Scania R470 Highline
Model Number: 56318

Released

Drive

rwd

Suspension

Leaf Springs

Body Type

Detailed hardbody

Motor

RS540

Width

187mm

Length

452mm

Height

293mm

Wheel Base

272mm

Weight

3,2kg

Scale

1/14

European rig for the fans.

The detailed body is another masterpiece from the Tamiya factory

Reviews

Stefan

1/18/2008 11:03:29 AM

Scania R470 Highline

A little 1:1 info, this Scania comes from the factory with a range of engines

With as top power model, the R620

The actual decal for this engine is also included in the Tamiya kit

It is a short / mid range distance truck, most used in national transport.

But, also found over the borders.

Due the low profile of the truck, most seen combinations are with tank trailers or

The low profile distribution trailers

Of course this does not mean it is not used for anything else.




Lets talk about the Tamiya model, it is not a Tamiya fansite for nothing right ?

The details of the body kit itself is pure Tamiya quality, and to make it more interesting, the kit has the improved 3 speed gearbox.

The kit is designed with the MFU (Multi Function Unit) in mind, giving it lights & sound & build in ESC

But, when on a budget, the rig is perfectly functional without this über hop-up.

Speaking of hop-ups, there is no place for the known bullbar, but the antenna and oil shocks, as also the alloy rims fit as they should.

Personally, i would advice using oil shocks when having the MFU installed, as the vibration unit is not easy on the nuts & bolts.

When the shocks are used, it is clearly improving the kit stability when shaken with the unit or driving on anything else as a gym floor.

It is wise to use at least 3500mha battery’s, as the MFU is quite power thirsty.

Without the unit, a 15000mha would be plenty, it is not a racer.

You could actually fit a Tamiya sport tuned motor without annihilating the 3 speed gearbox

But, keep in mind, the ride hight is quite limited, and the detailed ABS body is very easy to damage

Just like the real deal, a big rig is not so easy to tip over, but.. if they go, damage is huge.

When new build, it is highly recommend to build with ball bearings, who are not included in the kit

And, if planned, install the MFU right away, as doing it after the build, will require almost a complete disassembly from the model.

When you follow the manual to the letter in the build, it is a kit who can be build by everybody

Just pay close attention to the gearbox & suspension, and it is hard to get it wrong

When doing a custom job, the possibilities are endless, just look around in the traffic to your work and examples will roll by plenty!

For this, Tamiya came just in time with this truck, as the existing Mercedes and Volvo where getting a bit old & harder to find in scale 1:1

“USA” trucks as the King Hauler and Globeliner are more of a timeless design, but.. the fact is, euro trucks just get old.




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