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The Fighting Buggy was originally exported as the Super Champ in 1982 across the globe. For a limited time only, it is back as a special re-release celebrating 30-plus years after it originally made its debut in hobby stores.
The re-release kit begins with a new name, which is the same as that used by the original Japanese release of the R/C model. While it features a variety of tweaks and upgrades, Tamiya's designers made sure to retain the drivability, appearance and characteristics of the original.
- Length: 410mm, Width: 230mm, Height: 160mm
- Wheelbase: 250mm
- Tread: 165mm (Front), 180mm (Rear)
- FRP Double Deck Chassis Frame
- Rear Wheel Direct Drive 2WD
- 2-Piece Steering Tie-Rod
- Front Suspension: Double Trailing Arm, Rear Suspension: Swing Axle & Transverse Monoshock
- Tyre Width/Diameter: 21/73mm (Front), 49/86mm (Rear)
- Aluminium Oil Dampers
- Full Ball Bearings
- Gear Ratio=10:1 or 6.5:1
- Type 540 Motor included
- Requires Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) (sold separately)
Separately Required Items
- 2-Channel R/C Unit with Receiver and Servo
- Battery Pack & Charger
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.
Radio System: There is a choice of a TWIN STICK (Traditional) radio or a Steering Wheel (Modern) radios. All operate on 2.4Ghz and use the new Crystal-Free technology, so you can run multiple cars at the same time without any interference. All radios chosen from this page will include a steering servo as these are not included in the kit itself.
ESC: This is the connection between the radio system and the motor. You have several choices. The standard Tamiya unit (TBLE02S) suits many situations but is not water proof. Where a model number is shown (e.g. 20 or 15) that is the motor capacity of the unit - the lower the number, the more powerful a motor you can install later. All work with the motor in the kit.
Battery: The higher the number, the longer the run time.
Charger: Charge time is proportional to the battery you choose. Some examples - for the 1800 battery (others will take longer) - Overnight charger takes around 6 hours, Mid Speed around 2 to 3 hours, Ansmann 3 amp around 40 minutes and Hyper Delta around 30 minutes (if in the car, takes around an hour in the house).