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The Falcon Junior (Japanese: ファルコンJr., Farukon Junia) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on June 27, 1987. It was based the 1/10 The Falcon R/C buggy by the same company.

A customized version of the Falcon Jr., known as the Turbo Falcon, was featured in the manga and anime Dash! Yonkuro as Shinkuro Minami's machine. It was replaced by the Dash-3 Shooting Star in the series. In the same series, Peiji 'Punkuro' Jimi borrowed a spare Falcon Jr. from Shinkuro when his Super Dragon Jr. got sloten by the thugs.

General info

As its name implies, the Falcon has the open-cockpit body design that was inspired by a falcon. The bodyshell is in the two-tone colors. Cone-type headlights were attached just on the front of the cockpit and the absorber props can be found on near the wheels. The decals can be seen on the bodyshell, such as car number 5 on the front nose and a 'Born to be Wild' decal on the rear spoiler.

It is mainly in black and red, with orange and yellow trims on it.

It is equipped with the white, meduim diameter 4-spoke Hotshot-type wheels with the black spike tires. The chassis was molded in black.

About The Falcon 1/10 R/C buggy

Released in 1986, The Falcon is a entry-level RWD R/C buggy released by Tamiya.

Unlike the Grasshopper and the Hornet, The Falcon has individual dampers on each wheels. It has the ABS-made, bathtub monocoque chassis, supported by the front double-wishbone suspensions and the rear full-trailing arm suspensions. It is powered by a Mabuchi-made RS-540S motor.

It has the front 4-groove tires and the rear spike tires by default.

In media

Dash! Yonkuro

In the series, Shinkuro has a Falcon Jr. which was heavily customized to includes a counter gear in between the two short-length propeller shafts (to stabilize the car during landing), and four N-size batteries.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18006)

Color: Black
Material: PS

Type: Type-1
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, ABS

Size: Medium
Type: Hotshot-Type
Spoke: 4
Fitment: Staggered
Color: White
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Medium
Type: Spiked
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 127
Width: 81
Height: 52

11.2:1
6.4:1

Neon Color
Special

(94184)

Color: Flurorescent Red
Material: PS

Type: Type-1
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, ABS

Size: Medium
Type: Hotshot-Type
Spoke: 4
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Fluorescent Yellow
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Medium
Type: Spiked
Color: Gray
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 127
Width: 81
Height: 52

11.2:1
6.4:1

See also

Successor

Mini 4WD New Year's limited editions

  • New Year Mini 4WD 2003 (Sheep)
  • Year of the Rooster 2005
  • Year of the Rat 2008
  • Year of the Tiger 2010

External link

Tamiya Japan

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll · Beast Emperor · Big Burning Sun · Shooting Billion Star · Cannon Bad Ball
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Racing Mini 4WD series
Type-1 Hotshot Jr. · Hornet Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Boomerang Jr. · Bigwig Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Shot Jr. · Super Sabre Jr. · Fire Dragon Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Dash-2 Burning Sun
Type-2 Avante Jr. · Grasshopper II Jr. · Vanquish Jr. · Terra Scorcher Jr.
Type-3 Rising Bird · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Saint Dragon Jr.* · Dash-4 Cannonball* · Dash-5 Dancing Doll* · Winning Bird · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Nissan Be-1
Type-4 Egress Jr.
Zero Dash-0 Horizon* · Avante 2001 Jr. · Astute Jr. · Manta Ray Jr. · Dash-001 Great Emperor* · Super Astute Jr. · Proto-Emperor ZX · Dyna Storm Jr. ·
FM Crimson Glory · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Aero-Solitude
Type-5 Bear Hawk Jr. · Top-Force Jr. · Terra Conqueror Jr. · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Super Avante · Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor*
Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
VS Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor* · Slash Reaper · Super Sabre Open Top · Top-Force Evolution Open Top · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ and XMZ · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer · Mach-Bullet · Mini 4WD Koala Racer
Super-II Astute Open Top · Terra Conqueror Open Top · Racing Miku 2012 ver. drives Astute Special · Saber drives Super Sabre Special · Mikoto Misaka drives Thunder Shot Special · Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version · Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary · Mini 4WD Dog Racer · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer · Mini 4WD Owl Racer · Mini 4WD Pig Racer · Mini 4WD Panda Racer 2 · Mini 4WD Cat Racer
Super XX Thunder Shot Open Top
VZ Neo-VQS · Dual Ridge Jr. · Toyota GR Yaris · Honda e · Iron Beak · Ray Spear · Mini 4WD Elephant Racer · Mini 4WD Penguin Racer · Eleglitter
Starter Pack Zenquish Progress · Azente Progress · Neo-VQS Advanced Pack
* denotes Premium version available
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