Z Fleet

Finally got around to finishing up my 2nd MA-010, albeit the board still seems to have a short somewhere in it… but as it stands, here are my guys:

My trusty MR-03 w/ “Devil Z” 240 body:

Good old MR-02 with an uncommonly long for my tastes Ford GT shell. Simply couldn’t fit a rear damper on this guy, so I’m yet to fully test its capabilities on a track:

My primary MA-010 with Lancia Delta shell. Lowered to no end and works pretty solid for both grip and drift. Sports the newer Atomic round-can motor that puts out far less head than the standard ones.

Lastly, my backup MA with my custom R32 GTS-t shell. Pretty much stock with key alloy parts and one-way front diff and ball diff in the rear.

1972 Skyline GT-R Model/RC Set

To my great luck and surprise, Hotwheels apparently made a Hakosuka last year. With that, my favorite set grew by one more and in a brand new scale.

In order: MadSpeed 1/10 w/ Tamiya shell; Kyosho Mini-Z; 1/43 Die Cast of some sort; and Hotwheels.

For being only 1$, details are simply superb. Some of the interior is done as well, everything is nice and proper. Also, dimensions seem to be intact.

Kyosho Mini-Z – MR-03 – Datsun 240Z Revamp

To commemorate me getting back into racing these lil things, decided to upgrade and polish my favorite Z:

So here’s what I’ve done in order from top-down, left-right:

Reflex Racing MR03 suspension shims to be actually used as front bearing spacers rather than ride height adjusters, to reduce slop and allow me to tighten the wheel nut all the way down. 1mm and .2 per wheel. Nice.

Reflex Racing MR03 Low Profile front suspension(left wheel) vs the previous Long Kingpin + MR02 springs and spring cups(right wheel) to reduce bulk, make everything move much more smoothly, try a new part, and make the front end cleaner looking. My Long Kingpin setup was rough and glitchy, so this upgrade took care of everything.

Taped 2 cut-up nails into the battery holder crevices on the bottom to add some wight to the best possible area, hopefully to help reduce flipping over and allow me to push the car a little harder.

Lastly, 240Z body has a huge empty area between the rear edge and the end of the motor mount and that creates horrible air flow and probably makes the rear diffuser piece(matte black between rear wheels) useless. I took some package plastic and cut out a cover, bolting it right under the rear diffuser, so now the air should pass right through rather than get inside the rear of the body. Nice.

>>Post-road test edit:

Wow does this guy feel good on the track! No issues whatsoever and I pushed it as hard as my Orions and 70T motor allowed. Never flipped, never under or over steered. Truly a perfect setup for my taste in RWD class.