Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: Restored
Date: 17-May-2020
Comments: 3
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This is my original 1985 Optima, which I raced at Chingford Car Club.

In race spec it had: Ripmax Sprint 600 motor, Futaba MCC112b ESC and Futaba 2LGX radio. It started out life of Option House gold shocks but I later switched to RC10 shocks which were far better.
I also upgraded the car with many of the Option House hop-ups like gold chassis and motor guard. Originally I cut a revised radio plate from GRP, but this was later replaced with the Optima Turbo version.
The biggest upgrade was switching from chain to belt, which made a massive difference.
After my original body shell became battered and tatty I change it for a Turbo Optima body and undertray. This made such a huge difference in keeping the buggy and all the gear clean. I may look to do this again if I can find a good pattern shell.

This poor old girl lay in the loft for many many years, but around 5 years ago I dug her out and restored her to her current set-up. I still have my Ripmax Sprint 600 and I'm on the look out for a decent MCC112b to finish it off.

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e30legend

17-May-2020

Fantastic, is this going to be a runner or just for show?
Nice write up as well, it’s great finding out the history of members cars.

JerseyRC

17-May-2020

Fantastic resto...glad your rescued it from the loft!!

I3uster

18-May-2020

Hi, I’m currently look for a period speed controller to try and keep it as 80s as possible. She will be a runner and I would love to find a vintage race series to enter.
I guess the only thing I’m conscious of is breaking parts that are becoming difficult to find, and I don’t really want to have to use later legendary release parts.


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