The Grasshopper II (2017)
Model Number: 58643
Rear wheel drive
Swingarm front , Solid live rear axle , coilover friction shocks
The Grasshopper II is one of Tamiya's iconic radio control car kits from the late 1980's.
It was an enhanced follow up release to the original Grasshopper kit.
This re-release (2017) kit features a number of updates while keeping largely faithful to the original model.
Its streamlined construction process makes this kit perfect for less experienced users and R/C veterans alike, while separately sold option parts can be used to enhance the model.
Terrain use: Off-Road
Drive type: Gearbox
Drive line: Solid axle
Differential type: Gear
Suspension: Independent front/solid axle rear
Steering mechanism: Direct servo
Shock damper: Friction damper
Shock damper material: Plastic
Tire type: Rubber
Tire tread: Grooved front/pin spike rear
Body material: ABS Plastic
Chassis material: Plastic
Electronic Speed Control (ESC) : Included
ESC model: TBLE-02S
LED Light buckets: No
LED lights: No
Motor: 380-brushed type
Bearings: Plastic bushing
Adjustable camber: Fixed
Adjustable toe angles: Front only
Adjustable ground clearance: Fixed
Adjustable gear ratio: Fixed
Adjustable wheelbase: Fixed
Adjustable track width: Fixed
Adjustable shock angle: Fixed
Length: 400mm, width: 221mm, height: 139mm
The Grasshopper II body is molded in durable polystyrene resin, and has a driver figure for attachment.
Features a rugged ABS resin bathtub chassis.
Front swing axle and rear rolling rigid suspension setups are actuated by coil-sprung friction dampers.
Fully enclosed rear gearbox contains a differential gear to aid smooth cornering.
Front ribbed tires give great straight-ahead grip, and rear spike tires provide powerful drive. They are matched with 8-spoke one-piece lightweight wheels.
Compatible with tune-up parts such as standard Type 540 motors (requires nine 1150 ball bearings & one 850 ball bearing) and CVA mini oil dampers.
Includes Tamiya TBLE-02 S ESC (May be used for brushed and brushless motor applications)
Requires: 2-channel radio gear, 7.2v battery & charger, TS plastic model paint