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All Major Arrma Typhon Problems Fixed!

Arrma Typhons are some of the best RC cars for hobbyists. But as they’re nothing but machines, you may face some annoying issues as well.

So, we wrote this content to fix all the major Arrma Typhon problems.

The most common problem with the Arrma Typhon is the steering problems. Apart from this, you might also face wheels flying off, leaking shocks, overheating etc. Also, noisy steering, glitching but not working are some of the common problems with the Arrma Typhon.

Although you might face these annoying issues, the solutions are quite simple.

We’ve addressed all of these problems and provided solutions to them. 

Do you want that list? Keep reading; you will get there!

Arrma Typhon Problems: Quick Overview

As we’ve promised you a list of problems and solutions, it’s time we keep our promise.

You will find a chart below in which we’ve summarized everything. Have a look!

Want to know about Arrma Granite issues? We’ve got a similar article that will help you.

Arrma Typhon 3S Steering ProblemWrong steering dual-rate settings.

Dirt buildup on the steering linkage.

Wrong steering endpoint calibration.
Set the steering dual-rate properly.

Clean up the steering linkage.

Re-calibrate the steering endpoint.
Arrma Typhon 3S Wheels Fly OffLoose axle screws.Tighten the axle screws.
Arrma Typhon 3S Leaking ShocksDamaged composite shock parts.Replace the damaged composite shock parts with thicker O-rings.
Arrma Typhon 6S Glitching & Won’t WorkWrong ESC calibration. 

Damaged steering servo.
Re-calibrate the ESC.

Replace the steering servo or the receiver.
Arrma Typhon 6S Steering ProblemSame as the Arrma Typhon 3S.Same as the Arrma Typhon 3S.
Arrma Typhon 6S V5 Steering NoiseWrong steering dual-rate settings.

Dirt buildup on the steering linkage.

Overtighten screws in the steering assembly.

Wrong steering endpoint calibration.
Set the steering dual-rate properly.

Clean up the steering linkage.

Loosen the screws in the steering assembly.

Re-calibrate the steering endpoint.
Arrma Typhon Mega 550 Overheating ProblemMotor overheating.Attach a heatsink-cooling fan combo on the motor.

So, that was a quick overview of Arrma Typhon problems. But we’ve got a detailed explanation for each of them in the next sections. Follow along!

However, we want you to avoid certain actions that can ruin your RC in the first place.

Problem 1: Arrma Typhon 3S Steering Problem

The Arrma Typhon 3S can face some problems with the steering. These include over/under-steering, steering not working properly, etc.

The following sections address all the reasons for 3S steering problems and provide solutions to them.

Reason 1: Wrong Steering Dual-rate Settings

The steering dual rate sets the angle range of the RC’s steering. If your 3S is over/under-steering, your steering dual-rate should be adjusted.

Solution: Set the Steering Dual-rate Properly

Set your dual rate as follows, depending on the steering situation.

arrma typhon manual

Arrma Typhon 3S is over-steering → Turn the “S/R” knob counter-clockwise to reduce the steering angle.

Arrma Typhon 3S is under-steering → Turn the “S/R” knob clockwise to increase the steering angle.

Reason 2: Dirt Buildup on the Steering Linkage

Another reason for the steering problem on the 3S is dirt/rock buildup on the steering linkage.

If the linkage is jammed, you won’t get a responsive steering operation.

Solution: Clean up the Steering Linkage

To clean up the steering linkage, follow the steps below.

Steering Linkage

Step- 1: Turn off the radio and the RC.

Step- 2: Remove the servo horn to free the wheel from the servo.

Step- 3: Turn the wheel left and right with your hand. If the wheel turns freely, there’s no dirt buildup.

However, if the steering is jammed, move on to the next step.

Step- 4: Disassemble the steering linkage and clean them properly to ensure they’re not jammed.

Step- 5: Reassemble the 3S and see if the problem is fixed.

If the problem still persists, jump on to the next section.

Reason 3: Wrong Steering Endpoint Calibration

Your 3S will not move to its full potential if the endpoint is not set properly. A wrong steering endpoint can even damage your steering servo completely.

Solution: Re-calibrate the Steering Endpoint

To calibrate the steering endpoint properly, make sure your car’s wheels are off the ground. This will ensure the steering moves freely.

Now, follow the process below.

Step- 1: Turn off the car and SLT3 transmitter.

Step- 2: Hold the steering wheel full right and hold the throttle trigger to full brake simultaneously. While holding both, turn on the SLT3 transmitter.

The “Status” light on the transmitter should start blinking. This indicates that the transmitter is in the calibration mode.

Step- 3: Let go of the steering wheel and throttle trigger and turn on the Arrma Typhon 3S.

Step- 4: Make sure of the following before starting the calibration.

  1. The steering dual-rate (S/R) knob should be on maximum.
  2. The throttle (TH) knob should be in the middle (facing to the center dot on the transmitter).
  3. The steering trim (ST) should be adjusted properly ensuring the wheels are straight.

