HobbyKing 4WD Big Monster 1/5th Scale Truck (ARR) (USA Warehouse)
Crush the competition with the HobbyKing Big Monster! anyone that tells you bigger is not always better has never driven this 1/5th scale Gas burning beast! With 200mm off road tires, big bore aluminum shocks and a tuned pipe as standard this 26cc 4WD mammoth will clear anything in its path.
The Big Monster also includes twin High Torque steering servos, rear disc brake and a massive 530ml fuel tank. All that is needed to complete this truck is your own transmitter and receiver, paint to customize the body shell and a tank of 2-Stroke Gas!
Specs. Engine: 26cc Petrol (2 Stroke) Compression ratio: 6.8:1 Transmission system: Synchronous Belt Drive (4WD) Brake system: Rear Disc Size: 760mm x 500mm x 360mm (L*W*H) Wheelbase: 500mm Ground Clearance: 70mm Tire size (front/rear): 200mm x 120mm Fuel tank volume: 530ml Steering: 2 x High Torque Servos (Included) Throttle/Brake: 1 x Standard Servo (Included)
Included: Receiver battery and charger 2 x High Torque steering Servos 1 x Standard throttle/brake servo Tool Set Fuel Mixer bottle Air filter Spare Parts
Required: Your own TX/RX Paint for Body Shell
Note: Full range of spare parts will be available soon!
PRODUCT ID: B-MON-US
Hobby King GT-2 2.4Ghz 2Ch Tx & Rx (USA Warehouse)
Mine was very quick on acceleration and top speed is probably close to 30mph,
If you purchase this prepare to put a little ork into it,
as with all rtr RC's you will need to strip it down and loctite all the metal to metal Screws etc,
Some people take a new rc straight from the box and expect it to perform,
I have now converted mine to brushless and its fantastic,
Way lighter and faster than a petrol engine,
wheelies easily with trackstar 55/92 730kv motor on 8s with trackstar 200A esc,
Strait off the bat I want to say excellent value for money. That being said, it is not perfect out of the box and there is a fair amount of work to do out of the box before you start it up. First thing to do is take off all the wheels, you will see aluminum blocks with 2 set screws. The shaft is keyed for the set screws but on two wheels I found that the block wasn't tightened onto the keying. I would recommend blue thread lock on these set screws as well. If you fail to do this it will work the wheel nut off the shaft and the wheel will fall off on one side and over tighten on the other. I would do a good look over the whole car for loose screws, one that I lost was the screw holding on the front sway bar to the lower arm. On mine the clutch dragged on the bell out of the box. I took the screws off holding the bell and it seems to be because the bell wasn't aligned properly. I aligned it as best I could but couldn't get it perfect. At idle the clutch still drags slightly but not enough to move the truck. I'm hoping it will wear enough eventually to stop. Also watch out for the oil that comes with the truck, on mine the air filter oil bottle had come open and the oil was in the vacuum sealed bag. You will probably want to oil the shocks too, mine seemed dry out of the box but I haven't made it to filling them quite yet. The truck came with a manual which wasn't anything
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Finaly got new front tires. Have run 4 tanks of gas so far 25-1 oil gas mix this truck will fly. I havr flowen RC planes for 40 years and this is my first truck it is faster than some of my planes. Love IT!
broke after 20 min run time rear diff will not turn
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I realy got ****** i bought two of these pieces Of garbage and both broke within 10 minutes.They dont have all the parts for it so dont waste your money or spend days trying to get hobbyking to give you any support.Hobbyking dont give a dam about there customers and thats forsure,i know cause they screwed me real good and what can i do,go to china for help or support,i dont think so.So when you hear them talk about all this support that they do,its a straight out lie,DONT BUY THIS TRUCK,and dont exspect any support from anything else they sell.dont let them screw you because they do it every day.They should be banded from the United States period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This thing is Garbage and Hobbyking keeps deleting this post. I bought this truck last year and spent 1 month trying to fix everything that keeps going wrong. Some of the things like:
1. An AMAZING amount of stripped screws while trying to tare the truck down
2. Having to tare down 90pcnt of the truck just to correct the belt situation (installed incorrectly from the factory)
3. Having to cut a HUGE hole in the front diff box so the belt would stop rubbing against it (SO THE WHEELS COULD MOVE)
4. Horrifically bad steering servos (one refunded by hobbykingUSA)
5. One of the tires was made so badly, you could touch the side wall and it would rip apart.
I never really got to drive it. I spent 95pcnt of the time working on it. When I FINALLY got everything working correctly, I was SO sick of it I sold it on ebay. I had over $200 in parts just to get the truck running and when I sold it for $350 - $100 for shipping I was left with about $200. I used that to purchase a Traxxas E-revo. Best RC I've ever driven. Seriously, these Rovan 260 BM aka HobbyKing BM are trash. And YES its an FG clone (done wrong)
Whom ever said this is a great truck for the value ( The reviews above mine) must have been paid to write a good review. I've owned everything from Hpi, Team Xray, Losi, Team Associated, Traxxas, Kyosho, Tamiya, Ofna , SMARTECH etc...
This by far should be avoided!!!!