The Type-5 Chassis (タイプ５シャーシ) is a Mini 4WD chassis released by Tamiya in March 1992 with the release of Bear Hawk Jr..
This chassis fixed the chassis structure problem that plagues the previous Type series chassis. The chassis's structure is now strengthen despite being lightweight. The chassis's wheelbase is 82 mm long.
The rear hardpoint design layout was changed and is compatible with the rear roller stays that are made to later chassis.
However, there's one weakness: due to using the wider 2 mm width propeller shaft and orange straight crown gears (whose material is harder than the pink helical crown gears, thus requires more time for gear break-in) , the chassis has mild power losses compared to the other chassis at that time.
The chassis was overshadowed by the Zero Chassis which was released earlier than the Type-5, and the chassis was not well-known until the release of Super Avante, which was featured in the manga and anime series Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! that was serializes during the second Mini 4WD boom.
|Ground Clearance||6 mm (With middle-diameter wheels)|
|Driveshaft Length||60 mm|
|Compatible Gear Set(s)||5:1|
3.5:1 (Special Ratio Gearing only)
|Roller Down Thrust Angle||5|
|Weight||113 g (With middle-diameter wheels and alkaline batteries)|
|Ease of Maintenance||3|
- It is the last chassis to use the orange crown and the 2 mm propeller shaft until the release of Super-FM Chassis.
- It is also the last Type series chassis to be released.
|Original series||Origin · Comical · Wild · Cruiser · RV|
|Type-1 · Type-2 · Type-3 · Type-4 · Zero · FM · Truckin' · Type-5|
(Super/Mighty, Fully Cowled/Aero)
|Super-1 · Super-FM · Super TZ · Super X · VS · Super TZ-X · Super XX · Super-II|
|R/C Mini 4WD||TR-1|
|PRO/REV||MS · AR · MA · FM-A · VZ|