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Tamiya The Hornet RWD 1/10 Buggy Kit TAM58336


This is the Tamiya The Hornet RWD electric power 1/10 scale unassembled R/C buggy kit.

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More information about Tamiya The Hornet RWD 1/10 Buggy Kit TAM58336

This is the Tamiya 1/10 scale Hornet RWD buggy kit. The revolutionary 1984 2WD off-road buggy is making a comeback! The Hornet will forever be remembered as one of Tamiya's most popular RC cars ever released, helping create a 2WD RC buggy craze worldwide. It comes packed with excellent performance on dirt as well as on-road tracks and has the power to take on any terrain it meets. Just like the original, this re-release features an easy to assemble chassis and drivetrain consisting of a durable and lightweight ABS resin bathtub frame, differential gear loaded and sealed gearbox, oil filled rear dampers, powerful RS 540 motor and high-performance suspension system. The Hornet is perfect for owners of the original 1984 model, those that always wanted one, and those that want to experience a historic RC buggy for themselves!


Hornet rolling chassis with rear oil-filled shocks
540 motor
Electronic speed control
Clear body
3-piece wheels
19 tooth 32 pitch pinion gear
50 tooth counter gear
Decal sheet
Building instructions

Radio: 2-Channel with 1 steering servo
Radio Batteries: Eight AA size
Battery: 6-cell stick pack with standard connector (7-cell won't fit)
Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery
Paint: Required for the body (Black paint to duplicate box art) Misc.
Items: Building and track equipment

Comments: For Replacement Ball Bearings use: Qty. Size Location Bearing Set Qty. (1) 5 x 8mm counter gear (13) 5 x 11mm everywhere on the model.

Body pictured on the box is painted black.


Specifications for Tamiya The Hornet RWD 1/10 Buggy Kit TAM58336

Main Category

R/C Vehicles

Vehicle Type




Power Type

Electric Power

Build Type

Unassembled Kit

Skill Level

Skill Level 4

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Length: 15.74" (400mm)
Width: 9.05" (230mm)
Height: 5.90" (150mm)
Weight: 1.92lbs. (874g) (approx.)

1.4" i.d. - 2.85" o.d. - .80" wide
Rear: 1.4" i.d. - 3.75" o.d. - 1.75" wide

Length: 13" (330mm)
Width: 5.5" (139mm) at rear wheels (widest point) 2.25" (57mm) behind from wheels (thinnest point) Height: 3" (76mm)


  • Monocoque plastic tub style chassis 
  • Rear wheel drive 
  • Clear Lexan body with clear Lexan wing 
  • Mabuchi RS540SH (bushing/sealed end bell) motor w/ plastic bushings 
  • Coil-over friction shocks in front and aluminum body oil-filled shocks in the rear 
  • Sealed rear gearbox
  • Bevel gear differentials
  • Single speed transmission
  • 1.4" spiked tires on the rear and 1.4" ribbed tires on the front 
  • 5-spoke, 3-piece white plastic wheels 
  • Tamiya TEU-101BK forward and reverse electronic speed control (for specs see TAM M3194). 
  • Large black plastic rail type front bumper 
  • Independent front a-arm and rear rolling rigid axle suspension
  • Fixed non-adjustable camber tie rods
  • Adjustable steering tie rods
  • Two steering rods attach to the servo saver and knuckle arm
  • Servo saver included
Reviews (6)

Reviews for Tamiya The Hornet RWD 1/10 Buggy Kit TAM58336

"Ian H."

"Very Fun"

"I have had this car for a whole year now and it very fun and easy to build. the battery lasts longer than expected even with a 15T motor mod. The only major problem is that it rolls very easily because the design is so slender. Amazing Beginner Car"

"Larry Gauer"

"Tamiya Hornet"

"Great experience. Shipped fast and on time."

"Douglas Callahan"

"Love This Car"

"Fun And Easy Too Build AND Drive Great Price Fast ShippingThank You RC PLANETWill Buy Again."

"William "

"Great service"

"Was not sure what to order, but received helpful recommendations from the staff at RC Planet. There is not a local hobby store in our area so I will be using RC Planet for future purchases."

"Aynur Gasimov"

"good deal"

"Very fast delivery"

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"Excellent product support/selection"

"Great selection, great prices, and fast shipping! Will definitely use RC Planet in the future."

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Questions and answers about Tamiya The Hornet RWD 1/10 Buggy Kit TAM58336

From Customer | 2016-11-27 21:30:48

How fast does it go?


This is a kit so once the other required items are purchased and the buggy is built then you would be looking at about 18 to 20 MPH.

From Customer | 2016-09-09 19:26:05

Are there replacement gears for the transmission box? Maybe some that aren't nylon/plastic. What about different tires as well? My son and I are new to this, so please excuse the newbee question.


Unfortunately on the Tamiya kits like this their are not a lot of upgrades for them. You can get replacement parts, but that's about it. TAM9805034 and TAM9805033 are for the tires but it does not look like we have the gears available.

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