Kyosho USA-1 - Anyone else waiting on this one?

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The electric version in the 90's sucked with the plastic drive shafts ,but the nitro was better ,
so I'm thinking that if the new electric that they put out in this era ,they changed the drive shafts
to metal!..:hehe:
 

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that's nice to know but idk why it can only got 39 mph with a 3 speed chain drive is pretty neat

Gearing. It's still faster than the VE version which tops out at 35. Those trucks have a lot of bottom end, lots of wheelies and really leap forward when you give them gas - and that's with the relatively weak KE25 engine. Put in a .28 or .32 and it turns into an out of control bucking bronco.
The electric version in the 90's sucked with the plastic drive shafts ,but the nitro was better ,
so I'm thinking that if the new electric that they put out in this era ,they changed the drive shafts
to metal!..:hehe:

They've been metal for some time. They ditched the dog bones for CVD's with this model, and the front shaft is using a telescopic one.

I'm hoping that RC4WD makes a new run of the aluminum axles, or Hot Racing does. Something's up with RC4WD though, they have been running out of most everything as of late.

I've got the aluminum axles in one of my Mad Crusher based trucks, best investment I made for that vehicle. Not only indestructible (and I've had swing shafts blow up inside of them, had it been plastic it would have shredded), but the handling improvements are significant.
 

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I think I posted this in another thread, but Kyosho America confirmed a small shipment arrived in the US, but they couldn't sell them on their site and they told me to look for them in hobby shops 🤔 Another shipment is due this month. There has been delays at the ports, but it looks like they are at least rolling out of the factory finally 😁
 

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I think I posted this in another thread, but Kyosho America confirmed a small shipment arrived in the US, but they couldn't sell them on their site and they told me to look for them in hobby shops 🤔 Another shipment is due this month. There has been delays at the ports, but it looks like they are at least rolling out of the factory finally 😁
*clasps hands and rubs them together eagerly awaiting their arrival* 🤤🤤🤤
 

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I will be calling you out of the blue, whatever time of day or night if I see them come in stock. But only after I have mine ordered 😜
lol by all means brutha, let me know the second they land! I've already got the heat gun on my credit card gettin her warmed up! 🤣 🤣
 

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Sorta off-topic of this discussion, but the Kyosho Turbo Scorpion came back in stock at Tower Hobbies. Also, at Kyosho America, the Tomahawk and regular Scorpion came back in stock. All of these Lengendary series are killer car kits if anyone is looking for something really fun to build.

If nothing else, it shows shipments are starting to trickle out of Kyosho's factory. So I am hopeful the USA-1 will show up in shops very soon.
 

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Well, this is a screenshot from an unboxing vid of the USA-1. This is pretty sad.
Screenshot_20211016-113258_YouTube.jpg
 

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If the US didn't regulate itself of of the industrial market, this wouldn't happen. :( but at least it's not named the Bejing 1.
Kyosho was always made in Japan. That was the main reason I liked them so much. I haven't bought a new Kyosho in a few years, so I hope the Legendary stuff is still made in Japan, because I am going to be buying another Turbo Scorpion soon.
 
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