RTR, 1:5 SCALE, GASOLINE, 2WD
1/5th SCALE SHORT COURSE THRILLS!
Jump into the thrill of Short Course racing with the Baja 5SC truck from HPI! 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 tires 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 tires.
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!
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 tires 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 graphics.
For high traction on a variety of dirt surfaces, HB Rodeoo tires are standard equipment on the Baja 5SC. The asymmetric tread pattern mirrors the design of full-size off-road racing tires. 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.
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!
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.
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 previous use of an e-clip, which furthers the
reliability of the truck.
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
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.
Super Heavy Duty Diff Shafts
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.
Super Heavy Duty Drive Axles
Getting the power to the wheels are new Super HD drive axles, which fit the thicker dogbones.
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!
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.
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.
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
The awesome Baja suspension really comes into its own with long-stroke
VVC/HD shock absorbers and high-sidewall truck tires, letting the tires do
their business whether you're driving over rutted-out whoops or flying over
a big tabletop!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
TF-20 TRANSMITTER and RF-30 RECEIVER
Controlling everything is easy with the HPI 2.4GHz radio system. 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.
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, GASOLINE, 2WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK
#105231 RTR BAJA 5SC
w/2.4GHz & 5SC-1 BODY
Full assembly instructions and
HPI RC Cars DVD included!
Product specifications are subject to change. Some models shown are prototypes
which may vary slightly from actual production models.
CHASSIS LENGTH: 900mm
WIDTH F/R: FRONT 440mm / REAR 460mm
TRACK F/R: FRONT 370mm / REAR 380mm
WEIGHT: 12.6kg / 27.9lb (without fuel)