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Turnigy Thunderbolt 1/5 Scale 28CC Racing Buggy

Turnigy Thunderbolt 1/5 Scale 28CC Racing Buggy

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SKU:
THUNDER-ARR-2
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Tear up the sand dunes or local dirt track with this huge 1:5th scale 28cc petrol dune buggy! Just install your own radio gear, 6V RX battery, fill up the fuel tank and you'll be ready to crush the competition! 

Turnigy Thunderbolt Buggy comes 98% pre-built including a sealed radio box and pre-installed throttle and steering servos (w/linkages pre-setup). This high level of pre-assembly allows you to get this buggy running in no time!

With large offroad tires, full metal drivetrain, massive alloy big bore shocks, and powerfull 28CC petrol engine, this buggy is ready to tackle just about anything!


Features:

-Massive 22MM aluminum shock body and fully independent suspension
-Steel differential gear set and trasnmission gear
-Full metal gear 20kg servos
-High efficiency shaft drive style 4WD system
-28CC petrol engine
-Full ball bearing system
-High capacity 600CC fuel tank


Specification:

Size: 750mm(L) x 460mm(W) x 300(H)
Wheelbase (F/R): 520mm
Tread (front): 458mm
Tread (rear): 460mm
Gear Ratio: 8:4:1
Weight: 12kg
Engine: 28CC petrol

Required:
Your own 2CH radio system
Receiver battery
Fuel
  • SKU THUNDER-ARR-2
  • Brand -
  • Capacity (mAh) -
  • Shipping Weight 18000.0000
  • Length 710.00
  • Width 330.00
  • Height 500.00
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If you are on the fence about buying this buggy, don't be, It is an excellent model from smartech a higher-end Chinese company, this is not a clone, this is a smartech thunderbolt with turnigy stickers on it. mine fired up right away, carb was very close from the get-go and is powerful enough and fast enough for it's size.

it does have drawbacks- 1- all the linkages WILL NEED to be adjusted as they are way out of whack, and it will fling grease from the center diff as it is not sealed AT ALL and it only fits a 1600 MAH 5-cell rx pack, but I would suggest a 1900 LiFe pack instead.

I tore it down and was pleased to find no stripped plastic or missing parts.

I love this car its fun to bash again and its VERY durable for a 30lbs tank.

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If you are on the fence about buying this buggy, don't be, It is an excellent model from smartech a higher-end Chinese company, this is not a clone, this is a smartech thunderbolt with turnigy stickers on it. mine fired up right away, carb was very close from the get-go and is powerful enough and fast enough for it's size.

it does have drawbacks- 1- all the linkages WILL NEED to be adjusted as they are way out of whack, and it will fling grease from the center diff as it is not sealed AT ALL and it only fits a 1600 MAH 5-cell rx pack, but I would suggest a 1900 LiFe pack instead.

I tore it down and was pleased to find no stripped plastic or missing parts.

I love this car its fun to bash again and its VERY durable for a 30lbs tank.

THIS BUGGY... ITS SIZE IS OVER WHELMING...INSTALLED RADIO..AND BATTERY ..FUELED IT UP...AND PRIMED IT..SET CHOKE PULLED IT TWICE ......TURNED CHOKE OFF AND STARTED RIGHT UP.. IDLE WAS A LITTLE TO HIGH SO I ADJUSTED IT...RAN A HALF TANK AND IT RUNS GREAT NICE AND EASY BREAKING IT IN ...THEN IT DIED OUT..AFTER ASESSING IT THE CARB BOLTS CAME LOSE.. SO I CHECKED ALL NUTS BOLTS ALLEN HEADS AND.. HAVENT HAD NO PROBLEM...IM SO HAPPY THIS 1/5 SCALE ROCKS..IM VERY PLEASED....ALSO MIX THE FUEL 25-1 MAKE SURE YOU SEE BLUE SMOKE.. THEN I OPENED THE H SCREW A HAIR ..... AND NOW THIS SUCKER FLYS...ALSO I PUT EXTRA 10 MM NUT ON EACH WHEEL...VIDEOS SOON FOR .....THIS 4X RIPPER...THANK HOBBY KING.....ROBIN FROM CHICAGO ILL...

