A fourth 'modification' - though not really one as such. Quick View. Super Manta Ray body is new. The paintjob has to be one of the simplest using just two colors and just two main areas of color. This was my introduction into RC cars, 30 years later than it should have been, but blame my parents ! plus 434 guests. Tamiya 19803082 Manta Ray Clear Body & Wing Set . With those 'upgrades' and when fully ballraced - the performance is GREAT. Using the motor it comes with and no extra parts the car is about par with the fastest Nikko buggy I've owned. One piece machined lower wishbones 4. Add to Cart . The Manta Ray was first release in 1990, just when the RC market started to massively switch to on-road models. I just finished a total restoration of one of these cars. Otherwise, it is one of the poorest excuses for a set-up I have seen from the company. The handeling and performance of this car is fair. 3 Next Reply Author. Tamiya Ali shocks 5. Tamiya 19005321 Manta Ray E Parts . Please enter your email address. Again the thundershot swivel retainer is far superior and much faster to change battery packs. item 8 1991 Vintage Tamiya Manta Ray 1/14 Quick Drive RTR RC Car 7 - 1991 Vintage Tamiya Manta Ray 1/14 Quick Drive RTR RC Car . The Manta Ray is a classic buggy - with innovative features. These allow you to actually have some adjustment. I have also used pieces of nylon 'snake' outer, and also aerial pipe - with success. A very enjoyable strip, clean and rebuild. My Manta Ray is rebuilt onto a grey chassis with red gearboxes. Reply Prev 1. of 3. I have used short lengths of alloy tube - which works best. Needless to say, it got a new shell as well. Vintage Tamiya Discussion ; Manta Ray Sign in to follow this . 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension employs CVA oil dampers. You'll see far more thundershot series parts on ebay than manta ray although that will change with time. This R/C car made a name for itself when it was originally released in 1990 for being popular as both a beginner-level off-road buggy and an easily upgradeable car for veteran radio control hobbyists. 5,576 posts. From Tamiya: This R/C car made a name for itself when it was originally released in 1990 for being popular as both a beginner-level off-road buggy and an easily upgradeable car for veteran radio control hobbyists. If one starts really early in the morning one could have it running painted and all late in the day. I used a TECH prop shaft with universal joints front and rear. It's production lasted over ten years and has been continued with the introduction of the XB Super Manta Ray. My front body clip is tied to the bar that I add to connect the two front 'shock towers', the three others are all tied to the rear wing mount. I've never been into mundane cars so when I've bought R/C cars I've always gone for the buggies which tends to have the most fanciful designs. Also the right fron wheel is a little loose because of the size of the hole where the metal rod that connects the turnbuckles go. A hop-up was available! Considering the fact that so many were produced parts availability isn't great at the moment. Gawdzis71, sof101, Tamiyastef, Fruitfly01, Futureworks, CAVS995, Scanox, I've noticed that the the front dampers push the wheel down so far that the dogbones won't turn properly but when running this doesn't seem to be a problem since the speed pushes the front down. Tamiya 86005 Paint Spray, Black 4.8 out of 5 stars 333. The Manta Ray Mk.II (Japanese: マンタレイ Mk.II, Manta Rei Māku Tsū) is a Mini 4WD PRO car released by Tamiya on December 9, 2006. Required fields are marked *. The car still runs as good as the first day and the one part that has needed replacement is the motor mount. You are then less likely to loose those clips - and most importantly - the battery retainer ! The Aero Manta Ray (Japanese: エアロ マンタレイ, Earo Manta Rei) is a Mini 4WD REV car released by Tamiya on March 2, 2013. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. Features a sturdy bathtub frame with honeycomb rib pattern on the inside for excellent rigidity. I have had mine from new - and learnt over time (21 years !) It supersedes the Thunder Shot line of R/C buggies. Once you fit a hotter motor the car then performs mcuh better than a similarly equipped thundershot. Find great deals on eBay for tamiya manta ray. 4WD drivetrain features front and rear sealed gearboxes with internal differential gear units for smooth cornering, and the gearbox itself features a quick-access hatch for convenient and hassle-free maintenance. The Manta Ray was my first "real" R/C car, bought in October 1991 which is just over 11 years ago at the time of this review. Tamiya, as well as building solar powered educational models, also built the first solar powered radio controlled car called the Solar Eagle SRC-6000. Thanks Jim Sourbeck. The Manta Ray has been the ancestor of a very successful line of 4x4 buggies within Tamiya's model spectrum. Quick View. I found a set of front and rear gear boxes from Mike Caz, in PINK! It's works less stellar in gravel since pebbles tends to collect in it's wheels and wedge itself between the wheel and the hub carriers or the lower suspension arms and the dogbones. Shop with confidence. Make sure this fits by entering your model number. Tamiya Manta Ray/ Super Manta Ray. It's really a 27T motor with advanced timing but it is a little faster. I fixed the steering problem by using a piece of threaded rod and 3mm connectors so they would clear the front gear box. These are both 82mm diameter and 20mm wide - plus they both have spikes. 