1/6 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Launch Event Video “Ride Africa Twin!” at Tamiya plastic model factory Shimbashi store


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0:54:04 second half

● Dates: June 24, 2017 (Saturday)

● Venue: Tamiya plastic model factory Shimbashi shop 2F Modeler’s Square
Tamiya 1/6 motorcycle series held the latest model of the “Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin” launch special event “ride Africa Twin meeting!” on sale on the day of the model! . A new era of adventure tourer vehicle is to have roots in the world’s toughest rally. 1/6 model is state-of-the-art history of the bike model that begins to “Honda Dream CB750 FOUR” released in 1970. Tradition and passion, both in which the crystalline state-of-the-art the same! . Vehicle and the model, each upbringing and view of the world, such as attention as the creator, frank talk by luxury guest, who was involved in the development, will deliver a valuable episode!

● Cast:
– Mr. Tadashi Iizuka, Honda motorcycle R & D Center (Ltd.) (Senior Researcher Daiichishohin Development Office CRF1000L Africa Twin responsible for the development)
– Mr. Akihiro Komatsu, Honda motorcycle R & D Center Co. Ltd. (researcher Design development Office CRF1000L Africa Twin design person in charge)
– Mr. Tsutomu Matsui (motor journalist)
– Tamiya planning and development Department staff

● Cooperation: Honda motorcycle R & D Center Co., Ltd., Honda motorcycle Japan, RIDE AFRICA TWIN Executive Committee meeting

Masami Hirosaka – 14 RC Car World Championship Title Wins


As one of the hobby, many radio enthusiasts (RC) cars love it. In the full-scale race the world championship is held in the world of “small motorsport”, called “legend”, there are Japanese who are respected from RC users all over the world.

An immortal big record yet to be broken “14 World Championships”

Hirosaka Masami, 47 years old. Since the first race of the RC car race at the age of seven in 1978, the total winning number until the retirement at the age of 39 in 2009 is 307 wins. This includes 14 major victories in the IFMAR World Championship and 52 JMRCA All Japan Championships.
RC car world championships are held once every two years for each event. If we compare the world warfare 14 wins generally, it is easy to understand that “14 gold medals at summer winter Olympic Games” total. From 1987 to 2005, including 18 consecutive years title holding record, it still remains the number one in the world in the RC race world. As of June 2017, since the winner of the most active winning athletes is 5 wins, you can see how prominent the 14 wins are.
Hirosaka’s achievements are highly evaluated in Europe and the United States, where motor sports culture is rooted, and are announced in a phrase like the usual when traveling on expedition.
– Fourteen times WorldChampion from JAPAN, “The Living LEGEND” Masami Hirosaaakaaaaa !!

What is Hobby RC car?

What is generally associated with listening to radio controlled cars is “Toy radio control” which is sold at home electronics mass retailers and toy shops, which is simple in structure and can be played with dry batteries. However, “Hobby radio control” is a real model like a real car, unlike it, it is a model car to assemble by yourself. It is a “machine” that runs at speeds as high as over 100 km / h in the highest peak races, using batteries for power supply.
Whereas the price is a few thousand yen for the toy radio control, the Hobby RC is for the entry user totaling about 2 to 30 thousand yen, if it is a race that heavily uses expensive materials such as carbon and titanium, it is more than 60,000 yen for the body kit. Looking at other hobbies, the point that becomes more expensive as a full-fledged one is a price range similar to a fishing rod or a tennis racket.

▲ 1/10 scale machine for racing of Hobby RC car. Chassis is carbon, rods and screws are titanium, light weight and high rigidity. Equipped with a mechanism similar to real cars such as 4-wheel independent suspension, oil damper and stabilizer, alignment adjustment of each part is also possible. It is a combination of brushless motor and lithium polymer battery, and in the top category, it demonstrates over 100 km / h.

“Small motor sports” called competition radio control car

Mr. Hirosaka talks about the charm of the RC car race.
“Whatever happens,” I become No. 1 “I think that most people are the few events in my life even if it is the first place in the town or the first place in the school, and the pleasure at that time is In my case, it was an RC car race when I was seven, and I think that RC car is “toy” in general Although it tends to be, the world championship is held also for the hobby for the competition, as well as the real race that the powerful makers participate in the works team in the race and the strong drivers gathered from all over the world compete for a comma 1 second There is a fierce world of RC, although it is remote control, it is exactly “small motors” which is required for the concentration and mental strength of a human horse as if he is actually riding and operating Over Tsu “for you.”

