Updated for 2013, with a new look and a new engine!
With the new matte black and matte silver color schemes, the Baja 5T racing truck has an updated look that is menacing to your racing competition yet stylish enough to display in your garage! The new color designs have all the hallmarks of an instant classic, while underneath the body our designers have been busy with the details of a brand new engine! The new engine has all the same features as the original Fuelie 26, but now it’s got a bit more power, and all of the standard and option engine parts from the previous engine will also bolt right on, so it’s easy to maintain and upgrade! With the Baja 5SC large scale truck, you can instantly jump into the thrill of Short Course racing! The Baja 5SC takes the HPI Baja line-up to the next level with a new SC-1 body that gives the Baja 5SC authentic Short Course looks. Adding to the durability and realistic looks is a new skid-plate front bumper and a large rear bumper with real rubber mud flaps. Power comes from a massive 26cc Fuelie engine that propels the Baja 5SC to speeds in excess of 40mph and it runs for more than 45 minutes on a single tank of regular unleaded pump gasoline. For extra traction on any dirt surface, HB Rodeoo tyres are now standard equipment, mounted on new TR-10 bead-lock truck wheels. We increased durability with Super Heavy Duty 9mm drive shafts, updated rear hub carriers, and HD front hex hubs. A 2.4GHz radio system is standard equipment for precise control and long distance reception without the hassles of frequency crystals. It's all ready-to-run right out of the box, pre-assembled by our expert crew so you can hit the dirt quickly.
Not sure what 'Short Course' is?
Short Course racing is off-road truck racing in an enclosed dirt arena. Filled with jumps, straight sections and tight corners, short course racetracks are just like the RC version of off-road tracks, just imagine them filled with 20 full-size trucks, each with 700hp, scrambling for track position and bashing each other in the turns! You can bump and batter each other but keep the truck on its wheels, thanks to the fully enclosed wheels and tyres.
PROVEN TOUGH CHASSIS BASED ON THE AWARD-WINNING BAJA 5B SS
Baja Short Course Parts
The Baja 5SC is fitted with a wealth of awesome Short Course parts that make it ideal for tackling off-road tracks shoulder-to-shoulder with hordes of other racers. Check 'em out!
Realistic Short Course Body
The wide Short Course body is the first thing you'll notice about the Baja 5SC: it's more realistic than the Baja 5T body and it fits completely over the new wheels and tyres to let you take corners deep, run the competition wide coming out of the corner and really bang together with other trucks! The Baja 5SC comes pre-painted in your choice of black or bright red, each with color coordinated assets/images.
Heavy Duty Front Wheel Hubs
To keep in sync with the new Super Heavy Duty drivetrain, the Baja 5SC also comes with new Heavy Duty front wheel hubs. These new axles utilize a screw and nut design that eliminates the older e-clip design, which further improves the reliability of the truck.
HB Rodeoo Short Course tyres and New TR-10 Wheels
For high traction on a variety of dirt surfaces, HB Rodeoo tyres are standard equipment on the Baja 5SC. The asymmetric tread pattern mirrors the design of full-size off-road racing tyres. The sticky rubber compound, block treads and wide grooves give the right mix of sliding and gripping. Concentric rings on the sidewalls give extra grip if things get really hairy! Bold new 10 spoke wheels (TR-10) using heavy duty beadlock rings add to the realistic Short Course looks of the Baja 5SC.
Front & Rear Short Course Bumpers
The final touch in completing the scale look of the Baja 5SC is a new set of bumpers that allow you to give your fellow racers a 'love tap' without risking a major incident. The bar-style front and rear bumpers look great and, along with the mud flaps, add that extra bit of Short Course realism!
Adjustable One-Piece Rear Hubs
New rear hubs have been added for increased durability and easier adjustment of the toe-in setting. The new hubs are lighter weight and allow toe-in adjustments of 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 degrees to help match the truck performance to track conditions.
Super Heavy Duty Parts
Because of the ever-increasing power demands of Baja owners around the world, and the constant desire to cram as much power in the Baja chassis as possible, we've added all-new SUPER Heavy Duty drivetrain parts that will make sure the Baja 5SC can handle extreme conditions and massive power!
