After putting them in so many other cars, it was strange to actually put one in a manta. It can however take hotter motors as it has a better range of pinion options (both in the fact that it can use the more modern pinion pitch and also the range of locations on the motor mount). It is ball raced inside and out. The handeling and performance of this car is fair. Required fields are marked *. … Compatible with the following option parts: Item 47373 Manta Ray (2018) Hard Propeller Shaft & Aluminum Motor Mount, plus Hop-Up Options 53070 Manta Ray Ball Diff. Yeah Racing TA02-134BU Aluminum Main Drive Shaft Set (BU) for Tamiya TA02 / TA02S . Vintage Tamiya Discussion ; Manta Ray Sign in to follow this . Tamiya Manta Ray/ Super Manta Ray. This is a re-issue of the stylish White Special version of the Manta Ray Mk.II, a model popular with all- Tamiya Mini 4WD fans thanks to its pristine white color scheme and stylish body with split rear wing.It runs on the competitive and adaptable MS chassis. Only 14 left in stock - order soon. Please enter your email address. Tamiya 47367 1/10 RC 4WD Off Road Racer Buggy Manta Ray 2018 Kit Limited Edition See more like this Watch Tamiya 1/10 RC Electric RC Car Special Project No.67 Manta Ray (2018) 47367 New I seem to be on a TA01 and 02 kick lately, so this kind of fit right in. 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. Just recently I've also gotten it into my head to hop it up as far as it will go with Tamiya parts. The great news is that despite the odd weakness (motor mount being the obvious one) parts are very readily available, and look as though they will be for a long time to come givent he compatibility of other kit components. Add to Cart . Price: $8.39 + $11.14 Shipping This fits your . You will receive mail with link to set new password. 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. $25.99. I used a TECH prop shaft with universal joints front and rear. Your email address will not be published. It's really a 27T motor with advanced timing but it is a little faster. The Manta Ray was first release in 1990, just when the RC market started to massively switch to on-road models. This item: Tamiya 18615 Mini 4WD Pro Manta Ray Mk.II $17.67 Ships from and sold by DVDCineShop USA. Assembling the kit is really easy. 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. 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. However, while in theory they should be easy to swap in and out, in practise it takes longer to swap a gearbox than on a thundershot. The general suspension layout is good, near zero bump steer, strong lower arms which are much better than the thundershot design. I have now broken 3 motor mounts in two weeks. The range included versions of the Midnight Pumpkin, Manta Ray and Monster Beetle. You are then less likely to loose those clips - and most importantly - the battery retainer ! I fixed the steering problem by using a piece of threaded rod and 3mm connectors so they would clear the front gear box. It was a Mini 4WD PRO variant of the Manta Ray Jr. Updating my Tamiya Manta Ray . Another 'weak point' - is the steering. Tie nylon fishing line (not the new 'dyneema' stuff) to the three body clips - for front and rear bodyshell - and also the clip that holds the battery retainer. The Tamiya Manta Ray racing in the Sand. I found a new chassis with relative ease, a E tree and a pair of D trees, a must if you are going to replace the suspension parts. It has oil shocks and the screw set type spring tensioners, but these will be replaced with GPM truck shocks when they finaly arrive from Hong Kong. TA01 Chassis. These two faults probably carries over to all cars using the Manta Rays basic setup. Followers 0. I just finished a total restoration of one of these cars. Overall a very good car but performance out of the box with a stock 540 is poor and certainly no better than a thundershot which it replaced. Considering the fact that so many were produced parts availability isn't great at the moment. The information about the DF02 universals is incorrect. (The shell sits between the shocks with part of the shell needing to be fed thru under the shocks themselves) I have also used pieces of nylon 'snake' outer, and also aerial pipe - with success. I built this as a shelf queen and used up a lot of parts that came with other deals. A hop-up was available! It's production lasted over ten years and has been continued with the introduction of the XB Super Manta Ray. Baged myself a vintage Manta Ray the otherday . Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Tamiya Full Cowl Mini 4WD Series No.38 Ray Stinger Premiere System (Super II Chassis) 19438 $29.91 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension employs CVA oil dampers. I have had mine from new - and learnt over time (21 years !) Thanks Jim Sourbeck. It was expensive, but as noted in another write up, a weak link in the chain. It runs well over turf, sand, and will survive a fast forest run. These allow you to actually have some adjustment. The cars bathtub chassis is mated with 4-wheel double wishbone suspension and equipped with CVA oil dampers for stable running in off-road conditions. Pata76 409 Pata76 409 Member; Members; 409 247 posts; Location: Sweden; Posted October 29, 2017. Balance of car is also good and handling is generally better than a thundershot. Full ball bearings. Quick View. I used M4 threaded rod, typical 'steering adjusters on the ends... and fixed using long shouldered screws into the 'towers' - using brass bushes. 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. Tamiya Manta Ray (DF-01) Sealed Bearing Kit 4.4 out of 5 stars 2. 1/10 scale R/C 4WD off-road buggy model assembly kit. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. The modded Manta Ray was quite competitive even against the specialist Shumacher and Yokomo on road chassis. 2 Share this post. The body, while beautiful, will either need some extra parts cut off for ease of putting it on or extra time putting it on since there's not much room to spare where the front meets the damper stay. 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 . It is easy to see why they didn't sell too many of them. 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. Tamiya Ali shocks 5. I'll never sell mine - some of that reasoning is perhaps emotional attachement, but its just a fun car to run and work on. Released in 1990, the Manta Ray is a entry-level 4WD R/C buggy released by Tamiya. It's basically a TA02 chassi but it's got a honecomb ridge pattern molded on the bottom for added rigidity. Tamiya makes a "Torque Tuned" motor that's 25T and a little faster than the stock 27T can motors that came with the kits. A fourth 'modification' - though not really one as such. $139.99 +$15.99 shipping. The modded chassis has the following parts: 1. Super Manta Ray body is new. 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. USD 11.20 . Well I've had my latest Manta Ray for about two weeks now. Make sure this fits by entering your model number. The body is inspired by the sleek curved shape of Manta Rays and is made from lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Tie the loose ends of the fishing lines to the chassis. Manta Ray. But never being one for following instructions I never checked the radio gear properly and as a result I burned out the resistor when I hooked up the battery. The paintjob has to be one of the simplest using just two colors and just two main areas of color. item 9 Tamiya The Frog Radio Controlled Car - Hornet, Blackfoot, Beetle 8 - Tamiya The Frog Radio Controlled Car - Hornet, Blackfoot, Beetle. Lost your password? An easy fix is off course to use the outermost hole in the lower suspension arm instead of the middle one as shown in the manual. 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. Again the thundershot swivel retainer is far superior and much faster to change battery packs. You'll see far more thundershot series parts on ebay than manta ray although that will change with time. Trucks and trailers (1/14 scale) True, I have installed a Dyna Run ST motor which is extremely torquey which probably compounds the issue. I ended up using almost none of the parts on the original car. 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