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Tamiya 58738 XM-01 PRO Chassis Kit video review

The world of RC Rally just got better with the release of the Tamiya XM-01 Pro. Tamiya has continued to support this segment and although some of their releases are fun model builds, those who demand racing performance handling and features will surely want to gravitate to this kit. Inside the full build up kit, you’ll find aluminum shocks, oil filled diffs, full ball bearings and more which Greg will break down for you in this video. Then you need to see this run. It’s just a fun run, but you’ll see how good the XM-01 looks ripping around in the dirt!
Source: RC Driver

Official product videos of Tamiya 47304 Fighting Buggy 2014 & 70259 Walking & Swimming Penguin

Tamiya is delighted to welcome the Fighting Buggy back to its product line-up with this re-release version of the 1982 R/C buggy classic. It retains the unique suspension and drivetrain setups employed on the original model and pairs them with a newly-designed chassis. The ABS resin body keeps the shape and design theme from its predecessor, accenting it with updated markings. It is equipped with an aluminum roof wing part and side nets for an authentic buggy-esque look.

A Highly Satisfying Off-Road Experience
The original 2mm-thick FRP and duralumin chassis plate is replaced with a new 2.5mm-thick FRP plate, finished in black like the 1.5mm-thick mechanism deck. The model can be powered by the separately sold Tamiya LF Battery LF1100-6.6V Racing Pack (M-Size), which will fit neatly underneath the mechanism deck. Afficionados of the original model will note that the die cast arms remain the same on the 2014 version, while the separate reserve tank is still used on the rear suspension, which otherwise receives a number of new parts. A sealed direct drive gear case also houses the motor and protects it from dust and dirt. Stability is provided by ribbed front tires, and the rear gives excellent grip thanks to tires with tread patterns that extend to the sidewalls. 3-piece wheels are used both front and rear.

●Length: 410mm, width: 230mm, height: 160mm ●Wheelbase: 250mm ●Tread: 165mm (front), 180mm (rear) ●FRP double deck chassis frame ●Rear wheel direct drive 2WD ●2-piece steering tie-rod ●Front suspension: double trailing arm, Rear suspension: swing axle & transverse monoshock ●Tire width/diameter: 21/73mm (front), 49/86mm (rear) ●Aluminum oil dampers ●Full ball bearings ●Gear ratio=10:1 or 6.5:1 ●Type 540 motor included ●Requires electronic speed controller (ESC) (sold separately)

Separately Required Items
●2-Channel R/C unit with ESC ●Battery pack & charger ●R6/AA/UM3 batteries for transmitter

This assembly kit creates the Walking and Swimming Penguin, which waddles on land and swims in the water. The submarine motor powers its legs via gearbox as it moves, and in the water the model raises its head and swims with its flippers. Use its rudder to apply direction. Includes everything needed for easy snap-fit/screw-together assembly. Stickers for eyes, beak and body are also included. One separately sold R03/AAA/UM4 battery is required.

First photos of items displayed in the Tamiya Booth at the 62nd Shizuoka Hobby Show 2024

Static Models
35387 1/35 German Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A7V
12694 1/35 Scale German Leopard 2 A7V Metal Gun Barrel
35384 1/35 German KS600 Motorcycle & Sidecar
35386 1/35 German Machine Gun Team (Mid-WWII)
25217 1/48 Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100 & 4×4 Light Vehicle Kurogane Set
60204 1/35 Pteranodon
60793 1/72 Lockheed Martin® F-35®B Lightning II®
24367 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240Z Street-Custom/a>
24173 1/24 Fiat Abarth 695 SS
24188 1/24 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
24366 1/24 “Full-View” Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
24365 1/24 Toyota Soarer 2000VR-Turbo
14142 1/12 Honda Dax125 Tamiya Limited Edition

R/C Models
58738 1/10 R/C XM-01 PRO Chassis Kit
42384 1/10 R/C TRF421 Chassis Kit
58734 1/10 R/C Citroën DS (MB-01)
58739 1/10 R/C 1998 Honda NSX Racing (TT-02)
58736 1/10 R/C Ford Baja Bronco (CC-02)
56375 1/14 Volvo FH16 Globetrotter XL 750 4×2 Tractor
58489 1/10 R/C Avante (2011)
58496 1/10 R/C Fast Attack Vehicle (2011)

42385 45mm Swing Shafts (Hard) 2pcs.
42386 TRF421 Wheel Axles (2pcs.)
42387 45mm Drive Shafts for Low Friction Double Cardan Joint Shafts (2pcs.)
42388 Axle Shafts for TRF421 Double Cardan Joint Shafts (2pcs.)

