So all of this, at the beginning of february 2021, it’s now getting towards the end of june and it’s just arrived after various delays, so let’s hope it was worth the wait first thing today is a bit like tamiya tamiya, there’s, various different ways of saying these Brands, i think that’s kaiosho, but it might be kyosho but i’m going with kaiosho, so it’s quite exciting it’s. The first kaio show i’ve ever owned, so you can obviously draw comparisons with the tame lunchbox, with this sort of retro, 80s style van body and these monster truck tyres, but uh it’s, very different rc is four wheel, drive much lower to the ground than the lunchbox And later i will have a little comparison between this and my lunch box. So kaya showed previously the brushed version, and i was quite taken with that, but uh. I think they’ve done a much better job with this. They sort of got clear windows on it and with the brushless power and they’ve got these sort of protectors on the top, so uh yeah. I really think it’s worth the extra money for the upgrade. They are claiming 60 kilometers per hour, it’s about 37 miles per hour on a 2s lipo, so we shall see a future date, so we’ve got 2.4 gigahertz radio system and a waterproof speed controller and a brushless motor there’s a bit of blurb on the side about Some of the features so you’ve got metal bevel gears here, which the previous one didn’t have you’ve got the ability to put leds and it doesn’t come with them.
So you’ve got your oil shocks. Uh you’ve got a wheelie bar on this one. So if you look at the chassis it’s more like a four wheel, drive buggy chassis it’s like a tamiya tto2, or something like that so it’s much lower to the ground than something like a monster truck again. So we’ve got full bearings that you might expect it’s. Just got a bit about the brushless set. This one’s got a metal center drive shaft, the previous one, another plastic, one: okay let’s get into it, that’s the sheet of safety and warranty and bits Music, so wow, this paint finish, looks absolutely amazing, it’s sort of really deep red. This sort of looks darker in different angles and i’ve seen photos of this before, but they don’t really do it. Justice, it’s, absolutely fantastic. Their body all looks fantastic, but i’m. Thinking of practical issues like the fact they’ve got these hard plastic bits on the front that look really good and really scale but uh in a crash it’s. This it’s going to hit the ground or the wall or whatever uh, because there’s no bumper like, for instance, this lunchbox bumper attached to the chassis, which sort of saves the front of the car. So i think that’s a bit of a shame so i’m going to be a bit careful with this, because i don’t want to smash it to pieces and also these door mirrors are a nice detail. But i wonder how long they’re going to last.
They feel a bit slightly springy, but uh yeah their chances too long, so one bit where they have thought about protecting the body in the event of a crash. Is this visor here made out of hard plastic, these roof bars, which should save it a little bit? So at the back, you’ve got this wheelie bar, which is not only good for stopping it flipping over backwards, but it’s good for protecting the back of the truck. So that’s really good it’s a bit of a shame that they’ve had to cut a great big chunk at the back of the body uh to make it fit but uh there. It is just looking generally how well they finish this off uh stickers. Look like they’re! All in the right place some little slightly rough edges on the stickers, but it’s uh, pretty good. Really all right, let’s have a look inside okay, so you’ve got your four wheel, drive chassis here and on this side, you’ve got your motor esc receiver and steering servo. On the other side, you put your battery and you’ve got a foam spacer there, depending on what size, battery you’ve got and there’s just one strap to hold it in. So your metal drive shaft there, as previously mentioned on the original mad van. That was plastic, and this was an upgrade part, but they put that on a stand up with this one. So these monster truck tires have got foams in by the feel of it.
It’S like worried, they’ve had to put such a tall body mount on, looks like they put a tool on and then they’ve extended it even more, and so i wonder how strong that is quite flexible. Hopefully this will bend rather than break so you got overfill plastic shocks with these metal caps on so he’s got pre loaded clips, rather than a screw to set the tension. I feel a bit soft to me. I don’t know i think they could possibly do with slightly heavier oil, but we’ll see so it’s. Just got hex head screws throughout to hold it together, including the wheels which is a bit unusual. I’Ve never seen that before normally have a threaded axle with a nut on. This has actually got screws to hold the wheels on. So i don’t know why they’ve done that, but so that’s how it is. Let’S take one off and have a look there’s, a plastic hex. So they’ve done that with the screw. You can still use different wheels on this because uh that is standard with a 12 mil hex there. So look at the drive shafts here: it’s metal drive shaft. So it’s, like plastic cups, actually but hopefully they’re chunky enough. Nice chunky, drive shafts, so uh. Hopefully that will last well so put the wheel back on a bit more of a fast than if you’ve got an axle. I think so. You got a torx 4000 kv. Brushless, motor and you’ve got your brains, 10, 60 amp, esc, so i’m going to see the servo there’s got plastic spline, so i’ll have plastic gears in there.
