Equipped with an 18A brushless power system, this little 1/18 truck is very quick on carpet and roads. It's small size means you can zip around your house on as little as a 2S LiPo pack. The 1/18 truck has a brushless inrunner motor and esc pre-installed along with a high-torque steering servo. All you need to do is include your own Receiver and LiPo battery! This is not a high-performance monster truck, but it is a huge amount of fun indoors and out!
Spec. Motor: Brushless Inrunner(2030) ESC: 18A Brushless (with Reverse) Battery: 2S LiPo (93x30x13mm MAX SIZE) w/ XT-60 connector [Required] Servo: 15g Micro Traction: Full Time 4WD, Twin Diff Length: 250mm Width: 185mm Height: 110mm Groung Clearance: 20~26mm Adjustable Top Speed: 32km/h on standard system
NEW! This truck now includes a full metal outdrive set.
Required. 2S 800mAh LiPo (or larger) Radio System (Rx/Tx)
If you disconnect the motor do all the wheels move freely and will it roll on the ground smoothly.
What I'm getting at is, could the heat build up be caused by unwanted friction caused be something binding somewhere.
TIP Before running this car!!!.... make sure to go over the screws to make sure they are tight enough, use c.A or loctite if needed, n most important , Shrink wrap the end of each dog bone to the axles and couplers ,VERY IMPORTANT, ! IF NOT U WILL LOSE THEM DOG BONES FAST,!!!
Anybody pls ans. Can I use oil filled shock absorber from this truck.
Also it's wheel. I don't like the stock unrealistic wheels. :-0
Not sure if those shocks fit but there are blue Aluminum one available for this truck, parts 1182023-33255 and 1182023-33256. Most of the smaller scale car's wheels will fit this, but you will need to buy the wheel hex's to go with them. You can even get wheel adapters so that you can fit 1/10 scale wheels "Not recommended". Just remember that the larger the wheel you use the more you will stress the motor and ESC.
I am not trying to use 1/10 size truck's wheel at all. Just wanna use same size bt scale. I hate unrealistic wheels & bodies :-0. The stock wheel is good for traction though. I am lifting ths chassis. I wish to put scale body shell. Wht did u mean by "smaller scale" wheels? Smaller scale is 1/36,1/24 :-D .
Sorry the "smaller scale" bit was a little misleading. I mean hobbykings 1/16 scale kits, the bug's may have the wrong offset and may rub though. I do like the look of the wheels for the kit you selected above, I may have to give them a try myself.
here ya go,i got one of these trucks and it has taken several orders to upgrade it to "bullet proof".you need this battery.PRODUCT ID: T1300.2S.20A put this in search and it will show you.1300mAh 2s,runs about 45 minutes! you can also use the battery dimensions there to see if others will fit.this 1300mAh is a snug fit and is designed for this truck.I need some best answer points,hook me up!i also have a list of other stuff you will need as soon as you run it so order with truck to save shipping and time.
Thanks for the reply :)
I ordered 2 anyway with 2 x 2250mAh 2S batteries and 2 x 1500mAh 3S batteries!
DON'T get 3S the truck is just completely uncontrollable.
Anyway the 2250mAh last about 35 mins on full speed most of the time, we've already stripped the tread on a set of tyres!
Got mine last week and out of the box, the steering was jittery or sticky with the servo only coming back to center about half the time. It also pulled extreme left with full right trim, still pulled left. I backed off both the rod screws as I know it's not just a case of overtight screws. Any help out there?
Have you tried disconnecting the servo and seeing if the steering moves freely?, could be binding somewhere else. Return you trim to neutral and see if the servo horn/saver is at 90 degrees, if it isn't remove it and reinstall it so that it is.
Thinking of buying this with a 1500Mah / 65C 2S.
Does anyone have an idea of run time?
I currently have a 1/18 Husky 370 brushed, on 7.2v / 1300Mah Ni-cad and it gets around 15 mins, however all my calculations on the Lipo seem to only give me 6 mins on the 1500Mah / 65C - 2S, that can't be right surely?
