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Old 09-04-2004, 01:11 AM
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hi, has anyone here got any links/review site for this kyosho FW 05R ? i want to read some, and want to compare with other kits

apparently it has 2 different type. 1 just a normal FW 05R, other one is Hop Up kits (which has all, front one way drive, and stronger chassis and graphite radio and other).

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Old 09-04-2004, 04:21 AM
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Originally posted by Chanhonam2k
hi, has anyone here got any links/review site for this kyosho FW 05R ? i want to read some, and want to compare with other kits
Chanhonam, There's a 10 car shootout in the latest RCCA Touring Cars magazine:
http://www.rcstore.com/rs/general/de...TR04&catego=BO

Originally posted by Chanhonam2k
apparently it has 2 different type. 1 just a normal FW 05R, other one is Hop Up kits (which has all, front one way drive, and stronger chassis and graphite radio and other).
I believe there are four versions:
http://www.kyosho.co.jp/web/products...5/index-e.html

Six if you include the 05S series.
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:23 PM
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I have just realized that in running in the Foam class I can remove the 5.4mm Carb restrictor, Wow! does it go now.
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by NiMo
I have just realized that in running in the Foam class I can remove the 5.4mm Carb restrictor, Wow! does it go now.
Those restrictors are usually smaller than 5.4mm anyway.
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Old 09-04-2004, 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by rjl
Those restrictors are usually smaller than 5.4mm anyway.
I will have to check that out as I can go to 5.5mm maximum in the National championship.
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:18 AM
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The restrictor usually measures 5.1- 5.3mm, I use a reamer to open them up to just over 5.4. The engines are quite happy at that. I have not found that leaving the restrictor out actually resulted in faster lap times. Then again I only use 5mm stinger I.D. and that might be limiting the thing a bit.
Had an awesome day at the local track today, ZT TQed,FW second, left a lot of snakey people a lap down.
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:44 PM
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I ran without the restrictor today, had a lot more power but my best time equalled what was done with the restrictor in, also I found it drank a lot more fuel and 5 munites was the borderline, so I think I'll put the restrictor back in (it's a bit more relaxing to drive fast that way).
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Old 09-05-2004, 04:21 PM
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hi rob,
well done, put to the mugens,
im not going to make it to the nats.. back and money probs.
i want you to kick ass. are there any parts that you or any fw drivers need. ive heaps and becauase im not going its excess baggage,
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Old 09-05-2004, 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by NiMo
I ran without the restrictor today, had a lot more power but my best time equalled what was done with the restrictor in, also I found it drank a lot more fuel and 5 munites was the borderline, so I think I'll put the restrictor back in (it's a bit more relaxing to drive fast that way).
I agree, it's not quite so peaky with the restrictor fitted. Personally I have found that you can get more out of the car by properly setting the clutch than removing the venturi. The engine is also more linier in it's responce.
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I caved in and bought a RRR...... at first i had the intense guilt of dropping that much cash but after all i had a spare engine that needed a home. Build up is 1/2 completed. The rrr just plain looks fast! sorry for the off topic i had to share.
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Okay, right now I have a Serpent 710(piece of junk). I'm getting rid of it. I here alot of good things about the Kyosho Fw-05r, although my friends run the Mugen. They are trying to get me to get that. I just need to know, is the Kyosho better?(I dont want a fight abou it) Does it drive easier? I had my mind set on it until I got around about 5 bugging Mugen drivers. I will have to order parts, is it worth it?
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by racer6888
Okay, right now I have a Serpent 710(piece of junk). I'm getting rid of it. I here alot of good things about the Kyosho Fw-05r, although my friends run the Mugen. They are trying to get me to get that. I just need to know, is the Kyosho better?(I dont want a fight abou it) Does it drive easier? I had my mind set on it until I got around about 5 bugging Mugen drivers. I will have to order parts, is it worth it?
Please LMK,
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Having run belt drive tourers for about 8 years and now switched to the shaft drive, (tried the NTC3 for about 2 weeks) I can tell you I for one will never go back to picking gunk out of the belts and pulleys. If you go with an FW you will want the 37 tooth crown wheel or the Kawahara centre conversion. I prefer the Kawahara because of the very small overdrive it offers.
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:58 PM
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It's a better idea to run the 37T ring gears instead since you can still use the drive cups and center shafts that come with the car. If you want overdrive, just switch the rear pinion gear with the K-Factory 14T gear.

By the way, Chris Tossolinni(sp?) piloted the FW-05R to 3rd place at the Nationals today. I think this was his first big race with the car. Also, there were 3 FW-05R's in the A-main, out numbering all the other brands.
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Old 09-05-2004, 11:07 PM
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Well shaft cars outnumbered belt cars.
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Old 09-05-2004, 11:23 PM
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Sorry but the Kawahara still gives the least split.
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