Tamiya R/C Avante 2011 4WD Buggy Model Kit

Brand: Tamiya

Drive: 4WD

Model Number: 58489

Scale: 1/10

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The Tamiya Avante 2011 is the latest radio controlled off road buggy to be re-released by Tamiya in 1/10 scale.

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.
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.

Model includes:

  • Mini resin bumper.
  • Front double wishbone suspension.
  • Radius arm protector.
  • Front stabilizer.
  • Front strut towerbar for enhanced rigitity.
  • Front C.V.A. oil damper with tapered coils spring.
  • Pin spike tire.
  • Inner sponge.
  • Cam-loc wheel.
  • Steering tie rod.
  • Universal joint.
  • Front gearbox features compact planetary differential w/ metal pinion gear.
  • Carbon upper deck, part of the double-deck chassis layout.
  • Steel propeller shaft.
  • Steering servo (not included).
  • Polycarbonate undertray.
  • Longitudaly-mounted motor.
  • Receiver (not included).
  • ESC (included).
  • Rear gearbox upper access hatch.
  • Rear metal C.V.A. damper unit.
  • Rear strut tower.
  • Rear double wishbone suspension.
  • Rear stabilizer.
  • Adjustable wing mount.
  • Polycarbonate body.

Specs & Features

  • 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

Wide Variety of Option Parts are separately available.

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

ELECTRIC KITS REQUIRE:

  • 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: Tamiya PS Polycarbonate spray paints

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Model: 58489 R/C Avante 2011 4WD Radio Controlled Buggy Model kit
Scale: 1/10

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  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Wallace J.

    Great to see the Avante back

    I first had an original Tamiya Avante back in the early Eighties when the model was first released and while that version was great this one is even better! Loads of upgrades giving brilliant performance an a great look too. Thanks Wonderland Models for taking me back to my childhood again.

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