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    Tamiya RC Grasshopper 58346



    Based on 1-seater buggies seen tearing-up dirt tracks across the U.S. in the 80's, 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.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.Specifications_Length: 389mm, width: 223mm, height: 135mm, weight: 830g _380 type motor (chassis compatible with 540 type motor - sold separately) _Transmission Type: Rear 2 Wheel Drive _Independent swing axle front suspension, rolling rigid axle rear suspension, friction dampers _Sealed rear gearbox to protect diff gear during off-road running _3-piece assembly wheel, straight ribbed racing front tires, paddle rear tires _Front and rear axle compatible with ball bearings (sold separately)

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    The Tamiya 1/10 The Grasshopper (58346) is a classic radio-controlled buggy kit that has captured the hearts of RC enthusiasts worldwide since its original release in 1984. Renowned for its simplicity, durability, and fun driving experience, The Grasshopper remains a popular choice for both beginners and seasoned hobbyists alike. This re-release of the iconic buggy kit faithfully replicates the design and performance of the original, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to build and experience the joy of vintage RC buggy racing in 1/10 scale.

    Key Features:

    Iconic Design: The Grasshopper kit faithfully reproduces the iconic design of the original buggy, featuring a sleek body, aerodynamic wing, and rear-mounted motor, reminiscent of vintage RC racing machines.
    1/10 Scale: The model is scaled at 1/10, providing an ideal size for both display and off-road driving adventures.
    Durable Construction: Built to withstand rugged off-road terrain, The Grasshopper features a robust chassis, independent suspension, and durable plastic components, ensuring reliability and longevity.
    Rear-Wheel Drive: The buggy is equipped with rear-wheel drive (RWD), providing dynamic handling and exciting drifts on various surfaces, including dirt tracks, gravel, and grass.
    Oil-Filled Shocks: Equipped with oil-filled shocks, The Grasshopper offers smooth and responsive suspension action, absorbing bumps and jumps for a comfortable ride and precise handling.
    Easy to Assemble: The kit includes step-by-step instructions and pre-cut parts, making assembly straightforward and enjoyable for modelers of all skill levels.

    Solid ABS resin frame with durable body Diff gear protected by fully sealed gearbox
    3-piece assembly type wheels
    Front swing axle independent suspension
    Rear rigid suspension w/coil spring
    Includes driver figure
    Powered by 380 electric motor
    Includes Electronic Speed Controller