HobbyKing RTR Sand Storm 1/12 2WD Desert Buggy

HobbyKing RTR Sand Storm 1/12 2WD Desert Buggy

If you’re in the market for a beginner-friendly indoor / outdoor econo buggy, HobbyKing’s Sand Storm deserves a look. It’s a kid-friendly size at 1/12 scale, and the bottom-load battery (not included) makes for easy pack changes. It’s not strictly for kids though; fully adjustable suspension, oil-filled shocks, and brushless power give the Sand Storm full hobby-class cred.

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From Hobby King:


  • Ready to Run version, plug in a battery and have fun
  • Mid-motor layout for better weight distrubution
  • 1/10 scale standard size servo
  • Battery placed at bottom of the chassis for lower CG
  • Brushless power system included
  • Dust cover included
  • Oil filled shocks as standard equipment
  • Smooth rear gear diff
  • Oil filled shocks and adjustable suspension geometry
  • Full spare and option parts list support


Size: 355x215x115mm
Weight: 970g (no battery)
Wheel diameter (F/R): 75mm
Wheel width (F/R): 32mm
ESC: 30A sensorless brushless
BEC: 5V/1A Linear
Battery: 2S Lipoly/4~6cell NiMH
Motor size: 2838 sensorless brushless motor
Motor KV: 4200KV
Servo: 3kg


  • 2S 1300mAh LiPoly (T1300.2S.20) / Turnigy 2S 1650mAh LiPoly (9089000001-0)
  • 4 x AA Battery for transmitter
  • Battery Charger

#9593000001-0 – $99.57

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Updated: February 26, 2015 — 1:06 PM
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