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ROVAN Baja 5B 1:5 Scale 2WD RTR Desert Buggy with 29cc 2 Stroke Petrol Engine - ROV 290A

Original price $799.00
Current price $739.00
Color: Orange

Rovan 290A 1/5 Scale 29cc 2WD Off Road Petrol RC Baja 

For shipping: Please call 0400 392 417 to obtain a quote or email:

Introducing the new stock of Rovan 29cc 2WD RC buggy! Now at $739 

Sick of charging your batteries or mucking around with your nitro engine? Go petrol and never look back! Cheap running costs, 40 minute run-time (on a single tank), easy to maintain and easy to start! The Baja 5B, simply the most popular 1/5 chassis to date. Compatible with 99% of the parts from the original HPI Baja 5B. Unlike the original, Rovan has pre-installed a 29cc 4-bolt petrol engine for that extra power we're all looking for!

Rovan 1/5 29cc Baja 5B 2WD Off Road Petrol RC Baja Buggy

Rovan has become one of the largest producers of 1/5 RC petrol-powered buggies, trucks and cars in the radio-controlled industry.

Rovan Sports offer an affordable alternative for those looking to get into the exciting, large scale action without a massive price tag.

One of Rovan Sports’ most popular models is their clone of HPI’s 1/5 Baja 5B, which is a petrol-powered off-road 2WD buggy with parts that are conveniently interchangeable between brands. Rovan Sports offer many variations of the Baja 5B which have different capacity engines and upgrade parts. 

Rovan Sports’ clone of HPI’s 1/5 Baja 5B is enjoyed by all ages around Australia.

  • Always turn the Radio Transmitter 'On' first before starting the Car and ensure the Car is turned 'Off' first before switching the Transmitter off to avoid the car going on its own and causing injury or damage


  • 29cc Petrol Engine
  • Aluminium Long-Travel Shocks
  • 2.4Ghz Remote Controller
  • 7mm Driveshafts
  • Beadlocked Wheels
  • 2000mAh NiMH 6.0v Battery
  • 0.7A NiMH Charger - 2 1/2-hour Charge
  • 8000RPM Clutch
  • Dirt Buster Tyres
  • 45kg Steering Servo - With Metal Gears

29cc Petrol Engine

To power, this huge 1/5 RC car is this massive 29cc 4-bolt engine with an NGK CMR7H spark plug & a Walbro carburetor to give you the best performance and reliability.

29cc Petrol Engine

Dirt Buster Tyres

Just like the Genuine HPI Baja 5B, the Dirt Buster tyres have been proven over many years! Combined with Rovan's super heavy duty bead locked rims for easy maintenance and extra durability.

Rovan 1/5 29cc Baja 5B 2WD Off Road Petrol RC Baja Buggy

45kg Steering Servo

Rovan has drastically improved the steering power of the Baja 5B with a whole new servo that has metal gears and outputs 45kg of torque!

45kg Steering Servo


  • Length: 817mm (34.25”)
  • Width: 480mm (18.89”)
  • Height: 255mm (10.03”)
  • Weight: 10.7kg (23.6 lbs)
  • Wheelbase: 570mm (22.44”)
  • Ground Clearance: 76mm (2.99”)
  • Drivetrain: 2WD
  • Package weight 18Kg

Size (Scale): 1/5
Skill Level: Expert
Power Source: Petrol
Chassis Type: Buggy
On/Off Road: Off Road
Drivetrain: 2WD
Factory specs
Battery connector: Tamiya
Front shock oil: 40w
Rear shock oil: 40w
Rear differential oil: 40w
Pinion gear: 17T 1.5Mod
Spur gear: 57T 1.5Mod
Wheel hex size: 24mm

Rovan 1/5 29cc Baja 5B 2WD Off Road Petrol RC Baja Buggy
Required items (not included)
  • 91 or 95 Octane Petrol 
  • 2 Stroke oil (25:1 Ratio mix recommended - 40ml of Castrol or similar 2 Stroke oil to 1 litre of 91 Octane fuel)
  • 8 AA Batteries for the Remote Control-Radio


  • Green
  • Orange

Rovan 1/5 29cc Baja 5B 2WD Off Road Petrol RC Baja Buggy

Note before and during use:-

    • Please apply oil to Air filter foam with an approved oil prior to driving to prevent engine damage
    • Ensure the on car battery is fully charged prior to every use
    • Ensure you turn the Radio Transmitter On first and turn the Car power switch On second when starting and turn the Car power Off first and Transmitter Off second when turning off.  This is to avoid the car going on its own when starting or turning off to avoid injury and damage
    • Use 25:1 ratio 2 Stroke Oil mixed with 91 or 95 Octane fuel (40mm of oil to 1 litre of fuel or 200ml of oil to 5 litres of fuel)
    • Use only good quality 1.5v Alkaline batteries in the remote. Never use rechargeable batteries and
    • Ensure all wheel nuts are tightened and check all suspension bolts and components before every drive

    We offer counter sales and service advice on Saturdays, however, we are still offering click and collect service from our Shop Located at Mr Muffler Building at 1/95 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong Victoria 3175.

    Our Hobby outlet is stocked with a wide range of Rovan Sports products; including most standard parts for the 1/5 Baja 5B which is partially compatible with their 5T and 5SC allowing users to repair, upgrade and customise their RC buggies, truck and cars. 

    Comparison between the Standard 290A and Sports 290S Models

    This table highlights the differences between the two Rovan Baja 5Bs - 290A Standard model and 290S Sports upgraded version.

    290A 290S
    Roll Cage Plastic Steel
    Sway Bars No Front & Rear
    Battery 2000mAh 3000mAh
    Rear Tyres Dirt Buster MX (Motor Cross)
    Clutch Mount Plastic Aluminium
    Drive Shafts 7mm 9mm
    Exhaust Muffler Tuned Pipe
    Remote Controller 2.4Ghz 2.4Ghz with LCD Display
    Rear Shock Tower Single Bar Double Bar

 Rovan 1/5 29cc Baja 5B 2WD Off Road Petrol RC Baja Buggy