What you’re seeing here is a vintage 1986 kyosho ultimo kit number 3115 beautiful buggies. I was lucky to score this one about three years ago or so probably it’s been in the background. Luckily, i was able to get to it now. Um, i found it with the box. It didn’t come with everything you see. I’Ll tell you about that in a second. How beautiful is this? So typically, these boxes, i know, are a little different colored, but this one’s different – and i just i just love it – the colors and everything. So when i saw it, i grabbed it um, and i also got the manual which i want to show you the manual here. The manual is not in the greatest shape, but it comes with some really cool uh option things you can uh upgrade your uh kyosho ultima with what they suggest and a 240 le mans st motor is what they recommend for a better performance, and i agree with Them on that motor that’s, one of my all time, favorite engines, just great motors, i was lucky enough to score one of those. It didn’t come with the kit. Um it’s just a little dirtier than i would i’d like to be a better shape, but it actually performs brilliantly so great um, fine there and this one’s got full ball bearings in it now and uh there’s this character. Here i want to show you he’s on quite a few of these pages.
Maybe you guys might know him or know him i’ve seen him in these magazines, and you know a little bit about that character from before from kyo show to you just a cool cool one. I imagine he’s probably got a name or something too. So if you know anything more about him, please let us know that would be awesome. So let me show you inside as well right here so whenever you’re taking the bodies off these just pop this little clip here and it’ll come right up. Just like that, i can’t tell you how many times i’ve seen people pull them off and keep going and they break the um. The areas here easy to do so very narrow chassis, not very um bit not very tall or anything like that. So great for aerodynamics and for flight narrow in the center, so not wide or or or anything like that, or tall and uh, i wouldn’t say it’s super light or anything like that. It’S got a good weight to it. It may be a little lighter in the front than you would think, but uh yeah awesome this one it’s got a futaba, a radio in it or esc in it and a futaba um servo 3003 standard, so awesome buggies. They would do quite a few different versions of the ultima. You guys probably know more about that than i do. I know they have there’s a turbo and our ultima ii, and i know they did the reissues of this one, maybe if they did reissues of the others.
I don’t know, but i think the 2019 was the issue of this one. As far as all of it. That’S, all i know, but uh amazing, buggies, highly recommend uh. You guys uh getting these this one. Also i painted the wheels a little bit as you could tell the tires and uh yeah. These can be a little tedious to paint the driver, but this one didn’t have the wing with it. I had a wing from another build and i was able to paint that up it’s, actually an ultima wing uh, so i’ve lucked out on that. If you’re gon na get the repop body like i did, this is a repot body from 2019, then you’re going to want to make sure you got the wing with it, because i don’t believe you can mount it without it, because this one here when i got The car it came with the roll cage, but it didn’t come with the wing mounts. So i had to make some out of aluminum but uh yeah, easy peasy that turned out pretty cool anyways, so yeah. So now we’re gon na go into what it took to make the ultimate look like this and then we’re gon na go into the running portion of the video and all that’s gon na start right now, all right so now, we’re just gon na go ahead and Start diving into ultima, uh tearing it all apart and uh, washing everything very good and i’m.
Probably gon na soak up the tires a little bit. Some oil they’re not too bad. They need to be uh softened a little bit a little stiff still so, but they’re not too shabby and then we’re going to take all the electronics out test. The electronics. I have to get another uh solder gun my solder gun just puked out on me so and then um start cutting all the decals and uh getting the body all ready and prepped. What you’re seeing right there is a wing uh that i’ve had for probably about good forty five years. I guess i won’t use that um, but we’re gon na probably repaint that, of course, and then yeah. It should be pretty good got the tools, ready, let’s, go ahead and dive into this thing. All right, let’s go ahead, sneak a peek inside this transmission, housing, no broken teeth, it’s, not too bad it’s a little dirty, but not not bad. You guys know any of my videos. Usually i have a broken tooth or two on these things. So all right, let’s continue on all right. So now, we’re inside the gear casing just to see what it looks like it’s, not bad guys. I think we’re going to be all right. Let’S continue on all right. So now everything is taken apart and we’re, just going to go over everything really quickly and test electronics, see if they’re any good and individualize all the parts and then start washing everything really well.
So everything looks okay, i don’t really see any broken bits yet so that’s good, so let’s go ahead and start getting into the wash and clean and then uh reassembly all right. So now, as you can tell, everything, is laid out and washed really good. One thing we’re gon na do now is uh polish, the metal parts, and then we get into assembly all right. As you can tell, i got the electronics put in everything’s working as it should super clean and uh yeah. So now we just got ta put the top plate on and then uh route the receiver through here too, along with the on and off switch alrighty guys so now we’re getting ready to do the cage portion for the buggy and got my little instructions right here To show me how to do it so let’s go ahead and knock this bad boy out and then we’re going to get straight into the painting all right now the cage is done. All righty guys so now we’re getting ready to put the uh roll cage on here. Uh the body is all painted and decal. So all we got ta do is drill out our zones where uh that that roll cage will sit and drill out the zones where the body will sit on the chassis, so you got seven punctures. You have to do or drill outs. What i like to do is heat up a little small allen, key and use that as a guide to punch my holes into then i’ll go back with a dremel and just hone those areas out.
I find this a lot more exact uh than just using your dremel and possibly moving or shaking a little bit so uh. Almost there almost finished all right, so the body is on, looks good, everything’s painted up. I got to finish a little bit more lettering on the wheels and then we’ll be off to the running portion of the video all right so now for the running portion of the video. So what i’m going to do right now, we’re going to run it basically with the 7.2 volt battery pack, just to kind of give you an idea what it’s like but a 240 lemans, is a great engine. It just really hustles this car nice and smooth like all right all right so now, let’s go ahead and get a speed run on this thing. All right let’s go ahead and get a top speed, we’re based off at zero. All right, let’s put in our guesses right now guys now, as you know, um we’re running the nickel metal hydride battery, so it’s not going to be as fast as the lipo i’ll have to do. A lipo run later see what we got 22 miles an hour. That’S, not bad that’s, pretty good we’ll. Take it um, i imagine with the 540 size motor you probably get about 19 18 miles an hour, so this little 240 le mans definitely gives you a little extra bump and speed along with the uh, the bearings and stuff.
So yeah not too shabby let’s go ahead and get into our regular run. So this car has such a good grip to it. Even with those dry running tires, all right, let’s see if we can run a little bit off road now good to see all that articulation. You have so all right, let’s give a hit a chump a little bit of uh nose. Heavy uh result there. Maybe we can get a little better job on this one. What a beautiful, buggy nice all right, let’s bring her on in alrighty that’s a wrap on this bad boy. I appreciate you guys for watching my videos. This restoration was a total blast. Yeah love! It highly recommend you guys pick one of these ultimates up. If you see them they’re a lot of fun, so please hit a like and we’ll love it for you guys to subscribe. I promise you’re not gon na miss what’s coming up next, all right guys, we’ll see you on the next one bye.