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Tamiya RC 30th Anniversay Sand Scorcher 2010 Edition (Updated)

Tamiya RC 30th Anniversay Sand Scorcher 2010 Edition (Updated)

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Part Number: TAM58452-60A

Tamiya is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sand Scorcher with an improved re-release of the model. The new improvements include more fine tuned parts. Just as the original, the updated Sand Scorcher features ribbed front tires and paddle rear tires. Since the Sand Scorcher and the Buggy Champ use the same chassis, the spare parts are interchangeable. See the Original Sand Scorcher/Buggy Champ Promo Video below!

Originally released in 1979, the R/C Sand Scorcher was greatly received from fans around the world with its humorous form and superb mechanism. Keeping true to the basic layout of the original while incorporating many refined parts, this re-released version of the Sand Scorcher will remind you of the original. This model realistically reproduces the unique form of the buggy which was seen at the one-make race at the “Baja 1000” in California, USA. The body is molded in white polystyrene and can be painted with Tamiya plastic model paints. The rear-wheel drive 2WD chassis features realistic and aggressive driving performance that will no doubt excite you.

Chassis layout:
Chassis features a 2mm thick FRP plate with an aluminum reinforcing plate for strength and flexibility to ensure stability. 4-wheel independent suspension features front double trailing arm and rear swing axle setups, die-cast suspension arms, and oil dampers. Electronics and battery are protected by a durable clear plastic mechanism box. Comes equipped with full ball bearings to reduce friction loss, and mounted on the 3-piece center-lock wheels are grooved front tires and ribbed rear tires that ensure superb off-road performance.

●Length: 400mm, Width: 230mm, Height: 180mm 
●Wheelbase: 250mm 
●Tread: F170mm, R175mm 
●Tire Width/Diameter: F21/73mm, R41/82mm 
●Chassis: 2mm Thick FRP Plate with Reinforcing Aluminum Plate 
●Rear Wheel Drive 
●Chassis Weight: Approx.1730g 
●Type 540 Motor included (Compatible with kit-included motor or Item 53689 540J Motor only)
●No Differential Gears 
●Front Suspension: Double Trailing Arm, Rear Suspension: Swing Axle
●4 Oil Dampers 
●Gear Ratio=6.5:1 or 9.3:1 
Hobbywing THW 1060 Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) (Included)

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very fun machine May 25, 2011
Reviewer: Seth from Wyoming, United States  
I missed the original kit as a kid so I was very excited to build this version and I was not dissapointed it is like the other reviewer said not built for thrashing or undue abuse like some modern cars but those cars won't be remembered 30 years later either.  The chassis builds in a few short hours, the body will take much longer to do it right but the more time you spend making it look nice the more satisfaction it will bring when done.  You end up with a fully functional model that looks as good as many static models and if treated right is very reliable and scale to drive especially on sand or loose dirt.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 30th Anniversary Sand Scorcher 2010 August 15, 2010
Reviewer: Tim Forsyth from Vacaville, CA United States  
This is an awesome kit.  Very fun to build and extremely scale looking when finished.  Remember, this is 30 year-old technology.  But, when combined with modern electronics it is a real pleasure to operate.  The box art paint job took A LOT of time and does not hold up to crashes well.  By far, the best scale looking r/c kit ever made.  Give it a try!

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