Mini 4WD
95168 Ignicion (MA) Japan Cup 2024
95166 HG Carbon Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2024
95167 HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2024
95169 Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2024
95170 Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2024
95171 Torque-Tuned 2 Motor J-Cup 2024
95172 Torque-Tuned 2 PRO J-Cup 2024
18103 Cross Spear 01 (VZ Chassis)
95660 HG Heavy Aluminum Wheels for Low-Profile Tires II (Reversible, 2pcs.)
95651 HG Lightweight 19mm Tapered Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)
95603 Hurricane Sonic Polycarbonate Body Special (AR) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 30th Anniversary
95665 Fully Cowled 30th Anniv. Red Slick Tires & Gold Color Plated Wheels
95669 Fully Cowled 30th Anniv. Mini 4WD Car Catcher (Black)
95667 Fully Cowled 30th Anniv. Multipurpose Tape 15mm Width/Black & Pink)

Educational Construction, Tools & Finishing Materials
70259 Walking & Swimming Penguin
69946 Walking & Swimming Duck (Yellow)

87226 Ultra Thin Aluminum Stickers (2pcs.)
82184 LP-84 Camouflage Gray
82185 LP-85 Medium Air Gray
86533 AS-33 Camouflage Gray

Source of photos: Dengeki Hobby Web

62nd Shizuoka Hobby Show Tamiya Head Office Special Tour Sales Corner

■ Abegawa mochi Special package (1,200 yen/tax included)
Abegawa mochi is a Japanese sweet that is loved by Shizuoka citizens. This is a special package in collaboration with Shizuoka Hobby Show.

■ 67506 Tamiya Inden business card holder (dark blue x white lacquer) 9,350 yen (tax included)
■ 67507 Tamiya Inden business card holder (black x white lacquer) 9,350 yen (tax included)
■ 67508 Tamiya Inden business card holder (black x red lacquer) ) 9,350 yen (tax included)
■ 67509 Tamiya Inden business card holder (black x pink lacquer) 9,350 yen (tax included)
The Inden business card holder, which has a history of over 400 years, is now available with the Tamiya logo. Koshu Inden is a unique technique of applying lacquer patterns to deerskin, and is a handmade masterpiece created using soft deerskin and shining lacquer.

■ 67510 Tamiya pin badge Logo mark round shape (black/gold) (880 yen/tax included)
Approximately 35 mm zinc alloy oval base with a gold Tamiya mark on a black background coated with silicone epoxy resin. It’s a pin badge. There is a butterfly clutch on the back, so you can attach it to a bag, hat, or clothes and use it like a brooch.

Tamiya official release list June 2024

Scale models
12694 1/35 German Federal Army Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A7V Metal Gun Barrel
14142 1/12 Honda Dax 125 Tamiya Limited Edition
24173 1/24 Fiat Abarth 695 SS
24366 1/24 Full View Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
35387 1/35 German Federal Army Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A7V

RC models
22082 TA08R Carbon Upper Deck (2.0mm thickness)
22083 TA08 Aluminum front upper arm mount
22084 TA08 Aluminum rear upper arm mount
22085 TA08 Reinforced rear body mount set
47350 1/10 RC Top Force (2017)
47367 1/10 RC Manta Ray (2018)
47509 XM-01 Titanium screw set
51747 XM-01 B parts (bumper)
51748 XM-01 C parts (upright)
51749 XM-01 D parts (suspension arm)
58734 1/10 RC Citroen DS (MB-01 chassis)
58738 1/10 RC XM-01 PRO Chassis Kit
58739 1/10 RC 1998 Honda NSX Racing (TT-02 chassis)
64453 Tamiya RC Guidebook Volume 23 (2024 SPRING-SUMMER)

Mini 4WD
18014 1/32 Avante Jr. (September 2024)
18103 Cross Spear 01 (VZ chassis)
95168 1/32 Ignition Japan Cup 2024 (MA Chassis)
95239 Carbon reinforced super FM chassis set (August)
95257 HG carbon rear wide stay (3mm) (August)
95259 HG carbon rear stay (3mm) (August)
95501 1/32 Avante Jr. Black Special (September)
95603 Hurricane Sonic Polycarbonate Body Special (AR Chassis) – Full Cowl Mini 4WD 30th Anniversary
95651 HG Lightweight 19mm all aluminum bearing roller (tapered type)
95660 Heavy Aluminum Wheel II for HG Low Height (2 reversible)

Tamiya 64453 R/C Guide Book Volume 23 2024 Spring-Summer

Tamiya RC Guidebook Vol.23 (2024 SPRING-SUMMER), which carefully selects Tamiya’s major RC models, has been published. The lineup is rich in variety, including off-road cars that can be driven anywhere, classic touring cars and formula cars that can be enjoyed at high speeds, tanks and trailer trucks that are large and impressive, and 3-wheeled cars that are attracting attention for their ability to corner by tilting their bodies. Contains Tamiya’s main RC models such as RC and the complete model XB that can be played right out of the box. We also listed new products that will be released by summer. You can also check RC videos and detailed information by scanning the QR code with your smartphone or mobile phone. The RC Start Guide also features the “differential”, which plays an important role when cornering an RC car. An easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of differential assembly and setting tips. In addition, there are plenty of ways to enjoy RC life, such as Tamiya RC Live, which delivers videos of various events and the latest information, and information dissemination using SNS. In addition, at the end of the book, we also provided information on hobby shops around the country and Tamiya’s RC circuit. Full color A4 size, 40 pages with plenty of volume.

Tamiya XM-01 Pro rally runs

In this video we give you a rundown on what comes with the XM-01 Pro Rally car as well as power it through 3 timed runs on the track. Not only did it feel great, when all was said and done it broke the track record by 3 seconds – with only a small bit of tuning!
We’re pretty confident this car is going to be a beast when all is said and done – we can’t wait to get it back out to the track!

Source: CompetitionX