Tamiya The Grasshopper RC model and starter kit £119.68 delivered with code @ Eurcarparts
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Tamiya The Grasshopper RC model and starter kit £119.68 delivered with code @ Eurcarparts

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Found 22nd Nov 2017
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Tamiya The Grasshopper Self Assembly RC Model Kit

The classic 1/10th Grasshopper is re-released!

Originally released in 1984, same year as the Hornet, the Grasshopper is a simply-structured easy-to-use R/C buggy that performs excellently on both off-road and tarmac tracks. This is a self-assembly model kit. Image is for illustration only and shows completed finished painted model.

Tamiya RC Starter Kit

This set provides the radio control transmitter, receiver, servo, batteries and charger required to complete your Tamiya RC kit.

  • 2 channel 2.4 GHz transmitter and receiver
  • Transmitter batteries
  • Steering Servo
  • NiMh 7.2V Battery Pack
  • Mains plug battery charger for 7.2V NiMh battery pack
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Takes me back. This one, The Frog, Lunchbox, Super Sabre and Midnight Pumpkin. Great days!
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Love Tamiya cars but they always cost me a fortune as I can' resist upgrading all of the components. So much fun thou!

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Heads up hopper or GTFO.
Edited by: "le_jaeger" 22nd Nov 2017
Takes me back. This one, The Frog, Lunchbox, Super Sabre and Midnight Pumpkin. Great days!
I had a midnight pumpkin 🎃
boomberrang
Black foot
I had a 'wild Willy'



First edition
Wanted one when I was a kid (I was 11 when this came out).
Now wondering whether to buy one as I can afford it - not convinced that I would use it though
Monster beetle
Link shows only £69.99
Been around for over 30 years I had a Kyosho Lazer which had loads of upgrades on it and went like a bat out of hell.

AWD buggies are the best, because the touring cars only get battered on anything less than nice smooth surfaces, the trucks are slower and prone to flipping easily, but buggies drive over everything and are still fast on tarmac etc
Diggler0142 m ago

Takes me back. This one, The Frog, Lunchbox, Super Sabre and Midnight …Takes me back. This one, The Frog, Lunchbox, Super Sabre and Midnight Pumpkin. Great days!


Still got my original frog,rebuilt it 25 years ago boxed it up and forgot about it, got it out the loft a few years back for my son , new battery my son loves it.
this is not a complete car, if you look it says

""This model requires items to finish which are not included and available separately""

Radio transmitter and receiver
Steering Servo
Battery
Charger
(For the above items please see Tamiya RC Starter Kit part number: 560990000)

its cheap because its only the main body bits.
it looks like its no longer the full kit as it requires:

Radio transmitter and receiver
Steering Servo
Battery
Charger
Had the hotshot myself
The £69.99 is for base car only, you need to add starter kit which includes receiver and battery etc... have to say this isn't that cheap as most shops sell for similar... tesco.com/dir…Bew


Still, I'm tempted for my (ahem) son as The Grasshopper was the car from my own childhood, my cousin had The Frog until he crashed it into his pond...(oh the irony)
They have loads of different kits stating from £69.99 these kits DO NOT include the radio gear requied to finish the kits off, however they also do a Radio kit here eurocarparts.com/ecp…055 for just £55.99 making a total of £125.98 for a Complete kit.. these make fab pressies . nice deal op...
Wow. Time machine! Great little car back in the day.
WOT!! it comes with a speed controller.
In my day it was that stupid variable resistor that got seriously hot and the throttle servo drained the battery.
Not sure if anyone was aware...Tamiya has a calendar showing when they have or intend rereleasing old models....

tamiya.com/eng…htm
daytripper2k11 m ago

WOT!! it comes with a speed controller. In my day it was that stupid …WOT!! it comes with a speed controller. In my day it was that stupid variable resistor that got seriously hot and the throttle servo drained the battery.


Was indeed, ....fond memories
A classic!
I bought this last year but still haven’t got round to building it. My son got the Vanessa’s Lunchbox, we did build that and he’s had good fun with it.

They are still the same fun they were back in the 80’s.
Cheaper elsewhere if you order separately.
Diggler011 h, 39 m ago

Takes me back. This one, The Frog, Lunchbox, Super Sabre and Midnight …Takes me back. This one, The Frog, Lunchbox, Super Sabre and Midnight Pumpkin. Great days!


How could you miss out the hornet!!!

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daytripper2k23 m ago

WOT!! it comes with a speed controller. In my day it was that stupid …WOT!! it comes with a speed controller. In my day it was that stupid variable resistor that got seriously hot and the throttle servo drained the battery.


Chasing the car when the 3step speed controller jammed, and it shot full speed under a car a took ages to get it out as the steel aerials had bent over and wedged under car, oh the memories
Sold my monster beetle last year - had the Tamiya gold motor (called something similar to that I think).
This was my first RC car, It was the entry model. The hornet was the next model up then the boomerang.
4X4 Hotshot, those were the days. Think it's in pieces on top of the wardrobe
stephenr10 h, 31 m ago

I had a 'wild Willy' First edition



Hope your talking about an RC here
How much building do these things take?
daver771 h, 3 m ago

How much building do these things take?



If you've comfortable building airfix model kits then you should be fine with this. Just follow the instructions step by step.

I remember building this for my younger brother's Christmas and I'm sure my mum paid a similar price back in '84/'85 and that was when £120 was a small fortune
Rough Rider and Sand Scorcher were the toys of my youth.
AndrewGarner16 h, 9 m ago

How could you miss out the hornet!!![Image]


Used to have the hornet...kept breaking those darn cibie lights....memories
Loved my Grasshopper 2 and Manta RAy!
Why the heat: same price on Tesco Direct:
tesco.com/dir…prd
Or with two batteries for only £7 more:
tesco.com/dir…prd
My family was quite heavily into these, first one was the hornet but moved on after that

Astute, Vanquis, Avante, escort cosworth !

Mardave meteor / mini stock

Schumacher Cat (many models)

Losi JRx2

and my favorite the Yokomo Super DogFighter

Also had the Clod Buster 4 x 4 x 4 twin motor

Had a dabble with Nitros at one point too

Sold about 15 together at one point, and had a brushless Schumacher a few years ago, just wasn't the same though - now i have just a mini lunchbox
Assuming all the available Tamiya RC vehicles have ABS chassis, how much abuse can they take.

Do they break easily?

Which is considered the toughest, most durable?

Thinking of getting my 10 year old one and he takes after his mother, who we call hammer-hands. They both have the fine motor skills of an out of control Wreckit Ralph.
Edited by: "Ripperoo" 26th Nov 2017
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