7 months hard crawling and still going strongAf The Green Man (update 7 months on) December 06, 2013
UPDATE - 7 MONTHS ON....
Bought this 7 months ago and it is great fun. I've taken it up Kinder Scout (6 miles) several times on 3x 4000mAh Lipos.It's been through 10 foot snowdrifts and through streams. I've replaced a few bits but nothing too major. The 50T/15T diff gears are difficult to get and can loose a tooth if you really bash it. I've got through 2 already!! I use it VERY hard. It has fallen down 20 foot rock faces and has rolled down hills on many occasions. I don't expect to not break bits (30 years RC experience). I've added a 1/10 land rover extreme bodyshell and it looks superb. It has got me so into rock crawling that I have now bought and made a GMade R1 which is even better (but a lot more expensive and smaller) and I am starting to look at 1/5th Killer Krawlers... I create fun amongst walkers wherever I go crawling. I drive the HSP everywhere I go walking then get the R1 off my rucksack when I get to juicy rocks. Derbyshire is absolutely full of juicy rocks...
This is a very capable and robust crawler. I can't recommend it highly enough.
super rcAf vincent June 13, 2013
super pour faire du crawle
SKU: H94883Af vinc May 27, 2013
HSP ROCK CRAWLERAf Shaun April 21, 2013
Great car, very big and heavy would recommend to anyone.
Beast . . .Af The Green Man March 01, 2013
After much research I just couldn't resist a 1/8 scale crawler over a 1/10 scale. The size difference is huge. This 1/8 crawler will go over large logs where 1/10 will be too small to get started on it. Most competitive crawling is with 1/10 and it is easier to find suitable courses in a smaller scale. Even so the massive size is just so much fun. I now see courses everywhere I go !! There are some upgrades that are worth doing to make it better:
Cheap 4 wheel steer - the crawler almost has 4ws already - all you need: 98021 servo plate, 98022 servo mounts, 98010 steering link (only sold in sets of 2), suitable servo (3kg or more, £10ish), Y splitter receiver cable (to connect 2 servos to the single channel), a servo reverser (to make the front servo act as normal but to reverse the rear servo to get the opposite wheel direction from front to back), some cable ties. I Ebayed for a Y cable and signal reverse . . .
Tyres are worth upgrading - google for recommendations (about £25 for a set of 4 with foams). The more grip from the tyres the better you will crawl. Soft memory foam is essential for maximum deformation at contact points.
Wheel weights - it is worth adding weights to at least the front wheels. It really helps with getting up steep inclines.
I've also added alloy side arms.
You'll also need to drastically trim the bodyshell to keep it clear at all possible positions. It needs loads cutting from it to make it truly fit.
I would suggest a 7.4V Lipo 2S 30C 5000mAh battery. ESC copes fine and you get an eternity of runtimes with decent grunt. May be worth upgrading motors at some point.
I now take this everywhere I go walking as there is always an amazing rock that just must be conquered !! I just put a shoulder strap on it. Pretty heavy but not too bad.
I love this machine. Great price and customer service from Nitrotek. Very impressed. Buy one.
Fantastic value for moneyAf Andrei January 01, 2013
Very good truck, performs really well, nice and heavy for that good footprint, I've softened up the tires and it grips really well. Perfect beginner's truck for those who are serious about rock crawling.
Great beginnerAf J. Hosking September 05, 2012
I got the older 27MHz radio version, but upgraded to 2.4GHz soon after.
Very strong truck, many rolls donw a hill its taken and still kicking :)
It does need the 4 wheel steer upgrade as turning circle is poor.
I swapped to twin 5T motors, slowed it down a bit but it will go over anything now and had doubled the run time!
Im now about to conver it to from all out crawler to 1/8 scaler as its so capable its no challenge!
Check out UKRCRC Forum and look for ELF69 for more details on my mods :)
Nitrotek has a great spares stock too! Just in case!
hsp crawlerAf nick. c October 06, 2010
in standard form the truck climbs really well for the price and build is to a high standard very pleased ! for a few extra quid i got a lenth of alloy tube and shortened the wheel base by 2.5cm each end and a set of savage shocks with 20wt oil and cut 8 v shapes in the tyre foam 6to7mm deep to soften the tyre now it out proforms trucks of twice the cost pictures 2 follow soon
hsp crawlerAf bones October 06, 2010
excellent bit off kit stright out off the box.......
dos need some ali upgrades.
AND it will need to be strengthened on the rear gearbox pictures to follow soon allso coulde do with rear wheel steer
rock crawlerAf matt. c October 06, 2010
this is a great rock crawler and the dilivery is very fast