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Tamiya The BIGWIG (2017) 1/10th Off-Road Racer

Overview

Released in July 1986, on the 10th anniversary of Tamiya’s first RC, the Bigwig was a landmark in the development of Tamiya RC racing cars and remains highly prized as a collectors’ car for its unique design. This was the first Tamiya car with a body penned by an outside designer: Japanese full size race car designer and team owner Takuya Yura. This re-release version is based closely upon the original, with some tweaks to bring it up to date. This unique car featured a rack and pinion steering system and distinctive Moon Dish wheels. The body styling was innovative, and as all Tamiya kits were, easy to build and good value for money.

Features

  • This re-release version of The Bigwig R/C off-road car assembly kit features a chassis with a number of updates while keeping largely to that used on the original released in 1986.
  • The Takuya Yura-designed body still looks as inspiring as ever!
  • Features a shaft-driven 4WD chassis with full ball bearings for minimal power loss.
  • The 25T GT-Tuned Motor features a decorative label unique to this kit.
  • Utilizes a distinctive rack and pinion steering system.

Specifications

  • This is a 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 390mm, width: 234mm, height: 163mm.
  • Aerodynamic body is lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Engine and exhausts are depicted by chassis parts.
  • Utilizes a sturdy ABS resin bathtub-type chassis.
  • Shaft-driven 4WD drivetrain for excellent stability off-road, with full ball bearings ensuring minimal power loss.
  • 4-wheel double wishbone suspension with CVA oil dampers lets the car tackle bumpy surfaces.
  • Rack and pinion steering (unique to this Tamiya model) gives excellent driving feel. Boots cover the steering tie-rods, and anti-wear grease is included in the kit to seal the mechanism from dirt and gravel.
  • Aerodish 1-piece wheels are combined with oval block pattern tires for superior grip.
  • Stickers have been redesigned while keeping to the overall theme of the original.
  • Includes a GT-Tuned motor (25T) with sticker unique to this model.
  • ESC NOT included. ESCs 22mm and lower in height can be fitted in the kit standard position.

Required for completion; 2 Channel Radio System, 1 Servo, Electronic Speed Controller, Battery and Charger, Polycarbonate Paint for the Body, Tools for assembly.


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£189.99 Each
 

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