Source: Andy’s Hobby Headquarters
I drove and played with Wild Willy 2. You can enjoy wheelie easily by operating the throttle. It runs well, whether off-road or on-road.
Source: Paisen RC channel
Tamiya does not stop to surprise us with innovative products. And we like that very much. The best example for this constant line of news is the Lunch Box Mini SW-01. A really remarkable model that proves that you can have a lot of fun even with small and beautiful looking RC models. Following the success of the T3-01 chassis (Dancing Rider / Dual Rider), Tamiya now continues with a small scale vehicle on four wheels. For this purpose, a classic was reinterpreted. The Lunch Box, a true Tamiya classic we all love. And that surprisingly with 4WD drive. As already known from the T3-01 chassis, the design of the SW-01 is very simple. Even the body is already pre-painted in the familiar yellow, and only needs to be decorated with the well know Lunch Box stickers. As already known from the T3-01, a type 370 engine is also used in the new SW-01 Lunch Box. Also, steering servo and ESC can be used in standard size. No special components are needed. A big advantage. We choose a small Lipo capable Hobbywing ESC, combined with compact size Softcase 3000mAh Lipo for a very long run times.
The new Tamiya Lunch Box Mini offers pure driving pleasure. As known from the T3-01, the vehicle literally lays in the corners. And we also strongly recommend to install the 54898 “Connector Set”, available as a Hop Up part. In order to make the car even more manoeuvrable, the car can be steered even during wheelies.
During the building of our car, all standard plastic bushes were exchanged against ball bearings. A complete set for the SW-01 is already available from Tamiya as Hop Up part number 54900.
We are very happy about this great new chassis. By the way, an unpainted bodyset will soon be available as a Hop Up part, to realize your own creative paintjobs. We will do so. Enjoy the new Tamiya Lunch Box Mini, a new Tamiya classic. Don´t miss it !
Fred Medel, Marketing Manager for Tamiya America, runs through a couple new parts that just came in for the TB05, TA07 and TRF419. These parts are a direct fit and require no additional modifications and are designed to boost the performance of your ride.
54878 Tamiya Upgrade Set for the TRF Super Short Dampers
54886 Tamiya TRF419 Suspension Upgrade Set
Source: Tamiya USA
I ran the Monster Beetle. Big tires are very light and jump over. The lawn and off-road surfaces run powerfully.
Source: パイセンRC YouTube channel
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
He drives the “Super Astute” reprinted in RC Special Project. A front square tire is fitted with a rear square spike tire. A Super Astute upgraded with the latest parts from the first ast model is reprinted. It has the appearance of “coolness” and “playing even now” that are not inferior even now.
Source: パイセンRC YouTube channel
We, the TamiyaBlog Team, love the Tamiya Fun Cars. And so also the genius Comical models. What a wonderful idea to revive the famous RC classics of the 80s with the Comical models. This year, after the Grasshopper and Hornet, with the Tamiya Comical Frog already the third model from this series will appear. We all like them, but our favorite is clearly the Grasshopper. These models are great fun “out of the box”, with nice oil filled CVA shocks as standard which we appreciate a lot, but are actually predestined for customizing. And Tamiya helps with a large number of optical as well as technical Hop Up Parts. When the yellow / green L / N and M parts were announced, we had the idea for our little silver / green comical rocket. The WR-02 chassis, further developed for the Comical models, is now called WR-02CB and is a real pleasure to build. We particularly liked the slightly wider wishbones, which give the chassis in connection with the great new wheels and tires a fantastic roadholding for this kind of models. But we pimped our little funny Grasshopper even further technically.
Here is a small list of the used genuine Tamiya parts:
47407 L/N Parts Yellow Parts
47408 M Parts Bumper Yellow Green
47416 WR02CB S-Parts Spokes (Green Plated)
47411 WR02CB T-Parts Wheel Rims (Chrome Plated)
54867 One Piece Aluminium Skid Guard
54865 Ribbed Front Bubble Tires Soft
54866 Round Block RR Bubble Tires Soft
54587 Aluminium Servo Stay
54695 Stainless Steel Suspension Shaft Aluminium Support Bridge
53847 TA05 46mm Assembly Universal Shaft
54817 Aluminium Motor Guard for WR-02 and GF-01
54473 Aluminium Wheelie Roller Set for WR-02
54670 Aluminium Oil Damper
53974 TRF 501X Front Spring Set
51000 High Torque Servo Saver (Black)
54358 RS-540 Torque Tuned Motor
54579 1150 Bearing
As this car will probably participate in Fun Races, we´ve installed a Torque Tuned motor in combination with 20T pinion for this little bit of “extra power”. We love this litte pocket racer. It turned out amazing. Using the wide range of Tamiya special coloured chassis parts and wheels, you can individualize your WR-02CB perfectly as you want. So colourful starting grids in fun races are guaranted.
Now we will wait for our next FUN project to arrive. The Tamiya SW-01 Mini Lunch Box.
Stay Tuned !!
(P)review link: Ninetalis Scale Models