The Vintage Series Optima features the same narrow backbone shaped chassis that provides the platform for optimal geometry with large steering angles, long 35mm suspension stroke and double wishbone suspension. Recreated in the image of the original design, the the 4WD chain drive system is housed inside a sealed compartment and the gears and gearbox at the center of the drive train are equipped with a robust metal counter gear pinion and rear diff case. The drive train also features a slipper clutch and precision 48-pitch gear modules that reduce drive loss and fulfill the potential of modern power sources.
Drive-train: Kit includes both chain and belt drive trains allowing use of more powerful motors. Diff gears now have ball bearings installed.
Gears: Now in 48 pitch gears. Sintered alloy gears combined with high impact nylon gears and newly added slipper clutch will cope with the current power plants.
Shocks: 10mm diameter aluminum cylinder with SUS shaft allows improved damping.
Bumpers: 2 Types of bumpers included (Wide and Narrow)
Motor Guard: Aluminum motor guard
Geometry: Updated geometry and servo fixture
Hardware: All Hex
Driver: Molded helmet design.
Option Parts: Will release various option parts.
Packaging: Similar to the original with blister pack showing some of the parts included. Some parts will be preassembled and parts will be bagged in steps following the instruction manual for easy assembly.
Length: 395 mm
Width: 240 mm
Height: 120 mm
Weight: 1600 g (approx.)
Ground Clearance: 36 mm
Wheelbase: 260 mm
Tread (F/R): 204mm / 204mm
Tire (F/R): 86 x 40mm / 86 x 40mm
Gear Ratio: 9.24:1
Motor: 540 class size
Battery: Ni-MH / Li-PO Standard Size / short size
R/C System: 2 channel, 1-servo, ESC
Pre-assembled kit (gearbox and oil shocks are pre-assembled)
Clear polycarbonate body
L-shape hex wrench
2-ch, 1-servo R/C system for cars
540-class motor (30-27 turns recommended)
ESC compatible with motor
Battery pack for chassis
Paint for painting the polycarbonate body
Batteries for R/C transmitter
Tools (phillips head screw driver large, small. Needle Nose Pliers, Scissors, Sharp Hobby Knife)
With the mini bumper (included) and belt drive
Aluminium motor guard included too
And the price? around the 340US$ mark.
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