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imxlr8ed
2010.10.29, 08:45 PM
Well, I guess racing only once a month nowadays is paying off because it allows my bodies to last longer! ;)

Would love to get an Audi or even another 599 but there's no way to justify buying a new body. The magic is getting lost in my book... I remember when new AutoScales were on sale for $15-$20 here and there, and it was amazing to see the amount of detail that could be in my hands for such a low price.

Not too sure where this is all going lately, but with rumours of high cost Brushless Zs, and then to see the KIY controllers with those big numbers, and KT18s that breakdown but still cost $60 used... seems like they are trying to price many people out of the game.

(could just be paranoia though :eek: )

arch2b
2012.01.07, 12:17 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)

ChiMiniRc
2012.01.10, 10:47 AM
Part #MZP035-801YH on Ebay.


New way to sell autoscales?
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk193/Greg_Zielinski/Newautscalepackaging.jpg

If it's a discounted way to get a prepped body and usable tires (20 rear, 30 front) and we can get them for $35 stateside, I'm psyched.

Then just sell a display chassis and case as a seperate part.

chad508
2012.01.10, 10:54 AM
with white bodies pushing $30 although the nissan 390 is $32. i doubt we will ever see a $35 auto scale. i bet they will go up from the $55 price they are now.

arch2b
2012.01.10, 11:57 AM
makes sense that they get rid of the added plastics of the display case that also add weight. i don't mind the new packaging at all.
any talk of lower prices is wasted space. it's simply not going to happen. further cost issues can be discussed in the economics thread i linked to previously.

kyoshosan
2012.01.10, 07:26 PM
Part #MZP035-801YH on Ebay.
New way to sell autoscales?
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk193/Greg_Zielinski/Newautscalepackaging.jpg

Actually no, This is how kyosho sells some autoscale bodies on hobby shows in Japan. Takes less space to sell bodies like this than in traditional boxes ;-p

BrandonGR
2012.01.11, 03:06 AM
You can get new autoscales for 35-40 dollars from Japan. This is the way to go if you want to order multiple bodies to save on shipping.

arch2b
2012.01.31, 07:14 AM
noticed the 2003 supra white bodies are hitting stores now! always liked this one but surprised you don't see it much on the track.

arch2b
2012.02.04, 07:49 PM
so, what are the thoughts on the new porsche 906? i have to say i've been waiting for the stock style steel wheels for ages, even went as far as designing a set which never went to prototyping. these appear to be classic or maybe lm?

herman
2012.02.06, 08:43 PM
from the pics of the actual car, and of the actual autoscale... i'm thinking that they might just be 90mm with little or no offset rims.... just guessing and i could be wrong though... :D

rims look kinda cool... i might want an extra set for a project... :D

chad508
2012.02.06, 09:06 PM
Kyoshosan site shows it as a 03n rm.

Zino
2012.02.15, 11:46 AM
Porsche 906 №8 Japan GP 1967 (32714T, 86mm)
http://www.mini-z.ru/wp-content/gallery/body/porsche_906_no8_japan_gp_1967-(32714T-86mm).jpg (http://www.mini-z.ru/collection_mini-z/)

Mini Cooper S JSW Metallic Green (MZP127MG, 90mm)
http://www.mini-z.ru/wp-content/gallery/body/mini_cooper_s_metallic_green_jcw.jpg (http://www.mini-z.ru/collection_mini-z/)

Nissan GT-R R35 Safety Car (MZP411SC-B, 94mm) & Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2008 (MZP414MB-B, 90mm)
http://www.mini-z.ru/wp-content/gallery/2012/02/2012-02-15/new-bodys.jpg (http://www.mini-z.ru/collection_mini-z/)

... and Full collection Mini-Z (501 body) (http://www.mini-z.ru/collection_mini-z/)

wwwace
2012.02.18, 03:22 PM
.......Is there any news when the MZP218RG Honda HSV "Raybrig" will be available ?
According to the Kyosho website the release would have been in December 2011. Have there any being advertised and actually sold yet ?

Cheers
Werner

180SX SR20
2012.02.22, 06:16 AM
.......Is there any news when the MZP218RG Honda HSV "Raybrig" will be available ?
According to the Kyosho website the release would have been in December 2011. Have there any being advertised and actually sold yet ?

Cheers
Werner

its already out. I have bought the MR-03 Chassis/ASC set. I haven't seen the ASC out. I'm now waiting for the Keihin HSV.

herman
2012.03.09, 02:24 AM
just saw this from the kyosho site (http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rc/detail.html?product_id=108572)...

