VINTAGE TAMIYA KIT PRODUCED in the 90's
||Lexan - Polycarbonate
||Coil Over, Oil Filled
Description / Information:
This Tamiya TA-01 Chassis Based Self assembly electric RC model is of the Mercedes Benz 190E Evo.II AMG that raced in the 1991 German Touring Car Championship (DTM). The lightweight Lexan polycarbonate body shell in this kit is an accurate copy of the cars solid lines. Decals of the livery are included in the kit.
The TA01 ABS bathtub chassis was developed in 1991 from the highly successful Manta-Ray and is shaft driven four wheel drive, with orbital gear differential at the front and Ball differential at the rear. The suspension is four wheel independent double wishbone with plastic Coil Spring over Oil Filled shock absorbers.
The TA01 gained the reputation of being virtually indestructible. The only problem I found was with the motor mount screws working loose causing the plastic spur gear to be chewed up. To fix this I drilled the hole deeper, fitted longer screws and checked them after every run.
The kit comes with Nylon and sintered brass bush bearings that after a short while actually wear into the metal cup drive shafts - if you are building this kit to race seriously these should be replaced by steel, rubber shielded ball bearings.