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Kyosho Optima Mid 2022

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Bought when rereleased March 2022. Made it over recent months and finished today. Fitting the electrics is pretty difficult due to lack of space under the vody

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Electrics fitting then all built up, once I soldered wires to right length. I put the ESC switch and capacitors on top rail:

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I cut the body and before painting it used it to help me get my electrics aligned and cables routed. It is very hard to do as not enough space really:

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Sprayed it tamiya PS-6 yellow. Seems pretty ideal and matches with sticker yellow:

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After much stickering, I was done! I fitted some Marwan repro tyres with small Kyosho wheels for the pics:

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And here’s some JC Racing wheels with Ballistic pin tyres I will use for running on grass:

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An enjoyable build and I will enjoy running it

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Very nice build! Thank you for the share!

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1 hour ago, CoolHands said:

 

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Love it with those wheels! 

You can get the motor wires under the battery if you want them less visible, although it's a tight squeeze. 

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Yeah unfortunately I couldn’t get them through those little bracket things as the limit seems to be 14 gauge wire and I think this esc is 12 gauge. Try as I might I couldn’t get all 3 through.

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9 hours ago, CoolHands said:

Yeah unfortunately I couldn’t get them through those little bracket things as the limit seems to be 14 gauge wire and I think this esc is 12 gauge. Try as I might I couldn’t get all 3 through.

I do remember it being a bit difficult now, come to think of it. It's a while ago so I don't remember how, but I got the wires of my 10BL120 through. Looks like you have the same ESC? I have a feeling I had to squeeze them through one by one before any soldering, and I only used one of two brackets. You could maybe drill out the bracket? 

 

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