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A very different full sized Tamiya Grasshopper at the Red Bull Box Cart Race 2019 in Japan

Team NONmotorize
This is a gravitation mountain bike team “NONmotorize” that has been in business for 16 years. 4 selected members will participate. I remembered the buggy that I loved when I was a child when I thought that it was a vehicle that raised the feelings of the audience as well as the participants themselves. This cart is made from unnecessary parts of mountain bikes collected from team members. Can you run through the course lightly and show off your brilliant jumps!?

Sources: Soapboxrace Red Bull & smp/SH@NONmotorize @ Twitter

F1 driver Romain Grosjean building a Tamiya Tyrrell P34

Formula 1 Twitter
Romain Grosjean Twitter

Official product and action video of Tamiya 58675 Mercedes-Benz G 500 CC-02 Chassis

Coming soon! December 2019

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 in export version.
• 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.

Tamiya 64423 RC Guide Book Volume 14 2019 Autumn-Winter

Released around Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 440 yen

Tamiya RC Guidebook Vol.14 is published with carefully selected Tamiya RC models. Starting with comical RC cars that are gaining popularity due to their fun style and action-packed driving, classic touring cars and formula cars that are attractive for high-speed driving, off-road cars that do not choose where to run, tanks and trailer trucks with powerful big sizes, Tamiya’s major RC models, such as the three-wheeled RC that enjoys cornering by tilting the car body, and the completed model XB that can be played right out of the box, are released. The new product of attention announced at the hobby show in September 2019 was also posted. You can also enjoy RC videos by printing the popular QR code and jumping to the Tamiya website using a smartphone or mobile phone. In addition, the RC Start Guide introduced the mechanism and maintenance of the “Differential Gear” that holds the key to cornering. Of course, there are also plenty of pages that will be helpful to fans who will start RC from now on, such as a guide to participating in the race and an introduction to the popular “Try !! Tamiya RC School”. At the end of the book, we introduced hobby shops throughout the country and Tamiya’s RC circuit. All color A4 size, 38 pages full of volume.

Upcoming RC magazine issue with Tamiya Subaru Brat ORV space frame special and article about Tamiya CC-02 Mercedes-Benz G500

The space frame is cool!
Crazy about Brat

Radio control magazine november 2019 issue
October 4, 2019 (Friday)Special price for both appendices: 990 yen
This month’s introductory feature is a content that specializes in the space frame used in the same car as the famous Tamiya Subaru Rat reappears. What are the advantages of space frames? And how do you enjoy it? Next up is the latest information on the new Tamiya CC-02,

Sources: RC magazine & SanoTake YouTube channel