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  1. UMB52 is the number you're looking for. (Ultima SB Dirt Master Non Decoration Body Set)
  2. Thanks! 😊 Kyosho's manuals can at times be a little cryptic and their translations sometimes not quite right! 😁 With the LA43H/R, you are correct. You can either have red, or hard. But not both. I had no idea the 240S was discontinued! 😩 I was thinking to use one in an up-coming Dirt Master build. I hope they replace it with something similar. (I like the fact it doesn't need a cooling fan) You've assembled quite a selection of option parts! 👍 I was tempted by a lot of those myself, especially the carbon. But ended up putting the funds towards other kits. It does look great when complete though - by chance someone brought in a freshly build Mid with full carbon options to the circuit my local circuit the other day. It looked 😎 And fingers crossed Kyosho release another buggy in the Legendary Series line up!
  3. I'll try and answer a few. OWT125B are not discontinued. Kyosho recently ran a batch off, but they sold out in like a day. You've got to be quick to get them! I replaced UT019 with BRG007F. OTW143 does include the flanged bearings. AFAIK BRG002 are sold in a pack of four, but you only need two. UM516 slipper pads are better for higher powered motors. They should last longer and stand up to more abuse. LA43H/R are stronger than the stock ones. You can use them with the W0201H balls. Personally I find the stock ones strong enough. Hope that helps!
  4. If you could only keep one RC. Everything else had to go. Everything! 😱 Gone for good. What would you choose and why? Just curious! Me? I thought about it. As I like to run my RC's, so it would have to be something I can get parts for. Something fun, something that I could run just about anywhere. Hmm. 🤔 I'd keep my Terra Scorcher. One of my first RC's as a kid. But what would you keep?
  5. I use a G15 in my Javelin and it's pretty quick, as Nova1 said on a par with a Superstock and a pretty good performer given its price. My Optima runs a G2X but it's a little slow for the Kyosho 4WD buggies. For the 2WDs I run the Le Mans 490 in my Scorpion, Turbo Scorpion and Tomahawk which although 30T, is quite fast given the standard gearing. My Beetle runs a Sport Tune, but it runs a little hot, so I guess the gearing isn't ideal. My Ultima has a G15 too, and it flies! 🙂
  6. The Mid shares many parts with the re-released Optima/Turbo Optima and Javelin. There are however some subtle differences, swing arms being one of them! I recommend you check out the detailed article recently posted on https://theoptimahouse.blogspot.com. The interview with Akira Kogawa on Feb 14th has the info you need. Hope that helps! Oh, and check out my YouTube channel - I have already posted a couple of running videos with the newly built Mid. 😁👍
  7. Thanks for the responses. Your help is very much appreciated 👍
  8. Looking for info on how best to go about giving the Thunder Dragon / Thunder Shot canopy a very light clear green (or blue) tint? Any thoughts welcome! Thanks in advance! 🙂
  9. I use three different motors in my Legendary Series cars, videos of which can be seen on my YouTube channel. The gearbox/transmission can handle hotter brushless motors, but I preferred to stay on brand and keep with brushed motors. 😊 The Le Mans 490 is fitted to my Scorpion, Turbo Scorpion and Tomahawk. It's a fantastic looking motor, but not fast by any means. I'd say it's not too far off a Tamiya Sport Tuned in terms of top end. My Optima runs a Kyosho G20, it's not much to look at (silver can with a sticker) but it's slightly quicker than the 490. My Javelin and Ultima run the Kyosho G15 Single. Another silver can with a sticker, but again very cheap. That thing is plenty fast for the 2WD buggies. All of the cars use Hobbywing 1060s (or the Kyosho branded equivalent) and I run them on 7.2 NiMH. Hope that helps!
  10. Very temped by the Avante Black Special but as I already have the standard Avante, I opted instead for the Optima Mid. (Wish I could afford both!) At some point I'd like to get a C11 just because I love the way it looks!
  11. Both. At the same time. 😁
  12. I always just go with grease. For the kind of casual running I do, it's more than adequate.
  13. Likewise, ordered straight away.😀 Been told the releases date is sometime in March. Happy days! 😁🥳
  14. Excited that there is finally an XV-02 on the way 👏. Personally, I'd prefer it if they stayed with belt drive and front mounted motor, but nevertheless looking forward to seeing it.
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