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my hitari rc KITT

Post by zed4130 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:33 pm

hi , this has been a fun project, i modified the front end, losing the front protector thing yuk, then changing the lights to just 2, ive fitted a interior coil arial plus the original one is inside, and works great,i also did the plate underneath the nose, i just need to print the number plate , now im looking for a nice rc gt500 :wink: hope you all like it,
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by lordvader » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:21 pm

That's really great. The way the light shines on the body makes it look like metal. Any videos of this in action?
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by zed4130 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:55 am

no video footage yet, i dont wont to scratch it lol, its a very shinny car, not sure what else to do with it,looks great above my pc monitor :good:
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by RobWolf » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:11 am

I left the protective bumper on (I'm the kind of R/C driver it was intended for :D ), oh and BTW I just saw both of the vintage Matushiro R/C KITTs on ebay the other day, both the normal one and the SPM one, has anyone noticed that the SPM one has the exact same protective bumper as the Hitari? Weird!

I have also modified my Hitari KITT, I replaced the stupid yellow leds with much brighter white ones, I painted the non-functioning fog lamps white, and added the rear licence plate (though I want to do a better one, at the time I only had a pic of a replica plate that was on ebay, it was not straight and there is a reflection on it.)

The other thing I did was to add in a piece of gloss red card under the red LEDs. It reflects the light and makes the scanner light a bit more visible from above angles. :kitt:

Has anyone modified the Hitari into SPM KITT yet? I'd love to see that.....

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Post by CJaguar442 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:06 pm

i have a RC KITT as well
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by andy-kitt » Thu May 07, 2009 1:59 pm

That looks much better, do they still light up?

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Post by KITTvsKARR1995 » Thu May 07, 2009 2:20 pm

I want one too!
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by alcyon2sp » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:18 am

i have done a very extensive LIGHTS modifivcation for my HIATRI KITT. i uploaded the video on youtube last night but somehow ist speeded up and shortened, i will re upload again, also i will show pictures tonight. for now click this link to see my video, and pause it at the 3 s and 4 s mark to see the front and rear lights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuMJgwuoeG4
let me know if you guys like it.
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by Josch Schulz » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:01 am

Nice, very nice. I changed my car to, even when its just the lights:

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Hope you like my car to :mrgreen:

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by alcyon2sp » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:03 am

here is the pictures, let me know if you like them.
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i think the hitari KITT is great and i thank them for making such a great product for fans like me, but i am rather unhappy about the front lights and the lack of any lights at the rear, so this project was born, just to complete an otherwise great product.
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by alcyon2sp » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:38 pm

this is my video of this car.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIYOffhQLr4
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by corlando52 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:16 pm

Very nice job! Now if you can just fix the horrible scanner the car comes with, it would look like the real KITT!

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by ShadowRider » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:50 am

I'm considering about bying a RC car like this. What material are the tires, rubber or plastic - in other words, can the car be driven outdoors (on asphalt) or is it suitable only for indoor use?

I don't have so big of an apartment so potentially the walls could come in real fast, and the not so aesthetic front "bumper" would be necessary. But if the car has hard plastic tires, then traction would be crappy methinks. And would the ground clerance allow it to run on asphalt (wit all the little rocks broomed off first)?

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by alcyon2sp » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:13 pm

it comes with rubber tyres and you can play it outdoors although i wouldnt recomend it. the ground clearence is ok.
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by ShadowRider » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:15 am

My girlfriend won't let me play with it indoors :D Says that it'll scrape the hard wood floors.

Saw your video on Youtube about wiring the LEDs. Good stuff :good:

Have to go get a solder gun and solder. Man, haven't done that since middle school. Maybe I should buy two KITTs just in case....lol

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by hoffman95 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:47 pm

Anyone made Karr?:D
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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by ShadowRider » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:25 am

Got my RC KITT awhile back. Awesome toy !

Oh, and I got also another RC-car - a Shelby Mustang 500 GT Super Snake :wink:

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During the winter I plan to paint the Mustang and you never guess what color :)

Yeah, will do a KI3T out of it. The Mustang is of 1:18 scale and runs as fast as the RC KITT. I'm thinking of modifying the Mustang with lights as it currently has none. Working scanner would be cool but maybe a little too hard to make.....

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by Tannim31 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:03 am

I've been thinking about this little dilemma with the front scanner light looking like dren...what about taking some 600 - 1000 grit sandpaper and effectively "frosting" the scanner lens plastic? just a thought, it might diffuse it enough and make it look a little better. Just a thought.

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by Juggernaut30 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:36 pm

Nothing is too hard to make! :wink:

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by Tannim31 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:05 pm

alcyon2sp, Are you planning on making a run of the tail lights for the Hitari KITT? or a how to on it? I would love to mod the back end on my KITT like that :)

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Re: my hitari rc KITT

Post by Tannim31 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:05 pm

Some new mods I did to my KITT. One was the tow bar addition (using parts of an 18 wheeler trailer front support) and "twice pipes" (using the trimmed up side pipes from a 1/18 scale '66 AC Cobra) I also modded my scanner a bit and added 4 white LEDs to the driving lights :) Going to do the KNIGHT plate next. Feedback's welcome :)

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