The Grasshopper II is one of Tamiya’s iconic radio control car kits from the late 1980’s. It was an enhanced follow up release to the original Grasshopper kit. This re-release (2017) kit features a number of updates while keeping largely faithful to the original model. Its streamlined construction process makes this kit perfect for less experienced users and R/C veterans alike, while separately sold option parts can be used to enhance the model.
Construction type: Assembly kit
Terrain use: Off-Road
Drive type: Gearbox
Drive line: Solid axle
Differential type: Gear
Suspension: Independent front/solid axle rear
Steering mechanism: Direct servo
Shock damper: Friction damper
Shock damper material: Plastic
Tire type: Rubber
Tire tread: Grooved front/pin spike rear
Body material: ABS Plastic
Chassis material: Plastic
Electronic Speed Control (ESC): Included
ESC model: TBLE-02S
LED Light buckets: No
LED lights: No
Motor: 380-brushed type
Bearings: Plastic bushing
Adjustable camber: Fixed
Adjustable toe angles: Front only
Adjustable ground clearance: Fixed
Adjustable gear ratio: Fixed
Adjustable wheelbase: Fixed
Adjustable track width: Fixed
Adjustable shock angle: Fixed
Special feature 1: Length: 400mm, width: 221mm, height: 139mm
Special feature 2: The Grasshopper II body is molded in durable polystyrene resin, and has a driver figure for attachment.
Special feature 3: Features a rugged ABS resin bathtub chassis.
Special feature 4: Front swing axle and rear rolling rigid suspension setups are actuated by coil-sprung friction dampers.
Special feature 5: Fully enclosed rear gearbox contains a differential gear to aid smooth cornering.
Special feature 6: Front ribbed tires give great straight-ahead grip, and rear spike tires provide powerful drive. They are matched with 8-spoke one-piece lightweight wheels.
Special feature 7: Compatible with tune-up parts such as standard Type 540 motors (requires nine 1150 ball bearings and one 850 ball bearing) and CVA mini oil dampers.
Special feature 8: Includes Tamiya TBLE-02 S ESC (May be used for brushed and brushless motor applications)
Requires A: 2-channel radio gear
Requires B: 7.2 battery and charger
Requires C: TS plastic model paint