Tamiya 1/10 Hotshot Electric RC Car Kit w/o ESC
Brand: Tamiya | SKU: 58391A
1 in stock
Note: This kit comes without an Electronic Speed Control. Click Here to view our range of ESCs.
This is a re-issued R/C assembly kit of the Hot Shot. It originally debuted in 1985 as Tamiya’s first 4WD off-road buggy.
An R/C Legend ReturnsWith its aggressive-looking body design and low center of gravity, the Hotshot, Tamiya's first shaft-driven 4WD R/C buggy, made waves when it was introduced in 1985. The unique 3-piece chassis included such innovative features as front/rear mono-shock oil dampers, 4-wheel double wishbone suspension equipped with stabilizers, and front/rear fully-enclosed gearboxes equipped with thrust ball bearings and differential gears. A wide array of Option Parts were produced especially for modifying the Hotshot, and the machine became something that every youth at that time dreamed of. Fans have clamored for a re-release of the epoch-making R/C car, and Tamiya now brings back this legend to let fans relive their childhood memories.
An Old Dog with New TricksTamiya designers have given the Hotshot a makeover, replacing older, harder to assemble parts with modern equivalents but still keeping true to the spirit of the original Hotshot. While the front/rear double wishbone suspensions and adjustable mono-shock oil dampers remain the same, the drivetrain features modern dog bone type propeller shafts for enhanced reliability. The oil dampers have also been changed to the more modern diaphragm type. Also, with the use of a modern ESC, the original Hotshot's rear aluminum heat sink was no longer necessary. However, the Hotshot would not look the same without it, so our solution was to install a dummy part to remain faithful to the original look. Take this updated Hotshot out for a spin and compare it to today's R/C buggies to experience how far this hobby has developed!
- Length: 390mm
- Width: 235mm
- Height: 150mm
- Weight: 1270g
- Tread: (Front/Rear) 194mm
- Tire Width/Diameter: (Front) 28/82mm, (Rear) 34/82mm
- Frame: ABS Resin Monocoque
- Drivetrain: Shaft-driven 4WD
- Diff. Gear: 3-bevel
- Steering: 2-piece Tie Rod
- Suspension: 4-wheel Double Wishbone
- Gear Ratio: 8.1:1, 10.04:1
- Motor: Type RS540
|Tamiya 1/10 Electric RC Car Kit||1|
Required items (not included)
- 7.2V NiMH Battery & Compatible Charger
- Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)
- 2Ch Transmitter & Receiver
- Tamiya PS Paint
Please Note: This body shell comes completely UNPAINTED and may or may not require body post holes to be drilled. Only use a polycarbonate style paint such as The Tamiya PS series to finish these bodies, as standard paints will not adhere and/or cause damage to the body shell's surface. To view the entire range of polycarbonate safe paints, please CLICK HERE
|Power Source:||Electric Brushed|
|On/Off Road:||Off Road|