Friday, September 23, 2011

Tamiya RX-7 is Rotary Goodness

I've been hanging on to an M04 chassis for a while. I want to build a slick mini with it but I can't decide what body to use on it. Tamiya has just made things even more difficult. This has to be the most detailed first generation Mazda RX7 bodies available. If you've never driven a real one do yourself a favor and try one. These little cars are so much fun. They combine go-kart like handling, a smooth buzzy rotary engine, with a pretty comfortable interior to give you an experience that you will not find in any other car. In my area people are buying these up and restoring them. I had an opportunity to get one but the lack of pistons and my previous experience with bad apex seals on an FC3S RX7 convinced me otherwise.

This car comes on the standard M06 chassis so you know what to expect handling wise. This chassis is gaining a reputation as stable quick platform that is easily upgraded and most importantly affordable to get in to. There plenty of hop-up parts available for this car and many more coming out next year. I've included some pics from the bay. someone was selling a pretty awesome one that was enhanced with some ABC car accessories. Check this car out and buy one!
RC Mazda RX-7 - M06 Item #58493
In March 1978, Mazda Motor Corporation, the world-renowned Japanese maker of rotary engine powered cars, announced the debut of the RX-7. This Japanese sports car is now reproduced as a 1/10 scale R/C model on the Tamiya rear-wheel drive M-06 chassis.
Specs and Features:
  • 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit.
  • Kit includes FREE BONUS PARTS (Matt Finish Gold-Plated Wheels) These are only offered in the initial release of the kit.
  • The RX-7 body is mounted on the rear-wheel drive Tamiya M-06 mini chassis.
  • Long wheelbase (235mm) configuration.
  • Polycarbonate body with trim sticker set.
  • 4-wheel, double wishbone, independent suspension system.
  • Transmission Gear differential.
  • Dog-bone drive shafts.
  • Plastic bushings for rotating parts (ball bearing option sold separately)
  • Battery compartment is compatible with NiCad, NiMh, LiPo and LiFe battery technologies.
  • Oil-filled CVA plastic damper shock units.
  • Fender mirror parts not included.
  • 60D Radial (Front) and 60D Super Grip Radial (Rear) tires included
  • Tamiya ESC (electronic speed control) TEU-104BK included
  • Tamiya 540-J brushed motor included.
Note: Radio gear (Transmitter, receiver and steering servo), 7.2-7.4 volt battery and charger sold separately.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

How much is the Rx7? How do I go about buying it? Do you have the stuff that's not included available for purchase?

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