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Hobby King Baja 260S 1/5th Scale 26cc Dune Buggy (US Warehouse)

Hobby King Baja 260S 1/5th Scale 26cc Dune Buggy  (US Warehouse)
Hobby King Baja 260S 1/5th Scale 26cc Dune Buggy  (US Warehouse)

Tear up the sand dunes with this huge 1:5th scale 26cc Petrol dune buggy! Just install your own radio gear then fill up the fuel tank and you will be ready to whip up a dust storm! The 260s Includes aluminum upgrades and a tuned alloy pipe for the ultimate in RC bush bashing thrills!

Hobby King Baja 260s comes 95% pre-built including a sealed radio box with receiver battery featuring a quick charge jack (No need to remove the RX pack for charging). With large offroad tyres and big bore shocks this buggy is ready to tackle just about anything!
817mm(L) x 480mm(W) x 255(H)
Weight: 18kg
Engine: 26cc Petrol (2 Stroke)
Servo Steering: 22kg ~ 33kg MG Servo (Required)
Servo Throttle: 12kg ~ 15kg MG Servo (Required)
Receiver battery and charger
Tool Set
Fuel Mixer bottle
Air filter.
Your own TX/RX
Servo Steering: 22kg ~ 33kg MG Servo (Required)
Servo Throttle: 12kg ~ 15kg MG Servo (Required)

Full range of spare parts coming soon!


Weight: 21000g
USA West Warehouse
Price  $368.97

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Ludovico  1 points - 2/22/2014
Because the eu version isn't aviable...
Ludovico  1 points - 2/21/2014
Sorry, can this veicle will be send to Italy?
Roberto  1 points - 1/30/2014
what servo can i use on this?? is a 1/10 scale servo or bigger? thanks
 MrBrick789 73 points
You definitely need a bigger servo than 1/10 Servo Steering: 22kg ~ 33kg Servo Throttle: 12kg ~ 15kg It also needs to be a Xlarge servo
james  6 points - 1/22/2014
great frank... i plan on it too lol.
frank  24 points - 1/21/2014
james that's exactly what I did, im almost don't with all the upgrades. alumiium everything.
Customer Reviews
Overall Rating
3 thumbs up!
How do you hook up the steering.Nothing in the book that you get,not even a picture showing how to connect the steering servo to the steering.I got a bag of parts with some pins and other items,grub screws and i guess a extra servo saver,any help would be appreciated.

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2 thumbs up!
Another update on the buggy and a few more notes.....I've run almost a gallon of fuel through this thing now and the clutch is done, thought it should go longer than 1 gal. Need to reiterate the "checking of screws", lost a grub on the end of a dog bone, luckily the boot kept the pin contained. I've been through the gearbox and everything seems to match up with the 5b manual with one exception so far. The counter shaft running from the spur to the gearbox only has 2 bearing supports, the 5b has three (there appears to be a perfect place for the bearing, but there is only a seal). The drive train is all metal, sans the spur. I couldn't get into the diff as mine appears to be sealed with epoxy, so I just filled it with 3000 wt fluid and hoped for the best.

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2 thumbs up!
After I received the buggy I installed the servos and hooked up the steering. Got it started and it ran good for a little while then started stalling out. Worked on the carb and got it running but it surged then. Face of intake on block had not been machined flat and had a hump on one side. Filed it flat and still had same problems. Found out bulb in gas cap had no hole for vent. I drilled it out and the engine started and ran just fine. Took it out and after a few minor adjustments to the carb it ran very good. Its a great buggy for the money but the quality of doing the little things is lacking. Small things like no vent in the gas cap can be very frustrating to track down and I don't see how not machining the intake on the block could be missed. After I got it running right though I was happy with the way it ran.

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2 thumbs up!
HPI and Rovan Compared I have 1 HPI Baja 5t and 2 Rovan 5b's (260 & 260s). I got the Rovan 260s for friends and family to join me when where out camping in the desert as it's a lot more fun with a couple racing around. The other cheaper 260 is a parts rig that also runs but if something goes wrong with the good cars the parts comes off the Rovan 260. If your looking at getting a Baja 5 and If funds are an issue then the Rovan wins but remember you get what you pay for. The Rovan 260s has a better diff then the 260 and the 260s has better parts like a tuned pipe, sway bars and better rear shock mount. worth the $40 extra dollars from the 260. Engines seem to be the same as HPI Chang Yang engine but there stamped Rovan. They are 2 bolt heads just like HPI's CY. HPI is better and stronger as far as plastic parts and fitting goes but I've learned most plastic on either Baja will sooner or later need to be replaced with aluminum if you want to run and not fix/repair. The clutch, clutch bell, and clutch bearing holder/carrier are the weak links on the Rovan when compared but even the Hpi will need replacing later on. 10 tanks before issues with HPI Baja 5t compared to Rovan 3 tanks then clutch was done on both Rovans. So you can get a Rovan, spend $200-$300 on HPI or hopped up parts fixing the issues or get the HPI and go longer before needing parts. Best to use stronger HPI pa

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1 thumbs up!
Bought this for X-mas. Almost identical to the HPI 5B Baja. I have only found a few slight and irrelivant differences. The plastic is no different than the HPI, its the same stuff, I have compared it to my HPI 5B. The 260S comes with a general info manual on how to get it started and running. The steering servo mounting procedure is up to the buyer to figure out. I suggest downloading the manual for the HPI 5B from their web. You must supply your own hardware for this. If you cannot figure out something as simple as this then you have no business buying it. Radio and servo installation is a basic modelers skill. If your an R-T-R modeler go buy a Traxxas. The quality of this model is good but the quality spent during assembly is hit and miss. Check all screws and use thread lock, the factory did not. I found a random cap screw bouncing around inside my tranny that does not even belong and it destroyed my gears one the first run. Got it fixed now and it runs great. No real complaints other than the cornball mistake and carelessness of the random scrwew in the tranny. Overall, excellent value.

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