1/10 scale R/C 4WD off-road buggy model assembly kit. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. While this manta ray chassis design was in theory much better than the thundershot design, which was itself an evolution of the original hotshot, I don't like it. The wheels from a Tamiya DF-03 Dark Impact look good on the Manta Ray with the advantage that you can use newer (read better) tyres (2.2 profile) than the Manta wheels. Model Motor Sport Ali shock towers 3. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mine came with road car wheels and tires, painted suspension parts, and had been used to death. Lost your password? I'll never sell mine - some of that reasoning is perhaps emotional attachement, but its just a fun car to run and work on. Trucks and trailers (1/14 scale) USD 29.60 USD 36.90 . See more posts about Tamiya. TamiyaClub is a community site for collectors of vintage and contemporary Tamiya models. Downforce is provided by the large rear wing and traction is provided with all-terrain spike tires mounted on dish wheels to provide excellent handling on any surface. The chassis deserves some extra mention. TA01 Chassis. The front upright, has more room for the body and allows enough options to get enough toe in on the front tires to take out some of the understeer. Manta Ray. Only 14 left in stock - order soon. Anyway, this chassis is of crucial importance into Tamiya's range of products since it originated the on-road TA series of chassis, apart from … I used M4 threaded rod, typical 'steering adjusters on the ends... and fixed using long shouldered screws into the 'towers' - using brass bushes. Aero dish wheels are paired with grippy stud spike tires. With that many linkages - it needs to be 'tight' - so I recommend the use of bushes with the wire links across the centre of the chassis between the steering arms. It handles well with a good turning circle and if your need for speed gets the upper hand of your turning skills it can also withstand a collision or two. Tamiya America, Inc RS540 Sport Tuned Brushed Motor, TAM53068 4.4 out of 5 stars 552. 3-piece steering tie rod gives sharp response. True, I have installed a Dyna Run ST motor which is extremely torquey which probably compounds the issue. I have no idea what they went in to begin with, but they are way cool. Release Date: April 20, 2018 I built this as a shelf queen and used up a lot of parts that came with other deals. USD 11.20 . Assembling the kit is really easy. Set, 53791 DF-02 Assembly Universal Shaft and 53926 DF-03 Aluminum Damper Set, Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor-based brushless motors and brushed motors alike. For the front the closest match would be Tamiya 9805474 (Super Hornet) - or possible the 9805617 for the Dyna Storm. The information about the DF02 universals is incorrect. So, one week later and all is working. … It even is the grandfather of the Hummer and XB Hummer, which share the same chassis tub and main gearing. The DF01 chassis is a sleek bathtub chassis with independent suspension and CVA shocks. I used a Technigold motor as it is a hop-up for this car. Submit your video here. Well I've had my latest Manta Ray for about two weeks now. The modded Manta Ray was quite competitive even against the specialist Shumacher and Yokomo on road chassis. This item: Tamiya 18615 Mini 4WD Pro Manta Ray Mk.II $17.67 Ships from and sold by DVDCineShop USA. 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The body is inspired by the sleek curved shape of Manta Rays and is made from lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Tamiya Manta Ray (58087) All data are for original kit content and collected from official Tamiya information. Drill a 1mm hole in the battery retainer at the motor end - and tie that to the chassis as well. Propshaft is also troublesome, it was bad enough in a thundershot but Tamiya made the Manta Ray prop even longer so it thrashes about and tries to break free of the retainers. Tamiya Manta Ray (DF-01) Sealed Bearing Kit by FastEddy Bearings. #47367 – MSRP $175.00 Pata76 409 Pata76 409 Member; Members; 409 247 posts; Location: Sweden; Posted October 29, 2017. I think the rear tyres (Manta Ray) are the correct (official) spare part. Add to Cart . The body is inspired by the sleek curved shape of Manta Rays and is made from lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Yeah Racing TA02-134BU Aluminum Main Drive Shaft Set (BU) for Tamiya TA02 / TA02S . 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