Monthly Archives: June 2017

Synapse Tamiya Mini 4WD Can Badge Collections

Do you know? The birth of that machine. Do you remember? The excitement I got at the model shop. “Mini 4WD” series (mini 4wd) series that attracts adults from many children over 30 years since their birth. It is the emergence of a design that tributes the package design from the time of its launch, approaching fans beyond generations, on a can badge. To the designers “SPIRIT VISION” of product design and character / artwork centered on custom cars, we will deliver the message to the children I do not know now, and also the message through mono / design for the excitement of the then excitement.

67372 Synapse mini4wd can badge collection vol.1 (Hornet Jr., Boomerang Jr., Big Wig Jr. 3 types of sets)
★ razor mini 4-wheel drive package can badge tribute ★ Hornet Jr, Boomerang Jr, Big Vig Jr 3 types of set
★ diameter 57 mm
● Selling agency : Synapse ● Designer: SPIRIT VISION

67373 Synapse mini4wd can badge collection GUP vol.1 (3 guide rollers set)
★ Three sets of guide rollers
★ Diameter 57 mm
● Publisher: Synapse ● Designer: SPIRIT VISION

Tamiya Modelers Gallery 2017

July 27 – August 1, 2017 at Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro 8F Faction Hall (1 to 3)
10 am – 8 pm, on the last day admission until 5 pm FREE

Nostalgic past revived , Model making that can express the future as expected. The Tamiya Modeler’s Gallery will be held this year as well, an exhibition filled with the charm of the making hobby that anyone can go through once. The attention of this time is the actual car exhibition of Tyrell P34, the only 6-wheel machine F1 history. For older fans, it will be a great item to make time travel in the 1970s. Of course, it displays scale model, mini 4WD and RC model together. Experience events such as Mini 4WD workshop classroom and sweets decoration production will also be carried out. It is an exhibition full of fun to watch, play, shop and forget time.

Tamiya Modelers Gallery Event Information Introduction

“Tobu Tamiya Modeler’s Contest” Work Exhibited
Model Fan The Tobu Tamiya Modeler’s Contest, which is a remarkable feature . Entry works including scene works, single works, sweets decoration etc. will be on display. Pleasantly devised, please look carefully at the painting and remodeling techniques carefully finished up to the detail. Also, on 29th July (Saturday) we will also present awards ceremony for contest winners inside the hall.
■ Tobu Tamiya Modelers Contest Awards Ceremony: Saturday, July 29 (Sat) from 1 pm

The last “Tobu Modelers Contest” prize-winning work

Tyrell P34 Six Wheeler actual vehicle exhibition
F1 The unique layout of six-wheeled vehicles for the first time in history is still adequate. In 1976 of Debut Year, he won third place in the team ranking and also appeared in Japan’s first Formula One Grand Prix held at Fuji Speedway the same year. This year Tamiya modeled Tyrell P34 for just 40 years. I will exhibit the actual car of Tyrell P34 held by Tamiya in this memorial year.

Koji Ishizaka and his colleagues
will exhibit the works of everyone of the model club “Rokugan” where Mr. Koji Ishizaka, an actor mini gallery acting as chairman, will serve as president. As the name of the party is known from “presbyopia” as you know, everyone is a senior modeler. However, it is only a masterpiece that casually shows how the model is being produced while enjoying it.

July 30 (Sun), Mini 4WD Junior Challenge in TOBU held!
On the official 5-lane course in the hall, on 30th July (Sunday) we will conduct an official competition for elementary school fourth grader – junior high school grader
→ Click here for details