Porshe906 # 8 Technical Data
Length 153.0mm
Width 68.0mm
Total height 40.0mm
Chassis Type MR-03N-RM
Wheelbase 86.0mm
Tread (F / R) 56.5mm/56.5mm
Tires (F / R) Φ25.0mm × 8.5mm/Φ25.0mm × 8.5mm
Gross weight 130g

also saw zino's post, confirming that this is a short wheelbase car...
sounds kinda fun...

arch2b
2012.03.09, 06:52 AM
that has got to affect sales. you just don't see many 86mm races at all. i'm game and already have a chassis just for short wheelbase :p it's a great looking car.

herman
2012.03.13, 03:50 AM
yeah.... to my knowledge, prior to this, kyosho only produced 2 autoscales... lancia stratos and the porsche 934 and now they have this new one... would love to see a race with all the three...

herman
2012.03.13, 05:00 AM
hmm... not exactly an autoscale... :D just found some pics of the whitebody... from here (http://ameblo.jp/kyoshoblog/archive1-201203.html)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32726&stc=1&d=1331632645

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32727&stc=1&d=1331632645

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32728&stc=1&d=1331632645

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32729&stc=1&d=1331632674

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32730&stc=1&d=1331632820

herman
2012.03.13, 05:04 AM
more pics...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32731&stc=1&d=1331632933

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32732&stc=1&d=1331632960

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32733&stc=1&d=1331633061

180SX SR20
2012.04.17, 03:45 AM
that has got to affect sales. you just don't see many 86mm races at all. i'm game and already have a chassis just for short wheelbase :p it's a great looking car.

I'd like to try out the 86mm wheelbase too, not to mention that the 906 looks awesome!

arch2b
2012.04.17, 05:49 AM
Kyosho noted this would be a simultaneous release of autos ale and white body. I look forward to the white body. I keep a chassis just for short wheelbase cars. If they are out in japan, should be here shortly. There is typically a lag of up to a month.

machgo5go
2012.04.25, 09:37 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/KYOSHO-Mini-Z-MZP218KH-KEIHIN-MZP218RG-RAYBRIG-Limited-Body-set-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqZ,!pgE9eOFM7E+BPl9CIP4)w~~60_57.JPG
Can't believe people in Japan is jacking it up to $300 bucks for both
since it is JDM release only!

Chicken Little
2012.04.26, 07:27 AM
^^^ Does Maj have em? Any F430 ASC in stock?

herman
2012.04.27, 01:20 AM
just saw this pic from the rcp sanda site...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32852&stc=1&d=1335507400

didn't seem like anything new till i saw the case...
not really a new autoscale... but probably looks like a re-release of the takata nsx?
i kinda remember that being a mr02...

herman
2012.04.27, 01:36 AM
again from the rcpsanda site...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32853&stc=1&d=1335507865
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32854&stc=1&d=1335508071

no pictures... but i can read the ff...

dws audi r8 lms awd ma015 asf
honda nsx 2002 (could this be the re release of the takata nsx?)
there's a wrc2008 too... hope it's a new one...

herman
2012.04.27, 01:43 AM
note... not quite an autoscale... but i also read...
ducati team demosedici gp11 no46 (rossi's bike)...

imxlr8ed
2012.04.27, 02:37 PM
Audi R8 LMS?... wonder what scheme?

http://www.ausringers.com/images/24h/2009-Audi-R8-LMS-N24-01.jpg

xmodcanuck
2012.04.27, 08:21 PM
again from the rcpsanda site...

there's a wrc2008 too... hope it's a new one...

The WRC2008 is the same as the current white and black, only this one is plain blue. No rally graphics like the current blue one.

http://kyoshosan.blogspot.ca/2012/01/new-mini-z-blue-subaru-wrc-asc.html

arch2b
2012.04.28, 08:17 PM
wow, the rs8 looks HOT!

not sure i dig the big wing on the enzo gt.

machgo5go
2012.04.29, 06:54 AM
^^^ Does Maj have em? Any F430 ASC in stock?Last time I checked, Maj did stock the New White F430GT so better call him if it is still available.

180SX SR20
2012.04.30, 11:20 PM
I hope they have these still in stock. It may be my first 86mm chassis.

http://www.hs-tamtam.co.jp/item-62193.html

180SX SR20
2012.04.30, 11:33 PM
just saw this pic from the rcp sanda site...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32852&stc=1&d=1335507400

didn't seem like anything new till i saw the case...
not really a new autoscale... but probably looks like a re-release of the takata nsx?
i kinda remember that being a mr02...

Awww man, I think it is a re-release. There's an AMG Mercedes at my LHS just like that one, should I pick it up? I'd buy it if its starting to get hard to find.

herman
2012.05.01, 11:18 PM
dws audi r8 lms pic (from rcp sanda)... looks pretty cool... can't wait for livery versions

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32864&stc=1&d=1335932061

unearthed name
2012.05.01, 11:33 PM
hmmmm, iron man's audi

machgo5go
2012.05.02, 06:27 AM
http://blog-imgs-52-origin.fc2.com/r/a/j/rajitensanda/19_20120429162111.jpg
I do hope this 2002 NSX-R handles better then previous one. Looks good but too long tail so it was just all over the place.
It end up back into the ASC box!

By the way, Audi R8 LMS looks 94 mm? Need something new more competitive handling then F360/430GT

Cherub1m
2012.05.04, 11:11 PM
Very nice. I hope its 94mm I can just drop it on my AWD and be ready to hit the carpet:D

180SX SR20
2012.05.10, 09:38 AM
again from the rcpsanda site...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32853&stc=1&d=1335507865
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32854&stc=1&d=1335508071

no pictures... but i can read the ff...

dws audi r8 lms awd ma015 asf
honda nsx 2002 (could this be the re release of the takata nsx?)
there's a wrc2008 too... hope it's a new one...

