Here’s my official (and only) running video of my Kyosho Beetle 2014 Re-Release. This buggy is nostalgia on steroids with todays electronics installed in a beefed up design from the Remote controlled Innovator!
After several months, I was able to get the Kyosho Beetle 2014 Re-Release completed! Kyosho really had performance nailed with this one. It’s so nice seeing the roots of RC and how far technology has come over the years. This original design was slightly altered to accept today’s electronics and additional torque. I was able to capture some great running video of this Beetle….stay tuned!
Want to see this unboxed with how they did it in the 80’s?
Sometimes knowing where the roots of your hobby is good! The 2014 Kyosho Beetle re-release brings back the way the hobby started back in the 1980’s. The Baja Beetle has an officially licensed body from VW and tires from Goodyear. Sharing the majority of the parts from the famed Scorpion, the Beetle brings back the nostalgia of the blister packs in the box featuring partially assembled parts and the quality that Kyosho is known for.
Here’s where I got mine and some info from Kyosho:
The legendary Beetle returns with powerful off-road performance!
Spirit of the original is enhanced with modern technology!
The famous Kyosho Scorpion and Baja Beetle combined into one legendary off-road machine that became synonymous with electric buggy racing in the 1980’s; a name that is still known around the world today. Now, in honor of the original Scorpion and its many fans, the Beetle makes a triumphant return with the advanced Scorpion 2014 chassis featuring the same basic ladder frame 2WD structure as the original, but with the latest technology and components. from the kit, making assembly easier and the finished chassis lighter and more rigid. From experts familiar with the Scorpion’s standard of performance to present-day drivers unaware of the Scorpion legend, all will enjoy the Scorpion experience that inspired so many.
•Revival of the off road BEETLE. 2014 version upgraded throughout.
•Kit includes pre-assembled gearbox and oil shocks (shock oil sold separately).
•6061T6 forged aluminum suspension arms.
•Two-piece diecast aluminum gearbox with built-in diff gears.
•Slipper clutch protects gears and provides traction setting options.
•Oil shocks with aluminum cylinders and stainless shafts deliver smooth movement.
•Countersunk surface allows screws to be seated flat.
•Lightweight design from reduction in tapping screws and nuts.
•Near complete use of hex screws provides secure assembly.
•One-piece structure of rear wheels realizes lighter weight.
•Inner sponges included with rear tires.
•Includes newly developed block pattern high-grip compound tires.
•High efficiency full ball bearing specification. (14 included)
•Radio box is suitable for the various shapes and sizes of current batteries.
•Ball diff from Ultima RB can be installed as an optional upgrade.