Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by Ayk Viper » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:49 am

Hi,

I have a sealed mint Fantom EXT CRC II body, (part no. EF-97 so bagged/sealed and even back in the 80s has outer protective film) so it's hard work, but can be done.
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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by clinehobbies » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:39 am

Sweet I have not seen one of those before.
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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD - PART NEEDED

Post by sundevil67 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:32 pm

Hi Everyone,
I have a Fantom in excellent condition that I am dying to run...but I need an essential part that I am having a really tough time finding. It is the KYOC3760 EF-009 (front-sprocket). If anyone has any info on where I might be able to find this, or if you're hoarding some parts for this beauty and want to sell...please let me know!

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD - PART NEEDED

Post by Incredible_Serious » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:08 pm

sundevil67 wrote:Hi Everyone,
I have a Fantom in excellent condition that I am dying to run...but I need an essential part that I am having a really tough time finding. It is the KYOC3760 EF-009 (front-sprocket). If anyone has any info on where I might be able to find this, or if you're hoarding some parts for this beauty and want to sell...please let me know!

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by sundevil67 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:30 am

I've been by Bill's place, but unfortunately he doesn't have one of these! Any help appreciated!

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by sundevil67 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:47 pm

Did the OP ever run this beauty? I know this is an ancient thread, but I fished my unfinished Fantom project out of the closet yesterday so my interest has been renewed. I have one NIB version that I may build one day to display, and another that's nearly ready to run...the chain system is binding because I still need that sprocket :evil: but I haven't looked around in a while...

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by Mr. ED » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:06 pm

It might be feasible to print this part

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by sundevil67 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:35 pm

Mr. ED wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:06 pm
It might be feasible to print this part
Interesting idea...I have virtually zero experience with 3D printing, and wouldn't really know where to start. Is there any particular site or company you'd recommend reaching out to first?

I've been zipping around with my 'modern' Kyosho Plazma RA lately & heard there's an actual 1/12 track nearby that's just been freshly paved, so I feel the 1/12 bug nipping at me more and more these days. Out of my whole collection though, the Fantom is the one I'm really anxious to start running. Unlike their off-road buggies, I don't see Kyosho ever considering a re-release of any of their old 1/12 pan-cars, so parts like this aren't going to get any easier to find. A solid 3D printing resource could really make a difference & alleviate some of that worry about one stupid little part sidelining the car for years waiting for someone to post one on eBay.

By the way, I was just admiring this example from 'Pink RC'; definitely the most meticulous restoration I've seen for this car. My Japanese is a bit rusty so following the details is a little rough, but anyone interested in this car will enjoy his pics & the video below where he's actually running the thing:



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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by Mr. ED » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:12 am

sundevil67 wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Mr. ED wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:06 pm
It might be feasible to print this part
Interesting idea...I have virtually zero experience with 3D printing, and wouldn't really know where to start. Is there any particular site or company you'd recommend reaching out to first?
first step = finding an original. (Can be worn or broken)
next step = make a model (I'm willing to help you out here)

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by sundevil67 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:35 pm

I've got an original that's in new condition - I'll reach out after the holidays; who knows, maybe there's enough interest to make it a worthwhile endeavor...sell a few at a reasonable price, help out some fellow enthusiasts, and recoup whatever it costs to produce at least. Thanks!

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Re: Kyosho Fantom EP 4WD Ext (1/12th scale 4WD pan car)

Post by Mr. ED » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:33 pm

Feel free to take contact when you want.
I don't own one of these cars but as long as you cover the expenses I'll make the model as good as I can and free of charge.

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