It is held every day!
At the special circuit in the Mini 4WD event competition, we hold a popular Mini 4WD competition everyday. (Except Sunday) In addition to the competition which anyone can participate three times a day, we will also race only “DCR – 01 (DECLOS – 01)”. In addition to selling kit and parts, we also prepared a pit space for convenient assembly and setting.
■ Mini 4WD competition
held 4 times a day (excluding 7/29, 8/1)
Race start time
● 11:00 ~ ● 13:30 ~ ● DCR – 01 (DECLOS – 01) Limited Race 16:00 ~ ● 18:30 ~
※ First come first served 90 people (No entry fee)
※ The reception will start 30 minutes before each race starts.
* Only DCR-01 (DECLOS-01) limited race can participate in vehicles equipped with DCR-01 (DECLOS-01) body.
※ Because of the awards ceremony on 7/29 (Saturday), there are no times of 11:00, 13:30.
※ Because there is no closing time at 17 o’clock on the final day 8/1 (Tuesday), there are no times at 16:00 and 18:30.

Mini 4WD Workshop
Mini 4WD Workshop (fee) will be held every day. Staff will carefully advise things that you do not know about assembly.
■ 7/29 (Saturday) · 7/30 (Sunday) is held 4 times a day (Production required time 60 minutes)
* We will distribute numbered tickets from 12:00 a.m. the first time in each morning.
10:30 ~ ● 13:00 ~ ● 15:00 ~ ● 17:00 ~
■ weekdays 10:00 ~ 18:00 ※ last day 8/1 is 10:00 ~ 15:00
※ fully occupied at the time There are times when you wait.
【Participation fee】 972 yen (tax included / with running batteries)
【Use kit】 18637 Festa Jaune, 18638 Tri Gale, 18639 Abilista selected one.

Sweets decoration production experience
Miniature sweets “Sweets Decoration” made from clay which is gaining popularity mainly among women. On July 30th (Sun) we will hold a production experience (charged). Please challenge us to make cute candy accessories. (Works can not be eaten) ※ Advance reservation is required.
■ 7/30 (Sunday) “Jam cookie charm”
held nine times (Production required time 30 minutes)
● 10:30 ~ ● 11:10 ~ ● 12:50 ~ ● 13:30 ~ ● 14:10 ~ ● 14:50 ~ 15:30 ~ ● 16:10 ~ ● 16:50 ~
※ First come first served 10 people
【participation fee】 324 yen (tax included / material cost included)
Cooperation: Pastel Suites

Suites Decoration production experience application method
■ From July 20th (Thursday) we will accept your participation by phone. Please note that the reception will be closed as soon as you become a participating capacity.
※ Participation Application / Inquiries: TEL 03-5951-8664 (11: 00 ~ 18: 00)
Tamiya Modeler’s Gallery Contact: Takeshi (Bunma) · Sato

Beginner’s big welcome! RC car experience corner
At the RC experience corner, we hold a hands-on event that enables us to experience the pleasure of maneuvering, including a demonstration of a powerful RC trailer and RC tank every day. Of course it is a beginner’s big welcome. Please also join us for the first time for children and women at RC.

Exhibition corner
We will show you the splendor of the model from this summer’s new product to the topical model such as a beautifully scaled scale model and a mechanical attractive RC model. In addition, you can see the masterpiece whose model fans nationwide skillfully exercised, such as the exhibition of prize modification contest winning works.

The 45th Doll Modification Contest Award-winning Work Exhibition
Doll Modification Contest is a model contest using a soldier doll of about 1/5 mile height miniature series. From a handy remodeling just changing the pose or combining accessories, artisans who will transform themselves into completely different people and characters, even ideas of fight with the fun of ideas, anyway the soldier dolls are based on Even a bad work OK! You can emphasize the movement of the doll or make you feel the story if you devise not only the doll but also the background etc on the table.
Exhibited works that were made over time with the news of the year and the person who became a hot topic. Please take a look at the achievements of winning works.

Prize- winning works of the previous “Doll Modding Contest”

Work exhibited by RC · Model Special Magazine Exhibit
RC Special magazine “RC Magazine” “RC WORLD” introduced RC machines, model magazines “Model Art”, “Hobby Japan” and “Armor Modeling” magazines Exhibited at each publisher booth. Of course we prepared a related book sales section.

