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Tamiya DT-02 Chassis

GB-01

Summary

  • Galleries: gallery
  • Introduced: 2005
  • Scale: 1/10
  • Primary use: Offroad
  • Config: RR
  • Driveline: Gear transmission
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone & link
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone & link

The DT-02 was unveiled in 2005 as a new entry-level 2WD buggy. The assembly is very simple, but the finished vehicle is a very respectable car for what it is. The original model, the Super Fighter G, used friction shocks and plastic camber links and dogbones, but starting with the Desert Gator, adjustable linkages, metal dogbones, and tunable oil-filled shocks were included. The DT-02 MS (Satoshi Maezumi) kit went so far as to include threaded aluminum shocks, turnbuckle-style links, a ball diff and a finned motor heatsink. Regardless of trim level, the DT-02 is not a competition-class, high-end buggy, nor does it pretend to be. It's targeted towards first-time hobby-level RC'ers, and in this capacity it excels.

Pros: Easy to build, durable, good handling, slick modern appearance Cons: Limited gearing options, proprietary spur gear

DT-02 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt?
58340 Super Fighter G 2005 no
58344 Desert Gator 2005 no
58374 Sand-Viper 2006 no
58401 Neo Falcon 2007 no
57755 Sand Viper XB RTR n/a yes
57774 Neo Falcon XB RTR n/a yes
49475 DT-02 MS (limited edition) 2007 no