Model Number: 58184
2WD rear, gear diff
Swingarm front, pivot live axle rear
ABS monocoque tub
ABS white hardbody
First available as the Rookie Rabbit, a virtually identical but factorybuilt model. Tamiya's attempt to update the venerable entry-level Grasshopper I, II, Hornet & SuperHornet - ideal entry-level machine for RC novices as it was designed to be cheap and easy to build. Add LunchBox wheels & Grasshopper II shell and it becomes the Mad Bull. (Description originally entered by WillyChang)
Another entry level buggy from Tamiya, using proven componets from other designs. Easy to build, and the white body negates the need to paint it for boxart if you don;t want the hassle. The chassis is robust enough for beginners, but you can soon tire of the inadequacies of the design. Slightly hooter motors are realistically as far you'd want to do, the poor rear suspension design and the sloppy steering really go against serious power and speed. Parts are cheap, readily available and its easy to work on. Overall not a bad entry level buggy, and one that Tamiya recreated much of in the Rising Fighter . If speed is your thing, look elsewhere.
a great model- just like the Hornet and Grasshopper in the 80's. Quick and easy to build, it goes well straight out of the box. I quickly upgraded mine to ball bearings all aound, and then a 21 turn motor, plus a elec speedo. even so, its would still give a beginner plenty of scope to refine his (or her) skills, and plenty of potential to go a lot faster. the only thing i dont like, (apart from the plastic bearings) is the steering linkage. It may be quick and easy to construct, but there is far too much slop in the setup...a quick new pushrod with an adjuster on it makes a world of difference. ( and costs pennies too!)