Underneath the streamlined exterior, its chassis was from a Jet Hopper MK3, released in the same year. As such its features were the same:
9.6V ‘Turbo’ 8xAA Battery Power
Wide Air-Filled Off-Road Tires
Mabuchi 280 motor
4 x Shock Absorbers
In the late 1980s, automobile design began to change as the tools used to build the cars changed. Gone were the simple boxy shapes of the early-mid 80s, and in its place were new bezier curves thanks to modern Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
This created a new ‘look’, and allowed car manufacturers to make care more ‘aerodynamic’, building shapes that allowed the air to pass by more easily, resulting in faster speed and greater efficiency.
This ‘futuristic’ look found its way into many Taiyo and Tyco R/C cars, with ‘Aero’ versions of all their most popular cars.
The ‘Aero’ Jet Hopper is just a MK3, and so if you’ve driven that, you’ve driven this. Whether you should add it to your collection depends if you enjoy the ‘Aero’ style. In any case, if you have’nt got the original Jet Hopper MK3 yet, we’d recommend that one first.
Prices in USD. NIB = New In box, MIB = Mint in Box, EC = Excellent Condition, VGC = Very Good Condition, GC+ = Good condition plus, GC = Good condition, PC = Poor Condition. With Controller = Car with controller. With Box = Box, Car, and Controller. We make all efforts to ensure data is accurate, but cannot guarantee it is.