The legend returns…
Javelin. A machine that redefines what it means to be the best.
The Javelin’s design concept was to create “A machine that redefines what it means to be the best”. After more than 30 years since the original release in 1986, this electric off-road competition model has been recreated as the sixth model in the Kyosho Vintage Series. Incorporating a resin pipe-frame body resembling the innovative aluminum pipe frame body of the 1/8 scale Land Jump engine powered buggy, the new Javelin features the proven performance of double wishbone suspension with a narrow backbone-style skid frame that delivers ideal geometry for wide-angled steering. This combines with the Javelin’s superior sealed compartment 4WD chain-drive system to produce excellent performance and durability. At the heart of the external features that faithfully represent the image of the Javelin of 30 years ago, this Vintage Series version is packed with modern racing performance potential and is compatible with modern power sources. At the heart of the drive system is a counter gear equipped with slipper function and a final gear case made from metal to strengthen its load bearing capacity. The adoption of precision 48-pitch gear modules reduces power loss and the optimal combination of nylon and sintered alloy delivers both improved drive efficiency and reduced noise. In addition to chain drive, the drive system can also be changed to a belt system, which was optional in the original model. Also, the large diameter aluminum shocks, recreated in the original design, combine with long stroke suspension to deliver increased performance potential. Rediscover the joy of off-road buggy racing with the latest in racing technology and the nostalgic style of the ‘Javelin’.
- Each part has been upgraded to correspond with modern power sources while retaining Javelin’s unique original design.
- Simple yet high rigidity aluminum backbone type chassis.
- Two types of drive system can be selected. The 4WD chain system with sealed compartment that took the world by storm, or the 4WD belt system that was later released as an option.
- FRP radio plate is suitable for ESC’s of any brand.
- One-piece wheels replicate the original stylish design while delivering a reduction in weight.
- Full ball bearing specifications use 18 ball bearings. (chain drive system uses 16).
- Number of tapping screws is kept to a minimum (5), and hex heads ensure easy use and fastening security.
- Includes separate nylon helmet and polycarbonate body.
- Hook & Loop Fastener type battery stay (including battery straps printed with Kyosho logo) is compatible with various batteries and allows easy installation and removal.
- Equipped with antenna post compatible with 2.4GHz. Servo is securely fixed by screw.
- Equipped with metallic counter gear.
- Length 403mm
- Width 240mm
- Height 130mm
- Wheelbase 260mm
- Front Tread 204mm
- Rear Tread 204mm
- Weight 1,700g (approx.)
- Tires (F & R) φ86×40mm
- Motor 540 Class size?sold separately?
- Gear Ratio 9.24?1
- Assembled some parts kit chassis (gear box, oil shock are pre assembled)
- Body frame
- L-shape hexagonal wrench
- Cross wrench
- Shock wrench
- Shock oil
Required for Operation:
- 2 Channel R/C System (1 x servo, 1 x ESC)
- 540 Motor
- Battery for motor (7.2V NiMH or Li-Po battery)
- Charger for motor battery
- Paint for body
- Batteries for transmitter
- Tools (maybe required: 1.5 / 2.0 / 3.0 hexagonal wrench driver, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, box cutter, Philips screwdriver for replacing servo horn)
Skill Level 3