Tamiya Tankpool24 Mercedes Actros 1/14 4WD On-Road Semi Truck

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This is a Tamiya 1/14 Tankpool24 Mercedes Actros 4WD On-Road Semi Truck, an impressive model that recreates the Mercedes Actros as raced by the Tankpool24 team in the 2019 ETRC (European Truck Racing Championship). This specific recreation depicts the truck that carried the team to 4th place on the year, with veteran Hungarian driver Norbert Kiss 6th overall in the drivers’ standings. The realistic body is a 3-piece set made from lightweight and durable polycarbonate, with separately molded plastic side mirrors, coupler and rear bumper parts. The TT-01 Type-E chassis is a proven performer, and this chassis is fitted with dedicated semi-truck wheels and tires for the model.

The bathtub frame of the evolved shaft-driven 4WD TT-01 Type-E has its motor and battery close to the ground for lower center of gravity and optimum balance. Mounted on the bathtub frame is a fiberglass reinforced nylon upper deck and gear covers improving rigidity, as well as a 3-piece tie rod providing a smoother steering action. The low center of gravity, great balanced design, 4-wheel double wishbone suspension system, and front and rear differential gears all come together to produce excellent operating ability. 70mm-diameter radial tires are paired with wheels developed just for this model; the high sidewalls make for forgiving turns. 

NOTE:
Finished kit shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.  

Features:

  • 1/14 scale R/C model assembly kit
  • Three-part polycarbonate body with components for body, cab and coupler
  • Separately molded plastic parts depict side mirrors, front and rear light cases, plus the grille emblem
  • Includes stickers recreating the sponsors and livery
  • Silver color molded wheels and 70mm diameter radial tires are specifically designed for racing truck models
  • The TT-01 Type-E chassis features shaft-driven 4WD with easy handling and great customization potential
  • TT-01 Type-E chassis Hop-Up Options available
  • Includes 540-Type Brushed motor
  • Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit)
Specifications:
Adjustable Gear Ratio: Yes
Bearings: Plastic bushing
Body Material: Polycarbonate
Body Stickers: Included
Chassis Material: ABS Plastic
Chassis Type: TT-01E
Construction Type: Assembly Kit
Differential Type: Gear
Drive Type: 4WD
Electronic Speed Control: (esc) Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit)
Motor: Brushed 540 Type 
Length: 441mm
Width: 188mm
Wheelbase: 257mm

Needed to Complete: 
  • 2 channel radio system
  • Steering servo 
  • Polycarbonate paint for body
  • 7.2V battery & charger

This product was added to our catalog on November 20, 2020

Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 30 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Tamiya Tankpool24 Mercedes Actros 1/14 4WD On-Road Semi Truck
The TT01E chassis is awesome, the driving experience exceeded my expectations in every way. A lot of people online in forums complain about the stock friction dampers, but I think people just look for things to complain about. I see no problem with the friction dampers and the stock steering. I recommend the ball bearing upgrade. This chassis handles great with the stock 540 torque tuned motor. The way it is geared and performs out of the box is a lot of fun for zipping around a twisty road course or general on-road bashing. The front suspension and steering is extremely well protected by a giant foam bumper, as well as plastic bumper and skid plate. I don't see any need for aluminum upgrades, unless you want to run straight into walls with it. The stock steering and suspension, if built correctly, handles great. I used a basic Futaba S3004 and it is very nimble and precise.

The body is a lot of fun to build, it does take some time and patience but it is worth the challenge and it looks really
cool running around. This was a really fun and rewarding build and makes me want to build another Tamiya chassis.

The only thing I don't like, is how leaves and gravel get up in the chassis through the battery and engine vent holes. You need to be careful you have a pretty nice, dry, surface to run this on, and keep it clean. That being said, the vent holes seem to keep the electronics and motor from getting warm.

I think this would be a good platform to upgrade to brushless and see how hard you can push it, you could even add a ram air scoop for the engine.
Verified Owner
Monday, Aug 2 2021 (6 months ago)
Tamiya Tankpool24 Mercedes Actros 1/14 4WD On-Road Semi Truck
Fun truck to drive, My friends race on road in the parking lots and it's great because the Spec trucks are all even! The chassis goes together fairly straightforward, Just pay attention to screw length mainly. The cab is another story but take your time and it comes out nice.