ARRMA recently released their very outstanding Mojave 6S 1:7 scale desert truck, and I came into possession of one too. Here are some things you should take note of, and not make the same mistakes I did!
1: Remove your wheel nuts and wheels, clean the metal hubs with rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol, wait till dry, then put back your wheels and nuts with blue Loctite.
2. ARRMA apparently uses some really strong Loctite on the screws going into metal parts… So, if you don’t want to strip those little button head screws, especially if you’re trying to change the pinion gear (and have to unscrew the 2 sliding motor mount screws), heat the screws up with a good soldering iron or torch-type lighter. This is supposed to help liquefy or melt the thread lock they used, so it’ll be easier for you to unscrew the screws.
3. Use good hex tools like the ones made by MIP. Really helps preventing stripped button heads!
4. Your 4S batteries and motor might run hot on the stock gearing, so you might want to gear down by one or two teeth… But that’s entirely up to you.
5. The Mojave 6S is quite a good grass, sand and debris collector, depending on where you run it on! This means that your ESC fan can get jammed up and stop spinning… Which means you’ll have a hot ESC that can lead to safety shutdown. Cover the ESC fan with a mesh or mosquito net or…. stocking! You should be fine after that.
Overall, I daresay this is the best r/c I’ve enjoyed. It’s rather bombproof, has lots of power and even more fun! Grab one if and when you can, before it’s sold out again!