Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Here is the custom AYK Radiant I built. I built it a bit custom, hopefully the purests won’t be too mad that I didn’t build it stock.
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Some cool custom plates and towers made by Jeff.
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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Time for black DE racing wheels, proline carpet spikes, Kyosho CVD’s and hexes.
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Finishing touches
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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Custom painted body by Andy
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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Looks like a proper Radiant to me! I really like the color scheme, too!
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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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beautifully done sir!!!

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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Very nice, looks like it could have been a factory Race Prep Special Edition 8)

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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Very nice car, consistent color scheme, beautiful body...and we shouldn't ever need to apologize to "purists" when building a work of art like this that is unique and different from boring box-art. 8) Anybody can follow a manual; to do something like this takes creativity and vision, and execution.
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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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I agree, please don't apologize. It's your car so build it your way.
... and what a beautiful car! 8)
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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Very cool project! I love the color! This is powder coated?

I am also working on one and was wondering about which CVD and wheel setup to use. You mentioned Kyosho axles. Did you use axles and wheels for the Optima?

Very cool buggy!

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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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Wow! That looks fantastic! Great work!

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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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The CVD’s I used are for the rb5/lazer and I used matching Kyosho 12mm hexes
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AYKBOBCAT wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:28 am Very cool project! I love the color! This is powder coated?

I am also working on one and was wondering about which CVD and wheel setup to use. You mentioned Kyosho axles. Did you use axles and wheels for the Optima?

Very cool buggy!

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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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orangemazda wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:53 am The CVD’s I used are for the rb5/lazer and I used matching Kyosho 12mm hexes


AYKBOBCAT wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:28 am Very cool project! I love the color! This is powder coated?

I am also working on one and was wondering about which CVD and wheel setup to use. You mentioned Kyosho axles. Did you use axles and wheels for the Optima?

Very cool buggy!
Excellent thanks! Did you have to change the bearings width or they fit just right? Thanks for the info, that really helps.

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Re: Orangemazda’s Radiant build

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There are two different lengths of axles for these CVD’s. There are the short two “stripe” and the longer three “stripe”. I used the longer axles as pictured which allowed me to shim the inside or outside of the hub as needed.

I actually used new Kyosho bearings front and rear. They are the exact same size as the Radiant ones.
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AYKBOBCAT wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:09 pm
orangemazda wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:53 am The CVD’s I used are for the rb5/lazer and I used matching Kyosho 12mm hexes


AYKBOBCAT wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:28 am Very cool project! I love the color! This is powder coated?

I am also working on one and was wondering about which CVD and wheel setup to use. You mentioned Kyosho axles. Did you use axles and wheels for the Optima?

Very cool buggy!
Excellent thanks! Did you have to change the bearings width or they fit just right? Thanks for the info, that really helps.

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