Nov 292014
 
kyosho salute

LAST in the Optima series, the Kyosho SALUTE included all the best features of the cars in the series. Ball bearings, front and rear sway bars, those beautiful gold shocks - and of course the low profile tyres and large wheels. A funky and "futuristic" body (as was the fashion at the time), adorned the aging chassis.
Unfortunately though, the Chain drive car's time was very close to an end. Inefficiency when compared to a good belt design, coupled with the aging chassis and suspension technology, lead to the end of the Optima series.
There were two Salute kits produced - the Orange as seen here - and one exactly the same - except with a Blue colour scheme. Minor differences in the body were all that separated the two Salute kits.
In fact - Kyosho offered a belt drive conversion for these cars - which many people fitted to get that last bit of life out of their favourite racer......in truth - even though heavy at the time - the original Optima's design was still competitive when fitted with the belt conversion.
There was only one more kit in the Optima chain drive series - the "celebration" gold kit - which was more designed as a tribute to the Optima, than a competition car. I am very fortunate to have one of these kits NIB.

Manufacturer: Kyosho
Model - Salute
Released : October 1986
Model # : 3034
Length : 390 mm
Width: 240 mm
Wheel Base : 260 mm
Height : 130 mm
Weight : 1700 grams
Drive : 4WD - via chain.

OT 34 Rear Suspension Strut Plate Kyosho Optima Salute Turbo Optima Javelin
OT 34 Rear Suspension Strut Plate Kyosho Optima Salute Turbo Optima Javelin
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KYOSHO OPTIMA PRO OPTIMA TURBO JAVELIN SALUTE Rubber Sealed Bearing Set
KYOSHO OPTIMA PRO OPTIMA TURBO JAVELIN SALUTE Rubber Sealed Bearing Set
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DEW 4 Soft Spring Set Kyosho Baja Bugs Series Turbo Optima Salute Ultima 120
DEW 4 Soft Spring Set Kyosho Baja Bugs Series Turbo Optima Salute Ultima 120
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OT 56 Aluminum Hardware Set Upgrade Part Kyosho Optima Salute Turbo Optima
OT 56 Aluminum Hardware Set Upgrade Part Kyosho Optima Salute Turbo Optima
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Deluxe stand for KYOSHO Optima Javelin Salute vintage
Deluxe stand for KYOSHO Optima Javelin Salute vintage
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Kyosho OT 76 turbo Optima Ultima Pro Javelin Ultima 2 Salute maxxum Final gear
Kyosho OT 76 turbo Optima Ultima Pro Javelin Ultima 2 Salute maxxum Final gear
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Vintage Kyosho wheels and tires Optima Javelin SaluteTurbo Optima New
Vintage Kyosho wheels and tires Optima Javelin SaluteTurbo Optima New
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KYOSHO PRO CLUTCH FOR OPITMA JAVALIN TURBO OPITMA  SALUTE RARE
KYOSHO PRO CLUTCH FOR OPITMA JAVALIN TURBO OPITMA SALUTE RARE
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OT 27 Front Diff 18T Sprocket Half Kyosho Optima Javelin Turbo Optima Salute
OT 27 Front Diff 18T Sprocket Half Kyosho Optima Javelin Turbo Optima Salute
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OT 8 Front Side Plate Set Kyosho Optima Turbo Optima Javelin Salute Optima Pro
OT 8 Front Side Plate Set Kyosho Optima Turbo Optima Javelin Salute Optima Pro
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Kyosho OT 76 turbo Optima Ultima Pro Javelin Salute maxxum Final gear hard
Kyosho OT 76 turbo Optima Ultima Pro Javelin Salute maxxum Final gear hard
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Kyosho OT 49 alloy front bumper support Optima turbo optima pro salute javelin
Kyosho OT 49 alloy front bumper support Optima turbo optima pro salute javelin
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Kyosho OT 17 Front Axle Shaft Optima Mid Javelin Salute Vintage RC part
Kyosho OT 17 Front Axle Shaft Optima Mid Javelin Salute Vintage RC part
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1990 Regulator Kyosho Turbo Optima Salute Sideways Turbo Rocky Ultima
1990 Regulator Kyosho Turbo Optima Salute Sideways Turbo Rocky Ultima
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OT 29 O Ring Kyosho Optima Ultima Tracker Maxxum Outrage Salute Outlaw Ultima
OT 29 O Ring Kyosho Optima Ultima Tracker Maxxum Outrage Salute Outlaw Ultima
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OT 57 Special Damper Stay Set for Kyosho Turbo Optima Salute
OT 57 Special Damper Stay Set for Kyosho Turbo Optima Salute
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kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone A type gold new
kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone A type gold new
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kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone D type gold new
kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone D type gold new
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kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone A type blue
kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone A type blue
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kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone C type blue
kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone C type blue
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kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone D type blue
kyosho vintage optima 2016 javelin salute alloy 3 piece two tone D type blue
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