1/18 Brushless 4WD Stadium Truck w/ 18Amp System (USA Warehouse)
Equipped with an 18A brushless power system, this little 1/18 truck is very quick on carpet and roads.
Its 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
Required. 2S 800mAh LiPo (or larger) Radio System (Rx/Tx)
This is an awesome little truck!! I read many reviews prior to driving this thing and I would like to share a couple of little things I did to help the whole experience.
1- I cannot take any credit for this and would like to give credit to who came up with this- Heatshrink on both ends of the dogbones!!! They do fall out. This little thing is silly fast,to the point I still giggle. The heat shrink- about 3/4"-2cm per dogbone end stops you from losing them. It will get chewed up and need to be redone from time to time.
2- For novices as myself, zip tie a chunk of foam to the front ***per until you learn to not hit things- you won't- this has so much power on 2S even that it likes to spin out. 3S- you can't even see it, it's so fast!
3- Due to the speed, the suspension is woefully inadequate. 10 cent fix. Disassemble the shocks- simply threaded together and put a 1/4"- 1cm piece of silicone fuel tubing on each shock shaft. This has stopped all bottoming out and s****ing on my chassis and screw heads as well as greatly improved handling!!
4- I added a washer to the forward battery latch screw so that it only released at one end so you don't have to worry about losing 2 pins.
5- Taped a small rare earth magnet under the rear hood so that when I take off hood pins I place them on top of a decal over the magnet my pins stick to the hood so I don't lose them.
I know I did a few more things but for fear of sounding OCD, I'll leave it at that! Hopefully it can help what! It has certainly made my ripping around more fun!!
Many times you local hobby shop can find parts similar to those on your vehicle. You will find this helpful when you are in a pinch. For instance, one of my wheel hubs broke while I was racing, the hobby shop did not have the part* however, the tech. at the store was able to retro-fit my car with a hub from a different brand of car. This allowed me to finish the race in a respectable position. Where there is a will there is a way!!!
This car FLYS!!! I mean it will move for being stock! BUT...my son drives it for the first time and breaks the rear suspension bracket off of the rear diffential housing. Hopefully HK has parts for these things.
Other than the "broken issue" this is a good purchase. If you have any questions let me know.
I want to get this car for my son and have a few questions. I fly RC Airplanes and want to know if this will work with an extra RX/TX I have. Are they same kind of RX like in airplanes? Just servo wire connecting to the RX? Also, what battery connector is on it. I have plenty of 2S 800mah but they have JST connectors. I can always make an adapter. Any help is appreciated.
No truck is bullet proof.i suggest buying an extra set of front and rear a-arms and find the metal drive cups and put them in before you even run it.double check all screws and pinion gear mesh too.best answer credit please
Im new to electric rc cars and I'm trying to pick out some batteries but im having trouble finding one that will fit in this unit with the max size of 93x30x13mm. From reading the discussion and reviews I'd like to get a 2s and 3s and larger than 800mah battery. Any suggestions?
Hobbyking sells a 1300mah 2s is all I know of at this point, It does say in the title for the battery what it is best for, I found one right after I selected 2s on the top screen and then scrolled down nearest the bottom of the page,,,
im wanting to get my first car around late june, im thinking on this one, a few questions first, how fast can it go, can it take jumps well, what kinda terrain can it handle, is it water proof(go through mud and puddles), and can it take a beating. im not planing on destroying it but ill be honest i will push it to its limits at times
I just received mine, I would say it's probably a good place to start. It will handle jumps and rough-ish terrain (remember, it is pretty small) but scoots along very quickly. If you do break anything, replacement parts are available (when they're in stock!)
hey dustin, im guessing youre young. but with any r/c vehicle, you dont want to be around any kind of water, or mud . it will burn your electronics. you can modify any vehicle to do such things. but it does require alot of heavy modification. it caan be done but you really have to know the insides and out of how the electronics work. such as heat disipation(need for air flow to cool). Hope it helps. Im about to buy one but i happened to see your question. it seems like a fun truggy. and a very good price. but for your skill level you should llok into the VW buggy. it seems to be more well built, and less to worry about.this one needs a few mods right out of the box. which are small but. youll spend as much as the VW. glad to see people helping each other here. thank everyone
The esc signal lead is plugged in correctly. I removed the red power wire from esc signal plug and used an external battery to power receiver. Problem solved. I think the bec circuit has failed on my esc.
Just got this truck and it great. My only problem is even with full right trim the truck pulls to the left. I do mostly planes and know nothing about cars. How Do I adjust the wheels on the car? I see the joints where I can make the adjustment but not sure how to do this? Are there instructions or video?
Thanks for the help. Now learning and finding out how fast this car is we hit a few hard ***ps at almost full speed to find out that some of the joints could not handle a hit like that. I got brave enough to do repairs and did adjustments to the steering.
