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Tamiya Hornet 4WD

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Hello All, I recently came across this video that featured a Tamiya Hornet that had a 4WD conversion kit. From the video it looks like it performed rather well. Does anyone know anything about this conversion kit?


Here is the video.


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Ahh that vid again...the last time I watched it, I had an epileptic seizure. :lol:

What I remember about that Hornet is that pretty much the only thing Hornet about it was the body. :P
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Must...take...dramamine...before...watching

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urban hype wrote:Does anyone know anything about this conversion kit?
They were custom built chassis. They started with a Hornet, took the body off and put it to one side, then threw everything else away. :lol:
There's a mix of Hotshot parts, Kyosho parts and many custom made parts in there.

Grahoo, whose video it is, has built a modern interpretation of the 4wd Hornet. Basically a Hornet chassis grafted onto a DF03
http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=47154&sid=418
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Thanks for the info. I thought that it looked interesting and a rather challenging conversion if it actually existed.
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I couldn't even watch the whole thing...

Buggy looks like a Kyosho Gallop to me.

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Here's a couple of stills from the video.
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Coelacanth wrote:Ahh that vid again...the last time I watched it, I had an epileptic seizure. :lol:

What I remember about that Hornet is that pretty much the only thing Hornet about it was the body. :P
LOL... yah, i just was thinking the same thing...

Cool video though... thanks for posting!

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