The VORTEX ACE edition is specifically designed by Hobby Warehouse to offer a tougher more durable HSP 1/10 buggy over the standard version for the RC driver that demands more from their off-road machinery. With its striking blue cover, matching blue wing and colour coded blue aluminium parts that perfectly compliment the blue accent on the centers of the bright chrome wheels, this buggy performs as good as it looks.
The ACE models are only available from Hobby Warehouse and when looking for a HSP "PRO" model off road vehicle you should demand that your buggy be built in the same way.
All 4 shock absorbers on this ACE model are fully adjustable and allow the operator to dial in the suspension to suit the type of terrain they want to operate on. Simply turn the adjustment nut on the shock body and you can apply more pre-load to the spring, firmer for a smooth surface to reduce body roll or softer for rugged off road environments where you need all the suspension travel you can get. Rear wheel camber is adjustable along with front wheel camber and toe in - toe out also being fully adjustable via a simple turnbuckle system on the steering arms. Your sure to find the set-up that is right for just about any operating surface.
Motivation for the ACE comes from a powerful Brushless 3300kV motor. The drive train is coupled to metal motor and main differential gears which translates to scintillating wheel standing performance. Squeeze the throttle and watch this guided missile rocket into the distance.
The 60A Brushless Electronic Speed Controller is fan cooled and supplies current to the motor and on-board electronics with authority. It is programmable by the user to set race mode without reverse and also with brake function enabled which the operator can select different "Drag Braking Forces" to suit the type of operating environment the vehicle is being run in.
The Supplied 8.4v 4200mAh Ni-MH hump pack battery keeps the motor, ESC and on-board electronics supplied with plenty of current for super performance along with a realistic operational time.
The ACE version buggies can be fitted with an optional Cougar 7.4V 4500mAh 2S 30C Hard case Lithium Polymer battery for even more power that will take this truck to the next level of performance should the driver want insane acceleration. (Please note the CG-HL30C-4500-2S Cougar 4500mAh 7.4v 2S 30C Hard Case LiPo Battery is not included with the truck but is available as an optional extra from our web store.)
When changing the battery from Ni-MH to LiPO the setting on the ESC will need to be changed so that the low voltage cut off is activated to protect this battery type from accidental over discharge. Instructions for programming the ESC are included in the box.
All ACE models have a protective battery box and retaining straps hard mounted to the chassis. This offers superior protection for your batteries from the harsh environments these vehicles typically operate in.
Steering duties are commanded by a HSP E6001 6kg "High Torque" steering servo. The servo is also protected from heavy shock loads that can be amplified through the steering components while operating in harsh terrain by a unique "Servo Saver" system. A special spring loaded joint is incorporated into the steering system which helps dampen severe jarring to the servo and helps extend its longevity.
The "Mean Green ACE Buggy" is supplied with a quality HSP 2.4GHz digital radio transmitter which means you can run other vehicles utilizing the same system without interference at the same time.
The radio has forward, reverse, left/right along with proportional throttle control and steering travel adjustment.
The supplied 3 channel 2.4 GHz receiver is compact and lightweight and comes matched to the transmitter out of the box. This receiver also offers superior interference rejection and has a failsafe function that can be set by the user if signal is lost or transmitter voltage falls to low.
This HSP 1/10 Buggy comes as a complete package, including an ESC, 2.4GHz radio system, 4 wheel drive system, high torque Brushless motor, aluminium upper deck chassis, aluminum drive shaft and shock mount, oil-filled shock absorbers with progressive springs and 8.4V 4200mAh Ni-MH battery with battery charger. The only extra items required to get this beast on the track are 8 x AA batteries for the transmitter and your ready to rip up your favorite patch of dirt.