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Kyosho DRX VE Subaru Impreza 1/8 ReadySet Electric Rally Car w/KT-200 2.4GHz Transmitter

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This is the Kyosho DRX VE Subaru Impreza 1/8 Scale ReadySet Electric Rally Car. This realistic scale rally car features Kyosho’s proven fulltime 4WD drive train, an Orion EVO 2400kV brushless sensorless motor and an Orion Vortex R10 Sports Electronic Speed Control equipped with a constant cooling fan. You can make tarmac, gravel, a parking lot or even the nearest off road race track your next rally stage setting with the aggressive driving characteristics of this ultra realistic Subaru Impreza kit. Just about everything you need is packaged in a fully assembled ReadySet chassis, including the 2.4GHz KT-200 R/C system that automatically manages frequency band allocation and features a dual-rate setting and a failsafe function (optional setting) that slows the throttle if radio signal is lost.

Updated Features:

  • EVO Brushless Motor: Team Orion Vortex 10 EVO brushless motor is pre-installed and fitted to an easy gear mesh motor mount for easy maintenance. The Vortex 10 EVO delivers jaw dropping power and acceleration
  • R10 Electronic Speed Control: Team Orion Vortex R10 EVO ESC delivers a smoother power band and more punch compared to its predecessor. It comes with a pre-installed cooling fan to provide you with maximum performance each and every time
  • Syncro 2.4GHz Radio System: A pre-installed stylish FHSS 2.4GHz radio system featuring dual rate functions, also features a 4-channel receiver providing you with a wide range of upgrade options.
What is a Ready Set? A ReadySet is a fully assembled model that includes nearly everything you need to run. Body Color scheme is complete so only consumables like batteries and 7.4v Lipo/7.2v NiMh are required so you can start operating the model without delay.

Standard Features:

  • Big Bore Shocks: Equipped with large capacity plastic oil shocks as standard. Soaks up bumps with ease and lands smoothly from large bumps. Features threaded shock bodies for chassis height adjustments.
  • Multipoint Adjustments: Design features multi-point setting adjustments such as chassis height, camber, track width, front and rear toe-in
  • Shaft Drive: The drive shafts run through the center of the chassis providing better center-of-gravity and optimum weight balance
  • Fully Digital Servo: Equipped with a digital servos for great response
  • Wide Stance: Long span suspension arms create a wide track width on the double wishbone 4-wheel independent suspension system for superior running stability
  • Fully Interchangeable: Front/rear and left/right suspension arms, front/rear knuckles and front/rear shock stays are all interchangeable. Redesigned suspension with maintenance-friendly pillow ball connect system
  • Compatible with DBX/DST: The DBX VE is 60% parts compatible to its nitro version, so parts availability is not an issue
  • Steering Layout: The DRX VE has an all redesigned steering layout which gives you greater response and a much greater steering angle than the DBX GP version
  • Aluminum Motor Mount: Equipped with an aluminum motor mount to secure the 540 Size Orion BL motor and to provide optimal thermal dissipation
  • Steel Pinion Gear: The DRX VE is equipped with a strong steel pinion gear for added security and durability.

Team Orion Experience Brushless Motor Specifications:
Can Size: 540
kV: 2400
Sensorless: Yes
Cooling Fins: Yes

Team Orion Experience ESC Specifications:
Sensorless Brushless Only: Yes
Input Voltage: 6-7 Cells (NiMh) and 2S-3S (Lipo)
Continuous Max Current: 70A
Peak Current: 150A
Low Voltage Cutoff: Auto detect 3.0V per Cell)
Thermal Protection: Yes (@ 95c)
Programmability: Forward/Brake/Reverse or Forward only

Includes:

  • Pre-Assembled Chassis
  • Pre-Painted Body
  • Team Orion Vortex 10 Motor
  • Team Orion Vortex R10 ESC (Sensorless Only)
  • Perfex KT-200 2.4GHz Transmitter and R/C System
  • L Hex Wrench
  • Cross Wrench
Needed to Complete:
  • (4) "AA" Batteries
  • 7.2 or 8.4 NiMh Stick Pack (3300mAh or higher) with dean plugs
  • 2S or 3S LiPo with deans plugs
  • Compatible battery charger

This product was added to our catalog on July 16, 2012.

Robert Lai
Verified Owner
Overall I am happy with the Car. There is only a problem with the ESC FAN not working. I tried it with a 7.4v and a 11.1v lipo the FAN won't turn. I then tried hooking up the fan to a 4 AA batteries supply (setup used to test Servo) and the Fan works! So my conclusion is that there is too much current or voltage to the Fan (the Fan is connected directly to the ESC) so it won't turn since usually small fan like this works on lower voltage. But the ESC should be designed to handle this (just like any other normal ESC like Mamba Max Pro out there). So given the " not so great ESC and what I am going to mention below about the electronics " I give this a 3 stars - anyway, in the future i might replace the ESC/Motor/Receiver/Servo - I just thought I might give Team Orion a try with this Car but I already anticipate problems with this stock setup so no surprise here and luckly this is not a big problem. There is enough room in the Radio box to hook up an extra connection fan to the ESC..no big deal..I already purchased an extra ESC Fan (better one). Also, at slow speed the car don't run smooth, it tends to "Jump" start even when starting slow. Unlike my Castle power system feel. I have tried all the settings of the ESC (you need to use the remote to program) but just can't fix this....oh well... ... The Servo --- replace a better one....the stock is too slow. So there are some imperfection to the electronics....but that's already anticipated by myself. And this will be my last RTR (this is my 2nd one since the Lazer ZX-5 1/10 4wd buggy)...I really wish they have a kit.....but thought I try this 1/9 Rally class...looks interesting. So my conclusion: This kit/RTR is meant for beginners. If you ran a few RC cars/trucks with your own setup (off road or on road) you will not be satisfied with the performance of the electronics. In terms of the performance (turns, weight balance etc) this will meet most of your expectation. The shell and golden wheels (subaru) are lovely...the look is good. I give this a 3 / 5 from my perspective with the performance and Quality you get with the money you used to buy this car. Forgot to mention, this car can pretty much run out of the box...the toe in toe out, shocks setting, diffs...are pretty good to run. You can redo the diffs and put in the sway bars (front and rear) to get more optimal performance but if just trying it out and bashing it around, the stock out of the box setup will do the job. Some people recommend adding 2 extra gears in each of the diff to use lower weight diff oil but I couldn't be bothered...if I need maintain the diffs, I will just add thicker oil to the diffs. I'm not going to race this, is more show off to my friends and running in the park. But I did buy the front and rear sway bars. Again, this is a 3/5 car in terms of money, Quality and performance.

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