Tamiya Grasshopper

Tamiya Grasshopper

Brand: Tamiya

Part Number: HC-58346

£89.00 Web Price RRP £99.99

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Add a radio system, steering servo, batteries and charger to your new model. Note, you may also wish to choose some bodyshell paint from our range.

1 x Standard Mains Trickle Charger For All 6v - 9.6v Packs #WM-022
1 x eTronix 9.0Kg Heavy Duty Metal Geared Servo #ET0012
1 x eTronix Pulse EX2 Sport - 2 Channel 2.4Ghz Radio Set #ET1060
1 x EP Super Duty 3000mAh NiMh Stick Pack - 7.2v - Tamiya Connector #SCH-EP3000S

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Add a better specification radio system, steering servo, higher capacity battery and fast charger to your new Tamiya model. Note, you may also wish to choose some bodyshell paint from our range.

1 x HPI Plazma 1.5V Alkaline AA Battery (4Pcs) #HPI-101939
1 x eTronix Pulse EX2 Sport - 2 Channel 2.4Ghz Radio Set #ET1060
1 x eTronix Power Pal Peak Detect NiMh Fast Charger - Mains/12v Input #ET0208
1 x Savox SW0231MG Waterproof Metal Gear Digital Servo - 15kg - 0.17s #SAV-SW0231MG
1 x Wheelspin Racing 7.2v NiMh Stick Pack - 5000mAh - Tamiya Connector #WM-5000T

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Let It All Begin With This One Buggy Based on 1-seater buggies seen tearing-up dirt tracks across the U.S. in the 80 s, the Grasshopper first made its appearance in R/C stores in 1984. Boasting easy assembly and easy control, the lightweight Grasshopper proved an instant hit as the perfect entry level R/C kit. Also compatible with a whole range of option parts such as 540 motor and ball bearings, the Grasshopper was an entry level car that could keep up with the owners driving experience. Packed with all the fantastic features of the original kit, this fun 2WD buggy is a blast on both off-road and on-road tracks. Whether it was your first or will be your first, the Grasshopper guarantees to please.

Simple But Tough 2WD Chassis The perfect combination of simple assembly and tough exterior is what made the Grasshopper so special. Durable plastic body is fastened to bathtub resin monocoque chassis by screws, creating a solid frame that can absorb any type of rough handling. Off-road tracks can be tackled with ease thanks to coil spring dampers, and independent swing axle front and rigid axle rear suspension. Diff loaded sealed gearbox keeps out the dirt and stones for smooth driving and cornering. Paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires combine with 3-piece assembly type wheels for excellent grip performance on dirt tracks. Half-body driver figure adds that finishing touch to a fun off-road R/C car.

Basic Specifications

  • Length: 389mm, width: 223mm, height: 135mm, weight: 830g
  • 380 type motor (chassis compatible with 540 type motor - sold separately)
  • Transmission Type: Rear 2 Wheel Drive
  • Independent swing axle front suspension, rolling rigid axle rear suspension, friction dampers
  • Sealed rear gearbox to protect diff gear during off-road running
  • 3-piece assembly wheel, straight ribbed racing front tires, paddle rear tires
  • Front and rear axle compatible with ball bearings (sold separately)


  • Brand: Tamiya
  • Part No: HC-58346
  • Scale: 1:10
  • Vehicle Type: Buggy
  • Power Source: Electric - Brushed
  • Surface Type: Off Road
  • Build Level: Unassembled (Kit)

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Hi do you have to paint or cut out the body?
Asked by Sam on 7th July 2018

No, these are pre cut white ABS so don't require painting.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Hi I'm looking at buying the tamiya grasshopper car kit as an entry level build into the hobby could you recommend what tools etc I would require to get up and running? Many thanks, Carl.
Asked by Carl Wilson on 26th August 2018

A decent set of screwdrivers and hex drivers would be useful, as well as a sharp craft knife and some side cutters and pliers.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Does this kit come with assembly instructions? What is required to finish, just steering servo, radio gear and battery?
Asked by Dan Perkin on 16th February 2020

Yes these come with full instructions.

You need radio gear (transmitter + receiver), servo, battery + charger to complete. We include these in our 'combo packs'

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

If you had 2 of these cars would the controllers still work together independently or would they interfere with each other?
Asked by Phil on 2nd May 2020

Yes that will be fine

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

What colours are available please?
Asked by Winter on 19th May 2021

This kit has a moulded white ABS bodyshell in the box, This can be painted using Tamiya TS paints or left white ofr a box art finish.

Answered by: frank @ Wheelspin Models

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