The crew over at Kershaw Designs are known for coming up with innovative and affordable large scale products. Their latest creation, a new chassis for the HPI Savage Flux 5SC, is a good example of their creativity. The new Kershaw 5SC chassis is designed to not only be stronger than stock, but to also allow the use of larger motors and battery packs for you power hungry freaks out there.
* Motor mount accepts all common 56mm motors and the enormous Castle 2028 motor
* Room for blower fans
* Main chassis made from 4.1mm heat treated aluminum.
* Velcro battery synching system with plenty of room for wide, tall LiPos.
* Chassis designed with 4 degrees of anti-squat geometry in the rear for quicker acceleration
* Battery tray adjusts to 3 different positions forwards and aft for tuning weight distribution
* Available with optional 1/4 scale servo mounting plate
* Also accepts KD’s Direct Drive Gearbox
Street price for the Kershaw 5SC chassis is $430 and they are available right now. For more information hit up the official Kershaw Designs Website.
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The HPI Baja 5SC has established itself as a popular machine among the bash crowd and for 2013 it gets even better. Recently announced are some updates to ring in the new year. First up is a new gas engine to give the 5SC even more power, and secondly, the 5SC is available in two new colors, matte black and matte silver. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Revised 26cc engine
* Viscous torque differential
* All metal gear transmission
* 8,000 rpm clutch
* Dual vented disc brakes
* 700cc fuel tank
* Sealed radio box
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Super heavy duty parts
* 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)
* Part ##109965 for Matte Black and #109966 for Matte Silver
Hit up the HPI Racing Website for more information on this new arrival, and HERE is the link to more HPI news right here on BigSquidRC.
Kraken RC is showing off their recently announced X2 chassis for the HPI Baja 5 line of vehicles. If it looks like a molded chassis, that’s because it is. In fact, it’s the first ever molded chassis for HPI’s 1/5 scale vehicles. It’s made from a specially formulated polymer created by DuPont, and Kraken claims it has great hardness, rigidity, abrasion resistance and thermostability, making for one durable molded chassis. But more importantly, Kraken says this chassis is made specifically for the basher crowd.Â That would be us. The X2 Chassis is also covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Check out the Kraken RC web site for more details.
Looks like HPI Racing wants to up the speed factor. They just announced the Baja 5SC Kit with a 29cc Engine! The kit also comes with a aluminum tuned pipe and a list of option parts to handle the new power.
HPI Baja 5SC SS Kit
Head over to the HPI Racing website for more info.
New from HPI Racing are two new 1/5th scale Baja 5SC bodies. They come pre-painted in red or black and will fit the Baja 5SC RTR, Kit, and SS Limited Edition. You know that body you have been running in starting to look beat up so maybe look into getting a pre-painted replacement. It looks like Tower Hobbies has a few in stock for $214 ($600 more I think you can get a new truck with that.. lol) , or ask your local shop to order you one up.
Hit the HPI Racing website for more details.
In the ‘ask and you shall receive’ world, HPI has just announced the new Baja 5sc SS Limited Edition. The 1/5th scale Limited Edition is an unassembled kit for racers that are looking to really get their hands dirty and build it from the ground up. It has been created based on requests that HPI sell a version without a motor since so many people put in after market motors. It has a new high performance Power Control Slipper Clutch, and an aluminum tuned pipe set with steel header. The new Baja will be shipping sometime August 2011.
Hit the HPI Racing website for more details.
BZM Micro was showing off their new 23cc engine for the Baja 5 line at RCX.Â This beast is an all new design, not just a bulked up Fuelie or Zenoah.Â While this guy may be smaller than a lot of other after-market engines, it’s numbers are anything but.Â According to BZM’s dyno testing, when this engine is paired to a Dominator exhaust it can put out over 6 HP at just shy of 15,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 2.54 ft/lbs @ a hair over 12,000 rpm.Â That’s a ton of power from a small package.
The 23cc version of this engine will be available very soon through TGN Distributing in the states and MMR Largescale over in Europe, and there’s promise of 26cc and 28.5cc varieties coming later.Â Check out the BZM Micro website for more info. Also there’s a video of the dyno test, click the read more button to see it.
More RC Expo 2011 news here.
If you’ve ever snapped a shock tower on your Baja 5B/T/SC then you might want to take a look at these new, super beefy towers from Team Chase.Â In the picture to the right you can see a stock shock tower at the top and Team Chase’s redesigned and much stronger tower below.Â Beyond the redesign, Team Chase is molding the pieces in their proprietary plastic blend which should provide Baja bashers with the strength they need to keep their Baja in one piece.
Keep an eye on Team Chase’s website for more info, all Team Chase parts are distributed by TGN.
More RCX 2011 coverage.
RTR Sucks.Â I said it, and I don’t feel bad for saying it.Â So any time I hear of a kit version of any vehicle being released I jump for joy.Â HPI has long been cool about releasing their Baja 5 line as a kit version, so their new Baja 5SC SS comes as no surprise.Â Just like all the other SSes, the 5SC version includes all kinds of great hop-ups to make it worth buying over the stock RTR version.Â The biggest and most important is the engine, a Fuelie 26s engine, which as the name implies is a 26cc, tuned, race-ready engine.Â Also included is a shiny tuned pipe that’ll help extract all the power out of that big engine.Â HPI’s VVC/HD large bore shocks are also included to help keep the 5SC planted to the ground.Â To top it all off is a clear body that you can paint to your tastes.Â That isn’t all though, there’s plenty of other hop-up parts included, too many to keep listing here.
The Baja 5SC SS will be hitting shelves this month with an MSRP of $2099.Â Be sure to check out the HPI website for all the details.
HPI Baja 5SC SS kit gallery
HPI Racing has some new gear for the recently released Baja 5SC and the Baja 5T.Â The new TR-10 wheels are true bead locks that will hold your tires securely without glue.Â The wheels are available in four finishes: white, black, gunmetal gray, and chrome.Â The fronts measure in at 120x60mm and have a 4mm offset while the rears are 120x65mm with 10mm offset.Â You’ll have to provide the bead lock rings, but HPI does have heavy duty rings available in a variety of colors.
The front wheels have a price of $32.00, the rears will retail for $37.00, while the rings will set you back $15 for a set for two wheels (four rings).Â Keep an eye on the HPI Racing web site for more info.
Leave it to HPI to get my 5th scale juices flowing again! They just announced the new Baja 5SC. A 1/5th scale short course truck based on the Baja series of vehicles! It comes with a 2.4ghz radio and the 26cc Fuelie engine that will get your giant short course truck up to 40mph!
Click through for more pictures and details from the press release! READ MORE