“I will let the world recognize the power of the Japanese!” Episode at the age of 16 when the switch entered inside of me

In 1986, Hirosaka was 16 years old, I first tried the world championship held in America. However, the difference with the top of the world is more than expected, and I was made aware of the lack of power without putting it in the top ten. But more than that, there was a shocking event for Hirosaka.
“A Japanese got a good time on qualifying, but it was judged as a measurement error and the record was deleted.The Japanese team protested, but for some reason why not, why “Because Japanese people can not run so fast,” I received a tremendous shock on my prejudice, but at the same time I said “let me recognize that even Japanese can run fast, absolutely I’m switched on “to do”

Increasing awareness of Hobby RC by winning

When returning from the world’s first challenge of humiliation, Hirosaka repeatedly practiced hard and succeeded in 1987 and won the first Japanese as a Japanese at the world championship in the UK. After the victory with the Netherlands Competition in 1988, the Australia Games in 1989, the “Masami era” comes before the age of 20 years.
“As the marks from rivals gradually became increasingly strict, I thought that I wanted something to be a goal in keeping fighting, so when I looked into it, there were ten consecutive championships of the bicycle’s Nakano Koichi World Championship , I decided to aim for 10 wins at first as long as it is equal to that, and decided to aim for 10 wins at first.In addition, as I continue running at the top of the world, “RC is not a toymous toy, Japan fighting in the world There was also a feeling that if Hobby RC is generally recognized, in order that everyone of fans can be confident and boast about them, it is a hobby where there are players. ”

After retirement, we will promote RC car promotion activities both in Japan and overseas

Targeted 10 wins achieved at the Finland Games in 1999, after winning the 14th victory at the 2004 American tournament in 2004, retired at the age of 39 at the age of 39 with missing from all over the world in May 2009. After that, while working for the sales department as an employee of Yokomo for competition hobby, international organization supervising the world championships FEMCA executive of Asian branch of IFMAR, Vice Chairman of JMRCA (Japan Model Radio Control Car Association), JRM (Japan Radio Control Model Association) Director, concurrently as Chairman of RCDC (All Japan RC Drift Competition Committee). Making full use of the “face” cultivated in active 30 years, he has been widely active in domestic and overseas, such as attendant, race management and event planning of key figures who came from overseas, magazines and television, as well. We are working to further raise awareness of RC cars.
“When I reached the first victory of world warfare at the age of seventeen in 1987, I thought that I truly obediently wanted” let other people taste this joy! “Even now, my wish is in my heart, RC I am devoting my eyes every day to convey the pleasures of cars. ”

“Method for improving RC” is a book!

A permanent preservation version of Muku ” Hirosaka Masami’s RC car victory equation “ for Mr. Hirosaka Masami toward ” Rider who wishes to drive” and “Want to win the race ” appeared! Masami Hirosaka’s unique know-how, which has been fighting in the world, such as basic exercise methods, skill improvement techniques for intermediate players, and mentality ideas that can not be defeated at the time of racing, is consolidated. In addition, 30 successive race episodes and used machines were selected carefully. It is content that can be enjoyed to the fullest for the beginners as well as the RC car fan of the former year.

● About Masami Hirosaka (Masami Hirosaka)
Hirosaka Masami. Born February 26, 1970, he is from Kyoto Prefecture. Radio control car model manufacture Manufacturer Sorry, belonging to Yokomo sales department. When I was 5 years old I met a radio controlled car, I won all championship at the age of 16, a world champion at the age of 17. In the 2009 major league retirement leaves 14 world championships and 52 national championships 52 wins. Currently he is involved in dissemination activities of radio controlled cars and tournament management, and has served as Vice Chairman of JMRCA (Japan Model Radio Control Car Association), Officer of FEMCA (FarEastModelCarAssociation), JRM (Japan Radio Control Manufacturers Association), RCDC (All Japan RC Drift Competition Commissioner Association) As a chairperson, it is active widely both in Japan and abroad.

● About the book “Masami Hirosaka`s Equation to RC Car Victory”
Book is written in Japanese.
– Legend driver ‘Hirosaka Masami’ who stands at the top of the world ‘s RC scene, with overwhelming results of 14 wins at the electric RC car world championship and 52 wins at all Japan championships.
– Consolidate his expertise into one volume and publish the law to win the race.
– It is also one book that you can enjoy with RC fans of former years, including also recording successive machines and episodes.
– Main schedule contents
· Machine control method aiming at departure
· Practice beyond intermediate barriers
· [Become stronger] Mental theory
· Tire selection
· Masami’s setting advice
· Complete explanation of example machine machine

Source: ” Equation to RC car victory of Masami Hirosaka “, Text: T. Hasegawa (Takahiro Hasegawa), photo: Yokomo, K. Tsuchiya (Koichi Tsuchiya)

