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HPI 1:10 VENTURE CRAWLER TOYOTA FJ CRUISER SANDSTORM, 4WD, 117165, HC_OZ

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HPI 1:10 VENTURE CRAWLER TOYOTA FJ CRUISER SANDSTORM, 4WD, 117165, HC_OZ



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HPI 1:10 VENTURE CRAWLER TOYOTA FJ CRUISER SANDSTORM, 4WD, 117165, HC_OZ

Venture...Into the Outdoors

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 tire 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 tires for confident driving in all off-road situations.

Official Replica of the Toyota FJ Cruiser

The Toyota FJ Cruiser body included with the Venture RTR kit is completely outfitted with a range of fabulous scale items that would be extras on many other scaler trucks. In addition to the officially licensed replica FJ Cruiser body on its own, you'll find a pair of side mirrors, a functional roof rack ready for a range of scale accessories, a working swing-away spare tire mount on the back bumper, working D-ring shackles on the front and rear bumpers, tubular brush guard and mounts for LED lights on the front bumper, and adjustable-width rock rails that help the truck glide over tough obstacles.

      
 

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. 

Aluminum 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 aluminum covers for an instant custom look. You can also customize the diff covers yourself by polishing them or painting them your favorite color! 

 

Swing-Away Tailgate

With a functional swing-away spare tire 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 tire (the all-new Rockthorn off-road tire on a black CR-10 wheel!), the spare tire 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 Tires on CR-10 Wheels

Venture FJ Cruiser features all-new Rockthorn tires with thick, self-cleaning tread blocks for driving on hard-packed dirt, gravel, wet or dry rocks, loose dirt, mud and more. The Rockthorn tires have additional sidewall tread to help get the truck over extra-difficult obstacles like slippery rocks and tree roots. The tires are mounted on great-looking CR-10 1.9" beadlock-style multispoke wheels, which themselves feature center hub caps that hide the wheel nuts for maximum scale realism. 

 

Balanced Weight Distribution

The chassis layout of the Venture FJ Cruiser, with the forward-mounted motor and transmission, plus the chassis-mounted servo (CMS), puts most of the weight at the front end, giving the Venture ultra-realistic driving performance and an advantage over most other scale trucks when hitting the trail.

All-Metal Transmission

The Venture FJ Cruiser is the first RTR scale truck to feature strong metal gears throughout its transmission. With a main gear set taken from the ultra-fast and ultra-strong Savage XS Flux, the Venture drivetrain can handle LiPo power up to 3S without any upgrades.

 

Perfect Off-Road Trail Gearing

With the transmission drive ratio of 1.53:1, the overall drivetrain ratio is 7.6:1 for a good all-around gearing and a final drive ratio of 30.4:1 out of the box. This will get you up or down most trails and get you started climbing difficult inclines. With pinion gears of 15-28 teeth, you can get final drive ratios of 30.4:1 to 16.2:1. You can easily alter the ratio with an optional 56-tooth spur and pinion gears from 19-32 teeth for final drive ratios of 22.4:1 to 13.3:1. 

Center Transfer Case

In addition to the motor and transmission at the front, the Venture FJ Cruiser features a centrally mounted transfer case with a gear ratio of 1.5:1. In addition to putting the maximum amount of weight to the front of the chassis, the central location of the transfer case allows the drivetrain to sit low and down the centerline of the chassis so the driveshafts are perpendicular to the axles for maximum power transfer to the tires.

 

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 tires. 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 center of the axles. Each differential is equipped with metal diff lockers for pure 4WD traction at all times.  

Adjustable Slipper Clutch

An externally adjustable slipper lets you tackle slick rocks and loose surfaces without having to make big changes to the setup of the Venture. Correct adjustment gives you the perfect amount of power and grip by reducing wheelspin, which enhances grip - and the easy to reach adjustment nut lets you make quick adjustments on the trail.

 

Maximized Clearance Angles

The Venture chassis is loaded with potential, making it extremely versatile on the trail and up tough climbing routes. Its capability lies in several factors, including off-road friendly clearance angles from the tire contact points to the bumpers and chassis, as well as good ground clearance thanks to its minimal diff case size. 

