KYOSHO - FANTOM EP 1:12 4WD KIT *LEGENDARY SERIES* 30635B
The king of 1/12 electric racing returns… with its captivating avant-garde design!
In august 1983, a mere six months after its debut, a new Kyosho machine blew its more established rivals away at the 5th JMRCA 1/12 Electric Racing Car Japan Nationals, held at a specially built track at Nakayama Racecourse Chiba Prefecture. RC on-road racing was changed for a generation by the 1/8 FANTOM 20 EXP 4WD engine racing car, and its bloodlines ran strong in the FANTOM EP 4WD. The FANTOM EP 4WD revives its glory days as the first on-road racing model and 9th addition to the Kyosho Vintage Series!
The 1/12 on-road racing scene of the time featured a variety of designs such as 3-point suspension and 4-wheel independent suspension, 4WD ladder-chain drive + front one-way bearing system that normally didn’t produce front drive but drove the inside wheel when power was applied through turns for stable cornering and minimal drive loss. The FANTOM EP 4WD pioneered specs such as the FRP chassis that created a suspension effect that delivered optimal weight balance on the inside wheel. The 2020 version model not only recreates the look and feel of the original, but also maintains the superior cornering speed and stability, even on low grip surfaces, with its part-time 4WD and front one way. As with all Vintage Series models, each key component is consistent with the original design but has been improved to handle the latest power sources and deliver the FANTOM’s distinctive sharp handling and control on modern RC circuits. Experience high-performance driving with the nostalgic avant-garde design and functional beauty of the 1/12 scale FANTOM EP 4WD!
The world's first electric car to use a ladder chain drive and front one-way bearing. The mechanical plate has also been machined with a mounting hole where a Kyosho LeMans 240S speed controller (No: 37051, sold separately) can be mounted in place of a rotary speed controller. Reproducing the dominant power and performance of the original Le Mans 480T, the Le Mans 480T Brushless Motor (No.37033) with long shaft to fit the Fantom is available as an option.
Fantom EP Chassis Technical Data :
● Length 345mm
● Width 172mm
● Height 83mm
● Chassis type Chain drive4WD
● Wheelbase 199-200mm（Adjustable）
● Front tread 135mm
● Rear tread 133mm
● Weight approx.1,500g(with GAB4201）
● Motor 540class（both sold separately）
● 1st gear ratio 3.38：1
● Front tire diameter φ48
● Rear tire diameter φ53
● Front tire width 23mm
● Rear tire width 35mm
● Used propo 2～3ch 2servo
● ※Maximum Speed 約55km/h (with Le Mans480T BL）
● ※Driving Time approx.23minutes(with Le Mans480T BL）
Required for operation :
● 2ch, 1 servo, 1 ESC R/C system
● Battery for chassis
● Battery charger
● Batteries for transmitter
● Paint for body
KYOSHO - FANTOM EP 1:12 4WD KIT *LEGENDARY SERIES*...