Sales corner · event selling products
Look, after shopping, of course, shopping. Plastic models and RC models, original goods, as well as publications such as Tamiya news and catalogs are abundant. Event sale items and so on. Please wait for further information for details!

⇒ See Tamiya Modelers’ Gallery’s leaflet (PDF)

Tamiya Card 2017 (Japan only)

TAMIYA CARD new entrance campaign

“TAMIYA CARD” which is full of benefits and becomes a strong ally of model making. This special invitation campaign is held every time! During the period, I got a Tamiya logo sticker everyone who joined the new web, and I got a special benefit of assembled RC model by lottery. Do not miss this opportunity! ※ Campaign details (PDF) is here

■ Campaign 1
period: July 1, 2017 – Saturday, August 31 Thursday, August 31
Tamiya CARD presents 2 Tamiya logo stickers to those who newly joined TAMIYA CARD.

* We will ship two kinds from Tamiya sequentially from monochrome, transparent, gold and silver after card delivery.
※ Color can not be chosen, may differ from the photo.

■ Campaign 2
period: 1 July 2017 (Sat) to 30 September (Sat)
during the period TAMIYA CARD total amount of 10,000 yen as a single, XB Ferrari F12tdf We will give you a complete assembled model).

Member who has TAMIYA CARD. Of course, members who have joined “new entry campaign 1” will also be eligible.

· Campaign 1 will be eligible for members who joined the new web during the period.
· The target of campaign 2 is the total amount of card shopping used from July 1st to September 30th 2017, and it is the one stated in the statement of usage fee until October 2017.
· Winner’s announcement will be refunded with prize dispatch in mid-November 2017.
· Family membership card usage will be added to your membership card usage.
· Prizes may be changed due to circumstances.
· If the card is canceled at the time of shipping at the prize or if it is invalid it will be out of the gift.
· There is no duplicate winning with other similar campaigns executed by Orient Corporation at the same time.

■ Inquiries
Orient Corporation Orico Card Center
Tel 049-271-3330 (reception hours 9: 30 ~ 17: 30 days a week)

More models, like annual membership free cards
you like. · Order by phone, fax or email OK!
– Parts acquisition speedily.
· Fees are free, and even free shipping is free with over 2,000 yen.
· We have plenty of benefits including toll-free number.

For details and how to apply for TAMIYA CARD, click here

Tamiya Grand Prix Mazda Championship Media meeting race experience session

14 people from 13 media participated in the media meeting race experience session

 This time we will have a qualifying twice to compete for the best lap of the lap in 4 minutes and decide the final grid. The final race is a feeling of running a four-minute race with all 13 cars. However, in the actual “Tamiya Grand Prix All-Japan Championship MAZDA Championship”, qualifying competition (2 to 3 minutes) competing twice is done twice. It is said to be once in the final race (3 to 4 minutes). is No. 1 in the preliminary round and gets a brilliant pole position!

 First of all , please watch this video of Wonder Driving on the car loaded with “GoPro” and Cerevo’s data logger ” LOG-1 ” using multipurpose stay bundled with M-07 . G, etc. on the machine are also displayed on the screen, it seems like watching the actual race of the car. I can understand that radio control is motor sports well.

Here is a video of the race taken in a bird’s-eye view from the control board. Even in the scene where I was definitely falling down on M – 05, M – 07 which is bent with stable cornering is amazing!

In addition, for manians, past racing videos that ran in the normal M – 05 roadster in the past are also pasted. Compared to the sharp running of the M – 07, it is M – 05 handling which was fixed.

M-07 chassis excellent stability feeling even if it rides on the corner marker

Alcazar gets the top of the body like “no attack, no chance”!

 As expected, the MAZDA Championship sponsored by Mazda. As well as the actual race, even in the race experience session, the secondary awards are quite amazing! Beginning with participation award “Be a RC driver sticker”, 3rd place is “mumble towel together with human horse”. Second place is “Mazda 787 B illustration T-shirt”. And the first place is “Mazda USA Daytona Cap” and “Write down special illustration board”!