The Honda NSX 2002 is a white NSX with these kind of headlights.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/PhaseDC5/24015.jpg

and the other NSX is just red in color.

herman
2012.05.11, 03:48 AM
more pics of the porsche 906

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32887&stc=1&d=1336726016

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32888&stc=1&d=1336726016

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32889&stc=1&d=1336726016

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32890&stc=1&d=1336726090

machgo5go
2012.05.11, 05:29 AM
Show us the aftermath pictures of the Battlescare from RCP's barrier.
I don't think these front winglets have a chance!

new2miniz
2012.05.14, 10:12 AM
porsche 906's available on *bay now. tempted to buy them....

arch2b
2012.05.14, 12:26 PM
Show us the aftermath pictures of the Battlescare from RCP's barrier.
I don't think these front winglets have a chance!

they don't stand a chance against any barrier, not exclusive to RCP. not the first autoscale with front splitters, or whatever the term is for them, that are as likely to stay on as mirrors.:rolleyes: lets just hope the front end has enough integrity to remain durable when they are gone. your more likely to loose them in a collision with another car in my opinion.

i'd hope to buy them as well but the current price point ensure i will not, unless they go on sale or i get a BIG discount.

marc
2012.05.14, 12:55 PM
That 906 is tempting, but lets see if I really get back into racing or not. Right now trying to lesson the amount of junk in the house. Too many toy's!

Mrs Mini-Z
2012.05.17, 12:12 PM
Hey All,
Just wanted to post a few "real" pictures of the Kyosho Mini-Z Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2011 Kyosho Alice Motors MA-010 Fine Hand Polished AutoScale Body - Limited Edition (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=21980&cat=0&page=1&featured). Of course the graphics on the car are cool, but the packaging is unique too. :cool:

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1419/medium/MZP409A2_1.jpg


http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1419/medium/MZP409A2_2.jpg

arch2b
2012.05.21, 07:04 AM
those images don't seem to be working...

marc
2012.05.21, 10:19 AM
Hey All,
Just wanted to post a few "real" pictures of the Kyosho Mini-Z Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2011 Kyosho Alice Motors MA-010 Fine Hand Polished AutoScale Body - Limited Edition (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=21980&cat=0&page=1&featured). Of course the graphics on the car are cool, but the packaging is unique too. :cool:

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1419/medium/MZP409A2_1.jpg


http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1419/medium/MZP409A2_2.jpg

First time I've seen a colored display stand! And factory as well! :D

herman
2012.05.21, 10:26 PM
from the shizuoka show... i believe that there are three versions... with different packaging as well.... :D source: http://www.rctech.com.tw/

er my bad... looking at other pictures... i think i may have been mistaken... don't think these are autoscales.... upon further inspection... i kinda see "1:43" so these are most likely are static models... wish they'd come out with autoscale versions as well...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32906&stc=1&d=1337657081

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32907&stc=1&d=1337657081

machgo5go
2012.05.21, 10:44 PM
those images don't seem to be working...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mL1_K-53Y08/T7b_zYtWJ9I/AAAAAAAARPM/uNWkCHNHDWY/s640/PHOTO014.jpg
Can't wait to track this! Better be at least 94 mm-98 mm.

herman
2012.05.21, 10:49 PM
click pic to see the details

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32912&stc=1&d=1337658716 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=433249#post433249)

herman
2012.05.21, 10:58 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mL1_K-53Y08/T7b_zYtWJ9I/AAAAAAAARPM/uNWkCHNHDWY/s640/PHOTO014.jpg
Can't wait to track this! Better be at least 94 mm-98 mm.

if i'm not mistaken i believe its 98mm

herman
2012.05.22, 01:25 AM
faintly says 98mm on spec sheet behind the chassis... :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32916&stc=1&d=1337667839

d1nzfe
2012.05.22, 02:47 AM
and i thought the 1:1 comparsion wheelbase of f430 and r8 are only x0mm difference only :confused:

hrdrvr
2012.05.22, 11:10 AM
I thought it would be 94mm as well, based on 1:1 scale. That brings up another question. When did Kyosho start making a 98mm AWD? Is the DWS 98mm compatible?

Slubben
2012.05.22, 11:21 AM
That's awesome that it's 98mm!!

d1nzfe
2012.05.22, 11:28 AM
i think DWS chassis all can stretch to 98mm...
Quoted from their site,Specs:
27T, 29T, 31T spur gears for M, L and LL wheelbases respectively
:)

herman
2012.05.23, 06:26 AM
When did Kyosho start making a 98mm AWD?
i think they made their own rear end version a while back... the orange version if i remember it right...

the one in the pic is all black... and i believe that this is supposed to go with the audi r8lms...

Pierro
2012.05.23, 02:12 PM
Wow! 98mm? I though from the pic of the bottom of the chassis it would be 94.

