When the HPI Baja 5B buggy was first introduced, large scale RC was very expensive and quite difficult for the average RC hobbyist to experience. Using highly durable parts and innovative design features, HPI brought large scale off-road to new enthusiasts and ushered in a new, BIGGER era of RC!
Now, YOU can build and own the legend! Experience the thrill and excitement of building a car which ends up being over 80cm (nearly 32 inches) long and weighing nearly 10kg (over 21 lb)! Just install your own engine and electronics as you build the HPI Baja 5B and you'll be ready for any adventure that comes your way!
With extra-tough drivetrain parts like the viscous torque differential, super-durable composite spur gear with internal damping and all-metal drivetrain, the HPI Baja 5B is ready for your 23-32cc 2-stroke engine so you can experience the joy of gas-powered RC and up to 30-minute runtimes!
The HPI Baja 5B is also equipped with extra-big and super-tough suspension parts, featuring awesome HPI durability! With its expertly designed molded composite suspension plus extra-long adjustable HD shocks, and massive high impact nylon 3-piece beadlock wheels, the Baja 5B is ready for full-speed racing on any off-road circuit!
The 4mm thick 6061 aluminum monocoque chassis gives the HPI Baja 5B the classic desert racing buggy look. Precisely bent into shape for maximum strength, the chassis provides the mounting points for the engine and suspension, forming the backbone of the car. Precise steering is provided by a dual-bellcrank rack and cam-type servo saver. Aluminum parts are anodized in cool gunmetal and the classic Baja desert racer clear polycarbonate body is included in the SBK kit, ready for your custom racing scheme!
The Baja 5B SBK is a great addition to your HPI collection, as well as a fabulous introduction to large scale buggies!
ADD YOUR ENGINE & ELECTRONICS
Building an HPI SBK (Self Build Kit) not only gives you the joy of assembling your own custom vehicle - you'll also be able to install an engine and your own electronics package as you go! Whether you buy all-new components or use an engine or electronics that you already have on hand, the HPI Baja 5B is ready and waiting for you to go wild!
Suggested equipment specifications:
Engine & Exhaust: 23-32cc engine with standard RC large scale mounting points with box or tuned pipe exhaust
Radio system: Minimum 2-channel radio & transmitter set with voltage & signal failsafe
Steering servo: Minimum 25kg/cm or 486oz-in rating with 75mm mounting (large scale standard size)
Throttle servo: Minimum 7kg/cm or 100oz-in rating (1/10th standard size)
Receiver battery: 6V hump style (2+3) pack with plug to fit receiver
Battery charger: charger suitable for chosen receiver battery