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1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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So just got my hands on this thing of beauty.
Needs some light touch up, Camel decals and will try to source the right electronics as seen in promotion video.

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Kyosho Mega Motor 22x1 (sorted)
Futaba MC 210CB ESC (sorted)
Futaba FP-R112 receiver (sorted)
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Oh my, what an amazing RC! They've included so many scale details. I wasn't aware such a car even existed.
Is the front anti-roll bar system adjustable?
It looks like the chassis is drilled for a dual motor setup.
Are you planning to run the car?
I want one!!! :D
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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XLR8 wrote: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:34 pm Oh my, what an amazing RC! They've included so many scale details. I wasn't aware such a car even existed.
Is the front anti-roll bar system adjustable?
It looks like the chassis is drilled for a dual motor setup.
Are you planning to run the car?
I want one!!! :D
:lol: I’ve been wanting one of these since the nineties whether it was electric or nitro. Got this one that’s barely been driven at a fair price.
Front anti-roll is not adjustable. It’s just a U-shaped bar, but the ride hight is. It’s adjustable (individually) by the two socket head screws just under the cantilevers. Yep dual Mega Outlaw 22x1 setup is possible, but I wonder if you can squeeze out five minutes of racing with one 1700mAh battery :lol:
That thing with driving rc cars is something that I next to never manage to do... would be cool to test it on a track just once though..

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Yeah, it seems unlikely it would go 5 minutes with two motors - but it might be twice the fun. :D
Anyway, I'm looking at these on ebay right now. Apparently they made them in 1/10 scale as well - no cantilever shocks or independent suspension however so I'll just pass on them.
If it were mine, I couldn't resist getting it out on a nice large vacant parking lot somewhere - at least once.
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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That is a really cool piece of machinery. I like that front Shock setup. With a single modern brushless motor that car would really fly.

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Greeaaat, ANOTHER thing I need! :roll:
That thing is frickin' SICK! I would put a hot brushless motor on there and a mega battery, but that's just me. An original restoration I can also appreciate. :D
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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XLR8 wrote: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:28 pm Yeah, it seems unlikely it would go 5 minutes with two motors - but it might be twice the fun. :D
Anyway, I'm looking at these on ebay right now. Apparently they made them in 1/10 scale as well - no cantilever shocks or independent suspension however so I'll just pass on them.
If it were mine, I couldn't resist getting it out on a nice large vacant parking lot somewhere - at least once.
There also are 1/18 versions, which do have independent suspension.

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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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They did have 1/10 scale. There were both the simple F1 pan cars you probably saw and a series of realistic F1/Indy car/GTP cars. They had great detail in the suspension.
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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XLR8 wrote: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:28 pm Yeah, it seems unlikely it would go 5 minutes with two motors - but it might be twice the fun. :D
Anyway, I'm looking at these on ebay right now. Apparently they made them in 1/10 scale as well - no cantilever shocks or independent suspension however so I'll just pass on them.
If it were mine, I couldn't resist getting it out on a nice large vacant parking lot somewhere - at least once.
If your looking for 1/10 scale I personally would go for the Tamiya F201 a 4wd F1 with the CF hop up chassis kit from 3Racing (TF201C-001.... If you can find one ;))
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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and if you dont care about vintage, 3racing has a killer little 1/10 F1 kit called the FGX 2018. For around $120 shipped it has fully independent suspension and is a really decent build! I have one 8)
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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This is a sick build of a FGX-EVO2018. Don't know what hardbody that is though.

https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=133918
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Wow, so many options - and I had no idea these cars even existed. Well, that's why I'm here.
That EVO2018 is nothing short of incredible!! Definitely blurs the line between a static replica and an RC.
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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That looks amazing ! So much detail but 4x4 ? Do you dare drive it ?
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Re: 1:8 Kyosho 4246 Williams Renault FW14 EP

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Time for an update.
Managed to source the motor, servo, new spur gear and the Futaba ESC (thanks to matt1ptkn)
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