I'm also rather impressed by the offset of the wheels. 4.5 and 2mm. That's the most wide offset kyosho has made on the AWD wheels if I'm correct.

arch2b
2012.05.23, 04:43 PM
yes, i believe 4.5mm would be a new record. i believe 3mm was previously. in the old days, it was the c5-r.

Cherub1m
2012.05.23, 08:32 PM
98mm...oh well, I am still getting one (for sometime that's all I ran 98mm but went 94mm and haven't been able to go back)

Well, if they make the R8LMS 98mm then they should re-make the Audi TT but the DTM version into 94mm :D

herman
2012.05.24, 01:53 AM
some more pics...

Is the DWS 98mm compatible?
not actually an autoscale but kinda related...
anybody know how this works?
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32918&stc=1&d=1337842139
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32919&stc=1&d=1337842189

d1nzfe
2012.05.24, 05:17 AM
I guess that part is for caster adjusting?

arch2b
2012.07.11, 04:41 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mL1_K-53Y08/T7b_zYtWJ9I/AAAAAAAARPM/uNWkCHNHDWY/s640/PHOTO014.jpg
Can't wait to track this! Better be at least 94 mm-98 mm.

just got notice, the audi is available for retailers to purchase tomorrow (u.s.)! also available tomorrow are the porsche 906 white bodies.

kyoshosan
2012.07.11, 06:08 PM
Kyosho is finally releasing a Citroen WRC Car!! The Seb. Loeb DS3:

http://kyoshosan.blogspot.ca/2012/07/extra-extra-new-mini-z-ds3-wrc-seb-loeb.html

arch2b
2012.07.11, 06:41 PM
no one catch the 'driving experience' audi and nsx jpn police livery? ;)

color01
2012.07.12, 12:06 AM
Nope, too busy looking at that 78.00mm front and rear width on the Audi. How'd they come up with that number from the wheel offset? Is that the actual dimensions of the shell? If so, looks like we've got a new toy to try out in Mod.

+4W rear? :D

Felix2010
2012.07.16, 08:20 PM
That Audi looks so like a great MOD body... Wide and stable, even Wider stance than Mosler? I'ma have to give this a try I think (Outlaw racing @home track) :D

machgo5go
2012.07.17, 10:55 PM
That Audi looks so like a great MOD body... Wide and stable, even Wider stance than Mosler? I'ma have to give this a try I think (Outlaw racing @home track) :D
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aQBLKtbUNBI/T_-bLbqJzyI/AAAAAAAASiU/pkSegkT1JsY/s640/f6b027e5a1008d72c53ced06b1300e3f.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_W8JpUiqnbQ/T_-bJUhZZcI/AAAAAAAASh8/I0_AW0rk3jo/s640/044c523759256c95d54eabb2daa25cbd.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vtlLk_tYWA8/T_-bJl3m4-I/AAAAAAAASiE/oe5x43IiJCk/s640/376212_381019405286612_1712731495_n.jpg

yahuzz
2012.07.18, 10:43 AM
Hi guys...
Audi R8 isn't wider than Mosler...
but more incredible is this body comes with +4,5 front offset and +2.2 rear offset!!! yes... that's true!!!!

here a picture of mine:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/558207_10150959395856025_1411406099_n.jpg

Under the body there's my MR03 with setup i'm currently using with my Mosler... in this picture i'm using offset +3/+3... no problems!!!!
my earlier test said very good stability and better in handling than Mosler... really....
I need to do more test on it... but guys, i really really love it!!!!!

arch2b
2012.07.18, 12:51 PM
can't wait for the unpainted bodies! sorry, not paying the going rate for a finished autoscale anymore.

machgo5go
2012.07.18, 10:45 PM
I wonder how fragile is the rear wing when it traction rolls!
Even at +3 all the way around, we tend to push it over the limit for sure.:D

herman
2012.07.19, 12:37 AM
thanks for sharing the pics... i think those rims look a lot better than the original ones... since you're using +3 rears, i'm wondering if anything rubs under the body back there since the original rims are +2.2? looks like a pretty interesting body... :D

yahuzz
2012.07.19, 04:00 AM
absolutely not!
i'm currently using a very soft tplate... anyway nothing is rubbing under the body... there's enough clearance for complete movement!
Rear wing seems to be strong enough... my car overtuned two times when i pushed it to the limit, but rear wing is still there! :)

this night i'll make other tests also comparing it to my Mosler... i'll try also to make a video to share with you!
byez

Felix2010
2012.07.19, 07:36 AM
machgo5go - That Audi Race body is beautiful. Thanks for the pics.:)

yahuzz - That Audi with those wheels looks sick and those rims add to the appeal of the stock silver/gray. Very nice:)

chad508
2012.07.19, 08:52 AM
when you say +4.5 front isnt that on the awd chassis. so it would really be +2.5 on an 03 correct

yahuzz
2012.07.19, 09:39 AM
Yes Chad... i'm talking about original offset for AWD... i dunno if it can be compared to mr02/mr03 offset numbers....

