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The massively anticipated Venture FJ Cruiser is on its way! For over a year, RC and HPI fans have been clamoring for information - mainly when it would be available! Now, we can proudly say that Summer 2017 is the worldwide due date for the Venture FJ Cruiser.
As a new platform for scale crawling fanatics, the Venture combines a realistic front-motor position and steel chassis rails with a realistic suspension and drivetrain. The Venture chassis is finished with the fabulous look of the celebrated Toyota FJ Cruiser for a fantastic scale off-road experience only HPI can deliver! 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.
Scale Chassis Design and Layout
The Venture FJ Cruiser features a steel C-channel chassis and cross braces as the foundation for a realistic truck chassis. To make sure the truck has a front weight bias that improves its climbing ability, the 35-turn crawler-spec motor and the transmission are mounted right up front - just like in a real truck! For additional weight up front, the steering servo is also mounted to the chassis next to the motor.
In addition to the motor and transmission at the front, the Venture FJ Cruiser features a centrally mounted transfer case with a gear ratio of 1.5:1. This allows the drivetrain to sit low and down the centerline of the chassis so the driveshafts are perpendicular to the axles. The low angle and central position of the driveshafts allows for maximum power transfer, so as much power as possible reaches the tires.
The driveshafts are composite slider-style shafts with universal joints at each end, where they meet the transfer case and axle. At the axles, 13-tooth pinions and 43-tooth ring gears (axle ratio of 3.31:1) sit inside the "pumpkin" or center of the axles. Each differential is equipped with metal diff lockers for pure 4WD traction at all times.
With the transmission drive ratio of 1.53:1, the overall drivetrain ratio is 7.6:1 for a good all-around gearing and a final drive ratio of 30.4:1 out of the box. This will get you up or down most trails and get you started climbing difficult inclines. With pinion gears of 15-28 teeth you can get final drive ratios of 30.4:1 to 16.2:1. You can easily alter the ratio with an optional 56-tooth spur and pinion gears from 19-32 teeth for final drive ratios of 22.4:1 to 13.3:1.
Fully-Featured Steering & Suspension
With a Chassis-Mounted Servo (CMS), the scale realism of the Venture FJ Cruiser is kept intact. The steering link connects to one steering knuckle and Behind The Axle (BTA) steering linkage connects the two steering knuckles together. With all of the steering linkage kept out of the way of potential obstacles such as rocks and roots, the truck has a much better approach angle than with standard crawler kit steering designs. A Panhard bar on aluminum mounts provides even more scale looks as well as maintaining zero bump steer as the axle rises and falls over bumps and ruts. The steering knuckle design provides zero Ackermann angle for full range steering and a super-tight turning radius. The Venture FJ Cruiser will be able to avoid obstacles and go exactly where you want it with ultra-precise steering control!
The Venture FJ Cruiser has the most advanced and user-friendly off-road suspension you'll find in RC crawlers. At the front, you'll find a 3-link suspension with Panhard bar. A triangulated 3-link suspension at the back keeps things under control. Coilover shock absorbers equipped with dual-stage shock springs connect to shock struts and aluminum suspension mounts on the axles. The chassis shock mounts feature additional holes so you can change the wheelbase of the Venture easily. Each shock is filled with oil to control the bounce of the suspension, and aluminum threaded shock bodies allow you to make ride height adjustments easily and quickly.
Scale Replica Detail
The Toyota FJ Cruiser body included with the Venture RTR kit is completely outfitted with a range of fabulous scale items that would be extras on many other scaler trucks. In addition to the officially licensed replica FJ Cruiser body on its own, you'll find a pair of side mirrors, a functional roof rack ready for a range of scale accessories, a working swing-away spare tire mount on the back bumper, working D-ring shackles on the front and rear bumpers, tubular brush guard and mounts for LED lights on the front bumper, and adjustable-width rock rails that help the truck glide over tough obstacles.
Finally, the Venture FJ Cruiser rests on realistic Rockthorn rubber tires with thick, meaty tread blocks and sidewall tread wrapped around all-new CR-10 1.9" beadlock-style multispoke wheels that feature center hub caps. The hex hubs are standard 12mm size so you can fit any crawler or on-road wheels or tires to make the truck your own.
Of course, the clear FJ Cruiser body is available separately so you can customize your own Venture - that's what scale RC is all about! Any other 1/10th scale clear body will fit as well, thanks to adjustable body posts and large braces for the rear body posts.
HPI Venture Toyota FJ Features:
HPI Venture Toyota FJ Specification:
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Yes you could run 2S LiPo
Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models
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The ESC is capable of 3S but like all brushed motors it will likely overheat and burn on 3S depending on how used so although we don’t state it on the web page or box or in instructions it would not be recommended."
Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models
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