitters are begging to be upgraded especially if you are used to something with a faster response and smoother power delivery.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jun 5 2020 (9 weeks ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Love it just two weeks before I bought the the 3s I was given up on the rc world first car I bought was a bandit after pulling my hair out trying to get it to stop breaking down every time I took it out to run it (not bash it) just run it so after countless hours of ordering parts putting parts on waiting for parts I had enough ...until I found the 3s I love it and I love my bandit only when I am not driving it. The first time I ran the 3s was having so much fun and it just quit working dam hear we go again could not figure out what was going on until I checked the lipo it was just out of power I ran it until it was dead never had that problem with the bandit lol never stayed in working order long enough 3s a mush
Verified Owner
Monday, May 25 2020 (2 months ago)
Arrma Typhon 3S BLX Brushless RTR 1/8 4WD Buggy (Red)
Overall this buggy is awesome. There are some drawbacks. The steering is sloppy and is a real disadvantage at its max speed. For a novice this might even cause crashes. Good thing is there is plenty of parts available to upgrade this.