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DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4x4 Brushless - No Battery/Charger

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Regular Price: $299.99

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No. 345387

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Quick Overview

Short Course Trucks are the dominant class of radio control cars in the hobby industry. DHK Hobby has entered this category of trucks in a big way by offering two versions of its race-proven chassis to consumers.

DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4WD Brushless

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  • DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4WD Brushless
  • DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4WD Brushless
  • DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4WD Brushless
  • DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4WD Brushless

Files

DHK Hunter Manual (32.4 MB)This is the User's Instruction Manual for the Brushless DHK Hunter
RC Car Action Review (977.7 KB)Review of the DHK Hunter from the December 2013 Issue of RC Car Action
Quick-Start Guide (3.5 MB)This is the Quick-Start Guide for DHK Electric Vehicles
LiPo Battery Safety Guide (96.5 KB)

Failure to comply with the safety guidelines in this document may result in damage to your battery, property damage, fire, personal injury and/or loss of life.

Details

DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4WD Brushless

Drive Hard. Rest Easy.

Expect more when you drive the Hunter SCT BL from DHK. Expect more reliability, more performance, more fun! DHK's Hunter has the performance and brushless-power to impress experienced drivers with an easy setup perfect for any skill level.

The backbone of the Hunter is the tough, double-deck chassis layout and competition suspension. This super-stiff chassis and plush suspension is complemented by an advanced and tunable 3-differential four-wheel drive (4x4) power-train normally only reserved for 1/8th scale racers. These advanced differentials provide tuning (by using different weight oils) not found in lesser RTR vehicles. Propulsion is by a powerful brushless motor and ESC ready for any 2-cell LiPo battery or 6-7 cell NiMH pack.

The Hunter BL is loaded with even more superior design features from adjustable threaded shocks to its mid-motor design. Set up the Hunter for hard driving whether you're competing or bashing, on just about any surface from asphalt to dirt. And, the Hunter SCT BL RTR is factory-assembled and ready to use. Just charge your batteries and get ready to race!

Drive hard with the rugged, refined SCT design. Get out and win with the DHK Hunter SCT BL.

Features

• Factory-built with 2.4Ghz Radio system

• Brushless motor (3970kv) and 45A BL ESC

• 4WD Mid-Motor Chassis Layout

• Racing 3-Differential Powertrain (front, center, and rear)

• Adjustable Oil-filled Coil-Over Shocks

• Adjustable turnbuckles

• Large impact-absorbing front and rear bumpers

• Standardized wheel hexes and short course body. (After market wheels and bodies readily fit.)

Specifications

• Length: 22 in (558.8mm) from bumper to bumper

• Width: 12.2 in (310mm)

• Height: 7.68 in  (195mm)

• Wheelbase: 13 in (330mm)

• Radio: DHK 2.4Ghz Pistol Grip

• Steering Servo: 3kg

• Weight: 5.50 lbs (2.49kg)

• ESC: Brushless 45A

• Motor: Brushless 3970kv

• Speed: 35+ MPH

Items needed to complete

• 2-cell Li-Po battery (such as HP# 118119 - 4000Mah, or 118130 - 5000Mah)

• Suitable battery charger (such as HP# 118546 - Activator EZ, or HP# 118551 - Activator 50)

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Additional Information

SKU 345387
Manufacturer DHK
Mfr Part Number 8331-A
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Customer Reviews

