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Official Kyosho 1/10 Scale Optima 4WD Buggy - KIT Thread

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  • Official Kyosho 1/10 Scale Optima 4WD Buggy - KIT Thread

    Optima 1/10 Scale 4WD Buggy - KIT from Kyosho - KYO30617B

    Version Info: This buggy is a KIT, and as such will require electronics, paint and other equipment (see Requires below for details).

    The first Optima model was heralded as a technical masterpiece at its release in 1985 and from then, Kyosho has set the standard in R/C development. Memories of the Optima are fresh even after 30 years and its stylish form and ruthlessly efficient performance still resonate amongst modern racing machines. Now the new Optima is ready to continue the battle for racing dominance, embodying the latest in technological evolution but with the distinctive Optima style.

    The narrow backbone shaped chassis provides the platform for optimal geometry with large steering angles and double wishbone suspension with long 35mm suspension stroke. Recreated in the image of the original design, the 4WD chain system is housed inside a sealed compartment and the gears and gearbox at the center of the drive train are equipped with robust metal counter gear pinion and rear diff case. The drive train also features a slipper clutch and precision 48-pitch gear modules that reduce drive loss and fulfill the potential of modern power sources.

    Modern features include the choice of chain drive or belt drive as well as big bore shocks on front and rear that have been recreated in the original Optima colors, plus hex screws. As a true racing partner, the Optima is ready to race again with the latest advancements in driving performance and it is backed by Motion RC's world-renowned customer service and technical support. Drive on!
    Optimal Performance

    The “Optima” name signifies optimal performance. This famous off-road racer is equipped to win in any conditions.
    Condensed 4WD Mechanics

    4WD mechanics are condensed into a narrow open frame chassis 6061T6 aluminum bars (counter sunk).
    Two Drive System

    The two drive system selections are chain drive or belt drive.
    Protection and Control

    The gearbox is equipped with slipper clutch for transmission protection and effective traction control.
    High Efficiency

    Precision 48-pitch gear modules. Sintered alloy gears combined with high impact nylon gears and newly added slipper clutch. This durable design allows efficient power delivery and will cope with the current high power motors.

    Precision 48-pitch gear modules deliver reduced drive loss. Metal rear diff case and metal gears deliver excellent durability.
    Tough Materials

    Glass mixed nylon material used in rigid double wishbone system suspension.
    Diverse Bumpers

    Strong impact-resistant resin bumper. Includes mini bumper suitable for racing and large bumper for sports driving.
    Handy Shock Absorber Tool

    Includes special tool for shock absorbers. Can be used as a 5, 5.5 and a 7mm wrench.
    • The Optima has been updated to meet the demands of the modern off-road racing scene
    • Kit includes pre-assembled gearbox
    • Two drive system selections: chain drive or belt drive
    • Includes special tool for shock absorbers that can be used as a 5, 5.5 and a 7mm wrench
    • Gearbox equipped with slipper clutch for transmission protection and effective traction control
    • Screwed surfaces are countersunk for flat finish
    • Decals included in the kit are diecut. Stretch for easy application and beautiful body finish
    • Kyosho Optima 1/10 Scale 4WD Buggy - KIT
    • Semi Pre-assembled kit (gear box is pre-assembled)
    • Polycarbonate clear body
    • Decals
    • L-shape hex wrench
    • Cross wrench
    • Shock wrench
    • Shock oil
    • Grease
    • Threadlock glue
    • Clear Lexan body

    Model Scale 1/10
    Length 395mm / 15.5in
    Width 240mm / 9.4n
    Height 120mm / 4.7in
    Weight (No Battery) 1600g / 56.4oz
    Wheelbase 260mm / 10.2in
    Ground Clearance N/A
    Body ABS Plastic
    Chassis N/A
    Drivetrain N/A
    Wheel Size (Diameter x Width) N/A
    Wheel Hex Size N/A
    Tire Tread Front: 204mm / Rear: 204mm
    Bushing Material N/A
    Suspension N/A
    Shock Type Oil-Filled
    Transmission N/A
    Gear Pitch N/A
    Internal Gear Ratio 9.24:1
    Final Drive Ratio N/A
    Pinion N/A
    Spur Gear N/A
    Differential N/A
    Ball Bearings N/A
    Brakes N/A
    Electronic Speed Control 45A (required)
    Motor 540 Motor (20T – 27T recommended) (required)
    Battery 7.2V 1800mAh NiMH battery (required)
    Max Battery Dimensions (L x W x H) N/A
    Servos N/A
    Radio Syncro KT-231P+ transmitter
    Lights No
    Sound No
    Water Resistant N/A
    Skill Level Intermediate
    Assembly Time 1+ Hours
    Recommended Environment Offroad