Originally Posted by akura2
Has anyone seen the new nitro 1/10 scale F1 from Kyosho? It uses the Spada 09 motor and old school bodywork... It look like a neat idea... I'll post pics later... It's called the KF01
Saw this before and as a Spada owner there are a few issues with this idea.
They are using the Spada tank on the F1,so you are looking at maybe 8 minutes of good run time,then you have to refuel.
The alloy chassis will bend the first time you hit a board,tweak will be a problem. The rear axle holders are very weak,the stock Tamiya F103 gear box is stronger. The whole rear axle pivots on two tiny screws,that rip out of the stock plastic holders often.
The F1 parts on the chassis are all Cross parts,Wings,suspension arms,tires,wheels and body.
Cross parts are good but one thing about Cross front suspension arms is that they dont mount like Tamiya front arms. So you do have to use the Cross arms,and that can be a problem if you cant get Kyosho or Cross parts where you live.
I think they could of did better,this seams to me that they just tried to jump on the F1 bandwagon recycleing some old parts and throwing in a nitro motor.
Kyosho made some great 1/8th F1 cars,they should just dust those off and make them again.