#101403 - Bullet MT Flux RTR
# 101403 - Bullet MT Flux RTR
This part is discontinued at HPI UK and replaced by #101703Pre-assembled 1/10 Scale 4WD Monster Truck with Flux System Painted Body
Check out the HPI Bullet MT Flux, the ready-to-run electric monster truck that's perfect for off-road bashers and RC enthusiasts! This is a 1/10th scale monster truck fitted with a powerful 4WD drivetrain and monstrously powerful HPI Flux brushless motor technology, so it can blast through all sorts of terrain and absolutely fly over obstacles!
The Bullet MT Flux is just one member of a family of HPI vehicles which are based around a durable 4WD shaft drivetrain, 2 shocks per wheel and double-deck aluminium chassis. The Bullet off-road trucks feature either silent Flux brushless motor systems or Nitro Star 3.0 engines, and are available in different off-road truck varieties. In short, you can get the precise flavour of off-road performance you want with the HPI Bullet range!
The Bullet trucks use a 3mm aluminium plate-style chassis as the backbone, providing an extremely tough foundation for the suspension and drivetrain. The aluminium used in the chassis is the very strong 6061 alloy, which is the same aluminium available in top-spec radio-controlled vehicles, making it the ideal material for something like the Bullet! For extra stiffness, the sides of the chassis are upturned and the aluminium radio plate also acts as an extra stiffening support.
The drivetrain used in all Bullet trucks is a full-time four-wheel drive shaft-type drivetrain, just like the one used in 1/8th scale buggies such as the World Champion D8 buggy. A shaft drivetrain is the best option for a kit that's expected to encounter every possible driving condition and track surface, so whether you're blasting through mud, water, dirt, grass, snow or gravel, this is exactly what you what you want!
A strong plastic spur gear takes the power from the engine and transmits it front and rear through an adjustable dual pad slipper clutch. A dual pad slipper provides more protection to the drivetrain than a standard single pad design, and we've included it as standard to make sure you get the best out of the Bullet.
The centre dogbones drive the front and rear bevel differentials, which use 4 internal gears for increased durability and lifetime over standard 2-gear diffs. The diff outdrives turn tough steel outdrives and axles, and 14mm hex adapters spin the cool styled wheels wrapped with unique all-terrain rubber tyres.
Braking power is provided by the HPI Flux brushless motor, giving just as much stopping strength as the steel disc brake supplied on nitro versions of the Bullet! Just push the controller trigger forward for immense brakes and the ability to stop whenever you want!
For extra efficiency, all the components of the drivetrain, from the spur gear to the wheel axles, spin on rubber-sealed ball bearings. With these bearings you get long runtimes and long engine life while the rubber seals keep out dust and grime!
Flux Shot Motor and Flux Reload Speedo
The HPI Flux system installed in the Bullet Flux kits features the same mind-bending brushless technology that makes the Savage Flux HP and Vorza Flux HP kits so absolutely insane - truly awesome power packed into a compact and tidy package!
The Flux Shot motor features modern brushless inner workings wrapped with a cool black-anodized heatsink case, while the Flux Reload speedo features bullet connectors for the motor, Dean's plug battery connector and even a cooling fan right on top to keep things ice-cold!
The Bullet can handle up to 7 NiMH cells or 2S LiPo batteries to give the truck insance speeds and acceleration! Go on, give it a try - you know you want to!
Suspension and Steering
The Bullet MT Flux uses a tough suspension design derived from larger racing trucks, but with a few extra bits for increased durability! Long suspension arms are damped by 2 oil-filled shock absorbers each, and tough front and rear bumpers combined with skid plates protect both ends of the truck in just about every collision.
Extra-long suspension arms provide stability, and thick suspension pins give you extra insurance against crash damage. Both shocks on each arm are 'captured', meaning the mounting screw attaches on both sides of the shock end for extra durability in any type of conditions.
The suspension arms feature a solid construction for extra-tough construction and extreme durability. Multiple shock mounting locations let you fine-tune the handling for whatever you plan to be doing.
For advanced tuning, turnbuckle links let you make quick adjustments, and even the steering links use turnbuckles so you can change the front toe setting if you wanted. Go ahead and try it - even though it's perfectly set at the factory for neutral handling, we don't mind if you try something new!
