HPI Racing Venture FJ Cruiser RTR 4WD 1/10 Scale Electric Rock Crawler (Gunmetal) - 116558
HPI Racing Venture FJ Cruiser RTR 4WD 1/10 Scale Electric Rock Crawler (Gunmetal)
The Venture FJ Cruiser is the ultimate adventure-ready scale RC trail truck. Developed from the ground up to be the most advanced and driver-friendly scaler truck available, the HPI Venture is ready for trail driving across mountains, streams and more. It's the perfect trail companion for anyone from weekend ramblers to globe-trotting adventure heroes!
The Venture combines a realistic front-motor position and formed steel chassis rails with a realistic suspension and drivetrain. The Venture chassis is finished with the fabulous look of the celebrated Toyota FJ Cruiser for a fantastic scale off-road experience only HPI can deliver! With a fully licensed replica body that includes front and rear bumpers, mirrors, functional roof rack and swing-away spare tyre mount, the Venture brings total scale realism to crawler fans right out of the box. Underneath the body, the steel C-channel chassis rails support a front-mounted motor, transmission and servo, plus a central transfer case that sends power to telescoping driveshafts and solid axles with metal diff covers. Authentically scaled oil-filled shock absorbers and full-time locked differentials work with the realistically treaded tyres for confident driving in all off-road situation
Scale Chassis Design and Layout
The Venture FJ Cruiser features a formed steel C-channel chassis and cross braces as the foundation for a realistic truck chassis. To make sure the truck has a front weight bias that improves its climbing ability, the 35-turn crawler-spec motor and the transmission are mounted right up front - just like in a real truck! For additional weight up front, the steering servo is also mounted to the chassis next to the motor.
Aluminium Diff Covers
The Venture FJ Cruiser is packed with awesome scale details - and real metal diff covers are just one of them! Known as the "pumpkin" by most off-roaders, the differentials on each axle on the Venture feature aluminium covers for an instant custom look. You can also customize the diff covers yourself by polishing them or painting them your favourite colour!
With a functional swing-away spare tyre mount on the back bumper, the Venture adds a super cool feature that is a unique feature among all stock scaler trucks! Fitted with a real, ready to use spare tyre (the all-new Rockthorn off-road tyre on a black CR-10 wheel!), the spare tyre mount also helps hold the back of the replica Toyota FJ Cruiser body in place.
Front & Rear Bumpers
The Venture FJ Cruiser features sturdy front and rear bumpers to protect the replica body and the chassis from the inevitable scrapes and incidents that come with off-road trail driving. The front bumper is fitted with tubular brush guards and holes where you can mount LED lights for night driving. Both bumpers feature functional D-ring shackles so you can use ropes and bungees to strap down scale gear or attach winch cables.
Functional Roof Rack
No trail run is complete without a full set of scale overland accessories like a rolled-up tent, sleeping bags and more, and the roof is the perfect place to store that while driving from campsite to campsite. Side and rear rails let you use bungees to hold down your gear for extra scaler points - or use a cargo net for ultimate scale realism!
Rock Rail Sliders
Robust side bars, known as rock sliders or rock rails, allow the Venture to slide over obstacles that are just a bit too tall for it to completely clear. Stretching from the front to rear wheel openings, they serve to aid off-road performance as well as protect the body from scratches by ground obstacles like rocks and boulders. Although they are the perfect fit for the replica Toyota FJ Cruiser body, they can be adjusted in width to fit other scaler bodies.
Rockthorn Off-Road Tyres on CR-10 Wheels
Venture FJ Cruiser features all-new Rockthorn tyres with thick, self-cleaning tread blocks for driving on hard-packed dirt, gravel, wet or dry rocks, loose dirt, mud and more. The Rockthorn tyres have additional sidewall tread to help get the truck over extra-difficult obstacles like slippery rocks and tree roots. The tyres are mounted on great-looking CR-10 1.9" beadlock-style multispoke wheels, which themselves feature centre hub caps that hide the wheel nuts for maximum scale realism.
Low Angle Driveshafts
The low angle and central position of the driveshafts allows for maximum power transfer, so as much power as possible reaches the tyres. The driveshafts are composite slider-style shafts with universal joints at each end, where they meet the transfer case and axle. At the axles, 13-tooth pinions and 43-tooth ring gears (axle ratio of 3.31:1) sit inside the "pumpkin" or centre of the axles. Each differential is equipped with metal diff lockers for pure 4WD traction at all times.
