Fun, easy to run, customizable micro RC Cars that you can race or just enjoy driving.
“ミニッツとは何か？” What is a Mini-Z?
When Kyosho developed a new 1:28 scale mini RC car in 1999, they wanted the product to be enjoyed by every level of users.
As a beginner, you can start the MINI-Z very easily. It runs very well out of the box with 4 x AAA alkaline batteries, and because of its small size, you can enjoy driving it indoors without caring too much about where to run it. This is the “A” part.
When you get used to driving your MINI-Z, you should be interested in getting more performance out of it and driving in dedicated race tracks for serious racing.
Can you customize a Mini-Z?
Yes, definitely you can. There are a lot of optional parts available to customize your MINI-Z as you wish, and you can go to race tracks or set up your own race track in your house. You’ll eventually become an expert and go deep into the RC hobby together with your MINI-Z! This is the “Z” part.
MINI-Z is usually pronounced “mini zee” or “mini zed” but in Japan, it is pronounced like “minutes.”
Where to start?
The best place to start is with a Readyset. This gets you a car and transmitter. You only need to supply batteries and you are ready to run!
There are several choices of Readyset. Your main choice (trust me there are more choices), is between a Mini-Z with bearings and a Sport model with no bearings and slightly different electronics. Each of these has different characteristics. The rear wheel drive can be used as a drift car for example. (RC Drift cars are another category we strongly support at ExcelRC).