  • Break-over angle: 44.5 degrees
  • Approach angle: 55 deg
  • Departure angle: 45.5 deg
  • Max climb angle: 49 deg
  • Max tilt angle: 28 deg
  • Axle articulation: 30 deg
  • Ground clearance 68mm capable: (2.7")
  • Ground clearance at standard ride height 60mm: (2.4")
  • Axle ground clearance 32mm: (1.3")

High Torque SS-20WR Steering Servo

The water-resistant HPI SS-20WR steering servo is the ideal companion for the Venture electronics package. This is a high torque servo with up to 6.5kg-cm/90 oz-in holding power at 6V, plus it's water-resistant so it can easily handle splashes and water drops when driving through puddles, snow and mud. Mounted directly to the chassis next to motor, it provides extra weight over the front axle to enhance the front weight bias of the Venture. 

  • Operating Voltage: 4.8-6V
  • 4.8V: Speed: 0.14 sec/60 degrees, Torque: 4.2kg-cm/58 oz-in
  • 6V: Speed: 0.11 sec/60 degrees, Torque: 6.5kg-cm/90 oz-in
  • Servo Spline: 25T

TF-41 2.4GHz Radio System with Waterproof Receiver

The popular steering wheel & pistol grip HPI TF-41 radio system controls the Venture on its travels, giving you total control of the steering and throttle/brake. The carry handle makes it convenient to take on your trail walks, and the shape of the controller lets you set it on the ground for easy picking it up by the grip. The folding antenna allows it to take up the minimum amount of space in your backpack on the way to the trail. The RF-41WP receiver is fully waterproof, so you don't have to think about what you're driving through. For extra protection, the receiver is encased in a secure receiver box which also allows you to install your own radio set.

35-turn Crawler Spec Motor

A sealed, brushed motor with 35 turns provides the perfect mix of speed on the trail and crawling torque for climbing steep embankments and obstacles. It's a standard 540-size motor, so it's easy to change the motor for something else you've got in your collection. Thanks to the all-metal gears in the transmission and standard electronics sizing, you can easily upgrade to a brushless motor and 3S battery for extra speed and wheelspin to get over anything. 

 

 

Features

  • Factory-assembled & pre-painted electric-powered full-time 4WD 1/10 scale 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 tire 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
  • Transfer case also straightens & lowers center driveshafts for more efficient power transfer
  • Axles feature small diff case or "pumpkin" size for best possible ground clearance
  • Aluminum differential pumpkin cover
  • Locked differentials for superb off-road climbing traction
  • 12mm aluminum 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
  • Zero Ackermann high steer knuckle design for improved obstacle clearance and tighter turning radius
  • 3-link front and triangulated 3-link rear suspension
  • Oil-filled aluminum coilover shock absorbers (63-90mm stroke)
  • Adjustable threaded shock bodies for quick ride height changes
  • Dual-stage shock springs
  • Aluminum lower link/shock mounts
  • Aluminum panhard mounts
  • CMS (Chassis Mounted Servo) realistic steering setup
  • Adjustable body mounting to fit any style of off-road body
  • Fully braced rear body mounts
  • All-terrain Rockthorn 109mm x 38mm soft S-Compound tires with chunky tread blocks
  • 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 2.4GHz radio system with carry handle
  • HPI waterproof 2.4GHz receiver in protective case
  • Full set of ball bearings
  • Includes NiMH battery and charger and 4 AA batteries for radio transmitter

 

Specification


DIMENSIONS

  • Length: 527mm (20.7")
  • Width: 227mm (9")
  • Height: 238mm (9.4") with roof rack, 217mm (8.5") without (will vary depending on tire choice and suspension settings)
  • Wheelbase: 311mm (12.3")
  • Front overhang: 101mm (3.9")
  • Rear overhang: 135mm (5.3")

WEIGHT

  • Running weight: 2.4kg (5.3lbs)
  • Weight without battery: 2.1kg (4.7lbs)
  • Body Weight: 0.21kg (7.44oz)

CAPABILITY

  • Break-over angle: 44.5 degrees
  • Approach angle: 55 deg
  • Departure angle: 45.5 deg
  • Max climb angle: 49 deg
  • Max tilt angle: 28 deg
  • Axle articulation: 30 deg
  • Ground clearance 68mm capable: (2.7")
  • Ground clearance at standard ride height 60mm: (2.4")
  • Axle ground clearance 32mm: (1.3") 

GEARING

  • Drivetrain ratio: 7.6:1
  • Transmission gearing: 1.53:1
  • Axle gearing: 3.31:1
  • Transfer case gearing: 1.5:1
 

Additional Information

Length 74
Width 28
Height 28

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