HPI Racing Venture FJ at the Nürnberg Toy Fair in video

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HPI Racing have released a video from the Nürnberg Toy Fair featuring the new Venture FJ. The Venture combines a realistic front-motor position and central transfer case with steel chassis rails and solid-axle suspension for great off-road handling. Topped with the fabulous look of the celebrated Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Venture FJ pro for a fantastic scale off-road experience. With a fully licensed replica body that includes front and rear bumpers, mirrors, functional roof rack and swing-away spare tire mount, the Venture brings total scale realism to crawler fans right out of the box. Underneath the body, the steel C-channel chassis rails support a front-mounted motor, transmission and servo, plus a central transfer case that sends power to telescoping driveshafts and solid axles with metal diff covers. Authentically scaled oil-filled shock absorbers and full-time locked differentials work with the realistically treaded tires for confident driving in all off-road situations.

Features

  • Factory-assembled & pre-painted electric-powered full-time 4WD 1/10 scale off-road truck
  • Officially licensed replica Toyota FJ Cruiser body with functional roof rack plus side mirrors
  • Front bumper features brush guard, light mounts, D-ring shackles and swing-away rear spare tire mount
  • Adjustable rock rail side sliders help the truck get over tough obstacles
  • Steel C-channel chassis rails
  • Front-mount motor and transmission position for ultimate scale realism and front weight bias to improve climbing traction and provides more realistic driving
  • All-metal gear drivetrain for extreme durability
  • Central transfer case with slider driveshafts to front and rear differentials prevents motor stall for the best climbing action and also straightens & lowers center driveshafts for more efficient power transfer
  • Axles feature locked differentials with small diff case and aluminum differential pumpkin cover
  • HPI water-resistant SS-20WR high torque steering servo with CMS (Chassis Mounted Servo) realistic steering setup
  • HPI waterproof SC-3sWP2 Crawler Edition adjustable electronic speed control
  • HPI 35-turn crawler spec motor provides speed as well as crawling torque
  • 12mm hex hubs to fit any available crawler wheels
  • Shock towers have multiple shock mounting positions to allow for wheelbase options
  • BTA (Behind The Axle) steering linkage for improved approach and departure angles
  • Panhard bar with aluminum panhard mount for scale looks and optimized geometry with zero bump steer
  • Zero Ackermann high steer knuckle design for improved obstacle clearance and tighter turning radius
  • 3-link front and triangulated 3-link rear suspension
  • Oil-filled aluminum coilover shock absorbers (63-90mm stroke) with adjustable threaded shock bodies for quick ride height changes and dual-stage shock springs
  • Aluminum lower link/shock mounts
  • Adjustable fully braced body mounting to fit any style of off-road body
  • All-terrain Rockthorn 109mm x 38mm soft S-Compound tires with chunky tread blocks
  • Beadlock style CR-10 ten-spoke 1.9” wheels
  • HPI TF-40 2.4GHz radio system with carry handle
  • HPI waterproof 2.4GHz receiver in protective case
  • Full set of ball bearings
  • Includes NiMH battery and charger and 4 AA batteries for radio transmitter

Specification

Dimensions

  • Length: 527mm (20.7″)
  • Width: 227mm (9″)
  • Height: 238mm (9.4″) with roof rack, 217mm (8.5″) without (will vary depending on tire choice and suspension settings)
  • Wheelbase: 311mm (12.3″)
  • Front overhang: 101mm (3.9″)
  • Rear overhang: 135mm (5.3″)

Weight

  • Running weight: 2.4kg (5.3lbs)
  • Weight without battery: 2.1kg (4.7lbs)

Capability

  • Break-over angle: 44.5 degrees
  • Approach angle: 55 deg
  • Departure angle: 45.5 deg
  • Max climb angle: 49 deg
  • Max tilt angle: 28 deg
  • Axle articulation: 30 deg
  • Ground clearance 68mm capable: (2.7″)
  • Ground clearance at standard ride height 60mm: (2.4″)
  • Axle ground clearance 32mm: (1.3″)

Gearing

  • Drivetrain ratio: 7.6:1
  • Transmission gearing: 1.53:1
  • Axle gearing: 3.31:1
  • Transfer case gearing: 1.5:1

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