The Taiyo Aero Jet Hopper II (or Aero Jet Hopper 2) is a radio control car manufactured by Taiyo (Japan) and released in the Japanese market in 1988, and likely under various other brands worldwide.
Why ‘Aero’ ?
With Computer Aided Design (CAD) now being used routinely to design regular motor vehicles, the shape of those cars was often described as being more ‘aerodynamic’, and so the word trended and became a popular marketing tool.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Taiyo released many ‘Aero’ versions of their most popular RC cars to capitalise on this trend.
This particular version is the ‘Aero’ version of the Taiyo Jet Hopper 2.
Features and Performance
The car featured:
- Good sized 1/14 scale (original was 1/16)
- 9.6V ‘Turbo’ battery power
- Top speed of 27km/h (17mph)
- Rear Differential
- Chrome Wheels
- Wide Front and Rear Wheels
- Solid tires
Any Jet Hopper II / Turbo Hopper 2 chassis car is worth having given the success and capabilities of the chassis, and the Aero Jet Hopper II is no exception.
Photos of the lovely Neon Aero Hopper II donated by NostalgiaRC.