Type: Short Course Truck Scale: 1/10 Drive: 2wd Fuel Source: Electric Length: 540mm Width: 295mm Height: 200mm Wheelbase: 330mm Weight: 1.95kg Motor: 15 turn Mega brushed motor (internal fan
cooled) Speed Control: Mega LiPo-compatible brushed ESC
(waterproof) Battery Tray Dimensions: 185x57x26mm Radio: ARRMA ATX 300 3-channel 2.4GHz Left or
Right hand radio system Shock Type: Coil-over, oil-filled, plastic bodied
shocks w/pre-load collars Bearings: Yes
Needed: 6 - 7 cell NiMH battery pack or 2cell
LiPO pack & compatible charger. 4 AA batteries for the controller.
designed bumpers and side rails
come with battery
seems every where you turn a new short course truck is hitting
the market, and for good reason. Short course trucks not only
look like their full size counterparts, but they handle well too.
The large bodies help protect the suspension components and for
the most part are durable.
is a fairly new contender to the RC world and have launched several
new vehicles. While their vehicles may incorporate the same twin
vertical plate chassis design, the dimensions differ and each
is its own vehicle.
ARRMA Fury is the first ARRMA vehicle I have reviewed and I must
say it is refreshing to see a completely new SCT chassis design
appears as though ARRMA designers may have pulled some late nights
designing this truck, thinking of some innovative design characteristics.
Let's look a little closer at the design innovations of the Fury
starting with the bumpers.
I can appreciate the front, rear, and side bumper design of the
Fury. All three areas absorb much impact saving the truck from
damage. The front bumper is flexible and has the ability to absorb
otherwise potentially damaging force upon impact.
rear bumper is hinged with a spring loaded action. This is particularly
helpful if your buddy enjoys ramming into the back of you or if
you are jumping and land on the rear of the truck.
two side bumper guards are also hinged which allows spring like
action to absorb side impact.
you can see in the pictures below, the Fury chassis is comprised
of twin vertical plates which is rigid and helps keep the weight
of all components in the center of the truck. This not only reduces
roll but provides a strong back bone for the Fury.
single body clip and plastic pin secure the bottom loading hinged
battery door. The compartment allows the use of 6-7 cell NiMH
stick packs, no hump packs, and 2S LiPO packs. The batteries sit
on the bottom of the chassis to keep the center of gravity low.
The bottom loading door means you don't have to remove the body
to change battery packs.
Disassembly: This is another area of the Fury that has been well thought
out. The entire rear bumper and motor guard assembly can be removed
by extracting a few screws and two clips. This allows easy access
to the motor and transmission assembly.
front bumper assembly including body post assembly can be removed
by extracting two screws and four clips making it easier to work
on the front end.
only issue I have as far as access ability goes is the steering
servo. While it is well protected, it is difficult to remove.
The servo is secured inside an enclosure made up of two halves
and several screws must be removed to access the servo and linkage.
I don't guess that matters much though, since the servo is seldom
in need of maintenance.
The rear suspension consists of lower H-Arms and quick adjust
upper links making adjustments quick and easy.
front suspension consists of lower H-Arms and upper A-Arms. Although
adjustments are more difficult, this is a durable design. The
ARRMA Fury was designed for beginners and intermediates alike
so durability is key. Toe in/out is easily adjusted with the quick
suspension is held together with threaded cap pins and clips have
been added to the outer pins for more "stay" power.
Fury uses standard plastic bodied oil filled coil over spring
dampeners. Plastic collars are used to adjust ride height and
the rear H-Arms allow an additional lower shock mounting position.
The front shocks are mounted inside the front lower H-Arms rather
than being screwed to the side. This helps to reduce front H-Arm
flexing under load and adds strength.
The quality of plastic used is right on the money. There is enough
flex for the plastic to be durable, yet rigid enough to hold composure.
The finish of the plastic is smooth and clean.
The Fury transmission is completely ready for brushless power. The only
plastic gear is the slipper spur gear and that's not an issue.
The transmission has three gears all of which are metal. The differential
housing and inner gears are metal as well. Sealed bearings support
the heavy duty gears and allow them to spin smoothly.
adjustable slipper clutch is of standard design using spring loaded
pressure plates and friction pads.
think the best design characteristic of the transmission is the
ability to completely disassemble it without removing the motor
or slipper clutch. This allows differential lube changes without
having to reset the motor gear mesh and slipper tension.
The included 2.4GHz radio system includes innovations of its own.
With the push of a button, the steering wheel can be swung to
the left, right, or anywhere in between. This allows both left
handed and right handed drivers to comfortably take part in the
transmitter allows adjustments such as steering and throttle trims.
A 3rd channel can be actuated by the push of a button. Steering
dual rates can be adjusted through a dial located below the steering
wheel. Dual steering rates help beginners avoid over steer.
small 2.4GHz receiver is housed inside a watertight receiver compartment.
While I don't recommend submerging the vehicle, it can be driven
through puddles without destroying your receiver.
