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herman
2010.07.22, 10:35 PM
anybody see this???

click on image to see video... looks fun...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30252&d=1279867363 (http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/gx/)

Action B
2010.07.23, 01:20 AM
I love it. I want to drive that.

color01
2010.07.23, 01:58 AM
I feel like this is the Japanese rendition of the Micro-T. Great looks, great price, sure to be a hit.

vrally582
2010.07.24, 01:10 AM
it looks pretty light and tough.

oldtamiyaphile
2010.09.19, 10:26 AM
More info:

http://www.hobbymedia.it/25775/gx-buggy-della-takara-tomy-tokyo-toy-show-2010

They claim 22km/h..crazy fast!

EMU
2010.09.19, 11:29 AM
http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/gx/

There are also videos now...

I wonder if there is any front suspension travel, I dont see any shocks...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30530&stc=1&d=1284913924

wildthing
2010.09.25, 08:58 PM
it seems that the front suspension is a mere "plastic-flex"... the plastic made arm will flex... hehehe

albertfransco
2010.10.24, 11:37 AM
I feel like this is the Japanese rendition of the Micro-T. Great looks, great price, sure to be a hit.

Yes, it maybe the japanese rendition but its lovely as it inspired almost everybody here.

wildthing
2011.03.06, 05:16 PM
I just got mine last month... awesome toy...

the throttle is behave like proportional controller (can slow down, can go fast using the trigger).

how I wish they did the same to the steering.

kyoshosan
2011.03.06, 05:54 PM
I've also seen this on Japan. They cost between $35 adn $42 dollars over there. I wish Kyosho would release a "Mini-Z Inferno" that would be great!

herman
2011.03.06, 08:27 PM
I just got mine last month... awesome toy...

the throttle is behave like proportional controller (can slow down, can go fast using the trigger).

how I wish they did the same to the steering.

hmm... so you mean the throttle has ''steps'' that approximate proportional throttle... and the steering isn't proportional? (i.e. full left center and full right only?)

wildthing
2011.03.06, 09:54 PM
^^ yup... it seems to behave like that

Skv012a
2011.03.06, 11:04 PM
Looks fun indeed.

wildthing
2011.03.07, 07:21 PM
i haven't opened up the the controller but the throttle seems to be like a potentiometer (just like hobby grade ones) but the steering still behaves like a push-botton switch (just like the takara DPL steering).

sykdevil
2011.03.19, 10:05 AM
can you guys post some pictures beside a miniz or zipzap. Give us some specs, how long is the run time, how long does it take to charge, etc! Thanks

Bung-drew
2011.10.30, 07:00 AM
i personally owned one myself so i can give u guys some info...

It has rear suspension,front is plastic flex as stated above...its powered by a 1 cell lipo plus a very tiny motor...smaller than the micro T.

Its EXTREMELY LIGHT...hence its pretty nimble and the motor can power this car at the 22km speeds no prob,it has a small plastic ring that u paste underneath the chassis that serves as a roll bar in case it rolls.

The sponge tires are pretty much tamiya 4wdish tires which provide a fair amount of grip on wooden floor. runs best on carpet or RCP.

You charge it with a portable charger powered by 4 AA batteries....the controller is a pretty tiny 2.4 ghz transsmitter powered by 2 AAAs...charge time around 15 mins and provides around 20 mins of run time depending on how aggressive u drive it.

the wing and body are made of pretty thin lexan,the wing is pasted on the chassis via double sided tape and the body is secured by velcro,you will have to remove the body to reveal the charge port.

The transmitter itself can be paired with up to 20 buggies and operate them simultaneously.

It comes partially disassembled out of the box,u will get a
1.fully assembled chassis with wheels
2.sponge tires
3.wing and body
4.transmitter and portable charger
5.custom stickers and double sided tape
6.instruction phanlet

speed wise its pretty much like a stock micro T....:) but be warned though u wont be able to replace any of its parts once its broke though...I broke mine a long time ago...:(

wildthing
2011.11.22, 06:29 AM
I have been seeing videos of mini-z tx being used on tomy takara gx....is this for real?!?

kryten
2011.11.22, 07:16 AM
yes,if they have put a dnano pcb into it.

wildthing
2011.11.22, 04:11 PM
Oh I see...I thought there was a way of hacking the original electronics of the Tomy Takara Gx to work with KT-18. :)

kryten
2011.11.29, 10:40 AM
Picked one of these up last night,they are a hoot! :)

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/sendapics/IMG_0432.jpg

Though it didn't take long to get one of the wife's long hairs binding up the front wheel :(

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/sendapics/IMG_0433.jpg

Thanks to minirc forum for this little mod using z king pins instead of the stock ones. :D

Next up will be to transplant dnano elecs :cool:
Vid coming soon!

r46
2013.03.07, 02:56 PM
still being used or shelfed?

got one few weeks back, fitted miniz stub axle an fly lead for charger, just waiting on a dnano to pop up for conversion :)

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k498/raceruo09/DSC04112_zps24ff534d.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k498/raceruo09/DSC04113_zpsc99f5bf6.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k498/raceruo09/DSC04119_zps3db488f6.jpg

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz24/triks75/DSC04122_zps69191dfd.jpg

http://forum.minirc.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=605&d=1361996830

FocusOne
2013.03.09, 10:59 PM
I got 3 of the AirHogs equivalent last year ($15 each!!). Only mods I did was install some Tamiya mini 4wd bodies on them (Fox Mini w/ gold rims and Dash-1 Emperor w/ white rims). I should post some pics when I get around to it.

r46
2013.03.12, 02:03 PM
I got 3 of the AirHogs equivalent last year ($15 each!!). Only mods I did was install some Tamiya mini 4wd bodies on them (Fox Mini w/ gold rims and Dash-1 Emperor w/ white rims). I should post some pics when I get around to it.

the airhogs do look nice! great price got at too :)
get some pics dude!!

FocusOne
2013.03.15, 05:59 PM
Check it out!

The Emperor (white) body hasn't been attached since it's a bit tricky (and I tend to lose interest fast). I prefer not to permanently alter the chassis in case I felt like reinstalling the original one on.

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee458/isaacw85/MiniRC/Hyperactives1.jpg

Here's how the Mini Fox body is mounted:

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee458/isaacw85/MiniRC/Hyperactives2.jpg

FocusOne
2013.03.15, 06:00 PM
The Tamiya 1/32 Mini Fox body is long out of production and is quite rare, luckily, a local hobby shop acquired a bunch of knock-offs, but they're long gone now, should've bought more