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

Original price $949.00
Current price $929.00
Color: Red

ROVAN 29cc 2 Stroke 1/5 Scale 2WD RTR Desert Buggy - 5B Sport 290S

(Factory Upgraded Version with over $300 worth parts upgrades compared to the Standard version)

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


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

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!

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

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!

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


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.

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.

29cc Petrol 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.17 Percent More Power
Motor Cross Tyres

Just like a high-performance dirt bike, this beast grips its terrain with these extreme motor cross tyres!
Rovan 5B MX Wheels

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.
  • 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

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

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
Comparison with Rovan Baja 5B.  Upgrades in the 290S model

                                                  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 (Pigtail)
Remote Controller:                   2.4Ghz (2ch)      2.4Ghz  3ch with LCD Display 10 memory
Rear Shock Tower:                   Single Bar           Double Bar


  • The 5B Baja 290S Sport model has factory upgrades valued more than $300 compared to the 290A Standard version.
  • Also check out 2WD 45cc Upgraded version and 4WD 29cc & 45cc Upgraded models at Techno Hobbies!

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).

Required Items (Not Included)

  • Petrol
  • 2 Stroke Oil (25:1 ratio - 40ml of Castrol or similar to 1 litre of Petrol)
  • 8 AA Batteries

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:


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 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

Techno Hobbies Team

Rovan 1/5th 29CC Petrol Baja 5B Sport 2WD 290S – White Boards Direct