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Kyosho Optima Mid

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Found this beast in a lot of RC cars I purchased. Have not got a chance to start working on it yet, but couldn't wait to show it off any longer. If anyone has info on this please add it.

Just read that a BEC kit was sold and can be ascertained by the shock colors. From the pic can anyone tell if this is the regular kit or the BEC version?

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Looks like to me a 1st Gen Optima Mid.

Nice Score.!!

Never herd of a BEC version. Only bec i herd of was "Battery Eliminator circuit." & Boondal Entertaiment Center :lol: :lol:
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Re: Kyosho Optima Mid

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i might very well be wrong...can't remember where i saw that at...the BEC.

Thanks I am in absolute RC heaven at this point. Just started stripping paint from this one. It is painted inside and out! Just need to collect a few more... Big Brute, Striker and of course the old grasshopper.

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BEC stand for Battery Eliminator Circuit. It is s simple voltage droping resistor circuit that was available for (and with) many of the Kyosho buggies. I could be wrong, but I don't remember andy specific "BEC Edition" buggies, and I would doubt that Kyosho would change the versions of the shocks specifically to denote this. Take a look at the Kyosho timeline and see if there is anything there. Nice score btw. -Jeff

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My only thought would be the Optima Mid and the Optima Mid SE. I have and SE that car looks like it could be an SE. I don't know a lot about the differences but the SE has silver (not shinny) wheels and from those pictures those wheels look correct style but I can't tell the finish on them.

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This is (by looking at the decals and shocks) a standard optima mid.
If the motor is original, it´ll be a Lemans 240 and the chassis will take stickpacks.

Congratulations on the nice find.
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bxlt wrote:My only thought would be the Optima Mid and the Optima Mid SE. I have and SE that car looks like it could be an SE. I don't know a lot about the differences but the SE has silver (not shinny) wheels and from those pictures those wheels look correct style but I can't tell the finish on them.
If Your chassis has counter sunk screws, silver wheels and platinum dampers, my guess would be a Turbo Optima mid SE.
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DennisM wrote:This is (by looking at the decals and shocks) a standard optima mid.
If the motor is original, it´ll be a Lemans 240 and the chassis will take stickpacks.

Congratulations on the nice find.
No countersunk screws. The wheels are white and it takes stick packs. The only thing I can see on the motor is a purple or brown arrow going counter-clockwise with the text "Racing." Dying to tear into all of these but am trying yo stick to one at a time so I dont make a mess of them.

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Mad Racer wrote:Looks like to me a 1st Gen Optima Mid.

Nice Score.!!

Never herd of a BEC version. Only bec i herd of was "Battery Eliminator circuit." & Boondal Entertaiment Center :lol: :lol:

boondal! "the place to be" :wink:

bec was at the top right of the boxes denoting the buggy had bec circuitry

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Re: Kyosho Optima Mid

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UGH...I wish I could find where I read that... :( my bad for sure

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