“MAZDA Championship” offers luxurious supplementary prizes in addition to trophies and shields

 There are two illustrations on the illustration board, Roadster and Demio, with the autographed autograph of Yanagisawa Chief Designer at Demio, who is Chief Designer and Chief Designer of Nakayama.

Demio (left) looks better, it is a radio control specification where a body post is drawn

 Yeah, but M – 07 Demio so often ran! Because I ran comfortably too much, I wanted to get interested in some real car Demio. Actually, the body of 1/10 radio controlled car that was reproduced elaborately is drawing out the actual taste of the car in the world. No, really!

Feeling that the chassis is twisted moderately and the tire on the rear side of the inn is grounded to the end

Sorry! Demio liked it! I would like to try out a real car as well!

 By the way, the victory factor of this time was to combine temporarily and precisely assembled it with precision so that the gear of the drive part, the bearing, the suspension arm, etc. can properly output 100% of the original performance properly when assembling the kit I think. If the machine understands and assembles the function of its parts, it will return properly as it is. This is serious! So, I think that radio control is super recommended to understand that around happily.

 Hobby that a big adult can become a smile like this child is not quite right, is it? Especially for pure children. Parents who wish to make your child an engineer or a racer have options to see for the first time from the radio control!

Mr. Koji Noma (head of Demio development) of Mazda Product Headquarters headquarters is a radio control freak enough to serve as the director of the radio control section called MRF in Mazda. Mazda 323 (Mazda Familia) that Mazda first won in WRC on this day also participated in the race with the Demio body painted on the color

 The Tamiya Grand Prix All-Japan Championship All-Japan Championship (MAZDA Championship) (exciting entry fee), which is exciting to the highest like this, will hold a total of 17 competitions until the Kyushu Games on October 14, starting with the Kansai Games held on June 10. From Aichi Tournament on July 1, M – 07 will be available as well.

 And athletes who won the district conference compete at the top of the world at the world competition “Tamiya World Champion Decision Battle” to be held in November! Even just watching the race is fun, so please feel free to visit us when you hold nearby. It’s really fun!

M-07 Shakedown is recommended for the following sets?

 I will post the setting data of my machine that won the last. Those who got M – 07 in Sokko, even for reference during shakedown.

M – 07 works better enough to fill the rebound, but the machine tends to be peaking

【Chassis】 M-07
【Body】 Mazda Demio
【Tire】 S Grip
【Car height】 Front 5.5mm / 5.5mm
【Toe in】 Before + 1.5 / After -3.0
【Camber】 1.5 degrees / 1.5 degrees before
【Rebound】 3 mm before / after 2 mm

 For the M – 05, the setting to shake the car in the stable direction was a standard for the front rebound. However, since there is not much worry about rolling over or winding around the M – 07, reducing the rebound will make the car move better. As for the setting direction, it may be better to conscious of a touring car rather than an M chassis.

Original source and more:

“Ride Africa Twin Meeting” held at Tamiya Plastic Model Factory in Shimbashi

CRF 1000 L Actual car of Africa Twin, people who commercialized models. (From left) Mr. Takehiro Ueno, Tamiya Planning and Development Department, Mr. Takahisa Furuya, Mr. Nao Iizuka and Mr. Akihiro Komatsu of Honda R & D Center, Honda R & D Center.

There were a lot of fans, we met various difficulties to meet that expectation, people gathered up a great product. Based on the theme of a motorcycle named “CRF 1000 L Africa Twin”.

 ”Ride Africa Twin Meeting” held at Tamiya Plastic Model Factory in Shinbashi, Tokyo on 24th June was done as a commemoration of the launch of Tamiya’s 1/6 scale model “Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin” . Part 1 involved in the development of real cars of Africa twin, the second part told the guests about the staff involved in developing models of Africa twin, their births, the world view, commitment as a developer. The venue will be filled with real fans, model fans, and both fans.

