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pchan0
2006.05.18, 12:15 PM
Anyone going to buy this car when it comes out? I'm thinking about it. :)

Sorry for the blurry pictures, but it shows you the inside layout of the car.

ARN
2006.05.18, 01:11 PM
WTH..? what is is? looks a bit top heavy........

imxlr8ed
2006.05.18, 01:42 PM
Boat motor ?... looks interesting. Just waiting for a vid from Kyosho !

fastskater21
2006.05.18, 01:48 PM
WTH..? what is is? looks a bit top heavy........
It looks top heavy beacuse the coponents are in an "exploded view".
Each part is sepparated by little posts and fixtures that hole all the
parts away from the chassis to show case the features. It is common
for viewing booths to do this in the Automotive world from time to time.
The last pic is the most accurate view of the model's proportions.
I cant wait to get some of these for my basement Epoch sized track!!!
WHO HOOOO.

Draconious
2006.05.18, 02:59 PM
whoever took that photo needs to use the macro option on their camera ;) (usualy the little flower icon)

Btman
2006.05.18, 07:28 PM
These photos seem to show that this chassis should be easier to tune/work on compared to an Epoch Indoor Racer. It looks as if the suspension, motor and battery will be much easier to get to. Combine that with 3 pinion gear options and this might take 1/40 ish scale to the next level. I can hardly wait for more info on these. I love this size for indoor/in home racing.

EsEmMods
2006.05.18, 09:03 PM
Wow thats small.

LBRC
2006.05.18, 09:39 PM
pchan0 thanks for the photos.


These photos seem to show that this chassis should be easier to tune/work on compared to an Epoch Indoor Racer. It looks as if the suspension, motor and battery will be much easier to get to.

Not so from what I saw at RCX stock the Epoch gets the edge on handling and definitely ease of suspension adjustment. With a Spec-2 you just unscrew the bottom suspension access panel for quick and easy front suspension access, this is like a Mini-Z where you have to remove the C-clips then carefully pull up down the king pins. As for the rear there is no comparison since the Epoch has an adjustable rear suspension tuned with a single screw and the option of stiffer springs while the LIT is again a Mini-Z where your only option is to replace the suspension plate then try to dampen it with something. As for modding mostly because of the sealed battery and how it installs battery mods are still require chassis modification.

The improvements I see are in the wheels that look like they will have a ball bearing option, the Mini-Z type screws for motor changes without soldering, and maybe the circuit board computer interface (have to wait and see about that one so far it’s just claims made on paper) other than those it looks very much like a tall Epoch.

herman
2006.05.19, 12:51 AM
use the macro option on their camera shouldn't it be micro option??? :D

herman
2006.05.19, 12:54 AM
kinda interesting... anybody know what scale it is? is it anything like the epoch's 1/48's
would kinda be interesting to see how the two perform against each other... thanks for any reply... :D

EnTg888
2006.05.19, 01:12 AM
Correct me if i'm wrong, but I believe they are 1/28 scale models of very small European and Japanese cars... making them about 1/32 scale.

LBRC
2006.05.19, 01:13 AM
kinda interesting... anybody know what scale it is? is it anything like the epoch's 1/48's
would kinda be interesting to see how the two perform against each other... thanks for any reply... :D
Specs listed here are from the kyosho 2006 Summer flyer/catalog. (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21571&page=2) I’s pretty much the same length and width as the Epoch only the wheels are taller and it sits a bit higher. Would call it a true 1/32 scale for the Daihatsu and Fiat bodies.

SteinR
2006.05.19, 07:44 AM
Here are more pictures from the show, including mr-02 LM500 and Jagermeister Porsche 934 & 935:

http://www.pro-s-futaba.co.jp/hsphoto/hs-2.htm

arch2b
2006.05.19, 08:18 PM
that is the 1st i've seen of the orange porsche's, very nice. lots of these new autoscales will end up in my collection :) even the jpn armoured half eight vehicle cover/wheels

lfisminiz
2006.05.19, 10:38 PM
Nice find. Ill need to build more shelves for the autoscales!! :D

Donut
2006.05.19, 11:39 PM
ML-01/ascs
http://www.geocities.jp/hobbyshows/japan/shizuoka/rc/04.htm

More ascs
http://www.geocities.jp/hobbyshows/japan/shizuoka/rc/05.htm

Mini-Z boats and F1 white bodies
http://www.geocities.jp/hobbyshows/japan/shizuoka/rc/06.htm

HaCo
2006.05.20, 07:24 AM
Thank you for the links, very cool bodies!! I want that white Lancia :D :D

pchan0
2006.05.20, 11:25 AM
How about a short clip of them running? :cool:

http://www.kimihiko-yano.net/Movie5/P5191010.MOV

http://www.kimihiko-yano.net/Movie5/P5191021.MOV

T Man
2006.05.20, 05:07 PM
Thanks for the videos pchan. Those things are a lot faster than I thought they would be!

