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Item No:58697

All Electric R/C Car Series No.697


Length: 387 mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Truly Awesome!
This 2WD R/C off-road assembly kit buggy inherits its name from the 1980s Tamiya R/C rear-wheel drive model "Astute." The low-profile, sleek body is designed by Kota Nezu of znug design. The model features a driver figure in the cockpit and individual front/rear small fenders. Two types (high/low) of wing stays are included to adjust downforce. Based on a monocoque frame chassis with midship motor and battery pack position toward the rear, the Astute 2022 utilizes front ribbed and rear square spike tires.

TD2 - Superbly Balanced RWD
The TD2 is a rear-wheel drive buggy chassis which employs front inboard suspension for slim, low-profile form, and a monocoque frame with optimum R/C equipment layout. It features a midship transverse motor and transverse battery pack positioned to the rear. The sealed gearbox has a built-in ball differential to limit slip and 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension utilizes CVA oil dampers. Turnbuckle shafts for use as upper arms facilitate camber angle adjustment. Front suspension has a skid angle of 25 degrees and angled dampers for smooth performance. Ribbed front and rear square spike tires facilitate stability and great grip. Front wheels are attached by hex hubs.

★Length: 387mm, width: 246mm, height: 125mm (with low wing stays employed) ★Wheelbase: 284mm ★Tread: 215mm (front), 205mm (rear) ★Plastic bathtub frame ★Rear-wheel drive ★Ball differential ★3-piece steering tie-rod ★4-wheel double wishbone suspension ★Tire width/diameter: 27/79mm (front), 41/82mm (rear) ★CVA oil dampers ★Gear Ratio = 10.71:1 ★Full ball bearings ★Type 540 motor and Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) are sold separately.

Separately Required Items
★Type 540 motor ★2-channel R/C system w/ESC ★R6/AA/UM3 batteries for transmitter ★Battery pack & charger
★Don't forget to take a look at this informative video on how to assemble the kit-standard ball differential!
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  • ★Take a look at the Astute 2022 body from another angle, drinking in the honed form with splayed rear, designed by Kota Nezu.
  • ★The TD2 layout has the motor installed midships, while the battery pack in a position toward the rear to aid with traction.
  • ★A hi-torque servo saver comes included as standard, and helps actuate the steering via a three-piece tie-rod setup.
  • ★Smooth front inboard suspension has suspension arms with a 25-degree skid angle and CVA oil dampers at a similar gradient.
  • ★Upper "I" and lower "H" arms are employed in the front suspension. Turnbuckle shaft upper arms allow swift adjustment of camber.
  • ★Black star dish design wheels are paired with sturdy hex hub nuts and front ribbed tires for superior directionality.
  • ★The motor is attached in a transverse position to the rear of the battery pack, providing power to a drivetrain with 3 gears.
  • ★A ball differential is housed in the sealed gearbox. Steel joint cups secure the durability needed for a demanding off-road drive.
  • ★CVA oil dampers have red springs in keeping with the livery theme of the stylish Astute 2022.
  • ★The rear suspension setup features a combination of lower "H" arms and upper turnbuckle shafts.
  • ★At the rear, black star dish wheels are used in combination with square spike tires to give the model plenty of bite.
  • ★Seen from the side, one can appreciate just how lowdown this streamlined buggy gets, with an accent provided by the fenders.
  • ★The cockpit is a particular highlight, with an aircraft-inspired canopy and a driver figure installed inside for superb realism.
  • ★Two different wing stay designs (high and low) are included in the kit, to help you tweak the car's downforce. This image shows low types.
  • Front polycarbonate mini-fenders are screw-attached to their upright. Blue sections are taken care of with stickers.
  • If you like, side pontoon front sections can be left unpainted to provide a window into the car's inner workings!

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Information is current as of February 3, 2022. Specifications are subject to change without notice.