From Desert Storm to rap videos, there’s little question that the Hummer H1 is one of the most iconic rides to come out of the ’80s and ’90s. Serving the U.S. military all the way to present day, the extraordinary off-road vehicle combines an imposing stature with exceptional capabilities. Perhaps the pinnacle of the Hummer H1’s development is the “Alpha” version, which showcases the advancements achieved by the iconic vehicle.
Propelled by a robust 6.6-liter Duramax V8 diesel engine, the H1 Alpha RS delivers impressive torque and outstanding performance across all types of terrain. Its sophisticated four-wheel-drive system, reinforced suspension, and portal axles empower it to effortlessly conquer the most daunting off-road landscapes. Boasting a rugged exterior design, a generously spacious interior, and versatile functionality, the 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha RS maintains its status as an iconic emblem of adventure and exploration, captivating the hearts of devoted enthusiasts worldwide.
FMS Model has taken this beast of a machine and scaled it down to 1/12 scale for radio control enthusiasts to enjoy. FMS spared no effort, or cost for that matter, in capturing the essence of the legendary Hummer H1 Alpha and infusing it into a highly detailed RC replica. That’s precisely what the FMS Model 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha RS offers—a masterpiece that embodies painstaking attention to detail and remarkable functionality.
A single glance reveals that the FMS Hummer H1 Alpha RS is far from an ordinary RC crawler. This intricately crafted model features a full-scale chassis structure and drivetrain system, faithfully reproducing the robust underpinnings of its real-life counterpart. Step inside and you’ll discover a realistic scale interior complete with functional doors that help showcase FMS Model’s dedication to realism.
UNLEASHING THE POWER
As good as it looks, the H1 is also fun to drive. The FMS Hummer H1 Alpha RS is capable of decent performance as it is powered by a 370 brushed motor and a two-speed transmission. The H1 is capable of seamless switching between 2WD and 4WD. Equipped with a portal axle system and a remote differential lock function, the model conquers even the most challenging terrains effortlessly.
Beneath its well-crafted exterior, the FMS Hummer H1 Alpha RS conceals a host of engineering marvels. With 47 ball bearings, a full metal gear-set, and metal driveshafts throughout, this RC replica exhibits an unprecedented level of durability and reliability in the world of radio-control vehicles.
Moreover, a concealed four-wheel steering function and a reduced steering radius mode enhance its agility, making it ideal for maneuvering in tight spaces. The rear tires can be positioned in four ways, even in a crab walk configuration, giving the driver the ability to take any line he or she wants to.
Beyond its impressive performance, the Hummer is also filled with mind-blowing detail that even includes a working engine cooling fan under its hood. Opening the model’s hood and folding the windshield forward provides a glimpse into the intricately designed interior. Each of the four doors can be opened, revealing a scale movable door lock mechanism, while the removable roof allows for further customization. The steering wheel even moves when the wheels are turned. The exterior, featuring full-car simulated rivets, combines aluminum alloy and fiberglass to achieve an authentic appearance.
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTIBLE
The FMS Hummer H1 Alpha RS transcends being a mere toy; it represents a work of art meticulously crafted for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Complemented by a 2.4GHz 7-channel digital proportional radio system, an array of servos, and 20 LED lights, this RC replica is an impressive sight to see on the trail or on your shelf. The H1 is available in yellow and black versions.
FMS 1/12-Scale 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha RS Vehicle Specs
Height: 6.38 in. (162mm)
Length: 16.0 in. (408mm)
Width: 8.74 in. (222mm)
Wheelbase: 10.71 in. (272mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.57 (40mm)
Chassis: Simulated solid
Shocks: Oil-filled dampers
Body: Pre-painted, hard plastic
Wheels: Simulated black steelies
ESC/Receiver: FMS combination unit
Motor: FMS 370
Radio: FMS (7-channel)
Charger: FMS USB
Battery: FMS 7.4V 380mAh 5C LiPo
With the FMS Model 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha RS, the line between realism and miniature marvel is blurred. This groundbreaking radio-controlled replica encapsulates the spirit of the Hummer H1 Alpha, providing collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to experience its impressive detail and performance. FMS Model once again sets the bar high, solidifying their position as makers of highly detailed scale RCs and leaving us eagerly anticipating their next awe-inspiring creation.
Text by James York
Images by Jerry Tsai