not bad short course truck Review by hottdogger
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Not bad price. Needs shock oil change out of the box. Esc should be check to make sure it don't get caught up in the gears. It is not waterproof!!!. And the servo isn't the best neither. But upgrades on the esc motor and servo and its a good truck. A 2cell lipo battery gives it mad speed. Fun truck. (Posted on 4/8/15)
great trucks Review by Jim
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We have both the brushed and the bl hunters and they are beyond fun. Very durable and great for park use. Kids love them. (Posted on 1/2/15)
wasted my money Review by mike
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Bought this truck thanksgiving weekend $199, since the purchase I have also bought hobby people charger $55, 3 battery's 35c 5000mah $50 a piece (all hobby people brand), LHS Servo $40, Pre-mounted jconcept barcodes $65. Nothing but problems. 5 stars goes to employee justin in orange. He has done everything he can to make it right for me but the product is junk in my opinion. Go into a hobby people store and look around at all the DHK vehicles in for repairs. I understand the nature of the hobby and things will break but I will just share my experiences. The experiences I had when purchasing products was not with the employee Justin. New to the hobby so I ask a lot questions, and rely on employee recommendations. Plastic steering arms break easily (my fault, bad driving), purchased replacements. Break again, employee this time recommends Aluminum (needs aftermarket screws he sets me up with them) running at the track and sure enough land my jump and truck is out off commission. cheap aluminum got stripped out. track day done. Go to buy new parts, different employee says don't run aluminum because they were meant to be plastic. (thanks $15 later after buying aluminum). Purchase servo (employee recommendation) and he helps me install it in the store because I had questions being new. He does not know about the required spacer needed to clear the drive shaft and it rips open the housing.(not waterproof now) I never noticed this at the store but later on when I had more problems. Testing car out front of house on fresh battery. 3 minutes in the car stops. Try taking battery out. Deans connectors were fused together, required pliers. ran my other 2 battery's, ran okay tested for about 5 minutes taking it easy and then go to remove battery's and same problem fused together. now I try to charge my battery's and now I get different codes about my battery's being the problem. Take everything in and explain the problem. The employee says "yeah it's the cheap imitation deans connectors that hobby people use that are the problem" (nice quality for $50 battery's thanks hobby people). They did make it right and replace deans connectors for a charger set of wires and truck set of wires. (have to interchange wires not that big of a deal but when you pay $50 you expect the quality). Now on to the Jconcept barcode pre mounts. I ask the employee if they will fit on the Hunter because I am heading to the track. His response is "yes". Head to track. Pay my fees get set up and check steering and throttle trims. What a surprise, my tires lock up when turning. The wheels are hitting the steering arm. Track day is done. return to store. They give me the fix of grinding the inside of wheel down with a dremel to make clearance. I ask if this will be a balance problem or not? Of course they say no. Maybe this is where my future problems come from. Another track day, Multiple problems occur from pin inside of wheel hex breaks. Front drive shafts pop out constantly. Aluminum chassis parts start to get reamed out from screw heads and now chasis is sloppy.(employees say that is something new they have not seen) and then this track night gets ended when landing off a jump (not crashing) and my rear wheel shoots out. rear axle sheared of at pin connector. Of course no after market parts so my night is done. The following day I am back to hobby people this is when justin tries to make it right and gets his 5 stars. Not sure the exact amount of money I am now into Hobby People for but I have purchased pit stands, tools etc. also. Justin finds multiple issues I never saw (screws that mount the bottom side of the front bumper also broke off and these are now inside the diff casing. Hobby people swaps parts for me. Truck is now ready again. Head to track for the night. Front drive shafts keep popping out, and then the night ends from the same jump and same landing (not a crash) wheel pops off and what a shocking surprise the same exact spot breaks on the rear axle. Through inspection of truck I noticed front bumper is loose. whoops Hobby People you forgot those screws that broke off in the diff case the last time I came in. Now I have clay packed inside my diff case so I get to pull all that apart and hope for no damage. So this trip I need another rear axle, bought back ups, some screws and now get to spend more time working on the truck instead of racing it. Wish I would have never bought this truck and went with better quality because I have now spent the amount of money that better quality vehicles cost. I Even offered to take store credit below what I paid and give the truck back because I have watched employees pull DHK Vehicles out from behind counters and use parts for warranty. By the way with these track trips I have never made it through one battery. So depressing. Stay away. I will give hobby people credit for the warranty they give you but it will be painful on my wallet when its up. This is the first item I have reviewed a item and only did it because the employees told me too since there is not much else they can do. (Posted on 1/1/15)
DHK BL Review by x56xmax
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bought this a few weeks ago for 199. tried it out stock with 2s battery. handles very good and doesn't flip over all the time like monster trucks. it is fast, fast the a brushed slash for sure. I ended putting in the traxxas brushless motor and esc with a 3s battery. its really fast and I bashed it really good and nothing broke. its a great truck but the only thing I don't like is the limited room they leave you for a battery. they want you to use hobby people brand batteries, which have gone up like 25bucks in less than a year. I bought 2 2s 5000mah 35c for 30bucks a piece this year 2014. Now they want 55 for one, well its on sale right now for 49.99 OVERPRICED. other than that great sc truck. (Posted on 12/6/14)
Great performance but small issues Review by Camalamadingdong
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I got this sct a week ago and so far it has been a blast.

