All items are physically IN STOCK in our warehouse, except Special Order & Pre-Order items and currently many Spare Parts. Read our Stock Levels page and our Reviews.
UK Delivery - Orders over £30: FREE Economy Delivery (3 to 5 working days). Express? Just £4.95. Saturday? Just £7.95. Walk in store is closed to comply with Covid19 regs - locals please email for special delivery options before you buy.
SPARES DELAY: Please do not order Tamiya Spare Parts unless you are happy to wait. Around 95% of all Tamiya spare parts, tools and clothing are out of stock here and at the importers with a minimum 30 day lead time at present. This does not affect car kits, radios, batteries, chargers or ESCs, just crash damage spares, most bodies and hop ups.
Despatch Delay: Bank Holiday weekend means orders placed now will be processed on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Radio Systems


Following a change of regulation in 2015, all Radio Control handsets and receivers now operate on the "crystal free" 2.4ghz wave band.

This has two significant advantages compared to the older 27 / 40 and 49Mhz wave bands sold in the past - no crystals and rarely any interference.

Each radio handset is locked (a process called "Binding") to it's own receiver. You can re-bind the handset to a new receiver, but it will never "accidentally" connect to one it hasn't been bound to. The result is that you can switch on as many radios as you like, and they will only control the model they're bound with. No more checking frequencies and no need to swap crystals around.

The other advantage is that, given 2.4Ghz operates on a much narrower physical radio wave, the handset aerials are only a few inches long, as are the receivers - eliminating the long and easily damaged telescopic aerials previously used.


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