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Old 11-29-2007, 01:24 PM
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Default LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!

Been wanting one of these for a long time (since the last generation Blizzard), but didn't get one until now! This should be an interesting build!

Anything Blizzard (electric) related is welcome to discuss here!
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:25 PM
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Description from Kyosho's website:


Roll over any terrain with this fully functioning electric tracked machine!

Easy to operate electric vehicle cruises up steep slopes and easily rolls over gaps as it powers across the rough surfaces and etches its track marks in snowfields, sand and dirt piles. Kyosho has reproduced the distinctive “DF300” from Japan’s major tracked vehicle manufacturer, Ohara Corporation. The sophisticated mechanics of the motor control features a combination bevel gear and brake control system that produces forward, reverse, left/right turning and also pivoting (the Blizzard can turn in its own tracks) for fully operational tracked vehicle control. And all the main components are pre-assembled so only a short time is needed for the finishing touches. Only a true tracked vehicle can back-up your go-anywhere spirit and be enjoyed anywhere you want to take it!

Reproduction of Ohara Corporation’s distinctive DF-300.
Sophisticated control mechanism features combination bevel gear and brake control system. Able to turn left/right and also turn in its own tracks, just like a real tracked vehicle.
Equipped with suspension system with springs on all wheels.
Features a rotary speed controller with 3 forward speeds and 1 reverse.
Includes high-power 540-class motor.
Main components are pre-assembled.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:28 PM
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Technical Date:


Technical Data
Length 365mm
Width 320mm
Height 220mm
Ground Clearance 30mm
Gear Ratio 25.5: 1
Weight 2.260g (approx.)
Motor 540-class
Battery 7.2V-1400~3000mAh Battery (Sold Separately)
R/C System BEC compatible 2-channel, 2-servo R/C system (Sold Separately)
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Default RE: LB getting ready for snow - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 thread!

cant wait too see this beauty, reckon you should get the Lightly Tuned for more shove! what price was this machine? if you dont mind me asking..
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:31 PM
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Pics of the previous generation (still in production) - mostly identical to the DF-300 except the shell and a chassis brace.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:33 PM
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Default RE: LB getting ready for snow - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 thread!

Buy it LB you wont be disappointed!!
Guy at the track loved his, and I've seen it run before, very cool just to see one on our track run..
But the version I saw was the nitro version, I wouldnt get that one, go for the electric version.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:36 PM
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Best place to buy (in US) I found is Ultimate Hobbies at $204 shipped!



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cant wait too see this beauty, reckon you should get the Lightly Tuned for more shove! what price was this machine? if you dont mind me asking..
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:37 PM
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I bought it already.... should be here anytime now... ha!

Bearings were ordered 2 weeks ago from Hong Kong... so both should be here anytime now... [8D]



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Buy it LB you wont be disappointed!!
Guy at the track loved his, and I've seen it run before, very cool just to see one on our track run..
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:39 PM
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Default RE: LB getting ready for snow - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 thread!


Here's what a different paint job looks like! (nitro version)

Quite a good looking kit, eh?!
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:40 PM
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Default RE: LB getting ready for snow - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 thread!

If I like the build then I'll get me one also...
I wouldnt run a brushless in it, because it might not be designed for a brushless.
Run the stock motor in it and decide for yourself...[8D]
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Default RE: LB getting ready for snow - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 thread!

Sweet. Slap a GTB system in that bad boy... Hehehe
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Default RE: LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!

If I am not mistaken, the kit comes "almost ready to run" (most of the drivetrain assembled..) but since I will put full ballbearing on it, I'd disassemble it first I am sure!

Making it a, "build thread"?! ha ha ha!!

A pretty cool video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a75eQU1uXo
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:47 PM
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Default RE: LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!

I have seen it w/ brushless setup before.. the thing would wheelie, LOL!! The drivetrain can take it!

It is more of a cost issue -> do I want to build another $500+ vehicle, ha!

(remember my Blitzer Beetle?! went from a $40 beater to what?! $500-600? ha ha ha ha!!)

I think I will start out w/ 540 silvercan first...
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Suuuuure.


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...you'll have a 7.5 in it by January.
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LOL, no way!

Maybe a XBR 8.5! [X(] Ha ha ha!!
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Default RE: LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!

That blizzard does look sweet.

If I had $200 to blow on another R/C, that would be fun!
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Default RE: LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!


Would be fun when it starts to snow!!

Here's a pic I found of a Blizzard w/ Novak HV system.. LOL! I don't know about running dual pack on this thing.. ha!
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:42 PM
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Default RE: LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!

Blizzard w/ SS 5800 motor:

http://www.rcpics.net/media/Kyosho_Blizzard.wmv

Check out the jump, LOL!
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Nice setup w/ 5800 motor and LRP ESC!
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Default RE: LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!

i think i talk my mom in to getting me one for christmas
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NICE! Be sure to give us some update when you got it!!
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Making Trax has a lot of good info on the Blizzard!!

http://making-trax.org/
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Various dual motor setups! I think if I am going to spend that much time and effort, maybe a single BL is the way to go!

I guess I am just lazy! [&:]
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Default RE: LB Getting Ready for SNOW - Kyosho EP Blizzard DF-300 Thread!

Ooo, wow, I really like this model. I like the look of the old shell better, though. I've always wanted to have a snow-capable RC.
I'm really looking forward to this project, LB!
I say stick a VXL system in there: they're pretty cheap, and the torque of the "M"-sized motor should propel this quite nicely.
Can you tell me a little about the chassis brace, and why it's only included on one of the models?
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This thing will be snow capable alright... (the only thing it is good for, ha!! )

I think I'd prefer a sensored based system in this thing... I think it will be mostly stop and go on this thing.. I am still leaning toward a Novak XBR 8.5 (in the future, maybe..) For now, I am just gonna run the silvercan.. poor LB!
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