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  1. I know this sounds stupid and many people will shake their head when I say this, but the fact that I cannot mount the On/Off switch to its designated location already makes it unattractive for me. As I said, if you want to keep things all Tamiya, you really have a hard time. But I think I might go with a brushless setup then and just use the TBLE02S. Thanks
  2. Thanks everyone. Yes, you are right probably, but I have this obsession to keep most things Tamiya and so far I had only used standard size servos, mostly Futaba - which I know and trust from good old days. Unfortunately, their Low-Profile servos are super expensive and not worth it for my mildly run cars. Admittedly, I never bought anything from brands like Hobbywing, etc. I just don't trust those brand being around for a couple of years and then disappear. Most of them are just the same but rebranded. But Futaba, Tamiya, Kyosho, etc. yes sure, anytime Also, I am not looking for a super fast low-profile servo. I prefer servos that are a bit slower than these new crazy fast HV servos. What is the BEC rating of the TBLE 02S? Might also go with a brushless combo here, using my NiMH packs.
  3. Hey everyone! I was looking for a new Low-Profile Servo for an upcoming build. I planned on buying the TSU06. Now I see that it says its not compatible with TEU302BK and TEU105BK. Since I am using a GT Tuned Motor, I was planning to use a TEU105BK ESC, which I have a lots of units lying around here. What is the point here? The ESC has a BEC build in, but does that TSU06 draw so much power? What are my alternative options? Savöx 1251/1252? I doubt they would work. They have basically the same specifications...?! Thanks
  4. Yes, another run of the Super Astute is really what I would love to see.
  5. Thanks all. Yes this is what I was expecting. You have to fiddle around to make the solution work...buy new parts and the build goes into 400 Euro plus region...which then isn't really worth this chassis. I can add a couple Euros then and go with the CEN M Sport (which I will not because it's not a kit). Or just take the TT02BR - but then it's only a TT02 and I was looking for a more challenging build. The problem is, that as a rally car I take some bumps on the road constantly, which makes the car wobble and jump. That alone is enough to engage the drive shafts as one can see also in some YouTube videos. Too bad, it really is a design flaw. I don't know what it is about the XV01, but it never appealed to me. I would then probably stick with the XV02RS and build rather an onroad car or just really buy another Egress Black Edition, this time for running. You see, pretty indecisive and I need to place an order soon to get the kit before Christmas 😒
  6. So I was about to place an order with the XV02 Pro kit to have some fun around christmas building and driving. I feel like the popping drive shafts are a serious issue with this kit and that there isn’t really a solution to it. Any thoughts? Is the RS version better in that regard? Thanks
  7. Hi, I am looking for a TEU 302 BK speed controller. Will pay up to 120 USD/Euro depending on the condition + shipping cost. Please reply if you have a unit. Thanks
  8. Yes, dont ask. The hop up parts have cost me more than twice the price of the car.
  9. @joeling Sorry for the late reply, I was abroad for a couple weeks and didn't check here on the forum. This is an excellent question, but I haven't seen any aftermarket alloy part for the steering so far and since I stay "purely" with Kyosho for this build, I was only interested in their hopups. So maybe there are some third party manufacturers, like Xtra Speed and Yeah Racing (https://tamico.de/Kyosho-Optima-Javelin-Spare-parts-and-Hop-Up-parts). As for Kyosho original hopup parts, they list OTW143 (HD ST Link Set) in the manual. Also, I was always in the opinion that the servo saver OTW114 is an original hopup part, but unfortunately the manual does not list this part, so I skipped it. To risky to spend the money on it to find out it won't fit. @Kai City RC Maybe the Japanese manual does list it? What is interesting is that the official Kyosho Optima Mid video, uploaded from Kyosho Corporation on Youtube, does show an alloy servo saver. You can clearly see it at minute 09:07. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbMnSbi7hSQ Never found or seen this part anywhere! Oddly enough, there is also the opposite case. I recently found a part (OTW 145), which I have never seen in the manual or any other documentation. Here is the link: https://tamico.de/Kyosho-Optima-Mid-CNC-Rear-Suspension-Holder To be honest, it is really frustrating with the lack in documentation. I can only assume that they (Kyosho) are tight on budget and lack people to review and crosscheck their documentation. Too bad if you ask me. It is the same with the Kyosho Ultima. Go check their official video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHmrKIU5LAQ) and compare it with the option parts list in the manual. It is a nightmare. Anyways, meanwhile the LeMans Motor (15.5T) as well as the CVDs have arrived. So hopefully I have some time in the near future to start the build.
