Tamiya Hornet 2004 RC Assembly Kit 58336

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The Hornet R/C Buggy: A Blast from the Past with Modern Thrills

The 1984 off-road sensation is back with a bang! Introducing The Hornet – Tamiya’s iconic R/C car that sparked a worldwide 2WD R/C buggy frenzy. Famed for its unparalleled prowess on both off-road terrains and sleek tarmac, The Hornet is ready to conquer any ground you throw at it.

Key Features:

  • Legendary Legacy: As one of Tamiya’s most celebrated R/C releases, The Hornet played a pivotal role in creating the 2WD R/C buggy phenomenon.
  • Terrain Versatility: Whether it’s a gritty dirt track or a smooth asphalt stretch, The Hornet charges ahead with unmatched zeal.
  • Sturdy Build: The chassis boasts an ABS resin bathtub frame, known for its lightweight yet robust characteristics. Along with that, the sealed gearbox with diff gear ensures longevity and minimal maintenance.
  • Dynamic Drivetrain: Experience the thrill of the powerful RS 540 motor and the high-performance suspension, reimagined for today’s R/C enthusiasts.
  • Iconic Design: With its easy-to-assemble setup, The Hornet caters to both veterans reminiscing the good old days and newcomers eager to make R/C history.


  • Dimensions: Length: 400mm, Width: 230mm, Height: 150mm
  • Weight: 874g
  • Frame: Solid bathtub design augmented with side bumpers for added protection.
  • Motor: High-performance Type 540 motor.
  • Suspension: Independent swing axle for the front with friction dampers and a rolling rigid axle for the rear paired with oil-filled dampers.
  • Gearbox: A sealed design for the rear gearbox to ensure off-road durability.
  • Wheels & Tyres: Original 3-piece assembly wheels, ribbed racing front tyres, and spiked buggy rear tyres, compatible with optional ball bearings (sold separately).
  • Body: A resilient and shock-resistant polycarbonate shell, ensuring it survives the toughest races.
  • Safety First: Equipped with a reinforced resin bumper to tackle unexpected collisions.
  • Added Features: Comes with an included Electronic Speed Controller for optimal driving control.


  • Radio: 2-Channel with servo(s)
  • Battery: 6-cell flat with standard Tamiya connector
  • Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery
  • Paint: PS for polycarbonate




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Assembly Kit


Radio Control



Brand New



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Required To Complete

7.2V Battery & Charger, Paint, Radio Control System





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Model Cars:

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  • 1:76 scale: ~6 cm or 2.3 inches

Model Trucks:

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  • 1:18 scale: ~50 cm or 19.7 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~21 cm or 8.3 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~12 cm or 4.7 inches

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  • 1:12 scale: ~15 cm or 6 inches

Model Trains:

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  • N scale (1:160): ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
  • O scale (1:48): ~38 cm or 15 inches

Model Airplanes:

Fighter Jets:

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  • 1:100 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~10 cm or 3.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~7 cm or 2.8 inches

Civilian Aircraft:

  • 1:72 scale: ~40 cm or 15.7 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~28 cm or 11 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches

Model Ships:

  • 1:144 scale: ~150 cm or 59 inches
  • 1:350 scale: ~62 cm or 24.4 inches
  • 1:700 scale: ~31 cm or 12.2 inches

Model Tanks:

  • 1:16 scale: ~97 cm or 38.2 inches
  • 1:35 scale: ~44 cm or 17.3 inches
  • 1:72 scale: ~22 cm or 8.7 inches


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