So far, the best news of the show. I sincerely think that 1/43 scale has a lot of potential (maybe really the way to go).
At this point if I was starting and my interest would be mag racing, I would go with 1/43 scale.
They will have soon, the Porsche 962, Mazda 787, Sauber C9 and the Jaguar XJR-9. What fabulous Le Mans type tracks can
be done at this scale!!!
For this scale to explode:
1-We need more quality bodies which are appearing now. The cooperation with Spark is just ACE!!! This could lead to hundreds of bodies.
I hope they try also rally cars, but I have to concede that Le Mans cars are the best to start with.
2-We need better chassis, I think the Kyosho chassis are really for mag racing. We need Slot.it chassis for 1/43 scale. Mauricio, what do you think?
We need the best possible handling chassis to see really the true potential of this scale in a non magnet approach.
On a more personal note. The Sauber and the Jaguar are a must must. I will use them as bodies for my dnanos.
As note, Kyosho usually sources their electronic to KO propo. So be sure their controllers and top notch, better than anything out there when it comes to realiablity and performance. In RC Ive always used KO and have not bee disappointed (mini-z and dnano are KO based also.)
darn it, I am going to have to buy 1:43 now. This new childhood of mine is awesome !
Wow, as it gets harder and harder to find a large enough space for a 1:32 track this really is the way to go. If you want a shelf queen then 1:43 is brimming over with statics, and now you can race that same quality at home. I'm seriously considering a 1:43 track in my workshop. 1:43 rallying? Now you're talking! Imagine the scope!
Looks very, very interesting I have to say!
Spark and Kyosho together....good match. Looks like the Corvette and Aston are taken from Spark moulds. Supernice!
The 1/32-guys could really learn something here, as far as the detailing goes...
these are master pieces, tiny jewels, but 1/43 scale doesn,t interest me. they must have done their homework and decided theres a big enough market for them. they are ultra serious with these, pity it wasn,t 1/32. john.
I think this is a great chance to get the youngsters back into the clubs! Maybe the clubs should start organizing 1:43 scale racing series for juniors. In the hope that they will later grow to the bigger scale(s).
Until now this was almost not possible because of the lack of tuning possibilities, also the current offerings in 1:43 are much more aimed at the toys market f.e. Carrera Go sets with a couple of loopings. Now Kyosho needs to make different curves so it will be possible to make a four or six lane layout, then the scale could really catch on!
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