Rims in the picture are the orginial Ferrari 599XX ;)

lfisminiz
2012.07.19, 11:17 AM
Very HOT body!:eek: Looks like a good racer.....like arch said...white bodies...;):):D

chad508
2012.07.19, 02:58 PM
come on larry yu know you got a couple already

lfisminiz
2012.07.19, 03:37 PM
Didn't see any ....yet.;)

yahuzz
2012.07.20, 04:02 AM
Guys... only two words: absolutely amazing!!!!

Yesterday night we had last race of our Stock Championship... Before and after race i did several test on this great body.
In first 4 laps i had track lap record!!!!
Mosler is like tank if compared to R8 agility in corner...
Handling is much better and also stability is great. It gives really feelings that car makes what i want, again more than mosler!
I think Kyosho really made a great body and weight is well distributed; the longer front makes easy to go fast into corners, and overall behaviour is great!

I started to make some test with PN70 comparing times with all the others and as i said my car was the fastest on the track, where previous lap record was mine!

Then i putted on PN50 'cause i wanted to push it up a little more and feelings were also better!!!!

As promised, here there's a video for you... i shot the video and my friend was running with PN70...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UA4YB38kOQ&feature=g-upl

bye!
Davide

Slubben
2012.07.20, 09:10 AM
When will the Audi be available in the states. Anyone know?

WhiteCharisma
2012.07.25, 03:18 PM
I've been dreaming about Kyosho making these until now. They are out in Japan for now, just can't wait for it to be in the USA... pictures are from rakutenmodel and are not mine, wanted to share because I'm excited for them!!

MZP132W ASC MR-03N-RM Honda NSX-R 2002 White
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/xXWhiteCharismaXx/mini-znsx-r2002.jpg

MZP131R
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/ad140/xXWhiteCharismaXx/mini-znsxred.jpg

Now they just have to make a stock body Toyota Supra and I'll be a happy camper haha

arch2b
2012.07.25, 03:36 PM
When will the Audi be available in the states. Anyone know?jpn wbsite says 7/2012 so should be august for u.s., were usually a month behind

Mrs Mini-Z
2012.07.25, 03:59 PM
jpn wbsite says 7/2012 so should be august for u.s., were usually a month behind

No firm date from Kyosho yet on the Audi AutoScale, but we do have the Kyosho Mini-Z MA-015 DWS Audi R8 LMS Tx-Less Body and Chassis Set (2.4GHz ASF) with Chase Mode - Silver (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=22070&cat=0&page=1&featured) in stock and ready to ship at shop.tinyrc.com. :)

arch2b
2012.07.25, 05:08 PM
just saw the shipping notice, kyosho usa ships 7/26 and includes;
MZP131R-B HONDA NSX Formula Red
MZP218EP-B EPSON HSV-010 2010
MZP419S-B Audi R8 LMS (for Mini-Z AWD)

i had thought whitebodies were being simultaneously released but looks like they are not.

machgo5go
2012.07.25, 06:19 PM
Kyosho America on FB claims red Audi LMS due out next month.

arch2b
2012.07.31, 09:17 PM
any other reports of the performance of the r8 from EU or Asia where these autoscales are already available?

Mrs Mini-Z
2012.08.01, 07:14 AM
The Audi Silver AutoScale (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=22103&cat=516&page=1), Epson HSV-010 AutoScale (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=22104&cat=516&page=1) and the Formula Red NSX (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=22105&cat=516&page=1) will all arrive shop tomorrow and you can pre-order (http://shop.tinyrc.com/home.php?cat=516) them today. (at $5 off retail!) :)


No firm date from Kyosho yet on the Audi AutoScale, but we do have the Kyosho Mini-Z MA-015 DWS Audi R8 LMS Tx-Less Body and Chassis Set (2.4GHz ASF) with Chase Mode - Silver (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=22070&cat=0&page=1&featured) in stock and ready to ship at shop.tinyrc.com. :)

herman
2012.09.06, 02:37 AM
this thing just popped up on rcpsanda...

can anybody confirm if this is a new body coming out? from the pic, i can only make out mr03 n (narrow?) rm (rear mount?)
can't read japanese... looks like the lotus exige cup 260

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33164&stc=1&d=1346916978

arch2b
2012.09.06, 06:49 AM
Nice! good to see the r8 countered with a shorter wheelbase supercar. assuming this is 94mm which i'm guess it is as an mr-03n body. 90mm would make it just as interesting though as it enters most shortwheelbase classes.

HaCo
2012.09.06, 12:50 PM
Nice one...

d1nzfe
2012.09.07, 07:50 AM
finally my wish come true....
Heard there's FT86 too..

