The Radio Control Motorcycles FAQ Page 2
Answer courtesy Matt Helton
- Is there a way to put other electronics in the bike except what Kyosho suggests in the construction manual?
Yes, there is a way to put a non-Kyosho/Tamiya RS set into the bikes.
From another friend of these pages, comes the next tip. Here's what Steve wrote:
- You need a Dynamite (JR AM micro receiver), or an RCD "Shredder" micro
receiver. A Duratrax "Spike" speed controller or an ASTROFLIGHT micro ESC.
I have been using a Futaba 9601 Servo for control. A word of caution: This
set-up will only work on the MK 2 chassis, and if you are using the Spike
ESC, you have to remove the plastic cover and then shrink-wrap it so it
will protect the exposed electronics.
As far as the ESCs go, they are standard 50hz-60hz frame rate controllers,
and thus are only slightly better than the Factory set-ups. The biggest
improvement result is realized with a better servo. The receiver is VERY
close to the ESC, so make sure to install the Receiver with the crystal as
far away from the ESC as possible. Add a 0.1uF Capacitor or two to the
motor to keep the wiring as quiet as possible. 'nuff said.
(Steve, also sent me these excellent photos of the 1/7 NSR500!)
- Here is a BIG tip regarding upgrading the performance of the Kyosho
Motorcycles. In the Graupner Catalog, there is an inexpensive motor called
the "Speed 300" part #3306: believe me on this one, this motor fits right in
on the motorcycles. They are EXTREMELY fast, try one, and tell your friends
about them. They are so fast the Kyosho Hang-On Racers do wheelies on the
straights. This motor makes the bike very hard to drive, but makes the
skilled driver invincible. If you want wheelies, this is the one----- they
are very cheap! They rev up to 32,000 rpm, the stock redlines at 11,500 so
you figure it out.
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