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Video review of Tamiya 58656 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 EVO.II Team Zakspeed Debis by RC Driver



Looking for a hobby? Something to do while you’re stuck at home? The radio control car hobby is a great thing to get into. Of course we’re going to show you how much fun it can be! Tamiya is an RC car manufacturer that has helped countless people get into the hobby. Recently we added their Mercedes-Benz 190E Debis TT-01 Type-E On-Road Car to the collection and we took a slightly different approach to showing you this kit. This semi-review will tell you about the cars features, details and performance, but more importantly, we hope it serves as inspiration for those looking for a hobby or those in the hobby to try a fun car that might interest them. Let’s get to it RC Drivers!
Error: Please note the shocks are friction shocks. A friend helped me with the build and assembled the shocks. At a quick glance to me, they appeared to be the oil version shocks.

Source: RC Driver YouTube channel

Tamiya release list for October 2020

R/C Models
 42356  42mm Swing Shafts (Hard) 2pcs.
 42358  Transmitter Bag
 42359  VG O-Rings for Oil Dampers (30°)
 42360  42mm Drive Shafts for Low Friction Double Cardan Joint Shafts (2pcs.)
 42361  43mm Drive Shafts for Low Friction Double Cardan Joint Shafts (2pcs.)
 42362  44mm Drive Shafts for Low Friction Double Cardan Joint Shafts (2pcs.)
 42363  Axle Shafts for TRF420 Double Cardan Joint Shafts (2pcs.)
 54960  TC-01 Aluminum Damper Extenders (4pcs.)
 54968  M-08 Aluminum Motor Bridge
 54969  33mm Lightweight Aluminum Swing Shafts (2pcs.)
 54970  CC-02 Aluminum Spur Gear Mount
 54971  CC-02 Motor Mount Bridge Spacer
 54973  Pin Stripe Stickers for Panel Lines
 54977  TT-02 Aluminum Servo Mount

Static Models
 24356  1/24 Campus Friends 2 Set
 60791  1/72 Lockheed Martin® F-35®B Lightning II®

Kids
 18095  Honda e (VZ)
 95584  Hi-Mount Tube Stabilizer Set (Clear Yellow)

Tools & Paints
 69937  Modeler’s Side Cutter α (Yellow)
 74157  HG Tweezer Grip Scissors

Tamiya 57919 1/10 RC XB Toyota GR Supra (TT-02 Chassis) White


RC drive a popular 2-seater sports car!
It is a completed electric radio control car that reproduces Toyota’s 2-seater sports car, GR Supra, which made its world debut in January 2019. The body that realistically reproduces the characteristic shape of the double bubble roof, raised front and rear fenders, duck tail of the rear gate, etc. is made of lightweight and shock resistant polycarbonate. The main body is painted white, the window is smoked, and the rear diffuser is painted black. In addition, the front and rear light cases are composed of separate parts of polycarbonate to create a three-dimensional effect, creating a fearless look. In addition, the door mirror also reproduces three small protrusions on the side. The high-scale finish enhances the enjoyment of running.

Adopted shaft 4WD, TT-02, which is easy to operate and enjoys setting.
The assembled chassis is a shaft drive 4WD TT-02 with excellent steering stability due to a well-balanced design with a running battery on the left and a motor on the right. The suspension has four independent double wishbones. The front and rear sealed gearboxes incorporate a resin 4-pinion type differential gear that produces a smooth differential. In addition, the wheel hub has a brake disc-like design, and is equipped with a front bumper support that resembles the bumper of a racing kart in an actual vehicle. In addition, the wheel base, vehicle height, and tread can each be selected from two types by changing the parts, and settings such as a motor mount with a wide range of 10 gear ratios are also OK. The black 10-spoke wheels have silver stickers on some of the rims and spokes, giving a finish that is similar to that of a real 19-inch wheel. The tire is equipped with a racing radial carved with a tread pattern. Also equipped with ESC (Electronic Speed ​​Controller) that allows you to enjoy smooth speed control both forward and backward.

Using 2.4G R/P that can be played easily by multiple units
A wheel trigger type transmitter, 7.2V battery for running, and a charger, which are perfect for controlling the car as well as the completed car body, are also set. The RC mechanism is crystal replacement etc. Adopting a 2.4GHz radio set that you can easily enjoy with multiple units without the need for band adjustment. 2.4GHz, which is also used for computer wireless LAN, has a 1:1 correspondence between the transmitter and the receiver (vehicle body), so there is no concern about interference, and the transmitter and receiver are already paired. There is no need for troublesome setup work. The transmitter uses a grip cover and a trigger cover. It can be adjusted by attaching and detaching it, and it is a structure that is easy to operate even with small hands.

