Truck Tamiya Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 tow Truck mai 22, 2020 by Chris Leave a Comment Tamiya have introduced the new Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 tow Truck. The FH16 has a realistic cab and body, the former featuring a photo-etched front grille and interior details, the latter opening doors. Its fascinating towing mechanism uses plenty of metal parts and winch boom, underlift and outriggers are movable manually. The front mounted TR Mighty Tuned motor (35T) provides ample power to the two rear axles, via a three-speed transmission. Gear changes are also possible via transmitter controls, and the model can tow subjects such as 1/14 scale R/C tractor trucks. Shopping! Wartelle Shop Shopping! RC Team Shopping! Absolute Hobbyz The massive, stately form of this tow truck is captured with exceptional realism. You won’t be able to wait to start towing! Stainless steel photo-etched front grille parts add to the authenticity. Separately sold LEDs can be used to light the model up. Visor and roof lights are metal plated components for that extra touch. Escape hatch, antenna and so on are recreated in style. Both front axles are steered on this model, with a single servo used to turn the wheels. Wheels turn realistically at different angles. A look here at the base ladder frame chassis, which is a sturdy affair composed of aluminum side channels and resin cross members. The body of the truck is adorned with a light bar that is constructed using a clear orange case and can be lit up with separately sold LEDs. This is a close-up upon the winch boom, which features dual winches and cables depicted using 5 meters of string provided in the kit. Boom length and angle can be adjusted, the former up to an impressive 586mm long. The latter gives three different angles. The underlift can be extended and retracted, and features adjustable forks. It turns on a joint to enable smooth cornering. Opening doors on the body give a realistic look, and also allow access to install separately sold MFC and Actuator units. Outriggers are affixed via cap screws, which can be loosened to allow manual extension, and give a further layer of realism. This is a close-up on the rear suspension, where a trunnion setup is employed using metal leaf springs and friction dampers. Dual rear tires provide a sturdy base for the vehicle, and also are given realistic tread pattern. Optional for ultra realism: Electric actuator set: This separately sold set allows raising of the winch boom and underlift via R/C controls. It uses a precision geared motor and spindle cylinder, plus the ACU-02 unit, and also features a toggle switch for manual control. Tractor Truck multi-function control unit: Tamiya multi-function control unit (sold separately) offer light, sound, and vibration operation to accompany your R/C truck experience. Engine sounds have been digitally recorded from actual trucks, and together with air horn, gear shifting, and many other realistic sounds, give you the feeling that you are driving the real thing! Headlights, brake lights, fog lamp, hazard lights and turn signal operations are also at your fingertips. About Tamiya: When it comes right down to it, Tamiya’s main goal is to offer the world the most rewarding modeling experience possible. Grasping the various parts, assembling, and finally painting a finely crafted model is truly a special and rare experience in today’s modern world. Tamiya feels that this hands-on experience is invaluable. So whether it’s our careful attention to quality, or our commitment to ease-of-assembly, we are always striving to create truly fulfilling ways to spend one’s time. Since our start with educational wooden models in 1948, Tamiya has unswervingly striven to be « First in Quality Around the World ». This refers not only to quality with respect to products, but also to our dedication to the hobby industry as a whole. From the planning, design, mold construction, molding, and packaging to the various forms of graphic design found on the packaging, assembly manuals, etc., Tamiya’s in-house manufacturing process allows for attention to detail indispensable for the pursuit of hobby excellence. The phrase « Tamiya Standard » has come to be used among modeling enthusiasts the world over to describe the high level of quality unique to Tamiya. In fact, Tamiya’s scale models possess such intricate detail that they are often described by modelling connoisseurs as « museum items ». This stalwart commitment to total quality has launched Tamiya to the forefront of the world’s hobby industry, and continues to promise an exciting future. Partagez3TweetezEnregistrer3 PartagesAbout ChrisFounder of circusrc.com, journalist & photographer in the RC world for several years, Chris is passionate about RC, racing and technique. Whether in France or in the world, he is trying to bring high-quality information and photos for enthusiasts... and make you want to join the world of RC!