Introducing Tamiya&39;s new 1/8 R/C Truggy, the Nitrage. This high-performance Ready-To-Run
model is packed with innovative features that no other machine in its class has. Modular construction
means effortless assembly and convenient maintenance, with all the internal components
mounted on a high-strength, press-molded aluminum deck. Servos are directly connected
to the fully-enclosed gearboxes to ensure consistently smooth operation and minimal interference.
4-wheel independent suspension with large oil dampers, aluminum slipper clutch, and
high-density spike tires mounted on large dish wheels lets it tackle any terrain with ease. The
aggressive body and distinctive rear wing matches the "Nitro Rage" image perfectly and will
make it the instant center of attention wherever it goes.
POWER AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
|The Nitrage is equipped with the formidable FR-32FX
5.2cc (.32 cubic inch) engine that features a large diameter slide
carburetor, 14mm diameter crank shaft, lightweight
piston, and large heat sink head. The FR-32FX is
matched with a 150cc large capacity fuel tank to
provide ample driving endurance. Powered by this
monster engine, the Nitrage with standard 1-speed
transmission is capable of speeds of up to 60km/hr
|Engine Specs: 5.24cc displacement(.32 cubic inch), 20.1mm bore,
16.5mm stroke, 5000-33000rpm range, rear exhaust
Off-road racing often means dirt and grime accumulating on the vehicle and interfering with
maintenance, to say nothing of all the work you have to do to clean up afterwards. Our designers
took this into account when creating the Nitrage and separated the vehicle into 5 major
components: Front Gearbox (with steering servo and front suspension), Center Gearbox (with
throttle servo and disc brake), Mechanics Box (with fail safe equipped receiver), Engine with
Fuel Tank, and Rear Gearbox (with rear suspension and wing). Each of these can be individually
removed from the chassis for easy maintenance and cleaning. All 5 components rest on a special
high-strength aluminum deck, a pioneering feature for this class, that was press-molded to ensure
ALL GEARS FULLY ENCLOSED
Tamiya is the first to bring this special feature to the R/C world. Even the connection between
the engine clutch bell and the spur gear are completely enclosed and protected from outside
interference. As a result, all gears have constant stable lubrication and gear backlash is contained
by the gearcase. This means the Nitrage does not need to resort to using any heavy and expensive
steel gear parts, giving fans more modification flexibility.
Furthermore, the differential gear on the Nitrage is doubly protected, first by its own durable
case and then by a second enclosure formed around it by the front and rear gearboxes. This
setup insulates the differential gear to prevent the suspension arms and shock towers from
imparting stress on it (this is the problem with most makers&39; truggy differential gears).
EFFICIENT POWER TRANSMISSION
The Nitrage is equipped with the R/C world&39;s first flexible joint drive system, with the spur gear
having a short dog bone linkage to the clutch bell, which helps reduce stress on the engine. A
durable lightweight aluminum slipper clutch to improve transmission efficiency is also included,
which is another first in this class.
WIDE-SPAN FRONT SUSPENSION UPPER ARM
Truggies from other makers usually feature upper I arms for the front suspension, which offer
flexibility but are lacking in structural strength. The Nitrage has specially designed upper A arms
for the front suspension that allow flexible suspension travel without sacrificing strength.
WHEELS & TIRES
Colossal off-road tires with inner sponge
feature an oval spike tread pattern that is
perfect for driving on rough surfaces. Tires
are mounted on large diameter dish wheels.
DISTINCTIVE REAR WING
The large rear wing on the Nitrage is a
double-split design inspired by those
equipped on actual WRC cars. Catch pin
attachment means the upper surface of the
wing remains flat, adding to its stylish
appearance. Since the wing is connected
to the chassis and not the body shell, it
clearly distinguishes the Nitrage as a
Tamiya product even when the body is
FOR ADDED CONVENIENCE AND INSTANT ACTION
The Nitrage features universal screw heads for most of its screws, which means all you need is
the 2.5mm Hex Wrench to attach and remove them, making maintenance even more speedy
(Note that there may be a few screws that require a 1.5mm or 2mm Hex Wrench).
Tamiya Handy Starter and Glow Plug Heater are included for easy engine starts even for beginners
(Handy Starter requires 7.2V battery pack, sold separately).
ADSPEC GP 2-channel transmitter and TRU-03 receiver with fail safe device are included.
OPTION PARTS AVAILABLE SOON!
Both performance-enhancing and cosmetic Option Parts are planned for release in the near
future. Keep an eye out especially for announcements of the 2-speed transmission that will
increase top speed to 80km/hr (approx. 50mph) and powerful twin disc brakes.
MAKE NO MISTAKE
While the Nitrage shares the same 5.2cc engine and wheels/tires with the TNX 5.2R, they are
only cosmetic similarities. This is a brand new chassis with a unique layout that has been
designed specifically for off-road racing. Its lower ride-height means a lower center-of-gravity,
giving the Nitrage superb cornering performance. Take a look at the picture above to see the
difference for yourself (TNX 5.2R on the left, Nitrage 5.2 on the right).
About the Model
- 1/8 Ready-To-Run R/C Glow Engine Truggy
- Lightweight and compact TRU-03 Receiver features failsafe function to prevent runaway driving caused by radio interference or low battery power.
- Comes with external electric Tamiya Handy Starter with drive gear unit and plug heater.
- Wheel/trigger type transmitter included.
- Features newly developed high-density, oval spike tires and dish wheels.
- Ball pivot type 4 wheel double wishbone suspension features 4 large capacity oil dampers.
- Powerful 5.2cc (.32 cubic inch) FR-32FX engine with slide valve carburetor.
- bearings used to ensure smooth and efficient movement.
- Reinforced steel drive shafts.
- AA & C Batteries, engine fuel are separately required to operate truck.
- Tune-up truck with Tamiya Option Parts.
SEPARATELY REQUIRED ITEMS
- 7.2V Ni-Cd battery and battery charger for Handy Starter.
- 12 LR6/AA/UM3 alkaline batteries for transmitter and receiver
- 1 LR14/C/UM2 alkaline battery for glow plug heater
- Glow Engine Fuel and Fuel Filler