24 Dec 2006
RockTheMonkees' OPTIMA PRO (UK)
A superb Optima Pro by RockTheMonkees from The United Kingdom.
Another Optimaniac!!! also known as Santa Keith :-D
check his Gallery at http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=7201
The Optima Pro 4WD was the first attempt by Kyosho to double shell bodies. The look was very aerodynamic and protected the chassis much better than previous bodies. The Optima Pro had the Turbo Optima's low-profile tires, no motor (H-240S or Spa 240WS recommended by Kyosho), no mechanical speed controller (electronic speed controller welcome) and therefore the steering servo was placed behind the battery thanks to a very long steering rod, and thus the weight of the car was slightly shifted to the front compared to previous Optimas, giving a better steering response. The car was fitted with red standard Optima shocks.
Photography by Rockthemonkees