This is the Kyosho MA-020 AWD Mini-Z Chassis Set, with an included
Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS NBR 2010 #98 Body. The MINI-Z has captured
the imagination of micro racing fans around the world. In an effort to
improve the performance of the platform, Kyosho has combined the MR-03
VCS front suspension with DWS rear suspension to deliver the next
evolution in MINI-Z performance. Add to this the precision control
characteristics of the shaft driven AWD drivetrain and the MA-020
chassis sets a new standard in mini size AWD performance.
Compatible with nearly all MINI-Z bodies, the incorporation of the MR-03 front suspension structure minimizes change to the driving characteristics when wide tread setting is used. For example, wheel off set was used for wide tread bodies, but on the 020 chassis this can be achieved by changing the suspension arm and swing shaft, which minimizes excessive change to the scrub radius and dramatically improves cornering performance. One of the key features of the MR-03 chassis is ‘VCS’ (variable camber suspension) that optimizes camber change in concert with suspension stroke for effective grip and traction. The proven rear DWS (double wishbone suspension) is standard and combines with the revitalized front suspension to achieve free and precise control.
The receiver unit is equipped with RA-23T/FET featuring Chase Mode function. Chase Mode can be set so the overtake button can only be used a certain number of times per model (optional I.C.S. USB adapter and computer are required - KYO82080). This allows you to apply a handicapping system by restricting the number of speed bursts each car can use, allowing beginners to compete on a more even footing with experienced drivers. Of course this model also works with the previous ASF 2.4GHz 2-channel transmitter for the MINI-Z Racer. As this set is packaged without transmitter, it is ideal for existing owners of ASF 2.4GHz MINI-Z Racers and makes an economical 2nd or even 3rd addition to your MINI-Z model lineup.
About Chase Mode:
“Chase mode” functions to limit power output to 70% of full throttle. When the moment comes to attack, a push of the 3rd channel button on the transmitter increases power output to 100% for 3-second burst of speed. This enables greater driving control and also adds the excitement of overtaking duels so drivers can enjoy nose to tail racing battles. Also, the number of power boosts can be set to apply a handicapping system to level the playing field for drivers of different experience levels. At the time of shipment, the overtake function is set to a maximum of 5 times per race.
Tread (F/R): 56.5-63.5mm / 56.5-61mm
Tire (F/R): 25.0 (sold separately)
Gear Ratio: 7.2, 6.4, 6.0, 5.7, 5.3, 5.0, 4.5:1
Weight: 120g (approx.)
Motor: 130-class motor
Needed to Complete:
*Note: Overtake function may work with R246 2.4GHz
module adapter but is not guaranteed with transmitters other than
Kyosho or KO 3-channel transmitters. Also, the 2-channel KT-18
transmitter can be used without Chase Mode.