As I once owned, Motorcycle Journalist Ms. Tsutomu Matsui who is familiar with African twin, such as trying the new model at South Africa’s global test ride, route 66, Baba 1000 course also appeared in the guest.

Like “CB 750 Four” which became the first work of Tamiya 1/6 scale model, the 42th work “CRF 1000 L Africa Twin” also has depth feeling headlights, emblem without using decals, metal parts and screws for rigidity of the car body We reproduce the precision just like actual vehicle, such as securing.

With the “Go anywhere” as a keyword, the motorcycle that can travel the world · CRF 1000 L The development of the real car of the Africa twin started in 2013 when Honda began returning to the Dakar Rally and participating in the war. Demand for adventure models globally has increased, but the model that the new African twin modeled was a former model . Developers of the Honda R & D Center two-wheel R & D center, since the first model appeared in 1988, there are people who have a feeling for the same car all over the world, considerable hardship to reach the performance, design which such people can convince there was.

For those who took part in this meeting, the Rigid Africa Twin Meeting Secretary prepared specially prepared replica of Noguchi seats and bivouac mat (not for sale). It is a motif of what HRC’s works machine CRF 450 RALLY fighting the Dakar Rally will use when parking, making it ideal for 1/6 African twin display. Of the 7 pieces produced, 6 pieces were offered to the competition.

 Meanwhile, one of the models of 1/6 scale just released on the day of the meeting on the day of the meeting, talked about sticking to this product again, hardships and so on. Among them, the pleasure to assemble is being scattered everywhere, such as putting a force on the slide mold to unitize the parts of the crankcase, and reproducing the spoke wheel with four parts. “Chain Assembly chain set” prepared as an option for detail upgrade is a part that will be the first edition of “CB 750 Four” released in 1970 as the first work of Tamiya 1/6 scale model. Because it is the same structure as the real chain, at the time it was said that the trouble of assembling one frame per frame was unpopular, but indeed this one can be connected using a special jig.

 About this passion for making products, this time the developers of both Honda and Tamiya saw the finish and saw scenes that honored each other. On July 22nd and 23rd, there will be events hosted by actual cars in Gunma Prefecture · Kita Karuizawa , but I would like to set up a place to show off the work of people who made 1/6 scale model.

The engine is a DCT specification, and a shift switch pedal which is prepared as an option in a real car is also made into a part. The center stand, which is also an option here in a real car, reproduces the elongation of suspension like a real car when it is on. In a wheel made of four parts, he said he wanted to make the spokes thicker for strength and mass production at the production site, but the developer said that he did not yield 0.7 mm thinness. It is easy to assemble, has elasticity by using ABS, it is hard to break. Suspension is movable back and forth, and you can enjoy sagging / tightening just like an actual car by assembling an assembled chain set prepared as detail up parts.

Source of original article in Japanese language: Mr. Bike Web

F1 Model Database 1960 ~ 2017 Japanese book

Publisher name Model Art Company
Release date June 19, 2017
Magazine JAN 4910087340776
Magazine code 08734-07
Tax-included price ¥ 2,484

● ‘F1 model · database 1960-2017’
 Formula 1 Plastic model
  Date base 1960-2017
 - Covers
  the F1 machine’s PLACETT which has changed greatly with the era that continues to be the world’s best motor sports !
  F1 model newly appeared in the database series. In
  the 1970’s, cigar-shaped 1960’s, full of ideas and unique machines, the 1980’s, the turbo prime 1980’s,
  Japan’s F1 boom at the height of 1990’s,
  from the 2000 age with great aerodynamic evolution to the present age Until the time,
  the attraction of the F1 machine which has changed its appearance with the transition of the times condensed tightly. In the F1 model, introduces
  its features and features firmly centring on the standard 1/12, 1/20, 1/24 kit .