Step- 5: Hold the steering wheel to full right to set the right steering endpoint. While holding the steering wheel, press the “B” button on the transmitter a couple of times.

Now, start increasing the endpoint by pressing the “A” button on the transmitter. Keep pressing the “A” button until the wheel stops traveling to the right.

[Important note: Make sure you don’t press the “A” button even for once after the wheel stops turning right. Otherwise, your steering servo will go bad quickly due to overstressing.] 

Step- 6: Once the right steering endpoint is set, start setting the left steering endpoint.

Now, turn the steering wheel to the left and repeat the process of “Step- 5”.

Step- 7: Once both the endpoints are set, turn off the transmitter to save the calibration.

Now, your steering should work as smooth as butter.

Problem 2: Arrma Typhon 3S Wheels Fly Off

It’s really annoying to face problems in your RC car’s rear wheels or front wheels. 

And, like other wheel problems, the 3S has a bad reputation of wheels flying off the car.

Here goes the reason for the wheels flying off of the 3S along with the solution.

Reason: Loose Axle Screws

The wheels of the Arrma Typhon 3S come off because of the loose screws on the axle.

Loose Axle Screws

Due to excessive vibration, the axle screws sometimes get loose. Eventually, they come off with the wheels.

Solution: Tighten the Axle Screws

The screw that is responsible for holding the axle is quite hard to find in the first place.

However, here’s the detailed solution to find and fix the screw.

Step- 1: Disassemble the slider driveshaft completely. You should see a little screw that’s holding the wheel axle to the driveshaft.

Disassemble the slider driveshaft

Step- 2: Use a long 2mm hex to remove the screw. The hex should reach the screw from inside the hole of the driveshaft.

Step- 3: Put some blue threadlocker on the screw.

Step- 4: Tighten the screw back to its place.

Step- 5: Leave the driveshaft with the wheel axle for 24 hours before assembling back to the car. This will make sure the screw gets tight enough and won’t get loose quickly.

Step- 6: Assemble all the parts back again and bang!

The wheels are now more secure than ever before.

Problem 3: Arrma Typhon 3S Leaking Shocks

The stock shocks that come with the Typhon 3S are prone to licking oil. It ruins the performance of the shocks and eventually of the car as a whole.

Reason: Damaged Composite Shock Parts

It’s quite obvious that the shocks leak because of the damaged shocks. But should you buy another set of shocks to fix this?

Composite Shock Parts

Well, you can buy new sets of shocks. But let me tell you, the problem will come back soon. This is because the stock shocks and their parts are responsible for the leaking issue.

Solution: Replace the Damaged Composite Shock Parts with Thicker O-Rings

To solve the leaking issue for a long time, follow the hack I’m providing here.

I’ve personally done this to my 3S. And you know what? I’ve run the car at its full potential for a long time without any leakage issues.

Step- 1: Disassemble the shocks from the car.

Step- 2: Disassemble the shocks. If you don’t know how to disassemble the shocks, here’s a quick guide for you.

Damaged Composite Shock Parts

First, insert a metal screwdriver through the top shock hole to get a tight grip. Then turn the shock cap counter-clockwise to open it.

Second, remove the spacers and the spring from the shocks.

Third, insert two screwdrivers through the top and bottom holes of the shocks. Squeeze both ends together and turn them counter-clockwise to open.

Fourth, keep the shock body aside and remove the nut from the tip of the shock shaft. Finally, remove all the parts from the shock shaft.

Step- 3: Make sure the shock shaft is fully straight. If it’s bent, you must replace the shaft.

Step- 4: Replace the 8×1.5mm O-ring with a 7×2 mm one. This will ensure a tighter fit of the O ring.

Step- 5: Replace the plastic spacer with three 3x2mm O-rings. The final orientation of the smaller O-rings should be like this.

Original 2.6x2mm O-rings on the top and bottom. Three 3x2mm O-rings in the middle.

Step- 6: Push the smaller O-rings into their place using the replaced plastic spacer.

You can now throw away the plastic spacer as you won’t need it any more.

Step- 7: Assemble all the composite parts back to the shock shaft like before.

Step- 8: Drain the stock 40WT shock fluid from the shock body and fill with 50WT shock fluid.

Step- 9: Reassemble the shocks, attach them to your Typhon 3S and forget about leaking shocks.

Problem 4: Arrma Typhon 6S Glitching & Won’t Work

The Arrma Typhon 6S is a rock solid tuggy and usually doesn’t face any sudden problems.

However, sometimes you may face the issue of glitching and won’t work at all in 6S. The following sections address the reasons and provide solutions to them.

Reason 1: Wrong ESC Calibration

The major reason behind Typhon 6S glitching and not working is the wrong ESC calibration. In most cases, re-calibrating the ESC solves the issue.

