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Tamiya 58489 Avante Reissue Kit - TECHNIPLUS DEAL Radio Control RC Car Kit
Manufacturer's Part Number: 58489
Stock Level: Good Stock
Tamiya 58489 Avante Reissue Kit - TECHNIPLUS DEAL Radio Control RC Car Kit
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This item, just like ALL the RC cars you see on our site, is IN STOCK.

In March 1988, Tamiya released an electric R/C 4WD racing buggy called the "Avante" and it has since become a special machine in Tamiya's R/C history. The machine featured a unique shaft-driven 4WD system which was taken from Tamiya's first 4WD R/C buggy, the Hotshot. It also featured a highly sophisticated design including a FRP double-deck chassis layout, longitudinal motor & battery positions, and a formula-type body with chassis fairing. It was equipped with innovative components such as a compact gearbox with 3 small planetary gears, a center diff to increase stability, a fully adjustable suspension, and cam-lock wheel caps.

The Avante was a distinctive R/C machine which featured an innovative design. After 20 years, some of the Avante's mechanisms have become standard features on modern R/C cars. The ultimate pure racing buggy returns in 2011.

Tamiya has given the Avante (2011) the special re-release treatment just like other re-released buggies such as the Buggy Champ and Hotshot. Here is a brief introduction of the improved points.

Specs & Features

  • Main frame material has been changed from FRP to carbon fiber. Original FRP upper/lower decks have been replaced with 2.0mm thick carbon fiber decks to further increase chassis strength and rigidity. Chassis layout is optimized for installing modern R/C equipment.

  • Carbon Fiber Rear Damper Stay Rear damper stay is thicker than the original and its material has also been changed to carbon fiber. Left and right stays are connected to further increase rigidity.

  • Assembly Universal Shafts WO universal shafts are used for both front and rear to reduce friction loss.

  • Easier Damper Maintenance The gold-colored oil damper cylinders feature bottom caps for easier maintenance such as replacing o-rings.

  • Durable Polycarbonate Body Shell The body, wing, and chassis fairing have been made with polycarbonate for superb off-road durability.

  • Wheel Axle/Clamp Type Wheel Hubs Wheel axles have been changed to standard pin-secured type. In conjunction with aluminum wheel hubs, secure wheel attachment is possible. The hex wheel hubs enable attachment of off-road wheels such as Item 53880 Large Dish Wheels (4WD/Front, 62/25) and Item 53881 Large Dish Wheels (Rear, 62/35) in addition to the original cam-lock type wheels.

  • Duralumin front knuckles The original die-cast front knuckles have been replaced with duralumin knuckles to further increase strength and durability. New knuckles feature the same shape as the original.

  • Compatible with a wide range of battery packs. The Avante (2011) is compatible with a wide range of Tamiya battery products such as Ni-Cd, high-capacity Ni-MH, and lightweight LF battery packs.

  • Latest R/C Systems The Avante is compatible with all Tamiya R/C systems including the 2.4GHz systems.

  • The Original Packaging is also Revived! The package for this re-release model comes with the same design and dimensions as the original Avante. In addition, just like the original Avante, all the parts are stored in blister packs. The Avante logo and rear wing sticker will remain the same as the original. Other stickers will be of a new Tamiya design. 
  • Length: 420mm
  • Width: 240mm
  • Height: 115mm
  • Wheelbase: 260mm
  • Tread (L/R): 200mm
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 40mm
  • Weight: 1300g
  • Double-Deck Frame
  • Tires (F/R): 38/88mm
  • Polycarbonate Body
  • F/R Multi-Link Suspension
  • F/R Metal Oil Dampers
  • Gear Ratio: 1:8.33

    Included Deal Package

    This is the classic deal package featuring the popular and renowned Acoms Techniplus radio gear which has been in production now for over 30 years and has a reputation for quality, and Tamiya's own-brand speed controller unit.  This deal package includes:

    - Car Kit
    - Tamiya's Own Electronic Speed Controller
    - Acoms Techniplus 27Mhz Two Stick Radio
    - Quality Branded 2000mah or better Battery Pack
    - 1 Amp Peak Detect Charger (Approx 2hr30 charge)
    - OPTIONAL: 3 Amp AC/DC Fast Peak Charger 

    If you want to choose more options (different battery / different charger / different speed controller etc, please see the CUSTOM version of this kit which allows you to choose your own deal package).  

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    Unless otherwise stated in the product description, the manufacturers advise that this item is not suitable for children under the age of 8 due to small parts and other safety regulations. Spray paints, chemicals and glues are not suitable for those under the age of 18.
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