TURBO OPTIMA MID SPECIAL
This is the built of a NIB Turbo Optima Mid Special made by « Phoenix » from Germany, this build was posted on the RC10Talk.com Forum.
The drivetrain was already prebuilt by Kyosho.
Wing & under tray done
Please excuse the Schumacher pit mat
Rear Motor Plate and Stiffener attached
Main Gear Assembly
Rear camber plate and stabilizer
Front shock tower and stabilizer
Rear shock tower
Rear view... can't get enough !
Lower belt cover
The ugly: 20+ year old dust seals for the rear gearbox... the sponge vanished quite a bit
Rear dust seal attached. Somehow And gaps filled with thread lock.
Rear A-arms attached
Steering posts, belt cover brace and rear chassis gate
Battery mount posts attached. Let's stick with saddle packs for now, sticks were seriously uncool back in the days
Front A-arms mounted
Front steering knuckles, hubs and universals attached
and completed with upper links
... completed with dogbanes and upper links.
Next was the steering assembly:
Steering rods added.
Servo rod and mounts attached.
Upper deck back in position again.
Chassis so far:
Upper belt cover attached, went the thread lock route as suggested by the manual.
Gear cover is transparent for this version:
Wing mount was next:
Saddle pack straps and body/undertray mounts.
Chassis with wing.
View from top:
Body also fitted:
Wheels & Shocks built...
A few decals added