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Old 08-07-2015, 07:41 AM   #1
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Default Kawada M300 FX3 U.S. Spec

Kawada USA just announced their first official kit release - The M300 FX3 U.S. Spec competition 1/12th scale kit!



The M300 FX3 U.S. Spec features Kawada's exclusive SDS damper tube front end and universal fitment hubs for use with a wide variety of tires. Check it and the rest of the details out:

http://www.kawada-usa.com/

Please use this thread for any questions or discussion about the car.

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Wow - gotta have it!!!! That front end looks familiar with a new twist
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Kawada USA just announced their first official kit release - The M300 FX3 U.S. Spec competition 1/12th scale kit!



The M300 FX3 U.S. Spec features Kawada's exclusive SDS damper tube front end and universal fitment hubs for use with a wide variety of tires. Check it and the rest of the details out:

http://www.kawada-usa.com/

Please use this thread for any questions or discussion about the car.

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Ok first question : how soon will they be on market and who will carry?
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Ok first question : how soon will they be on market and who will carry?
Thanks for your interest! The car is currently available directly through our website.
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Old 08-08-2015, 06:55 AM   #5
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Setup sheet in english: http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/kawa...daM300FX3.html
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Setup sheet in english]
Thanks Arno! You can download the editable setup sheet at kawada-usa.com as well!

We've posted a couple a couple 17.5 carpet setups on our website as well. I've found all the kit springs to work well in spec class, the center spring being pretty close to a TOP copper, maybe just slightly stiffer.

For front springs, Kawada has two .50mm springs. The KM17MS "Medium soft" (Black) is just slightly softer than the kit KM17 "Medium" (Silver). KM17 "Medium" is pretty similar to a AE .020" or CRC .50mm. Both seem to work well on medium to high grip tracks, slightly more initial steering with the medium soft spring.

Kits, spares and some options are in stock with more option parts arriving soon!
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New video is up showing front damper tube install tips...This is the best way we've found so far to install the damper tubes.

http://www.kawada-usa.com/2015/08/da...tall-tips.html

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Hey guys, We just realized there was a problem with the shipping portion of the web store. Its been corrected! Sorry for any inconvenience.
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I have two Kawada's that i am running in 17.5 and 13.5. I love them both they run great. I think that extra damping tube in the front suspension gives you that extra adjustment. The parts in the kits were perfect and very good quality.

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Thanks for your interest! The car is currently available directly through our website.
Would like to know if you can ship the kit to Hong Kong. If yes, what payment do you accept?

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I know I'm digging up this thread from the past, but man the Kawada M300 FX4 U.S Spec (Released Date December 2016) was blistering fast at this years Japan Nationals. The chassis TQ'd by over 5 seconds and came in second and seventh place in the A-main. Very impressive results considering both cars were using a box stock setup with a floating servo mount as the only upgrade.

The carbon chassis is perfect for high bite gray CRC carpet and they also offer an aluminum main chassis for black CRC carpet as well.

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Interesting

I can't tell that there is U.S.-side support for the brand. I'd be curious to know what the status is there.
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I know I'm digging up this thread from the past, but man the Kawada M300 FX4 U.S Spec (Released Date December 2016) was blistering fast at this years Japan Nationals. The chassis TQ'd by over 5 seconds and came in second and seventh place in the A-main. Very impressive results considering both cars were using a box stock setup with a floating servo mount as the only upgrade.

The carbon chassis is perfect for high bite gray CRC carpet and they also offer an aluminum main chassis for black CRC carpet as well.

Check them out.
In the midst of building my FX4 and the quality, fit and finish is just awesome.
Lot's of good tips from the Kawada blog as well. I'm hoping to get it ready for AOC Tokyo this November.
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Interesting

I can't tell that there is U.S.-side support for the brand. I'd be curious to know what the status is there.
I was importing for a while. I haven't officially cut ties, however I've suspended any activity for a while. It's a shame, they're a really great brand with a long history in 12th scale and the products are genuinely very high quality. There just wasn't enough interest beyond a couple dozen emails asking for sponsorship's. As far as I'm concerned, that is not a business model I care to participate in.
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In the midst of building my FX4 and the quality, fit and finish is just awesome.
Lot's of good tips from the Kawada blog as well. I'm hoping to get it ready for AOC Tokyo this November.
I'll see you at AOC Yatabe.

It was quite the shock to see how well the Kawada M300 FX4 performed. Many drivers use Yokomo, Kyosho, CRC chassis and most people here never consider Kawada as an option. I personally think the M300 FX4 is an underrated chassis and often overlooked. After seeing and setting up / working on one I would definitely look at purchasing a M300 FX4.

The setup sheet for the FX4/Yatabe Arena will be posted sometime this week.
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