After the dynamic impact of the Optima was felt across the R/C racing scene, the Turbo Optima launched in 1986 as the strongest machine in the series. Until now. In addition to larger diameter tires, large capacity pressure shocks, front & rear stabilizers and Le Mans 240S motor, the immortal Turbo Optima was modernized for 8.4V power and makes its debut as the 7th model of the vintage series. Key components of the Turbo Optima chassis have been redesigned to meet the demands of modern racing conditions and power sources, and share DNA with the Optima and Javelin. The new Turbo Optima is not simply a reproduction of the original and includes gold anodized parts that were optional upgrades on the original, gold shocks with dial adjustment of chassis height and new modern block pattern tires. Higher specs and design features deliver modern performance standards and visual impact that captures the magic of the original.
- While a faithful reproduction the original Turbo Optima, each key performance component has been revised for compatibility with modern power sources.
- 4WD belt drive. Pulley for chain is also included in the kit so purchase of an optional chain can change the drive system.
- Equipped with FRP radio plate that is compatible with major brand ESC’s (speed controllers).
- Three toe angle settings ( 0°, 1°, 2°) can be used by inserting different bushings into the rear hub carrier.
- Modernized aluminum hexagon wheel hubs can be securely fixed with set screw pins.
- Equipped with metal counter gears.
- Full ball bearing specifications (18 bearings).
- Battery stays are compatible with various modern batteries and secured with hook and loop fasteners (battery strap with KYOSHO logo)for easy removal of battery.
- Hex screws used for assembly provide secure construction.
<<Required for Operation (Not Included)>>
- 2 channel R/C system (servo x 1, Speed Controller x 1)
- 540 Size Motor
- 7.2V NiMH battery or 7.4V Li-Po battery
- Charger for motor battery (For DC; Regulated 12V power supply)
- Tools for body painting
- Batteries for transmitter
- Tools (phillips head screw driver large, small. Needle Nose Pliers, Scissors, Sharp Hobby Knife)