I believe they are mostly if not all Turnigy products, and u only can get spare parts here at HK! , they are dirt cheap so STOCK up n save on shipping, I learned the hard way lol hope this helps ya! Have fun !
for longer runs you can go up to 1100 mah above which will be difficult to fit. For more power you can go upto 3s but stick to below 900 mah. in the 2nd option you run the risk of burning out the esc if you over strain the throttle.
here ya go,i got one of these trucks and it has taken several orders to upgrade it to "bullet proof".you need this battery.PRODUCT ID: T1300.2S.20A put this in search and it will show you.1300mAh 2s,runs about 45 minutes! you can also use the battery dimensions there to see if others will fit.this 1300mAh is a snug fit and is designed for this truck.I need some best answer points,hook me up!i also have a list of other stuff you will need as soon as you run it so order with truck to save shipping and time
Hi Evgeniy. There will be no problem operating this truck with your 9X - this is exactly my setup using a 9XR.
I'm guessing this is your first RC car but you've been flying? The main difference will be the throttle. On an RC car you need the throttle in the middle of it's travel as you use the bottom half for reverse. Obviously this is easier to find if the gimbal has the spring fitted to return it there.
Rather than opening up your transmitter, you might find it easier just to use your aileron stick as the throttle and your rudder for steering. This is what I do.
Everything works great except that the ESC keeps on going into overheat protection which limits the power after a few minutes of driving not aggressively at all. Can this be adjusted or is it just a defective ESC?
Is it a new battery? did you measure the voltage of the battery under load?. Even a faulty battery can have a high reading under no load. If you are sure that the battery is ok then it looks like it could be the ESC.
Hi Nicolas, I have the same problem with ESC. It's reduce the power after 15-20 sec. of relatively calm operation. When I switch off\on the ESC it start deliver the normal power but after 15-20 seconds failed again. So I ordered HK ESC for 30A ($15) and hope this will help to fix the problem.
Any 2-3 channel radio will work, basically it comes down to how much you want to spend. GT-2, GTX3, 3XS HK-300 all will do the job. If you go for a radio that has memory settings for different models "GTX3, 3XS" then you will only need to buy one radio and for every other model "limited to 10 or 15 depending on radio" all you will need to buy is a receiver. You will also need batteries for the radio and a Lipo for the truck.
6v-12.6v is printed on the top of my ESC, a fully charged 3s lipo's voltage is around 12.6v so I would say yes but be careful as I'm not sure how much tolerance is factored into their specs. I'm running mine on 2s and would never consider going to 3s. Running this off road on 3s would be a handful, or a handful until something breaks.
Because my 118B has that very same little black motor that has a little round silver sticker on it that has black writing on it stating that it is a 5500kv motor...what does yours have printed on it?....you do have one don't you...?
My I bought direct from the site, came from China to Brazil, and also has a sticker on top of the engine 5.5v, but I need to swap this engine, thanks for the tip, I'll buy a 4800 or a 5500, or even a little higher ...
Not sure why it would have 5.5v on it???. My sticker has two lines of text, the first has 5500 then on the second is KV. When you choose a new motor just make sure that (A)it will fit (B)it doesn't draw more current then the ESC can handle and (C) if you go with more KV you should get a smaller pinion. If you do run the same pinion just make sure that the ESC and motor don't get too hot.
Just had a quick look and didn't see it, info above states its a 2030 size motor but I just measured mine and its more like 2430. Hobby king sell a number of motors around these sizes. If you plan on getting a new motor make sure the ESC can handle any extra current that the new motor might draw. The ESC supplied with the kit can only handle 18Amps but this should be enough for the 2030 motor listed PRODUCT ID: S2030-6570. Hole spacing is also important, measure how far apart the screw holes are and make sure you get a motor with the same spacing."I think its either 16 or 17mm" One last thing is to make sure that you are aware of the KV rating of your replacement motor, the motor supplied with the kit is a 5500kv motor.
This thing is amazing! very fast, surprisingly for it's size! very good control when driving and lots of fun!
It is very well built. the servo arm seems to have a tilt spring to protect the servo form damage from the wheels. it is also very tough, we had several accidental collisions (we bought two), and several flips after hitting a bump and it just keeps on going.
with 800mAh 2 cells pack running time was about 15 minutes (even more as the pack wasn't fully charged).
delivery was very quick.
very good product, highly recommended, lots of fun.
will post video soon.