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#1 lee1980

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:27 PM

I have always wanted a mini-z and now they have just released a mini-z buggy with an optima body I want lol.

It comes with a 2.4ghz reciever with usual bind button etc, will it only work with a kyosho prefix type transmitter? as the prefix transmitter is about 60 or so and the car
will be about 120.

Be good if I can use my spektrum transmitter.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:52 PM

I have always wanted a mini-z and now they have just released a mini-z buggy with an optima body I want lol.

It comes with a 2.4ghz reciever with usual bind button etc, will it only work with a kyosho prefix type transmitter? as the prefix transmitter is about 60 or so and the car
will be about 120.

Be good if I can use my spektrum transmitter.


You'll need a Kyosho 2.4 GHz ASF compatible transmitter. As far as I know only the Kyosho Perfex transmitters are compatible.
The standard one is the KT-18
There is an upgraded model as well, EX-5UR:
http://www.kyoshoame...TTER-_p_37.html

I do not think the FHSS transmitters from Kyosho will work:
http://www.kyosho.co...oduct_id=107243

It could be possible to replace the receiver, but I think it has an integrated receiver/ESC and the fit is very tight in there.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

Turns out the ESC, receiver and chassis are all one unit. You will find it very hard to replace anything with a different set:
http://www.the-borde...productid=39604

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:05 AM

Thanks Yonez, I guess its the ASF part that needs to match etc. Shame will need to wait a while to order as getting from HK to the UK and be best of ordering car and transmitter together.

Or just order car first and try it out!
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#5 WillyChang

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

for sure it won't be Spektrum compatible

KO used to sell a Mini-Z AM module for its transmitters, don't know if they do a 2.4 version lately
or does Mini-Z just run the same system as KO's usual 2.4 gear and don't need another module

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

for sure it won't be Spektrum compatible

KO used to sell a Mini-Z AM module for its transmitters, don't know if they do a 2.4 version lately
or does Mini-Z just run the same system as KO's usual 2.4 gear and don't need another module


Thanks If I do get it best get the transmitter to then or it be an expensive shelf model lol.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:34 AM

I can look at the manual if you want, I'm pretty sure that I read something either in the paper manual it came with or the .pdf on Kyosho's website about compatibility with other transmitters. The thing I think I remember was it saying it works with some Futaba transmitters but not supported by Kyosho.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:44 AM

I can look at the manual if you want, I'm pretty sure that I read something either in the paper manual it came with or the .pdf on Kyosho's website about compatibility with other transmitters. The thing I think I remember was it saying it works with some Futaba transmitters but not supported by Kyosho.


Thanks i have seen the manual and did see about some futuba ones working but I only have a spektrum and if need to buy another will get the kyosho transmitter from HK at same time as get car.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

They come with either AM or 2.4ghz. Newer ones are all 2.4ghz. Kyosho do make their own 2.4 transmitter but if you prefer, you can use KO Propo and install a module specifically for Mini-z. I don't know if that is really practical if you want to use the transmitter with other cars if you need to remove the module every time you switch between cars. I have the Kyosho one and it works fine. If you buy one from Nanotrax, look in their discounted items as they often sell the Kyosho ones quite cheap.

I have seen a guy offering to convert your AM mini-z chassis to Spektrum 2.4 but you need to send him your chassis and it isn't cheap. I think I saw the mention of it on mini-zracer.com.



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