Mini 4WD Tamiya 18717 Dyipne (FM-A Chassis)

Almost 4 years after its local sale by Lils Hobby Center it is now available broadly.

Overall length = 156 mm The photo shows the assembled and painted kit

Released on Saturday, April 1, 2023 in Japan, price 1,210 yen

Pop and Gorgeous Filipino Popular
This is a plastic model assembly kit of a high-performance racer that uses a shaft drive four-wheel drive. A mini 4WD reproduction of the “Jeepney”, a shared bus that is popular with citizens in the Philippines. The glossy red ABS resin body has been modeled to capture the characteristics of the retro-designed front mask and the entrance and exit at the rear of the vehicle, as well as the bonnet bus style full of love. In addition, the roof part with the eaves and the horse doll on the bonnet are separate parts with plenty of three-dimensional effect. It is also a nice point that the painting is finished neatly. The chassis adopts FM-A with a front motor layout, and silver A-spoke wheels are fitted with black low-height tires. A metallic sticker set that expresses glittering coloring, headlights, logos, etc. that attracts attention.

Adopts FM-A chassis with front motor layout
The chassis uses FM-A with a front motor layout that incorporates an aero design. The center of gravity is closer to the front of the car body, so it is possible to run with a sense of stability even on courses with many ups and downs. In addition to the standard low-friction resin skid bar at the bottom of the front, the four rollers are also made of low-friction resin. In particular, the rear roller is an 8mm thick type that enhances stability. In addition, the motor can be easily replaced from the bottom of the chassis, allowing speedy setting changes. Various parts can be attached to the aero side stay, which is inspired by the cross-sectional shape of an airplane wing. The chassis body made of ABS resin is black, and the A parts made of low-friction resin are red. The gear ratio is set to 4.2:1.

Basic specifications
●Completed length: 156mm, width: 97mm, height: 56mm ●Motor included ●Adhesive-free snap-in assembly

Separately purchased
●2 AA batteries