What is the starter chassis’ is a big question for newbies I know the Sakura D4 is a popular choice these days due to being available at around the £100 mark but factor in the electrics, bodyshell and radio gear the cost soon mounts up. RC Model Shop Direct hit the nail on the head today with their offering the MST Ms-01D RTR it is a perfect starter chassis and comes with everything you need apart from a battery and charger.
The MS-01 can be tuned to VIP standards and can grow with you through the hobby our very own Slideshow Bob has a crazy upgraded MS-01 which he has even converted to rear wheel drive in the past.
Get over to RC Model Shop Direct to pick one up and support a UK stockist.
Here is the spec from MST
The MS-01D RTR is a robust, easy to maintain machine that includes a genuine, pre-painted Official Tamiya body as part of the kit.
Scale : 1:10
Wheelbase : Standard 257mm (changeability 255mm – 259mm)
Trackwidth : Standard 186mm (changeability 186mm – 190mm)
Gear ratio : 2.0 ( 36T/18T )
Drive system : 2 belts / 4WD
Damper : Oil filled dampers
Suspension : A arm (Double wishbone) w/pillowball suspension system
Steering tie rod : Division into three
Bearing: Full ball bearings
Caster : 4, 7, 10, 14 degrees adjustment
Camber : 0 to –12 degrees adjustment
- 95% Pre-assembled chassis. Just grease your drive shafts and attach a few parts then you’re up and running!
- Pre-painted genuine Tamiya body
- Carbon Fibre look top decks
- Strong “flex” lower chassis design
- Front one way diff
- Rear spool unit
- Steel front CVD and rear CVA drive shafts
- Full ball bearing set
- Oil-filled dampers front and rear (oil sold separately)
- 2 belt drive system
- Includes wheels and tyres!