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Tamiya TamTech-Gear GB-01 Chassis

Tamiya GB-01


  • Galleries: gallery
  • Introduced: 2006
  • Scale: 1/16
  • Primary use: Offroad
  • Config: RR
  • Driveline: Gear transmission
  • Body: Polycarbonate
  • Susp. front: Wishbone & link
  • Susp. rear: Wishbone & link

One of the more memorable & impactful movements in the RC hobby in the first decade of the 21st century was the emergence of mini- and micro-scale land vehicles. Tamiya had actually pioneered this space in the late 1980s with their TamTech series of 1:24th scale hard-body onroad cars that were well before their time and never took off. In 2003 Tamiya began testing the small-scale market again with the 1:18th TLT-1, and in 2006 they revived the TamTech name for a brand new 1:16th scale series called the GB-01, first introduced as an RTR set with a body inspired by the classic 1:10th scale Frog.

Pros: Great looks, convenient size, sturdy, balanced chassis design Cons: Extremely slow in stock form, bouncy ride

GB-01 models

Model # Name Released Prebuilt? Galleries    
56701 The Frog 2006 Yes    
56702 The Hornet   Yes gallery    
56703 Fox   Yes      
56704 Wild Boar (GB-01T)   Yes      
56705 Desert Gator   Yes