Tamiya definitely gets the award for “yellowest chassis” with this new release. The Heavy Dump Truck is a kit (yay!) and scales out to 1/24 because the full-size truck is so massive, but the GF-01 chassis is more what you would consider 1/12 scale based on its width and wheelbase (and if you get Tamiya’s Land Cruiser 40 on the GF-01 chassis, they call it 1/12 scale, so there. The cartoony-cool truck uses a single motor to spin tandem transmissions for 4WD power–see the illustration below. So. Many. Gears.
Official Tamiya info after the pics.
This R/C assembly kit depicts a dump truck modeled upon those which do the heavy work in locations like quarries and large-scale construction sites. The Tamiya RC model is based on the popular gear-driven GF-01 chassis.
The GF-01 chassis plays off the successful and fun line-up of RC kits such as the Wild Willy 2, Volkswagen Type 2 and the Farm King Wheelie. Whereas those kits featured a 2WD and easy to wheelie platform, the new GF-01 is a 4WD incarnation with the motor directly placed in the center in order to drive the gears in the front and rear gearboxes.
- 1/24 scale 4WD R/C model assembly kit
- The realistic injection-molded resin body features separate cab and rear bed parts.
- Alternate rear bed between flat and raised positions by changing the position of the 2 stays and snap pins in the body mounts. Note: It is not advised to put objects in the rear bed, or drive the model with it elevated.
- Chassis and deep rim wheel parts are molded in yellow for an authentic appearance.
- The 4WD GF-01 chassis provides an excellent feeling of big scale, and uses front and rear differentials in sealed gearboxes integrated in the frame.
- 4-wheel double wishbone suspension uses friction dampers.
- The ‘square’ setup chassis uses similar tread (194mm) and wheelbase (174mm) lengths.
- Torque-tuned motor is included.
- Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC is included.
- The model gives excellent off-road performance, and comes with 115mm-diameter tires.
58622 – 1/24 R/C Heavy Dump Truck (GF-01) – MSRP $232.00