Model: (Click to see more) 88887: Any Tamiya RC Model not listed.
Status: New built
Date: 3-Jul-2007
Comments: 4
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Spotted this Pajero R/C toy model and thought the body looked very much like the Pajero Rally XB (57701) and decided to use the body shell and interior to spruce up the TA01/TA02 chassis from my Ford F-150 Truck. Well, given that the model already had opening doors, a tail gate that opened upwards, interior lighting and head and tail lights, I thought it would be best to keep these features, which meant the wiring had to be sorted out. Oh, and it has working windscreen wipers too - I think this should definitely be operated via the third channel on my radio, and possibly left only for a rainy day! Anyway I think the end result wasn't too bad. The real test will be when I come to do the conversion on an XC chassis. Well that is the plan anyway...
You could get the RC model from eBay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=180108739012&rd=1&rd=1








Comments

mathew

3-Jul-2007

I think it looks more accurate with the f-150 chassis, as the real NM/NP Pajero has IRS. Odd that Tamiya fitted a beam rear axle to the 57701 and IRS to the F-150 [The real Trophy Truck F150 had a beam rear] anyway 'looks great' what brand is the shell?

porsche993rs

3-Jul-2007

Thanks. I agree, except that the XC chassis, as used in the 57701, and other XC derivatives, is better off road, which of course is the aim of the rally version. So its a trade off between technical correctness vs. off road capability. Hence the reason I aim to try both conversions. The body shell is solid/moulded plastic so quite tough. Bought two models, which didn't cost much so will try out both conversions. The tricky bit is to modify the interior to fit the tamiya chassis since the electronics need space and of course the shape of the floor pan of the model is not exactly the same as the Tamiya chassis, particularly the XC. So it is a case of cutting, grinding and shaping the floor pan to make it securely fit the chassis. The body shell is screwed to the floor pan which was modified to sit on the TA01/TA02 chassis.

porsche993rs

3-Jul-2007

The rc model is made by Le You Toys, a toy manufacturer from China. Used the front bumper, running boards and rear valance so the body shell looks exactly like the original.

porsche993rs

4-Jul-2007

Found some footage on YouTube of the actual vehicle, which ran in the 2002 Paris Dakar Rally: [Click here]


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