Roketmini
2006.05.21, 08:26 PM
I want that blue AWD Subaru!!! The Nitro Mini-Inferno looks cool too. Thanks!

herman
2006.05.21, 11:56 PM
How about a short clip of them running?
wholly smokes batman.... man they are definitely faster than they look... now this has sparked my interest... smaller and going smaller...

hmmm looking at the tech specs from other thread c/o lbrc...

•Advanced micro mechanics compressed into a minute 65mm wheelbase (FIAT 500) of the fully factory-assembled high performance chassis.
•True to the MINI-Z's uncompromising standards for scale detail and form.
•Installed with high performance FM frequency BET band R/C system.
•Charge for 15 minutes to produce about 10 minutes of run time.
•6 x AA-size batteries (sold separately) for the battery charger produce about 30 charge cycles.
•Built-in electronic speed controller produces power output equivalent to the MINI-Z.
•Onboard I.C.S. can be connected to a PC for setting adjustments (requires optional software).
•Equipped with servo saver as standard.
•Newly developed two-piece wheels protect the wheel nuts, which can be easily removed or Installed.
•Numerous optional upgrade parts are scheduled for release.

Technical Data
•Length 100mm (3.94 in.)
•Width: 48-S2mm (2 in.)
•Ground Clearance 3.Smm (0.14 in)
•Wheelbase 6S-78mm (2.56-307 in.)
•Gear Ratio: 5.16, 4.43, 3.78: 1
•Weight 100g (3.53 oz) (approx)
•Motor: SHO30-class

Ready Set Contents
•Fully assembled chassis with R/C unit installed
•Painted plastic body complete with all markings
•Installed R/C system with wheel-type transmitter
•4.8V-150mAh NiMH battery pack
•Quick charger with timer
•Pinion Gear (61; 7T. 8T) *Wheel Wrench
•8 x AA-size batteries for transmitter and 6 x AA-size batteries for charger are sold separately.

pretty cool... my comments...

body...
they should've thought of a much better looking body...

batts...
4.8V-150mAh NiMH battery pack... hmm no li-po/li-ion... they could've also thought of a much higher capacity battery... i wish they should've included or integrated a quick charger to charge the battery pack...

overall...
it looks kinda promising... offering "high performance FM frequency BET band R/C system... Built-in electronic speed controller produces power output equivalent to the MINI-Z..." definitely better electronics (i guess it would eventually shift to fm) and with the power output equivalent to the mini-z, while pushing an approximate weight of 100g (3.53 oz)... this thing will indeed go fast...

now if they can have one in the market so we can test them... :D

marc
2006.06.12, 12:09 PM
wholly smokes batman.... man they are definitely faster than they look... now this has sparked my interest... smaller and going smaller...

hmmm looking at the tech specs from other thread c/o lbrc...

•Advanced micro mechanics compressed into a minute 65mm wheelbase (FIAT 500) of the fully factory-assembled high performance chassis.
•True to the MINI-Z's uncompromising standards for scale detail and form.
•Installed with high performance FM frequency BET band R/C system.
•Charge for 15 minutes to produce about 10 minutes of run time.
•6 x AA-size batteries (sold separately) for the battery charger produce about 30 charge cycles.
•Built-in electronic speed controller produces power output equivalent to the MINI-Z.
•Onboard I.C.S. can be connected to a PC for setting adjustments (requires optional software).
•Equipped with servo saver as standard.
•Newly developed two-piece wheels protect the wheel nuts, which can be easily removed or Installed.
•Numerous optional upgrade parts are scheduled for release.

Technical Data
•Length 100mm (3.94 in.)
•Width: 48-S2mm (2 in.)
•Ground Clearance 3.Smm (0.14 in)
•Wheelbase 6S-78mm (2.56-307 in.)
•Gear Ratio: 5.16, 4.43, 3.78: 1
•Weight 100g (3.53 oz) (approx)
•Motor: SHO30-class

Ready Set Contents
•Fully assembled chassis with R/C unit installed
•Painted plastic body complete with all markings
•Installed R/C system with wheel-type transmitter
•4.8V-150mAh NiMH battery pack
•Quick charger with timer
•Pinion Gear (61; 7T. 8T) *Wheel Wrench
•8 x AA-size batteries for transmitter and 6 x AA-size batteries for charger are sold separately.