I might change that out. So one problem with having the receiver on its side like that, with the plugs down there, as if you put lights on this, you want to be able to plug them in easily and uh that’ll be a bit of a fast. So maybe you need like a extension: cable that’s, the rear spoiler for the body that’s, a blind plug for the radio, so you’ve got three allen. Keys you’ve got the non slip washers for the wheel screws a little spanner. So i think that works with the wheelie bar, so these are shock. Parts got pistons in there and rod ends and some more spacers also there’s, another servo horn in there. So it’s some extra stickers it’s hard to see on camera but there’s some white stickers on here, which don’t show up against this sheet and these black stripes because we’ve got the main instructions. A few supplementary bits about the slipper thing about the rear wing and quite a hefty set of instructions, Music, so they’re going through the setup and setting up the radio. One thing i can’t seem to find with this: receiver is waterproof on it’s a kr 331, but i can’t find any information. It would seem logical that it would be waterproof, but it doesn’t say so so hopefully this is everything you need to know to get this thing going for esc settings, so it’s showing you how to put on the back wing there and show you how to put Leds in i think i will be doing this – i will shooting so very comprehensive and all the spare parts yeah very good okay.
So this is your radio’s got a nice sort of rubber grip thing on the back there. The steering wheel is offset at an angle. There, which i guess, makes it an easier angle. I was a bit worried actually that i wouldn’t be able to reach that with my thumb, which is what i do if i’m filming the car with one hand and i’m driving it. One handed with my left hand, but i cancel of still reach that so that is okay it’s a bit of a reach but yeah not too bad. So it’s got nice, easy dials on the back and uh writing that i can actually read. So i like that. So you got all the usual things: a throttle, trim and then it’s the throttle limits for forward and reversed, and you can fold or reverse the throttle. I guess you’ve got a different esc and the same with the steering. You can reverse it. I guess if you had a different servo and a steering dual rate and steering trim power on the back and you need four double: a batteries always put a fresh set of batteries of the same type Music, so there’s this switch here. It doesn’t reference it in the instructions, so i guess that’s for another channel, but they don’t say about it: it’s going to test out the electronics, and this is what i’d call a standard size. 2S lipo hard case, let’s just see if that fits with that foam.
In there yeah, so that fits perfectly with that foam still in there. This one’s got the wrong plug, so it’s needs an adapter, so the esc comes with this t plug or dean’s plug. Actually, one thing is useful to do: strap the wires down to there get caught in the wheels off the ground. Okay, so the throttle neutral trim. You can see if you turn that forward, it will start to go back there. So if you turn the throttle limit right down Applause and the steering rate, so if i turn it fully, one way turn that up. So if you turn this up too high, you can hear the servo starting to make a buzz so that’s, not good let’s turn that back a little bit, the steering server is really quick. Actually, this one’s just got enough power. Just look in the instructions to see. If i could find anything about this bit – and i can’t find anything, but it looks like you just put that on instead of this piece here and this support bit here, i think you take all that off and just have that. So if you don’t want a wheelie bar, but you want a bit of protection for the back of the body, i think you just use that instead so look at the bottom. This is nice and flat and they’ll glide over things, but you’ve got the battery strap there, which is a bit of a shame because that’s going to get all mud on it, shouldn’t get caught if it’s, nice and tight, but they could have sort of designed that Differently than a slot in there and slot under there – and we could sort of thread it through sort of under the battery and uh and left that clear, but uh anyway, it’s not seeing the part of the steering threads through under there so doesn’t it.
Hopefully that’s. Tucked away enough it won’t catch, rocks or anything: okay, there’s, a little tiny bumper there, which might help it ride over things. It would be nice if there was a bigger bumper that will protect the body a bit more. So one thing i’m noticing is this chrome plastic seems to have a bit of bend to it because normally with the tamiya kits, the chrome plastic is so hard and brittle. It breaks very easily so i’m sort of hoping that maybe this might last a bit longer. I was saying earlier about the obvious comparison between this and the tummy lunch box, but how similar are they well, so you can see the mad van very much lower stance than the lunch box. The lunch box got more realistic monster truck height, so you can see the mad bands got a longer wheelbase and also a wider track than the lunch box. The wheels were very similar size. The mad band wheels are very slightly taller okay. So what with this body being so nice what i could do with there’s a basher shell, so uh genius idea what i’ll do is just get the brown one from the brush version and use that as a basher shell let’s just see how much it cost 60 Quid, maybe i’ll do something else, so i’ve got this lexan lunchbox, shell, that’s too short. Really. This is normal granite shell, which is the right sort of wheelbase. I think, if i lowered the back of that down, that might work.
So i think basically the idea is to not go too nuts with this one. So what i’m gon na do with this is take the accessories off and then use gorilla tape, uh behind and then put the accessories back on for a bit of extra strength and also where the body holes are i’m just going to put some double sided tape And some extra lexan so also off camera i’ve cut out this wing and it was incredibly difficult, really hard plastic. This i’ve got the right sort of like some scissors, but yeah really tough, so it’s a little bit rough around the edges, but i’m figuring it’ll. Give you a bit more protection on the back of the van Music, so hopefully that’s a bit stronger now so i’ll put the spoiler on i’m, not sure if it actually enhances the appearance. But uh is a bit of protection for the back there. So i’m going to do is go and give this a little test drive. So i’ve got some shots to put at the end of this video and then before too long. I get a proper run. Video up together, maybe a little review of this.