Tamiya R/C Super Hotshot 2012 Model Kit
Model Number: 58517
Surface: Off Road
The Tamiya R/C Super Hotshot 2012 Model Kit is a 1/10 scale racing buggy in the Tamiya radio control rc buggy collection.
The Super Shot, which was originally released in 1986 is now available again as the re-named Super Hotshot.
Specs and Features
- 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit.
- The chassis features the same basic layout as the original 1986 release including the shaft-driven 4WD drive-train.
- 4-wheel double wishbone suspension is equipped with 4 oil filled dampers.
- Chassis under guard offers chassis protection.
- Included spiked tires are mounted on gold-plated wheels.
- Polycarbonate body and rear wing included.
- Full ball bearing specification included.
- Tamiya GT-Tuned Motor (25T) included.
- Includes Tamiya TEU-104BK ESC
- 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 paints for body
Model: 58517 R/C Super Hotshot 2012 Model Kit
Reviewed by Adrian
Great kit, great car.
My first Tamiya build since the early 2000's or so. Excellent Tamiya quality both in terms of materials and build as well as documentation. As was always the case, always found myself wishing they'd put in an extra tube of grease, but as long as you're not too liberal with it, there's enough to get through the build without too much worrying. A couple of small niggles: If you're an obsessive like me, the ESC that comes with it is slightly annoying in the layout of the cabling as it means I have to contort the cabling slightly to get it out of the box optimally. Also seems like there is a bit of rubbing on the inside of the front left wheel, but these are adjustable, suspect just need to spend some time adjusting. Fun build, had one of my kids helping me and took us about 12 hours over a few build sessions to do the car not including painting body etc. It's been quite a few years since I've built one though so an experienced and confident builder I'm sure would do it quicker. Car itself is a great runner, all the family have played with it, couple of crashes so far no damage so seems robust.
Reviewed by Chris Brownridge
Super Hotshot - Fragile
Having had a Hornet for a while with a v hot motor and been amazed how robust it is, so I was very disappointed when after 4 days and with a very minor impact the SuperHotshot front drive differential assembly case split. The wheel is mounted to this and as a consequence it is a very weak design. It's also a real pain to replace. The build was straight forward although a couple of bolts securing the bottom assembly are a little too long so care is needed to avoid damaging them.
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