Mini-Z, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer, MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, Forums, News, Pictures, Parts, and Shop - Mini-ZRacer.com
Forums, Mini-Z, MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z, Kyosho MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, MiniZ Hop-Ups, MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Kyosho Mini-Z Parts, Kyosho MiniZ Hop-Ups, Kyosho MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer Hop-Ups, Racer Kyosho Mini-Z Parts
Old 2018.11.28, 03:42 PM   #1
gctkaz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 269
First Mini-Z (Kyosho 2018 product)

I couldn't find any existing thread about this, but I came across this today. Probably not too interesting for this audience other than as a way to get an Initial D body.

Apparently Kyosho recently released a new (extremely) entry-level chassis, called First Mini-Z. Readysets are on sale on eBay for around $60 and come with an Initial D body (AE86, RX7 FD3S, RX7 FC3S). Chassis uses two AA batteries, and from what I can tell, appears to be non-proportional on both throttle and steering, so I'm not even sure if it's going to be easy to modify it for proportional control. I can't even tell if it has any suspension or a differential.

There are some Cantonese-language videos on Youtube demonstrating the chassis.

Kyosho's page:
http://rc.kyosho.com/en/rccar/miniz/first-mini-z.html

Last edited by gctkaz; 2018.11.28 at 03:45 PM.
gctkaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.11.28, 06:17 PM   #2
arch2b
Moderator
 
arch2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 33,367
Send a message via AIM to arch2b
It’s been discussed. Simply the new ‘palm runner’ product line. They stated even the bodies are made more cheaply although exactly how or what is different was not explained. Not worth looking at unless you want a fun toy or the have a really rare autoscale. You could find some real gem autoscales on the old palm runners.
arch2b is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.11.28, 11:50 PM   #3
herman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: makati, philippines
Posts: 8,622
yes... they are a re-release of the old "palm-runner" renamed as "first mini-z" which come equipped with what i believe to be much better electronics... with the main difference of having "step" proportional steering and throttle, compared to the full left, straight, full right and full forward, off, full reverse of the "palm-runner"...


they come with initial d bodies as mentioned, and are compatible with the mr03 chassis... with the unpredictable prices of some autoscales... (just do a search on initial d autoscale prices) picking one up might be worthwhile, plus you got a toy-grade r/c that you can probably give to someone who is thinking of getting into r/c (like your son/daughter/nephew/neice)...

Last edited by herman; 2018.11.29 at 12:07 AM.
herman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.11.29, 12:04 AM   #4
herman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: makati, philippines
Posts: 8,622
and as arch2b mentioned.... "You could find some real gem autoscales on the old palm runners."

here's a real gem...

rare palmrunner - porsche falken click me




Last edited by herman; 2018.11.29 at 12:10 AM.
herman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.11.29, 12:04 AM   #5
herman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: makati, philippines
Posts: 8,622
taken from this thread ----> click here
herman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.11.30, 05:37 PM   #6
Gadgetguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 28
So how good are these for children? What is "step" proportional steering?

Thank you for any additional info on these - as I am considering to get two for my kids.
Gadgetguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.11.30, 08:58 PM   #7
herman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: makati, philippines
Posts: 8,622
Hmm... the best way I can explain "step" proportional steering... think of steering compared to a clock with 9oclock being full left, 12 straight, and 3oclock full right. This is what the palm runner had as steering settings... this would illustrate 3 "steps"...

The mr03 would have many "steps" from 9oclock to 3oclock defined by the minute markings... so this would mean that there would be, in this case 30 steps from 9-3 o'clock... (I dont know the exact number of steps from full left to right lock... as this is just being done for purposes of illustration only...)

The newer first mini z would have more steps than the palm runner... but lesser steps than the mr03...

Maybe 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 o'clock... (7 steps... but then again I dont know the exact number of "steps"... as this is just being done for purposes of illustration only...) I believe that there is a video on the first mini-z... it looks pretty smooth... so it might have actually more than 7 steps...

Hope this helps....

Oh yes I believe that they would be great for children as their "first mini-z"... price point seems ok at $50++
It costs almost as much as some rare autoscales, with a rc chassis to boot...

Last edited by herman; 2018.11.30 at 09:02 PM.
herman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.12.01, 05:38 AM   #8
herman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: makati, philippines
Posts: 8,622
There are some videos on YouTube...

https://youtu.be/Qg2HSqT5G0c

https://youtu.be/QXbh5DcWBhY

Last edited by herman; 2018.12.01 at 07:02 AM.
herman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.12.04, 03:56 AM   #9
Gadgetguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 28
Thank you Herman!
Gadgetguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2018.12.04, 11:01 PM   #10
herman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: makati, philippines
Posts: 8,622
You're welcome
herman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Kyosho Mini-Z Products 2018 arch2b New Products 16 2018.12.08 04:56 AM
Mini Z East Coast Challenge, November 24, 2018 arch2b Events 62 2018.11.27 12:22 AM
FS: 1/24 RC Kyosho Mini Z NASCAR RTR sets with batteries and Tx Mini-Me-Zee Mini-Z Marketplace 5 2013.11.24 06:21 PM
shop.tinyrc.com: The Kyosho Mini Inferno RTR Blowout Just Got Bigger! Mrs Mini-Z Promotions 0 2010.11.29 08:42 AM
FS: Z w/ all Kyosho hopups pchan0 Miscellaneous Discussion 1 2003.06.25 06:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2011 Mini-ZRacer.com
Mini Inferno Sale - Up to $85 Instant Savings!
Micro-T Hop-Ups
RC18R, M18, Micro RS4, Mini-LST, TamTech-Gear, Minizilla, RC18T, RC18B, RC18MT
shop.tinyrc.com Products

more»
Tiny RC Community News
[03/22/17] MZR was on vacation, didn't... : All kidding aside, the host experienced a bit of a server meltdown last week and efforts to restore the site to a new server took longer than anticipated. The current server is temporary until - more»
[11/25/15] Did You Hear? Our Black... : Hey Racers,
We're getting started a bit early with our Black Friday sale this year.  Generally we're not supporters of retailers opening early on Thanksgiving, but in our case, we're - more»
[06/30/15] shop.tinyrc.com: Have You... : Hey All! Just a quick reminder to everyone that we post all of our shop.tinyrc.com Newletters here on the MZR Forum. If for some reason you miss them in your email inbox, you can always see the - more»
Mini-Z, Mini-Z Racer, MR-02, MA-010
M18, M18T, RC18T, Mini-LST, Mini-T, Micro RS4, XRay, 1/18, 18th scale
XMODS, XMOD, Micro Flight, ZipZaps, ZipZaps SE, Bit Char-G, MicroSizers, TTTT, Plantraco Desktop Rover, SuperSlicks, Digi Q
Mini Inferno, Mini Inferno ST, half EIGHT, 1/16, 16th scale
Epoch, Indoor Racer, 1/43, 43rd scale
E-Savage, eSavage, eZilla, e-Zilla, HPI
Robots, Bots, Bipeds, Wheeled, Manoi, Roomba, NXT, Lego, Hacking
Crawling, Crawlers, Micro, RC, Losi Mini-Rock Crawler, Duratrax Cliff Climber
Kyosho Minium, Caliber 120, Minium Forums
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, Mini Inferno Hop-Ups, Mini Inferno Parts, M18 Hop-Ups, M18 Parts