Thread Tools
Oct 21, 2015, 08:16 PM
Registered User
.jeremy's Avatar
Thread OP

What is the best rc car 1/10 short course truck for under $270

Hello, i have been looking EVERYWHERE for a rc car but cannot find any that suit my needs. Hoping the pros could help, here are my req's

under $250
very strong chassis (metal)
metal springs and gears
short course
at least 30 mph with stock bat.
looks like this :

i have seen the arrma fury bls but that has lots of plastic.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Oct 22, 2015, 02:32 AM
Registered User
I'd say the best brushless ( and 4wd) sct that you can get for under $300 is the DHK Hunter. You can get it currently with free shipping and $10 off. You will need to get a battery but will still be on budget. If you want more speed you can run a 3s Lipo, but 2s should be good for awhile while you get used to driving the truck. On 2s you can expect it to go around 28mph and on 3s over 40.
Product Page: and video
Hunter BL Short Course Truck by DHK Hobby (3 min 17 sec)

Review: DHK Hunter BL 1/10 Scale Brushless SCT (20 min 51 sec)

Stock Speed Test:
RC SPEED WEEK #5 - DHK Hunter BL Speed Test Stock (3 min 48 sec)

DHK Hunter BL SCT 1/10 4WD Brushless


• Factory-built with 2.4Ghz Radio system

• Brushless motor (3970kv) and 45A BL ESC

• 4WD Mid-Motor Chassis Layout

• Racing 3-Differential Powertrain (front, center, and rear)

• Adjustable Oil-filled Coil-Over Shocks

• Adjustable turnbuckles

• Large impact-absorbing front and rear bumpers

• Standardized wheel hexes and short course body. (After market wheels and bodies readily fit.)


• Length: 22 in (558.8mm) from bumper to bumper

• Width: 12.2 in (310mm)

• Height: 7.68 in (195mm)

• Wheelbase: 13 in (330mm)

• Radio: DHK 2.4Ghz Pistol Grip

• Steering Servo: 3kg

• Weight: 5.50 lbs (2.49kg)

• ESC: Brushless 45A

• Motor: Brushless 3970kv

• Speed: 35+ MPH
Last edited by hunterhoward23; Oct 22, 2015 at 02:51 AM.
Oct 22, 2015, 10:12 AM
Registered User
.jeremy's Avatar
Thread OP


Wow thank you. Could you recommend a good steering servo for under 20 and a 3s lipo and charger that is compatible with the DHK Hunter BL SCT.

ps. is any way to disable 4wd
Oct 22, 2015, 12:28 PM
Registered User
Charger: Make sure you put 1 in both the quantity fields. You can get a cheaper charger if you need, but this is a good one for the money.
Battery: 11.1v:
After you out this battery in and see how it fits, then you can tell if you can use a higher compacity. This is one a good battery to start with and should fit with no problem. I suggest you get a 2s if you can expand your budget to get it too :
For the above items your shipping should be $3.99 and arrive in a few days. That is if you live in the US, if not we might need to find another site because I'm not sure Value Hobby ships international.
When you said under $20 did you mean keep the servo under $20 or the charger/battery and the servo? If you meant all 3, I'm sorry but there you won't be able to do that. You could get a cheap charger and servo for under $20 but the charger likely wounds by be worth buying.
If you cut the drive shaft off you could convert it to 2wd I believe, but I'm not sure because the truck has a center differential. So maybe someone else will answer his question. Is there any particular reason you want 2wd instead of 4wd?
Last edited by hunterhoward23; Oct 22, 2015 at 08:48 PM. Reason: Wrong link to 11.1volt lipo
Oct 22, 2015, 02:02 PM
Registered User
.jeremy's Avatar
Thread OP


Thank you for the links you have been very helpful. The reason i would rather have 2wd rather than 4 is that it seems like the motor would have to strain more? is that true?
Oct 22, 2015, 05:50 PM
Registered User
.jeremy's Avatar
Thread OP

Cheaper Charger

i cannot afford that charger right now so can i get a cheaper charge what does the battery require for a charger
Oct 22, 2015, 06:12 PM
Buggy in style
You can get an imax b6 charger for cheap (under 50$) but you also need a good 12v source.
Oct 22, 2015, 06:47 PM
Registered User
Originally Posted by IllusionX
You can get an imax b6 charger for cheap (under 50$) but you also need a good 12v source.
He wouldn't be able to afford that one either. The one I linked too was $33 with power supply.

Quick Reply

Thread Tools