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by K-Max
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:50 pm
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Kyosho Inferno MP5 Restoration / Build

Hi all, I'd like to share my MP5 restoration project. This was my runner from 1996, I'd kept it all these years thinking one day I'd slap a new chassis on it, now after 20 years I'm finally getting around to this :) 20200709_215703.jpg First item to check off was indeed to find a new chassis to repl...
by K-Max
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:15 pm
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Kyosho Inferno MP5 Restoration / Build

Hi Doug, There's a total of 6 worm gears and 2 of them you see in this picture is also behind on the other side. 20200625_230153.jpg The diagram shows just 2 standing D22's and 2 axial D22's (they should have named it D-something else; these are shorter) but in fact there are 4 standing D22's. Actua...
by K-Max
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:03 pm
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PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

Hello all, I've decided to build my PK Corally NIB kit and thought I would share the process step by step. Released back in 1986, this was the first 1/12 car from PK Model Racing. The 'P' and 'K' of PK Model Racing represented the family names of owners Constant Paul and Jan van Kooij. This car was ...
by K-Max
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:41 pm
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PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

Group 6: Steering blocks & king-pins 20200709_212623.jpg Similar to the C car, the stub axle is shaved with a semi-circular recess to clear the king pin. However, instead of a stub axle, in the case of the PK Corally, you have a rotating axle to the ballraced steering block (the front wheel does...
by K-Max
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:13 am
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PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

For the wheels, rather than fit foam tires to the kit wheels, I opted instead for later-spec pre-glued/trued ones. 20200710_173241.jpg These wheels are no longer carbon-filled and look like ABS plastic instead. They lack the embossed logo of the carbon-filled wheels and look rather plain. 20200710_1...
by K-Max
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:09 am
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PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

Thanks! A few years ago I was reaching out to the owner of PK Racing when he was trying to find a buyer for the business. I did take over a box of parts but these were primarily for the 1/10 cars; actually I am only interested in the 1/12 Corally cars and didn't find too many 1/12 parts in this box....
by K-Max
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:44 pm
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Kyosho Inferno MP5 Restoration / Build

All together now, with new white wheels and a blue wing :)

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by K-Max
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:52 am
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Re: Kyosho Inferno MP5 Restoration / Build

While working on the MP5, hunting down parts, I chanced upon a standard MP6 that appeared to have been stored away for years. This was initially going to be a parts donor car but in the end I decided to do up this car at the same time. It's almost to the MP6 International spec, except the standard g...
by K-Max
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:12 am
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Kyosho Inferno 1992 (MP3) Build

Hi everyone, I'd like to share my build on the 1992 Kyosho Inferno. This is the first Inferno buggy designed by Yuichi Kanai-san, and the one that started the World Championship winning streak. I purchased this as a NIB kit. I had one back in the day, so this was a nice build for me. Unlike my MP5, ...
by K-Max
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:25 am
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Re: Kyosho Inferno 1992 (MP3) Build

A couple of pictures of the box. In those days kits had so much box art, I recall the sense of occasion when getting to take home that RC car kit you'd wanted.


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by K-Max
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:32 am
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Re: Kyosho Inferno 1992 (MP3) Build

Interesting, this kit came with the shock absorbers pre-assembled. The differentials too. So assembly was quick and straightforward. The shocks have a nice, brown anodized color. 20210124_003418_remastered.jpg The gearbox halves slide together easily. The rear comes with a sway bar, and I added the ...
by K-Max
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:46 am
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Re: Kyosho Inferno 1992 (MP3) Build

A few more optional parts that I was able to find off ebay. The ballraced steering system, special tie rods and steel shock bushings.

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by K-Max
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:00 am
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Re: Kyosho Inferno 1992 (MP3) Build

Optional parts from the 1993 Kyosho Catalog. 20211001_115222_remastered.jpg Note the BSW-60 special main chassis. This would be used later in the Turbo Inferno (MP4). From my MP5 project parts hunting I was able to find BSW51 engine mounts and BSW52 brake discs so these could be used in this build t...
by K-Max
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:10 am
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Re: Kyosho Inferno 1992 (MP3) Build

Next I added the radio tray. I fitted it with the optional purple radio posts so they match with the engine mount. The Inferno came with a Lexan wing, but instead I fitted a nylon one from later series. The color would match nicely with the stock yellow wheels. 20210124_212418_remastered.jpg 2021013...
by K-Max
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:22 am
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Re: Kyosho Inferno 1992 (MP3) Build

I sourced an engine from the same period, the OS RX-B, from Japan. During that time these engines had exhaust port outlets that could be removed and re-fitted with tailored manifold designs like this one from Kyosho. I liked the fact that the manifold could be bolted to the crankcase... no retaining...