FTX Viper Brushless

FTX Viper Brushless

Brand: FTX

Part Number: FTX5551

£239.00 Web Price RRP £269.99

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Fancy insane speed? Then look no further than 3 cell LiPo packs, delivering a huge 11.1v of power!

1 x Orion HPI Flux LiPo - 3200mAh - 11.1v 3S - Venom/Traxxas/Deans/EC3/Tamiya Connector #ORI14199
1 x eTronix PowerPal EZ-4 50W LiPo Charger #ET0225

saving you £45.79 over RRP!

Upgrade to a higher performance battery pack and charger with this pro spec combo

1 x HPI Plazma LiPo - 11.1v 3200mAh 35C #HPI-106401
1 x Core UAC 50 Charger - Mains/12v Input - NiCd, NiMh, LiPo, LiFe Charger, Discharger, Balancer #SCH-CR161
1 x Banana to Deans Male Insulated Charge Adapter #DYNC0053

saving you £41.99 over RRP!

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The FTX Viper is a not your normal snake in the grass. This is a sand snake that captures the spirit of highly modified, super fast dune buggies trailing a path through the dunes of California.

Loaded with scale featuresthe Viper is a fantastic 4wd electric powered true scale 1/8th buggy, that will really turn heads before you gun the throttle and even more once it motors up to top speed.

The shaft driven 4wd transmission is mounted to a solid moulded tub chassis with metal-geared differentials front, rear and centre. The motor pinion and spur gear assembly is protected under a sealed cover for added reliability. Double wishbone suspension features adjustable top link steel turnbuckles throughout and aluminium oil filled shock absorbers with threaded bodies for fine-tuning spring adjustment. Front universal CVD driveshaft’s provide reliable steering whatever the turning circle, while the fully ball bearing supported drivetrain is efficient and smooth from the off.

Up top, a moulded tubular roll cage frame assembles to recreate that classic buggy appearance. Body panels screw to front, side and rear sections, whilstinside a moulded cockpit features driver and co-driver. But the scale touches don’t just end there as included as standard with the Viper is a spare rear wheel and tyre, front light bar with lenses and rear lenses all just waiting for you to installed some optional LED lights!

For speed junkies, a splash resistant 60A brushless speed control handles the power delivery for the 550size 2575Kv brushless motor and when paired with a 3S LiPo 11.1V battery provides some impressive straight-line speeds.. FTX Viper, where speed and scale meet.

FTX Viper Brushless Features:

  • Factory Assembled Ready-To-Run
  • 4wd Shaft Drive System
  • 550 Size 2575kv Brushless Motor
  • 2.4ghz Radio System Installed
  • 6kg Heavy Duty Servo
  • LiPo Battery & Charger
  • Splashproof 60A Brushless Speed Control
  • AdjustableAluminium Oil Filled Shocks
  • Adjustable Camber, Toe-In, Shock Positions
  • Front CVA Driveshafts
  • Scale Moulded Roll Cage with Light Bar and Spare Tyre (LED’s optional)
  • Ball Bearings
  • Bottom Loading Battery Hatch – no need to remove body
  • Adjustable Turnbuckles
  • Sealed Drive Section
  • Alloy Metal Bevel Differentials

Tech Spec:

  • Length: 535mm
  • Width: 297mm
  • Height: 190mm
  • Wheelbase: 340mm
  • Wheel Diameter: 109mm
  • Tyre Diameter: 105mm
  • Tyre Width: 44mm
  • Gear Ratio: 1:12.59

  • Brand: FTX
  • Part No: FTX5551
  • Scale: 1:8
  • Build Level: Assembled (RTR)
  • Vehicle Type: Buggy
  • Power Source: Electric - Brushed
  • Surface Type: Off Road

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What's it's top speed?
Asked by Dan on 22nd December 2016

Approx 50mph or so.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Hi do u get everything u need to run out off box with ftx viper brushless cheers
Asked by Carl Stevens on 6th January 2017
Yes this includes battery and charger.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Hi again I just wot to no if u get battery and that with ftx viper brushless so I can get one cheers carl
Asked by Carl Stevens on 8th January 2017

Yes this includes a LiPo battery and charger.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

how long does the battery last for
Asked by Henry Madden Forman on 30th May 2017

Stock runtime would be around 15 mins or so , depending on your driving style.


A high capacity 5000+mah battery would give around 30+ mins runtime, depending on your usage.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

i have got my self the rc and it arrived today and i had a go with it and it was so much fun so i am charging it but i looked through the manual to see how long it would take to charge but it did not say.so how long does it take to charge ?
Asked by Henry Madden Forman on 31st May 2017

The lights on the charger will indicate when this is fully charged, it should take around 2-3 hours on the stock charger.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

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