1/8 TYPHON 4X4 V3 MEGA 550 Brushed Buggy RTR, Green
- Stronger chassis and retained hinge pin plates
- Steering with more clearance for stones
- Castellated slipper pad and sliding gear mesh
- 23T Spline servo saver
- Brushless-ready 37T 1.35Mod diffs with silicone O-rings
- Power Module with sliding gear mesh and improved dirt management
- Rubber shielded bearings throughout
- Oil-filled shocks with silicone O-rings
- New body design, front and rear bumpers, paint and decals
- New vented tires
- MEGA 12T brushed 550 motor
- MEGA waterproof* ESC
* Note: For details on waterproof standards, refer to the instruction manual
- IC3™ connectors (EC3™) compatible
- Signature easy-access modular design
- Easy-access power module
- Easy-access electronics module
- Easy-access diff module removal front and rear
- Double wishbone suspension front and rear
- Metal-geared differentials
- Adjustable ride height
- Adjustable body mounts
- Extended height dirt defenders
- Multi-terrain dBoots® 2-HO™ tires
- Tough multi-spoke wheels
- ADC-N7 7-cell NiMH wall charger
- 2-year limited warranty (see website for details)
- 30MPH (48km/h) speed achievable in optimum driving conditions with optional gearing
Making your move into 1/8 scale Speed Buggy action has never been easier. Fast, rugged and factory-built, the 2S LiPo-compatible ARRMA® TYPHON™ 4X4 MEGA RTR comes ready out of the box to bash on any terrain. Precision aluminum, tough steel and composite materials come together for an easy-to-maintain, super-durable vehicle design whose high downforce wing and low center of gravity, with wide arms and narrow wheels and tires, improve handling over race tracks, trails, muddy courses, skate parks and more. This version features new equipment that further increases the original Speed Buggy’s already impressive performance and durability.
The TYPHON™ 4X4 MEGA RTR is DESIGNED FAST, DESIGNED TOUGH — built for exciting bashing speeds and extreme, all-terrain durability. New features that enhance its unstoppable performance include a stronger chassis and retained hinge pin plates; steering with more clearance for stones; a castellated slipper pad and sliding gear mesh; and rubber-shielded bearings throughout.
The Speed Buggy now also includes the Spektrum™ SLT3™ transmitter and SLR300 receiver. The transmitter is ergonomically designed for long periods of fatigue-free bashing and has a foam wheel for precise fingertip control plus an improved hand grip and trigger feel. New bashers will be able to set throttle limits at 50% or 75% until they are ready to use the full speed potential. The SLT3™ is compatible with Tactic® SLT™ receivers to run other RTR vehicles you may own, and includes a third channel to control optional features such as lights and winches on models that have them.
It also has the ingenious modular design perfected by ARRMA® engineers for easy component access and maintenance. The power module, with improved dirt management, consists of a MEGA 550 motor for rock-jumping speed, plus motor plate, slipper clutch assembly and gear cover. The power module can be detached from the chassis as a complete unit by removing just one screw. With the power module removed, the slipper clutch can be reached easily for adjustments by taking out three screws that attach the gear cover. The gear ratio can be finely tuned as the power module now uses a sliding motor mesh design.
A two-piece molding screwed to the Speed Buggy’s chassis serves as its electronics module, containing a waterproof receiver box, servo mount and ESC tray. The SLR300 receiver mounts inside the receiver box for protection from dirt and moisture. The ultra-compact ESC is screwed to the top of the module, allowing quick access to the on/off switch, while the servo mounts to the side. All three components can be removed together, quickly and easily.
The differential module houses each differential unit in an innovative yoke design. Only eight screws need to be removed to release the front and rear yokes. The power module can then be detached, allowing you to pivot the gearbox cases for differential access. The TYPHON™ 4X4 MEGA RTR comes brushless-ready with 37T 1.35mod diffs with silicone O-rings. The large gears can withstand huge torque, and internal metal gears have been chosen for reliability during extreme bashing.
Its full-time 4WD transmission uses strong front, rear, and centerline telescopic driveshafts that can’t be lost during heavy impacts, unlike dogbones. A simple, dependable, responsive steering assembly complements the ultra-reliable drive system and features a servo horn with built-in servo saver. The TYPHON™ 4X4 MEGA RTR includes the waterproof Spektrum™ SPMS650 digital servo for 20% more torque than the previous version’s ADS-5 servo.
The self-bleeding, oil-filled shocks, now with silicone O-rings, use a tried and tested, coil-over design for simple maintenance and amazing handling. Their innovative rod-end has a molded-in spring perch for extra toughness. High chassis sides and a close-fitting buggy body limit the amount of dirt and debris that can get into the chassis tub. Front and rear bumpers offer defense against impacts.
Tough, multi-spoke wheels with vented dBoots® 2-HO™ tires give the 1/8 scale TYPHON™ 4X4 MEGA RTR Speed Buggy effective traction for bashing on almost any terrain. Multiple battery types can be used with the hook-and-loop mounting, from 6-cell NiMH packs to a 2S block pack. This version comes with a Dynamite® 3300 mAh 8.4V 7-cell Speedpack® 2 Hump NiMH battery that provides 35% more run time compared to the 2400mAh pack of its predecessor.
