|DHK Hunter Manual (32.4 MB)||This is the User's Instruction Manual for the Brushless DHK Hunter|
|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.
|RC Car Action Review (977.7 KB)||Review of the DHK Hunter from the December 2013 Issue of RC Car Action|
- 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