Your next purchase. The arma creighton 8s lots of s's lots of power giant vehicle let's, see if it's better than the x max Music fifth scale. Trucks are big, they're, heavy and they're fast, but not as fast as you think. The 8s truck comes in at about 35, maybe 40 miles an hour tops and at a cool 900 dollars for the truck. You still need batteries in the charger. Is it worth it yeah? It is because, once you take the body off we'll, get to that in a second you've got a pretty good, looking truck that handles well and yes, it could use a little bit more speed, but who can't? We kick two tires off pop, the hood and underneath this is what we got a big big flat chassis with a lot of bracing. Why do you need so much bracing it's, big it's long and when you have a heavy truck and try to jump something it's going to try to flex to counter that there's some ladder bracing on the chassis, three giant red metal rods that connect the top? As a sort of a top brace that's designed to stop the flex or let it flex enough to where other things don't break uh, strangely enough, they're quick connects, which you just do a body clip and pop out and all the shafts come out. So you can clean it easier inside. You got some nice spectrum gear 8s speed control that can handle it with the smart connectors, which i don't think are as smart as they say, but they're smart.
You know they're they're, like a b student, at least a giant 27 millimeter hex wheels. All metal gears we'll show that everything in a second uh 8s power is split into two. You need two 4s packs. It does recommend 100c uh we're idiots. We got 50c. Maybe that limited our speed a little bit um, it does go faster with higher c ratings. We'Ve been shown that before here's, a nice close up of the quick disconnect for the bracing, which allows you to access the center diff, which does have an all metal casing, which is nice center. Diff also allows some of the power to be transferred the front, and you can see that power transfer in some of the videos as a as it accelerates the front wheels get larger, which means the power is going forward. That just means when the weight shifts backwards. The front wheels have less grip and, unlike subaru that's, you know, sends the power of the have grip. Our cars send power or doesn't, have grip that's why they grow. Let'S talk about shocks, one at each corner, no, two at each corner: stupidity, three or four or whatever, to make it look cool and say i have 19 shocks on it. Just massive shocks filled with oil. They have to handle this weight, which they do great. Actually, if i be honest, i think it's a little too stiff, it doesn't, look like the suspension moves, but again these trucks are designed to go 55 miles an hour up to and and take abuse.
So you don't want it super soft, where it's chassis, slapping and doing all crazy stuff, but i think a little bit lighter fluid would have worked better. In our case, i, like that armor didn't reinvent the arm and try to do something wacky and different. This is your rear arm, it's, a standard, a arm situation or actually h arm with a rear hub, two link positions which are probably not going to move uh metal hexes, which are like 27 millimeters. My gripe of those is the heck the pins are not captured. So they do fall out. If you take the wheel off and push it out, they're not captured up front, you do get a pillow ball suspension, which means you can adjust camber pretty easily and a little bit of width. You can see some shims in there, so you can adjust the camber and shim increments, probably like a half a millimeter uh metal caps, which i'm not really sure what they do, but they look cool and okay. They add rigidity to that spot um. You still may break an arm it's heavy if you smack it really hard on something but overall, pretty standard, looking front suspension with pillow balls, the downside of pillow balls – and i noticed this – it squeaks like an old old wooden ship. I believe the name is diversity. That'S, an increment we're, stuck on the front suspension. The back side of the arm has aluminum braces to help again with some sort of rigidity, because i still think you could snap that off, but uh it does sandwich the plastic, make it a little stronger.
