|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|
|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.
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.
• 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.)
• 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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- DHK BL Review by x56xmax
- Great performance but small issues Review by Camalamadingdong
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)
- worst bang for your buck Review by rc killer
i thank you (Posted on 11/26/14)
- Initial Review, Out of the Box Review by RC Antics 1
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
- super fast and great at ocrc Review by Nick
- Update to May review Review by PhrogUSMC
- How can this possibly be "1/10th" scale?? Review by CobraJocky
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$$, AE, Kyosho, etc, the better for the hobby and us Po Folks.
(Posted on 5/28/14)
- Very durable and fun. Good overall truck. Review by PhrogUSMC
As fast as it is with the 3970kv motor, my roommates ECX Torment BL with 3300kv is faster. That is most likely due to the parasitic power loss of the Hunter having 3 differentials vs the 2WD ECX only having one, plus gearing. I'm looking into solving that issue. The 4WD Hunter is very easy to control and toss around without getting bent out of shape. It is also extremely durable and can take a beating. I just recently broke a steering arm (truck has taken MANY very hard hits), and am on here today to order a replacement. I'm thinking about trying a 3S Lipo as well. The truck should handle the extra power no problem.
I definitely recommend this product if you are looking for a great brushless SCT at a low cost. (Posted on 5/24/14)
- fully field tested Review by no longer a newbee
P.S my friend got a Team Asscociate SC10 . they are slow and definitely not build for bashing. he crashed head on T-Boned me at his full speed. he broke his front A-arm front bumper and was done for the day. I picked up my Hunter looked at it shook it a little to make sure nothing broke, put it back down and kept on playing!
did I mention mine only cost $249.99. :) (Posted on 5/21/14)
- Great with turns Review by Mj
- worth the price Review by newbee
- 5 Stars Review by Jorge
- Great alternative to Slash 4x4 Review by Rick
bumping, jumping, flipping and general bashing and the car has held up wonderfully. I'm no expert but it seems to actually handle better than a stock slash 4wd; probably because it has a lower center of gravity. I bet it handles similar to the LCG slash kit which is way more $$$! 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
- Bas servo second day Review by Servo steve
- servo failed and replaced Review by Could be 5 soon
- Cheap and not easy Review by Frustrated dad
- why is it beeping and blinking Review by chris
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!
- wish you were open Review by Miguel
- WOW!! Review by matthew
- really impressive Review by Matt
- Hunter SCT Review by PhrogUSMC
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
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT (Posted on 10/23/13)