Solution: Re-calibrate the ESC

To calibrate the Arrma Typhon 6S ESC, follow the steps below.

Step- 1: Press and hold the “Set” button on the ESC until the red light starts flashing. Make sure you put the transmitter in the neutral position.

Step- 2: Press the “Set” button on the ESC once.

You should see the green light flash once and hear a single beep.

Step- 3: Press and hold the throttle trigger to “full throttle”. Press the “Set” button again on the ESC while holding the throttle trigger.

The green light will flash twice, and you should hear two beeps.

Step- 4: Press and hold the throttle trigger to “full brake”. Press the “Set” button again on the ESC while holding the throttle trigger.

Now, the green light will flash thrice, along with three beeps.

Step- 5: Turn off the ESC to save the calibration.

Your 6S should now be working fine.

However, if the problem still persists, jump on to the next section.

Reason 2: Damaged Steering Servo or Receiver

If re-calibrating doesn’t make your car work again, the steering servo or the receiver might be damaged.

Solution: Replace the Steering Servo or the Receiver

To find out which part is damaged between the steering servo and the receiver, try the following.

Step- 1: Turn off the car and disconnect the steering servo from the receiver.

Step- 2: Turn on the car and see if the throttle is working.

If the throttle is working fine, the steering servo is damaged. So, replacing the steering servo should solve the problem.

However, if the throttle also doesn’t work, the receiver is damaged for sure.

Hence, you need to replace the receiver to make your 6S work again.

Problem 5: Arrma Typhon 6S Steering Problem

The Typhon 6S also causes some annoying steering issues, like the Typhon 3S. And, the reasons and solutions are also the same as in 3S.

Problem 6: Arrma Typhon 6S V5 Steering Noise

The 6S V5 is prone to making a noise in the steering. Most of the reasons and solutions match with the 3S.

The following sections address all the possible reasons and solutions to them.

Reason 1: Wrong Steering Dual-rate Settings

If the dual-rate is set to maximum, your servo may get overstressed and can cause a buzzing noise.

Hence, setting up the dual rate may reduce the noise.

Reason 2: Dirt Buildup on the Steering Linkages

Dirt buildup on the steering linkage can also cause steering noise.

Hence, cleaning up the linkages may reduce the noise.

Reason 3: Overtighten Screws in the Steering Assembly

Sometimes, we tend to overtighten the screws out of excitement. But this can cause a faulty steering operation with steering noise.

Solution: Loosen the Screws in the Steering Assembly

To overcome this issue, loosening the screws in the steering assembly should reduce the noise.

Screws in the Steering Assembly

However, make sure that the screws are tight enough to hold them in place. Also, they’re not too tight to make the steering jam.

Reason 4: Wrong Steering Endpoint Calibration

Just like the dual-rate settings, a wrong steering endpoint calibration can overstress the steering servo. As a result, you may hear buzzing noises from the servo.

Hence, re-calibrating the steering endpoint would make the steering servo relaxed, thus, reducing the steering noise.

Problem 7: Arrma Typhon Mega 550 Overheating Problem

Unlike most other Arrma Typhon models, the Mega 550 tends to overheat quite often.

The reasons and solutions are as follows.

Reason 1: Motor Overheating

The Mega 550 uses a brushed motor in stock. And usually, the brushed motors tend to overheat more than the brushless ones.

Solution: Attach a Heatsink-Cooling Fan Combo on the Motor

To alleviate the overheating issue, you must add a heatsink-cooling fan combo to the motor.

These combos dissipate the heat quite efficiently and quickly. As a result, the motor doesn’t overheat and lasts longer.

brushed motor

To attach the heatsink combo to the motor, simply use two zip ties. And, don’t worry about the connection. There’s a vacant pair of pins available in the receiver to accommodate the cooling fans.

So, after fixing the following problem your RC typhon should run smother like a brand new one. Here you can check a video on playing the Typhon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can You Pair Any Transmitter To Any Receiver?

It’s possible to pair a different transmitter model with a different receiver. However, we don’t recommend it because it’s really difficult and complex to pull off perfectly. For the best performance and safety, use the appropriate transmitter with the suggested receiver.

What is a Servo Saver?

The primary goal of a servo saver is to protect the servo from an impact. You may encounter crashes when racing or freestyle smashing your RC car. These can cause your RC car’s parts to break. A servo is one of the most costly components of an RC car. So, saving the servo is required.

How to Connect ESC to Brushless Motor?

It’s quite straightforward. Channel 2 on the receiver will be your ESC wire. The cables will be red, white, and black. So you place it on channel 2. Once everything is in place, plug in your battery. Start your car with your remote. There will be a beep. And your brushless RC motor will be operational.

Final Words

Arrma Typhon problems can ruin your RC car experience. And most of these problems occur because of a lack of maintenance.

So, it’s always recommended to maintain your RC car properly to prevent these annoying issues.

You can find the maintenance guide for your Arrma Typhon in the user manual.

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