◆ Cigar type era (1960s)
◆ Age of idea match (1970s)
◆ Turbo era (1980s)
◆ Unprecedented F1 boom (1990s)
◆ Schumacher Golden Age (2000s)
◆ To the new generation (2010s)

Tamiya M-07 Concept New Product Media Information Meeting at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit

Model maker familiar with the star mark · Tamiya Co., Ltd. announces the latest model “M – 07 CONCEPT chassis kit” of the popular category “M chassis” series of 1/10 electric RC (car control) car series to June 20, 2017 Release on the day. Prior to this, Le Boran Boost Editorial Participated in “Tamiya Media Meeting M-07 CONCEPT New Product Presentation & MAZDA Championship Race Experience Meeting” held on June 16, 2017. This time, in addition to the development staff of Tamiya, we will send a pattern of M – 07 CONCEPT new product briefing, which was held with guests from Mazda Co. together.

The stage is “Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit”

The stage of this media meeting was set up in 1996 as the second sacred place of Tamiya RC car fan following “Tamiya Circuit” in Shizuoka City, with the 20th anniversary of last May as a covered The world’s largest all-weather RC car circuit “Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit” renewed.
M – 07 CONCEPT In the new product briefing, Mr. Seiwa Suzuki of the Tamiya Planning & Development Department, Mr. Sumi Sumiyuki of the sales department, Mr. Koji Noma, former director of the product headquarters and general manager of Demio, from Mazda, Mr. Masaaki Nakayama, Product Headquarters Roadster Chief and Chief Designer, participated as a guest.

M-07 CONCEPT History of birth

Appeared in 1991, the 1/10 “Touring Car” series that has made numerous domestic and international popular sports cars and GT racing cars appear as RC cars. Stylish body and powerful driving unique to large size boasts high popularity from that time, and now it is a standard style of Tamiya’s electric R / C car. “M chassis” was born in 1994 to commercialize small cars that can not be modeled in such a touring car chassis with RC cars.

Mr. Suzuki (photo left) and Mr. Maezumi (photo right), which are also members of TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) which is the work team of Tamiya. He is active in a wide range of activities, including fighting competitive race scenes held both in Japan and abroad, and actively providing user support and setting advice at race events such as the Tamiya Grand Prix held in various places.

For more than 20 years since the birth of “M – 01”, the first model of the “M chassis” series, this boasts a high popularity as well as a touring car as well as now, starting with the Tamiya Grand Prix Tamiya official race event has also grown as a classic-

Unlike the “touring car”, which has many core fans who like Tamiya RC cars that are the root of Tamiya, “M chassis” is the center of the user who started to be drawn by the outstanding looks and loveness, Tamiya’s Even in the official race, it has been loved for many years as a class that many people say “I want to enjoy racing” rather than compete with eyes triangle.

Each model of the “M chassis” of the succession had a relation with the cost, making low cost car making priority on ease of making was done. Also, as mentioned above, there are not so many race-oriented users, so driving performance is not pursued as much as a touring car, suspension design geometry and simplified damper In a certain sense, such as “equipped with equipment for enjoying so – so -” running was not given.

Spinning or undoing is natural as long as you roll off with a rough start when you thrust into the corner at high speed, and the user loved “M chassis” including even such a part. This may be partly in common with the psychology of those who love small cars in real cars.

However, in recent years, participants in the “M chassis” class of the Tamiya Grand Prix are increasingly racing-oriented core audiences who have raced with touring cars, and in the opposite direction RC car racing is the first time for beginner drivers It is said.

The situation where people of various levels participate in the category of “M chassis” is pleasing, while many users burn hands to the chassis which is difficult to run against the cute appearance, many people who can run well with the same cars and who can not run well It is said that the disparity of it increased.

In order to solve such a situation, the development of a new “M chassis” which enables people of all levels to run easily in the same way, from beginners to experts, became an urgent task.

