Dancing Rider 1/8 scale RC Trike T3-01 Chassis (Unassembled Kit)

Extended Description

Tamiya 1/8 Dancing Rider RC Trike T3-01 Chassis (Unassembled Kit)

This R/C model assembly kit creates the Dancing Rider, a supremely fun 3-wheeled model that offers an exciting lean when cornering. An original body is included with the kit, and was designed under the supervision of famed Japanese artist Atsushi Arino. It is moulded in lightweight polycarbonate, and comes with a moulded driver figure for an extra touch of fun.

The T3-01 is a three-wheeled chassis comprised of two main sections (front and rear) connected by a centre link; the front section houses R/C equipment and the power source, while the rear holds the integrated gearbox and motor. Positioned in the back of the front section, the servo applies motion to the rear section, which in turn makes the front lean. Support arms are moved by the servo, and help the model to self-right in the event that it turns onto its side. At the front, a telescopic fork has a built-in coil spring, while the rear features a cam-slide setup with cams on the rotating pitch axis: sliding left and right, they actuate the built-in coil spring to cushion the rear. A planetary differential gear is integrated into the rear axle.


Stylish body design was overseen by Japanese artist Atsushi Arino, and is moulded in lightweight polycarbonate.
The body is inspired by delivery trikes commonly seen in Japan, and will be suited to a range of colour schemes.
T3-01 chassis is comprised of front (with R/C equipment and power source) and rear (motor, gearbox) sections.
The trademark cornering lean is achieved by the servo acting on the rear section, in turn tilting the front.
Internal spring in the front fork gives stability even at low speeds. A housing allows attachment of LEDs.
A close-up on the telescopic front fork suspension, which gives a realistic ride.
Cams on the rotating pitch axis slide left and right, cushioning the rear via the built-in coil spring.
Model is compatible only with Tamiya LF Battery LF1100-6.6V Racing Pack. (will NOT operate with AA batteries)
Support arms move in concert with the steering servo, and aid the model in righting itself.
Side guards both protect the body during crashes and hold it in place with the chassis.
Also included are R/C deck parts for transponder, etc., and a driver figure for further realism.
Length - 260mm
Width - 135mm
Height - 175mm
Wheelbase - 196mm
Tread (Rear) - 91mm
Gear Ratio - 10.7:1
Tyre Width – 21 (Front), 25 (Rear)
Tyre Diameter - 61mm (Front), 59mm (Rear)
Gear Ratio - 10.7:1

In the Box
Tamiya 1/8 Dancing Rider RC Trike T3-01 Chassis (Unassembled Kit)
370 Size Brushed Motor

Required to Complete
E.S.C. Electronic Speed controller
2-Channel Transmitter and Receiver
AA Batteries for Transmitter
Tamiya LF LF1100-6.6V Li-Ion Racing Pack Battery
Compatible Li-Ion Battery Charger
Steering Servo for Tilting
Polycarbonate (PS) Spray Paint
Tool set for assembly

SKU/Part Number




9b Church walk


BA14 8DX



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