Go Back   oOple.com Forums > General > Vintage RC

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default Need help to ID a vintage transmitter

Can some of you eagle eyes out there help me with identifying this transmitter?



BTW, the guy holding it is Joel Johnson, and the pic is from the 1987 World Championships in Romsey.

Thanks,
Tom
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-10-2008
woOdy woOdy is offline
Stu-Perstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Radcliffe, Manchester.
Posts: 1,457
Default

Looks a bit like the KO ex 1 to me? Not really sure.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-10-2008
Chequered Flag Racing's Avatar
Chequered Flag Racing Chequered Flag Racing is offline
Spends too long on oOple ...
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: In Early Retirment
Posts: 5,947
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by woOdy View Post
Looks a bit like the KO ex 1 to me? Not really sure.
like the one on the right or earlier?

__________________
o0ple Trader Feedback
NE Venue's New & Old
my space on YouTube
CFR RCTV Channel
Glenn Atterton

BRCA 2005 1/10th Off-Road Veterans Champion
LMP12 National Champion 2003/2004 / F3 class
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

Thans for your answers. I definately have thought about KO as well, but I was believing it might be this:


Unfortunately I can't see the top of it in this picture. Anyone with another pic of this EX-II where the top is showing?

Thanks,
Tom
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-10-2008
Gayo's Avatar
Gayo Gayo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 991
Default

I think it's an EX-1 too. The one on the right is the older, but the EX-1 Johnson is holding is even older.
I think it is this one, I had one back in the days :


Some info here :
http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9177
__________________
Schumacher KF | K1 Aero | RWS RZ6R |MiniZ MR-03 | Orion R10 esc | LRP motors | Orion 90c lipos

Rusti Design - Awesome custom stickers and cool stuff

My trader feedback
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-10-2008
terry.sc's Avatar
terry.sc terry.sc is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Stockport
Posts: 1,422
Default

That will be the third KO EX-1 that was released, the only one with a white steering wheel, as Gayo shows. It would make life easier if KO actually used different names for their radios.
__________________
Visit my showroom
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gayo View Post
I think it's an EX-1 too. The one on the right is the older, but the EX-1 Johnson is holding is even older.
I think it is this one, I had one back in the days :


Some info here :
http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9177
Yes, that's probably it!
Thanks everyone,
Tom
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

.....now if anyone could help me ID the yellow front wheels of Johnsons 1987 WC Ultima.....


First I thought it was some yellow Raider wheels, but then I noticed that the Raider wheels have 6 holes, while these have only 5....

Anyone?

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-10-2008
Gayo's Avatar
Gayo Gayo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 991
Default

__________________
Schumacher KF | K1 Aero | RWS RZ6R |MiniZ MR-03 | Orion R10 esc | LRP motors | Orion 90c lipos

Rusti Design - Awesome custom stickers and cool stuff

My trader feedback
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-10-2008
niggs98's Avatar
niggs98 niggs98 is offline
Woop Woop Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: birchington kent
Posts: 1,682
Default

not sure on the wheels at all but i do know where there is a near identical car with andys arms and everything as i used to have one and know who still owns it
__________________
Nathan Ralls HPI, Custom Blitz, www.piraterc.com mr-o foams

woop woop racing officialy keeping team toe out inline
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

I just received an e-mail from the one and only Joel Johnson!!!
Can you believe it?? I mailed Kyosho America asking them to put me in contact with him, and he did really answer!

I sent him quite a long list of questions regarding his 1987 Ultima, so we'll just have to wait and see what he says about the transmitter and the wheels.

Can you believe it??? He really answered!!!

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by niggs98 View Post
not sure on the wheels at all but i do know where there is a near identical car with andys arms and everything as i used to have one and know who still owns it
Could you get some pics??

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-10-2008
terry.sc's Avatar
terry.sc terry.sc is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Stockport
Posts: 1,422
Default

The front wheels are Kyosho Turbo Scorpion ones, dyed yellow.

It would be good to hear from Joel, there have been many unanswered questions regarding this car for some time.
__________________
Visit my showroom
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-10-2008
traffman's Avatar
traffman traffman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Polmont , Falkirk
Posts: 817
Default

Wow that brings back some memories , i allways admired that car but was never able to see under the body.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by terry.sc View Post
The front wheels are Kyosho Turbo Scorpion ones, dyed yellow.

It would be good to hear from Joel, there have been many unanswered questions regarding this car for some time.
Ok.... so I'll have to look for some Turbo Scorpion wheels for my replica project then ;-)

Yes, various sources disagree on a few parts used by Joel on that car. Some says stadard geared diff, other claims a prototype ball diff. The chassis; some say Trinity while other says D&D. How the heck did he fit the Sanyos down the middle? The S32H servo he used is quite small, but not that small... the list goes on and on, and I've sent the full list of questions to the man himself. Hope he can enlighten us on some of those issues.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by traffman View Post
Wow that brings back some memories , i allways admired that car but was never able to see under the body.
Actually I'm quite interrested in seeing the body itself ;-) I'm making a replica of that car, so I asked Joel if he had any pics.... We'll just wait and see...

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-10-2008
terry.sc's Avatar
terry.sc terry.sc is offline
Mad Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Stockport
Posts: 1,422
Default

The body used was a Kyosho Tomahawk shell.
A couple of extra pics for you
http://www.rc10talk.com/download/file.php?id=4709
http://img157.imageshack.us/my.php?i...rl19875hr6.jpg
__________________
Visit my showroom
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

Joel just confirmed to me that the transmitter indeed was a KO Propo EX-1 (1985 version). I also got quite a few new details/secrets of the car, I'll come back to that tomorrow....

He actually still has most of the car, and he'll bring it with him to work next week to shoot me some photos!!

terry.sc;
thanks for the photos!


Tom
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-10-2008
TommieG's Avatar
TommieG TommieG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Default

Here's a list of parts used on Joel's 1987 WC Ultima, confirmed by
the Man himself!

Chassis: Made by D&D for Trinity, probably sold by both.
Shock towers: Trinity (he will have to check this to be 100% sure).
Differential: Thorp ball diff (if he remembers correctly). This is new info to me.
Gears: Robinson Racing (on the outside of the box). Again new info to me.
Steering assembly: Linked with RC10 parts.
Sway bars: None!
Transmitter: KO Propo EX-1 (1985 version).
Receiver: Novak NER-2.
Steering servo: Futaba FP-S32H.
ESC: Tekin 190PRO.
Motor: Trinity 17.5 turn triple.

I'll make a bigger "article" later, based on the "e-mail interviews" with Joel. If anyone have anything in particular they're interrested to know, regarding his Ultima and the 1987 World Champs, please contact me.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-10-2008
Gayo's Avatar
Gayo Gayo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 991
Default

Wow, Joel Johnson... now that is a legend
Next step is to hook him up on oOple in his own superstar section!

Yes Tom, please post every detail you get from the Man. I can't get enough of that old stuff
__________________
Schumacher KF | K1 Aero | RWS RZ6R |MiniZ MR-03 | Orion R10 esc | LRP motors | Orion 90c lipos

Rusti Design - Awesome custom stickers and cool stuff

My trader feedback
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
oOple.com