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2018 RC Car Releases From Tamiya

It’s that time again, the Nurnberg Toy Fair is underway in Germany and that means we’re going to see some new product releases very soon. Tamiya has already sent us details on what they will be releasing at the show. And we have to tell you, we’re pretty excited about the vehicles they’ve developed. Take a look here at these Releases From Tamiya for 2018!

42318 1/10 R/C TRF103 Chassis Kit
MSRP: $562.00
Release Date: May 20, 2018

The TRF103 is a high-spec formula one chassis that takes the genre to a new level. This hi-spec 2WD formula chassis is built around carbon fiber lower and upper decks, with front lower and upper arms also crafted from carbon fiber plate. Front camber and caster angles can be altered via the upper arm attachment components. At the rear of the car, there is a choice of 2 suspension types: a link setup for high-grip surfaces; and a T-bar setup for lower grip conditions. Chassis roll is regulated by individual left and right friction dampers, while changing the carbon fiber rear shaft position allows 2 different wheelbases.

Featured Components:
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Lower Deck
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Front Lower Arms
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Middle Brace
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Lower Brace
2.0mm thick Carbon Fiber Rear Bulkhead Plate
Carbon Fiber Rear Shaft & Integrated Diff Housing
TRF Damper (HL Cylinder & Titanium Coated Shaft)
2.0mm thick Carbon Fiber Upper Deck
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Front Upper Arms
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Upper Arm Mount
2.5mm thick Carbon Fiber Upper Brace
FRP T-Bar
Left & Right Roll Dampers
Aluminum Servo Mounts
Aluminum Clamp Type Wheel Hubs
Aluminum Motor Mount
Aluminum Diff Housing
Aluminum Motor Spacer
Aluminum Turnbuckle Shafts
Hi-Torque Servo Saver
04 Module Spur Gear (96T)
04 Module Pinion Gear (24T)

Specifications
-1/10 scale R/C chassis assembly kit.
-The kit comes with a choice of rear suspension setups: a link setup suited to high-grip circuits, and a T-bar setup for -use on more slippery tracks.
-Features carbon fiber front upper and lower arms. Alteration of caster (9 or 12 degrees) and camber (1, 1.5 or 2 degrees) angles.
-Dual rear friction dampers are employed (one on the left, one on the right) to govern chassis roll.
-Rear axle position can be altered, with a corresponding change in wheelbase – standard and short settings are available.
-Compatible with F104 bodies.
-Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, ESC, F-1 body set, 7.2volt battery & battery charger.

 

47366 1/10 R/C Plasma Edge II Black Metallic (TT-02B) LIMITED EDITION
MSRP: $187.00
Release Date: March 20, 2018

This exciting shaft-driven 4WD R/C buggy assembly kit creates the Plasma Edge II in a special limited-edition version. It includes a special metallic black plated body and wing and it is pre-cut from the factory. The TT-02B is a dedicated off-road buggy chassis that offers hassle-free assembly and maintenance, as well as superb controllability.

TT-02B Chassis
The shaft-driven 4WD TT-02B buggy chassis employs a skid-shaped frame. Its suspension setup uses 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension with long arms, plus CVA oil shock units, giving the car assured handling, while left/right suspension arms and uprights are identical to facilitate hassle-free assembly. Front/rear gearboxes include 4-bevel differentials for smooth operation, and are sealed to ensure that dust can’t get inside. The top can be removed simply by loosening a few screws, making maintenance a breeze. 4 different gear ratios can be applied with the use of 3 separately-sold types of pinion gear, allowing you to match the characteristics of your car setup to the conditions at any given time. Of course, this off-road chassis also includes receiver case and motor cover to protect them from dirt and debris thrown up off of the track.