Cons:

Issues right out of the box
On/off switch was bound up in the fan
Wrong shock oil in the rear
Electronics were not taped securely
On the first day the switch wouldn't work and I couldn't turn it off
After unplugging it and plugging it in again it worked just fine
Battery connectors short circuited destroying my battery and fusing the connectors together
Broke the right steering arm but only through extensive abuse at the BMX track
Recently I've stripped the plastic servo gear but this is to be expected with all plastic servo gears

Luckily all these issues were easy to fix and cost little so don't let this scare you from the hunter because you would miss out on all the pros (Posted on 11/27/14)
Not so much bang for your buck Review by Newbie
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1- opened the box ran the truck and noticed a strange sound- I had to untangle wires out of the ESC. 2- day two ran the truck and it just stopped running due to a bad switch. 3- fixed the switch at hobby people. 4- ESC and battery got so hot it melted the deans connectors together, hobby people repaired wires and replaced battery we also replaced the rear shock oil with 45 wt and that solved the soft shock prob. But the money was coming out of my pocket for parts. 5- just broke the servo gear due to cheep plastic gearing, more parts more money. My son has had this truck for six days and has gone back to the hobby people store six times for repairs. Can I use the lemon law with RC trucks? Lol...He has not even had a chance to run the truck hard because it has not run long enough to do it. This is his first RC truck so maybe this is normal? (Posted on 11/27/14)
worst bang for your buck Review by rc killer
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had to put in stronger servo, new bl motor and esc, buy different brand supplies and new shock oil. but strong . <----- thats the only good thing about it

i thank you (Posted on 11/26/14)
Initial Review, Out of the Box Review by RC Antics 1
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Okay so I bought one of these today after seeing Aussie RC Playground tear this thing up on 3s and it not having a scratch on it, so I had to get it.

Got it on sale, with coupon for 230 (247 out the door). AMAZING price for a 4x4 BRUSHLESS SCT!!

Haven't fully tested it yet, just shot an unboxing outside of hobby people and did a short midnight test run (its a bit of a drive to get home and I had other errands to run, not to mention my folks weren't too please I brought home another toy, meh :P

But I can see they used a bit of a strange setup with the shocks, on the table, they feel somewhat stiff, but driving, the thing rolls, drives and squats even under minor acceleration (had to go slow cuz it was midnight and I didn't want to wake anyone in the neighborhood up, electrics aren't completely silent :P) but we will see how they perform offroad soon enough.

Here is my "nit picking":

-wiring is TERRIBLE out of the box, the servo and ESC wires were IN THE GEAR MESH out of the box, turning the truck on would result in complete destruction of them!

Fix: unbolt the receiver box and flip it around, this will pull all the slack out of the wires and keep them far away from the gears.
Heat shrink the connections of the bullet leads for the motor to prevent a lead popping out while running and your ESC going up in flames.
Relocate BEC near the edge of the chassis away from electronics for better heat dissipation.

-Remote had throttle trim set to FULL, when i turned on the truck it jumped off the desk ._.

-Servo isnt centered on the horn out of the box.

Fix: turn on truck, disconnect horn, set trim to center, point wheels straight, reconnect horn, fine tune with trim.

-Tires are a bit hard of a compound and the foams feel very thin...these are gonna balloon like heck...

Fix: get new tires...ouch....(luckily i got some trenchers I am not currently using)

-ESC servo tape provided sucks, ESC was loose out of the box new...

Fix: add more slack to the motor wires so they aren't tugging on it, get new tape (3M works best)


Overall, the setup out of the box is very imperfect....but if you are a person like me who knows what to look for and has some common sense, you can fix it all for free and have what looks to be a great truck! Only testing will tell, but I like what I see in other reviews here, hope mine lives up to the hype!

