One of the most important things to get performance, efficiency and consistency is silicone oil. Kyosho’s iconic designer / driver / guru Yuichi Kanai explains how the Japanese brand proceeds to manufacture and control the quality of its silicone oils at the factory and at Kyosho.
“I want to explain you the highest quality control in the factory and Kyosho. There are same 2 machines in factory and Kyosho, who are always checking the hardness of silicone oils by same quality control method. Before factory send us the whole items of silicone oils, they always keep checking the hardness of silicone oil by machine, if there are any incorrect hardness oils.
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Further, when Kyosho receive whole items of silicone oils, we always keep checking the hardness of oils by same machine of the factory. So we keep on double checking of the oil hardness by same machine and same QC method to have a good products. It is also important to check a same method of hardness by same machine so that we keep the highest QC.
I know that keeping the same hardness silicone oils are pretty difficult for suppliers, because the tolerance of oils are pretty lots depending on the production lot. But Kyosho silicone oils has always keeping a same hardness of oils for whole production lot. If you use the Kyosho Silicone oils, you always have an advantage to have a same hardness oil. We believe that it must be good for racers. Also these Kyosho Silicone Oils are totally made in Japan. That are contain a high quality silicone oil, so it keeps a high consistency on most of condition, less hardness changes in any condition.”