Monthly Archives: May 2020

Tamiya RC Live – TA07RR chassis kit, Comical Avante introduction of optional specifications & TC-01 chassis details part 2



Introduction of TA07RR chassis kit details!
・ We will explain the details and settings of the TA07RR kit.


Introduction of Comical Avante optional specifications!
・ We will explain the OP and settings that can be used for Comical Avante.


TC-01 Chassis Detailed Explanation Part 2
・ Details such as chassis details and mechanical space will be delivered.

Official full product video of Tamiya 56362 1/14 RC Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck



https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/56362/index.htm
https://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/56362/index.html

Specifications vary from final product.
The model shown has the below separately sold TROP option parts fitted:
Item 56523 Multi-Function Control Unit “Euro-Style” (MFC-03)
Item 56553 Electric Actuator Set for 1/14 Scale R/C Tow Truck
Item 56549 LED Light for MFC (φ3 / Red / 1,100mm)
Item 56550 LED Light for MFC (φ3 / White / 1,100mm)
Item 56551 LED Light for MFC (φ3 / Yellow / 1,100mm) (2pcs.)

Takayuki Yamazaki of PDC Designworks talk – Tokyo Communication Art College



A message from hyper designer Kayuki Yamazaki to everyone who aims at this industry. A graduate of our school. Our school teacher. Former Honda Technical Research Institute designer.
Established pdc_designworks in 2012, leveraging the experience of working on hit products such as Ape / zoomer / GROM. A wide field of view and various hobbies are used not only for industrial design centered on car design but also for fashion, models, DJs, consultants, magazine serialization, design education activities for companies, students, etc. Carry out activities. In recent years, we are expanding the range of activities such as customized production, ambassador activities and corporate consulting.
Source: TCACRE YouTube channel

Tamiya 95587 Mach Frame Black Special


This is a Black Special version of the futuristic Mach Frame Mini 4WD kit. The original release kit uses a body design which was originally chosen among entries submitted to the 2018 Mini 4WD design competition. The body/frame combination in this release has a stylish new color scheme and is paired once again with the front motor FM-A chassis.

FM-A: Aerodynamic Front Motor Chassis
The FM-A chassis is a front motor unit with advanced aerodynamic themes that – thanks to its center of gravity toward the front – is at home on a whole variety of track types including those with frequent elevation changes. It comes equipped with a low-friction front skid bar, while the chassis underside allows easy access to the motor and quick setup changes. Aircraft-inspired aero side stays allow attachment of a range of Grade-Up parts. The chassis is molded in durable ABS, with low friction A parts such as under panel, all in matching black. Smoke color metal-plated A-spoke wheels are combined with low-profile tires, and the model includes 3.5:1 gears.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 156mm, width: 97mm, height: 36mm.
• The FM-A chassis is molded in Black reinforced polycarbonate-ABS.
• The 4-piece body comes molded in tinted Smoke color ABS.
• Comes with dedicated metallic sticker designs.
• Matte gold color plated A-spoke wheels are paired with super hard Black low-profile tires (small-diameter).
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 3.5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.

The Grasshopper II (2017) – Successor of an icon


While waiting for the release of the 47438 Tamiya Super Storm Dragon, based on the classic Tamiya Hornet chassis, another too long ongoing project was waiting to be finished.

The Grasshopper II. Back in the days, the Grasshopper II was not really my cup of tea. But today i see it from another point of view. Especially the “Super G” version, which was available on some markets is a really cool car.  So, the plan was to re-create that version. The “Super G” came with a 540er motor instead of the stock 380 motor. Friction shocks were also changed to the cool C.V.A. ones. Yellow Fox/Wild One style wheels and Avante/Supershot Spike tires for the rear and Super Hornet style front pin spike tires. The tires, shocks, and motor (we used a 540 Black Sport Tuned) weren´t really a problem. But the yellow wheels aren´t impossible to find nowadays. So we made our own using the classic Tamiya Nylon Parts Coloring Set No. 53130. The wheels came out very well. Tamiya TS-76 Mica Silver was used for the body, to give the buggy a more professional look. With the modern ESC, Sport Tuned motor, and digital servo, the “Super G” is a really good performer for such an basic entry level car.

Enjoy !

Satoshi Maezumi (Paisen RC) video review of the Tamiya Terra Scorcher 2020



A reprinted version of the 4WD buggy and Scocher released in 1988 is the RC limited project “Scocher (2020)”.Equipped with four oil damper type CVA dampers on four independent suspensions of double wishbones.

The front and rear tires are low-height spiked tires that provide light acceleration and grip.Equipped with front and rear stabilizers to control rolls, you can enjoy stable driving on off-road as well as off-road driving.

The front bumper is large and highly shock-absorbent, protecting the vehicle body from damage.Equipped with a universal drive shaft that does not fall off even in the event of a crash, it uses an aluminum motor mount with high heat dissipation.

It is an RC car that can be fully enjoyed even now with each part upgraded according to the times.

Souce: パイセンRC (Paisen RC) YouTube channel