-Patrick from RC Antics (youtube channel) (Posted on 10/16/14)
Best Bang For The Buck! Review by Power shift 1
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I hammer my RC cars to the point of destruction and this truck just takes a beating and asks for more. I am all about acceleration and handling and this truck has both. The low center of gravity keeps it planted and rollovers to a minimum. I use this truck to exercise my dogs and it is hilarious! I am going to buy another one just because I love it so much. All my other "high dollar" cars just sit on the shelf. Go buy one, now! (Posted on 9/11/14)
super fast and great at ocrc Review by Nick
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I have been taking this to the track the last 2 weekends. It is more durable that associated and I am winning. (Posted on 7/19/14)
Update to May review Review by PhrogUSMC
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Since my last review, I've ran this truck (still stock) against a $500+ Traxxas Slash 4x4 and, while the trucks perform almost identically, the Hunter is slightly faster in a straight line. I'd love to get them both on an actual track together. After seeing the Traxxas on 3S power though, I had to order a 3S Lipo from Amain. The Hunter is very fast, but the tires balloon horribly. It feels like Global used very thin foam in the tires. (The Associated SC10 stock wheel/tire/foam work really well. No ballooning). I will be upgrading soon. Also, I couldn't find any info anywhere on whether or not the stock motor can actually run on 3S, so I tried it anyway. The motor gets EXTREMELY hot, but it hung in there through a couple runs. I would definitely let it cool between batteries. I plan on upgrading the motor/esc soon, so I don't have anything to worry about with my 3S battery. (Posted on 6/27/14)
How can this possibly be "1/10th" scale?? Review by CobraJocky
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I don't understand how this truck can be called a 1/10th scale since it is at least 10 to 20% BIGGER than the 1/10th scale Wolf and Raz-R which looks like a toy next to the Hunter? Someone needs eye-glasses over at DHK or Global to call the Hunter a 1/10th scale,
it's clearly more like 1/8th scale.

As soon as I had the local Hobby People shop install a far better Metal Gear steering servo for the frail plastic gear stock one, the Hunter BL became a near perfect SCT Truck on par with any Traxxas at any price. Still a bit too heavy (I'm working on putting the Hunter on a diet) for more serious club racing though. The power-train gears and pinion look a bit feeble to me too and I expect some early failures, but RC truck racing is all about upgrading and repairs all the time.

I sure wish the radio system was compatible with someone else's TX off the shelf, while the RX is just fine, the DHK transmitter is quite a bit "bush league" with poor responsiveness. Anyone else got a clue if the DHK radio is a compatible knock-off of Sanwa. Futaba, etc??

Keep improving this DHK breed Global, the more economically competitive toys out there to beat on Traxxa$$, AE, Kyosho, etc, the better for the hobby and us Po Folks.

(Posted on 5/28/14)
Very durable and fun. Good overall truck. Review by PhrogUSMC
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I ordered my Hunter BL back in Oct when it was first released. When it arrived and I opened the box there was fluid all over the inside of the box and chassis. Upon inspection I noticed that 2 of the shocks had leaked out. I rebuilt them a couple of times over the next couple of weeks, but continued having problems. I contacted DHK and they sent me a new pair of shocks at no charge. If I remember correctly I also had a problem with the servo. Despite these issues, the truck is very fun, very fast, and very durable. I have a pair of 5000mah 2S lipos that I switch between. This is my first brushless truck and first RC period since I got out of the hobby over 5 years ago.
As fast as it is with the 3970kv motor, my roommates ECX Torment BL with 3300kv is faster. That is most likely due to the parasitic power loss of the Hunter having 3 differentials vs the 2WD ECX only having one, plus gearing. I'm looking into solving that issue. The 4WD Hunter is very easy to control and toss around without getting bent out of shape. It is also extremely durable and can take a beating. I just recently broke a steering arm (truck has taken MANY very hard hits), and am on here today to order a replacement. I'm thinking about trying a 3S Lipo as well. The truck should handle the extra power no problem.