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THIS BUGGY... ITS SIZE IS OVER WHELMING...INSTALLED RADIO..AND BATTERY ..FUELED IT UP...AND PRIMED IT..SET CHOKE PULLED IT TWICE ......TURNED CHOKE OFF AND STARTED RIGHT UP.. IDLE WAS A LITTLE TO HIGH SO I ADJUSTED IT...RAN A HALF TANK AND IT RUNS GREAT NICE AND EASY BREAKING IT IN ...THEN IT DIED OUT..AFTER ASESSING IT THE CARB BOLTS CAME LOSE.. SO I CHECKED ALL NUTS BOLTS ALLEN HEADS AND.. HAVENT HAD NO PROBLEM...IM SO HAPPY THIS 1/5 SCALE ROCKS..IM VERY PLEASED....ALSO MIX THE FUEL 25-1 MAKE SURE YOU SEE BLUE SMOKE.. THEN I OPENED THE H SCREW A HAIR ..... AND NOW THIS SUCKER FLYS...ALSO I PUT EXTRA 10 MM NUT ON EACH WHEEL...VIDEOS SOON FOR .....THIS 4X RIPPER...THANK HOBBY KING.....ROBIN FROM CHICAGO ILL...

Great Buggy!!! Got mine today. Put RX and gas in it and ran 4 tanks of fuel through it. Only problem was wheel nuts coming loose. This one is a home run in my books.

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Great Buggy!!! Got mine today. Put RX and gas in it and ran 4 tanks of fuel through it. Only problem was wheel nuts coming loose. This one is a home run in my books.

Bought it in -100$ sale, great value for the money. I nearly lost both front and rear drive shafts and differential drive stub because i didn't check all the screws and e-clips, my mistake. it needs some small fixes and tuning before first drive. engine could have more power. for recreational driving it is ok, but for better performance, tuned pipe is a must.
I used this 33kg servos http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__10746__Turnigy_S8166M_Servo_154g_33kg_21sec_DE_Warehouse_.html they perform great. Hobbyking offers some spare parts for great price and there are also others (you cant find here) around the internet, for both car and engine.

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Bought it in -100$ sale, great value for the money. I nearly lost both front and rear drive shafts and differential drive stub because i didn't check all the screws and e-clips, my mistake. it needs some small fixes and tuning before first drive. engine could have more power. for recreational driving it is ok, but for better performance, tuned pipe is a must.
I used this 33kg servos http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__10746__Turnigy_S8166M_Servo_154g_33kg_21sec_DE_Warehouse_.html they perform great. Hobbyking offers some spare parts for great price and there are also others (you cant find here) around the internet, for both car and engine.

Got this buggy in about 5 days. Pretty good for the price. Kinda takes a while to start the engine when it is cold. Make sure you check EVERY single bolt, screw, and allen head for proper tightness before running. After running for a bit you might need to lean out the low idle screw because it is set rich from the factory.But for the price it is fun and sounds mean to and is pretty fast for its size.Over all with a few slight adjustments and tweeking it is a pretty fun rc. Turns heads around the neighborhood too!! thanks hk

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Got this buggy in about 5 days. Pretty good for the price. Kinda takes a while to start the engine when it is cold. Make sure you check EVERY single bolt, screw, and allen head for proper tightness before running. After running for a bit you might need to lean out the low idle screw because it is set rich from the factory.But for the price it is fun and sounds mean to and is pretty fast for its size.Over all with a few slight adjustments and tweeking it is a pretty fun rc. Turns heads around the neighborhood too!! thanks hk

Great buggy,

Looks good had to ajust a few thing on it and the stering needed to be dun. It goes well has penlty of power,Good buggy over all for the price and i'll get some more buggys from hobbyking

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Great buggy,

Looks good had to ajust a few thing on it and the stering needed to be dun. It goes well has penlty of power,Good buggy over all for the price and i'll get some more buggys from hobbyking

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