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ARRMA Nero BLX Monster Truck – Day 3: Power System

Nero-Wheelie

So far we’ve seen ARRMA‘s Nero BLX  Monster Truck unboxed and talked about its suspension. Now lets talk about what many are interested in, the power system!

60 MPH Speeds

6S power has become the standard to which all MT bash machines are held these days and the Nero is no different. Capable of reaching speeds above 60 mph, the included 2000Kv motor can dole out some serious juice.

Let’s Talk About The ESC

The 150 amps ESC is fully programmable with parameters such as

  • Brake strength
  • Punch power
  • Motor rotation
  • BEC voltage
  • Thermal overload cutoff temperature

Also, the ESC features a built-in cooling fan and is fully waterproof.

As mentioned earlier, the ESC on the Nero can be programmed for between 6 and 7.2 volts of BEC power and is factory set for 7.2 right out of the box.

Wait, what?

Yep, you guessed it … all four of the servos on the Nero are high voltage models.

While the locking servos in the diffs are not likely to be changed, I’m sure that many folks are going to upgrade their steering servos after not long and this ability to run either regular or HV servos means that pretty much anything on the market is going to work.

Mucho options is always a good thing.

Check out this video for more details

Nero Power

Items needed to run the Nero BLX

– (2) 2S or 3S LiPo packs
– (4) AA batteries for the radio
– Compatible charger for the LiPo packs

Items we used

Duratrax Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 5400mAh 50C Soft Case XT90 (DTXC2004) $89.99 each
Go big or go home, right?! Just because the Nero is able to run on 4S power, it doesn’t mean we have to do it, so we opted for 6S right out of the blocks. Duratrax provides some of the best cells on the market and these 5400mAh 3S packs will give us the grunt we need to push this beast past the 60 mph barrier. Not only that, but they come with pre-installed XT-90 plugs (which is what the ESC comes with) to keep the power flowing efficiently and get you running in a hurry.

Duratrax Onyx 245 AC/DC Dual Balancing Charger (DTXP4245) $119.99
To compliment our Onyx LiPo packs, there was really no other choice than the Duratrax 245 charger for our needs. This unit has been the staple of the Onyx charger family for a number of years now and the reliability and ease of use are just two of the reasons why we selected this charger.

 

 

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