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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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Steering rods added.
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Servo rod and mounts attached.
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Upper deck back in position again.
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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Chassis so far:
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Upper belt cover attached, went the thread lock route as suggested by the manual.
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Gear cover is transparent for this version:
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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Wing mount was next:
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Saddle pack straps and body/undertray mounts.
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Chassis with wing.
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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Undertray added:
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View from top:
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Body also fitted:
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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This is a Beauty 8)

Do You have white wheels to put on it - Come on, just for one picture :mrgreen:
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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Wheels & Shocks built...
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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Completed model...
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... and a few stickers attached ! I am still looking for Trinity for the side pods and a bigger Kyosho for the wing in case you can spare a few.
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very nice, I have a optima too, will post a picture.
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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This is fantastic!

I had 2 NIB TOMS kits, sold 1 of them and still have 1 NIB together with a Turbo Optima Mid and an Optima Mid Custom. Also have them all built too.

I actually bought an old racer from Japan recently and I was 99% certain it was a Turbo Optima Mid Special (I work overseas and my kit is in the UK so difficult to check chassis weave) but your thread has helped me a huge amount and I now know it is definitely a TOMS :)

Enjoy it! Love the paint job too ;) it's a pain to get the body off with the posts there isn't it!

Below is the runner as it arrived (except it has a Mid Custom body fitted).

As it's going to be a runner I'm going to use wing wire and an Optima Pro body. Pics soon!

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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STUNNING BUILD!!! :shock: :D :D :D
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J.M. wrote:STUNNING BUILD!!! :shock: :D :D :D
It really is!

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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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Hello Phoenix,

Great build, would you mind if I posted your entire build on my Kyosho Dedicated website?

Check out my Website: http://www.kyosho-optima.com, and let me know if its OK with you, of course I will give you full credit and link back to the forum.

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Please forgive waking an older post. I actually followed this build from an Optima site. Absolutely beautiful build! Love the paint job!!! What I have to know is, what did 1992 smell like? :lol: Thanks for posting this! Its got me thinking, I'm WAY overdue to restore mine!

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Certified Mike wrote:Please forgive waking an older post. I actually followed this build from an Optima site. Absolutely beautiful build! Love the paint job!!! What I have to know is, what did 1992 smell like? :lol: Thanks for posting this! Its got me thinking, I'm WAY overdue to restore mine!
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Re: Turbo Optima Mid Special Build

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From the looks, this is the Mid with the carbon chassis? For some reason, I though the name was different. I have one, but I got it in a trade so didn't build it myself. It's been a shelf Queen it's whole life.

I love that paint job though, did you do it?

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