TAM58346 Grasshopper Electric Radio Control Race Buggy Kit by Tamiya. Based on 1-seater buggies seen tearing-up dirt tracks across the U.S. in the 80s, the Grasshopper first made its appearance in R/C stores in 1984. Boasting easy assembly and easy control, the lightweight Grasshopper proved an instant hit as the perfect entry level R/C kit. Also compatible with a whole range of option parts such as 540 motor and ball bearings, the Grasshopper was an entry level car that could keep up with the owners driving experience. Packed with all the fantastic features of the original kit, this fun 2WD buggy is a blast on both off-road and on-road tracks
The perfect combination of simple assembly and tough exterior is what made the Grasshopper so special. Durable plastic body is fastened to bathtub resin monocoque chassis by screws, creating a solid frame that can absorb any type of rough handling. Off-road tracks can be tackled with ease thanks to coil spring dampers, and independent swing axle front and rigid axle rear suspension. Diff loaded sealed gearbox keeps out the dirt and stones for smooth driving and cornering. Paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires combine with 3-piece assembly type wheels for excellent grip performance on dirt tracks. Half-body driver figure adds that finishing touch to a fun off-road R/C car.
- Construction type: assembly kit
- Terrain use: off-road; Drive-train: 2WD RWD
- 380 type motor (chassis compatible with 540 type motor - sold separately)
- Requires A : 7.2 battery & charger Requires B : 2-channel radio gear Requires C : TS plastic model paint
- Independent swing axle front suspension, rolling rigid axle rear suspension
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this kit come with everything needed in the box for full operation or are there parts sold separately that are necessary for operating this car?
You'll need to purchase a steering servo, 2-channel radio, battery (7.2V with Tamiya connector) and a charger. You'll also need a Phillips-head screwdriver.
How far is the range
Depends on your radio system really, if you have a 2.4g system you might get further than if you have a standard am system. The Grasshopper you can add any radio to it but if you use the 2.4g system you need to make sure speed control is matched to your system.
Does it come with a remote control
It does not come with a remote control, batteries, or a battery charger. You also assemble it yourself.
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- Drive-train 2WD RWD
- Terrain Use Off-road
- Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
- Manufacturer recommended age 15 years and up
- Drive System 2WD RWD
- Tire Type Rubber Pin Spike
- Fuel type Electric
- Scale 1:10
- Skill Level 1
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