Tamiya's RTR Mercedes-Benz Unimog - CC01

By: Tim Gluth

If you’ve been around the R/C hobby for a while, chances are you’ve put together a Tamiya kit or two. While I personally haven’t had the opportunity to build or drive a vehicle from one of the “standards of radio-control”, I do admire the thought and craftsmanship that goes into each Tamiya product.

For those of you looking for something a little different in the scale/off-road scene, Tamiya is releasing a new, ready-to-run (RTR) version of their Mercedes-Benz Unimog 425 Kit (#58609). Riding on their CC01 chassis/platform, the new RTR Mercedes-Benz Unimog (#57896) is a 1/10 scale, 4-wheel drive truck that is packaged for fun. With included oil-filled shocks, 540-size brushed motor, a Finespec 2.4GHz radio system and a number of other features, this is a unique-looking vehicle that’s sure to grab attention wherever it goes.

Type Detail
Scale 1/10
Construction type RTR (Ready-to-Run)
Terrain use Multi-Purpose
Drive-train 4WD
Drive type Gearbox
Drive line Dog bone
Differential type Gear
Suspension Front double wishbone, rear 4-link solid axle
Steering mechanism Bell-crank
Shock damper Oil-filled damper
Shock damper material Plastic
Tire type Rubber 
Tire tread Radial
Body material Polycarbonate
Chassis material Plastic
Electronic Speed Control (ESC)  Included
ESC model TEU-105BK
LED Light buckets No
LED lights No
Motor 540-brushed type
Bearings Plastic bushing
Adjustable camber Fixed
Adjustable toe angles Front only
Adjustable ground clearance Fixed
Adjustable gear ratio Yes
Adjustable wheelbase Yes
Adjustable track width Fixed
Adjustable shock angle Fixed
Special feature 1 The angular body lines of the Unimog 425 are accurately depicted in durable polycarbonate and pre-painted in orange.
Special feature 2 The CC-01 chassis features a full-time 4WD system and front double wishbone, rear 4-link rigid suspension equipped with 4 CVA oil dampers.
Special feature 3 Finespec 2.4GHz R/C system is pre-installed.
Special feature 4 TEU-105BK ESC (equipped with BEC) comes pre-installed.
Requires A 7.2 battery & charger
Requires B AA batteries

While it is being marketed as a RTR model, you will need to supply a battery for the model (7.2v) and charger.  Carrying a price of $547.00, this vehicle should be available for purchase from Tamiya’s website soon (as well as from hobby shops). Learn more about the new RTR Mercedes-Benz Unimog - CC01 425 at tamiyausa.com.

Image credit: Tamiya

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