All the balls are captured again that pin isn't captured big giant nuts. You may like them, this one's swinging a big bag, so you got ta. You can actually use some snap on tools on this thing. Bigger trucks mean bigger tools, i'm. Gon. Na be honest, i was lazy and didn't want to take the center diff apart to show you that, but the uh stock photography shows some metal differentials in the back uh plastic housing in that one uh. If i'm gon na gripe uh it doesn't look like they're. Fifth scale they're, big and beefy – probably from a monster truck or something like that, but they should hold up pretty well. Obviously, if you beat the crap on anything, something's gon na break, so no big deal but cool we got metal. I normally don't complain in the middle of a review, but uh. This has smart battery technology, which means the charger knows what battery is. The car is supposed to know the battery, but here showing something not smart about. The design which is strange to me is that their own battery doesn't really fit in the battery hold down uh the wires on this battery come out the side which hit the plastic and i'm assuming most of the batteries that the smart design come out. The side like that there's no way to not have them hit that so maybe get a c plus and you're, not the smartest kid in class with those batteries, and i probably hate velcro battery straps more in this car, because it's so big, yet it's so hard To get your fingers in there and get the battery in without it falling out of the holder for the strap, so how about a regular hold down for batteries? Please.
Thank you. All right! Let'S talk about handling because i'm sure, like many people, nobody gives a crap. If derek hates velcro, even the sound, is annoying so let's start with something we normally don't on a basher, slash, giant monster truck is some track testing because we did photos on a track and why not drive it on the track we're at the farm, joe's backyard. If your backyard track looks like that, congratulations, so this big truck it's hard to tell the scale, but this is a 10 scale track and it's, taking up most of the lane, uh surprisingly, to me that the car actually made it around the track because just the Size it did push. You can tell that this thing didn't really want to turn in the tight lanes, which led up to some ramp up issues of the timings jumps in the back uh, which, over time, you would get better, but uh surprisingly, the tires had pretty decent grip on the Track uh, they're, big knobbies, uh, active vehicle control, abc is uh, does impede your steering. It does help if you're a little bit uh loosey goosey on the sticks there, but turn it off and it turned in. You just have to take it slow and you had to start really. It wanted to turn on throttle so that's, tough in tight lanes. You kind of try to punch it. Throttle control with the system was surprisingly good, not a lot of cogging and at the low end there was surprisingly good feel for a brushless sensorless system, so i'll give it props for that.
The 8s power did make a lot of noise uh. It was not as fast as i thought it was going to be on the track. I thought it was going to be a rocket once we were driving around, but that could be because we used 50c batteries, which does limit uh power a little bit. But i wouldn't say that much a little bit, but not as much as that. So on the track, uh pretty good, the suspension was, i don't know if they tuned it on a track, but it looks pretty pretty decent uh you're, not gon na probably race, this on a 10th skill track, but tracks. Allow me to feel what the car actually does and it's got a a decent neutral balance with the you know, leans towards the push of course, which for something this big and something as fast as it can be that's kind of what you want, uh for jumping A couple of the jumps i didn't notice that it did want to nose down a lot um, but not as much as i would have thought it's decent uh for something that's not made for the track. Uh reminds me of the days when we raced monster trucks and when somebody said oh we're, gon na make a a scale chassis into a monster truck started: whipping everybody's, ass that's, where all the monster truck design went to, but overall, a decent handling car on a Track on a fixed course where you can feel if it pushes or oversteers it, doesn't want to drive correctly pretty good out in the wild.
We found a big uh, wash fire road or whatever it is there's actually helicopters. In the background putting out a fire, we live in southern california, that's one of the seasons, uh it's kind of a speed test, uh, not as impressive as i would have thought um, but overall still fast enough to go. Oh it's, a big truck it's going fast. It might hurt me the rest of our testing. Uh consisted of us doing this for about an hour of just driving around and hitting all these bmx jumps in the in the brush here, just beating the crap out of it full speed through the rough sections uh. Nothing breaking which is pretty impressive and overall uh. I really like this truck uh. I want it to go a little faster. I do want everything to go a little faster, but honestly on the 8s. I want to retest this with the higher capacity packs to see if it matters, so you should pick one up: it's expensive, but it's worth it. This is me trying to get out of the bush here and making sure i don't get bit by a snake, uh ow that's, what i say but uh that was the cactus that pricked me. If you made it this far in the video it's time, you click the bell like subscribe check out. The magazine do all the stuff that this little graphic tells you to do. Uh we make videos, but we also make a magazine.
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