If you are like me and don’t have time and patience to paint, Tamiya revealed a Pre-Painted version of their Super Avante Buggy kit (with a few special-colored parts)! This assembly kit features an exceptionally low-profile design enabled in part by its front inboard suspension, with a shaft-driven 4WD drivetrain powered by a midship motor and employing front/rear ball differentials plus full ball bearings.
Its futuristic body design is the work of my friend Kota Nezu at Znug Design,and features numerous clear sections that just add to the Super Avante’s distinctly modern mood.
The Super Avante TD4 is a shaft-driven 4WD buggy chassis which employs front inboard suspension for slim, low-profile form. It features a longitudinal battery pack position in the center and a midship transverse motor for optimum balance and improved performance. The drivetrain uses full bearings, and sealed front/rear gearboxes have built-in ball differentials. Two link rods and crank arm transmit movement of the left-side servo to the three-piece steering arm setup. 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension utilizes CVA oil dampers. Turnbuckle shaft upper arms facilitate camber angle adjustment. Two types (high/low) of wing stays are included and star dish wheels are paired with square spike tires which offer superlative grip off-road.
To complete the Super Avante TD4 you just a 2-channel radio, a low-profile servo, an ESC, a Motor and 7.2-7.4volt battery with compatible charger.