Super Heavy Duty Drive Shafts
Super Heavy Duty Diff Shafts
Super Heavy Duty Drive Axles
|All-new extra-thick 9mm dogbones are the starting point of the 5SC drivetrain upgrade - these are new, thicker and stronger to outlast the roughest rides and racing action you can find! New wider rubber boots are included to keep the dirt and mud away.||Getting the power from the diff gears to the new dogbones is a wider diff shaft that perfectly fits the increased diameter of the dogbones.||The Baja 5SC is fitted with new Super HD drive axles to get power to the rear wheels, which fit the thicker dogbones.|
BAJA 5SC FEATURES:
REVISED 26cc ENGINE for 2013
The powerful Fuelie 26 gasoline engine propels the Baja 5SC to speeds in excess of 40mph. With a dual-element air filter, easy pullstarting and convenient Torx T-27 screws, it's easy to keep running on standard pump fuel and 2-cycle engine oil. And best of all, you can run for more than 45 minutes on a single tank of gas!
VISCOUS TORQUE DIFF
Unique in the world of large-scale racing, the HPI Viscous Torque Differential gets the power to the rear wheels as smooth as silk. It's easy to tune with optional diff oils and is fully fitted with hardened metal gears and an alloy case.
ALL METAL GEAR TRANSMISSION
From the input shaft and idler gear to the alloy-encased differential, every gear inside the sturdy Baja 5SC transmission is made from long-life alloy to keep your truck running all day long with minimal maintenance.
8,000 RPM CLUTCH
Standard on the Baja 5SC, this lightweight racing clutch combined with the heavy duty spring gives the 5SC a powerful launch at high RPMs for faster acceleration!
LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION
The awesome Baja suspension really comes into its own with long-stroke VVC/HD shock absorbers and high-sidewall truck tyres, letting the tyres do their business whether you're driving over rutted-out whoops or flying over a big tabletop!
HEAVY DUTY SHOCK ABSORBERS
VVC/HD shocks deliver improved handling over rough terrain and feature large 6mm diameter shock shafts for increased durability. Threaded shock bodies are used for easy adjustment of ride height.
DUAL VENTED DISC BRAKE
Steel/aluminum hybrid brake rotors and semi-metallic brake pads handle braking duties, while a special venting system keeps the brakes cool for consistent stopping power.
LARGE 700cc FUEL TANK
For runtimes of up to 45 minutes, the Baja 5SC fuel tank holds up to 700cc of pre-mixed fuel - that's over half a liter! And just in case you clip a track barrier and flip over, the tank is equipped with a 'clunk' device that allows the engine to continue running even if the truck is resting on its roof.
The hi-torque SFL-11MG servo features extra tough all metal gears for durability, an aluminum steering arm and a water resistant case.
SEALED RADIO BOX
An enclosed radio box keeps water and dirt away from the 2.4GHz receiver and receiver battery. The on/off switch and recharging jack are sealed with soft rubber plugs for additional protection. To keep up with those long runtimes, a high capacity, long lasting, 3000mAh Ni-MH rechargeable receiver pack comes standard from the factory. It comes prewired with a separate charging lead for easy access charging with the included wall charger for that ultimate all-in-one package!
The Baja 5SC has full-length dirt guards to keep mud, rocks and water out of the main chassis area. The guards continue all the way to the engine and help keep cleaning time to a minimum. And, mud flaps on the rear bumper add to the realistic Short Course appearance.
HIGH QUALITY ELECTRONICS
TF-20 TRANSMITTER and RF-30 RECEIVER
Controlling everything is easy with the HPI 2.4GHz radio system. There's no need to worry about changing crystals, the radio prevents frequency conflicts automatically. Water-resistant servos control the steering and throttle/brake, with the powerful large-scale SFL-11MG steering the front wheels. If the truck loses radio signal or battery power, an electronic failsafe will bring it to a safe and controlled stop. The servos are powered by the included 3000mAh NiMH 5-cell battery pack, you just need to supply a charger with standard battery plug and 6 AA batteries for the transmitter.
RTR - PERFORMANCE STRAIGHT FROM THE BOX
Full Assembly Instructions and HPI RC Cars DVD
HPI makes it super-easy to get into large scale! The Baja 5SC is completely pre-built, painted and assembled right out of the box, so hitting the dirt is fast and easy! All you have to do is open the box, add AA batteries to the transmitter, charge the receiver battery, add 25:1 pre-mixed fuel and go! As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a full, in-depth instruction manual with step by step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your truck for maintenance and easy servicing. The HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!
HPI RACING BAJA 5SC
RTR 1:5 SCALE PETROL 2WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK
#109964 RTR Baja 5SC with 2.4GHz radio
SPECIFICATIONS: Length: 900mm Width F/R: FRONT 440mm / REAR 460mm Height: 320mm Track F/R: FRONT 370mm / REAR 380mm Wheelbase: 570mm Weight: 12.6kg / 27.9lb (without fuel)
WHAT YOU NEED: Pump Petrol, 2 Cycle Engine Oil, 5 Litre Fuel Can, Stick Battery Charger
Includes: 6 AA Batteries for Transmitter