Tamiya R/C RTR XB Hornet 2.4GHz
Model Number: 57741
Surface: Off Road
The Tamiya XB Hornet 2.4GHz gives you the option to race this famous radio controlled buggy straight from the box.
This radio control car comes completely assembled and ready to run with the battery and charger included.
The revolutionary 1984 2WD off-road buggy 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. Featuring excellent performance on both dirt and on-road tracks, this awesome buggy can take on any type of terrain.
Just like the original, this ready-to-run Tamiya Hornet features a 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 XB 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.
Model: 57741 XB Hornet 2.4GHz
Reviewed by Andrew B
Good model, difficult to control with poor charger
The car is as good as the original, but brought up to speed with modern electronic's. The control of the car is as "interesting" as it ever was and is best suited to a loose surface where car movement can become predictive with practice. However, if you want an easy to run car for a younger, less patient user, find a 4wd alternative. There are plenty to choose from in the site. The controller is of a good standard and generally the build is excellent. The only thing that let's it down for me is the charger, which doesn't have an automated cut off. Having previously had issues with these, I "recycled" the one supplied and found another on the net with a cut off. It would have been a £10 extra that would have been worth it and in line with the quality product that this is. Great service from wonderlandmodels, I will be using them in the future.
Reviewed by Andrew Miller
Very good rc car, would purchase from wonderland models again.
Reviewed by Andrew Cooke
Comes with everything you need to get driving but would recommend you buy a spare battery. Brilliant service, delivered within a day and great communication thank you. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Niall Allen
A rapid trip down memory lane!
Short review: Buy this! Normal review: I was looking at Tamiya RC cars as I used to race a Grasshopper 27 years ago. I always wanted the Hornet and when I saw this deal, the savings were too good to pass up. The kit comes with the tools needed to assemble (didn't see this mentioned anywhere) and I bought a spare set to be on the safe side. The kit has a battery, handset and the complete servo package needed. For people like me that have been away from the scene for 25 years, it's worth noting that this 2.4ghz package doesn't require crystals, so this package is another saving in that regard. The handset as per the image is one I wanted as a kid, but sadly I'm going to have to buy a standard handset as I just can't get on with the way you control it using the wheel and trigger. Also, the car is completely built and shell pre-painted, leaving nothing for you to do other than charge the battery and insert the x4 AA batteries (sold separately) in the handset. As for payment and delivery, both were extremely smooth and I had the car within two days. It was only two days as I ordered late evening, so this was extremely fast. I'd definitely recommend this company and RC car to anyone.
Reviewed by janice peters
Pro Built Hornet
Well i remember building this car years ago as a gift for a mate, and after building it for him wanted to get one myself. Now someone in my family gave me a gift the Pro Built Hornet made by a expert and ready to run from the box. This Hornet bring back memories, and it runs well, i do not think i have stopped playing with it, plus our dog loves chasing it as i speed off over rough terrain. This is a must buy for those who remember the good old days, whether you buy and build it yourself or you get it ready built and ready to run from the box, its GRRrrreat.
Reviewed by Anthony Dobson
A blast from the past!
I always wanted one of these when they were first released as a kit - now I can buy one for my niece ready built - great build quailty, great fun - excellent service from Wonderland Models, although my experience of their payment card processor is that my debit card is always refused resulting in an email bordering on rude, but a credit card always accepted - frustrating but the wide product range readily available keeps me coming back
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