Cherub1m
2012.09.08, 07:14 PM
Looks nice. If they make it a 90mm WB then man they got to make a longer (94mm) Audi TT :D

kyoshosan
2012.09.10, 09:04 AM
The new Lotus Exige ASC (http://kyoshosan.blogspot.ca/2012/09/new-mini-z-lotus-exige.html)

arch2b
2012.09.10, 09:40 AM
nice pictures :p any notice of wheelbase/offsets?

looks like were getting re-releases of some other classic bodies as well.

herman
2012.09.10, 10:24 PM
saw those pics too... thanks for sharing...
from the looks of it 90? but might be 94... wishing it was 86... lol :D

WorldClassZ
2012.09.11, 06:50 PM
Kyosho is finally releasing a Citroen WRC Car!! The Seb. Loeb DS3:

http://kyoshosan.blogspot.ca/2012/07/extra-extra-new-mini-z-ds3-wrc-seb-loeb.html

Want! Want bad. When does i hit the retail stores and where's the best place for a Canuck to shop for one?

kyoshosan
2012.09.11, 10:48 PM
It will be released this month but only with the AWD Chassis. The ASC only will probably come in October/November:
Citroen DS3 WRC (http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rc/detail.html?product_id=109221)

The best place in Canada is MC3 Shop (http://www.minicarclubofcanada.com/) in Toronto.

color01
2012.09.12, 02:03 AM
That Exige has to be 90mm or below, given the dimensions of the real car! Maybe it'll even bring back SWB class, I haven't had a chance to run the RX-7 in such a long time.

Hiroser
2012.09.12, 04:16 PM
i am waiting for the Ferrari 458 GT2.....Please Kyosho :)

herman
2012.09.25, 10:28 PM
anybody see this? be careful what you ask for... :D

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33200&stc=1&d=1348629277

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33201&stc=1&d=1348629845

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33202&stc=1&d=1348630020

herman
2012.09.26, 03:16 AM
more pics...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33203&stc=1&d=1348647183

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33204&stc=1&d=1348647214

compared to the audi
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33205&stc=1&d=1348647214

underside... can anyone guess the wheelbase?
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33206&stc=1&d=1348647214

herman
2012.09.26, 03:19 AM
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33207&stc=1&d=1348647481

underside... any guesses at wheelbase guys?
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33208&stc=1&d=1348647481

herman
2012.09.26, 03:23 AM
coming soon... ?!?!

We will display a product in the 52th All Japan Model & Hobby Show!
TOYOTA 86
MR-03N-RM
from mini-z official's f******k page

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33209&stc=1&d=1348647667

color01
2012.09.26, 04:14 AM
From the looks of the chassis, the 458 is probably 98mm Wide chassis +3N/+3W, and the Exige is probably 86mm Narrow chassis +0N/+0W. Awesome (1) and darn (2).

MXMRCR
2012.09.26, 05:10 AM
the 458 is +2 front +3 rear and 98mm, same as the mosler so should be a good rival :D

arch2b
2012.09.26, 06:41 AM
the 458 looks good:cool: excited to see another great race car and something to break up what will surely be a field crowded with r8's :p

really like the lotus as well but 86mm is tuff as few make parts to support 86mm. i typically stick with 90mm for short wheelbase just because you can find plenty of stuff for 90mm. otherwise, the lotus and porsche 906 would be on my shop wish list.

machgo5go
2012.09.26, 12:23 PM
the 458 looks good:cool: excited to see another great race car and something to break up what will surely be a field crowded with r8's :p

really like the lotus as well but 86mm is tuff as few make parts to support 86mm. i typically stick with 90mm for short wheelbase just because you can find plenty of stuff for 90mm. otherwise, the lotus and porsche 906 would be on my shop wish list.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/485726_421598237903937_1279567678_n.jpg
Much better as ASC in 98mm!

lfisminiz
2012.09.26, 06:13 PM
Another sweet body!:)

2.7RS
2012.09.27, 12:35 PM
Lets hope its as fast as the R8. So we can have some variations at the races...

lfisminiz
2012.09.27, 08:39 PM
Lets hope its as fast as the R8. So we can have some variations at the races...

Very true!;)

machgo5go
2012.09.28, 11:49 AM
Lets hope its as fast as the R8. So we can have some variations at the races...
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/480343_422490271148067_965936959_n.jpg
Kyosho Test Driver's 1st. Impression: I tested 458. I think going straight is good. And rear traction is better. So, about cornering , Audi is faster than 458. About stability, 458 is better.

Sammich
2012.09.28, 01:29 PM
i'm in love w/ that 458 and the Elise...going to have to see if i can source those

DanDan
2012.09.29, 12:29 AM
That 458 in red looks hot! :cool: Is there an ETA for it yet? If it comes out before the worlds, I want to test with it and run it if it's good ;)

akura2
2012.09.29, 01:12 PM
on that 458, you can probably go +4 or +5 in the rear for a nicer look and even more stability..

it's beautiful.... one of my favorite cars right now

krazy_miniZ
2012.09.29, 07:03 PM
Who makes +4/+5 offsets or is that something that has to be made by the enthusiast?

akura2
2012.09.30, 02:25 PM
Who makes +4/+5 offsets or is that something that has to be made by the enthusiast?

