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RB6.6 Kyosho America Product Page: http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/ULTIMA-...T_p_24505.html

RB6.6 Manual http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/support/in...A_RB6_6_IM.pdf

RB6.6 Kyosho Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW_sR667utY

MSRP $639 MAP $399.99

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New RB6.6 parts (compared exploded views, prices and links are Kyosho America):

Chassis:
  1. Main chassis - UM731 - $125.99
  2. Side guards - UM732 - $9.99

Battery Holder:
  1. Battery plate - UM733 - $8.99
  2. Battery foam - UM741 - $7.99

Rear Bulkheads:
  1. MM3 and Laydown - UM740 - $9.99
    • MM3 bulkhead
    • Laydown bulkhead
    • Swaybar Holders

3 Gear Transmission (MM and RM):
  1. Transmission - UM734 - $10.99
    • transmission cases
    • spacers
    • caps
    • plastic FR & RR suspension hangers

  2. Gear Cover - UM735 - $6.99

Laydown Transmission (3 and 4 gear possible):
  1. Transmission - UM736 - $10.99
    • transmission cases
    • spacers
    • caps
    • required extra hardware
    • pastic FR suspension hanger

  2. 40T idler - UM737 - $6.99
  3. Motor plate - UM738 - $18.99
  4. Gear cover - UM739 - $6.99

Body:
  1. Blade body - UMB05 - $27.99

Optional Parts:
  1. Lightweigt Blade body - UMB05LW - $31.99
  2. Aluminum FR suspension hanger - UMW705B - $28.99 (may be able to file UMW705 to fit)
  3. Brass FR suspension hanger - UMW725B - $30.99 (looks more different than UMW725..someone confirm?)

Typical Upgrades for new RB6.6 Buyers

UMW701 Aluminum Steering Plate (RB6)
UMW702 Aluminum Crank Arm (RB6)
UMW704-0 V2 Aluminum Rear Hub Set(0/RB6)
UMW705B Aluminum Rear Sus. Holder (RF/RB6.6) or brass UMW725B
UMW707 Aluminum Rear Sus. Holder (RR-Mid)

Nice to have:

UMW723 Aluminum Front Sus Block (Type B/10g/RB6/RT6/SC6).


Aftermarket Parts:

Front Wing: https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...mount-alum-rb6

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Old 08-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #331
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Well, you don't "need" the one piece alu shock cap. If you're converting an RB5 you can run the shocks as-is. This might be a good place to save a few bucks as alu parts are usually pricey.



No. My best guess is that guys run long antenna tubes so they can see their cars better when they're either far away, behind something, or in a ditch and can't be seen from the drivers' stand. That's why I do it, anyway.
I like to keep the antenna tubes super visible to have fun and not take racing too seriously. That antenna is the only thing that screams (apart from size of course ) that its a fricking toy car and the aim's to have fun :P at the end of the day.
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Here's a high-res version of this photo, for those of you RC nerds like me who want to zoom in and examine every tiny detail.

Also, for those who are curious:
Jared uses the Plano 5231 parts box (convenient that it's Kyosho red!) with the KYO80466 small parts boxes for organizing screws, spacers, et. Labeling them really makes it easy to find that part you need when you're in a rush. Also, they fit perfectly in the top tray of the Plano so he just lines them up.

And any of you can follow Kyosho America on Facebook for other photos and product announcements.

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Old 08-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #333
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^^^^^I will never post pics again!! Lol

Solely for the reason that I did not have any other info to share and you are the man! Keep us informed with anything else as it comes in please.

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What is the deal with the battery. Looks like 2 shorty packs and not a saddle pack.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #335
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What is the deal with the battery. Looks like 2 shorty packs and not a saddle pack.
Its the new orion WTS (Weight Transfer System) pack, it's basically a shorty with a compartment added on where you can slide different weights in/out of.
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Its the new orion WTS (Weight Transfer System) pack, it's basically a shorty with a compartment added on where you can slide different weights in/out of.
That's pretty cool. I have not seen those.
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These http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...d=596&id=12792

Who knows what hens using for weight in there tho
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Its the new orion WTS (Weight Transfer System) pack, it's basically a shorty with a compartment added on where you can slide different weights in/out of.
Yeah, at the Shootout he cut the empty compartment off to make it the same length as a shorty pack because Orion's shorty pack isn't available yet. But I don't think a cut pack is ROAR legal so he has to run the full size version.

I don't really think there would be much difference other than the small amount of weight of that empty compartment. As you can see, there is still plenty of room for a full stick and the speedo behind it.

Maybe he wanted to be able to slide the shorty forward and back to optimize the weight balance?
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These http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...d=596&id=12792

Who knows what he's using for weight in there tho

They have been available since last year?
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Does anyone make the +13 chassis for a small fee? I know there was a guy who made the +8 for AE before they were released (who did a great job).
That was me...The Associated chassis was fairly easy to do, it responded well to CA glue and the carbon fiber bracing. I even made a couple Tamiya +8mm chassis' for a local sponsored driver. I know one of the local Kyosho guys tried to make a +? chassis for his rb5 around the same time and the material did not respond well to CA at all. He ended up having to use an epoxy and a fairly good amount of carbon fiber along the sides and in the battery compartment for bracing.

As far as the RB6 is concerned....it looks great and only time will tell how it does against the competition.
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I would probably have to stand my receiver on its side or mount it on the recommended location on that small tray.
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If I'm just a beginner, would the RB5 SP2/WC be good enough or should I wait for the RB6? I saw one for sale locally with lots of parts/tires etc. This will be my first 2wd.
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Does anyone make the +13 chassis for a small fee? I know there was a guy who made the +8 for AE before they were released (who did a great job).
I made one that was +10 out of the truck chassis. I used the mold lines for reference on my cuts. I then used aka tire glue to put it together and then braced the channels with carbon fiber glued to them. Seemed to be pretty strong but there are not any big jumps at Trackside right now so I can't really pound on it.
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I like how there are several different mounting holes for the battery brace to the chassis vs. just using a bunch of foam spacers.
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If I'm just a beginner, would the RB5 SP2/WC be good enough or should I wait for the RB6? I saw one for sale locally with lots of parts/tires etc. This will be my first 2wd.
The RB5 is an excellent car and still very competitive.
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