Mr. Maezashi who supports users with Tamiya Grand Prix in various places also said that he heard a lot of similar stories on the scene, and “Newly developed chassis” reflects the ease of maneuverability and the setting that the user advised to the user properly It is said that the height of “reproducibility” to be added is added to the request.

Back in this way About 1 year ago, the development of M – 07 CONCEPT started.

Integrated chassis for ease of running

M – 07 The most significant change in CONCEPT is the structure of the chassis (frame).

M-07 CONCEPT in the middle of assembly. I can understand the structure of the chassis in which even the gear box is integrated.

Each model of “M chassis” so far adopted a split monocoque frame. This is because all three successive models except M – 04 made it possible to change the wheelbase in three stages, replacing or rearranging the frame, adding a separate part to be a spacer to the split part ” It was supposed to be extended.

The chassis frame of the M – 03 chassis was designed to easily extend the wheel base by attaching separate parts for extension (black parts on the right of the photo) to the divided parts.

However, making the mainframe into a divided structure has numerous adverse effects on the running of the car. In particular, the influence on the chassis rigidity is great, and in order to secure its rigidity, polycarbonate resin with high strength was adopted as the frame material of the successive “M chassis”, but adverse effects on the chassis rigidity can not be completely wiped out It is said.

The hard frame also had a bad influence on the characteristics unique to the RC car that gains grip by twisting the chassis, resulting in narrower chassis characteristics of capacity.

In addition, the chassis with a narrow capacity had a big influence on the determination of the geometry of the suspension, and in the succession “M chassis” it was necessary to set the suspension geometry so that the understeer became a strong handling.

On the day, in addition to the successive chassis from M – 01 to M – 07 CONCEPT, M – 07 CONCEPT of full option specification incorporating “Hop Up Options” which is genuine optional part of Tamiya was also exhibited, and the difference in the structure of each car I was able to confirm.

Therefore, M – 07 CONCEPT redesigned the structure of the chassis. Also adopted as a “M chassis” series for the first time a single-piece frame with even a gearbox integrated, secured high chassis rigidity by combining with the front stiffener.

The chassis rigidity is structurally secured by adding the left and right stiffener (photo right) attached as separate parts to the main chassis (front left) where the front gearbox to the rear end are integrated.

As a result, the change of the wheelbase has changed from the previous three stages to two stages, but because it became a softer material, the grip due to the torsional rigidity of the frame can be greatly earned, the capacity of the car leap It is said that it expanded in the same way.

Long span suspension

The suspension that the basic geometry hardly changed for almost 20 years, although there were some minor changes each time of model change, was greatly improved in the M – 07 CONCEPT which gained a chassis with high rigidity.

Front and rear suspension arms of a completely different design than before. Besides providing a function that can adjust the rebound stroke both in the front and the rear, equipment like the touring car is made, such as being able to easily change the rear toe angle.

All newly designed suspension arms adopt the long span type which has already become commonplace in high-end touring cars, ensuring high grip.

The double wishbone type suspension is equipped with four independent oil dampers as standard equipment. It is easy to change the setting using internal oil or sold separately sold coil spring.

Oil damper which was option setting up to now was also equipped as standard, and its installation position has been redesigned greatly. Especially the front geometry improved greatly thanks to the increased capacity of the chassis. “It turns” more, given the aggressive geometry, fast cornering and manoeuvrability were said to be compatible.

Also, the point that the differences in the handling characteristics due to the difference in the wheelbase which was large until now has been reduced is also a point. It said that this made it easier to chose your favorite body without worrying about the difference in running.

