Coming soon from HPI Racing is the Baja 5T, a ready-to-run (RTR) 1/5th scale off-road truck that expands on the award-winning Baja 5B family.
With the Baja 5T you get aggressive desert truck looks, high performance new features, and compatibility with many of the existing Baja 5B spare parts and option parts, wrapped up in a RTR package that gets you running in just a few minutes.
The Baja 5T was inspired by the latest generation of desert trucks that compete in the world famous Baja 1000 race in Mexico. The body was built for a perfect fit on the Baja 5T chassis, with sculpted fenders, scoops, louvers, and an integrated roll cage for authentic desert-tough looks. In true HPI RTR form, the body is completely ready to go right out the box... painted in your choice of black or white, mounted, pre-applied racing decals and tinted windows. Factor in the front skid plate bumper, Desert Buster tyres mounted on Outlaw truck wheels with real bead locks, and you've got a truck that looks like it just rolled off the starting line in Ensenada.
Now with an All-New 2.4GHz DSSS Radio!
All of the Baja models, including the 5T truck and 5B buggy, now include an exclusive brand new HPI 2.4GHz radio system! This means you get to experience DSSS (Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum) technology for no-crystal, no-fuss driving enjoyment. You can just switch on the radio and not have to worry about what channel anyone else is running - just get out and drive!
New Body Mounting System
Keeping the body securely attached is a completely new body mounting system with tough nylon construction, 8 mounting points to distribute the stress on the body, and fully adjustable for compatibility. A adjustable front skid plate bumper protects the truck on big jumps, now with 4 headlights for realistic desert truck looks. A moulded nylon rear spoiler is included for off-road stability, with an integrated rear body brace for extra strength.
But the Baja 5T goes way beyond looks, under the skin is a tough truck with the power to mow down anything in its path. Power comes from a massive 26cc gasoline engine, delivering rock solid performance, easy tuning and run times of more than 30 minutes on a single tank. The high performance 8,000 RPM clutch and new high flow muffler give the Baja 5T the power to launch with a roost of desert dirt on the way to a screaming top speed of more than 40 MPH.
Fuelie 26 Engine (26cc)
26cc engine for more power, more torque, and more speed than 23cc engines. Equipped with a convenient pullstarter for quick and easy starting. A high capacity dual-element air filter keeps the engine running clean even in grueling off-road conditions, with a quick-change design for easy maintenance. Air cooled with built-in fan for consistent running temperatures. Fully adjustable carburetor with primer and kill switch. Now constructed using Torx screws for extra durability and easier maintenance, Torx T-27 wrench included.
Gasoline powered for low-cost operation compared to nitro fuel, easier to tune and more consistent than nitro engines. More than 30 minutes of run-time per tank.
All Metal Transmission Gears
With all that power on tap from the Fuelie 26 engine, you need incredible drivetrain durability for all those difficult off-road conditions that you'll be tackling with your Baja 5T - and that's exactly what you get with these all metal transmission gears!
The sides of the truck are protected by new guards that deflect dirt and debris away from the chassis which will not only help keep cleaning and maintenance down but will also help to lower wear and tear on the components. The engine also receives dirt guards on both sides for extra protection.
2.4GHz Radio System with Failsafe
The electronics now included in every Baja RTR buggy and truck have to be suitable to the task of handling a car nearly a meter long that can go over 35 MPH - that includes a handy built-in electronic failsafe to prevent a runaway Baja! To control the Baja 5B 2.0, we've gone with the brand new HPI radio system, which uses a 2-channel 2.4GHz DSSS (Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum) technology instead of the more common and cheaper AM radio system. Tough water-resistant servos control both the steering and throttle, and a special large-scale SFL-11MG servo is used for the steering. A powerful sub-C type 6-volt receiver pack powers the servos for confidence and longevity. You'll find that many Baja bashers don't find a need to upgrade the radio system, as it's already perfect for the task!
Nitro racers have known for a long time that having a working failsafe system is important for those 'just in case' moments - some unforeseen event that could make their car go out of control. With a truck as big as the Baja 5T (900mm long and 12.6kg in weight!), this is even more important! The failsafe ensures that should your Baja 5T ever lose radio signal, instead of flying out of control it will come to a safe and controlled stop! There's nothing like peace of mind!
For improved handling, the Baja 5T rear shock tower has been modified for increased rear suspension travel. All four shock absorbers have thick diameter shafts for extra durability. The VVC/HD shocks are tuned for smooth suspension dampening to help soak up the desert terrain. The innovative design of the Baja 5T includes a rigid 4mm aluminium alloy chassis for extreme durability.
So get ready to take on the desert with the giant new 1/5th scale Baja 5T truck. It's got the look, it's got the power, and it's built tough to take the punishment of off-road action.
Baja 5T-1 Truck Body - Tough 2mm polycarbonate Baja 5T-1 desert truck body. Pre-painted, pre-trimmed with body post holes, pre-applied racing decals and clear tinted windows.
