Racing Fighter
Model Number: 58628


Q1 2016




Fully independent double wishbone

Chassis Description


Body Type

Lexan/Polycarb Pre-painted Orange



Original Price

MSRP $159

Wheel Base




The Racing Fighter is mounted on the fun and easy to build DT-03 chassis platform.

Intended as an easy-to-get-started model to encourage young drivers to enter the world of R/C, its intuitive yet tough design allows hassle-free assembly and gives less experienced users the opportunity to get to grips with R/C model composition and construction.

This kit features a brand new polycarbonate body design with attractive, boxy lines and a stylish rear wing.

This kit includes an added bonus! It features a torque-tuned motor and CVA oil dampers to make it faster out of the box.

The CVA oil dampers allow the chassis to better handle the rugged terrain of any park or dirt field.

DT-03 Chassis at a glance:

The stylish slim-line form of this chassis stems from its lightweight yet durable monocoque frame, which features a longitudinally-positioned battery and the R/C equipment along the centerline for excellent balance.

The combination of a long 287mm wheelbase and 4-wheel double wishbone suspension married to CVA oil dampers with long arms, allows the model to handle with stability on poor surfaces.

Ribbed front and square spike rear tires provide ample grip, and the rear-positioned gearbox is sealed to protect from dust and dirt, with the built-in differential gear offering smooth cornering.

Construction type: Assembly kit

Terrain use: Off-Road

Drive-train: 2WD

Drive type: Gearbox

Drive line: Dog bone

Differential type: Gear

Suspension: Fully independent double wishbone

Steering mechanism: Direct servo

Shock damper: Oil-filled damper

Shock damper material: Plastic

Tire type: Rubber

Tire tread: Pin spike

Body material: Polycarbonate

Chassis material: Plastic

Electronic Speed Control (ESC) : Included

ESC model: TBLE-02S

LED Light buckets: No

LED lights: No

Motor: 540-brushed type

Bearings: Plastic bushing

Adjustable camber: Fixed

Adjustable toe angles: Front only

Adjustable ground clearance: Yes

Adjustable gear ratio: Yes

Adjustable wheelbase: Fixed

Adjustable track width: Fixed

Adjustable shock angle: Fixed

Features a stylish body molded in durable and lightweight polycarbonate. Brand new stickers are included to decorate the model.

The DT-03 uses a tough monocoque frame. Big wheelbase (288mm) and tread (front: 221mm, rear: 208mm) measurements give it great performance off-road!

Front arms are at a 25-degree angle for great off-road driving. Dampers are high-performance CVA oil shocks.

A torque-tuned motor is included.

Features a sealed rear gearbox with internal gear differential unit, plus a dust cover for R/C equipment.

A wide range of option parts is available to tune and customize your DT-03 chassis car.

TBLE-02S ESC included (May be used for brushed and brushless motor applications)

Requires: 2-channel radio gear, 7.2v battery & charger, Polycarbonate paint



3/24/2016 6:08:28 PM

My first DT-03, it went together in about 6 hours..

Its a bit longer than a DT-02 chassis, and the 2 piece monocoque body is immensly strong and light.
no problems in building the chassis, I ballraced mine from the outset. the steering servo mounted upside down seems a bit extreme, but it seems to work OK! I like the channels for the wires and tie wraps built in, someone at Tamiya has their head screwed on!

Decals are a bit fiddly, a bit on the overkill side, but thats just me I suspect! It makes a nice looking car..

It drives very well, only a quick test on my bit of waste ground opposite my house, it understeers a bit, but then what stock Tamiya doesn't?

I think at the price it is very good value for money...