Improved ease of assembly and serviceability

Besides ease of running, easy to assemble is also a major feature of M – 07 CONCEPT. Mr. Noma of Mazda who had built M-05 before, “M-05 was a monaca structure (right and left split), so assembly and maintenance were very difficult, but M-07 is easy to make I did acclaim. ”

In addition to the title of the head of the product headquarters, Ms. Noma (left of the photo) who is also representative of Mazda’s internal club, “MRF = Mazda, RC car · fan club”. He likes large models, and he is well versed in Tamiya RC cars including “M chassis”. Mr. Nakayama (right picture) that Mr. Nakayama was also in charge of development of the NA Roadster said that ND Roadster became Tamiya ‘s 1/24 Sports Car Series Plastic Model and 1/10 RC Car, as was the case with NA.

In M – 03 it was necessary to make the entire chassis unbalanced to open the gearbox (left in the photo), but in M ​​- 07 CONCEPT the access to the drive system became easier, in case of maintenance troubles or maintenance Also to be able to respond quickly (picture right).

As Mr. Noma said, the conventional “M chassis” had poor maintainability of the drive system. This point was also improved with M – 07 CONCEPT, it was possible to fully open the gearbox just by removing just 8 screws, and the maintainability of the drive system including the differential greatly improved.

M – 07 What is the run of CONCEPT?

M – 07 CONCEPT was created based on the concept that “anyone can easily run”. Mr. Maezaki said, “The conventional model was difficult to maneuver because the capacity of the chassis was small, but I was able to realize that the car capacity increased since I first ran M-07. If this is the case, I think that any level of users will be able to operate with confidence, “said Mr. Noma, who also has abundant experiences of RC cars” also, it was easy for the high side (falling) when using Demio’s body with M – 05 However, M – 07 was totally different (although the body was the same), although M – 05 is a good chassis, running with M – 07 can not go back anymore, “he also praised the run.

Mr. Noma and Mr. Nakayama who are driving M-07 CONCEPT. That facial expression is serious!

Also, Mr. Nakayama who runs the RC car for the first time in more than 30 years was also “RC car since the 6th wheel of Tyrel, I never got into the race etc, and I ran the temple premises (At that time) the transmitter was also a stick type, I could run well even with only that experience.I think that this is thanks to M – 07, it is wonderful. ”

From the veteran to the beginner, it confirmed the development concept of M – 07 CONCEPT that anyone can run easily.

RC race by Mazda sponsored also

At this briefing session, it was also announced that the “MAZDA Championship” sponsored by Mazda will be held at the “Tamiya Grand Prix All-Japan Championship” to be held every summer.

“Tamiya Grand Prix All-Japan Championship” held in Hokkaido from the north to the south to Kyushu, the nationwide venue nationwide is a national competition that appointed the representative right to the “Tamiya Grand Prix World Champion Decision Battle” to be held in Shizuoka every November.
“Tamiya Grand Prix World Champion Decision Battle” to be held in November every year is the stage that Tamiya RC car fan admires. The photo looks like last year.

From this “Tamiya Grand Prix World Champion Decision Battle” that experts who won the preliminary contests in the US, Europe and Asia regions in addition to the winners of domestic competitions are pushing ahead, many RC car · professional drivers are born , Some players have climbed to the world championship.

“MAZDA Championship” is set as one of five classes to be held at the “Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship”, and the body that can be used is limited to “Mazda Roadster” or “Mazda Demio”. Because affordable things are designated for power sources such as motors and batteries, it is attractive that anyone can easily participate. Of course, entry with M – 07 CONCEPT is also possible.

“MAZDA Championship” Cap and illustration board sent to the winner. Roadster is Mr. Nakayama, Demio is handwritten by Mr. Yanagisawa who is the chief designer, each with autographs. By the way, it seems that Demio is an illustration of Tamiya ‘s RC car, not a real car, and it is drawn tightly to the body mount.

Also, it is also the appeal of this competition that Mazda will present luxury prizes only for “MAZDA Championship” to the winners at each event.
Why do not you join in the M – 07 CONCEPT by all beginners of the RC car too?

※ Detailed schedule etc. of each event can be confirmed on the Tamiya website.

Source of the Japanese article and photos: LEVOLANT BOOST