Advanced Truck Steering
The steering system for scale RC trucks is very important - and that's why the Venture FJ Cruiser was designed with the latest advancements in steering and suspension for strength as well as realism. This makes the Venture the most versatile scaler truck on the trail! With a Chassis-Mounted Servo (CMS) and Behind The Axle (BTA) steering, plus a functional Panhard bar, you get perfect scale looks with realistic and ideal performance, no matter what terrain you're hitting. Aluminium mounts for the Panhard bar and aluminium steering plates add the strength and durability to give you total confidence on the trail.
CMS (Chassis-Mounted Servo)
The realistic steering for the Venture FJ Cruiser begins with a Chassis-Mounted Servo. With a strong SS-20WR servo firmly mounted at the front of the chassis, the weight of the servo aids the front weight bias of the Venture. The solid metal steering link also looks like it came out of a real truck, and connects to the tough steering knuckle. The high torque (6.5kg-cm/90 oz-in at 6V) SS-20WR servo is water-resistant so you can take it through water, snow and mud without fear of damage, and if you want to upgrade the steering it's easy to drop in an ultra-powerful servo for maximum off-road steering
Zero Ackermann Steering
For a super-tight turning radius, the Venture FJ Cruiser features zero Ackermann steering angle. This means you have equal steering angles for the front tyres when they are steered all the way to the left or right - the maximum amount of steering for the best performance when tackling rugged off-road terrain.
The Venture chassis lets you change the wheelbase from 290mm to 315mm (11.4 to 12.2 inches) by modifying the length of the linkage, which can change the look and driving of the truck. If you fit a different body to customize your Venture, adjusting the wheelbase lets the tyres fit in the wheel openings, which helps the truck look perfectly scale.
SC-3SWP3 Crawler Edition ESC
The Venture FJ is equipped with a highly versatile and fully waterproof HPI SC-3SWP3 Crawler Edition electronic speed controller, which is packed with a full range of adjustments and capabilities. In addition to being able to take power from the included 2000mAh NiMH (nickel metal-hydride) rechargeable battery pack, you can swap the battery for a 2S or 3S LiPo (lithium-polymer) battery for extra power and runtime. The Venture on 3S is a beast on the trail!
- Factory-assembled & pre-painted electric-powered full-time 4WD off-road truck
- Officially licensed replica Toyota FJ Cruiser body
- Functional roof rack plus side mirrors
- Front bumper features brush guard, light mounts and D-ring shackles
- Rear bumper features swing-away spare tyre mount and D-ring shackles
- Adjustable rock rail side sliders help the truck get over tough obstacles
- Formed steel C-channel chassis rails
- Front-mount motor and transmission position for ultimate scale realism
- Front weight bias improves climbing traction and provides more realistic driving
- All-metal gear drivetrain for extreme durability
- Central transfer case with slider driveshafts to front and rear differentials
- Transfer case prevents motor stall for the best climbing action
- Axles feature small diff case or "pumpkin" size for best possible ground clearance
- Locked differentials for superb off-road climbing traction
- 12mm aluminium hex hubs to fit any available crawler wheels
- Shock towers have multiple shock mounting positions to allow for wheelbase options
- BTA (Behind The Axle) steering linkage for improved approach and departure angles
- Panhard bar for scale looks and optimized geometry with zero bump steer
- 3-link front and triangulated 3-link rear suspension
- Oil-filled aluminium coil over shock absorbers (63-90mm stroke)
- Adjustable threaded shock bodies for quick ride height changes
- CMS (Chassis Mounted Servo) realistic steering setup
- Adjustable body mounting to fit any style of off-road body
- Fully braced rear body mounts
- Beadlock style CR-10 ten-spoke 1.9” wheels
- HPI 35-turn crawler spec motor provides speed as well as crawling torque
- HPI waterproof SC-3SWP3 Crawler Edition adjustable electronic speed control
- HPI water-resistant SS-20WR steering servo
- HPI TF-40 2.4GHz radio system with carry handle
- HPI waterproof 2.4GHz receiver in protective case
Length - 527mm (20.7")
Width - 227mm (9")
Height - 238mm (9.4") with roof rack, 217mm (8.5")
Wheelbase - 311mm (12.3")
Running weight - 2.4kg (5.3lbs)
In the Box
HPI Racing Venture FJ Cruiser RTR 4WD 1/10 Rock Crawler (Gunmetal)
HPI Plazma 2000mAh NiMh Battery Pack
HPI A/C NiMh Trickle Charger
HPI 2.4GHz Pistol-Grip Radio System
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