Awesome Short Course Action!
The Blitz is the perfect off-road basher, as well as a supremely confident racing machine. Based around a lengthened version of the E-Firestorm chassis - which has proven its worth when fitted with a monstrously powerful Flux brushless motor - the Blitz includes features that you wouldn't expect, but drastically improve durability, handling, rear traction and utter coolness! The Blitz can take big air: take-offs and landings are a breeze, just control the nose of the truck with a blip of throttle or a dab of brakes. The Blitz lands superbly off the jumps: a massive skid plate adapted from the Baja 5T protects the front end while the long-stroke suspension cushions the blow. The Blitz handles like a dream: officially licensed Maxxis Trepador Comp tyres grip all surfaces and 3-degree rear uprights help keep the rear end planted.
HPI RACING has teamed up with MAXXIS International [a full-scale global tyre manufacturer] for a collaborative effort to reproduce the Maxxis Trepador tires for the Blitz. The full-size Trepador Competition Bias Tyre is part of the Maxxis Competition Division where extreme off-road driving calls for a tough tyre. The unique tread element arrangement ensures a uniform tread contact area for sure-footed handling. A multi-stage staggered shoulder pattern provides improved control even on the most difficult off-road and rocky terrain. These are the design elements that HPI Racing BLITZ designer, Erik Shauver keyed into as he set out to capture both the original design of the Maxxis Trepador Comp Bias while also creating a tire that works within the R/C "scaled" environment. Not a simple task, "It's not like you just stick a full-size tire design in the copy machine and hit the reduce button," says Erik, who was also behind the E-Firestorm, Firestorm, Nitro 3 and other popular HPI designs. While making use of the Maxxis Trepador tread pattern, Erik blended its unique design characteristics with inner fabric belting that extends the life of the tyre and adds extra life to the tread. Also, the tyre's inner-foam is composed of a unique compound and texture which work with the shape of the BLITZ wheel for increased performance. Our 1:10 scale Maxxis Trepador tires are well suited for a wide range of environmental conditions.
Proven HPI durability throughoutThe HPI Blitz uses nothing but the finest grade, high-impact nylon plastic on the most critical areas of the truck - from the bumpers to the super beefy arms and everything in between. HPI's industry known strength and durability makes the Blitz friendly for all - be it an R/C newcomer, or the skilled competitor.
Lengthened chassisThe Blitz features an all-new, long wheelbase main chassis based on the E-Firestorm - lengthened to deliver the most stable feel a short-course truck can offer.
High Performance ShocksThe threaded shock bodies feature super smooth shock action , as well as quick, on-the-fly adjustability.
Baja 5T InspirationThe unique and proven pivoting skid-plates have been adapted from the unmatched Baja 5T platform, which are able to truly absorb impacts.
Maximum Rear TractionFactory installed quick-change 3-degree rear toe block provides you with plenty of traction, and making changes is easy.
The electronics fitted in the Blitz are rugged and secure, giving you the confidence to take the Blitz to the limit! The trusty TF-1 radio is a pistol-grip style transmitter, with a realistic steering wheel for turning and standard trigger control for acceleration and braking. Multiple crystals are available so you can run the Blitz alongside other RC vehicles with no radio interference. The new RF-6 receiver takes the radio signals from the transmitter and passes them to the SC-15 electronic speed controller, which feeds power to the strong Firebolt 15 motor. The SC-15 also features reverse so you can back out of tough spots! Finally, a sturdy SF-1 servo handles the steering duties. All of this equipment features standard connectors so you can upgrade individual parts as you desire.