Monthly Archives: July 2021

Full details of Tamiya 56714 TamTech-Gear The Grasshopper Mini (GB-01S Chassis) & official international new release list for September 2021

Overall length = 266mm The product is a full set of assembled and painted finished vehicles.

Released in Japan around October 2, 2021 (Sat), price 23,980 yen

A4 size completed 2WD buggy that can be easily played with dry batteries
It is a completed electric RC car packed with a high-performance mechanism in a compact size of almost A4 size. RTR (Ready to Run) with a transmitter set in addition to the completed car body. Not only can you enjoy running immediately out of the box, but you can also use AA batteries as the running power source for about 60 minutes in normal mode. It can run for about 25 minutes in mode. The secret is a number of full-scale mechas packed in a small size. The body is made of durable polycarbonate with the image of a single-seater racing buggy. High performance that allows you to enjoy sufficient driving even on outdoor off-road circuits, including indoor driving, is also a big attraction.

Body composition packed with full-scale mechanics and fun
The frame is a lightweight and strong box type. Achieves a good balance and lower center of gravity by mounting on the rear end. Combined with the adjustable 4-wheel double wishbone suspension, it demonstrates high kinetic performance. After mounting the motor and gearbox on the rear end, it becomes a drive wheel Adopted a rear wheel two-wheel drive layout that applies load to the wheels. In addition, the drive part is full bearing, small and lightweight planetary type differential gear, and slipper clutch that protects the gear from big shocks such as jumps. , Universal shaft etc. are also standard equipment. The popular 1/10 basic buggy and glass hopper deformed body are made of lightweight and shock-resistant polycarbonate.

Basic specifications
● Overall length 266mm, Overall width 181mm, Overall height 90mm ● Wheel base 177mm ● Tread = Front: 160mm, Rear: 155mm ● Tire width / diameter = Front: 21 / 60.5mm Rear: 26 / 64mm ● Frame = Reinforced resin box type ● Drive Method = Horizontal motor rear drive ● Diff gear = Planetary type gear diff ● Steering = 3-split tie rod type ● Suspension = Double wishbone 4-wheel independent ● Gear ratio = 10.86: 1 ● Motor = 370 type ● Speed ​​controller = ESC specifications (TRE) -01 unit installed) ● Minimum turning radius: 35cm ● Standard continuous running time: Approximately 60 minutes in normal mode, approximately 25 minutes in power mode (using AA batteries)

Required separately
● AA battery for travelling 4 alkaline batteries or 4 AA nickel hydrogen batteries Neo Champ and dedicated charger, Tamiya LF1100-6.6V Racing Pack (M size) and dedicated charger ● 4 AA alkaline batteries for transmitter

Tamiya Upcoming Releases September 2021

R/C Models
 22002  CC-02 Aluminum Servo Mount
 22006  Silicone Oil#4000
 22007  Silicone Oil#5000
 22008  3x6mm Steel Flanged Screws (5pcs.)
 56558  Accessory Set For 1/14 Scale R/C Truck (Cones & Tools)

Static Models
 32600  1/48 German Self-Propelled Heavy Anti-tank Gun Nashorn
 32602  1/48 WWII Wehrmacht Infantry Set

 18657  Ignicion (MA)
 95630  VZ Chassis Set (Red)

First photo of and boxart of Tamiya 47477 Porsche 934 Coupe Vaillant TA02SW 45th Anniversary

This 1/10 scale R/C kit is a color variation version of the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934. The kit itself commemorates the 45th anniversary of the original Tamiya R/C release! The Porsche 934 holds a special place in Tamiya history as the product of our first R/C model release. This model features a white color body that recreates the Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 which tussled at the top of races in the European Racing Championship in June 1976. The special release includes a photo-etched product plate and a one-page printed message by Tamiya’s Executive Chairman, Shunsaku Tamiya!

• 1/10 R/C assembly kit. Length: 435mm, width: 202mm, wheelbase: 236mm.
• Body is made of durable polycarbonate.
• Shaft-driven 4WD TA02SW chassis incorporates a horizontal motor layout featuring an FRP double-deck frame with battery and rear gearbox positioned further forward for optimum weight distribution.
• The chassis has a short (236mm) wheelbase and wide tread setup in the traditional Porsche style.
• Includes hi-spec parts: Aluminum motor mount, hard propeller shaft (short), and front/rear universal shafts.
• The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension utilizes CVA oil dampers with front/rear FRP shock/damper stays.
• The drivetrain uses full bearings, and sealed front/rear gearboxes have built-in diff gears, with a ball differential in the rear.
• 2-piece mesh wheels with metal plated rims have wide rear tires and front/rear semi-pneumatic slick tires featuring inner sponges.
• Includes: 540-Type brushed motor.
• Special, dedicated package.
• Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, ESC. 7.2-7.4volt battery & charger, and Tamiya PS paint.