I definitely recommend this product if you are looking for a great brushless SCT at a low cost. (Posted on 5/24/14)
fully field tested Review by no longer a newbee
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I posted a review as newbee back in febuary. I have been playing with this truck at least 4 times a week with my son by our house on and off road. bought my son the traxxas slash cause everyone told me it will hold up better. WRONG!!! they break just the same. dollar for dollar u cant beat the BL Hunter. the only Con is Traxxas has a lot of after market upgrades, whereas the DHK don't. but side by side all around bashing and playing the Slash is no better or stronger than the Hunter. But definitely cost More!
P.S my friend got a Team Asscociate SC10 . they are slow and definitely not build for bashing. he crashed head on T-Boned me at his full speed. he broke his front A-arm front bumper and was done for the day. I picked up my Hunter looked at it shook it a little to make sure nothing broke, put it back down and kept on playing!
did I mention mine only cost $249.99. :) (Posted on 5/21/14)
Great with turns Review by Mj
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Great car only problem was to slow so I upgraded it to a castle creations motor ran better. (Posted on 3/10/14)
worth the price Review by newbee
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I am fairly impressed with this car. got it on sale for $249, doesnt come with batteries or charger but the hobby people 4000mah lipo for $20 works just fine. the car is fast out of the box and can definitely take some good bashing. not too bad for the price. the electronics reliabilitiy is kinda poor. the servo is pretty much junk, replaced it after 3 runs cause the gears stripped, but replacement cost is not bad. $20-$40 bucks. they replaced my 2.4gz controller twice. manufacturers defect. if that came out of my pocket then it wouldnt be worth it. all in all with this hobby you need to know and like how to tweak these little parts every now and then. as long as you check and tighten up and lock tight certain screws every now and then. this is a great cost alternative to the 4x4 slash. it will handle the bashing. if your one of those guys that is not kind of handy. spend the extra money up front and get the slash. it will hold up for you much better and actually cost you less in the long run. (Posted on 2/27/14)
5 Stars Review by Jorge
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This is my first bl truck. I also own a rustler so this was a big upgrade. Truck is fast and handles all jumps. I am using the hobby people 4000 lipos and the truck is perfect. (Posted on 2/18/14)
Great alternative to Slash 4x4 Review by Rick
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I love my new Hunter BL! I picked this bad boy up for 249 and couldn't be happier. I've been riding it pretty hard for a week now-
bumping, jumping, flipping and general bashing and the car has held up wonderfully. I'm no expert but it seems to actually handle better than a stock slash 4wd; probably because it has a lower center of gravity. I bet it handles similar to the LCG slash kit which is way more $$$! The stock slash is 400 but comes with batt and charger;however, it's a slow charger and NiMH- I'd rather have LiPo anyway and that can be found rather cheap. Not to mention a ton of aluminum upgrades, stiffeners and super large shocks! The springs are 16mm according to HP so the big bores of traxxas and Associated are too small! I haven't even mentioned the three oil filled diffs! It would take a lot of extra dough to get close to this. That being said, they're are virtually no aftermarket parts- I purchased a sway bar for $8 but there is not much else besides a few aluminum upgrades.

As for all those who are complaining about the servo, I agree they should've went with a metal gear one to start with such a big truck. But a great replacement (hitec mG 925 or 945) can be had for only $30. I did this on my sons Wolf and everything has been great since Christmas.