New Tamiya Item Release list for August 2017

R/C Models
 58645  1/10 R/C Subaru WRC STI NBR Challenge (TT-02)
 42314  R/C Pit Bag (Medium)
 47356  GF-01 D Parts (Clear Gray)
 47357  1/10 Scale R/C Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG Lightweight Body Parts Set
 54765  M-07 Concept Aluminum Front Suspension Mount (5°)
 54766  M-07 Concept Aluminum Counter Shaft
 54767  M-07 Concept Aluminum Center Shaft
 54773  Aluminum Adjustable Wing Stay 2
 54774  1/10 Scale R/C Raikiri GT Body Parts Set (White, Painted)
 54775  1/10 Scale R/C Raikiri GT Body Parts Set (Bright Gun Metal, Painted)

Scale Models
 32410  1/35 German 3.5ton Truck AHN w/3.7cm Flak 37 AA Gun
 14002  1/12 Yamaha RZ250
 14004  1/12 Yamaha RZ350
 25412  1/35 British Army Centurion Mk.III
 35063  1/35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-II Gigant
 35092  1/35 British L.R.D.G. Command Car 30cwt Truck
 35148  1/35 German 8ton Semi Track sd.kfz.7
 12679  Carbon Pattern Decal (Plain Weave/Fine)
 12680  Carbon Pattern Decal (Plain Weave/Extra Fine)
 12681  Carbon Pattern Decal (Twill Weave/Fine)
 12682  Carbon Pattern Decal (Twill Weave/Extra Fine)

Kids
 18087  Mini 4WD Hawk Racer
 18088  Mini 4WD Owl Racer
 95336  Thunder Dragon Clear Special (Polycarbonate Body)
 95337  Fire Dragon Clear Special (Polycarbonate Body)
 95102  Mini 4WD 35th Anniversary Raikiri Clear Body Set
 95103  Mini 4WD 35th Anniversary Multipurpose tape (10mm Width/Orange)
 95106  HG Carbon Reinforcing Plate Set (1.5mm) J-Cup 2017
 95107  Mini 4WD Parts Storage Box Set (35th Anniversary)
 95236  Mass Damper Set (Black)
 95315  HG Lightweight 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Blue)
 95320  MA Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Orange)
 95327  19mm Aluminum Rollers w/Plastic Rings (Light Blue)
 95340  Mass Damper Set (Heavy/Black)
 95352  Aluminum Motor Support (Red) Mini 4WD Station
 95359  HG Aluminum Large Dia. Narrow Wheels (for Super X & XX Chassis) (2pcs.)

Tools & Paints
 70227  Cam-Program Robot
 74557  Coiled Air Hose (for High-Power Air Compressors)

Official details of Tamiya 42315 TB Evo.7 Chassis



・This is an R/C 1/10 scale shaft-driven 4WD chassis assembly kit. Length: 371mm, Width: 185mm, Wheelbase: 258mm.
・The chassis is based around a 2mm thick aluminum lower deck and 6mm thick center stiffener, which give a blend of rigid pitch damping and flexible roll. The number of screws used to attach the stiffener can be changed to alter chassis rigidity.
・The lack of an upper deck lowers the chassis’ center of gravity.
・A largely overhauled layout includes updated motor positions and bulkhead design.
・The motor is longitudinally mounted. Users can choose from 3 layouts (front; mid; rear) to adjust performance depending upon conditions and driving style.
・Comes with TRF super short big bore dampers.
・Motor clearance can be adjusted simply from above, for quick in-pit tweaks.
・Steering linkage components are installed directly onto the bulkhead as opposed to being attached to the chassis. This removes any effect upon chassis roll.
・Highly-efficient shaft-driven 4WD is achieved with a front direct coupling and WO universal shafts, plus a rear gear differential unit and aluminum drive shafts.
・Proven TRF418 suspension arms and TRF419 rear uprights are employed.

Upcoming Tamiya 1/16 RC U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams Full-Option Kit

1/16 R/C U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams Full-Option Kit
• Length: 615mm, width: 231mm, height: 190mm.
• The chassis is powered by a gearbox with Type 540 motors and features metal parts. They include: lower hull,
suspension arms, drive sprockets and more.
• Aluminum gun barrel has traverse and elevation/depression movement, thanks to a servo and Type 130 motor.
• Multi-Function Unit is made up of turret and vehicle control units. It allows control of various movements
via separately sold transmitter. These include turret rotation and gun elevation. It also ensures that a range of
realistic sound and light effects (headlights, taillights, barrel flash) are paired with model actions.
• Gun barrel control system can train the main gun in a single direction, which it remains pointed in even as
the tank moves or climbs, and the turret rotates.
• The included dual speaker offers highly realistic sounds.
• Durable resin pre-assembled tracks feature metal pins and connectors.
• Compatible with the Battle System (Item 53447) for fun and interactive battles with friends!
• Requires a 4-channel transmitter with self-neutral function, battery pack and transmitter batteries.