AYK or Tsukuda?

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Old 02-12-2018, 05:15 PM
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Hello, i'm Johan from Belgium, last week i bought an old rc car and i never seen or heard anything from this car.
The brand on the box is Tsukuda but this brand is only known for static model kits and puppets...
I happen to have also an old AYK from 1979 i think, and this car has the same wheels and rear axle, in the Tsukuda box are two optional gears and thy are marked AYK. The chassis is also black anodized.
Maybe someone know something about this car?
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Hello Johan! I also have the car, but than with the other body, the Mazda Savanna RX-7. I've got the box to and also the manual if you would need it. Information about this car and brand is extremely limited. As far as I was able to discover it isn't an AYK or AYK related, but it it partly based on the old AYK's. Probably made in late '78, or early '79. Some say that they even bought some of their parts like the gears etc, but it wasn't a co-op with AYK as far as I know. Your car looks pretty awesome actually. Isn't it the one from Markplaats?

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sorry for the late resonse, i have the box, manual and some spare parts. ( ja het is die van marktplaats).
do you have photos of your car? in my manual is the RX-7 is pictured.
​​​​​​​i had contact with Tsukuda toy collectors in Japan but they knew nothing about an Tsukuda rc car...
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Hey, sorry for my late response. I can take some if you want. I was lucky enough to find 2 original, uncracked bodies of the Mazda. My car isn't as good looking as yours, but it's complete. Except for the steering rod that's unfortunately missing. For the rest the car seems exactly the same, but I'll send you some photos tomorrow.
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It seems the Tsukuda car uses wheels and spur gear from the RX1200 which was the first AXK car in 1979.
https://classicrc.wordpress.com/1-12/ayk/rx-1200/
There were other versions of the RX1200 car but I never heard about Tsukuda before. If you have a closer look you can find both cars donīt share more parts. Most parts donīt look same quality as the AYK car. As an example, the AYK uses machined rear axle blocks which are black anodized where the Tsukuda comes with a blanc, folded aluminium plate. AYK never made cheap parts like this for their own cars or the Ishihara R&D line.
But there is another fact. AYK just was a brand name, the main company behind them was Aoyagi Metals Industry who made chassis and parts way before the RC line. So maybe this company made the car or at least some parts for Tsukuda.
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