In 2015, Arrma came out with four new vehicles sporting the “6S BLX” name – Kraton, Typhon, Talion and Senton. With the latter being the only 1/10th scale vehicle. They were dubbed the most powerful most bash-proof vehicles to date from any manufacturer.
Out of the four I tested in 2015, the Senton being a 1/10th scale short course truck with the underlying 1/8th scale buggy chassis, proved to be my favorite 6S BLX vehicle. It had everything you wanted – oodles of power, super durability and it looked good on the track! Traditional RC Short Course trucks find their demise from the parachute effect of the large “closed” wheeled body design, but Arrma had it covered with a hefty chassis (well over 8 lbs) and a body that had strategic cut outs to let the air flow!
Fast Forward to June 2016, and Arrma is at it again making the 6S BLX line of vehicles even better! The bashing giant has added new body artwork, all new electronics and other bells and whistles to each of the vehicles. I selected the Senton to review and review I will!
The Senton’s new livery really screams “fast” with its black body fading to a screaming green color. The additions of tethered body clips made their debut on the Arrma Nero, but have filtered down to the other 6S vehicles. The stout Lexan body is very consistent through out and has no thin spots that even aftermarket companies have trouble with.
The chassis is where all the magic happens due to the all new BLX185 ESC with a claimed 150amp rating and XT90 high voltage connectors, gone are the sprinkled issues seen in the v1’s. The large canned 2050kv brushless sensorless motor has a new look over the previous v1s. The Tactic TTX300 remote and receiver will be a nice additional.
Still present are the traditional Senton 6S BLX features including:
- Aluminum chassis and shock towers
- Large bore aluminum shocks with aluminum shock caps
- Pivot ball suspension
- Front, center and rear geared differentials
- Front and rear universal driveshafts
- Front and rear sway bars
- Durable plastics through out
- 17mm wheel hubs
- Internal roll cage
What will you need to get running on day one? A 4s-6s lipo battery (You can have two 2s or two 3s packs, but make sure they are matched cells and the appropriate size) 4 AA batteries for the Tactic remote and a charger for your vehicle’s batteries.
Stay tuned for a full running video and review to follow! Will the Arrma Senton 6S BLX v2 be your next Ready to Run? Comment down below!