I thought TRP scale was making them but I was mistaken.... oops

but then again... member Zcuuderia can make wheels with 3D printing so I'm sure it can be done... personally I think it would look better if you could go with a wider rear track...

chad508
2012.09.30, 04:31 PM
You could run a lm diff shaft and run +3. But I doubt it will take that wide of an offset

cowboysir
2012.09.30, 06:25 PM
I haven't seen the body up close but from the shape in photos the rear wheel well looks angled to the point where a super wide offset probably would rub the shell with very minimal wheel travel.

color01
2012.10.01, 12:14 AM
Wonder if the Kyosho driver did a test impression replacing the plastic wings on those bodies with Lexan wings -- such a big plastic wing only makes cornering slower, and the 458's is bigger stock.

machgo5go
2012.10.01, 11:47 AM
Wonder if the Kyosho driver did a test impression replacing the plastic wings on those bodies with Lexan wings -- such a big plastic wing only makes cornering slower, and the 458's is bigger stock. Kyosho JP employee sticks with factory parts so no third party allow.

akura2
2012.10.03, 11:39 PM
I haven't seen the body up close but from the shape in photos the rear wheel well looks angled to the point where a super wide offset probably would rub the shell with very minimal wheel travel.

true... I would probably file down the fender flares a little then so they don't stick out so far... they don't need to be THAT wide... almost ruins a beautiful body... it's like a beautiful girl who would be perfect except for saddlebag hips....

color01
2012.10.04, 09:08 PM
No way man, wide hips = more grip. :D

akura2
2012.10.04, 11:54 PM
No way man, wide hips = more grip. :D

Actually I like wide hips, especially if they are attached to a bubbly booty...

but the 458... less fender flare... :D

arch2b
2012.10.05, 07:40 AM
it's not the width of the hips, it's the flare :p all they are going to do is rub on the wheels just as many wide flare front ends do. i don't know why they are so exaggerated:confused:

lfisminiz
2012.10.05, 12:01 PM
Just finished watching the Rolex race and that's how the 458s looked in the rear.

akura2
2012.10.05, 01:17 PM
Just finished watching the Rolex race and that's how the 458s looked in the rear.

Really? I didn't get to see that race...

This photo shows no flares though
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/07/458-gt-630.jpg

akura2
2012.10.05, 01:38 PM
My Bad... I guess there ARE flares.... but the wheels are more flush on the real one, making the flares look smaller in relation
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5046/5370514754_025d116e21.jpg

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/480343_422490271148067_965936959_n.jpg

arch2b
2012.10.05, 02:26 PM
it's not a match to that particular example. while the flares at the rear match, the front lid does not. i would prefer to see the rear end from the #62 personally.

hrdrvr
2012.10.05, 07:02 PM
I think that looks like a [pretty darn close match. Also, I think you just can;t see the flares in the pic of the #62 car. Look at the side skirts. You can see there is a sharp turn right where the flare is occurring on the Kyosho model. Remember how perspective changes perception.

arch2b
2012.10.05, 09:26 PM
nah, not the same car. follow the line of the bottom skirt. not even close to the same lines.

machgo5go
2012.10.06, 02:47 AM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/427851_425661627497598_669903901_n.jpg
Something else along the line for you Brainiacs to think about!;)

herman
2012.10.06, 09:34 AM
ahhh… cool pic kyosho did mention that they would be coming out with the new toyota 86 in time for a hobby show in japan... wonder if they'll come out with a version with the rear spoiler

machgo5go
2012.10.06, 09:50 AM
ahhh… cool pic kyosho did mention that they would be coming out with the new toyota 86 in time for a hobby show in japan... wonder if they'll come out with a version with the rear spoiler
Looking forward to the Super GT300 BRZ version but just rumors.

herman
2012.10.06, 11:16 AM
been looking at some pics of the 458, kinda mixed about the rear flarings since some 458's seem to have it and some don't… i'm guessing that early production (road cars) didn't have flaring, while the modified gt versions had them… i could be wrong though, since some 458 gt pics had flarings, and some didn't…

am i making any sense here? hope somebody (preferably a ferrari fanatic) can shed more light/info on this.…

herman
2012.10.06, 11:22 AM
wondering if kyosho will come out with that too (Super GT300 BRZ) that looks nasty... i don't think the rear diffuser will stand up to anything... but i guess that depends on how kyosho will do it

Hiroser
2012.10.06, 12:35 PM
been looking at some pics of the 458, kinda mixed about the rear flarings since some 458's seem to have it and some don't… i'm guessing that early production (road cars) didn't have flaring, while the modified gt versions had them… i could be wrong though, since some 458 gt pics had flarings, and some didn't…

am i making any sense here? hope somebody (preferably a ferrari fanatic) can shed more light/info on this.…

Those are different cars!
The Kyosho ASB is a GT2 version, the #62 looks like a mix between the Challenge and the GT3 versions....
The aerodynamics of the cars are slightly different due to different regulations.
i do prefer the GT3, it,s more similar to the road car, and even more powerful! :p

arch2b
2012.10.06, 02:40 PM
looks like some bad news (http://rajitensanda.blog73.fc2.com/blog-entry-1677.html) for the Citroen. hard to tell the specifics with the poor google translation

herman
2012.10.06, 07:55 PM
Those are different cars!
well I guess that explains it :D

re: citroen… would be definitely bad news if kyosho would not put it into production :(

WorldClassZ
2012.10.06, 08:01 PM
well I guess that explains it :D

re: citroen… would be definitely bad news if kyosho would not put it into production :(

Say it ain't so!
:eek:

herman
2012.10.07, 02:43 AM
very rough google translation:

News - To Mr. Minute user, inform a little shocking but I know I have received. First, the I'm such a place that was introduced yesterday, the Citroen DS3WRC, The thing that would greatly delay for the sake of copyright, the order was canceled. (Adjournment) It is substantially postponed pending. If you have a reservation, so we will all be canceled once here, please understand. And, oh

ChiMiniRc
2012.10.19, 11:39 AM
About a year or two ago they jumped from $50 to $55. Then the Audi's jumped to $60 and now all future releases are planned to be at $70.

