Are HSP rc cars any good?
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HSP RC off-road cars are speedy and durable. Here are the reasons why you should consider getting one on their great RC cars for the excitement you have been looking for.
Why Chinese products are so cheap
When we think of Chinese products, we might relate them to low quality and low prices, but in reality, that might not be the fact. The reason why Chinese products are usually at a lower price is that; Chinese average wages are still low when they are compared to the wages earned by western workers. Thus, manufacturers are able to lower their manufacturing overhead. As their overhead is lower, they can lower the prices of their products to complete in the market.
The RC market is very competitive
However, to compete with their western competitors, these manufacturers have to use higher quality raw materials. This is, in fact, they usually have to make some clones of famous RC cars as their design expenditure is very low. Stealing other company’s ideas is clearly wrong. However, in the viewpoint of a consumer with a limited budget, we might want to pay some attention to any RC car made in China. For these reasons, the quality of these radio controlled cars is not as bad as we think of. In fact, many well-known radio controlled cars are made in China nowadays. Then, why don’t we give Chinese RC cars a chance?
Chinese RC hobby graded cars are in fact durable
Don’t believe what I just said. Watch the videos presented below. and you will understand my points. You will find out that Many Chinese RC cars are indeed very durable and fast.
HSP is one of the famous RC brands in China. HSP is a registered Hong Kong company. RGT is one of its subsidiaries. They have product lines in on-road, off road, buggies, crawlers, electric, gas powered RC cars/jeep/trucks. On eBay and Amazon, their prices are usually 200% of the prices in China. Thus, if you have friends in China, Hong Kong, and Macau, and you want to give HSP a try, ask them to order for you. You will not be disappointed at what HSP can offer to RC hobbyists.
Many Chinese RC cars are hobby graded
Also, all the RC cars made by HSP are hobby graded. What I mean hobby graded is that you can find option parts of a certain component. That is why people like to play hobby graded RC cars; if you break a part, you can replace it.
For a brushed motor and a NiMH battery, you can replace them with a brushless motor with a LIPO battery. By doing so, you can increase your RC jeep’s speed up 100 KMH. Also, out of the box, these RC cars usually come with a plastic suspension system. To improve them, you can use shock absorbers made of aluminum materials.
However, as you are doing an upgrade of your RC jeep, you might get some of the screws stripped. Still, you can replace all the screws with stainless ones. Finally, you might want to spend $30 USB to get a Chinese waterproof ESC. Click here to check out the waterproof ESC.
At this point, you should be aware that these parts are usually at prices much lower than the prices of items from some famous brands such as Tamiya, Team Associate, Kyosho, and Axial. As a result, you can get the excitement without breaking the bank.
Click here to place an order for HSP RC cars and parts.
Let us do a little investigation on what the RC cars HSP are currently offering.
HSP 94880, a 1/8 RC crawler
If you are with a limited budget, you should take a look at this high-quality RC crawler, 94880.
- A mix of steady speed and giant monster tires gives this HSP RC car a perfect look and feel of a powerful crawler. Its four giant wheels climb pretty well as it has high ground clearance. It looks so big and powerful. It certainly can win in a race. This exciting crawler with oversized tires goes through rocky and messy surfaces of land. When we compare it with the other radio controlled (RC) racing trucks, this crawler is super fashionable and steady one
- It is powered by dual motors, one in the front and another in the back with high-quality gears. However, one thing I do not like about this truck is that it does not have a protective cover for the gear system. On the other hand, some hobbyists think it is acceptable even without the cover as the gear system is placed high in the chassis so it is unlikely any small rock will damage the system
- This truck has a 4 wheel steering option that increases its climbing ability. In addition to the speed reached by this car, I would say that it is super resistant to any big accidents as its chassis is made of aluminum, so even it rolls over, it should stand this kind of abuse.
- For its price (about $250), it should be one of the best HSP RC crawlers. It also has all the required electronic components.
Click here to check the price for HSP 94880 on eBay
How does HSP perform on the roads
This video is about the first test run on a silver-gray HSP 94880 1 / 8 scale 2.4GH RC off-road / rock crawler with superb strong shock absorbers. With those features, it can almost climb on any surface. A good beast to drive with thumbs up! Indeed, it is a somewhat classy old fashioned stylish car.
In the following image, while the words are not in English, you should be able to see the durable construction of this RC jeep. Almost 90% of the chassis is made of aluminum.
Upgrade this giant RC rock crawling monster
I think upgrading this RC crawler by putting a brushless motor with low KV and LIPO battery should be the first step to make it even more powerful. In the video, the man said a LIPO with 3000 mah can run the truck for at least 30 minutes. Finally, In Taobao.com, a Chinese website, you can get it for $100. However, you will need to pay $250 for it on eBay and Amazon.
For its price, it’s a nice all in one RC off-roader. This off-roader can give you so much fun on the roads; it will seriously catch your attention with its off-road performance. This RC car is one of the many you must get.
Another video about this cool RC crawler.
This is a new high-quality RC rock racer you do not want to miss. This is an RC buggy called Hammer, produced by RGT, a subsidiary of HSPracing Company. It is a famous China RC car company located in Dongguan, the toy city of Canton. RGT is focusing on producing and selling a premium version of RC cars.
Another Great Rock Racer from HSP
The look of this RC jeep is very good. Before we go into the introduction of this RC car, let’s watch a video to see how it performs first. This car can give a very good first impression for most of the viewers. It is a powerful 4wd RC rock racer; in fact, it can climb a deep hill very easily.
This racer is durable
In this video, we should notice that the Hammer is very durable as its body frames, suspension and steering links are all made of aluminum materials. Having this kind of equipment right out the box is not common; even the Axial’s RC jeeps do not have these. We usually have to buy aluminum option parts to upgrade our Axial’s crawlers.
This rock racer is powerful
The Hammer also has a 540 motor preinstalled. In other RGT RC trucks, you will find a less powerful motor (RC280) preinstalled, so it is a plus sign for the Hammer. You can ensure that you will have enough space in the car for upgrading it with a higher turned brushed motor or a brushless system easily. A waterproof 9KG servo and Hobbywing wp1040 ESC are preinstalled. Surely, you can also use your LIPO battery to empower this modern RC off-road racer. We can ensure that this racer can withstand the abuse in the rocky roads given the materials used to construct this car. In fact, its ESC is LIPO ready with a Dean plug.
Giant tires enhance its look
The Hammer use professional 1:10 climbing tires; it is purposely designed for crawling. These tires are soft, so they have very good grip, and not easy to slip. These tires are also big as its diameter is 135mm, and width is 52mm. With this giant appearance, it look really like a beast in the wild.
Is it a good RC rock racer?
Is Hammer the next RC rock racer you should purchase? I did a little research on this car by reading some of its consumers’ comment lefts after their purchase. For example, in Amazon and Taobao, some consumers are questioning the dependability of this RC car. Its spur gear is not protected by a protective cover so when the roads are sandy, the gear might be damaged. One seller in Taobao told me that any RC car selling at a lower price will not have that spur protective cover. It is clear that you get for what you pay for. Furthermore, one of its consumers complains that its screws are not durable and can get stripped easily. Then, when you are upgrading your car, you must pay extra attention to the screws. Replacing the original screws with better ones should be a good option.
In my opinion, HSP RC cars are good to have if you don’t mind doing some upgrades on them. Anyway, you can get them for less than the price charged for an Axial’s crawlers.
After reading this post, I hope you have obtained more information about these RC rock racers, and can make a wise decision for your next purchase.
Thanks for reading
By Carlos A. Santos, the webmaster.
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