H.King Rattler 1/8 4WD Buggy (RTR) get ready to be bitten by the Rattler! This is a fantastic value for money 1/8 basher for anyone who wants some land-based fun. Because everything is so super simple on this buggy it will take a lickin' and come out kickin' for hours and hours. It is made from lightweight fiber reinforced plastics which make it quick off the mark and able to handle the rigors of even the most enthusiastic basher.
There are so many quality features on this buggy we couldn't believe the price ourselves; not only is it strong but it has metal gear diffs front, centre and rear, pivot ball suspension all round, threaded adjustable oil filled shocks, a dust-proof receiver box that also houses the ESC and servo to help keep your electronics in tip-top condition and even a steel spur gear.
With its soft thick pin tyres this buggy is made for the dirt or grass surfaces you find in parks or vacant blocks of land. If you've got a patch of grass or dirt nearby and your into fast fun with a few bumps and jumps thrown in for laughs then this is the buggy for you.
• Comes with H.King GT2E radio set
• Front and rear metal gear diffs.
• Pivot ball suspension all round
• Adjustable oil filled shocks
• Quick detach battery system
• Dustproof box for ESC, servo and receiver
• Lightweight reinforced composite chassis
• Active Rear Toe system
Track width: 270mm
Motor: 540 size sensorless 2700KV 4 Pole
ESC: 40A brushless
Servo: 9kg steering
Wheel size: 110x55mm
Wheel hex: 12mm
Battery Tray Dimensions: 142x46x24mm (MAX battery size)
Battery Connector: XT60 Male
4 x AA batteries for transmitter
2S-3S 5000mAh lipoly battery
Female XT60 or HXT 4mm to XT-60 Battery Adapter (subject to battery type)
LiPoly Battery Charger
You need to replace the ESC if you want to run on 3s, the stock one will overheat within a min or two, even on 2s flat out mine overheated after about 8 mins, very impressed otherwise, quite quick on 3s and it can take a bit of a beating, for the money you can't go wrong.This car is great, running on 3s it has amazing power and top speed. Stripped the front Diff on the 2nd battery after about 40 mins of driving as it wasn't shimmed properly, take out the shim to have a closer mesh between the bevel and diff gear, this will eliminate the issue. other than that the car takes a hard crash and keeps going.
Good stuff Hobbyking.One of the three best Hobbyking off-roads! My favourite (for the money) is the Quamum Vandal, but this car surpasses even that!
One thing though: if you intend to use this acr for off-road racing or jumps, readjust the shocks a bit higher up.Bought it RTR in sale for less than 80 euros :)
Great car with 2S 5000mAh packs, why go for 3S - seems too much to me.
Car is fast enough, and can do nice climbing.
Great starter, much better than my old Tamiya 1/10 buggies :) !
Bought this for the grandson for Christmas, lasted 1 & 1/2 batteries before it broke and been waiting 6 weeks for replacement parts, and judging by the other parts out of stock, will be waiting a lot longer. Don't buy this, spend a bit extra and get Tamiya, which you can get spares for anywhere.... It was good while it lasted, just not strong enough.Great buggy for the price. It does not run well on 3 cells, but does run well on 2. The ESC overheats on either battery, but still hasn't fried anything. Outside of the ESC, I would say the buggy is great.
I wouldn't really call it an 1/8 scale as it's about the same wheel base as my 1/10 scale trucks and doesn't used 1/8 wheels or tires.
I use it to entertain my dog and she still hasn't destroyed it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK6Ok-C9rZUhttps://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=75465All round its ok, just needs stronger upper deck (2 bent in 2 outings very very soft aluminium) dog bones are weak and more spares availabilitygood car for the money, it doesn't have a lot of aluminum parts so I think there is a room for upgrades for people who like that, the quality is good, I hated the radio as I prefer the programmable ones. nonetheless good entry car if you're interested in rc cars and don't want to spend a fortune on a car before you know if this hobby is for you. good job hobby kingWe bought two of these and ran them strait out of the box. Using 2 Cell 5200mah they are plenty fast and reliable. Run time was long. After jumping and cartwheeling they just kept on going. 4 batteries later we needed to tightened up the wheel nuts. More fun than 1/16 scale cars because they don't stop in the grass.