correction** The diff balls are supposed to be 3mm balls, not the 3/32" that I have shown here.
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Kyosho’s tease is over , and now we have legit pics of the new-old Optima, complete with its signature chain drive. The want is strong for this one…the classic no-wing design is gorgeous and the Optima looks just as rad with the body off as it does with the body on. As with the Scorpion re-releases, Kyosho has made some tasteful tune-ups to the car so you can... From Kyosho:. We are proud to reintroduce the original Optima released in the 80s with some modern updates. Redesigned by the original designer, the Optima has been carefully redeveloped from ground up to bring back the best of the buggies in the good old days and to offer a true fun to drive feel. The Optima is designed based on the original version released in the 80s. We have updated several areas but kept the parts compatible with the original chassis.
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KYOLA43 - Kyosho 5.8MM Ball End These work great and are made by Kyosho. I put these on my vintage Kyosho ultima 2, still going strong after near 25 years.. There seem pretty strong. I can't really think of anything because it does what its made for. it didn't fell like brittle plastic. [...]
[Mike Harrison] is known for incredibly tiny soldering. Now he’s claiming a “world’s smallest” in the form of a stand-alone LED blinker, and we think he’s got the record. He brought it along with him to Friday’s Beagleboard Bring-a-Hack, and we got a close look at the diminutive assembly. The project was dreamed up when [Mike] saw an announcement from Seiko about a new supercapacitor in a tiny package (likely the CPH3225A giving the blinky a footprint of 3.2 x 2.5 mm). With that...
In the past we’ve talked about one of the major downsides of working with vintage computer hardware, which of course is the fact you’re working with vintage computer hardware. The reality is that these machines were never designed to be up and running 20, 30, or even 40-odd years after they were manufactured. Components degrade and fail, and eventually you’re going to need to either find some way to keep your favorite classic computer up and running or relegate it to becoming a...
Well here we are, we’ve reached that time of year again at which our yearly ritual of resuscitating small internal combustion engines from their winter-induced morbidity is well under way. It’s lawn mowing season again, and a lot of us are spending our Saturday afternoons going up and down our little patches of grass courtesy of messers Briggs and Stratton. Where this is being written, the trusty Honda mower’s deck has unexpectedly failed, so an agricultural field topper is...