Specifications
-1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 370mm, Width: 250mm, Height: 160mm. Wheelbase: 266mm
-Finished polycarbonate body and wing have Black color metallic plating applied, and are pre-cut.
-Includes black nylon resin wheels.
-The TT-02B employs shaft-driven 4WD.
-4-wheel double wishbone suspension features long arms and CVA oil shock units.
-Sealed front and rear gearboxes protect the internal mechanisms and make for hassle-free maintenance.
-Note: This model requires a receiver with an antenna cable, as the radio signals will be interfered with by the metallic body if using a receiver with a built-in antenna.
-Includes 540-type Torque-Tuned brushed motor.
-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)
-Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, 7.2volt battery & battery charger.

 

47367 1/10 R/C Manta Ray (2018) LIMITED EDITION
MSRP: $175.00
Release Date: April 20, 2018

This R/C car made a name for itself when it was originally released in 1990 for being popular as both a beginner-level off-road buggy and an easily upgradeable car for veteran radio control hobbyists. The body is inspired by the sleek curved shape of Manta Rays and is made from lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Downforce is provided by the large rear wing and traction is provided with all-terrain spike tires mounted on dish wheels to provide excellent handling on any surface.

All of the radio components such as battery and R/C mechanisms are mounted in the center of the honeycomb bathtub frame for optimum balance. The cars bathtub chassis is mated with 4-wheel double wishbone suspension and equipped with CVA oil dampers for stable running in off-road conditions. 4WD drivetrain features front and rear sealed gearboxes with internal differential gear units for smooth cornering, and the gearbox itself features a quick-access hatch for convenient and hassle-free maintenance.

Specifications
-1/10 scale R/C 4WD off-road buggy model assembly kit. Length: 395mm, width: 250mm, height: 145mm.
-Features a sturdy bathtub frame with honeycomb rib pattern on the inside for excellent rigidity.
-4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension employs CVA oil dampers.
-Shaft-driven 4WD drivetrain employs diffs in sealed gearboxes, each with a quick-access maintenance hatch.
-3-piece steering tie rod gives sharp response. Ball adjusters allow easy altering of toe angle.
-Aero dish wheels are paired with grippy stud spike tires.
-Polycarbonate body and wing.
-Original sticker designs included.
-Compatible with the following option parts: Item 47373 Manta Ray (2018) Hard Propeller Shaft & Aluminum Motor -Mount, plus Hop-Up Options 53070 Manta Ray Ball Diff. Set, 53791 DF-02 Assembly Universal Shaft and 53926 -DF-03 Aluminum Damper Set
-Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor-based brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit)
-Includes 540-type Motor.
-Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, 7.2volt battery & battery charger and Tamiya PS Spray Paint.

 

47370 1/10 Isuzu mu Type X (CC-01) LIMITED EDITION
MSRP: $254.00
Release Date: April 20, 2018

The Isuzu mu Type X, which originally appeared back in November 1995 is once again available as a Limited-Edition R/C assembly kit. With a 2m33cm wheelbase, the 2-seater mu was based around a tough off-road chassis that employed a ladder frame and rigid rear suspension. The actual car was also rebadged and sold in other countries with names such as the Frontera Sport, Amigo and Rodeo Sport. Tamiya’s R/C kit employs a highly realistic injection molded body and it is mounted on the reliable and easy to maintain CC-01 chassis, making it a joy to drive both on and off-road!

The All-Terrain CC-01 Chassis
The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a longitudinally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper single links and lower H-shaped arms plus rear rigid suspension. With 4 CVA oil dampers in total fitted to the front and rear, there’s enough cushion to take on even the roughest surfaces.

Specifications
-1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 462mm. Wheelbase: 242mm.
-Comes with a highly realistic injection molded body depicting the 3-door Isuzu mu form.
-Includes separately molded parts for side mirrors.
-Compatible with 5mm-diameter LEDs (White) x2 for headlights.
-Matte plated wheels are paired with realistic tires featuring authentic tread pattern and white logo stickers.
-Highly reliable CC-01 chassis features a full-time 4WD system and front double wishbone, rear 4-link rigid suspension equipped with 4 CVA oil dampers.
-Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor-based brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit)
-Includes 540-type Motor.
-Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, 7.2volt battery & battery charger and Tamiya TS Spray Paint.
-An expansive range of option parts is available to customize the CC-01 chassis.

