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Tamiya 58675 Mercedes-Benz G 500 CC-02 chassis (Cross Country 2) official details and description

Get ready to do some fun trail exploration with the all-new Tamiya CC-02 (Cross Country 2) chassis platform! Tamiya’s designers have been hard at work to bring R/C enthusiasts the next generation of Tamiya trail driving with a completely revamped machine.

The first body to grace the capable new chassis is a highly-detailed polycarbonate recreation of the Mercedes-Benz G 500, which first graced the Mercedes stable of SUV’s in 2018.

• 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 455mm, width: 196mm, height: 207mm. Wheelbase: 267mm.
• TLU-01 LED Light Unit and LEDs included.
• G 500 body is recreated accurately in polycarbonate. Separately molded parts are included for the front grille, side mirrors and spare tire cover.
• Designed for a wide range of off-road terrain including rocky surfaces, the CC-02 chassis’ ladder frame is inspired by full-size vehicles and is the base for its superior durability.
• A 4WD setup employs the motor longitudinally behind the front axle, with separated gearbox and transfer case, and propeller shafts transmitting power to the differential gears to the front and rear.
• Twenty gear ratios between 11.09:1 and 29.28:1 are possible using separately sold pinion gears, for some serious fine-tuning!
• 4-link rigid suspension front and rear, with CVA oil dampers.
• Differential Gears: 3-bevel differential gears provide a smooth driving. They can also be locked (with reassembly) for driving on poor surfaces.
• Axle Housings: Housings enclose a central differential gear and axle shafts in a rigid setup that lets the chassis take on rough terrain with ease: if one wheel rises, the other is pushed downward to help the chassis gain traction.
• Gearbox: Power from the motor is routed via the realistic looking gearbox and transfer case, from its propeller shafts to the differential gears, and finally to the wheels.
• 4-Link Suspension: A rigid setup employs 4 plastic link arms on each axle housing and four oil dampers. This ergonomic design offers superior durability and the ground clearance.
• Includes: Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit.
• Required Items: 2-Channerl radio, steering servo, 7.2-7.4volt battery pack with compatible charger, and Tamiya PS paint.

High resolution photos of Tamiya 42345 TRF420 chassis kit and some more upcoming RC, static & Mini 4WD releases

Tamiya 42345 TRF420 chassis kit


RC
47427 1/10 XB Tyrrell P34 1976 JapneseGP (RC Mechanic Lessness-Type)
57916 1/10 XB Toyota GR Supra (TT02 Chassis) Red)
42339 TRF RC Tool Bag
42340 TRF RC Car Bag

Static
14135 1/12 Yamaha XV1600 Roadstar Custom
14137 1/12 Street Rider Figure
24351 1/24 Toyota GR Supra

32413 1/35 German Armored Railcar P204(f)
32597 1/48 German Tank Panther Ausf. D
35161 1/35 U.S.Self-Proprlled AA Gun M-42 Duster w/Figure x3
35368 1/35 JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle (LAV)
35369 1/35 German Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf. E/F
36213 1/16 US M551 Sheridan (Display Only)

Mini 4WD
95126 Cyclone Magnum Memorial (Super TZ-X Chassis) Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv.
95127 Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Super TZ-X Reinforced Chassis Set (Black)
95517 Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC (MA Chassis)
95533 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid 2019 (MA Chassis) (Polycarbonate Body)

Tamiya 42345 TRF420 chassis kit

・ The latest model of TRF chassis, a pure racer that uses a 2-belt 4WD drive system in a carbon double deck frame.
・ Full model change for the first time in 5 years with almost all parts newly designed.
・ A newly designed arm and upright for the suspension. The suspension mount uses a plastic bushing for the suspension shaft mounting part, and five patterns can be selected for the vehicle width and roll center by changing the bushing.
・ By changing the components of the new steering bridge, the steering characteristics can be set according to the course conditions.
・ The drive system uses a 37T gear differential that achieves weight reduction while maintaining the differential oil capacity.
・ The new double cardan universal shaft stabilizes the behavior at the corners and dramatically increases the speed.
・ By adopting an eccentric body mount, it is possible to select two standard body mounting positions that are 2mm closer to the standard.
・ Tamiya Grand Prix highest peak “TRF Championship (tentative name)” class that competes in the world championship finals. 2020 will be held in touring cars for the first time in 3 years!
・ Please see the hobby show venue for product details.

Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Tomcat Modeling Laboratory Book


Publisher: Dai Nihon Kaiga
Author: Model Graphix
Release Date: Late September in Japan
Language: Japanese

– Tamiya 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat is one of the most popular injection plastic kits released in recent years, but it is also a kit that many modelers that have been purchased cannot start production.
– This is a book that the editorial department of the model information magazine [Monthly Model Graphics] introduces production in a How to format, using many photos during production.
– Softcover
– 96 pages, full colour

First images of Start with Tamiya TT-02 Chassis Radio Control Skill UP book


From the good assembling method to the know-how to set and tuning, it is approaching the charm of the popular machine of the whole book.
The fans who want to start the radio control from now on, of course, are confident in the expert as well.


Source: RCmagazine

Off-Road RC Icon Goes Trailing! Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR video review by RC Driver



Tamiya continues to develop new and fun RC variants of its existing chassis’. A new addition to their vast RC line-up is the Tamiya RC Monster Beetle Trail GF-01TR. This fun looking RC is already easily recognizable with its iconic Monster Beetle body, just now in 1/14 scale. Under the body is the GF-01 chassis, which is known for wheelies, but the drivetrain has been altered with the addition of portal axle hubs both front and rear. This gives the truck a little more ground clearance while gearing it down. Tamiya includes a Torque Tuned motor and ESC with this fill build kit too. In this video, we highlight what sets the kit apart from others in the Tamiya selection for Tamiya fans and of course show you it in action as well.
Soure: RC Driver YouTube channel