Posted on July 29th, 2011 at 2:51 PM by admin

58497 Vajra


This is a 1/10 scale R/C assembly model kit of a racing truck. It is a longer version of the basic chassis from Item 58489 Avante (2011) and is matched with 100mm diameter V-pattern block tires. The truck uses a new 2.5mm thick carbon fiber lower & upper decks resulted in a longer wheelbase (275mm) which provides increased stability during high-speed off-road driving.

Specs and Features

  • 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit.
  • Shaft-driven 4WD chassis features 2.5mm thick carbon fiber double-deck chassis layout with longitudinally mounted motor & battery pack.
  • 4-wheel double wishbone suspension is equipped with aluminum front knuckles and resin suspension arms.
  • Front and rear CVA shock units are secured to durable 3.5mm thick carbon fiber damper stays.
  • Newly designed front & rear ball differentials included. Center unit is selectable from one-way or direct type.
  • Comes equipped with front & rear V-pattern block tires (Width/Diameter: 50/110mm).
  • Item 53779 GT-Tuned Motor (25T) included.
  • Comes with truck polycarbonate body shell (Super Levant body).

58499 Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Wheelie (Lunchbox-type chassis)

This is a 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit of a first generation Montero (also known as Pajero and Shogun in different parts of the world) It was famous for participating in off-road races such as The Dakar Rally. This R/C machine uses the same chassis components as Item 58347 Lunch Box (2005). The 2WD chassis gives the hobbyist exciting R/C driving as well as fun wheelie action.

Specs and Features

  • 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit.
  • Kit includes FREE BONUS PARTS (1150 Ball Bearing x 8pcs.) First production run bonus only. 10/2011
  • Durable injection-molded body features cargo bed details, spare tire, and roll cage for heightened realism.
  • Box type frame 2WD chassis is equipped with front swing axle and rear rolling rigid suspension.
  • Fully-enclosed gearbox protects against dirt and debris.
  • 115mm diameter tires
  • Wheelie bar included
  • Tamiya TEU-104BK forward and reverse brushed motor speed control. (equipped with low voltage protection feature)
  • Includes Tamiya 540 brushed motor

58500 Sand Rover 2011 (DT-02 chassis)

The Sand Rover attracted many hobbyists to the exciting world of R/C in the early days of the radio control buggy era. Originally released in 1981, the R/C Sand Rover featured simple construction and a dune buggy body design. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Tamiya is matching the classic buggy body with the modern, easy-to-assemble DT-02 chassis, making it perfect for those who are new to R/C hobby.

Specs and Features

  • 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit.
  • Kit includes FREE BONUS PARTS (1150 Ball Bearing x 8pcs.) First production run bonus only. 10/2011
  • The durable resin body is molded in white and may be finished using Tamiya Color paints.
  • The DT-02 chassis is equipped with a 4-wheel independent suspension with coil spring dampers.
  • 380 size motor included and is coupled with a 10T pinion gear (gear ratio=15.768:1)
  • Fully-enclosed gearbox protects against dirt and debris.
  • Ribbed front and spiked rear tires
  • Semi-finished driver figure (pre-painted face & hat) included.
  • Included Type 380 motor can be replaced with Type 540 motor to increase speed and power.
  • Tamiya TEU-104BK forward and reverse brushed motor speed control. (equipped with low voltage protection feature)

58502 Blitzer Beetle 2011 (Blitzer-type chassis)


This is a re-release version of the Blitzer Beetle R/C assembly kit, which was inspired by the exciting off-road desert racer designs seen in the United States.

Specs and Features

  • 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit.
  • Kit includes FREE BONUS PARTS (1150 Ball Bearing x 8pcs.) First production run bonus only. 10/2011
  • The durable resin body is molded in white and comes with side mirror parts. The body may be painted with Tamiya’s TS spray paints, which are formulated in synthetic lacquer for the best finish and durability
  • The tough, lightweight ABS bathtub chassis features a rear-mounted motor, rear-wheel drive layout.
  • 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension is equipped with C.V.A. oil filled shock units and extremely durable monocoque-type lower arms.
  • The front spiked tires feature three ribs for enhanced stability while the rear tires feature both spikes and an X-shaped tread pattern along the center to ensure high levels of grip.
  • Fully-enclosed gearbox protects against dirt and debris.
  • Driver figure included.
  • Tamiya TEU-104BK forward and reverse brushed motor speed control. (equipped with low voltage protection feature)

84227 Renault R5 Turbo Rally (M05Ra chassis)

A new addition to the M-05Ra chassis R/C series line-up is the Renault 5 Turbo Rally, which was developed based on the popular Renault 5 in order to race in the World Rally Championship.

Specs and Features

  • 1/12 scale R/C assembly kit.
  • Kit includes FREE BONUS PARTS (Matte-finished gold-plated wheel x 4pcs.)
  • Polycarbonate body.
  • Rally-tuned M-05Ra chassis features greater ground clearance and suspension strokes compared to the standard M05 chassis. Rally spec allows you to enjoy driving on both on-road and flat-dirt surfaces.
  • Rally block tires included
  • Short wheelbase specification (210mm).
  • Includes 540 type brushed motor

 

Further information will be added as soon as it becomes available to us.

 

Source: Tamiya Inc.

 

Posted on July 24th, 2011 at 10:17 AM by admin

Seems to be based on extended Avante chassis with Super Levant body and wheels. Considering the fragility and outdated performance of the AV, as wells as the high price and mediocre looks, the team of Tamiyablog is quite disappointed. Also its specs aren’t impressive:

  • Carbon fiber upper and lower decks
  • Durable aluminum front uprights
  • Universal shafts for universal power transfer
  • Specially-designed ball differentials
  • Carbon fiber steering components
  • Includes polycarbonate body
  • GT Tuned 25T motor included
  • Wheelbase 275mm

More information and details will be added as soon as get them.

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Posted on July 4th, 2011 at 11:51 AM by admin


Must be a really high end kit with a US retail price of approximately $800 and and expected shop price around $500.

Meaning of Vajra

Article will be updated when we get more information.