Final Build Photos
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|Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States of America|
|Readers Ride Title||All Metal Landjump|
|Chassis Model||Landjump Integra (Version 2 with Version 1 metal wheels)|
|Body Model||Landjump Driver Figure|
|Custom Body Brand and Model||Kyosho Landjump
Kyosho Landjump Driver Figure
|Other Body Brand and Model||None|
|Nitro Engine Brand and Model||OS Max 21SE-B ABC from 1979 New Old Stock
Displacement: 3.46 cc
Power Output: 1.2 BHP at 28,000 rpm
Weight: 304 grams
|Wheels and Tires Brand and Model||This buggy has very rare “Goodyear Eagle” tires NOS never been used. I run the buggy with Kyosho Sand Super tires-the Goodyears are for show only. Kyosho was using the Goodyear name illegally and had to switch to their own “Sand Super” name. The Goodyear tires for the Landjump version 1 were made in very small numbers.
The wheels are all metal Landjump version 1 wheels polished to a bight sheen. All metal on this buggy is highly polished. The Landjump version 2 had plastic wheels.
|Shocks Brand and Model||Kyosho Coil-spring oil filled metal shocks.|
|Axles Brand and Model||Kyosho axles|
|Paint Brand and Model||Tamiya Brilliant Blue spray paint|
|Graphics Brand and Model||Reproduction 1981 Kyosho Landjump graphics|
|Scale Accessories Brand and Model||None|
|Light System Brand and Model||None|
|Radio System Brand and Model||TX: Spektrum DX5 Rugged
RX: Spektrum SR515
Steering Servo: Savox SW 1210 Digital
Throttle Servo: TackStar EvO T3
|Sound System Brand and Model||None|
|Other Options Brand and Model||Onboard Battery Monitor: VoltWatch
K&N Air Filter
Power coated exhaust
|Further Description/Back Story||The Kyosho Landjump kit was released in 1980 called the Landjump 4D. This was Kyosho’s first 4WD nitro buggy. It was equipped with the hobbies first front one way bearing. All four tires were the same diameter. The Landjump was one of the first mid engine nitro cars ever made giving the buggy excellent weight distribution/handling.
As a 10th scale buggy racer from the 80’s and 90’s I would always drool over the Kyosho Landjump locked in the racetrack owners trophy case at my local track. He would let me look at it/hold it but would never consider selling it-he raced this buggy as the Landjump had its own racing class. He won many races with his Landjump.
My search for my own Landjump lead me to a gent in Texas named Jessie “The Landjump King” Sadberry who built this buggy for me from the ground up. Jessie is a former hobby shop owner and a mechanical engineer. He specializes in Kyosho Landjump parts only, and has a ton of money tied up in Landjump parts (see Landjump frames hanging from ceiling in pictures) from decades of collecting and specializing in this buggy. I had a very long list of what/how I wanted this build to be and Jessie hit a home run it’s absolutely stunning and runs like it’s ready to race (again) right now! Jessie spent countless hours polishing every metal part, buggy has a powder coated Kyosho original exhaust, K&N air filter, beautifully restored correct shocks, brand new old stock OS Max 21 SE-B abc engine (that Jessie supplied for this build), Tamiya “Brilliant Blue” metal roll cage baked in an oven for extreme shine.
Kyosho manufactured a “Version 1” and then a “Version 2”. The example shown here is a Version 2 (upgraded drivetrain and shocks vs Version 1). Version 1 was all metal while Version 2 switched to plastic wheels. So the example here is a Version 2 with Version 1 metal wheels.
Build Process Photos