pretty cool... my comments...

body...
they should've thought of a much better looking body...

batts...
4.8V-150mAh NiMH battery pack... hmm no li-po/li-ion... they could've also thought of a much higher capacity battery... i wish they should've included or integrated a quick charger to charge the battery pack...

overall...
it looks kinda promising... offering "high performance FM frequency BET band R/C system... Built-in electronic speed controller produces power output equivalent to the MINI-Z..." definitely better electronics (i guess it would eventually shift to fm) and with the power output equivalent to the mini-z, while pushing an approximate weight of 100g (3.53 oz)... this thing will indeed go fast...

now if they can have one in the market so we can test them... :D

These babies need a lithium battery upgrade! And a 1970 Honda Z body, I'm up for a few.

Cheezman
2006.07.25, 08:55 PM
Correct me if i'm wrong, but I believe they are 1/28 scale models of very small European and Japanese cars... making them about 1/32 scale.

Yes, they are still 1/28th scale. The real versions of these cars are quite small. If you put a Copen next to a Skyline in real life, then put a Copen next to a Skyline Mini-Z, you will see that they are pretty close in size (mini-z to mini-z, real car to real car).

The real Copen has a wheelbase of 2230mm, devide that by 28 you get 79mm, according to Kyosho the wheel base is "approximately 100mm". So, I rest my case. Those numbers are spitting close to each other.

http://www.daihatsu.com.au/daihatsu04/spec...53D1432,00.html (http://www.daihatsu.com.au/daihatsu04/specificationresult/0,3855,subId%253D1439%2526gradeId%253D234%2526thir dId%253D1468%2526sectionId%253D1432,00.html)

Lionblade
2006.07.25, 09:57 PM
A G'ZOX 350Z?! :eek:

I must have it.

ruf
2006.07.27, 12:36 PM
Lionblade - you are required by law to fwd me all full-size pictures of your avatars! :p

briankstan
2006.07.27, 01:56 PM
A G'ZOX 350Z?! :eek:

I must have it.


here is mine

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/Public/Gzox_003.jpg

marc
2006.07.27, 04:23 PM
I want that red Countach LP 500! Yea baby! About flipping time!

MINIz guy11
2006.07.27, 05:20 PM
wow that 350z is nice! i really like the sound of the ML-01 now. maybe this instead of a MA-010?

Lionblade
2006.07.27, 05:49 PM
Lionblade - you are required by law to fwd me all full-size pictures of your avatars! :p

Haha, that one's Haruhari Suzimiya (The Melancholy of Haruhari Suzimiya....a surprisingly good anime). And you'd defnitiely like the boobies in the full-sized picture. :D


@Briankstan - Wow, it's definitely a great looking body...but I'm concerned it'd be difficult to spot of RCP. If you've raced this one, how's the sight?

briankstan
2006.07.27, 06:44 PM
Haha, that one's Haruhari Suzimiya (The Melancholy of Haruhari Suzimiya....a surprisingly good anime). And you'd defnitiely like the boobies in the full-sized picture. :D


@Briankstan - Wow, it's definitely a great looking body...but I'm concerned it'd be difficult to spot of RCP. If you've raced this one, how's the sight?


I don't plan on racing this body. the pictures don't do it justice because they don't show the chrome parts. this body is chromed like the G'zox NSX body and won't work with the Core Timing system because of the chrome finish. It's a beautiful body. it should be easy to see with the bright orange colors on it.

lfisminiz
2006.07.27, 09:19 PM
Where did you get it. I dont remember seeing it? :confused:

briankstan
2006.07.28, 01:27 AM
Where did you get it. I dont remember seeing it? :confused:

They are currently only available in Japan, I think they will hit the states in the next month or 2. I got mine off ebay. shipping wasn't expensive,but the wait was long. (1 month).

There is an autoscale on ebay right now item # 270012481949. although I have seen them cheaper.

I got the RTR as I wanted the chassis with the upgraded fets. :D

MINIz guy11
2006.07.28, 12:00 PM
hey brian, have you tested your car on the speed checker yet? when i first got my upgraded fet one, it went 29kph stock. now it only goes 25kph with a speedy 05bb, bearings and the same 8 tooth. thaat happen to you?

briankstan
2006.07.28, 12:02 PM
hey brian, have you tested your car on the speed checker yet? when i first got my upgraded fet one, it went 29kph stock. now it only goes 25kph with a speedy 05bb, bearings and the same 8 tooth. thaat happen to you?

Sorry, I don't have a speed checker to test it on.