Tamiya Mini 4WD event venue limited products sold at “Tobu Online Shopping”

“Tobu Tamiya Modelers Gallery” is a well-known summer event. “Mini 4WD event venue limited products” can be purchased at “Tobu Online Shopping” until August 1st (Sun). Products will be handed over during the exhibition period and additional August 27th (Friday) -August 29th (Sunday), Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro store 8F event Please come to the special corner. Please enjoy yourself with Tamiya products this summer as well.

Event venue limited product 2021 new products

Modified trucks based on the Tamiya 1/14 RC trucks driving huge distances in convoys

One of our readers kindly sent us photos and details about their hobby project based on Tamiya 1/14 RC trucks which we gladly publicise here:

I am happy I can show you our project. We did start Trucking 3-4 years ago, mainly we use them just as support vehicle for our tank battle days, recovery or just as spare part supply trucks in the fields. Surely sounds strange but our playground is always relatively far away from the parking place so the trucks help us. Than a cheap truck brand showed up and I wanted to test it what is possible with it and start a walk but mostly it did break down after 4km. After a wile some of our tank battle friends showed up to and the first Konvoi was made about 10km.

Some of us got heavy problems with the feets so we did break of after 60km. That was a pain, but we also had a lot of failures, but now we are 300% better than last year so I think it could be successfull in 5 weeks.
Here you can find our website and most of our trucks listed or here in Facebook If you have questions or want to hear more stories of our trails let me knew. Our drives are normally: 10km for technical measurements, 30 and 40 km for conditional training and long term tests. So it becomes a join between marathon sports and modelling lol but that’s whats make it so impressive and challenging for us. I can tell everyone, just to try it. Surely old guys trailing with little truck looks funny, but all kids love us and most of the people we meet on the trails.

Another nice Tamiya headquarters insight for the 50th Anniversary of Tamiya Educational Construction Series

Information from the designer that the “printing out” of the “No2 Powerful Gear Box” package was unearthed in the warehouse!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find “No1 High Speed Gear Box”.
Of course, it was manual work at that time. It was a block copy made by pasting phototypesetting. The handwritten line drawing is also very tasty.

See more here

Mini 4WD Tamiya 18718 K4 Gambol FM-A Chassis details

Here comes a brand new Mini 4WD model capturing one of the customized small trucks which have recently become popular in Japan. This model gives a playful image, and is sure to catch everyone’s attention at the track with its unique form.

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 low-friction front skid bar and roller (4 included) parts, while rear rollers are 8mm thick for superb stability. The chassis underside allows easy access to the motor and quick setup changes. Includes 3.5:1 gears and a motor.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 144mm, width: 97mm, height: 61mm.
• Body is molded in Metallic Orange, and consists of two separate sections to offer the easier two-tone color painting job.
• Comes with separate parts for animal guard and roll bar.
• Features front motor layout with aerodynamic design low-friction skid bar on front bumper underside.
• Black polypropylene A-spoke wheels are paired with super hard small-diameter low-profile tires (black).
• 8mm thickness side rollers give stability and a lightweight model.
• Dedicated metallic stickers are packaged in the kit.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your car.

New Tamiya RC public special & RC race report in July

・ Details of the NEW RC model will be released for the first time in the world!
・ We will also deliver the pattern of the “Tamiya Grand Prix” held at the Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on Saturday, July 17th. Introducing the “Tamichare GT”, the first entry of the popular new chassis TA08, and the “Rally Grand Prix”, which features high-speed cornering and jumping!
・ “Rikkun” Tamiya Staff Sunahara’s M Sport GPX 2021 entry record and details of the chassis used.
・ Introduction of RC video contest “#Tamiya RC Film Festival” using Twitter.
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Introduction of new Tamiya RC products in July and Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix held in July! RC NEW models “Toyota GR86” and “Subaru BRZ” will also be shown!

・ Introducing the new Tamiya RC products “Land Frieda Quad Truck”, “Comical Hot Shot”, and “Glass Hopper II Black Edition” released in July, along with the videos shot for Tamiya RC Live !!
・ We will deliver the pattern of the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” held at the Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on Sunday, July 18th. Introducing “Jr Grand Prix”, “Women’s Grand Prix”, and “Pair Grand Prix” this time!
・ Introducing the pattern of “FUJI 86 STYLE with BRZ 2021” held at Fuji Speedway in June and the new products “Toyota GR86” and “Subaru BRZ” !!

Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono