HPI RTR 1/8 4WD Brushless Apache C1 Flux Buggy

Nov 09, 2011 1 Comment by

We had the 1st exclusive look at this new buggy from HPI, and now the official press release has been released. Check it out below for all the details on this new exciting buggy:

The HPI APACHE C1 4WD FLUX BRUSHLESS BUGGY is the ultimate in 1/8th scale desert and all-terrain fun! With HB RACE DNA suspension system from the World Championship Winning HB D8 buggy and FLUX Brushless power to all 4 wheels, it’s ready for competition straight out of the box. Add the legendary HPI durability and you have yourself a no-compromise, bash-proof 4WD machine for all day, all-terrain fun. Rounding off the package are scale replica Yokohama Geolandar off-road tires and a detailed, pre-painted realistic desert buggy cage-style body, complete with spare tire and driver and co-driver figures!

The Apache C1 is modelled on the full-size ‘Class 1′ desert racing buggies that run in the actual Baja 1000 long-distance races. This scale version is based on the HB D8 buggy and the HPI Vorza, which are both legends in their own right: the D8 is a World Champion and the Vorza is a Guinness World Record holder! The unique monocoque suspension arms, race-winning suspension with Big Bore shocks and super-durable shaft 4WD drivetrain all combine to make a durable and versatile chassis that can handle whatever you and the track can throw at it!

The Q-Base ESC and Alphastar 2350Kv brushless motor can handle twin 2S LiPo battery packs to let the Apache C1 really stretch its legs on any on-road or off-road surface, thanks to the scale all-terrain tires. With dual batteries fitted into the adjustable battery box, you can pack up to 14.8 volts of power into the car to experience wild acceleration, huge rooster tails of dirt and awesome top speeds!

When you’re ready to get a step up on the competition, the Apache C1 is ready to be fitted with the full range of Hara Edition D8 option parts from Team HB to give you even more tuning options!

Desert Endurance Racing

What is it that draws motorsport fans to desert racing? Maybe it’s the wide-open spaces, the rugged beauty of the terrain, or the no-holds-barred attitude of the racers – whatever it is, it’s contagious and fascinating!

From the world-famous Baja 1000 and 2000 point-to-point races to smaller weekend enduro events, racing in wide open off-road areas is something that gets in your blood and you can never let it go!

2.4GHz Radio System

All of the latest HPI kits are now fitted with the comfortable and feature-packed HPI TF-40 2.4GHz radio system for supreme control and confidence! The latest digital 2.4GHz radio technology allows you to confidently drive your HPI kit with other drivers without worrying about things like frequencies or radio conflicts. The radio features a pistol-grip design with drop-down steering wheel, 3 channel functionality, easy carry handle, fold-down aerial, end point adjustments, servo reversing and steering dual rate. It’s also extremely lightweight due to it requiring only four AA batteries. This is a fully-featured, lightweight, 3-channel radio with advanced ergonomic features and total adjustability.

Set the radio up for your car with custom features like servo reversing,center trim, end point adjustments, dual rate and more. Only 4 AA batteries are required to power the TF-40, so it’s light in your hands, and the drop-down steering wheel makes it comfortable to hold. With the adjustable, built-in failsafe feature, you will even be protected just in case the radio batteries run out of power or become disconnected.

TF-40 Radio Features:

  • Digital 2.4GHz technology
  • Run your HPI kit with other drivers without worrying about frequencies!
  • Adjustable built-in failsafe
  • 3 channel
  • Drop-down steering wheel design for improved comfort and racer feel
  • Servo end point adjustments for steering and throttle
  • Servo reversing
  • Steering dual rate
  • Center trim (steering and throttle)
  • Light weight (only 4 AA batteries required)

Features:

  • Pre-Assembled 1/8th scale Desert Racing Buggy
  • Based on the World Champion D8 buggy
  • TF-40/RF-40 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system with failsafe and drop-down steering wheel
  • Powerful & waterproof steering servo
  • 4mm aluminium chassis with centralized weight balance
  • Waterproof receiver box
  • Composite chassis braces for extra driving feel
  • Tough oil-filled gear differentials
  • Spiral-cut diff gears for extra durability
  • Unique HB monocoque solid suspension arms
  • Front universal dogbones
  • Silicone oil-filled HB Big Bore shocks with threaded aluminium bodies
  • HB Inverse Steering Block Design front end
  • Realistic Yokohama Geolandar off-road tires
  • Aluminium shock towers have multiple shock mounting positions
  • Quick access to all critical maintenance points
  • Dual bellcrank steering with aluminium drag link
  • Cam type servo saver
  • All socket head hardware
  • Full set of rubber-sealed ball bearings

#107108 RTR APACHE C1 FLUX $609.99 MAP

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One Response to “HPI RTR 1/8 4WD Brushless Apache C1 Flux Buggy”

  1. JatoTheRipper says:

    The MAP is crazy! Good luck HPI!

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