Friday, February 23, 2024

Popular Pulse

This article was originally published in RC Driver’s August 2015 issue.
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Hi Tony. Love the magazine! I have a question about the HPI Pulse 4.6 Nitro Buggy. How good is it? Is it a popular buggy? Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Tim B. Staffordshire, England


Talk-to-Tony-August-3Hey Tim, Unfortunately I can’t comment on how popular this buggy is on that side of the pond, but over here in the States it’s been doing pretty well. It’s perfect for bashers wanting something nitro; the 4.6 Nitro Star K4.6HO engine is pretty powerful and has good run times on the 125cc tank. If you’re looking to race this buggy, it comes with all the racing options you might need; adjustable turn buckles, aluminum shock towers, fluid-filled diffs and a durable 4WD drivetrain. There’s even a slew of aftermarket parts available through HPI (aluminum and carbon fiber) to lighten it up and increase durability. Overall, it’s a good starting point to get into 1/8-scale nitro. —Tony

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