The new Ultra vented slipper pads from Revolution Design Racing Products are made of high-quality fibreglass and their updated design with a smaller inner diameter makes for more precise slipper action adjustment and exceptional durability. In addition the slipper stays more consistent over the whole run for less performance fading and more confidence in modified racing. The plates come in a set of two and they are available in three variants for standard Team Associated and Yokomo-style slippers, for the Team Associated VCS slipper clutch and also as variants for Xray and Kyosho buggies.
Kyosho have introduced their new FWD Mini-Z cars. The first Mini-Z Racer chassis with front wheel drive positions the motor behind the front axle in a front midship layout while a new circuit board with newly developed control program realises dramatically improved steering feel. A full set of twelve ball bearings makes for an efficient driveline of the MA-03F chassis and the cars are compatible with the optional gyro unit. The sets are rounded out by the newly developed Syncro KT-531P transmitter that provides a full range of setting adjustments as well as highly detailed display-standard Mazda Demio body shells.
Kyosho America have released first images of the forthcoming Inferno GT2 Race Spec 2018 Dodge Challenge SRT Demon 1/8th RTR GT kit. One of the most powerful full-scale American Muscle cars to date, Kyosho’s Challenger SRT Demon is based on Kyosho’s popular Inferno GT2 Race Spec chassis that features a KE25 big blog nitro engine, 2-speed gearbox, large volume shock absorbers and sturdy suspension components. The car comes factory-assembled, including a 2.4GHz radio system and it will hit stores in February 2018.
Kyosho have introduced an optional hard rear hub carrier set for the MP9 and GT3 series of cars. The hubs are moulded from a harder composite material than the standard parts for increased stability and less flex under load, something that can be beneficial and create increased traction when running on very high grip surfaces.
T-Works have introduced a range of aluminium centre drive shafts for the Kyosho ZX6.6 1/10th 4WD buggy. Available are 71.5mm, 79.5mm and 88mm variants all of which are made of high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium for a low weight and exceptional strength while the black surface coating reduces wear and improves looks. While being available separately, T-Works also offers two complete sets for the different drivetrain layouts possible with the ZX6.6 kit.
Kyosho Europe have announced the signing of Bryan and Oscar Baldo to their team. After a season with TLR and Horizon Hobby the two Spanish frontrunners have decided to change gear again and to go for Kyosho as their new home.
Coming from Kyosho and made for the the just announced TF7.7 touring car is the V2 aluminium main chassis. Machined from 2.0mm thick high-quality alloy and sporting additional cut-outs under the battery and electronics areas, the chassis will improve car response and traction in high to very high-bite conditions and it is available in red or black anodising. The main plate is a direct fit for the new TF7.7 and also usable with the older spec TF7 when used with the TFW175 upgrade package.
The latest evolution of Kyosho’s TF7 touring car is the TF7.7 that will hit stores soon. The kit features some subtle updates compared to the TF7 such as low-profile big bore shock absorbers, a centre stiffener for improved pitching rigidity, a 2-height motor mount that allows to mount the motor in a high and a low position, and also Active Rear Toe Control System compatible rear suspension holders. Also new are multi-functional front spool cups for pin or blade-equipped universal joints, as well as a rear diff gear with closing sleeve.