The TYPHON™ 4X4 MEGA now comes with IC3™ connectors so you can take full advantage of Spektrum Smart Technology. The IC series of connectors are also designed from the ground up to provide a more solid connection, higher heat resistance, and effortless installation. For those using the popular EC3™ connectors, there’s no need to worry. The IC3 connector is entirely backwards compatible.
SPEKTRUM STX2® RADIO SYSTEM
- Complete 2.4GHz radio system including a 2Ch waterproof receiver *
- Built-in 3-position throttle limiter
- Steering & throttle rate & trim adjustments with throttle and steering reversing
- FHSS 2.4GHz protocol** offers extended range and interference free performance
* For details on waterproof standards, please refer to the product instruction manuals
** Not compatible with DSM, DSM2 or DSMR 2.4GHz protocol
REMOVABLE DIFFERENTIAL MODULE
Both the front and rear diff modules are super-easy to access in the TYPHON 4×4 MEGA, ensuring that you spend more time driving and less time in the workshop.
TOUGH, LARGE, LIGHTWEIGHT DIFFS
These differentials are TOUGH. The main differential gears have been super-sized with large pitch gears that have been designed to withstand huge torques, allowing lightweight composite material to be used for reduced rotating mass without compromising strength. The differential internals feature full-metal straight-cut gears, ensuring trouble-free operation.
REMOVABLE POWER MODULE
Easy-access Power Module assembly can be removed from the vehicle in seconds, with the removal of just one single screw. The center shaft assembly* is telescopic to assist with the easy disassembly and is sprung loaded to ensure it stays in position in use.
With the Power Module removed from the vehicle you can easily service your motor, single-pad slipper clutch, spur and pinion gears. The 4×4 MEGA power system features a high-torque 550 sized 12 turn brushed motor.
REMOVABLE ELECTRONICS MODULE
Easy-access Electronics Module assembly can be removed from the vehicle with the removal of only 5 screws. With this module removed you can access the servo, electronic speed control and the receiver. The two-piece moulding comprises of a lower box and upper lid that are sealed with high-quality rubber seals. The ESC and steering servo are attached to this moulding, while the receiver sits inside the waterproof box.
TOUGH SHOCK DESIGN
Soaking up a wide range of surfaces is made easy with the included coil-over-oil shocks. Factory set to handle everything from fast speed runs to snow and mud chucking, no matter where you choose to drive, these high-quality units will keep you stable and in-control. The shock absorbers on the TYPHON 4×4 MEGA feature keyed spring perch and self-bleed* design. These shocks are designed to be simple to maintain, yet offer all the performance required to give amazing handling.
4WD DRIVETRAIN AND SLIDER DRIVESHAFTS
Featuring a full-time four-wheel drive, the TYPHON 4×4 MEGA is ready to blast through your chosen environment. Telescopic driveshafts in the front, rear and centreline transmit drive from the slipper clutch to each wheel.
2-HO BUGGY TIRE DESIGN
High quality dBoots 2-HO Buggy tires coupled with multi-spoke wheels offer superb bite on a multitude of surfaces.
ADS-5 STEERING SERVO
The ADS-5 Steering Servo will provide fast and consistent steering response on the most demanding surfaces. This servo provides 5kg/cm (70oz/inch) of torque. A waterproof servo case will keep your ARRMA vehicle handling correctly, even when the action gets wet. With 5kg (70oz) of torque at 6v, this ADS-5 Steering Servo can reach full operating angle in just 0.12 seconds.
30 MPH BUGGY ACTION
The TYPHON 4X4 MEGA Buggy comes Ready To Run with everything you need other than standard AA transmitter batteries. Plus, with ideal driving conditions and using the optional gearing, you can achieve speeds of 30 mph. Just power it up and get ready to blast beyond your limits!
- Approximate Assembly Time
- Less than 1 Hour
- Ball Bearings
- Transmission Only
- Single 7-cell 8.4V 2400mAh NiMH w/IC3 connector
- Battery Dimensions
- 6.3 x 1.8 x 0.94″ (160 x 46 x 24mm)
- Painted, decals applied, and trimmed
- Bushing Material
- ADC-N7 7-cell wall charger
- Molded Composite
- Completion Level
- Oil filled, metal internal geared differentials
- Final Drive Ratio
- Gear Pitch
- Ground Clearance
- 1.65 in (42mm)
- 7.68 in (195mm)
- Internal Gear Ratio
- 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
- Motor Type
- Brushed, Brushed, 12 turn
- Spektrum STX2 2-channel w/SRX200 receiver
- Waterproof, metal gear
- Shock Type
- Coil-over-oil-filled, molded composite bodies
- Speed Control
- MEGA Waterproof, IC5 connector
- Spur Gear
- Tire Diameter
- 4.60 in (117mm)
- Tire Tread
- dBoots 2HO
- Vehicle Type
- Buggy, Buggy
- 6.01lb (2.73kg)
- Wheel Diameter
- 3.27 in (83mm)
- Wheel Hex Size
- 17mm Hex
- Wheel Type
- 1/8th Buggy, one piece multi spoke, black in color
- 12.91 in (328mm)
- 12.05 in (306mm)