I'm not interested so much in discussions about MFG licensing, value of the US Dollar, or what not. Not sure we can change any of that. But I'd like to see the community offer feedback to Kyosho for different packaging.

Take the display with chassis and make it it's own part #. Then sell the car much like you get it in an MR-03. In a blister pack with body, clip, and wheels (keep the tires). I'd like to see it retail for $40 but could possible stomach $50. At $70, I just don't see folks buying them. I already saw a stall in autoscale purchases within the club at $60, even with as cool of a body as the Audi.

arch2b
2012.10.19, 11:55 AM
they already package and sell autoscales in much more efficient packaging in jpn so it's already being done, just not utilized globally. check out any of the kyosho blog sites for pictures of autoscales in packaging at hobby shows, hobby shops, etc. $70 will kill the autoscale market :mad: it's already on life support as it is. i only purchase white bodies anymore.

ChiMiniRc
2012.10.19, 11:57 AM
they already package and sell autoscales in much more efficient packaging in jpn so it's already being done, just not utilized globally. check out any of the kyosho blog sites for pictures of autoscales in packaging at hobby shows, hobby shops, etc. $70 will kill the autoscale market :mad: it's already on life support as it is. i only purchase white bodies anymore.


Example on Kyoshosan site (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UfxO0oyvI5I/UHhfXwEOI1I/AAAAAAAAVi4/tMD4s0WUjAw/s1600/o0480064012233399557.jpg) of packaging you mentioned.

Again, you can even keep the tires and just provide bare wheels.

Slubben
2012.10.19, 12:35 PM
Perhaps Kyosho needs to do what they did with the new Brushless Inferno and offer there own body. I believe it's called the Specter or something along those lines. Would save on some fees but there is little they could do in the way of manufacturing costs.

arch2b
2012.10.19, 01:39 PM
if clamshells save $30, i'm all for it. i'd even buy them without wheels/tires since i don't use those anyway.

herman
2012.10.20, 07:34 AM
argh… 70$ a body… what a killer… all I can say is boo… kinda sad news to hear really… i know the present global situation kinda plays a role in it... i just can't seem to get the logic though, if they want to promote mini-z they should price it more affordable... when they increased prices from 30 to 50 for the bodies, i actually wouldn't mind if they were still gloss coated bodies... but they actually were "hand polished" like yeah right… paying more but actually getting less (in my opinion) for a hand polished body…

well… i guess we'll have to see when they actually do come out

TheRinger
2012.10.20, 04:14 PM
You got to be kidding me, $70? Do they want to continue selling autoscales? Paying that it better atleast come with a working chassis underneath it.

machgo5go
2012.10.20, 09:46 PM
Quote from my friend at Kyosho JP:
"Autoscale body will raise all over the world. In Japan, the price is 3800YEN.
But it will be 4800YEN from next month. The reason is labor cost up in China.
In China , the cost raise 13% per year. I know many use can not buy such kind of high price AutoScale collection. We are starting up another factory.
We might release low cost AutoScale collection next year."

Cherub1m
2012.10.20, 11:51 PM
Quote from my friend at Kyosho JP:
"We are starting up another factory.
We might release low cost AutoScale collection next year."

Hope they change "might" to "will". Once autoscale went over $30 I slowed down my buying them and started buying white bodies. Once they hit $45 I stopped racing the autoscales now I only race the white bodies.

arch2b
2012.10.21, 09:05 AM
to be honest, i'm also concerned about what 'low cost' means. we already got the improved and more expensive 'hand polished' slight.

well, looks like this thread may not be so active for the rest of the year and beyond. i'm sure they will continue to show new autoscales but lets be realistic, who's going to buy them? i'll be equally upset if white body costs go up by the same margin as they are all i can afford anymore.

HaCo
2012.10.22, 11:39 AM
I wonder how they set a price for a body.

They can make a full dslot43 car for 30eur, but an autoscale costs 42,9eur (and how much it will be next after next price change)?

On the other hand a scaleauto 1/24 finished body costs around 46eur, but that includes a full interior and etched body parts.

Hope they find a good solution in lower cost factory and I want wheels and a dummy chassis with my car!

Traveler
2013.01.11, 08:37 PM
Don't we need a new thread for 2013?

arch2b
2013.01.11, 09:09 PM
yep, right on. all done, PLEASE use THIS (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38742)thread for autoscales released in 2013