Slipper Clutch to smooth out bumps and reduce drive train stress Front one-way, differential and front spool option included Rear sway bar included Center one-way option Motor, battery, speed control and radio sold separately Set your sights on the World Championships with another Lazer set to revolutionize EP buggy racing! The world of EP buggy racing was once dominated by the speed of the Kyosho Lazer. The same racing philosophy has been applied with bleeding edge racing technology to produce the "Lazer ZX-5" 4WD racing buggy. Its debut at the Japan Nationals saw two cars competing for the title in the A-main final and impress all with its high performance.

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Kyosho has been a player in the 4-wheel class for just as long but, like Tamiya, you never know if the next kit they release will be a competitive race-grade model or an ABS plastic toy with friction shocks. What I know for sure is that when Kyosho targets a specific class for competition, they get serious - and the end result is going to be an outstanding product. The ZX-5 is bred from that determination.

Twelve hours. When I opened the box, I was reminded of one of the key differences between Japanese and American kits i. I knew right away that I would be in for some careful filing of parts to give the car a clean finished look. Nothing looks worse than rough flashing hanging off of every suspension component! As I perused the parts bags for eye catching anodized aluminum bits I noticed something else Thank You Kyosho! Before starting the build, I highly recommend having a hex drive screw kit for the ZX-5 on hand.

Replacing the Phillips screws now will not only make the assembly go faster but will reward you every time you work on the car in the future. The bevel gear parts look to be straight from AE. I did get a bit curious, so I held the diff gear up to an AE gear; the OD of the ZX-5 gear is a bit bigger and the center hole is drilled for a metric bearing.

The pitch of the two gears, however - a perfect match! You can hold the two gears together tooth to tooth and they mesh perfectly. Parts commonality can be your friend at the track in desperate times! The front diff can also be built as a one-way unit or rigid spool type with parts that are included in the box!

Nothing extra to buy! This step is one of the most critical and precise steps of the build. I have experience shimming these types of gears from building on-road racing chassis. In that genre, drive-train drag is very important to eliminate. I do that by giving the gears as much backlash as possible, without letting the gears skip past each other under hard acceleration or breaking load.

But this process was not only ineffective, but downright destructive for the ZX When I rebuilt the gearbox and reset the mesh for the second round, I reversed my thinking and shimmed the gears as close together as possible while making sure that they still spun smoothly together with a flick of the index finger.

I believe that the need for tighter gear mesh is due to the more jarring shock loads the car is subject to on a dirt track. My Lazer, for example, is powered by six 1. The next major process in the build is the shock assembly. Building the cartridges is a bit tedious, but time spent now pays off later. I used the recommended pistons and shock spacers to start with, but replaced the mystery shock oil with AE 30 weight silicone.

The remainder of the kit assembly goes pretty smoothly. The only other non-stock substitution I made was the use of Lunsford titanium tie rods in place of the steel turnbuckles. The steel units are plenty beefy, but are too short to make the links as long as they want you to build them.

And the more professional look of titanium is an added bonus. I recommend having these on-hand during the initial build - why build these twice? The detailed pictures and screw length silhouettes take all of the guesswork out of each step. The body is a true work of art. Kyosho has set the standard in this regard with the ZX On the track After working out the above mentioned driveline issues, it was time to lay down some laps.

By the second round of qualifying at my local track, I was able to pilot the car around a challenging dirt course with amazing ease. At the end of the straight away, I was able to apply breaks very late and very hard without experiencing any chassis pull to either side.

Under breaking, the car just squats down, squares up, and takes a set that lets you roll through the corner. With the ZX-5, I could roll up to the longest double jump on the track, pull the trigger at the last minute, and clear the entire foot section without a second thought.

As I came off the track, I was swarmed by onlookers remarking about how smooth the car looked through each section of the layout. All I could do was reply, "Trust me, it felt just how it looked. A few choice upgrades along the build process make this kit equal to any other high-end kit on the market. Although I have quite a few more setup adjustments I can tweak, the performance right out of the box will give you an instant A-main contender.

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Kyosho LAZER ZX-5 FS2 KIT Manuals & User Guides

Welcome to Fun with RC! The topics are mostly about cars, but also include boats and helicopters. The body was tattered and painted poorly and the front gearbox was punctured with a hole in the front of it. Also the spur gear was ruined because the pinion mesh with the spur must have slipped too far apart causing the teeth to get shaved down. Back then Tower used to carry Kyosho kits, parts, and hop-ups.


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Der Buggy ist fertig montiert, fertig lackiert und zum Transport gut angeschnallt - doch wie bei offroad-CULT ьblich, schьtzt "RTR" nicht davor, einen tiefen Blick unter die Haube zu werfen, um Konstruktions- und Bauqualitдt bewerten zu kцnnen. Wir beginnen den Testbericht daher Obwohl es neben den Seitenwдnden recht ausgeprдgte Versteifungsrippen besitzt, ist das Chassis alleine ohne sein Oberdeck noch recht flexibel, lдsst aber gleichzeitig auch ein hohes MaЯ an Zдhigkeit erkennen - und fьr einen Buggy wie den ZX-5 RTR ist das sicherlich nicht schlecht. Wдhrend die silberfarbenen Pfosten spдter die Lenkung tragen werden, dienen die weiter auЯen positionierten blauen Pfosten zur Versteifung mit einigen Oberdeck-Platten. Besonders auffдllig: die ausgeprдgten Passungen fьr die Getriebeboxen vorne und ganz besonders hinten.


Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 Instruction Manual

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