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Tamiya RC 58489 Avante (2011) Ltd Edition Re-Release 1:10 Assembly Kit

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RC Avante 2011

In March 1988, Tamiya released an electric R/C 4WD racing buggy called the "Avante" and it has since become a special machine in Tamiya's R/C history. The machine featured a unique shaft-driven 4WD system which was taken from Tamiya's first 4WD R/C buggy, the Hotshot. It also featured a highly sophisticated design including a FRP double-deck chassis layout, longitudinal motor & battery positions, and a formula-type body with chassis fairing. It was equipped with innovative components such as a compact gearbox with 3 small planetary gears, a center diff to increase stability, a fully adjustable suspension, and cam-lock wheel caps.

The Avante was a distinctive R/C machine which featured an innovative design. After 20 years, some of the Avante's mechanisms have become standard features on modern R/C cars. The ultimate pure racing buggy returns in 2011.

Tamiya has given the Avante (2011) the special re-release treatment just like other re-released buggies such as the Buggy Champ and Hotshot.
  • Main frame material has been changed from FRP to carbon fibre. Original FRP upper/lower decks have been replaced with 2.0mm thick carbon fibre decks to further increase chassis strength and rigidity. Chassis layout is optimised for installing modern R/C equipment.
  • Carbon Fibre Rear Damper Stay Rear damper stay is thicker than the original and its material has also been changed to carbon fibre. Left and right stays are connected to further increase rigidity.
  • Assembly Universal Shafts WO universal shafts are used for both front and rear to reduce friction loss.
  • Easier Damper Maintenance The gold-coloured oil damper cylinders feature bottom caps for easier maintenance such as replacing o-rings.
  • Durable Polycarbonate Body Shell The body, wing, and chassis fairing have been made with polycarbonate for superb off-road durability.
  • Wheel Axle/Clamp Type Wheel Hubs Wheel axles have been changed to standard pin-secured type. In conjunction with aluminium wheel hubs, secure wheel attachment is possible. The hex wheel hubs enable attachment of off-road wheels such as Item 53880 Large Dish Wheels (4WD/Front, 62/25) and Item 53881 Large Dish Wheels (Rear, 62/35) in addition to the original cam-lock type wheels.
  • Duralumin front knuckles The original die-cast front knuckles have been replaced with duralumin knuckles to further increase strength and durability. New knuckles feature the same shape as the original.