The Mega waterproof brushed electronic speed controller allows
the use of NiMH and LiPO batteries. Programming the receiver is
necessary when using LiPO packs as it is currently set to NiMH.
The internal low voltage cut off used for LiPO packs can be activated
by following a few steps. The instructions for this procedure
and other ESC settings can be accessed online at www.arrma-rc.com/go.
You can download instruction manuals from this location along
with other helpful documentation.
Onyx 6-cell NiMh 2500 Mah battery pack
batteries are a good choice for the ARRMA Fury. A single
pack will allow around 15 minutes of run time depending
on your driving style and terrain.
NiMh & NiCd battery charger
easy to use Onyx 220 charger can easily charge 4-8 cell NiMH or
NiCd battery packs. With push button control, audible tones, and
and a 2x8 LCD screen, this charger allows you to easily select
charge programs for specific battery packs.
can program up to 5 batteries to the charger's memory for instant
recall. This charger includes options like adjustable peak detection
sensitivity, adjustable safety timer, charge current, and battery
auto trickle charge function takes over once the battery is peak
charged to retain full charge until ready to use.
built-in AC power supply allow the charger to be used in doors
and DC alligator clips allow it to be used with a DC power source
AC input: 110V AC 60Hz
DC input: 11-15V DC, built-in lead with alligator clips
Battery types: 4-8 NiCd or NiMH cells (4.8-9.6V)
Battery capacity range: 50-9900mAh
Fast charge current: 0.1-5.0A linear, adjustable (40W maximum)
Fast charge termination: peak detection
Fast charge safety timer: off-300 minutes
Peak sensitivity: 3-20mV adjustable
Trickle charge current: automatic, 1/20 fast charge setting
Controls: 4 pushbuttons
Battery memories: 5
Display type: 2x8 reversed LCD with back light
Audible indicators: indicates start, stop, errors
Output connections: built-in lead with standard connector*
built-in jack for charging 4-8 cell radio batteries
Protective devices: solid-state reverse polarity and current
Case size: 5.7 x 5.1 x 1.8" (145 x 130 x 45 mm)
Weight: 20.4 oz. (578 g)
Performance & Handling:
The ARRMA Fury is designed for beginners and intermediates alike
so durability is key. While testing the Fury I made sure to hit
things, many things. The Fury ran over or into rocks, grass, holes,
bumps, jumps, ditches, puddles, roots, pipes, yard toys, and just
about anything else I could find. While the Fury is not designed
to be a monster truck, I found that with a little speed I could
get over many obstacles with no damage.
am very pleased at how durable the Fury is. I'm sure that's because
of a well thought out chassis.
Fury is no race truck but it still handles well. I was able to
get this truck to do anything I wanted it to within reason. The
truck corners very well and feels stable. I think the Fury is
a great truck to learn on or to tighten current skills.
tires are of fairly hard compound which was to be expected for
an all-terrain vehicle. This helps them last longer. It also makes
the handling more exciting because of wheel spin from lack of
traction. I believe it also makes a truck fun to drive when you
have to concentrate on control. Once again, this is great for
drove the Fury at the local track for a while and was able to
have a load of fun with some local guys. I of course had the 2wd
Fury with a brushed power system and the other guys were running
a mixture of 2wd and 4wd brushless Slashes.
would of course get passed on the straight way but I believe the
Fury held its own. No one was driving seriously and we were all
just having fun, but even with the stock tires it was able to
run with the others without embarrassment. That says a lot for
the Fury. I was very pleased with the feel of the truck and its
ability to hold its own among other trucks.
Mega brushed motor is capable of pushing the Fury to exciting
speeds, especially for a beginner. There is plenty of power for
just about any terrain including grass.
is smooth and twitch free. Breaking is just as predictable.
fan cooled motor got a bit warm when running higher capacity LiPO
batteries and was perfect using Onyx 6-cell NiMH packs. I was
able to get about 15mins of run time using 2500 Mah 6-cell NiMH
increased slightly running 2S LiPOs and run times increased dramatically.
ESC performed flawlessly while remaining at acceptable temperatures.
Fury actually jumped well. Slight brake was needed at times to
bring the nose down and like any other short course truck, the
body parachuted on occasion. Over all, jumping the Fury was easy.
suspension did exactly what it was supposed to do with a few hard
landings bottoming out. Over all it performed well.
See the ARRMA Fury in action!
ARRMA Fury is another great option for beginners and intermediate
truck is extremely durable and handles well. With features like
left or right hand 2.4GHz radio, the Fury can be enjoyed by anyone.
completely brushless-ready transmission makes it easy for drivers
to increase its speed as their abilities increase. I wish more
companies would follow ARRMA's example on this one.
would highly recommend this vehicle to a beginner and will soon
turn it over to my boys for them to enjoy. I am confident it can
handle most of the abuse they will inflict on it and that says
P.O. Box 9021
Champaign, IL 61826
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