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WamBow - 4.13.17, 8:24 am Post #1: | Reply With Quote
In researching next 1/8th scale truggy purchase i landed on the Kraton. I started studying the Kraton specs on the Arrma website and noticed a note that raced concerns. Note 1 states that vehicle is not to be used off-road. I confirmed with Arrma that this note is valid. That said, it's probably a legal CYA note to void a warranty if used off-road. I've seen plenty of video of the Kraton running off-road with 6s. Just seemed odd to put that note on a truggy that's clearly intended for off-road.
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Jerry-Rigged - 5.08.17, 11:07 am Post #2: | Reply With Quote
I think that note is referring to running the "speed pinion" on 6s, in a off-road / high drag surface. This WILL lead to huge heat in the motor and ESC, and could burn them out.

High drag surfaces, like sand, loose dirt, or grass needs lower gearing. Higher voltages needs lower gearing. So yeah, the warning makes sense to me.
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