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arch2b
2012.01.07, 01:17 PM
time to start this year off right. :)

as seen on kyoshosan (http://kyoshosan.blogspot.com/) and rc p sanda (http://rajitensanda.blog73.fc2.com/), were getting some interesting things;
yellow mr-03 chassis set
porsche 906 autoscale
keihin honda hsv autoscale
alice motors evolution 2011 autoscale (not sure this is new)
ma-015 chassis set with kt-18 (readyset minus the autoscale)

B-main
2012.01.07, 01:46 PM
if you look at the yellow mr03 .translated
kyosho will also make it in blue and red with bb and colored diff

WorldClassZ
2012.01.07, 04:02 PM
The Porsche 906 looks beautiful. After the recent Shelby Cobra and Lancia Stratos reissues my cup runneth over.
I can't wait to get my hands on the 906.

lfisminiz
2012.01.07, 07:43 PM
Good stuff! That all yellow chassis would look good with my paint scheme.:D

unearthed name
2012.01.07, 09:16 PM
i want the red chassis. finally different color chassis. grey and black are boring

dirttrackdemon9
2012.01.07, 10:24 PM
They reissued the AC cobra???? Where might info on this be??

WorldClassZ
2012.01.08, 01:10 PM
No idea on info from Kyosho but Hobby-Japan have one on their ebay site all the time lately.

BrandonGR
2012.01.09, 03:18 AM
The limited edition MR-03 looks really nice. Unfortunately, the price tag is around the $350 mark. Personally, I can't justify buying that and then racing/modifying it. I hope to see some with deeper pockets than I, racing them and thrashing them like they were meant to be.

http://www.the-border.com/images/D/04-34.jpg

unearthed name
2012.01.09, 08:03 AM
Looks nice, don't forget the moto racer

arch2b
2012.01.09, 01:49 PM
i agree, the price will ensure it's a small qnty stock product. the higher the entry costs get, the smaller a market they make for themselves. for those with more opinions on pricing and the economics issues, please take it to the recent and ongoing discussion here (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37496).
i happen to like the yellow myself.

lfisminiz
2012.01.09, 07:34 PM
I like the yellow but only if the blank chassis is sold....NOT buying a whole new car!:rolleyes:

Draconious
2012.01.09, 08:07 PM
They should do gold and silver chrome plated chassis... that might catch on more than yellow/red/blue... unless they were red and blue chrome plated ;)

mini-z
2012.01.09, 08:14 PM
yellow mr-03 chassis set

I asked a native speaker from our club to take a look, he translated as follows:

It says,
■MR-03SP Chassis set Releasing March
TX less, Tiki Tik Ver. Yellow.
The Yellow chassis with limited pre-installed options (with LM/MM/RM motor mount)

~~~ picture~~~ it says "spot manufacturing". not saying "limited manufacturing"....

A new released "Tire Gauge" included. You save JPY4,700 compare to buying these options separately.
※A Yellow chassis will be released this year. Black, white, red, yellow and chrome chassis make MR-03 gorgeous.


According the picture, pre-installed options are,
- bearing
- color nylon nuts (gold)
- ball diff. (gold)
- X-speed V motor
- re ar oil damper
- front spring
- setting tie rod
- ball diff. shaft

(thanks Okabe! :) )

I also asked Kyosho for info and they estimated March arrival. :)

unearthed name
2012.01.09, 08:34 PM
tire gauge? anymore info?

mini-z
2012.01.09, 08:39 PM
Well, it at least explains why this pic appeared to suggest that a free plastic Team Orion logo was included! :D

http://blog-imgs-26-origin.fc2.com/r/a/j/rajitensanda/03_20120107141040.jpg

chad508
2012.01.09, 08:41 PM
if you look at the kyoshosan site it is the three sides star piece in the pic with the chassis. just unsure what it does. the half circles cut into it appear to be smaller diameters.

machgo5go
2012.01.09, 08:53 PM
I like the yellow but only if the blank chassis is sold....NOT buying a whole new car!:rolleyes:
You so right Larry!
We racers ends up with only the chassis and board w/ steering servo
since we throw the rest away!;)

lfisminiz
2012.01.09, 10:11 PM
You so right Larry!
We racers ends up with only the chassis and board w/ steering servo
since we throw the rest away!;)

Eddie, you got it! Now if they sell the yellow chassis set only, i might do all my 03 chassis in yellow.;)

GIHOSU
2012.01.10, 11:46 AM
if you look at the kyoshosan site it is the three sides star piece in the pic with the chassis. just unsure what it does. the half circles cut into it appear to be smaller diameters.

I think that is their new tire gauge...

akura2
2012.01.18, 03:46 PM
Wicked bike drifting with the 2012 Mini-Z Moto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWjFds4VY6I&feature=colike

color01
2012.01.18, 06:18 PM
I hope that bike has a gyro in it. :eek: Otherwise all my efforts of the last 6 years have been thoroughly, thoroughly put to shame!

akura2
2012.01.18, 06:52 PM
Yes... that bike has a speed-dependent gyro in it... as the bike slows down the gyro speeds up to maintain the bike's balance... it's in the back wheel

herman
2012.02.02, 05:24 AM
I think that is their new tire gauge...
anybody know the logic behind this and why is it important? :confused:

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32568&stc=1&d=1328178333

color01
2012.02.02, 06:07 AM
For truing your tires. :) F1 gets a true to 26mm I guess, but for AWD and MR01/02/015/03 we know that 22.5-23mm is the sweet-spot starting point for front tires to have good bite without much sidewall folding.

Granted, if you've trued enough tires you don't even care anymore, you know what 23mm looks like just by looking at it lol. I arbitrarily cut a pair of PN 25 slicks for my Box Stock car and mugler measured them while I was gone, yelling "23mm!" at me back from the pits. :D

arch2b
2012.08.04, 02:46 PM
i know atomic is making these as well but here are kyosho's offerings;

Kyosho option (MZW427-15) King pin coil suspension upper plate (MR-03 narrow / 1.5 )
by making simple maintenance up front suspension!
Improved traction in cornering the second half of the caster angle of 1.5 ! (For MR-03 Narrow Type)

Kyosho option (MZW428-15) King pin coil suspension upper plate (MR-03 Wide / 1.5 )
by making simple maintenance up front suspension!
Improved traction in cornering the second half of the caster angle of 1.5 ! (For MR-03 Narrow Type)

Sinister_Y
2012.08.05, 11:43 AM
The tire guage is made for kyosho cup purposes. It was made for race officials to quickly ensure proper tires were being used

arch2b
2012.09.11, 06:12 AM
What are you referring to, the tire gauge?

HaCo
2012.10.11, 12:15 PM
http://blog-imgs-52-origin.fc2.com/r/a/j/rajitensanda/IMG_4758.jpg

Cleaning door on the brushless chassis?

arch2b
2012.10.11, 12:41 PM
maybe the location for attaching the gyro.

arch2b
2012.12.29, 11:34 PM
has anyone heard further mention of a blue chasssis? rc.p.sanda has a picture up of the hinted at chrome chassis (http://blog-imgs-51-origin.fc2.com/r/a/j/rajitensanda/IMG_5525.jpg). anyone know how to find/buy one of these? i'm still looking for the blue chrome chassis parts set as well.

d1nzfe
2012.12.30, 02:40 AM
From my understanding, you need to purchase kyosho F U K 2013M (special 'goodie' bag bundle). Every year they have this and the stuff inside contains stuff they don't sell in retail. :)