Tamiya The Grasshopper RC Car Kit

4.5 out of 5 stars 229 ratings

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Brand Tamiya
Item dimensions L x W x H 48.5 x 33.8 x 11.4 centimetres
Item weight 2 Pounds

About this item

  • Durable plastic body is fastened to bathtub resin monocoque chassis by screws, creating a solid frame that can absorb any type of rough handling.
  • Includes a 380 type Brushed motor, the chassis is compatible with 540 type motor that can be purchased separately to give your car extra speed.
  • Paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires combine with 3-piece assembly type wheels for excellent grip performance on dirt tracks
  • Off-road tracks can be tackled with ease thanks to coil spring dampers, and independent swing axle front and rigid axle rear suspension
  • Additional items Required (not Included): 2 Channel Radio Gear; 7.2V battery and Charger, T/S Paint for the body shell, Lubricants.
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Product details

  • Batteries : 1 Product Specific batteries required.
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 48.51 x 33.78 x 11.43 cm; 907.18 Grams
  • Date First Available : 13 November 2017
  • Manufacturer : Tamiya
  • ASIN : B000BMVIGM
  • Item Model Number : TAM58346
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229 ratings

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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 oil dampers, 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. Whether it was your first or will be your first, the Grasshopper guarantees to please. 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.

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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. 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. Whether it was your first or will be your first, the Grasshopper guarantees to please. Simple But Tough 2WD Chassis 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.


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Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars Great RC Car Kit for Beginners and Enthusiasts
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 May 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great RC Car Kit for Beginners and Enthusiasts
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 May 2019
Having owned a grasshopper as a child that my father had built (minus decals and figure) years prior seeing this kit on sale made me want to buy and build one myself with all the decals and figure installed.

With the help of my girlfriend we put the chassis together in an evening and decals on the shell.

The kit does include the TBLE-02 Brushed/Brushless ESC but requires a servo for steering and radio.
I chose to use a trusty Futaba S3003 servo and a cheap 2.4ghz radio.

Overall we enjoyed putting this kit together and very satisified with the end result. Not to mention there is something about building a model from a kit that you just don't get with a ready to run RC.
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JRB
5.0 out of 5 stars Good !
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2019
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Mr Fraser G White
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a great kit after all these years! Thank you Tamiya
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wie früher...einfach ein cooles Auto!
Reviewed in Germany on 8 October 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dream come true
Reviewed in Canada on 9 February 2017
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