HPI Baja 5T High Performance, Aggressive Desert Truck!

High Performance, Aggressive Desert Truck!

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!

Dirt Guards 

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!

Electronic Failsafe

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.

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