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

Original price $759.00
Current price $719.00
Color: Green

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

Are you sick of charging your batteries or mucking around with your nitro engine? Then change to a petrol powered Baja 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 all hobbyists look for!

This Baja buggy can race at a speed up to 70km/h and able to jump big with the long-travel suspension!

The Rovan Baja 295B is the best value for money large-scale release 2 stroke petrol RC Baja to date! All New Powerful 29cc Engine generating over 2+HP. Hi Torque Metal Geared Steering 45Kg Servo and 15Kg Throttle Servo. This super-powerful Baja has a top speed of up to 70 km/h right out of the box without any upgrades or special tuning. Rovan is raising the bar on RC Petrol cars and giving big brand names a run for their money. Rovan is a step ahead of the pack offering many alloy upgrades and hop ups.  On car Receiver includes a NiMh 2000mah battery and charger.  This Rovan and HPI have compatible and interchangeable parts.

Equipped with upgraded Air filter foam element set CVD drive shaft parts, Upgraded Clutch Bell, Improved Throttle linkage set, Rear Disc brakes, Clutch shoe & spring set for 8000rpm/min.  Walbro carburetor.

General tools include: Spark plug wrench, Wheel wrench, Allen wrench, Cross wrench, Mixed fuel ratio can, Charger, Multi tool, Rear Wing/Spoiler, English Instructions manual.

(Note: The included tools and accessories are subject to change without notice from time to time).

Also check out 2WD 45cc version and 4WD 29cc and 45cc models at Techno Hobbies!
Rovan 45cc 1/5 Baja 5B Sport 2WD Off Road Petrol Buggy —


Check out also the 290S (Sports edition) with $250 worth of factory upgrades at Techno Hobbies.


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.

1/5 29cc 4-bolt 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.

Dirt Buster Tyres

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

99% Compatible With the Genuine HPI Baja 5B

The Rovan & HPI Baja 5B is 99% which means when you're purchasing a replacement part you'll have the option of purchasing a Rovan or a genuine HPI. On top of that, most of the aftermarket parts such as RPM RC will fit also.


290A | Rovan 1/5 29cc Baja 5B 2WD Off Road Petrol RC Baja Buggy


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

 Required Items (Not Included)

  • Petrol
  • 2 Stroke Oil
  • 8 AA Batteries

Note before and during use:-

  • Please oil 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
  • Use 25:1 ratio 2 Stroke Oil mixed with 91 or 95 Octane fuel
  • Use only good quality 1.5v Alkaline batteries in the remote.  Never use rechargeable batteries
  • Ensure all wheel nuts are tightened and check all suspension bolts and components before every drive 

SPARE PARTSFull range of parts available most times.  Visit our store at 1/95 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong (Mr Muffler Building) Victoria 3175 or email:

Size (Scale): 1/5
Skill Level: Expert - Speed up to 70 Km/h 
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