I am an airplane guy and my son wants this car. So here are my dumb questions: 1. what is "dogbones"? 2. what other parts break that I would need to replace (Please give the real name of parts so I can find them online) 3. Outside of a receiver and battery what other things do you think I would need? 4. It says a 2 cell 800mah. battery for a first car should I get a bigger battery? I was thinking of staying with the 2 cell so that it did not have as much punch.
dogbone is the little axle that spins the wheel. you might need to replace the steering bellcrank set, which breaks as you crash diagonally. You would just need some basic tools like a philips key and some needlebose pliers.the perfect battery is in the related products(under the add to cart button). Hope it helps
I would go for the bigger battery as long as it has the dimensions that fit in the battery tray(93x13x30mm). If your son is going to run this in rain or a damp environment I would suggest using a waterproof case for the receiver (I found the traxxas one works great and it cost me about 12$ at my LHS).
that is the spoiler in the back. you also get a strip of double sided tape,(its in the manual bag) so take the tape and stick it on the back of the body. then carefully place spoiler. youre are now done!
Well I got my two little trucks and these are my thoughts. I am not expert on RC cars but I'm not a complete newbie either.
-They are small, which I like. about 1/3 the size of my Traxxas Rustler. THey look like a toy at first but don't let the size fool you.
-the dogbones fall out very easily, I have already lost one after a short run, order more, you'll need them Also do the Mod (heat shrink over the coupler) as mentioned above.
-this thing is QUICK! it does wheelies on the carpet and zips aroung the pavement like it was a gazelle being chased by a pack of hungry cheetahs. limit the speed for the kiddies, really you need too.
-I think it mentions in the description that it will zip around the carpet in your house and it'll do that in about .3 seconds unless you have a HUGE room. IMO it's not really for indoors unless you have a very big room.
-not for grass, IMHO just has to small of wheels and the grass gets all mucked up in the drive train.
-jumps?? well not really, suspension just cant hang. Fine for zipping around just not for jumps.
-overall it's a ton of fun and pretty GD'ed fast.
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I received the car quickly and with the suggested batteries they just fit with the battery guard in-place. My suggestion is to not use the battery guard and use Velcro. Using Velcro will do to things make it a lot easier to replace the battery and allow for much larger batteries. (Use Velcro on the full length of the battery.) Also as far as how long the batteries last. Using the recommend batteries we have driven the car for about 25 minutes and only used 525Mah of a 1700Mah. I should be able us use about 1040Mah (this is 80pcnt of 1700Mah) without damaging the battery. I should be able to get 35 minutes without a problem. Since I have 2 of the 1700Mah 2C batteries we can get an hour of driving.
This car is small but FAST!!!! I believe I saw somewhere that they clock the car at around 20Mph which is a scale speed of around 85Mph. We hit a few large bumps and broke a few parts but was able to fix them.
The only thing that I could say was an issue was the servo connector. This was broken when we got the car and was able to repair this without issue.
The car is a lot of fun and I would recommend getting extra spare parts. You will be happy with the car and how it handles. This is a great entry level car. This car is a lot of fun!!
People starting out I can give the following tips:
1. Do not gun the engine the car is so fast you will lose control quickly.
2. If you w
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i own rc trucks that go 70 this car goes pretty fast with turnigy lipo 2 cell it is a great beginner car so easy to handle great car
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I'm new to the world of RC cars, though am quite familiar with planes and helis. This little truck measures at about 9.5" long and just 0ver 7" wide. I purchased two 1300mah Turnigy batteries which fit the battery compartment just fine. I also purchased (on a diffenet order) an HK 310 TX (works great by the way). I replaced the sticky tape with a more industrial brand to remount the ESC, switch and RX. The car is really fast for its size and as such haven't taken it to its max speed yet (it can get away quick becuase of its small size and speed). I took it through grass on the front lawn and it chewed through it like it was nothing. It arrived through the USA warehouse in under a week and during my learning I have tumbled it several times and have only sustained minor scrathes to the outer shell. All in all this is a great buy. The truck is very durable for its size and can take a tumble, as mentioned. The truck arrived packaged very well, FYI.
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mine came with a bad esc. I used a spare to get it going. I have only run it on asphalt and am not very impressed so far. it isn't very fast on 2s and if you stab the throttle it spins out of control even at half throttle. on 3s it is fast but completely out of control most of the time. it spins or cartwheels when you stab it. it has bushings out by the wheels but needs bearings, they are very sloppy. the center tierod has to be replaced with a better material because it bends under load. you have to make your own because they do not sell a good one. I used aluminum. I have tried 3 different types of tires on it and the only ones that work ok for asphalt is foam. I know it is an offroad but I haven't got it out to the field yet. I am waiting for the bearings and front end parts that broke when it cartwheeled. it is ok if you really need a small rc but I feel the 1/16 beetle is a much better buy for the money. the esc is better and it has full bearings, it is beefeier and the steering is tighter, plus it is fast on 2s and insane on 3s. this little truck is ok if you are willing to do some upgrades and modifications.