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Old 08-08-2011, 01:32 AM   #31
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1/12 scale has made a resurgance in Australia the past few years. I run a TOP 1/12 and have had an Associated as well as the XRay. The attraction to 1/12 scale in Oz is a couple of factors. 1/Fun 2/The price point to run 1/12 scale v's TC. We only run open on our outdoor asphalt tracks and run pretty much the same laptimes as mod TC sometimes better.
Any new cars will definately be tried out and are welcome. At the moment the TOP is the car to have amongst us racers in NSW although there are some VERY fast drivers in other brands. The Kyosho will be no different especially if Simon Nicolson gets one.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:22 AM   #32
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I think i will look at getting one of these too , but why do a 1/12th when we are still waiting for a geardiff for the TF6!!!!!
Because its cheap to make a new 1/12th car from alloy and carbon.But making a mold for a plastic gear diff costs a whole lot more even if ordered from the darkest corner of China.
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I thought this was about the old car.

Nice to see Kyosho decided to go with the wheel standard set by AE. So if the axles are standard measurement, is the rest of the chassis using metric hardware? If the street price is under $300 then its no different than any other 1/12th on the market pricewise. The big question is..... parts support.

Although, I can find parts throughout the Net for Kyosho offroad, other than the IGT, parts for Kyosho onroad is very hard to come by. For that alone, I'd rather put money on a Serpent S120L instead of the Plazma, despite my love of Kyosho 1/12 for which I'm an avid collector of them.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:06 PM   #34
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I thought this was about the old car.

Nice to see Kyosho decided to go with the wheel standard set by AE. So if the axles are standard measurement, is the rest of the chassis using metric hardware? If the street price is under $300 then its no different than any other 1/12th on the market pricewise. The big question is..... parts support.

Although, I can find parts throughout the Net for Kyosho offroad, other than the IGT, parts for Kyosho onroad is very hard to come by. For that alone, I'd rather put money on a Serpent S120L instead of the Plazma, despite my love of Kyosho 1/12 for which I'm an avid collector of them.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #35
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Looks good! Any ideas on a release date? I hope Kyosho America decide to bring it over unlike the TF-6
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Looks a lot like a CRC.
Nah....cause you only see the CRC from the back!

CRC GenXL all the way baby.....even over this GenXL clone.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:42 PM   #37
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Nah....cause you only see the CRC from the back!

CRC GenXL all the way baby.....even over this GenXL clone.
this is not a clone,the only thing i see that looks identical are the links and the rear x brace.The servo mounts different in the kyosho,the rear pod is more reinforced,the front arms are a different design.there actually is alot of differences when you take the time to look at them both,this looks like it will be a great car
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I could be tempted to give it a shot. Was thinking of the Top Rebel till I saw this one. I like my Xray but fancy a change.
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I just wanted to post the Japanese list price for the Plazma Ra

The list price is 26250 Yen.
So its not priced that bad depending on where you live.
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I just wanted to post the Japanese list price for the Plazma Ra

The list price is 26250 Yen.
So its not priced that bad depending on where you live.
Who's gonna carry it online? Will there be parts available upon its release?
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Yep, looks like a Rebel and probably drives good to. Surprising comming from Kyosho. Its not more 12scale cars we need but more drivers.
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Hey all: I have a few comments I'd like to make here:
1st: I too think 1/2th pan car is making a comeback so the more the merrier.
2nd: As far as it looking like other cars I'd say Kyosho looks to be taking the best of all the 12th pan cars out there to make what they think is the best car.
3rd: Price and availability are usually the issues with Kyosho vehicles. Just look at the TF6 10th sedan not available in the USA market and when you can find it you pay through the roof for it. Thanks
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Hey all: Although I believe companies can release whatever product they want when they want sometimes I think the timing of some of their vehicle releases leaves many scratching their heads but I think Josh-n-ya said it best: it's not more 12th cars we need it's more drivers. Thanks
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #44
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Thanks for the nice words b-man. I actually think it doesnt matter what brand of car you have. You can make anything work well if you get used to it. I have a Rebel and drove it for a while but bought a used 12r5 just to try out. Both cars handled great with differant setups. I still am running the 12r5 because it is more simple for me to setup and drive. My long story short is I am just getting back into this hobby after 25 years. Anybody ever want to come to CA Union City, Norcal Hobbies is pretty cool place. 12th scalers bring em!
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Thanks for the nice words b-man. I actually think it doesnt matter what brand of car you have. You can make anything work well if you get used to it. I have a Rebel and drove it for a while but bought a used 12r5 just to try out. Both cars handled great with differant setups. I still am running the 12r5 because it is more simple for me to setup and drive. My long story short is I am just getting back into this hobby after 25 years. Anybody ever want to come to CA Union City, Norcal Hobbies is pretty cool place. 12th scalers bring em!
Calling Norcal "pretty cool" is an understatement.
That's the best outdoor 12th scale track I've ever had the pleasure of racing on

I try to make it up that way a few times a year.
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