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With an excellent engine the automobile is competitive, iv had quite a few RC vehicles together with a 1/fifth scale touring car, price a couple of grand bang crashed damaged engine mounts costly to repair that i inform ya. In my household we have owned 5 HSP automobiles that are a mixture of brushless, brushed and nitro. They have been thrashed constantly and have had home made nimh batterys strapped to them and lipo's.
If you had been saving for months for this automotive you would have accomplished a quick google search on HSP and located after a day or so of studying that their 1/10 fashions are a let down and ought to be avoided. However, their 1/eight models, which evidently can be had less expensive than the 1/10 vehicles from some eBay sellers, are excellent for the value. Unfortunately many don't do any research before spending their hard-earned, and a) pay double what they should for the hsp 1/10 or b) miss out on the first rate 1/8 for cheaper than the 1/10.
Nothing beats them in terms of worth, and the 1/eight's are much stronger and extra robust than the 1/10's. Buy a couple of spare shock absorbers ($10), a couple of spare drive shafts ('dogbones' $8), a steel primary gear and if you are going to jump it, the thicker entrance and rear aluminium shock tower upgrades.
Also get a few spare 3000mAh batteries ($30 each) and a fast charger (I even have an Imax B6 for $30 from E-Bay). I would also change the 'Tamiya' type connectors to 'Deans' style because the 'Tamiya' ones melt when you run them too lengthy. The charger, battery and connector obviously does not apply to the nitro mannequin.
I would possibly look at HSP automobiles once more if I resolve to return to land vehicles. I have two HSP 1/eight cars in the intervening time, one a RTR electric 1/eight Truggy which I bought for $185 including delivery brand new, and one nitro 1/eight Truggy transformed to electrical.
Hit the BMX observe for jumps and plenty of crashes and didnt break something. This prompted my mate to buy the 1/10 HSP monster truck, same deal, silly quick and exhausting to interrupt. You actually shouldn't generalise and label a whole model as garbage due to one model out of many that they produce.
This Bazooka buggy is an effective place to begin for a race buggy but solely after new servos, new engine, battery pack and rebuilding the gearboxes. Many clubs have rental automobiles for the day so you possibly can try racing an RC automobile for just a few dollars. The automobiles are still sold right now, the forum is just as popular.
I am surprised the driveline holds up to this acceleration and energy, although I have snapped a rear driveshaft, but 7 bucks and 10 minutes later it was back in action. I even have had more issues with the Tamiya's engines than my HSP engines . The carb was not assembled correctly I had to slide the entire internal cylinder about 45 degrees for it to be in the place it was suppose to(No the offsets weren't set the incorrect means both).
I actually have a 1/eight scale bazooka but took the very low quality SH .21 engine out and it has an costly O.S. race engine in it and is going fantastically nicely in the intervening time. I've additionally been informed that the gearboxes are poorly constructed and to strip the buggy and gearboxes down and reshim them in order that the gears line up properly. If it had been any other model my jaw would drop in disbelief however not with HSP. Think concerning the worse engineering design practices possible, non existent QA and this is what HSP are like.
With all this abuse the only concern i have had with mine is stripping a diff pinion twice. Anyway once that was carried out this Monster Truck kicks ass and is approach to fast to handle on dust.