 

 

47372 1/10 R/C Subaru Impreza Mexico 2004 (TT-01 Type-E) LIMITED EDITION
MSRP: $TBA
Release Date: June 20, 2018

This Limited-Edition Re-release R/C assembly kit recreates the Subaru Impreza as it raced in the 2004 WRC season. The kit includes an accurately reproduced polycarbonate body, rear view mirrors, and sectioned rear wing. It also includes all necessary vinyl sticker markings for the 2004 Rally of Mexico. The body is mated to the high performance, easy to assemble 4WD shaft-driven TT-01 Type E chassis, which will make you feel like a real WRC driver.

TT-01 Type E Chassis
The bathtub frame of the evolved shaft-driven 4WD TT-01 Type-E has its motor and battery close to the ground for lower center of gravity and optimum balance. Mounted on the bathtub frame are a fiberglass reinforced nylon upper deck and gear covers which improve rigidity, as well as a 3-piece tie rod to provide smooth steering action. The low center of gravity, great balanced design, 4-wheel double wishbone suspension system, and front and rear differential gears all come together to result in superb driving characteristics.

Specifications
-1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 441mm, width: 185mm.
-The Impreza from the 2004 Rally Mexico is expertly depicted in durable polycarbonate, with separate molded mirror and wing parts.
-Dish wheels are molded in gold, and paired with tread pattern racing radial tires.
-The TT-01 Type-E chassis features a shaft-driven 4WD system to offer easy handling and great customizability.
-Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor-based brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 -Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit)
-Includes 540-type Motor.
-Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, 7.2volt battery & battery charger and Tamiya PS Spray Paint.
-A wide range of option parts is available to tune the TT-01 Type-E chassis.

47375 1/10 R/C Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide Black Metallic LIMITED EDITION
MSRP: $TBA
Release Date: May 20, 2018

This assembly kit recreates the Mitsubishi Pajero in a special Black Metallic rendition. The Pajero body sits atop the fun to drive Tamiya 4WD cross country chassis featuring independent front suspension and a rear 4-link rigid suspension set up for fun scale trail running enjoyment.
First introduced in 1982, Mitsubishi’s Pajero line of Sport Utility Vehicles has enjoyed both commercial and racing success. It was available in both short wheelbase 3-door and long wheelbase 5-door versions. Special race versions of the Pajero have been taking part in rally races around the world since 1983, and it is the single most successful vehicle in the history of the Paris Dakar Rally, a fact which confirms the Pajero’s superb off-road capabilities.

The All-Terrain CC-01 Chassis
The CC-01’s highly reliable and efficient full-time 4WD system features a longitudinally-positioned motor, which transmits power to the front wheels via the gearbox and to the rear wheels via propeller shaft. Front and rear differentials enable smooth cornering, and for even greater off-road performance on rough terrain, the rear differential may be locked during assembly. The chassis suspension employs double-wishbone front upper single links and lower H-shaped arms plus rear rigid suspension. With 4 CVA oil dampers in total fitted to the front and rear, there’s enough cushion to take on even the roughest surfaces. It also looks the part, with cool metal-plated wheels, plus block tread pattern tires.

