Thundershot
Model Number: 58361

Released

29th November 2005

Drive

4WD shaftdrive, gear differential front and rear

Suspension

Double wishbone all 4 corners, monoshock front

Chassis Description

Thundershot - bathtub type

Body Type

lexan

Motor

540

Original Price

13800 yen

Width

240mm

Length

390mm

Height

132mm

Wheel Base

264mm

Tread Front

200mm

Tread Rear

200mm

Ground Clearance

35mm

Weight

1065g

Scale

1/10

Tires

front:width 38mm diameter 73mm
Rear:width 38mm diameter 73mm

Entry-Level Futuristic Buggy.

Originally released in 1987, the Thundershot gained widespread popularity with its futuristic body styling.

Re-released on 29th November 2005 as a limited edition.

Its spaceship-like body is made from tough polycarbonate and features a cockpit housing a driver figure for increased realism.

Easy to assemble shaft-driven 4WD off-road chassis features a mid-mounted motor for optimum balance and a bathtub frame to make installing the R/C mechanisms a breeze.

4-wheel double wishbone suspension features upper I arms and lower H arms for a simple but effective setup.

Front suspension features a unique mono-shock with stabilizer while the rear suspension has two high-performance CVA oil dampers.

Gearboxes are fully enclosed to keep out dirt and debris and features internal diff.gear units for enhanced transmission efficiency.

[taken from Tamiya's website]



Some differences between this re-re and the original

Box now has an additional message...'This is a reissued item and some specifications of actual model may vary from package.'

'Regarding availability of RC equipment, spare parts and hop-up options, please contact your local tamiya dealer'

Box image also shows decal sponsor replacements

Inside box, blister packs have gone

Manual now in black and white, no longer with blue colour accents

Bonus wing included, attached by screws to body (stickers not inc. though!)

(not the same as original hop-up wing which was attached by wire mount)

Lexan body now has an overspray film covering

Blue lower wishbones have updated extra webbing (like Terra Scorcher and Fire Dragon)

Front and rear wheel hubs are now updated versions (like Terra Scorcher and Fire Dragon)

Decal sticker sheet has sponsors replaced with generic tamiya ones

Lexan chassis cover/driver is now made from thicker polycarbonate and thus loses a small amount of detail

Made in Japan like the original








Reviews

pininy

6/11/2012 4:14:26 AM

Didn't have the first release, but I love the box art.

I love the colors, white with red and blue, just like boomerang, bigwig

Not a great runner, but it really nice to see this running.

The only problem with this chassis type are the lower arms, trying to order from tamiya japan still no stock#.. so decided to get a couple of NIBs for spares. here's what i have done

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