Posts Tagged ‘Graupner’

  1. The first decade of 1:10 electric off-road models

    August 22, 2017 by Jaap Dienaar

    Some scans from an article of an English RC Car magazine titled “The most significant models of the ’80s ”

  2. Kyosho (Robbe) 4×4 Ford Ranger

    June 1, 2014 by Jaap Dienaar

    Kyosho made two versions of this 4×4 ‘Bruiser’ type of offroad car in the early eighties (1982/1983). One version was an electrical type with the body of a Chevrolet 4×4 pick-up which had Kyosho item #3008. This electrical version was also available as 4WD Jeep Indiana. The other version had a nitro engine and was available with a 4WD Datsun or a Ford Ranger body. The nitoengine version of the Ford Ranger 4×4 is featured in this article. In Europe these models were sold by Robbe under their own name. Both, the nitro and electrical models, are chain driven 4WD.

  3. Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Suzuki Super Jimny’

    April 3, 2014 by Jaap Dienaar

    This is a Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Super Jimny’ powered by a 0.61ci/1cc G-Mark engine. In Germany, it was sold in 1982 by Graupner with artikel # 4959. The model is build in 1/12 scale. Many parts from the suspension are in aluminium, the car has oil shocks and a clutch brake.

  4. Ishimasa FF12E (Graupner)

    December 31, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    This 1/12th Ishimasa FF12E chassis from 1979, world’s first front wheel drive rc car. It came with a couple of different body types. There was a Porsche 917, the Savanna RX-7 a Renault Mirage. There may have been more.
    Presented in ‘Graupner Neuheitenkatalog 1980’, Graupner followed the first successes achieved in 1979 with the vehicle in some national races.

  5. Graupner Super Speed Race Car

    December 31, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Graupner Super Speed Race Car can be considered a basic car for the racing sport. The chassis consists of an epoxy strip and two rigid axles. The non-adjustable front axle was made from an die-cast aluminium construction and integrates a caster angle of about 10 °. The uprights are also die-cast aluminum. At the rear the differential is fitted in a simple metal holder. Both parts are found incidental with the Kyosho Sonic Sports. A rheostat brake worked in conjunction with a somewhat simple speed controller.

  6. Graupner RC Car – 1979

    February 25, 2009 by Jaap Dienaar

    The Graupner RC Car 1/8th scale nitro onroad car of 1979 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars


  7. Offroad Kit Survey 1983

    February 25, 2007 by Jaap Dienaar

    This is the Offroad Kit Survey 1983 as published by Radio Control Model Cars