The Grasshopper II is one of Tamiya's iconic radio control car kits from
the late 1980's. It was an enhanced follow up release to the original
Grasshopper kit. This re-release (2017) kit features a number of updates
while keeping largely faithful to the original model. Its streamlined
construction process makes this kit perfect for less experienced users
and R/C veterans alike, while separately sold option parts can be used
to enhance the model.
Another childhood favourite returns - the Grasshopper II was sold from around 1988 through to the mid 1990's. When compared to the original Grasshopper (kit 58346) it has a smoother body and easier to assemble, one-piece wheels. The basic performance, gearing and so on is essentially the same - so it makes a good stable-mate for racing.
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.
There is a choice of a TWIN STICK (Traditional) radio or a Steering
Wheel (Modern) radio. Both radios operate on 2.4Ghz and use the new
Crystal-Free technology, so you can run multiple cars at the same time
without any interference. The steering wheel radio is included in the price, a traditional twin stick radio just a few pounds more.
This is the connection between the radio system and the motor. You
have two choices - the standard Tamiya unit (TBLE02S) or the Mtroniks
Auto Sport Tuned 20 ESC. The Mtroniks unit is waterproof and allows
slightly more powerful motors. The Tamiya unit allows upgrade to
Tamiya's own "brushless" motors later but isn't waterproof. Tamiya's
unit goes faster in reverse. Both units feature electronic brakes. The Tamiya ESC is included in the price, the waterproof one is just a few pounds more.
Battery: The higher the number, the longer the run time. The 1800 battery is included in the price.
You can choose to upgrade the charger - the mini peak (auto cut off) charger will take 2
to 3 hours depending on the battery, the 3 amp charger between 40
minutes and 90 minutes, and the 2 amp charger somewhere in-between. The overnight charger is included in the price.
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.