Distributed By: Hobbico
Product: Crawler King
Class: 1/10 Crawler
Power system: Brushed electric
Kit type: RTR
What’s in the box: Assembled truck with motor and electronics installed, 2-channel radio, NiMh battery, 4 “AA” batteries, misc tools, charger, painted body and manual.
Needed to complete: Additional batteries for extended play suggested
Who it’s for: Beginner to experienced crawlers
Part Number: 113225
Well at first, we weren’t sure what to think about the tall ladder frame of this vehicle, we were hoping for more of a scale frame design, but once we pulled the truck from the box and started checking it out, the more we liked what HPI did with the Crawler King. The truck has long travel suspension which will allow this truck with cool scale Bronco looks to tackle much rougher terrain the most scale style trucks. We like that HPI includes the HB Rover tires, no need to upgrade here and we like the tough aluminum lower links. The steering set-up is, well interesting since the servo is mounted in the rear of the truck and multiple cranks are used to get the wheels turned; we’ll see how it does on the rocks during our testing. The electronics package is weatherproof which scores more points with us and the body mounts are adjustable to fit optional bodies. In the end of our inspection, we like what HPI has delivered here and it all looks like it will deliver the entertainment RC enthusiasts are looking for. Make certain you follow RC Driver for the full review on the HPI Crawler King.