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ROVAN 29cc Baja 1:5 Desert Buggy 2WD RTR 5B Sport with 2 Stroke Engine (Factory Upgraded Version)

Original price $929.00
Current price $895.00
Color: Red

ROVAN Baja 1:5 Desert Buggy 2WD RTR 5B Sport 290S with 29cc 2 Stroke Engine (Factory Upgraded Version)

For click and collect please check with the store for availability as 24-48 hrs of notice may be required.

This Rovan Baja Sports factory upgraded model simply is 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 with a Dominator style Tuned exhaust pipe (Pig tail) for that extra power that all enthusiasts looking for!
On top of the power increase, Rovan made the Drive Shafts 33% larger (9mm instead of 7mm), installed an Aluminium Clutch mount, Stainless Steel Roll cage, Anti-roll Sway bars, MX Rear tyres, NGK Spark plug, Walbro carburettor and 45kg Steering servo for Ultimate racing and driving pleasure!
The Rovan Baja 29 5B Sport takes the stage as the best 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 over 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 3000mah battery and charger. It also has an attractive Orange Chassis & Alloy Highlights.  This Rovan and HPI have compatible and interchangeable parts!
Equipped with 2.4GHz transmitter with LCD screen, New exhaust pipe, Rear shock mount plate, Upgrade air filter foam element set CVD drive shaft parts, Alloy clutch mount Alloy rear hub carrier set, Upgraded Clutch Bell, Improved throttle linkage set, Rear disc brakes, Clutch shoe & spring set for 8000rpm/min.  Walbro carburetor and NGK spark plug, Alloy shock cap set.
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!
Engine: 29cc Petrol powered
To power, this huge 1/5 RC car is this massive 29cc 4-bolt engine with an NGK CMR7H spark plug & a Walbro carburettor to give you the best performance and reliability.
1/5 29cc 4-bolt engine

Tuned Exhaust with17% More Power
Pre-installed is a steel tuned exhaust pipe that increases the performance by 17%! This pipe has a crisp note that adds attitude to your Baja 5B.

Motor Cross Tyres
Just like a high-performance dirt bike, this beast grips its terrain with these extreme motor cross tyres!
Motor Cross 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

Advanced FlySky Remote Controller
Drive with precision with the FlySky GT3B transmitter! Featuring an LCD display, 3 channel, 10 model memory, servo end points. Also, the included receiver has a built in fail-safe so if something does happen to the signal (like a flat battery) the car will just roll to a stop.
FlySky GT3B

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. 
Rovan 45cc 1/5 Baja 5B Sport 2WD Off Road Petrol Buggy —

· 29cc Petrol Engine
· Steel Roll Cage
· Stronger Rear Upper Shock Tower
· Aluminium Long-Travel Shocks
· 2.4Ghz Remote Controller - FlySky GT3B
· 9mm Driveshafts
· Beadlocked Wheels
· 3000mAh NiMH 6.0v Battery
· 2A NiMH Charger - 1.5-hour Charge
· 8000RPM Clutch
· Dirt Buster Front Tyres
· MX Rear Tyres
· 45kg Steering Servo - With Metal Gears

· Length: 817mm (34.25”)
· Width: 480mm (18.89”)
· Height: 255mm (10.03”)
· Weight: 11.9kg (23.6 lbs)
. Box Size; 87.5 x 51.5 x 32cm
· Wheelbase: 570mm (22.44”)
· Ground Clearance: 76mm (2.99”)
· Drivetrain: 2WD
· Required Items (Not Included)
· Petrol
· 2 Stroke Oil
· 8 AA Batteries
Comparison Rovan Baja 5B Differences
                                                  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
The 5B Baja has factory upgraded parts valued more than $250 compared to the Standard version.
SPARE PARTS: Full 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
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

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

Alternatively, you can contact us on Mobile: 0408 106 686 or message us at or
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Techno Hobbies Team