Basic specifications
●Length: 457mm, Width: 188mm, Height: 133mm ●Wheelbase 257mm ●Tire width/diameter = front and rear 26/66mm ●Frame = bathtub type ●Drive system = vertical motor/shaft drive 4WD ● Differential gear = front and rear resin 4 bevel type ●Steering = 3-division tie rod type ●Suspension = 4-wheel double wishbone ●Damper = front and rear friction ●Gear ratio = Kit standard 8.27:1 (10 kinds of gears from 11.38:1 to 7.28:1 in combination with optional pinion) Ratio can be selected) ● Motor = 540 type ● Speed ​​controller = ESC (Electronic Speed ​​Controller) installed

Required separately
● 4 AA batteries for transmitter

Tamiya 60791 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II


This model kit faithfully recreates the bleeding edge airframe of the F-35B Lightning II. The F-35 Lightning II is a state-of-the-art multirole stealth fighter developed by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. military and selected allies. The fighter has three variants: the multi-role fighter F-35A, the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-capable F-35C. This 1/72 scale model was manufactured by Italeri in 2019 and now joins the Tamiya 1/72 scale War Bird Series with the addition of Tamiya materials and parts.

• 1/72 scale plastic model assembly kit.
• New packaging and instruction manual designed by Tamiya, plus a brand-new Tamiya figure
and decals for markings and panel lines.
• Markings are included to depict a choice of two F-35Bs at the U.S. base in Iwakuni, Japan.
• Parts are included to recreate ordnance such as AIM-120 air-to-air missiles, plus a missile troley.
• Choose between open and closed canopy parts.
• Aircraft and ordnance parts are a product of Italeri.

New Mini 4WD Tamiya 95598 NEO VQZ Advanced Pack & official photos and details of Tamiya 18095 Honda e (both on VZ chassis)

95598 Tamiya NEO VQZ Advanced Pack

18095 Tamiya Honda e (VZ chassis)

Length: 158mm The photo shows the product assembled and partially painted. Scheduled to be released in November 2020

Modern and cute electric car is mini 4WD
Honda e is a mini 4WD, a compact EV (electric car) of Honda, which debuted in August 2020, with mass production type unveiled in 2019 It was In addition to realistically modeling the rounded, 5-door hatchback style with plenty of love, the lively and bright body color is also based on the image of the actual vehicle coloring called Charge Yellow. The headlights, rear lamps, and black sticker that create a cute look are also included in the set to add a metallic touch to the display model. In addition, the chassis uses a lightweight, compact, and short wheelbase VZ. The dish type wheels are equipped with small diameter low-height tires in a black color that is full of real vehicle feel. It’s a machine that will definitely get you hooked on how you can easily run through the course.

VZ chassis pursuing strength and expandability
The VZ chassis is a compact and lightweight VS wheel chassis with a short wheelbase, which is also popular in racing and has further refined its performance. While maintaining the excellent features of the VS chassis such as small turning performance and high maintainability, the strength of the bumper, rear stay base, propeller shaft bearing, etc. has been improved. The point is also a moderate “bend” that absorbs shock. In addition to the rear roller stay, the front bumper can also be split. The degree of freedom in setting is also greatly improved. The shaft bearing uses a 620 plastic bearing made of POM resin that has low frictional resistance. A parts such as the chassis body and gear cover are made of ABS resin, and the gear ratio is set to 3.5:1.

Basic specifications
●Completed length 158mm, width 98mm, height 53mm ●Motor included ●Can be assembled without adhesive and with screws

Required separately
●2 AA batteries

What is Honda e
Honda e is Honda’s compact EV (electric vehicle) that was developed with the aim of creating an environment-friendly car that has a small body and is easy to use in urban areas. Various cameras and sensors are placed on the black part of the front mask and rear panel, and the steps are reduced to remove the decoration, pursuing a thoroughly simple design. In addition, the cockpit uses a novel instrument panel with five monitors aligned in a straight line, allowing various operations with a smartphone. It also has a voice assist function. The drive system is an RR that drives the rear wheels with a powerful motor located at the rear, and the suspension is a strut-type four-wheel independent, providing plenty of driving pleasure. The cruising range is more than 200km on a single charge, which makes the car suitable for the new era EV that Honda has created.