Specifications
1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 445mm, width: 195mm, height: 192mm.
-The form of the 1993 Pajero (2nd generation) is realistically recreated using a tough ABS body, and given a cool black metal plated finish. Rear axle housing, under guard, and bumpers and sideboards plus wheels also have a plated finish in the same color.
-Separate parts are included to recreate side mirrors, grille-mounted fog lamps, spare tire case, etc.
-The highly reliable CC-01 chassis features a full-time 4WD system and front double wishbone, rear 4-link rigid suspension equipped with 4 CVA oil dampers.
-4 LEDs are included to recreate main and auxiliary lights.
-Realistic tread pattern tires come with white logo stickers.
-A sticker is included to depict German license plates, for added realism
-Note: This model requires a receiver with an external antenna cable, as the radio signals will be interfered with by the metal-plated body if using a receiver with a built-in antenna.
-Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor-based brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit)
-Includes 540-type Motor.
-Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, 7.2volt battery & battery charger.

56357 1/14 R/C Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Truck
MSRP: $848.00
Release Date: March 20, 2018

This is a highly accurate 1/14 scale radio control model that recreates the Mercedes-Benz Arocs dump truck. It features a highly realistic truck bed section behind the cab which can be operated by the radio transmitter, using the separately-sold Actuator Set (Item 56545)!

The model’s ladder frame chassis features aluminum side channels with resin cross members and is equipped with a highly realistic suspension utilizing metal leaf springs and friction dampers. A front-mounted motor and 3-speed transmission power the two rear wheel axles, which are fitted with built-in differentials to enable smooth cornering. A 4-channel R/C system and multi-function unit allow you to drive the vehicle and experience realistic lights, sounds and vibrations. (Both sold separately)

Specifications
-1/14 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 576mm, Width: 190mm, height: 267mm.
-Injection molded body, including depictions of cab rear handrail and step details. Separate parts recreate side mirrors and visor, etc.
-3-axle chassis has a tough ladder frame with aluminum side channels and resin cross members.
-Truck bed section is comprised of metal subframe and resin panel sections.
-Compatible with Actuator Set for realistic truck bed motion.
-New TR mighty-tuned motor (35T) provides twin rear axles with ample power to carry loads in the truck bed.
-Newly designed rear tires, rear fenders and taillights.
-3-speed transmission can be controlled via a separately sold 4ch R/C transmitter.
-Metal leaf spring dampers with built-in coil springs provide durable suspension.
-Compatible with separately-sold MFC-03 (Item 56523) (or MFC-01, Item 56511) for realistic lights and sounds.
-Requires: Tamiya Attack 4-channel radio, steering servo, ESC, 7.2volt battery & battery charger, and Tamiya TS spray paint.

58655 1/10 R/C Citroën 2CV Charleston (M-05)
MSRP: $176.00
Release Date: June 20,2018

This radio control model faithfully recreates the world-renowned Citroën 2CV Charleston. The polycarbonate body sits on top of Tamiya’s fun to drive M-05 front wheel drive chassis.

Over 3.5 million cars were produced from 1948 to 1990. Its reliable air-cooled 2-cylinder engine got the little front wheel drive car from A to B with little fuss, and the car could accommodate 4 adults adequately. With its soft suspension designed for off-road driving, it is said that the 2CV could traverse a ploughed field without breaking any of the eggs it carried.

M-05 at a glance:
The front wheel drive M-05 chassis features a lightweight, narrow, durable, and easy-assembly semi-monocoque resin frame. Gearbox, motor, battery pack, receiver, servo and ESC are positioned for optimum weight distribution and a low center of gravity. Ground-hugging 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension and the 3-piece steering linkage provide stable high-speed cornering. Gun metal color 11-spoke wheels are matched with tread-patterned radial tires and feature tire inserts.

Specifications
-1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit.
-The 1982 model year 2CV Charleston body is accurately rendered in lightweight and durable polycarbonate.
-Separate injection molded parts are included to recreate front bumper support, headlights and side mirrors.
-The M-05 chassis is a compact unit based around a lightweight monocoque and offering great weight distribution with a low center of gravity.
-239mm L wheelbase.
-M-05 has a wide range of Hop-Up Option parts available to tune the chassis.
-Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor-based brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit)
-Includes 540-type Motor.
-Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, 7.2volt battery & battery charger, and Tamiya PS spray paint.

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