Rising Bird
No. 18017
Series Racer Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Type-3 Chassis
Release Date 1989
In fictional media
First Appearance Mini 4 Top
Owner Toppu Kudo
The Rising Bird (ライジングバード) is a Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in 1989.

It is featured in manga Mini 4 Top as Toppu Kudo's first machine.

General Info

The Rising Bird's body is dominated by blue color, with some white, yellow and orange mix onto it. The body is designed to have more curved lines, reducing the drags. Pair of small wings that are placed on real of the car provides the downforces onto the rear wheels.

The chassis, along with the high-profile spike tires, are molded in bright red, unlike the others.

In the manga, Toppu received the uncolored Rising Bird (codenamed D-01) from Doctor T and later colored to its well-known color scheme. Knowing that the Rising Bird is no longer able to match the newer, faster machines in terms of performance, Toppu upgrades it into Winning Bird.

Technical Info

Length: 127 mm

Width: 86 mm

Height: 53 mm

Chassis: Type-3 Chassis

Gear set(s): 5:1, 6.4:1



See Also

Winning Bird - Rising Bird's successor

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