One important note to liPo users- the waterproof ESC has a large variety of programming options. The default LVC is off- you need to program it to your desired level (3.0v in my case). (Posted on 1/24/14)
hp has great customer service. they hooked up a better servo for as cheap as the guy could! they need more employees in the san diego stores that would help everyone Review by servo Steven
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Hp came threw for cheap need more employees in the san diego stores (Posted on 1/12/14)
Bas servo second day Review by Servo steve
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So bought this truck qn it may seem like a good deal but i believe the servos might be going out because theyre trying to keep up with the 1/8 suspensionso hopefully i can get a servo that works an this things a 5 heres a 4 cause i know my boys at hp will handle it (Posted on 1/11/14)
servo failed and replaced Review by Could be 5 soon
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minor tumble and servo failed, Hobby People replaced servo this morning and just finished at track. 4 packs thru with no failures, no parts breakage. Truck is fast and tracks better than the other sc trucks at high speeds, this is definitely a great handling sct. would have been a 5 except for the servo, but I will review again after racing this weekend. Impressive performance. (Posted on 12/31/13)
Cheap and not easy Review by Frustrated dad
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Got the brushed car. Motor fried after two batteries. Took it back and got the brushless car. Ran it about four batteries and the servo gears broke and the gearbox broke also. Running in grass in front yard. It's my daughters and she's 14. Car seems comparable to traxxas if I can just keep it from breaking. Handles good and has good speed. Just breaks easy. Cheap gears I guess. I would understand if it broke after some really hard use in dirt.but this sucks if I have to go to hobby shop every other day! (Posted on 12/30/13)
why is it beeping and blinking Review by chris
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Chris, without seeing it, we believe you have to recalibrate the esc. Please read the instructions and you should be good to go. Or you can bring it in to your local HP and we can help you. Matt

I got mine on saturday and today I went start it and the cooling fan started beeping and blinking what do I do (Posted on 12/30/13)
Happy with my purchase Review by I wanna go fast!
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I bought mine two days after xmas. It was the last Hunter BL on the shelf. I waited two more days before I drove it. We're moving. I ran it yesterday and had a smile on my face the whole time I drove it. The 35c lipo battery is plenty fast. Cant wait to see what the 50c does. The car handles like a dream. Better than my friends traxxas slash. Now its time to test it at the track! See ya. (Posted on 12/30/13)
wish you were open Review by Miguel
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need more batteries. truck is incredible, fast, and strong. should have bought extra batteries. best truck i have. (Posted on 12/25/13)
WOW!! Review by matthew
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This is my first hobby grade rc car and i gotta say this car rocks!! Very easy to maintain. I run it with a 50c 5000amp 2 cell lipo and it boogies like crazy. I've jumped it up to 10 feet in the air, ran it into solid objects (trees, rocks, etc), and flipped it-all going 30 or so mph and it doesn't phase it at all. Holy cow, this thing is durable, wicked fast, and a great price-very satisfied :) (Posted on 12/21/13)
really impressive Review by Matt
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Hunter arrived by fedex last night. Big box, well packed, and inside, really impressive. Could easily be a losi truck, except for the price. Put in my thunder power lipo and away the hunter went. Super fast, tracks better than my slash. Going to the bmx track this weekend, and ill post review then. Impressed so far. (Posted on 10/31/13)
Hunter SCT Review by PhrogUSMC
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I received this truck in the mail today. When I opened the box (which was partially crushed on one side, but the shipping box was fine) and began inspection of my new truck, I found that the left rear and right front shocks had leaked out all over the chassis, electronics, and body. Luckily my roommate had some shock oil and I rebuilt them with 30wt oil, and checked the other 2 shocks as well. I think the left rear might still be leaking. The suspension is based off the 1/8 scale Optimus. I wonder if the Optimus' aluminum threaded shocks will bolt right onto it?

Once everything was back together, and my battery was charged I took it outside. The Hunter SCT Brushless is very quick off the line, and it's very easy to maintain or regain control in a slide, which makes the truck very fun and easy to drive. At full throttle it is the same speed as my roommate's 2WD ECX Torment with 3300kv motor, making drag racing pretty fun.

Overall, I love the truck. I am disappointed that I had to do maintenance on the shocks as soon as I took it out of the box, but I'm not a newcomer to the hobby, so it wasn't anything I couldn't handle. (Posted on 10/30/13)
Hunter Brushless Review by Wheelsandlegman
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Just bought this yesterday. I got mine as it was coming off the Truck. First one(that I know of) to have one. Took it to my buddies house who know's about cars. He's got a Slash Ultimate VXL LCG that I kept up with mine right out of the box. His has all kinds of hop up parts. We ran around for 20 min and motor and esc were cool to the touch. Then I told him the price RTR. He fell over. He thought I'd paid $600-$700. LiPo ready 4WD brushless with a radio for $300.00.? WHAT A DEAL!!
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT (Posted on 10/23/13)

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