  10. This is a fake. I am from Germany, I know the market here and theses prices will not work. They also say that they are a trustee partner in market, which is completely nonsense. Apparently you can reach them by email, chat and phone. Nothing of these is available on their website. Also, the address doesnt make sense as well, there is no such road in the town they mention. Edit: Looking deeper into the website there are hundred more red flags. To make it short: Please stay away from the website and do not burn your money.
  11. Wow, haven't been online for some time and a lot of responses! Thanks everyone this was helpful. Some more parts arrived in the meantime, including a spare body. More than happy to post some pictures once the car is done. Still lacking the OTW125B, however, they are really hard to find at the moment. Yes, too bad they discontinued the ESC, I am not really a fan of fan-cooled ESCs. And in the Mid, the Le Mans ESC makes a lot of sense, since the bottom plate has two holes for the perfect mounting of the ESC. But I agree, its not the price I would normally pay for an ESC. But special cars need special treatment I am really hoping that we see a LWB Mid re-release! I would agree with @Mrowka they are the same parts only an optical upgrade.
  12. Can anyone say what light sockets I could use to apply the flat BH Motors decals to the Wild One Blockhead Edition?
  13. Thanks @Kai City RC By the way, I love your YouTube channel! It was my go to place when looking to buy my first Kyosho set. About the LA43H/R: Could this be a printing error in the manual. It seems that I either find the LA43H (Hard) ball ends, or the LA43R (Red) ball ends. I haven't seen or found any "hard" and "red" combo. Neither as a set nor on any Optima Mid build. Or is the manual to read in the way that you can either choose between the hard and red variant? As one can see, the collection is growing. Still have a big order in the mail...including the Le Mans 240S combo (ESC and the 15.5T motor). Also, according to the Kyosho website, the Le Mans 240S ESC is discontinued: https://rc.kyosho.com/en/37051.html I was a bit surprised to see that. Considering the re-release strategy from Kyosho, this will likely not be the last Kyosho Legendary car we see. So I wonder which Sensored Brushless ESC combo they will advertise in their future releases.
  14. Hi everyone, just received my new Optima Mid Kit and already looking for some tuning parts which I want to accomodate right from the beginning. I havent opened the kit yet (its sitting at home and I am on a business trip at the moment) and I have some hard time to follow the instructions about some option parts. The carbon and aluminium parts are clear. 1-S34010HT: These are five M4 Titanium screws that go into the front gear housing, holding the top plate, right (manual step 33)? Why was that an option part at all? I would unterstand a Titanium screw kit for the entire kit, but changing only two screws? Or do I miss something? BRG007F: Am I right in the assumption that these go into the steering link (manual step 23)? So purchasing OTW143 should already have both included? BRG002: Also manual step 23. I assume they replace part OT267/5. But why would I need four of these bearings? Or is it just the fact that they are only sold as a kit consisting of four? UTW008: These are only two more options between medium and hard for the back dampers, right? OTW125B: They are out of stock everywhere I looked. Does anyone know if they were discontinued? OTW135: Does the Optima Mid have front stablizers? Or does this set only mount to the back of the car? EDIT: Okay my mistake, this set is for both front and rear. UM516: What is the advantage these slipper pads give compared to the standard kit ones? W0201H: Again, whats the advantage of these? Lighter? More durable? LA43H/R: Is this a stronger plastic component compared to the kit one? Would you use them only in combination with with W0201H balls? I must say, I find that despite the Optima Mid was such an asked model from the RC community, there is barely and information on the 2022 re-release...
  15. Thanks everyone. Well, I dont mind much about the painting, I think I can manage that. But its really about the cutting of the lexan body, especially this one. It has some really difficult lines, weird holes, etc. Let's see, maybe I give it a shot and if it turns out to be bad, I can still purchase a new body kit for 50 Euro, which is still okay I guess... Edit: Does anyone know which knive this gentleman is using starting from minute 45:04? I could imagine that cutting with this technique might help me a lot...
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