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Old 03-26-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Kyosho DSlot 43

Hi Guys!

While we're waiting for the Aust Grand Prix to start, we have a bit of a scoop for SCI...

An on track analysis of the Kyosho DSlot 43...

Must admit, I wasn't fully aware of the long thread in 1/43 section about these cars, or Alan's photos of them from Nurnburg, when I first penned this missive - but I think this is the first intense 'track test' of what's coming....



The level of detail for a 1/43 scale car is pretty impressive...

What we're looking here is are two prototypes brought to Oz from Nurnberg - and have to be back in Japan ASAP...

But we can have a very close look at them...



















some notes:
  • Adjustable magnet height
  • The GT3 is representative of the standard model, whereas..
  • The 962 has a modified motor, an option?
  • The 'Racing' 962 has the original Le Mans sticker......
  • The drive train is very smooth - the rear axle is ball raced
  • It has independtly sprung motorpod / rear axles assembly, so the rear axle can pivot
  • There is no interior - there is no room....
  • The body mount system is similar to the Ninco XSlot / slot.it HRS
  • The car has 'shortish' guide lead - guide pivot pretty much in line with front axle
  • There is a dedicated chassis for each model
We concentrated on the 962 - what we can report is that the tiny thing is er, flippin fast....

On Murray Farm Raceway, not many 1/32 magnet cars go sub 5s (the track record for a mag car is 4.1s for a slot.it on S2s) - well, @11v - the mighty mouse went 4.889 - going up to 12 - 13v just made it that much harder to drive... there was that much power in the 'optional' motor...
The cars look good, well detailed, very smooth to drive - did I mention that they're fast?

Cheers, Tony.

Last edited by bov; 03-27-2011 at 02:55 AM. Reason: grammar - as usual..., and a bit more 'digging' within SCI forums
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:45 PM
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Very nice! And one of my favorite Porsches, too.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:41 AM
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I hope that someone reminds them that the car was Rothman's, not Racing, and that they can paint it right, and then put on a removable oversticker, a la Slot.it's!

Really nice looking car, and the quality of the Mini-Z should make it great to run!

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Old 03-27-2011, 05:29 AM
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Nice Scoop Tony!

When I got back into slots around 2005 I looked around at different scales and Thought about 1/43, but there wasn't really anything available, just expensive scale models that would have to be adapted to HO chassis. The level of detail and scale of this 962 look pretty darn good, I can live without interior detail at this size. I guess what I'm thinking is .... If I were just getting back into slots, I would seriously look at these cars and scale. Now, no way, I'm too far gone into 1/32 scale.

Would have been interested to hear how the car ran sans magnet .... probably would have been way overpowered from your description.

thanks Tony!
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:41 PM
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Thanks! Very interesting.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:26 PM
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Great info bov... I'm very interested how these cars perform on a true 1/43rd scale track... All I've seen from the video's from Kyosho and from what I can see from your post is the dslot43 being raced on 1/32nd scale tracks... I asked the Kyosho rep. at the RCX 2011 and he didn't have any great detail or information on the cars testing on different scale tracks except to say that they were tested on both scales tracks... As I mention in the other tread on the 1/43rd scale forum, most of the early buyers of the dslot43 will be owners of already purchased 1/43rd scale track, I just wish there were video of testing on 1/43rd scale track as well... Anyways, the future looks very promising indeed... I'll keep my eye on this tread as well for more info...

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:13 AM
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That's funny as these are kyoshos RC 1/43 dnano Rc cars converted to slot cars.

They do look nice though.
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Default The Real Porsche did run as Racing.

So this would be a correct livery.

http://www.racingsportscars.com/phot...-05-05-001.jpg

They are beautifully made cars, I can see a lot of people potentially running them on 1/32 scale tracks. In part as Worldwide there are more of this scale tracks already in Homes.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:39 AM
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Just be warned Kyosho products don't come cheap everthing they sell seems way over priced for what it is ... just a heads up you may get shell shocked when pricing for these is anounced.
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Kyosho R/C products have traditionally priced high. Considering that these are basically converted r/c cars... Logic says they could be pricey...


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Shame there's no room for an interior. Really no reason for there not to be, other than what looks to be a lot of extraneous plastic on the chassis, and probably too much motor.
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On a dNaNo, at least, the windows are so dark that you'd never know if there was an interior or not.
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My $0.02

It is nice to see some great looking 1/43 cars but for the $$$ they have to drive even better than they look.
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My $0.02

It is nice to see some great looking 1/43 cars but for the $$$ they have to drive even better than they look.

I agree especially when you can get some very nice Digital 1/32 scale cars for around $40.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:25 AM
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Just to clear up a few things:

I am reliably informed that the recommended retail price will be around USD35-.....

As to their speed, the upgraded version is as fast as a slot.it (if not faster), on a commercial routed track...

Cheers, Tony.
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