Strap in, Speedsters! Get ready to warp back to the funky ’70s
as we unleash the Kyosho Fazer MK2 1970 Dodge Charger
Alright, let’s take a trip back to the funky ’70s and give this review a rad twist:
Kyosho Fazer MK2 1970 Dodge Charger. Its Far Out Man!
So, check it, peeps! The RC scene is going full-on groovy with scale realism. First, the off-road cats were all about the realistic rock crawlers, and now, even the on-road cats are catching the scale vibe. Dig this – Kyosho dropped the bomb with the Fazer MK2 1970 Dodge Charger. Picture this – a Charger body that’s off the scale realistic, paired with Kyosho’s basher-friendly Fazer MK2 4WD on-road chassis. Can this Kyosho 1970 Dodge Charger handle the wild ride and daily grind? Get ready to find out and laugh your bell-bottoms off.
Primary Competition: Alright, the scene’s heating up with more scale-looking 1/10th on-road rides. Kyosho’s got a few, Vaterra’s throwing in, and other brands are joining the shindig.
What’s Needed To Complete: You won’t need much to get this Kyosho beauty rolling – just toss in a battery pack for the car, some AAs for the transmitter, and a battery charger. Easy-peasy, it comes ready to roll straight outta the box.
Build Quality: We passed the peace pipe around the test crew, and everyone gave the Kyosho the nod. No issues, man! No binding, no leaking shocks, perfect pinion/spur mesh – it’s all good vibes.
Set-up Notes: We left the Kyosho as-is, man. Stock gears, stock tires – the whole nine yards. MaxAmps cells powered the transmitter, and a MaxAmps 2S 5250mAh LiPo kept this beast rolling.
On-Road: This Charger was born to cruise on the asphalt, and it delivered. It’s set up for that chill scale look, making it look fly in your cul-de-sac. It won’t break records at the track, but it sure looks the part with its swaying and bouncing.
Steering leans a bit left, but it’s cool. The Kyosho is easy to handle, won’t roll unless you hit a bump. Perfect for newbies and still a blast for the old hands.
Compare those dramatic front views from the Kyosho Charger and my own Plymouth Fury.
Looks awesome, right?
Check Out That Stance!
Jumping: No triple jumps for this bad boy. It can handle small jumps with style, but leave the big air to Kyosho’s off-road machines.
Bumps/Whoops: This muscle car isn’t built for Supercross. With its light damping and little travel, whoops are a no-go.
Grass: Short grass is cool, but tall grass stops it cold. If grass is your scene, look for an off-road ride, man.
Tires: Stock kicks are the bomb. They look scale and offer decent grip without going overboard. Wheels are slick too.
Power: A brushed motor brings this Charger to life, delivering the perfect amount of power for newbies. Enough grunt to spin tires, easy mid-range, and a top speed of 26 mph.
Radio: The 2.4GHz radio does the job. Not a race unit, but it’s chill. Adjusting the throttle is a breeze with the EPA dial on top – good for new drivers.
Broken Parts: With that massive body and foam bumper, it took hits like a champ. We kept rolling until one dude decided to jump a real car (big mistake). Ended up breaking a rear arm, but hey, it happens.
Unleash the Beast!
Kyosho FAZER Mk2 Goes Full Throttle with Brushless Power! 🚗⚡
Brace yourself for a 1.6x speed boost, hitting a whopping 65km/h! Say hello to the TORX 10E brushless motor, BRAINZ 10 speed controller, and an upgraded body – the ultra-scale 1970 Dodge Charger. Join the rebellion with Kyosho’s ’70 Dodge Charger Supercharger Spec VE Gray – the ultimate R/C car for speed enthusiasts! 🏁✨
Ultra-scale body specifications feature concealed headlights with open/close function and a Kyosho designed supercharger.
In addition, LED compatible headlights and taillights, scale wipers, mirrors, and fuel fillers are included.
Install a micro servo (sold separately), to operate the open/close function of the concealed headlights using the 3rd channel of the KT-231P + transmitter included in the Readyset.
Elevate the scale finish by installing 97054 LED light unit series (sold separately) in the 4 for the front and 6 for the rear light buckets.
Equipped with high-power TORX 10E motor. In addition, sintered pinion gear (32T) is equipped as standard to reliably transmit the full power from the motor.
BRAINZ 10 60A ESC with cooling fan provides stable power without overheating.
Equipped with vintage touring car (VTC) tires with compound optimized for brushless performance, and new color Rostyle-type wheel design to match the classic style of the Dodge Charger.
Aluminum center shaft prevents twist and delivers high-RPM drive. Shaft-driven full-time 4WD touring chassis provides easy handling and is a joy to drive for anyone.
Includes advanced functioning KS4031-06W steering servo as standard.
Factory-completed Readyset only requires 4 x AA batteries for the transmitter as well as a charger and battery for the chassis.
Full ball bearing specifications reduce drive loss in all drive components.
Sealed differential and transmission provide excellent reliability, even in dusty parking lots.
Equipped with a plated dummy brake disc and painted brake caliper for an elevated sense of scale.
Uses hex button head screws throughout. Allows secure torque to be applied and maintenance with fewer tools.
Motor mount has mounting holes according to pinion gear, eliminating the need for tricky backlash adjustment. Supports pinions from 29T to 37T
Also Available in Lime Green and Hemi Orange!
Should You Own One?
Time To Bash: Ten minutes, and you’re burning rubber.
Workability: Open layout is sweet, and Kyosho’s hardware is on point.
Car Show Rating: Looks even better in person. Too bad I had to bash it!
Bash-A-Bility: Solid, even though I managed to break it – typical me.
Fun Factor: Scale looks, scale driving, and just the right speed. Me and my buddy’s had a blast.
Handling: Scale realism rules. Swaying and bouncing like a real muscle car.
Value: Just over 250 bucks for a good-looking, fun ride.
Parts Availability: Local parts were a no-show, but online had me covered.
YES, YOU DO!
That Seventies Guy Rating: 10+
Kyosho’s not just about world championships, man. This 1970 Dodge Charger is a looker and drives with that sweet scale vibe. I’m diggin’ it bigtime and giving it a solid high-five fo sho!