It's Back! We have at last managed to get enough of this kit to offer our famous Bargain Bundle packs once again - if you buy this bundle you get EVERYTHING to build and run this car. You don't even need to paint it if you don't want to, as this car comes ready coloured - just put the stickers on! This is as low as it can go!
Included in this package:
- Tamiya 58346 The Grasshopper Car Kit
- Carson Dragster Electronic Speed Controller
- Mstyle Radio Pack - contains steerwheel radio, receiver and servo, 2000mah 7.2v battery and a peak-detect USB charger
This combination gives you everything you need to build and drive.
The Grasshopper Kit Description Follows
Let It All Begin With This Buggy
Based on single-seater buggies seen tearing-up dirt tracks across the U.S. in the 80's, the Grasshopper first made its appearance in R/C stores in 1984. Boasting easy assembly and easy control, the lightweight Grasshopper proved an instant hit as the perfect entry level R/C kit. Also compatible with a whole range of option parts such as oil dampers, 540 motor and ball bearings, the Grasshopper was an entry level car that could keep up with the owners driving experience. Packed with all the fantastic features of the original kit, this fun 2WD buggy is a blast on both off-road and on-road tracks. Whether it was your first or will be your first, the Grasshopper guarantees to please.
Simple But Tough 2WD Chassis
The perfect combination of simple assembly and tough exterior is what made the Grasshopper so special. Durable plastic body is fastened to bathtub resin monocoque chassis by screws, creating a solid frame that can absorb any type of rough handling. Off-road tracks can be tackled with ease thanks to coil spring dampers, and independent swing axle front and rigid axle rear suspension. Diff loaded sealed gearbox keeps out the dirt and stones for smooth driving and cornering. Paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires combine with 3-piece assembly type wheels for excellent grip performance on dirt tracks. Half-body driver figure adds that finishing touch to a fun off-road R/C car.
Length: 389mm, width: 223mm, height: 135mm, weight: 830g 380 type motor (chassis compatible with 540 type motor - sold separately)
- Transmission Type: Rear 2 Wheel Drive
- Independent swing axle front suspension, rolling rigid axle rear suspension, friction dampers
- Sealed rear gearbox to protect diff gear during off-road running
- 3-piece assembly wheel, straight ribbed racing front tires, paddle rear tyres
- Front and rear axle compatible with ball bearings (sold separately)
Bearing Upgrade: These make the car run more smoothly and are easily installed during assembly. If there is no option for these shown, then the kit already includes the bearing upgrade as standard. These are entirely optional.
The other components of this package cannot be altered as part of the "Bargain Bundle", however we do offer more flexible deal and custom options on this kit on our site that allow you to choose different radios, batteries and chargers.
If you would like more options, would like to choose a package without one of the above components, or wish to purchase the car kit on it's own, please search our site for the CUSTOM option of this kit - easily found by searching for the kit name or number followed by CUSTOM.