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Tamiya Avante 2011

Tamiya Avante 2011

Tamiya Avante 2011

In March 1988, Tamiya released an electric R/C 4WD racing buggy called the “Avante” and it has since become a special machine in Tamiya’s R/C history. The machine featured a unique shaft-driven 4WD system which was taken from Tamiya’s first 4WD R/C buggy, the Hotshot. It also featured a highly sophisticated design including a FRP double-deck chassis layout, longitudinal motor & battery positions, and a formula-type body with chassis fairing. It was equipped with innovative components such as a compact gearbox with 3 small planetary gears, a center diff to increase stability, a fully adjustable suspension, and cam-lock wheel caps.

The Avante was a distinctive R/C machine which featured an innovative design. After 20 years, some of the Avante’s mechanisms have become standard features on modern R/C cars. The ultimate pure racing buggy returns in 2011.

Tamiya has given the Avante (2011) the special re-release treatment just like other re-released buggies such as the Buggy Champ and Hotshot. Here is a brief introduction of the improved points.

Main frame material has been changed from FRP to carbon fiber. Original FRP upper/lower decks have been replaced with 2.0mm thick carbon fiber decks to further increase chassis strength and rigidity. Chassis layout is optimized for installing modern R/C equipment.

Carbon Fiber Rear Damper Stay Rear damper stay is thicker than the original and its material has also been changed to carbon fiber. Left and right stays are connected to further increase rigidity.

Assembly Universal Shafts WO universal shafts are used for both front and rear to reduce friction loss.

Easier Damper Maintenance The gold-colored oil damper cylinders feature bottom caps for easier maintenance such as replacing o-rings.

Durable Polycarbonate Body Shell The body, wing, and chassis fairing have been made with polycarbonate for superb off-road durability.

Wheel Axle/Clamp Type Wheel Hubs Wheel axles have been changed to standard pin-secured type. In conjunction with aluminum wheel hubs, secure wheel attachment is possible. The hex wheel hubs enable attachment of off-road wheels such as Item 53880 Large Dish Wheels (4WD/Front, 62/25) and Item 53881 Large Dish Wheels (Rear, 62/35) in addition to the original cam-lock type wheels.

Duralumin front knuckles The original die-cast front knuckles have been replaced with duralumin knuckles to further increase strength and durability. New knuckles feature the same shape as the original.

Compatible with a wide range of battery packs. The Avante (2011) is compatible with a wide range of Tamiya battery products such as Ni-Cd, high-capacity Ni-MH, and lightweight LF battery packs.

Latest R/C Systems The Avante is compatible with all Tamiya R/C systems including the 2.4GHz systems.

The Original Packaging is also Revived! The package for this re-release model comes with the same design and dimensions as the original Avante. In addition, just like the original Avante, all the parts are stored in blister packs. The �Avante� logo and rear wing sticker will remain the same as the original. Other stickers will be of a new Tamiya design.

Specs & Features
Length: 420mm
Width: 240mm
Height: 115mm
Wheelbase: 260mm
Tread (L/R): 200mm
Minimum Ground Clearance: 40mm
Weight: 1300g
Double-Deck Frame
Tires (F/R): 38/88mm
Polycarbonate Body
F/R Multi-Link Suspension
F/R Metal Oil Dampers
Gear Ratio: 1:8.33

[source: www.tamiyausa.com]

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6 comments

  1. I wonder if the parts of the new 2011 avante will fit the original avante

  2. There’s always the possibility. It would be in Tamiya’s best interest to make at least SOME of the parts interchangeable for those that have the original Avante.

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Would a 540 size motor fit? It looks like it but I want to hear it from others.

  4. And do you guys think it would be competitive enough on track?

  5. Hi Aiden.

    Actually the Avante 2011 comes with a brushed 540 motor. Probably one of the first upgrades you’ll want to do.

  6. The design is based on the original so I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be competitive against the latest and greatest. It could probably hold it’s own in the stock class but that’s about it.

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