Tamiya R/C Hornet Model Kit

Brand: Tamiya

Drive: 2WD

Model Number: 58336

Scale: 1/10

Surface: Off Road

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The revolutionary Tamiya Hornet off-road buggy in 1/10th scale is back and more fun than ever before! The Hornet stands as one of Tamiya's most popular R/C cars ever released, helping launch a 2WD R/C buggy boom worldwide.

The Tamiya The Hornet Features an excellent performance rating on both dirt and on-road tracks, this awesome radio control buggy can take on any type of terrain. Just like the original, this re-release features an easy to assemble chassis and drivetrain consisting of a durable but lightweight ABS resin bathtub frame, diff gear loaded sealed gearbox, oil filled rear dampers, powerful RS 540 motor and high performance suspension system.

The Tamiya Hornet is perfect for those that used to have one, those that have always wanted one, and for those that want a revolutionary buggy that has earned its place in R/C history.

About this model

  • Overall length: 400mm
  • Overall width: 230mm
  • Overall height: 150mm
  • Weight: 874g
  • Solid bathtub frame with side bumpers
  • High performance Type 540 motor
  • Independent swing axle front suspension with friction dampers
  • Rolling rigid axle rear suspension with oil filled dampers
  • Sealed rear gearbox to protect diff gear during off-road running
  • Original 3-piece assembly wheels compatible with optional ball bearings (sold separately)
  • Straight ribbed racing front tires Spiked buggy rear tires Durable
  • shock absorbent polycarbonate body shell
  • Reinforced resin bumper
  • TEU-101BK Electronic Speed Controller

Wide Variety of Option Parts are separately available.

We have packaged the radio control system, battery and charger together for an easy additional purchase.


  • Radio: 2-Channel with servo(s)
  • Battery: 6-cell flat with standard Tamiya connector
  • Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery
  • Paint: PS for polycarbonate

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Model: 58336 R/C The Hornet Model Kit
Scale: 1/10

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Average rating

Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Tom Walton

    Fantastic piece of kit!

    I've found an ideal way to make lockdown enjoyable, by building a R/C Model car with my son! He loves it and it's given us 4 days of fun piecing it together. The service from Wonderland was great as everything arrived really quickly! Looking forward to it's first drive later today!

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Dave


    Excellent car.. If you had one back in the day you will know its great.. Get a fast charger and two batteries..

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Carl weeks

    The hornet

    I had one of these back in the day, I had hours of fun, so I got one for my son and myself to build and enjoy

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by toby

    the hornet

    the hornet is a amazing rc car I loovvee it if you don't have one go pick your self one up

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Paul Jeffery

    Tamiya Hornet

    Great price and fast delivery from Wonderland.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Mark Horsfield

    Highly recommend

    Great service and advice from wonderland over the telephone helping me massively with my choice of Tamiya products, ordered three cars, hand sets and additional batteries paint etc. Step-by-step tracked delivery service arriving within 48 hours placing order! Top notch service and business highly recommend!,

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Mike Stephens

    Hornet rc kit review

    To summarize - excellent kit, fun to build & drive after for my sons (& myself !!). I always wanted an RC kit, but never got one; so took the opportunity to get the Hornet that I remembered for my kids and myself. As ever, excellent Tamiya instructions and build - clear and simple, yet fun. The car is good to run inside & out, adding to the opportunities to drive it.

  • Product rating 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by jo ellis


    good fun building, looks amazing. i have had hours of fun with the hornet.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Paul Atkinson

    Excellent Service

    An excellent service by the staff at Wonderland Models who helped me get my son a great Xmas present. The package arrived safely by courier in Australia, and is exactly as described.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Stephen Madden

    Fantastic RC

    If your looking for a fun and robust RWD RC car then this the one to go for. The performance is great, steering is sharp, and the "hand break turn" is a welcome addition. The model looks great and comes with enough stickers to go totally ott with whatever look you want. The only issue I've found is that on REALLY rough bumpy rocky terrain the battery plate in the bottom can come lose, but it takes a lot of battering to do and is an easy fix. I would highly recommend the Hornet to anyone looking for a fun rough terrain buggy. Also wonderland service is very fast and slick, very impressed :)

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by sean saunders

    tamiya hornet.

    item arrived quickly and all my emails were answered the same day.great advice given.loved building the car and running it for the first time. will be buying my next rc from wonderland.many thanks.great service.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Christopher Harris

    A Great Classic!

    A great product that's of classic design. I enjoyed this build immensely.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Dave Cressey


    Brilliant, I have always wanted to build one of these and its exactly how I expected it to be. My kids love it too. Well worth it.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Sue Campbell

    Childhood revisited!

    Bought the car as a gift for my husband and he was delighted with it. He had always wanted such a model when he was younger and he wasn't disappointed. He had it built and moving within a day of opening his present and had its full shell on pretty soon after. A big success!

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Andrew Tomlin

    Big kid

    Apparently I've released my inner 13yr old again - I'm now 38! Had one of these when they came out first time round. Finally got round to getting a new one. Great toy, building it's still good fun, and I even remembered the mod to stop the battery cover coming off. If you had one of these first time round, get another one. If you've only just found RC modelling, get one. Good fun, good price, great service.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Rob Loftus

    Great item, excellent all round

    Ordered this for our son day before Xmas eve as we thought this make a great present me having one in 84 it brought back some fantastic memories. Turned up next day which we thought was excellent being Xmas. Kits great, just as I remember it, could just do with some paint in the kit is the only let down really. Fantastic kit though, great price and fantastic service from these guys.

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