The shock absorbers are factory-fitted just like everything else on the Bullet MT Flux, and are precisely filled with oil for exceptional handling in turns and cushioning when landing big jumps. With big coil-over springs they are the perfect match to the long suspension arms! Optional mounting points are provided on the suspension arms for lowering the stance of the truck slightly (great for running on-road) and stiffening up the suspension at the same time, without using option parts.
The hubs, steering knuckles, and rear uprights, are made of tough nylon plastic for enduring any sort of punishment. The front hubs have an oversized rock guard to keep pebbles and stones away from the dogbone/axle joint.
Finally, a tough servo saver protects the steering servo from any accidents, and perfect for keeping the strong HPI SF-1 servo out of trouble.
We've gone over quite a lot how fantastic the Bullet MT Flux is, but there's one important thing we haven't covered in detail yet: how absolutely tough and strong it is! Bumpers, skid plates, thick steel drivetrain parts, specially constructed composite parts and smart design combine to make this one of the strongest, most durable and most reliable radio-control trucks you'll ever try.
Thick bumpers at the front and rear are made from a softer material than other parts of the truck so they bend in impacts and don't snap under pressure. Skid plates under the bumpers allow the Bullet to slide over and past whatever obstacles it can't climb over, if you can find obstacles that big! Tough bumper braces allow the bumpers to spring back after impacts, so they're always ready for more.
Beefy suspension braces protect the suspension pins from crash damage and prevent the pins from bending or breaking in a really hard crash.
Mounting the body on plastic body posts might sound like a no-brainer, considering the abuse this truck is likely to take, but we made sure to use the same material as the bumpers for the body posts. This makes sure that if you do roll over the body posts won't break and will flex with the roll and let you land on all four wheels, ready to drive off!
Speaking of rollovers, the chassis has a handy roll bar mounted over the spur gear. This lets you get a grip on things and carry the truck around, but also gives the body a bit of extra protection should you decide to end a jump with the rubber side up.
Controlling the Bullet is the trusty and proven HPI TF-1 radio, which has been used by many RC hobbyists around the world. The realistic steering wheel feel of this type of radio encourages the RC beginner to think of the Bullet as a real car driving around a race course, and the feel of pulling back on the throttle trigger is just like stomping on the accelerator of a real car!
The HPI TF-1 radio transmitter features interchangeable frequency crystals, a retractable aerial, easy access to radio adjustments and simple AA battery replacement. The SF-1 servo and receiver use standard plugs, so it's easy to upgrade when you feel the need to!
Full Assembly Instructions and HPI RC Cars DVD
As with all HPI cars and trucks, you get a in-depth, complete instruction manual with step by step instructions that allow you to easily disassemble and reassemble your monster truck for maintenance and easy servicing.
The information on the HPI RC Cars DVD provides a complete and detailed introduction to the fascinating world of RC model cars. This DVD will show you step by step how to start and run in a Nitro engine, and how to get the best performance from your HPI RC car.
The HPI RC Car DVD is your personal RC car expert in a box!
* Factory-assembled & pre-painted 4WD Monster Truck
* Painted and detailed bodyshell ready to strut its stuff!
* Strong and powerful HPI Flux Shot brushless motor
* Reliable HPI Flux Reload speedo with fan and 2S LiPo capability
* Easy and simple pullstarter for instant action
* 6061 aluminium chassis provides the ideal backbone
* Tough bumpers combine with skid plates to protect all 4 corners
* 8 oil-filled shocks provide a plush ride
* Extra-long suspension arms provide stability and balance
* Proven racing design throughout
* Steel turnbuckle links allow you to custom-tune the ride
* Sealed shaft drivetrain is maintenance-free and super strong
* Double-pad slipper clutch design for extra drivetrain protection
* Reliable disk brake with adjustable linkage
* All-terrain spiked tyres look fantastic on black chrome wheels
* Solid and reliable HPI electronics fitted in splashproof receiver box
* A smart metal washer prevents over-tightening of wheel nuts
* Aluminium center brace for more durability over plastic brace
* Additional tuning options included in the kit
#101403 Bullet MT Flux
Pre-assembled 1/10 Scale 4WD Monster Truck with HPI Flux Reload system and Painted Body