Truck Body Mounts - Tough nylon construction and 8 mounting points keep the truck body securely mounted, fully adjustable design for compatibility.
Moulded Rear Spoiler - moulded nylon rear spoiler for stable handling. moulded nylon rear body brace for body protection, includes provisions for optional rear LED tail lights.
Aluminium Alloy Diff Case - For increased drivetrain durability and extended time between maintenance.
VVC/HD Shock Set - Oil-filled coilover shock set with large diameter shock shafts for increased durability, 16 hole rear piston with sealing ring for consistent damping, fully adjustable design for tuning options.
Front Skid Plate Bumper - Adjustable skid plate front bumper protects the truck on big jumps, now with 4 headlights for realistic Trophy Truck looks.
Dirt Guards - New side guards deflect dirt and debris away from the chassis. The engine also receives dirt guards on both sides for extra protection.
Extended Roll Cage - Extra bracing for durability, extended upper roll cage for spark plug protection.
Outlaw Truck Wheels - 8-hole design, tough nylon construction, authentic bead-locks for durability and tuning options.
Desert Buster tyres - Large diameter truck tyres for realistic looks. Heavy duty rubber compound and thicker carcass for extra durability.
Heavy Duty Inner Foam - Special heavy duty rear inner foam inserts for extra durability and extended tyre life.
Revised Gearing - New 19T transmission top gear adapts the drive ratio for quick acceleration and high top speed when using truck tyres.
High Flow Muffler - New large capacity design, tuned for increased horsepower.
SFL-11MG Metal Gear Steering Servo - Tough metal final gears for extra durability and reliable steering. Ball bearing equipped and water resistant. This oversized steering servo has high torque specs, making it a perfect match for the Baja 5T.
Heavy Duty Beadlocks - Reinforced design increases durability of the wheels and tyres. Beadlocks allow the removal and replacement of individual parts of the wheels and tyres for maintenance.
8000 RPM Clutch - Lightweight clutch and heavy duty spring launches the Baja 5T at higher RPM for more punch off the line.
Anodized Aluminium Parts - Black anodized 4mm 6061-T6 aircraft grade extruded and CNC milled chassis, orange and gunmetal anodized alloy parts give the Baja 5T an aggressive look.
Double Wishbone Suspension - Full double wishbone front and rear suspension to soak up off-road bumps and jumps. Consistent geometry throughout the full stroke of the suspension movement for precise handling.
Adjustable Suspension - Turnbuckles for quick and easy adjustment of toe-in. Fully adjustable camber and caster for tuning the handling to a wide variety of conditions. High quality nylon is used throughout the suspension for protection from crash damage.
Full Ball Bearings - 23 precision metal ball bearings for efficiency, durability, and extended maintenance intervals.
Front & Rear Sway Bars - Sway bars are used on the front and rear suspension for precise handling and stable steering feel.
Modified Rear Shock Tower Brace - Relocates shocks for increased rear suspension travel for stable performance on rough surfaces and soft landings over jumps.
Heavy Duty Rear Dogbones - Metal construction with rubber dirt boots for extra durability with high horsepower engines like the Fuelie 26.
Disc Brake System - Braking is controlled by a vented steel/aluminium hybrid brake rotor and semi-metallic brake pads for smooth and consistent stopping power.
RTR - PERFORMANCE STRAIGHT FROM THE BOX
HPI makes it as easy as possible for beginners to get into 1/5 scale trucks. The Baja 5T is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals - engine connections, shocks and more are perfect before you even open the kit so you don't have to do a thing to get going fast! HPI Ready-To-Run models bring you the same high performance and quality that you'd expect from a high end model car kit but with the added convenience of being factory pre-assembled to the highest standards - giving you a high performance RC car straight from the box! HPI RTR cars are 98% factory assembled - they come Ready-To-Run and equipped with all the radio gear required. Just a few steps are needed to get your car up and running, such as adding the batteries to the transmitter and receiver and if you have a nitro powered car, running in the engine - which is now even easier with our comprehensive manual and HPI RC cars DVD which are both included in every box.
Full Assembly Instructions and HPI RC Cars DVD
As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a full, in depth instruction manual with step by step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your truck for maintenance and easy servicing. The information on the HPI RC Cars DVD provides a complete and detailed introduction to the fascinating world of HPI RC model cars and trucks. This DVD will show you step by step how to start and run in a nitro engine, plus how to get the best performance from your HPI RC car. The HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!
103851 - RTR Baja 5T with 2.4GHz and 5T-1 White Body (EU 2-Pin Charger)
103857 - RTR Baja 5T with 2.4GHz and 5T-1 Black Body (EU 2-Pin Charger)
All versions: Pre-Assembled 1/5th scale 2WD truck with Fuelie 26cc gasoline engine, 2.4GHz radio set and SFL-11MG servo.